Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern California, USA
Parrotlets Owned: 2
Experience: Parrotlet Owner
Rep Power: 14
Rules For Posting *Please read*
No “Flaming”: Please do not post any messages that harass, insult, belittle, threaten or flame another member.
No “Trolling”: Please do not post any topic that disrupts the peace and harmony of this community. Do not create meaningless threads with the sole purpose of starting a dispute. This includes messages in profiles and signatures.
No “Spamming”: Please do not double post or cross-post the same message in multiple forums. Do not mass-PM or mass-Email multiple members of this community the same message. Do not post for the sake of increasing your post count.
No “Offensive” Language, Posts, Links or Images: TalkParrotlets is a family-friendly forum; Do not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory or are otherwise in violation of any local or international laws. This includes links in your signature, profile, bookmarks as well as posted images, photos and avatars. The use of symbols and asterisks in place of profanity is prohibited. Moderators will ultimately decide if something is appropriate or not.
Be respectful and polite to other members and staff. Re-read what you type before you submit your post. Could what you wrote be offensive? Could it be taken the wrong way? Is it degrading or disrespectful in any way? These are questions you should think about before submitting posts, especially in a heated discussion.
Post in English only. In addition, do not post in net speak, lee speak, etc. (For example, type "like" instead of "lyke", "cause" instead of "cuz", etc.) This will make your posts easier to read, and will help members understand your posts if English is not their primary language. Also Please take advantage of Spell Check
Do not post large pictures. Basically, any picture that distorts the forum tables can be considered large. If you have large picture that needs resizing, ask for some assistance or simply provide a link to the picture instead.
When posting a new thread, use a descriptive title. Do not use titles such as: "Question", "Help me!” etc. Titles such as "Question about Parrotlet behavior" or "What should I do if my Parrotlet is..." are good examples of thread titles.
Don't post in ALL CAPS or use excessive punctuation!!!!?!?!??!! It's distracting and annoying.
Post in the proper forum. Do not post a question about Parrotlet diseases in the training forum. If you do post in the wrong forum the thread may be moved to the proper forum.
Do not bump threads (making posts in a thread just to bring it to the top of the list).
Be sure that any pictures/articles you post are not copyrighted before you post them!
Only one account per user! Do not create multiple accounts. If you do, all your accounts will be banned. If you attempt to create another account to bypass a ban, your IP address will be banned.
Do not post reviews, positive or negative, regarding any specific breeder or business. In addition, it is not allowed to mention any specific business or business owners by name. This includes public messages. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be banned, and all posts/PMs in question will be deleted. If somebody is requesting information about a certain breeder, you can privately message or email the member only.
If you notice a post has broken a rule, Please feel free to let the staff know! To do this, simply click the button located at the bottom left of the post. Remember that the staff are not always on the site at all times, so your help in stopping problematic members is greatly appreciated!
You are ultimately responsible for your account. If someone hacks into your account, or if someone uses your computer and account, you are still responsible. Any and all disciplinary measures taken against your account due to another person's actions will stand, there are no exceptions.
Staff has the final say. The only way a moderator's decision can be overruled is if the admins overrule it. Staff has the right to close any thread they feel is getting off-topic or out of hand, as well as delete any inappropriate posts. Furthermore, bans can and will be taken against anyone who breaks a rule or causes "drama."
Commercial Posting Rules:
Please do not post any messages on this site that are primarily for the promotion or advertising of any website, forums, email address, business, MLM, activity, sales or other entities that you have an affiliation with. (i.e. No self-promoting).