MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Important Notice.
At the end of the day our advice is not medical and you should always consult your local Pharmacy/Doctor/Health Nurse.

MiniMins.com content is suitable for mature audience aged 17 and above. Children under this age are not permitted to post on our forums.

We would advise you to contact your local family doctor before making any changes to your diet and lifestyle.


The terms of this agreement may be revised as necessary and it will be your responsibility to refer to this agreement periodically to remain informed. Usage of this site and message board will confirm your acceptance of these terms.

Although the administrators and moderators of MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

Registration to this forum is free. Therefore we must insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you would like to cancel this registration click here to return to the forum index of MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum.
  1. The usage of MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum is a privilege not a right.
  2. MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum is a free service thus we reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, in its sole discretion and without notice
  3. MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum users shall not solicit email addresses/personal addresses/details from other members to "share" information, you may post this information on the forum or in Private Message as long as this information is in accordance with our rules.
  4. MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum users shall not solicit our members to join other weight loss forums. This is considered "competitive" behaviour which deteriorates our purpose.
  5. Trolling/Flaming is not allowed on this forum. If you cannot say something nice do not say anything at all. This means you agree not to flame, taunt, insult, harass or disrespect any user of this forum.
  6. Threads that bring MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum into disrepute, violate any laws, are vulgar, obscene, hateful, racist, threatening, sexually orientated will be removed without question or debate. Any user who wishes to discuss the issue should contact a member of Administration(Super Moderator/Administrator) using the Private Message facility.
  7. "Goodbye" and "Come back" type threads are not welcome on MiniMins, if somebody wishes to leave the fourm they may do so and as such they will be welcome back at any time onto MiniMins.
  8. Multiple user accounts on MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum will not be tolerated. We may close them at our discretion.
  9. We reserve the right to disable posting abilities of any member that violates any of the terms of membership, without warning or notice.
  10. MiniMins has a zero tolerance policy toward spam.
  11. MiniMins does not delete accounts or posts.
  12. MiniMins retains the right to keep the original post if such post is edited 20 minutes after the original creation of such post. The original post material or subsequent revisions will be used in any disputes.
  13. Abuse of the edit post facility will result in instant termination of your access to MiniMins.com
  14. NO SHOUTING - Typing in all capital letters is considered shouting and is thus deemed to be rude behavior.
  15. No TXT speak - There is no need to use this when you are sitting in front of a keyboard. It is also extremely difficult to read when you are not used to it.
  16. No Cryptic posts to try and "Skirt" MiniMins rules.
  17. Please do not complain about the rules or talk about any of the decisions made by the Administrators or Moderators as you will lose your posting privileges (temporarily or permanently). Our Moderators and Administrators spend a lot of time making sure this forum is safe, friendly and supportive. The rules have evolved over a number of years from our experience with thousands of members. Do not argue with the Administration or Moderation as this is likely to only lead to us removing you from the forum. If you have any issues you should first write to a Moderator or an Administrator.
  18. Use good judgement. NEVER rely on information or opinions exchanged via the forums or chat rooms to replace necessary, personal consultation(s) with qualified health or medical professionals to meet your individual health or medical needs. Remember that what's right or has worked for one person may not be what's right for you.
  19. Welcome new members. When newcomers arrive, say "hi" and welcome them. Help new folks "learn the ropes" about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved. You will also find a lot of help using the forums themselves.
  20. No posts of an overtly political or religious nature OR posts promoting advocacy of particular personal, medical, legal, religious, political, or non-profit causes. The forums are intended for offering mutual personal support. Debating controversial subjects should be taken elsewhere. Limited religious references are allowed (ie. "my prayers are with you" or a brief quote as part of a larger post), but the forums should not be used to convert others.
  21. Absolutely no canvasing for members for Facebook Groups or any other groups on the internet.
Privileges

MiniMins reserve the right to disable albums, signature space and avatars if they are used to incite hatred, violence or anything we at MiniMins deems inappropriate material for a family weight loss support site.

Rules Relating to Selling of Diet/Food Products
  • We do not allow any diet/food products to be sold over MiniMins or advertised on MiniMins via Ebay, etc., etc.
  • Encouraging people to PM you to buy diet/food products or soliciting members via PM to buy diet/food products is prohibited.
  • Diet/Food product freebies will also fall under these rules, including swapping diet products.

Breakages of these 2 rules may result in an instant ban.

*PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING*

You are responsible for any personal information that you include as part of any posting anywhere on MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum and you alone are responsible for material that you post.

Anything said on MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum can be found through the usage of services that cache/store/index material for purposes of searching such as a search engine.

Your email address is private on this forum, once you give it to somebody else, this is then beyond our control. If you use the feature of emailing a member, the user sending the email does NOT know the recipient email address. However when you send an email you are giving that user your email address.

Private Messaging works within the confines of the forum. You will get a notification email, please do NOT respond to this email as it will not get to the original sender. You must log in to the forum to respond to a private message.

If you are being harassed by a member by private message or email you must report it with the name of the user and forward all material relating to the incident to a member of Administration(Super Moderator / Administrator). So that we can take action on your behalf. Please do not delete the private messages or emails as this is your evidence to prove your complaint is valid.

MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum rules are intended to protect our users to the best of our ability. We will endeavour to make MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum a safe and comfortable environment for all our members. We subscribe to all applicable international laws and will not hesitate to turn any illegal posting or behaviour to the appropriate authorities.

Be aware MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum will never ask you for your password or email address.

MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum will not redistribute email addresses for any purpose.

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MiniMins.com does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted by users in Discussion Forums or elsewhere in the Service. Any information or material placed online by users, including advice and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of MiniMins.com.

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MiniMins.com reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional terms and conditions that apply to specific parts of the Service. Such additional terms and conditions will be posted in the relevant parts of the Service, and will be clearly identified. Your use of the Service constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional terms and conditions.

MiniMins.com has the right to terminate your ability to access the site and its service, for any reason, without notice.

MiniMins.com tries to accommodate all diets, it reserves the right to ban any diet that spams MiniMins.com

Please leave the Site and its Service now if you don't agree to the terms contained in this Agreement.

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