Birmingham - Talk Boards
We've established these House Rules so that everyone can get the most out of the BBC Discussion Message Boards. These Rules protect all users by making sure the Message Boards are safe and fun for everyone.
About your posts
Keep your contributions civil, tasteful and relevant. We're committed to providing an atmosphere in which constructive and mature dialogue takes place. Therefore:
No flaming - either in the Message Boards or via e-mail to a user. Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
Be patient. Users of all ages and abilities will be taking part in these Discussion Message Boards.
We don't allow spamming. Don't cross post your messages to more than one Message Board, or post off-topic messages.
Posts containing languages other than English may be removed.
No spoofing - use your own real name. Impersonating someone else is unacceptable. Adopting an inappropriate user name (one that is vulgar, offensive, etc.) is also unacceptable.
We're sorry, but you may not refer to specific URLs (web site addresses) in Message Board messages. If you know of a worthy web site relevant to the discussion topic, please go to the Web Guide and recommend it by e-mail if it's not already listed.
About the law
You may not post any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in the Discussion Message Board. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting a message with the intention of committing an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
You agree to only post materials to which you have the copyright or other permission to distribute electronically. You may not violate, plagiarise, or infringe on the rights of third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, or proprietary rights.
About your privacy
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If you're under age 18
Please get your parents' permission before taking part in any BBC Discussion Message Board.
Never reveal any personal information about yourself (for example: your telephone number, home address or e-mail address) without getting your parents' permission first.
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