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Message Board rules and protocols

Rules and protocols for participation

These are intended to ensure that all members are able to freely enjoy
using this resource. Individuals who do not work within the guidelines will receive a warning. An ignored warning will result in the individual being banned from posting on the Message Board.

Use your proper name

Please sign posts with your proper name – improper and/or anonymous
posts will be removed and a warning issued. If you wish to show your email in your message please tick the box when you post your message.

Relevant topics only

The Message Board is specifically designed for the sharing of
local/family history resources. Please limit your enquiries and comments to topics within these areas of interest. We realise that members of the Message Board need to talk to each other to exchange resources, but please remember this is NOT a chat room. Inappropriate off-topic postings will be removed and a warning issued.

Please be civil

Insults, name calling and inflamed speech will not be tolerated.
Personal arguments or disagreements are not appropriate here and will be removed, and a editor warning issued.

Respect privacy

Please do not share private information you may have about third
parties or third party email contacts without the appropriate permission.

Rules of participation

The rules and protocols of the Message Board as outlined above are not open to discussion within the forum. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the editor at

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