Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Fòram na Gàidhlig. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. Purpose

    1. The purpose of this forum. We are a Gaelic learner's community. We are here to help each other with the language, exchange news about what's happening in the Gaelic world and generally have some fun along the way. #
    2. Tr*nsl***** requests. If you are here looking for a tr*nsl*****, please be aware that most of us aren't fluent speakers of the language. So, any tr*nsl***** will run the risk of being inaccurate. We suggest you get a professional tr*nsl***r to do it. If this forum should start to be inundated with tr*nsl***** requests, we reserve the right to start deleting those posts. We don't say this to be unfriendly, but because other forums have been flooded with such requests in the past, thus being rendered dysfunctional and having to go off-line. #
  2. Off-Topic

    1. Stay on topic. Please try to stay on topic, and try to find the correct forum for posting new threads. We allow a certain amount of wandering off-topic though, since the primary purpose of this forum is to practice your language skills. #
    2. The Bilingual Section. Please make the effort to post everything in the Dà-chànanach / Bilingual section in Gaelic and in English, so you won't frustrate the beginners. #
  3. Politeness

    1. Read before you post. If you are new in the community, please keep reading the forums for a while to get a feel for the place. #
    2. Misunderstandings. Please compose your posts carefully. If you want to use irony, make sure people will understand what you mean. Irony is a two-edged sword. Use the preview function to check the results before submitting. #
    3. Be nice. We welcome all kinds of opinions as long as they are stated in a polite fashion. Posts that belittle or condemn other opinions or otherwise offer disrespect to the members and moderators of Fòram na Gàidhlig or persons or organisations outside Fòram na Gàidhlig will be deleted. Visitors who are repeatedly offensive will be asked to leave. #
    4. Watch your language. Please keep in mind that anyone may visit these pages regardless of age and as such we ask that you word your comments appropriately. Please also keep in mind that visitors to the site come from around the globe and misunderstandings can easily occur. Though this might seem obvious, please don't forget that we are posting to the www here - that's the World Wide Web. #
    5. Reacting to offensive posts. If any post at the forum should offend you, keep calm and think before you react. Notifying the moderators is a good strategy, retaliating with an angry post is not. Please also keep in mind that many people posting here are not only learners of Gaelic, but of English as well. #
  4. Netiquette

    1. Privacy. Please be careful about disclosing personal information. Do not post your email-address or phone number etc. by any means! If you know other members' real names or other personal details, don't disclose them without permission. Again, this is the World Wide Web. #
    2. Quoting. Do not post contents from other sites, especially pictures, but link to it. If you wish to quote somebody to make a point, please post only the section you are referring to. Additionally, you have to make it clear it is a quote and supply the source. We do not want our own copyright violated, so, please don't do it to others. #
    3. Spam. We have a no quarter given policy towards spammers. If the moderators or administrators happen upon anything they might consider spam, it will be deleted without comment. This includes signatures and user accounts as well as messages. If you feel you have been deleted in error, please feel free to contact the admins. #
  5. Getting Help

    1. Getting Help. If you need help with posting, please refer to the FAQ Page and the phpBB Userguide or check the FAQ Forum. #