New Forum Rules and Guidelines

scottturnbull

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6. Any complaints towards our Sponsors should be dealt with privately with the sponsor via PM, email or telephone, in the first instance. However, in the interest of maintaining transparency, a degree of free speech and to educate other members, you should feel able to leave feedback on products and service. Remember to be constructive in any feedback, as per Rule 1.

7. Any complaints regarding other, non-sponsor suppliers, manufacturers etc. should also be dealt with privately with the relevant party in the first instance. UKAPS do not wish to deal with potential libel cases.
The italicised part of rule 6 is a welcome addition. A good balance, in my opinion. You don't want to drive off investment, but you don't want the content of the forum to be compromised by vested interests. I look forward to seeing how it operates in practice.

As for the italicised part of rule 7, is libel a real possibility? Can't you add a disclaimer which says the views represented on this forum don't necessarily represent the views of the ukaps administration team?
 

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scottturnbull said:
As for the italicised part of rule 7, is libel a real possibility? Can't you add a disclaimer which says the views represented on this forum don't necessarily represent the views of the ukaps administration team?
Unfortunately not. If it's on the UKaps website or forum then its UKaps that will get in trouble. Even ISP's have problems with members putting libel content on their websites, discussion groups, etc.

James
 
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