Above all else Ducati Forum serves to provide a safe, secure and friendly environment for Ducati fans of all ages to share and discover their love for Ducati, through news, videos, content and discussion. A constructive, respectful and welcoming approach is required from all members at all times. in both forum posts and private conversations. The forum rules are a general guide about what we do and do not expect from members, it is not an exhaustive list and moderators will sometimes make decisions independent of the rules. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rules please Contact Us. Thank you!
Be Nice and Polite
Every member deserves to be treated with respect. Positive and polite posts create a friendly and welcoming environment that all members will feel comfortable in.
Think Before Posting
Sensible, well thought-out and legible posts help other members understand what is being explained.
Post in Relevant Section(s)
Posting in the most relevant section will ensure threads are seen by members most interested in the subject. Threads posted in the wrong section will generally be moved by moderators.
Remain on Topic
Threads should remain on the topic that they are discussing, they should not be discussing other topics. A new thread should be made for a new discussion.
Reported content is sent to staff members for review. If a post needs staff attention because it breaks the rules, needs to be modified or moved the report system is the correct way to alert the staff.
Post Inappropriate Content
Do not post images that contain nudity or pornography. Examples include, but are not limited to, pornographic images, videos or games, pornographic cartoons and nudity. Do not post close up of breasts, buttocks or crothes, see through clothing or lingerie or strategically covered nudity.
Flame or Provoke
Do not insult or flame other members of the forum. Similarly, do not post with the intention of provoking a reaction from fellow members. This includes encouraging flame wars. Instigation is not tolerated.
A spam post is a post that provides no value to the discussion, or a thread that creates nuisance for others. Threads are considered spam when they are duplicates, or devoid of valuable content. The Lounge section has a more relaxed spam policy and will be considered a friendly place for banter and chat.
Posting in a thread only to bring it back to the front page of the forum is not allowed, a thread should only be on the front page of a forum if there is active discussion taking place. The only exceptions to this rule are a small number of help sections, if the section permits bumping this will be noted in the section rules.
Do not use Ducati Forum to generate traffic or attention for your endeavor, links to personal websites and projects are permitted on profiles and in signatures. Commercial activities are not permitted on Ducati Forum. The only exceptions to this rule are agreed Forum Traders. If you wish to advertise please Contact Us.
Behave in a Malicious Manner
Do not behave in a manner that can cause distress, harm or inconvenience to other members, staff or the forum itself. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination, bullying, offensive material, using multiple forum accounts, breaching others privacy and accessing others accounts without permission. Accounts will be terminated in cases of malicious behaviour.
Engage in Illegal Activity
Ducati Forum is located in the United Kingdom, United Kingdom law must be followed at all times. This includes Copyright law and Computer Misuse law (Malware, Virus etc.).
Warnings and Bans
When a member breaks the rules a moderator may issue a warning, warnings can either be formal or informal. We rarely issue formal warnings, however, a formal warning adds points to a members account, an informal warning does not add points and serves only to provide notice about a specific rule or guideline.
Warning Points are used to trigger automatic bans, the point levels at which bans trigger are as follows: 2 points is a 3 day ban from posting. 3 points is a 5 day ban from posting. 4 points is a 7 day ban from posting. 5 points is a 14 day ban from posting. 6, 7, 8 and 9 points are a 30 day ban. Permanent bans from the website are only issued for people that cause significant problems. Points expire 30 days after they have been issued.
Any questions or concerns regarding the rules should be directed to the forum staff via the Contact Us page.