Effective Date: May 20, 2017
Welcome to the Nature’s Revolution Community Rules & Regulations
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these rules and regulations. Nature’s Revolution is a community, and we rely on you to keep this community friendly and enjoyable by following these rules.
If you feel that another member’s post or activity has violated these rules and would like to bring it to our attention, you may contact us at naturesrevolution.com/contact. Although Nature’s Revolution tries to evaluate all reports regarding misuse of its services, it does not promise to do so, and it reserves the right to take any action or no action at all in response to such reports.
I – FORUM AND BLOG POSTING REGULATIONS
A – No Pornographic or Sexual Material.
Sexually explicit discussions are not acceptable to our community. Sexually explicit content and links to such content are strictly prohibited.
B – No Profanity
The use of profanity is strictly prohibited, whether in titles, forums, blog posts, or anywhere else on Nature’s Revolution.
C – Posting Email Addresses, Websites and Phone Numbers in Forum Threads.
Users may not post URLs in any form until they have made at least 10 legitimate posts and have been with us for more than 7 days.
After you have made 10 legitimate posts, you may post websites within posts to direct other users to valuable resources (more on this later).
If you want to include your email address, website, or phone number for people to contact you, please put this information in your Signature. Nature’s Revolution reserves the right to remove any email address, website or phone number that has been placed in our message posts as a means of contact.
In addition, do not disclose any personal information that you do not wish others to know.
D – No FAO (for the attention of) or Goodbye Posts.
Personal discussions or “for the attention of” posts are prohibited. Please use the private message feature, chat, or email for this purpose. In addition, please refrain from “Goodbye Forum” posts in forum threads.
E – No Impersonations.
Do not impersonate or attempt to impersonate other forum members, moderators, or administrators. In addition, do not post email addresses, standard addresses, ICQ and other messaging client numbers, or phone numbers which are not your own. The creation or use of fake user accounts is strictly prohibited.
F – You Must Disclose Your Relationship with any Company, Website, Guru, or Other Entity that You Comment About.
If you participate in a discussion about a company, website, guru, coaching program, etc., and have any kind of relationship with that entity (e.g. affiliate, partnership, employee, owner), you must disclose this relationship in your post. Nature’s Revolution reserves the right to publicly or privately ask about your relationship with any company that you comment on, to remove any post which does not disclose such a relationship, and to close your account if you fail to disclose such a relationship.
G – One account per user, please.
Nature’s Revolution users are limited to one account per person; users may not register or use alternate accounts.
H – No Abusive Behavior.
You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not post or otherwise transmit (including through the Nature’s Revolution private messaging system) any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, abusive, hateful, harassing, obscene, sexually explicit, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law. ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR INCLUDES POSTING IN ALL CAPS! It is bad netiquette, and is flat out rude.
I – Do Not Flame or Troll
Flaming, flame-baiting, and trolling are not allowed anywhere on this site, including in posts, signatures, and private messages. Flaming is directly insulting another member, flame-baiting is making a comment with the intention of getting a flame as a response, and trolling involves starting arguments or upsetting people by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
J – Remember – All Members are Equals
Treat all Nature’s Revolution members equally, whether they are an admin, a moderator, or an average member. Do not single a member out because they have a low post count or a low status on the site. In addition, do not personally attack members who violate these rules. Instead, report the member or post to a moderator or admin.
K – Respect the Staff
If a staff member tells you to stop doing something, stop. Never attack the staff directly. If you disagree with any action taken by a staff member, please contact the administrator privately.
L – No Email Harvesting
Harvesting email addresses from our site is strictly prohibited. Do not harvest email addresses from Nature’s Revolution users.
M – No Private Message SPAM
Users with basic Nature’s Revolution memberships may only send private messages to their colleagues. Nature’s Revolution PRO members may send private messages to any member, but these private messages may not contain advertisements or solicitations.
N – No Poaching
Diverting our members to other forums or websites, including competing nutrition, health or fitness forums or websites, is strictly forbidden.
O – No Affiliate Marketing
No form of affiliate marketing is allowed on Nature’s Revolution. That means no posting affiliate links in messages, in your signature, in blog posts, or on your profile. Hiding affiliate links through services that provide short urls is also forbidden.
P – Posting Images in Threads.
Screenshots, photographs, and other images that you want to embed in your post must be no larger than 640 x 480 pixels. Larger images may be deleted, resized, or changed to a link.
Q – Stay On-Topic
Posts in a particular forum need to stay on-topic. If you want to talk about something that is drastically removed from the topic of a forum, please create a new topic. Posts that are unrelated to nutrition, health or fitness must be placed in the off-topic or politics forums.
R – No Religious or Political Postings
Religious statements and threads on the topic of religion are not permitted on Nature’s Revolution. Please do not use a religious quote in your signature, or anywhere else on the site.
Political threads not permitted on Nature’s Revolution. Any post or thread regarding politics will be removed. Nature’s Revolution reserves the right to edit any post or thread that may contain political commentary.
Nature’s Revolution is a nutrition, health and fitness forum, not a forum for religious or political debates, discussions, or proselytizing.
S – No Thread Killing
Thread killing disrupts the flow of conversation on Nature’s Revolution. If you are not happy with a post you made, you may remove it only before others have responded. Do not remove a post once others have responded to it.
T – NO SPAMMING
Spam is strictly prohibited on Nature’s Revolution. Spamming is characterized by the initiation of threads or posts that contribute nothing to a forum, whether on or off-topic. Examples include: advertisements, empty posts, posts with few words that have no relation to the current thread, promotion of your website or product in any thread other than the classifieds, and those posts that state they are Spam, either to annoy or to increase a member’s post count. Posting the same message across several threads is also considered Spam, as is filling your post with keywords with the goal of attracting searchers (keyword stuffing).
U – Off-Limits Ad & Solicitation Types
Posts or messages including chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any kind of Ponzi scheme are not allowed on our site. Promoting or marketing properties that you have no contractual or ownership interest in is also strictly prohibited.
II – MEMBER USER NAMES, SIGNATURES, AVATARS AND PROFILE INFORMATION
A – Profile Name
The name you enter for your first and last name MUST be your actual name — pseudonyms or fake names are not allowed. Members may not use website URLs or email addresses as their profile link name, and profile names may not contain references to drugs, sex, or any other inappropriate material.
B – Avatars (Profile Images)
Member avatars exist so our users can share their personalities or photos. Avatars may not be used for promotional purposes. This means no ads and no company logos. In addition, users are strictly prohibited from using the following as an avatar: – Images depicting any person other than yourself – Images you are not authorized to use under copyright law – Sexually explicit images – Unprofessional images – Images that make a political or religious statement
C – Forum Signatures
PRO members are allowed to append signatures to their forum posts. These signatures will appear once a user upgrades to PRO and:
- Must be set up in your profile, and not manually added to your messages
- May not contain any pricing, sales, or product details
- May include two clickable link URLs and/or email
- May not contain links to other nutrition, health or fitness forums or competing websites
- May not be rented or sold to anyone.
- May not consist exclusively of capital letters
- May not include links to YouTube channels, Facebook groups, or Meetup or LinkedIn pages
- Company logos may not be stock photography, any copyrighted image or book covers
Signatures that are offensive, insulting, or harmful to either Nature’s Revolution, its members, or its staff, are strictly prohibited.
Nature’s Revolution may remove any signature at any time for any reason.
III – LINK MODIFICATION BY ADMINISTRATORS
Nature’s Revolution administrators may, at their discretion, modify any link contained within our forums. These modified links may contain codes allowing Nature’s Revolution to profit for referred traffic.
IV – FORUM VOTING
Nature’s Revolution’s forum voting system was created so members can recognize others who have made valuable contributions to the community. Nature’s Revolution employs automated voting bans and reserves the right to take any measure it deems necessary to prevent members from artificially inflating their influence or that of other members.
V – USE OF FORUM EMAIL & PRIVATE MESSAGING
Forum administrators reserve the right to periodically scan and review the forum email and private messages database in search of abuse.
Abuse of the forum email or private messaging systems may result in immediate removal from Nature’s Revolution, and Nature’s Revolution has the right (but not the obligation) to pursue all available remedies to address such abuse.
VI – OFFICIAL FORUM EMAIL & PRIVATE MESSAGES
VII – REMOVAL OF CONTENT, BANNING, SUSPENSION, TERMINATION
Our forums and blog discussions are semi-moderated, and moderators or administrators may close or delete a thread at any time and for any reason. Once a topic is closed, members are not allowed to start a new thread with the same topic. All questions or remarks regarding closed or deleted threads must be e-mailed privately to the Forum.
It is your responsibility to maintain a current, valid email address in your registration information so that our moderators can contact you in the event of a policy violation, though no such contact by Nature’s Revolution is required.
If any of your Nature’s Revolution privileges have been revoked and you have questions about why, or what, if anything, you can do to restore them, please email the forum administrator.
Nature’s Revolution is a dynamic online community, and Nature’s Revolution reserves the right to change or alter these rules at any time.