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The Book-keepers Forum Rules

In order to keep The Book-keepers Forum running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact us, or make a post in the suggestion forum.

Forum Rules:

  • Membership of the forum is open to book-keepers, accountants, students of any professional body, those just thinking of a career in the profession or those with an interest in book-keeping and/or accountancy.
  • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
  • Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
  • Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
  • Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum email and Private message system to spam other members.
  • Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. For style changes and general 'how-to' questions this should be 24 hours. For specific troubleshooting issues, use 12 hours as a guideline.
  • We also do not allow posts that are sexual in nature or violate The Book-keepers Forum community standards. The Book-keepers Forum team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. We reserve the right to amend/delete such posts as necessary in order for the post to comply with forum rules.
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
  • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
  • While we are quite happy to have constructive comparative conversations about competitor's products, we will not tolerate blatant adverts or the sort of 'ooh look, yet another bulletin board' threads. Also, we would appreciate it if you refrain from blatant bashing of other boards.
  • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
  • If you are going to post non-English on these forums, please also post an English Translation of your post.
  • Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
  • You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
  • You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.
  • Please do not make any defamatory comments about any individual, company or book-keeping/accounting association or institute. You must agree to be held responsible for any libellous posts you make. As a general management procedure, we make a note of the IP address of all posters. We hold these in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
  • We also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules, as access to our support forums are a privilege and not a right.
  • You agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. We retain the assert copyright on all posts within the forum. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party, except where that information which is displayed as part of the normal forum operation, the forum owner and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking or data theft attempt that may lead to the data being compromised. Any information which you provide or is available from you may be passed onto third parties if disclosure is required by law, or otherwise in connection with any legal issues, disputes or tort
  • Linking to a commercial product/service is fine, provided it is not a product or service that competes with a product or service offered by Bookcert Limited. Promotional text for a commercial product or service is ok, provided there are no price(s) of product(s) or service(s) listed.
  • A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate The Book-keepers Forum community standards. The Book-keepers Forum team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)
  • Duplicate links to the same URL in a signatures are not allowed.

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Please note: These rules are compulsory. If you do not accept them and agree to abide by them, you must not use or join the forums. Please remember this forum is free to use. We cannot offer a forum which is perfect for every individual user, so if you feel that cannot agree to and accept all of the rules, please do not join or use the forums.

In addition to these rules, you are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

If you have any queries on the above, or would like to contact us, please email:

Many Thanks!

The Book-keepers Forum Team

p.s. please note that the site ethics are an extension of these rules. Please refer to the ethicaal guidance here :

-- Edited by Bookkeepers on Tuesday 19th of June 2012 08:34:41 AM

-- Edited by Shamus on Saturday 11th of June 2016 03:51:58 PM


Steven Hillman FCA

Forum Admin & Chartered Accountant

The Book-keepers Forum

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