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Old 01-08-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Guidelines: Please review this thread before posting in this forum

These are the guidelines and what we will do to keep the forum neat, please try your best to comply with them.

1. Threads in which the topic is not on arowana will be deleted. Chat threads will also be deleted. Any threads that consists of 30% of idle chat will be considered as chat threads regardless of the thread title. The forum mod will hv to gauge this 30%. It is very tedious to single remove individual idle chat postings. Mods will hv the perogative to consider this option but I dun expect them to tie themselves down to doing this tedious work. We do allow some idle chat but not pages and pages of them. If u want to do that, please do it at Chat Forum.

2. Pls dun start a thread on where to buy/find or to look for certain services from LFS/farms/ other hobblysts. If u want to buy/sell or looking for certain services, then post at buy/sell. If u want to know the current price of aros, pls post there too. The aro lfs are always the same few.

3. Please dun use this forum to "update" ur fish that u r posting to sell. Keep this forum relevant and dun use this for indirect advertising. Any offers to buy or sell, pls use the pm function.

4. Please dun start a thread coercing members to go to another website/lfs or to have every of your posts indicating same. We do appreciate sharing but if this "sharing" is on every one of your post, we consider them spam. Pls do not spam others pm to ask them to go elsewhere too. We take this as a hostile act against us and will put you under moderation mode.

5. For updates/pics of your aros, please post at the Arowana Showcase Section.

These are what you can do to make this forum more informative and trim.

Before you start a thread or post anything, ask yourself these questions

1. Is this the correct forum to start this thread ? meaning it is not a cichlid, a guppy, a betta or any species other than arowanas.This section is dedicated solely for arowanas only.

2. Has this topic/question been posted before ? Especially if it's been posted recently ? Some of our members have been here for so long and keep seeing the same questions being asked. It's just so repetitive that you will not get any response to your topic. A readup on what's been posted before will be more fruitful.

3. Is there an existing thread on the same topic ? If there is, please post at an existing thread instead of starting a new thread.

4. If you have a question, give more information like what you have done and what your observations are. This will help other members to help you better. A question like " why my aro don't eat " is much too vague and it could have a thousand reasons from being sick to stress to new environment.

5. If you have an opinion or a comment to pass , make sure they are not hurtful and state your reasons. There is no remedy if you post " your aro looks like shit, no offence ". Surely there is better tact in putting these comments across.

6. If you want to post something that is directed to only a single individual, please use the PM function. Keep those " you have pm " posts out. These are superfluous.
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Old 16-09-2005, 12:39 PM   #2
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Default Guidelines governing usage of Gallery

There's been so many infringements on our Gallery Guidelines that I think some may not be aware that there are actually some guidelines when you upload pics on to our gallery. Click the gallery and browse thru it. What do you actually make of a gallery in an aquatic website that have pictures of handphones, electrical appliances, bicycles, your holiday pics, cameras, even tarantulas and many other illegal pets and pornography. There are a host of websites that offers free loading of pics like yahoo, imageshack, photobucket etc. You need only to google to get these webbies. AF has limited server space, so please do your part. From the start, we have been very easy with posting and uploading privileges accorded to members and trust that our members here will not abuse it. I am posting these gallery guidelines here so that no one can have any more excuse that they do not know. Offenders will have their rep points deducted and recalcitrant offenders will have their gallery privileges removed. So please adhere to the guidelines.

Please upload your pics appropriately in their respective galleries as stated.

Category Types of pictures allowed

Arowana Gallery - pics showing Arowanas Only
Misc Aquatic Gallery - pics showing all other varieties of fishes
Tanks & Equipment Gallery - pics showing tanks and aquatic-related items
Arowana Diseases Gallery - showing arowana diseases, illness or operations
Arowana Food Gallery - showing arowana food
Submission for showcase - Pics of Arowanas participating in the current monthly showcase Only

What is not allowed?

1. Non-aquatic pics are strictly not allowed. They will be removed accordingly.(personal pics, cars, dogs, cats, snakes, hamsters, comic books, Non-aquatic travel pics, reptiles etc)
2. Galleries that has one or more pictures that did not follow the guidelines will be removed (remove these and you can put the gallery to public again)
3. If the animal is deemed to be illegal (all kinds of tortoise/turtle except for the red ear slider. Reptiles, salamanders ,frogs etc that are not allowed by AVA will be removed.
4. Images that was partially uploaded/incomplete/offensive/not suitable for children will be removed.
5. Complaints from other members that gallery is not suitable to be posted publicly will also be removed.
6. Porno pics will be deleted and gallery rights removed immediately.

Where should i put my pics?

1. Please see "Category Types of pictures allowed" above
2. Arowana Gallery: The folder thumbnail should show pictures of Arowana(s) or it will be moved to the Misc Aquatic Gallery
3. Gathering of Aquatic hobbyists pics - should be placed in the Misc Gallery
4. Farms and LFS Visits pics
i. Arowana-related - In Arowana Gallery
ii. Others - In Misc Gallery
5. Aquatic articles / diagrams should be posted in the Misc or Tank Setup gallery.
6. For types not mentioned here, it will be at the discretion of the gallery mod.

Guidelines / Rules

1. Gallery moderators have the right to move/hide/remove members' galleries that do not adhere to any of the guidelines stated above. Offenders will be issued a warning & rep points deducted.
2. Repeat offenders will have their gallery access restricted.
3. Periodic checks will be made by gallery mods to check 'old' galleries to ensure guidelines are followed and can be removed if found to be abused.
4. Periodic checks will be made by administrators to check 'private' galleries to ensure guidelines are followed and can be removed if found to be abused.
5. Thumbnails should reflect the 'theme' of the gallery and the section.
6. It will be at the discretion of the gallery moderator to take action on any gallery infringements, even if it is not explicitly stated here.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:02 PM   #3
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Default Sanctioned Activities for arowana related entities

http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=380527

All activities pertaining to arowanas and it's keeping, eg courses, group buys, auctions, harvesting, farm visits, will henceforth have to be organised under the AFC umbrella. Private individual organised events will not be sanctioned by AF. It undermines the work put in by the club and it creates a conflict of interest between participating farms in AFC and non-participating farms. We will only conduct visits to AFC member farms and only open to AFC members.

If your thread got deleted, that means it has NOT BEEN DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY AF MANAGEMENT. Starting another again and again is pure recalcitrant behaviour. With the formation of AFC, all arowana related activities will be organised by one entity and not as and when each of you like. It undermines the efforts of the club and brings everything back to square one with everyone doing their own things.

I can accept people not joining the club, but to run a alternative event on your own, on this same very platform, is NO GO. Especially if you do not have the basic courtesy to even ask us for permission

Trips to all member farms will be arranged in due course.
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At least you came out and cleared the air. Previously my thread was deleted without any notice. I pmed atom and he also dunno why it was deleted, and so I posted again... Sorry for the misunderstanding. Didnt' know that it has caused some unhappy feelings amongst the AFC people. My apologies once again.

But still does it warrant a zapping of my rep from 224 to 100????

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At least you came out and cleared the air. Previously my thread was deleted without any notice. I pmed atom and he also dunno why it was deleted, and so I posted again... Sorry for the misunderstanding. Didnt' know that it has caused some unhappy feelings amongst the AFC people. My apologies once again.

But still does it warrant a zapping of my rep from 224 to 100????

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I shouldn't even be explaining. It is already there. You simply didn't read.

And, No it doesn't warrant zapping to 100. I am sorry. It was my mistake. My apologies. It should be zero.
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You have a strange sense of humour but nonetheless, funny

Hope AFC enjoys the same success as this website, which has been around since I joined the aro keeping fratenity.

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Does it include disallowing posting pictures taken at non participating farms?
 
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http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=380527

All activities pertaining to arowanas and it's keeping, eg courses, group buys, auctions, harvesting, farm visits, will henceforth have to be organised under the AFC umbrella. Private individual organised events will not be sanctioned by AF. It undermines the work put in by the club and it creates a conflict of interest between participating farms in AFC and non-participating farms. We will only conduct visits to AFC member farms and only open to AFC members.
I guess you meant "sanctioned " right?


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Does it include disallowing posting pictures taken at non participating farms?

And what about oversea's farm visit arrangement and photos taken by fellow hobbyist or non AFC members?

Maybe should consider giving some window period for such events to materialise ...

Just my suggestion.

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Old 05-08-2009, 09:29 AM   #9
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Sorry , te more i read te more confuse i get . Look like die die must be a AFC member to be save. I better reconsider .
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Does it include disallowing posting pictures taken at non participating farms?
Pics are no problem. It can be from anywhere but activities will be organised by AFC.

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I guess you meant "sanctioned " right?


And what about oversea's farm visit arrangement and photos taken by fellow hobbyist or non AFC members?

Maybe should consider giving some window period for such events to materialise ...

Just my suggestion.
I meant not sanctioned, meaning we won't support non-paticipating farm visits. Again pics are not a problem, overseas or local.
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