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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I report a post?

A user can report a post by clicking the blue Report button located below the message of a post. The user will be promoted to fill out several questions before sending the report to a moderator. Moderators will generally respond to a report within 24 hours. You will be notified of the moderator’s actions after a moderator evaluates the post in question. If you are unsatisfied with the response, you can contact one of the forum members by starting a conversation with them.
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Are posts approved before they appear?

No. All the posts made directly to the forum are available to the public as soon as they are posted. Moderators do not control which posts are made, but can control if a post is removed after the fact. Guests and banned members cannot post to the forum.
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Repeat Offences

Repeat offenders on the forum are likely to have their IP address banned from posting on the forum. They can also have their account subject to ‘discouragement’ which means the website will consistently load slowly; and often lead to 404 errors and timeouts.
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How do I change my avatar?

To change your avatar (image next to your name), head to your profile by clicking the avatar on any of the posts you made or on the profile bar on the front page of the forum. Then click your avatar again to be prompted to the upload screen which will allow you to change the avatar to any image you wish.
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How do I become a moderator?

The Kennel is always happy to take on new moderators. Feel free to send your application detailing your username and why you’d like to become a moderator to info@thekennel.net.au for consideration.
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How do I edit my signature?

Once logged in, click your username on the right of the navigation bar in the heading and select ‘Change Signature’. It should take you to the changing signature page where you can change it.
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What can moderators do?

All moderators can:
  • Hide and restore posts
  • Move, rename and close threads
  • Delete and restore threads
  • Sticky/un-stick threads
  • Put users in the sin bin
  • Institute thread specific bans
  • Clear inappropriate user details
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Sin bin (ban)

The sin bin is normally used to apply to short term bans from the forum on users causing trouble. While in the sin bin, users are unable to post, and are unable to have conversations with other members. If you are sin binned and you’d like to request a review, you can email the administrators at info@thekennel.net.au
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How do i change my username?

Only premium members can change their username. If you wish to change your username, consider becoming a premium member or donate to become gilded. Once you are a premium member, you can email the administrators with your requested username change at info@thekennel.net.au
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How do I become a premium member?

To become a premium member, click your name on the navigation bar and select ‘Account Upgrades’ where you can select to subscribe to a premium membership.

As a premium member, you will have access to premium areas for discussion and will hold the premium member badge.
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What levels of responses are there to breaking the rules?

Moderators have various tools which can be used to respond to breaches of the rules, including:
  1. Post deletion
  2. Thread deletion
  3. Personal warnings
  4. Thread-specific bans
  5. Temporary sin bin
  6. Permanent sin bin
While the above is an example of typical moderator responses to rules breaches, we reserve the right to respond in whichever manner we see fit in the circumstances.
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Why does The Kennel allow swearing?

In the 21st century, profanity is so common that is considered by many to no longer be offensive. So long as the profanity is not directed at a specific person, gender, religion, group or otherwise, we do not feel a need to prevent swearing on the forum. We encourage users to limit their swearing when not necessary and encourage an environment of intelligent discussion. Swear words are sometimes ok; swearing directed at others is not.
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What can I do if my post was deleted?

If your post was deleted it’s because you broke the Forum Rules. If your post was reported and we chose to delete your post, sometimes you will be issued with a warning with an explanation. You are still permitted to post on the forum, even if your post was deleted.
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Why was my thread deleted?

Typically, threads are deleted when they breach the forum rules, which generally fall into the following categories:
  • Pointless discussion
  • A similar thread already exists
  • Fights occurring in the thread making it too difficult to moderate
  • The thread contains pictures that are sexually explicit
  • Spam
  • Off topic
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What if I keep breaking the rules?

If you break the Forum Rules repeatedly, you might end up with a temporary ban from the forum known as the ‘sin bin’. In very rare cases we will permanently ban you and your IP address from the forum. Whilst in the sin bin, a user is unable to post anywhere and their user title is changed to reflect the status. A user will normally be warned before a forum ban is put in place by way of conversation with a moderator.
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