Community Guidelines, must read !!!

New members please make this your first stop before introducing yourself to our community, for your benefit and ours this is a must read section for "all members before posting in our community"

Community Guidelines, must read !!!

Postby MacStill » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:05 pm

It is the members responsibility to ensure they are familiar with the rules of posting on, if you dont agree with these rules dont post.

1. Treat other members with the respect they deserve. This should go without saying, but treat others like you would like to be treated !

2. Personal attacks (Flaming, Name Calling) on others will not be tolerated. We take politeness very seriously. You are welcome to challenge others points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully.

2a. Insulting and flaming or personal attacks against the forum and/or it's volunteering staff will be not tolerated, Any abuse towards our staff and/or management will result in immediate suspension of your account without hesitation or warnings.

2b. Drama is not allowed on the forum. People creating drama on the forum will be banned. This is an adults forum and we very rarely have problems. However, this forum certainly isn't immune to them (nor is any other forum). If someone gets banned, do not start threads on the forum in honor of the person/people that were banned. Threads like that will be removed, and the person responsible for starting the thread will be banned. Even if your intentions are good, threads of this type only drag out the drama, and that's not an option here.

2c Politics , religion & racism are strictly forbidden..... no matter what's right or wrong..... It is of no interest or benefit to this forum. Any post found to have relation about terrorism, religion and politics of that nature or contain racist rants will be removed without notice and user Account deactivated.

3. A troll is is a person who enters an established community such as an online discussion forum and intentionally tries to cause disruption, often in the form of posting messages that are inflammatory, insulting, or off-topic, with the intent of provoking a reaction from others. Trolls will be banned immediately.

4. Do not publicly post or otherwise share PMs with other users unless you have the expressed permission of the sender to do so. Private Messages are intended to be just that - private.

5. Opinions, advice and all other information expressed by participants in discussions are those of the author. You rely on such information at your own risk.

6. Commercial advertising.

Commercial advertising is exclusively reserved for 5 Star Distilling

Any post deemed advertising for "others" will be removed, as will repeat offenders, the forum admin, moderators & staff reserve the right to remove any such breech at their discretion without notice.

We do not allow linkage to stills on ebay or any other HBS.... PERIOD!

7. Private Sales & the For sale section.

The for sale section is for active members of the forums only, if you're not actively contributing to our forum and place an add your add will be removed.

Do not PM members offering goods for sale, if you are genuine you will offer goods through the classifieds section for all members, PMing members offering goods is considered spamming, if you are reported to be doing this you will be removed from the forum without notice.... as with any other spammer found here.

Only items for sale of a non commercial interest are allowed here, this is for private sales of personal items only!

The use of this "for sale" forum by people with a commercial interest for selling items is not allowed, those with commercial interests who try to advertise on will have read only privileges.

Deliberate breach of these rules will result in termination of membership without explanation, it is up to the seller to know and understand these rules before advertising on forums.

The Admin/mod team reserve the right to decide if posts in this section are not deemed as "private sales"

All advertising on must have prices, a picture of the actual item and a rough location (eg. FNQ, NSW, TAS etc.) posted.

8. Legality of home distilling

Home distilling in Australia is currently illegal without a license. As such we endeavor to promote the responsible way to distill spirits at home for personal consumption. Therefore we do not condone selling or bartering spirits. We also do not condone any other illegal activity that members may partake in. If anyone member is found to be selling spirit or posting about other illegal activities there account will be terminated.

If we want this hobby to become legal in the future it needs to be done responsibly and safely.

Note: These Guidelines are subject to change as we see fit.
Last edited by The Stig on Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
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