Règles d'utilisation du forum

By participating on Motherforlife.com's message boards, you confirm having read and agreed to the guidelines below. Members not respecting these guidelines are susceptible to be banned from participating in our community.

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Online Etiquette

Board members must treat other members, moderators and administrators with respect. Comments that are judged disrespectful and irritating will not be tolerated. As such, comments that are potentially false or could harm another's reputation are prohibited.

It is important to be able to differentiate between a personal attack and/or judgment, and a simple statement of opinion. Members are allowed to refute your arguments with respect and in a peaceful manner and by exposing their own arguments to express their opinion, and this does not automatically mean the person is attacking you. Please refer to the moderators in doubt. A rule of thumb to follow is that you may express your disagreement of an idea without attacking the idea or the person itself. Please remember it is all too easy for the tone and meaning of electronic messages to be misinterpreted so please think carefully before posting and always remain courteous.

Screen Names

You may not register under more than one screen name. Those who are found to have more than one screen name in operation on the boards at the same time will be banned from using the site.

Avoid Repeats

Please do not post the same message more than once on multiple boards. This includes postings on multiple boards asking other users to vote in online contests or baby name polls.

Also, before creating a new subject, make sure the question you want to ask has not already been answered on our boards by using the "search" feature located at the top right of our page.

Please note that our moderators may move your message if it is located in the wrong section.

Maximum 1 "UP" by Subject

We allow only 1 "UP" by subject, a minimum of 48 hours after the last published message on that post.

Sharing a website with our members

If you wish to share a website link with our members, please introduce the website you want to share with them prior to posting the link. Be advised that moderators will edit any link without introduction and/or any links to our competitors.

Language and Images

Please don't post anything obscene, vulgar, illegal (including viruses), harmful, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, or invasive of someone else's privacy. We won't tolerate hateful communications - especially those targeting race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, weight, or disability.

Do Not Abuse Capital Letters

Please remember that using only capital letters on a message board is considered "shouting", and tends to make other members uncomfortable, and is difficult to read.

Respect Copyrights

Please don't post anything you don't have the right to publish or violate any copyright or other proprietary rights in your posts. That includes excerpting published articles, books, poetry and magazines without the author's permission. The moderators will delete posts that contain any such violations. It is your responsibility to check the copyright status of any such material before posting on the boards.

No Advertising or Solicitation

Don't use any community areas to solicit for goods, services, or money, or to advertise or sell products or services to others.

That being said, we have a reserved section on our message boards that allows moms to sell their maternity or youth second-hand items. Please refer to the rules in that section.

Note: No advertising is allowed in your signature.

Banners and Tickers

We do not allow members to use banners/tickers provided by another pregnancy, baby or parenting site. Our website will offer it's own banners in the near future.

Please limit the size of your banners to a maximum of 250X250 pixels or 180X150.

Your banner should not overwhelm the messages by its colors, movement or with moving images. The moderators may remove all banners not respecting the requirements.

Private Messages

All our rules also apply to our private messages feature. If you are victim of harassment or are receiving undesired advertisements through private messages, please contact our moderators.

Moderators

A team of moderators is in place on our boards to preserve a user-friendly environment and to make sure the rules are followed. Moderators act for the well being of our site and all it's members and should be treated with respect.

The procedure followed by our moderators is such:

  1. First warning by private message.
  2. Second warning by private message along with a temporary ban.
  3. Third warning by email along with a permanent ban.

Moderators can alter procedures as they see fit and with the approval of administrators. Moderators are open to discussion as long as it's done through private messages, with respect and in a peaceful manner.

Any member publically discussing their warning on our boards or insulting our moderators will be automatically banned permanently.

Privacy

Never provide your password, telephone numbers, or home address to anyone online. If you post your e-mail address on the site, you've made it public and given other members tacit permission to contact you.

Never divulge private information about another member online. That includes the member's real name, e-mail address, and any other personal information that the member has not made public. Any member not respecting other members' right to privacy will be banned immediately.

By posting a message or participating in other community areas on the site, you grant MotherForLife the right to modify and publish that information on the site and in other media. You also agree to receive promotional material from MotherForLife if you have checked the appropriate box during your registration.

Il est à noter que le site et le forum Mamanpourlavie.com sont des endroits publics et indexés via la recherche électronique Google. Si vous ne souhaitez pas rendre vos images publiques, assurez vous d'utiliser les albums photos qui se trouvent dans votre profil privé et d'éviter de les publier sur le forum.

Responsibilities and Rights

Motherforlife.com is not responsible for the information published on our message boards. We are not responsible for the accuracy or content of any posts and are not liable for any damage or loss that may result from your reliance on what other members have said.

We are also not responsible if you follow legal and/or medical advice given to you by another member and we encourage you to get a second opinion from professionals.

You acknowledge that all MotherForLife communications are public and not private communications. You grant MotherForLife the right to modify and publish, both on our site and in other media, any information you post in our community areas.

Administrators and Moderators have the right to delete any post and terminate any account (that is, ban a member) with or without notice, at any time and for any reason. You also acknowledge that we have no obligation to delete content that you find personally objectionable or offensive.

If you need our help to navigate our message boards or have a complaint, please contact us by email: forumadmin@mamanpourlavie.com.