THE WIZARD FORUM
Rules Of Engagement
(by Warren Block, Publisher of the Wizard)
The Wizard Forum is an extension of the Wizard newspaper formguide. It follows
from this that there is a rationale for the Forum's existence and there are
standards which will be enforced.
First, the rationale.
The Wizard Forum has been made available through everyrace.com for the sole
purpose of enabling Wizard enthusiasts to share, and deepen, their interest
in horse race selecting and betting. The focus will be on Wizard content and
the best uses to which it can be put.
Whilst Wizard staff will encourage and contribute to specific discussions,
neither myself nor other Wizard contributors will enter into a discussion on
this forum which involves an explanation as to why an individual runner/s was,
or was not selected or rated highly, or vice versa.
Now, the Rules Of Engagement, Forum conventions and procedures.
There are a number of "rules" which will apply, and these "rules"
will be enforced by myself as the publisher of the Wizard and the moderator
of the Wizard Forum, for the ultimate benefit of all concerned. As well, certain
procedures have to be followed by all parties if the Forum is to be a practical
proposition in terms of the Wizard resources consumed in its maintenance.
1. There will be no toleration of abusive, racist, belittling, hateful, defamatory,
threatening, derogatory, or any other form of offensive language. Too often
a forum has been ruined by such expression and should any post arrive with this
type of content it will be discarded without regard to its other content. Simple
as that. I don't intend to run the risk of having my readers offended, embarrassed,
or insulted when reading the Wizard Forum.
2. The purpose of the Wizard Forum is to provide a platform for the exchange
of ideas and experience with respect to race analysis and betting. There are
pre-determined discussion categories that provide guidance as to the topics
and discussions which are appropriate to the Wizard Forum.
3. There will be no reference to other internet sites or other commercial interests.
There are other forums that provide for this type of content. Similarly, the
Wizard Forum will not list the tips of posters for forthcoming races or conduct
tipping competitions. Again, there are other forums that are happy to accept
this type of post.
4. There can be no posting of copyrighted material that is not owned by the
contributor unless it is taken directly from the Wizard Formguide and used solely
for purposes of illustration.
5. The Wizard Forum is not a Chatroom so posters should be prepared to accept
some delay in the posting of their contribution. If you want to engage in a
rapid "real time" exchange of views there are other forums more suited
to this form of dialogue. All potential posts to the Wizard Forum will be moderated
to determine their suitability before they are posted. Moderation will occur
five times a day.
6. The moderator reserves the right to remove any postings at any time and
to refuse to post items from those contributors that have broken the Wizard
Forum Rules of Engagement.
7. All contributors are solely responsible for the content of their own posts
and by posting to the Wizard Forum you are acknowledging that you have read
and accepted the terms and conditions under which this forum operates and indemnify
everyrace.com and the publisher of the Wizard Formguide against any claims which
might be made as a result of the publication of your post.
Finally, everyrace.com and the publisher of the Wizard Formguide accept no
responsibility for the accuracy of information provided by contributors.
These Rules of Engagement and procedures are designed to ensure that the discussion
that takes place on the Wizard Forum is at all times conducted in an adult,
civilised, and courteous manner. With the co-operation of all parties the Wizard
Forum should benefit all users.