Terms of Use for Support Pup Forums

Forums are designed for:

  • Meeting other pups with similar interests

  • Starting discussions and getting questions answered.

  • Sharing, finding and discussing helpful information.

  • Posting your news and connecting with other members.

General Posting Guidelines

Here are some general guidelines for starting a new post.

 

1. Use SEARCH first!

There is a good chance that someone has asked a question in the forum before. Use the forum’s search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It’s easy to search – just click the “Search” button at the top right of the page.

 

2. Be DESCRIPTIVE and don’t use vague or unclear topic names

Post a descriptive topic name! Give a short summary of your problem in the subject of the post.

 

 

Terms of Use

1. Each user may only have one account

You may not have more than one account at Support Pup forums. If you are suspended or banned from the forums, do not create a new account. If you are found to have created new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked.

 

2. Rule Violations

If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned temporarily or permanently. The administrators and moderators have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning. I you see a thread/post that has broken a rule, report it to the administrator or a moderator to be addressed. More information about that process is below.

 

3. No Spam / Advertising

We define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums, etc. unless they are directly relevant to the discussion taking place. Even then, remember that people are not here to get ads, but to connect and learn. Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

 

4. Do not ask publicly for someone's personal contact information

Information like someone's phone number, address, other site profile names, etc. are personal contact information and should not be requested in public. If you would like that information, send them a DM somewhere.

 

5. Do not post copyright-infringing material

Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden in these forums. It is also forbidden to post or share links to the material or the material itself.

 

6. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images

These forums are about puppy play, kinks, and BDSM. Yes, those things have sexual elements to them, but they are not exclusively sexual - people get into these communities for all sorts of reasons. It is ok to discuss sex, sexuality, and to share resources about those things. Do not assume that everyone who is here is sexually active (ever, past, currently, or future). We are all on our own journeys. You are encouraged to come to this space for support, connection, resources, and to meet other like-minded and like-interested people. This is not a venue to find sex. There are other apps and spaces online to find that and you are encouraged to use them for those purposes. You may develop relationships with the folks you meet here, and they may be sexual in nature, but that is not the primary purpose and goal of this space.

 

Any material that constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is illegal, racist, or otherwise discriminatory is not permitted in these forums. This includes user pictures, words, etc. If someone says something that another user flags or mentions violates this standard, the expectation is an apology and clarification. We hold space for people to make mistakes, apologize, grow, and course correct. Repeated infractions may warrant suspension, removal, and permanent exclusion from this space.

 

7. Do not cross-post questions

Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question.

 

8. Remain respectful of other members at all times

All posts of all kinds should be supportive, helpful, positive, affirming of people's gender and sexuality. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective. You are encouraged to ask yourself why you feel defensive or why someone else is patently wrong before dismissing them or attacking in some way. You may not attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle anyone or the overall quality and vibe of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule. This community is diverse and is a place for anyone who wants to be here to participate in its purpose. Talking about this community as a monolith is not acceptable and goes against the values of inclusion and diversity that are core to Support Pup Cooper's work.

Becoming a Moderator

All moderator applicants must be a member for at least 90 days (3 months) and have at least 100 posts. You must be active in the individual forums you wish to moderate and regularly create and respond to threads in those forums. Be aware that applying to be a moderator does not guarantee acceptance. Moderators will only be appointed when needed. Current moderators and administrators will review applications and decide if the applicant fits the desired post. Administrators have the final say and reserve to right to refuse applicants with or without cause.

Effective moderators are people who have a positive presence in support pup forums. They are proactive and can see problems coming before they happen. They are knowledgeable in the forums they would like to moderate. They hsve demonstrated being polite and helpful towards other members and give advice whenever needed and whenever possible. They visit the forum each day, actively take part in discussions as often as possible, ideally once a day, setting a good example to the other members. Effective moderators take an active part in discussions with other Moderators relating to the facilitation of the forum to ensure they work as a team. They help to keep unsuitable content out of the forums as much as possible and offer friendly and supportive guidance to participants who may need to correct their language, attitude, engagement, etc.

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