Rules & Guidelines
By participating in the OzClubbers community, you agree to abide by our rules and guidelines. Not knowing the rules is no excuse to break them. You’re required to review and agree to these policies before and after registration. We take these policies very seriously, you should too.
These are the general guidelines that apply throughout the community.
Making repeated highly generic, short, non-contributory posts classifies as spamming. Try and put a decent amount of thought and effort into what you write. Keep in mind, this is a forum, not a chat room. There’s no need to rush. Take your time when making a post, think about what you want to say before you start to type and be sure to double check your spelling and grammar.
One common example of spamming is posting “Welcome to the site!” in every thread on the first page of the Introductions forum in an effort to try to quickly raise your post count. Another is making a bunch of short and generic posts such as “thanks”, “nice one”, and “good job” and so on in a short time span. These kinds of posts are subject to deletion and you will be warned for spamming if you do it repeatedly.
Don't be a jerk
Don’t devalue someone just because you may not understand or agree with their interests. Don’t make personal insults or be a senseless jerk to others. Don't attempt to use religious beliefs or any other dogmas as justification for being a senseless jerk to others. OzClubbers is a friendly community. If this bothers you, you should probably reconsider your registration. Homophobia, racism, antisemitism or any other form of ignorant hatefulness will not be tolerated.
OzClubbers is a community that welcomes all sensible open-minded individuals. Our community is founded on a rational live and let live philosophy. As long as it doesn’t bring harm to another or oneself, there’s generally no reason to assume there’s anything wrong with what someone enjoys.
Don't be a creep
OzClubbers is not a hook-up service, please don’t attempt to treat it as such. Don’t message users at random asking for unwanted favours. This includes asking for private videos, photos or contact information. If you want to message someone to try to establish a friendship, that’s completely okay, but act appropriately when doing so. Respect another user’s wish for privacy. If they say they’re not comfortable with something, be polite and back off.
If someone is making you uncomfortable, try asking them politely to back off first. If they refuse, place the user on your ignore list and report the offending message(s) to a staff member. We’ll do our best to respond as quickly as we can. If you receive a random harassing message from someone, you can help stop the user from being able to harass others by using the “Report Spam / Harassment” button below the offending message.
Be cyber-smart. Don’t include personally identifiable information in anything you post. This includes sensitive information such as your address and phone number. You should never request information like this from other members either. No matter how well you may think you know a user, this is strictly prohibited and will result in the automatic loss of your personal messaging privileges if you're reported for it.
OzClubbers was founded in 2001 as a predominantly online portal and community for the entertainment and music industry. As such, we have some fairly strict submission guidelines for media content to help keep it that way. For the most part, please try and ensure any content you post, you have the rights to, and is along the same lines as the other content on the site and does not breach any laws or regulations in the United States or the country you are from.
By using this site, you agree to the following:
- Don't post or request content made by producers other than yourself
- Don't post or request any copyright material
- Don't post sexually revealing content
Content that breaches any of these rules may be removed at a staff member’s sole discretion.
Code of Ethical Conduct
The Code of Ethical Conduct is basically a cross between our community Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. They are the governing principles for maintaining a proper sense of morality when participating in the community and can be enforced by staff members when necessary.
- Do not promote, endorse or engage in any types of unwanted behaviour.
- Be sensitive to the privacy and security of others.
- Don’t engage in or promote activities that cause intentional damages to others.
- Do not post or request defaced photographs of real people.
The Rules & Guidelines page was last updated 8th February 2017.
If you have any questions or concerns over the above policies, please contact us directly.