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Forum Rules

Old 07-19-2011, 01:46 PM
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The Airline Pilot Central Forum’s membership base is a diverse community of pilots and individuals in the airline community.

By opening an account on the Airline Pilot Central Forums, you have agreed to abide by our site Rules and the Terms of Use. These rules can and do change, so be sure to keep yourself up-to-date on the rules.

Remember: Ignorance of the rules excuses no one from the consequences of breaking them!

General Conduct
  • Keep it professional.
    • Remember your manners when communicating with others.
  • Harassment of any kind is not acceptable.
    • Do not shame, degrade, insult, bully, or otherwise call out others.
  • Do not post objectively false information of any kind (Moderators are the final adjudicators).
  • Respect the privacy of others at all times.
    • We do our best to respect privacy of our members, and so should you.
    • Never post confidential information (ie DOX) about otherwise anonymous persons such as real names, nick names, call signs, initials, scab lists, familial identifiers, addresses, emails, phone numbers, identifying images, etc, without express written consent of the involved party.
      • Names of publicly known figures (such as elected union officials, someone who is the subject of major media coverage, members who post their own personal information, or social media influencers, etc.) are acceptable. However, do not post any other personal information about these individuals without their permission unless it is common public knowledge.
    • Communications, such as private messages or moderator messages, are not to be re-posted without explicit permission of all involved parties.
  • Any post that in the opinion of the site Administrators and Moderators poses a risk to the security of the site or members will be removed without notice.
  • Forum users are allowed one user account per person.

Posting Behavior
  • Remember that this is a public a forum, which means by posting you agree to let anyone post their thoughts and opinions to the topic.
Note: the media, employers, potential employers, government, lawyers, family, friends and enemies are viewing and/or responding to the many threads and posts. Please be mindful of your audience when posting.
  • Respect your fellow members. Period. No personal attacks, name calling, hate speech, etc.
  • Some controversial topics can and should happen, but some topics aren't meant for the forums. These topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Partisan Politics – As a heavily regulated industry, there is no prohibition to discussing the FAA, FAA rule-making, FAA re-authorization, Congressional proceedings regarding the industry or what a particular government leader or representative is doing to/for aviation. Partisan political discussions of any kind are not permitted.
    • Jumpseat (JS) – Interline reciprocal status and relevant phone numbers to list are permissible. JS procedures that relate to access (terminal or cockpit) are absolutely forbidden, as is anything listed in the FOM/SOP as SSI.
    • Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) – General discussion to the application process and administrative issues related to training are allowed; however, the content of training and anything related to operational procedures, to include naming of names, schedules, is prohibited.
    • Federal Air Marshal (FAM) – Discussion of the FAM program is prohibited, including the size, scope or funding of the program.
    • Known Crew Member (KCM) – Discussion of KCM or any TSA operational details are prohibited.
    • Crew Security – Do not identify specific crew hotels.
    • Religion – The Airline Pilot Central Forums are not the place for religious conversations of any kind. This includes abortion.
    • Extremism – Do not advocate extremism of any stripe.
    • SCAB - So as not to dilute it's meaning, this term should only be used when discussing events where an MEC established picket line was crossed.
    • Wildcat Labor Actions – Do not advocate, suggest, promote, or otherwise encourage unauthorized labor actions (strike, slowdown, work-to-rules, etc). Posts of this nature have been used in court against unions by management.
  • Sarcasm is ok. Trolling is not. Not all sarcasm is trolling but some trolling is sarcastic.
  • Stay on topic as best you can, and don't hijack a topic - just start a new thread. Topics do tend to ebb and flow, but if the topic gets too far away from the primary point, start a new thread!
  • The Airline Pilot Central forums are not the place for mature and/or vulgar topics or language (PG-13 is the limit).
  • Excessive usage of images in forum posts is generally frowned upon.
  • Linked third-party content which violate the site rules or Terms and Conditions are not permitted.
  • Spamming, solicitation, advertising, and promotion of any kind are not allowed in the forums. Click here to advertise your job, product, or other offerings: Advertising Program
  • Surveys for aviation related research, demographic research, and opinion polls are permitted, but must be reviewed by a moderator before being posted in the Hangar Talk forum.

Consequences and Recourse

We hope that everyone will read the rules and follow them, but mistakes do happen. Depending on which rules you break, one or more of the following may happen:
  • Receive a non-punitive Reminder to inform you of the violation.
  • Receive an Infraction (multiple infractions will lead to being temporarily and then permanently banned).
  • Suspension from the ability to post in the forums.
  • Removal of any offending content, such as avatar images, forum posts, comments, etc.
  • Suspension of your membership altogether.

This can occur without a warning and will include all your past and future accounts on the Airline Pilot Central Forums.

Unless specifically reinstated by the moderation team, new profiles will also be suspended.

The moderation and administration teams will do their best to be as fair and objective as possible utilizing research, evidence, and discussion among the team to come to their decisions. We do ask that you remember to respect the administration and moderation teams regardless of the decisions that are made.

Do not debate moderation in public, send a PM to the Mod in question for clarification. Please be civil to the Mods, as they will be to you.

While we will try and work with you to ensure you can continue to responsibly utilize the Airline Pilot Central Forums, the administrative and moderation teams do reserve the right to remove any post or account for any reason at any time without notice.

Automatic System Bans: The system will automatically ban users for repeated infractions and/or points according to the following schedule (this function is not determined by the moderator who issued the infraction):

- 10 Points: 3 Day Ban
- 4 Infractions: 3 Day Ban
- 8 Infractions: 1 Month Ban
- 15 Points: Permanent Ban

If you have issues with any moderator decision, contact an administrator through the private message (PM) tool.

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