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4pets Forum Rules.


4pets forums are a public communication media and although the owners and moderators will try to keep unwanted messages from the forum, it is not possible for us to check all posts individually. If you find a  post that you feel warrant action on the moderator's behalf please use the "report to moderator" function. The views expressed in the post are those of the poster and 4Pets Owners and Moderators will not be held responsible for the content of any post.

  • Rule No. 1 - Flaming, Bashing, and Trolling
    Hate posts and personal attacks will not be tolerated on 4Pets and will be removed or edited based on the moderators decision. Treat others on these message boards as you would expect them to treat you. Posting topics specifically designed to provoke a negative response from someone (aka trolling) is also asked to be avoided. There are however some posts that will cause debates that may offend you. If you are easily offended by discussions about breed comparisons and other highly opinionated topics we suggest you stay out of those topics.
  • Rule No. 2 - No 'Spamming'
    Purposely spamming a message board with senseless, vacuous, or empty messages to gain a higher post count, or just to annoy others is HIGHLY frowned upon! Commercial spamming and advertising are just as unwelcome, double posting is allowed to an extent. Many users use 'Threaded Mode' and it is allowed to double post if posting to two different replies. If a thread is spam it will be deleted without notice
  • Rule No. 3 - Impersonating Other Users / Accessing Another User('s) Account
    You may not impersonate another board member or create an account specifically for the purpose of provoking other users. Also, accessing or using someone else's account or attempting to access another poster's account is strictly prohibited. You will be banned.
  • Rule No. 4 - Piracy, and Warez
    Absolutely no warez. Linking or giving information about any site that distributes illegal software, or warez, seeking help to circumvent any copyright laws, or encouraging software or media piracy is grounds for an immediate ban.
  • Rule No. 5 - Nudity/BAD WORDography
    Please remember that this board is a 'PUBLIC' forum. There are 12 year olds here just as there are 50 year olds. Nudity and BAD WORDography is prohibited for obvious reasons.
  • Rule No. 6 - Copyrighted Material
    4 Pets users agree not to post any material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner(s) of said copyright, trademark or other proprietary right.
  • Rule No. 7 - Report Button
    Please note that the report button was made for reporting bad posts only. Please do not abuse this button to get attention to your thread/other threads.
  • Rule no. 8 - This forum is seen by younger individuals please do not post pictures with BAD WORDS written on them because the word filter will miss this.

    Posting Ettiquette


    1. Please try to write your posts in English. We have many users from many different countries that visit here. 
    2. When writing a post, please space paragraphs with a blank line in between them for better readability. 
    3. Please do not write posts in all uppercase letters, as it looks as if you are screaming at the people reading your post. 
    4. Please refrain from using "leet" speak or slang. These forums are a tool for communication, which will be obfuscated by those types of writing. 
    5. Please do not shorten your words to acronyms or abbreviations. It is very difficult to read and understand. 
    6. Please use colour and font properties for highlighting portions of your text, and not for all of the text in your post. 
    7. Typos and other errors can cause miscommunication between users on the forums, please preview your text before posting. 

    8. If you have found a post that you feel is inappropriate or that violates forum policies, please report it. 

    9. Please be prudent in your use of images; they may help to explain something more clearly or indicate a problem you are experiencing better but you have to remember that not everyone has the same bandwidth. If an image is the best way of handling the information, please keep your image to less than 100kb. 

    10. Signatures are not a place for inappropriate material such as flaming, slandering, harassment or religious remarks. 

    11. If you feel someone has violated the Forum Rules you may report the person and it will be reviewed accordingly.


    These rules may change from time to time. A notice will be posted if the rules were altered.

    By using this forum you agree to be bound to these rules.