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    Welcome to MarineBio’s Plankton Forums (v. 2.0)! These forums are here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss all aspects of ocean life, marine science and conservation with your fellow forum members.

    Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take the time to read through the following guidelines before posting:

    Self-Promotion is Spam
    All posts are read by our administration and moderation team. If we catch questionable content, it will immediately be edited or removed for further investigation. Any post that is considered advertising for one’s self-interests fits under this subject.

    While you are allowed to promote your website(s) in your Profile, you are not permitted to post links to sites you run or are in any way affiliated with in your posts unless they agree with the Mission of these forums or are directly related to the topic at hand. Put simply, posts meant to only drive traffic to sites will be considered spam. In addition, users are not permitted to post any kind of affiliate program link with referrer IDs. Repeat violators who post promotional content will be permanently banned.

    Language & Trolling
    Our community is family-friendly. There are young users and language should be kept within a PG-13 level. Vulgar language is not allowed. This constitutes the use of any kind of offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate material deemed unsafe for younger members. Inappropriate language will potentially be removed and users will be warned.

    Do not post provocative, outrageous, or pointless messages only to get a response from others, i.e. “trolling.” Repeat violators will be permanently banned.

    Lastly, if it is abundantly clear that a user has no intention of positively contributing to marine life, science/education or conservation discussions, combined with an abrasive, combative attitude, they will be banned. This especially pertains to the politics and climate change denial. Users must demonstrate an interest in contributing to ocean-related discussions, as this is MarineBio after all. In other words, users who wish to do nothing but argue politics or other non-ocean issues are not welcome as they do nothing to contribute to the site and are not worth the trouble and headaches.

    Personal Attacks
    In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated. While discussions may become heated, it is not an excuse to result to attacks or insults. There is a difference between a passionate, respectful discussion and one that delves into personal matters. Think of it as debating issues, not individuals. When the line is crossed, the discussion may be closed by the moderation team. Violators will be warned and potentially banned.

    Moderators & Administrators Have the Final Word
    If you have a problem or a complaint, direct it to the administrators and/or moderators, not to the boards.The appropriate actions will be taken. We reserve the right to ban flagrant offenders when deemed necessary, with or without prior warning.

    Cross-Posting
    If you have something to post and you’re not sure which board it belongs in, do not post it in more than one board. If the administrators or moderators think it would fit better in another location, it will be moved there. Duplicate threads only serve to create confusion.

    Signature Rules
    A typical signature contains the poster’s name, e-mail address, website, and a favorite quote or saying. Excessive font size are not allowed. Anyone abusing this privilege will be warned and then have their signature removed until they acknowledge this guideline.

    Multiple Accounts Per Individual Are Not Permitted
    If you forget your password, use the password reset link, in which case you will be able to reset your password, given that you have access to the e-mail associated with your account. If you are still unable to login, contact the administrator.

    Again, please follow the above guidelines when posting on our forums. If you have any questions, please contact us. And above all, remember to have fun!


     

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    Be sure to read our FAQs at https://deepwildblue.com/frequently-asked-questions/ as well. 🙂


     

    Admin (Keymaster)

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    The MarineBio Conservation Society: marinebio.org
    The Plankton Forums: deepwildblue.com
    Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/marinebio
    Instagram: marinebio.conservation.society
    Twitter: @MBSociety


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    Visit the MarineBio Conservation Society and help spread the wonders of the ocean to inspire conservation, education, research and a sea ethic.
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