Site Rules

Considering the real-time nature of this site, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of posted messages and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of The Hunting Life or any entity associated with the site. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact a moderator immediately via the forum. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. If your message is urgent, please message each of the forum moderators. Their email addresses are available by clicking on their names in the relevant forum.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, violative of any law or otherwise damaging to hunting in general. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by The Hunting Life. If you post something that you later wish to be removed, it is your responsibility to remove it, not ours. The process of removal is just as simple as the process of posting in the first place.

Please read these rules carefully. They outline what we consider is acceptable and unacceptable content. We may update the rules from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment.

Rule 1: We welcome your opinions

We welcome your opinions. We want our members to see and understand different points of view. Try to contribute to the thread, rather than just stating if you agree or disagree. Unless you have a witty one-liner, please explain why you hold your opinion.

Rule 2: This is a public forum

Once your comment is online, everyone with Internet access can read it. Please make your comment clear to ensure that it is not misunderstood. Your comment may be rated by other users. You can express a strong opinion but please do not go over the top. Don’t forget that you are legally responsible for what you submit. Please consider how your comment could be received by others. Many different types of people of different ages may view your comment.

Rule 3: Language and relevance

Please be polite. Do not use swear words or crude or sexual language. Only English is allowed. Keep your submissions relevant to the story or topic. Do not insult other contributions or discuss the non-appearance or removal of any content on this Site or the suspension or termination of any users.

Rule 4: Report abuse

We strongly support “The Hunting Life” community in maintaining high standards of participation. If you consider that a comment does not comply with these rules or our Terms, please use the relevant Report facility, located just under the post in issue. The facility should only be used for serious complaints, not simply because you disagree with something said.

Rule 5: No libel or other abuse

You must not make or encourage comments which are:

    • defamatory, false or misleading;
    • insulting, threatening or abusive;
    • obscene or of a sexual nature;
    • offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.

Rule 6: Confidentiality, privacy and contempt

Please respect people’s privacy. You are not allowed to submit confidential or private information. For example, you must not upload the telephone number, email address or any other contact details of any person. You should not write anything which could prejudice pending or on-going court proceedings of which you are aware. For example, if you have any personal knowledge about someone who has been arrested or charged or being prosecuted for an offence, you must not mention it. If you do, you could be in contempt of court, which is an extremely serious matter.

Rule 7: No advertising, solicitation or investigations

You must not use our Site for:

    • the promotion of any products or services or for any other commercial purpose;
    • an investigation e.g. tracing the whereabouts of any person.

Rule 8: No impersonation and proper disclosure

You must not pretend to be someone else (e.g. an expert, another user or a member of our team). You must not pretend that you are unconnected to a story or topic, when in fact you are. If you have a personal connection to a story or topic, you should disclose your connection or, where appropriate, not comment at all.

Rule 9: No linking or copyright infringement

You must not insert links to websites (URLs) or submit content which would be an infringement of copyright.

Rule 10: Comments on topics on the  forum

Registered users can submit an unlimited number of posts or topics on forum.

Rule 11: Respect the spirit as well as the letter of the House Rules

In deciding what is acceptable, please also respect the spirit and tone of these rules and the community.

Rule 12: Removal of content

Reader posts that violate the letter or spirit of these rules or our Terms may be removed (or, if checked in advance, not published in the first place). If we do remove something, we will generally remove whole posts, or where necessary, whole threads (not parts). This means that even if only one sentence is objectionable, the whole comment will usually be removed (or not published). If a comment or a thread is removed, this may be for any number of reasons. Usually, this will be because the comment breaks these rules or our Terms or is the subject of an abuse report. Sometimes, the comment may be removed because it is connected to another comment which is being removed. We hope that you will understand that, once properly notified of a complaint, we may have to remove a comment for legal reasons (whatever the rights and wrongs). If your content has been removed, we may email you to let you know or to inform you if you have been suspended or banned from submitting further comments to the Site. If you are aware that content has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit the same content.

Rule 13: Suspension and termination

We reserve the right to suspend or ban an account at our sole discretion. Here are some reasons why we might do so:

    • Breaching these rules or ourTerms;
    • Serious failure to respect the spirit and tone of the community;
    • Conduct or comments that demand a disproportionate amount of our time or that abuse our staff.

The length of a suspension or whether we ban someone depends on all the circumstances. Bans are generally for extreme cases and repeated serious abuse. If we suspend or ban your registration, you must not attempt to re-register or submit content (e.g. using someone else’s account), without our permission.