I view of recent events in the main Website Forum and also to Photograph Comments it has been decided to introduce a Code of Conduct.
This will involve all members regardless of status and can be found at this link. http://www.shipspotting.com/support/faq.php?category=Code%20Of%20Conduct
It will not affect the majority of members but it was considered should be included in the Rules and Guidelines because of the way the Forum has been disrupted recently by having comments removed and so leaving a topic/thread in disarray causing members to wonder what was going on, and this also includes attacks on members, the Forum is not the place for this kind of behavior and should be dealt with by either a pm message or EMail and not in the public domain, it discredits the Website.
Behavior of this kind will no longer be tolerated, it you wish to make a comment to either the Forum or a Photograph then of course you are free to do so but please ensure that it is not something that you would wish to remove at a later time.
There have also been attacks against the Admin Team none of which are justified, we have a good team of Admins working on behalf of all members to keep this website running as smoothly as possible, they are all volunteers and give their time willingly, they deserve a little respect for what they do so unless it is justified these attacks will not be tolerated.
Finally, the penalties will be imposed for anyone not abiding by this code.