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Forum Guidelines

Your forum account

In order to participate on the forum, you require a bidorbuy account with a valid email address and mobile phone number for verification purposes.

Privacy and Content

bidorbuy is run from South Africa and we follow South Africa's strict privacy regulations. You can request information about the data stored about you and we will delete your account and all your personal data (like email address, stored IP address, optional personal data on your profile page) on request. Our full privacy policy is available here: bidorbuy privacy statement.

Postings & Legibility

  1. Choose the right section or forum for your posts. Cross posts are not permitted.
  2. Pick useful post titles, which let the users know what the post is about and which make the post easy to find later. Something like “Need help” is not a useful title.
  3. Avoid personal information about yourself or others in your postings.
    This includes the way you address other users in discussions. Use the quote and mention function so usernames are displayed dynamically. This allows users to change their names later and any mentions will change automatically.
  4. When quoting others, please only quote the part which you reply to. Don’t repeat full posts. If you make the first reply to another post, you usually don’t need to use the quote function at all. Avoid SCREAMING or other kinds of emphasis like “!!!!!”
  5. Self-advertising: You might occasionally post links to your own websites, products and services, as long as they fit the section or discussed topic and one can assume that these links are in the interest of the people reading these posts. If you post links as pure advertising or for SEO purposes (we have outgoing links set to no-follow anyway), we will ban your account. It is also strictly prohibited that you register under a fake account just to praise yourself, your products or your services.
  6. Limitation of liability: You agree to indemnify bidorbuy against any and/or all claims, damages, actions and liabilities including without limitation, your loss of profits, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the transactions on the website.
  7. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this website. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.

Browser plugins and settings

Users agree to use our site “as is”. We do not allow browser plugins (like ad blockers or JavaScript blockers) which alter the code which is generated on our servers. We reserve the right to detect such plugins and refuse to deliver pages to such users or deactivate their accounts.

Legal issues

  1. Our full terms and conditions are available here: bidorbuy terms & conditions
  2. We might also delete links to suspicious websites or links which can be considered spam.
  3. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this website to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.
  4. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this website.
  5. bidorbuy does not necessarily endorse, encourage or agree with comments, opinions, or statements posted on forums, blogs or otherwise contained in the Website. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those who post the statements and do notnecessarily represent the views of bidorbuy.

Trolls / Provoking posts / off-topic discussions / Administrator actions

  1. Don’t insult others just because you don’t like them or don’t agree with them.
  2. You can report posts which you think have insulted or discriminated you in any way. This is usually the better solution than to engage in any public “battles”
  3. When certain users continue to provoke others, an administrator will first warn the user. When the user ignores this warning, administrators can and will act on any future violations of our community guidelines without any further warnings. Actions can include editing posts, deleting posts, closings topics, blocking users for a “cool-down period” or even banning them from the community altogether.
  4. Freedom of Speech: bidorbuy is run as open an fair as possible. If your posts don’t violate any rules of these guidelines, and if they are factual and fit the topic of this community, you are free to express them here. We do not censor out certain opinions – not even if they are in opposition with the opinion of the site’s owner.
    But keep in mind: bidorbuy is still a privately run web service. Like any other private social media site: we cannot guarantee any services and you cannot force us to publish your content or keep your published content online. We need to reserve the right to revoke your ability to post content on this site at any time. And we might also delete posts or close sections of our sites down, making content you have posted inaccessible.
  5. Administrator actions are final and not open for debate. So for example: when a forum topic is closed, it is not allowed to start a new topic discussing why the original topic was closed.
  6. Avoid off-topic discussions when the original questions of the topic has not yet been fully answered. Instead, start a new topic yourself and quote from the original topic.

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