Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations set out below are in place to keep the site focussed on delivering the best customer experience possible.

 

LikeMyDeal will not tolerate abusive behaviour, bullying or any other actions intended to cause upset or distress to members and non-members alike. Please remember that this is a family friendly site and should be accessible to anyone of any age whether a member or not. We expect all members to abide by the LikeMyDeal Site Rules and by joining our site you agree to follow the rules and regulations which form part of our terms and conditions. This applies to the website as a whole, across the board in all threads, messages and posts. Note: Private Messages or PM's are 'Private' and should not be posted in the forum without the sender's consent.

 

Privacy Statement

As a member of LikeMyDeal, you are fully responsible for your posts and contributions to the site. If you change your mind about a post you've made on the forum, you are able to delete it. If you leave the site at any time, your posts will not be removed. You should never post third party information considered as personal or private without the other member's consent. Please ensure you have read our privacy policy as part of the registration process.

 

1. User Names and Avatars:

* For privacy, usernames should ideally not contain your real name, however this is still permitted.

* Your username should not contain any offensive words, phrases or be representative of an offensive word. Your account will be deleted should you not comply with this rule.

* Your site avatar should not contain any graphic or offensive content that is likely to cause offense. Your avatar will be deleted without warning should you not comply with this rul.

* Members should not select a name to impersonate another user and will receive a permanent ban without warning if this is clearly attempted.

* Members creating multiple user names without a prior agreement with the site administrators will be permanently banned from the site.

 

2. Spamming: There is zero tolerance to spam here. Anything that is deemed to be so will be removed with immediate effect and the spammer banned at the discretion of the site administrators.

* Empty messages or replies invisible by font and background colour being the same, quotes with no new content or reasonable meaning and repetitive questions, pictures or inane words is spam.

* Pornography, pornographic images and sexually offensive material is spam.

* Self-promotion of businesses and anyone involved with them, including staff, affiliate networks, marketing companies, SEO, PR etc, survey threads, post incentives, charity request threads made without prior permission, auction / marketplace sites (with the exception of those sellers approved by LikeMyDeal), links to personal websites, requests for referrals, referral links, third party affiliate links, advertising for personal gain and displaying of e-mail address on the site is spam

* Duplicate threads will be deleted at the discretion of the site administrators if already . Please use the search capability to avoid this scenario.

* Spamming by PM or Private Message may also result in a ban.

 

3. Trolling, Trolls:

* Trolls are people who for no reason want to disrupt a forum topic by constantly posting out of context posts, derogatory comments, throwing insults, making personal attacks and deliberately inciting a negative response from other members. This is called trolling; in public forums and won't be tolerated here.

* Users or groups of users who continue to attack other members because of their views and opinions, attempting to demean them, will have posts deleted and may be banned.

 

4. Racism, Religion, Sexuality: Attacks on a person's faith, race, colour, sexual preference will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the site administrators without prior warning to the offenders.

* A person's religious, sexual, political or any other orientation in life should be respected at all times.

 

5. Profanities, Foul Language, Rudeness: There is a word filter in place to help remove profanities from posts.

* Anyone attempting to get round the word filter by any means will have their post removed and may receive a warning.

* Rude posts or images are also not acceptable and will be deleted without warning at the discretion of Admin and Moderators.

* Please be polite to your fellow members at all times.

* Adding offensive tags to threads is not permitted

 

6. Reporting Offending Posts: Members have the ability to report posts made by others if they think any of the rules have been broken and we thank you for using this feature.

* A report button is placed to the right of every post.

* Reported posts will notify the site administrators of the offending post. Please include a brief description and links with your report.

* Do not reply to an offending post; leave it to the site administrators who will deal with the situation as soon as possible.

* Responding to offending posters in any thread with aggressive replies, or inciting them to continue will be considered as an offense in itself.

* Abuse of the voting system and reporting buttons could lead to account restrictions.

 

7. The Site Administrators: All the above rules will be strictly enforced by the site administrators at all times. This is their duty on the site. Moderators are here to keep the forum as user friendly as possible. They're as other members but with extra privileges that enable them to carry out their tasks. Please remember they are human too and do occasionally make mistakes. If you disagree with a decision, please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the forum to send a brief description. The site administrators will have the final say in any disputed decision and on all aspects of the forum.

 

8. Additional information. All of us have questions to ask at some point, as we can't know everything and as our community grows so does the extensive knowledge base from our members. You all have something to offer and we would like to see discussions and posts conducted in a friendly, civil and respectful way. These rules and regulations should help to achieve our aim for a happy, caring and sharing environment. In editing, deleting and the general moderating of posts, we can't be certain to read every single one. We hope you'll forgive us if we miss, or don't get to see the occasional reported bad post. The opinions and views of our members are not necessarily those of LikeMyDeal.

 

9. Deal Voting:

* When voting on a deal, please do so fairly.

* We request that negative voters leave a reason for doing so. By leaving constructive criticism, it will help your fellow members improve their posts in the future.

 

10. Forum Expectations: A valid e-mail address should be available in your profile at all times to provide us with a means of contact should the need arise. We will never sell or share your email address to third parties. Posting the same messages or threads in more than one forum isn't necessary, please make sure you choose the correct forum before posting your deal or topic and post just one of it. We reserve the right to delete any deals, messages, posts, profile locations or other at any time and at our discretion, we will always try to communicate with the poster where possible. When making a post or creating a new topic and thread, please think before you click on the "submit" button. The last thing we want to see is a reply turning a discussion in to an over exaggerated argument.

 

11. Suspensions and Bans: Our site administrators will only ever issue suspensions for serious / malicious actions, repeated offences or blatant breaches of the points mentioned above. A warning may be issued primarily. After this time, if the member breaches the rules again then they may be issued with an infraction. The most serious breaches of site rules may result in us issuing a permanent ban without prior warning. If you disagree with an infraction you've received, please contact us as soon as possible. These rules and regulations can be changed or updated at any time, please check them regularly.