The Q Joint Forum’s Regulations and Rules

The Q Joint reserves the right to restrict posting privileges to anyone for any reason. The rules may be modified at any time without notice. It is the responsibility of all members to review these rules from time to time for amendments.

All decisions made by the moderators or administration of The Q Joint Forum are final and not open for public discussion.

All posts made to The Q Joint Forum become the property of the forum owner and will not be removed unless the forum owner so decides.

Copyright Statement: It is unlawful to use copyrighted material without the express permission from the owner of material. The Q Joint requests that if posting copyrighted material you provide credit for such material to the proper owner and / or site. Do not claim other persons work as your own. The Q Joint may remove copyrighted material, without notice.

Plagiarism as defined is "The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own." will not be tolerated and such posts will be deleted without notice. Please give credit where it is due.

The Q Joint Forum is open to all persons without regard to race, religion, sex, or personal beliefs. Open negative discussions of these topics are not allowed in any manner.

This is not a religious or political forum and any posts that contain this type of material WILL be deleted without notice.

The Q Joint does not recommend that any user post or disclose their personal information on these boards which includes, but not limited to, personal address, phone numbers, or other vital personal information. At the discrection of the Administration such items will be edited out. We can not accept liability if such items are placed in the public boards and is not promptly edited. We strongly suggest that personal email systems be used to exchange such information.

The Q Joint has a forum named Links. This forum is to be used for links to other BBQ sites of related interest. Links to other forums are permitted also. Any abuse of the Link forum can result in immediate expulsion from the forum.

Keep Links to other forums in the Links forum and NOT in the signature lines. Only approved links in signatures will be allowed.
And, as with everything else in the forums, the administration reserves the right to allow or remove any links at their sole discretion.

URL's or other types of redirection in pictures, videos, or posts MUST be approved by the Administration of The Q Joint prior to posting. These items may be edited or removed at the discretion of the Administration. In such cases, the staff will make effort to contact users to inform them of the reason why.

Signature pictures are limited to 200 x 150 pixels and 6000 bytes in size.

The Do’s and Don’ts of The Q Joint Forum

  • Post often and on topic
  • Keep a light and happy attitude. Leave your bad day somewhere else.
  • Show your pictures and recipes for all to try
  • Always be willing to help those new to the Q
  • Be family oriented in your posts
  • SPAM or advertising of any type is strictly forbidden and will be immediately deleted or dealt with at the moderators’ discretion.
  • The use of The Q Joints mail or PM system for advertising or SPAM is NOT allowed. Anyone who abuses these systems will be banned.
  • Posting any type of illegal or ****ographic material is strictly forbidden and will be immediately deleted and user banned.
  • Personal attacks toward another member are not allowed.
  • Inappropriate comments towards other users or their families are not allowed and may be edited or deleted.
  • Posting of links to inappropriate web pages is not allowed, whether in the forum or PM, without the express consent of the owner of The Q Joint Forum.
  • Animated GIF's in signatures are not allowed without express permission of the owner.
The Q Joint rules boiled down and set on the table

If you can’t say it on TV.… don’t say it here. If you don’t play well with others, don’t expect others to play well with you.

Mild adult language is acceptable. The use of strong explicit language is not allowed. Just because you may use the word(s) doesn’t mean that it is acceptable … keep the language reasonably clean.

Moderation is going to happen. If it happens to you, learn from it and move on. Don’t make a big issue of it. Remember all decisions of the moderators are final.

The Q Joint is meant to be a place of fun and learning to make better Q. Help others when they need help. Post your experiences – good or bad – so others can learn from your examples.

So called “gray” areas are dealt with on an individual basis. If those particular subjects don’t directly affect you, stay out of it.

Keep the forum clean and nice so everything goes smooth for everyone.

From the administration and staff of The Q Joint Forums we welcome you and are looking forward to some back yard Q talk with you.

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