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Website Code of Conduct

theboa.org is a moderated website designed exclusively for property owners within the Buffalo subdivision in Park County, CO.  This website provides access to information about the Buffalo Owners Association, of which all property owners are members.

theboa.org site members and guests are responsible for knowing the information contained in the following Code of Conduct.

The Buffalo Owners Association (BOA) reserves the right, but does not assume the responsibility, to restrict communication which appointed BOA representatives deem, in their sole discretion, to be inappropriate for this site.  Any content posted to or through this site must adhere to this Code of Conduct, including but not limited to profile content, private messages, board posts, and e-mails.

Privacy Policy

Information gathered during the registration process is used solely to verify your ownership and is not distributed or sold in any manner.

Inappropriate content and behaviors

  • Accounts may only be registered to owners.  Individuals who don't own property in the Buffalo will have their accounts cancelled.  Individuals who sell their properties will become ineligible for access and will also have their accounts cancelled.
  • profanity, vulgarity, or explicit content, including:
    • "masking" by using alternative characters/spellings and spaces to get around profanity filters, leet-speak, and combinations of words that produce an offensive result (e.g. ura hugeazz, Tow El Head)
    • "filter testing"
    • discussion of or in-character enactments of "cybering" or sexually explicit material
    • discussion of or in-character enactments of graphic violence
  • hate speech (e.g. racial, ethnic, sexist, homophobic and religious slurs)
  • promotion of or engaging in certain illegal activities, For example: drugs, drug paraphernalia, rape or solicitation of a minor, computer hacking, and copyright violation
  • harassment of another specific person (e.g. persistent flaming or continued personal attacks on the boards or "in-character harassment" without prior out-of-character permission.)
  • trolling or baiting by putting to the screen inflammatory statements designed to elicit a negative response from the community
  • spamming through repeated posts, or off-topic content by word or intent to boards or lists (e.g. scrolling, flooding, polling, or by "bumping" a boards post more than once in 48 hours)
  • Copyright infringement and other property violations.  Do not post pictures, text, or other content, or reference to it, if doing so violates applicable property rights laws.
  • No useless posts. This includes: Thread bumping, useless one liners, Flamewars, Trolling and Spamming.
  • advertising or promoting a business or commercial site without the permission of the BOA
  • impersonation of another person, site staff or BOA member by either screen name or self-representation (e.g. faking a screen name by using similar-looking characters, "spoofing" speech in a chat room, or claiming to hold an official title or position relating to the site or using a OF avatar frame)
  • re-registering a banned username, a variation of a banned name, or declarations under a new screen name that you are "really" the banned name or attempts to resubscribe under another address after being put on REVIEW by the moderator.
  • off-topic posts or thread hijacking.

Responsible behaviors

  • If you have a question for the BOA community, check that your question has not been answered elsewhere on the site. Use the search feature (both on site content and forum).
  • Post your comment/question to the most appropriate place. Any posts deemed to be in the wrong forum will be moved. Do not cross-post the same question to multiple places.
    • If you have a comment about the website, use the website administrator contact form link, available on the home page.
    • If you have a question regarding dues, change of address, or other association business, use the association manager contact form link, available on the home page.
  • Help yourself and others - make it easy to find your topic and to understand your question or answer. Please see our Help - How to Post on the Forum - page, which is coming soon.
  • Thank those who help you.  It's polite, and may also help others with a similar problem.
  • Members are invited to help other members by responding to their questions when they know the answer or have helpful feedback.

In other words, behave yourself. Treat other people as you would treat them in person -- politely and respectfully.

Remedial Actions

Inappropriate content will be removed by the administrators of this website.  Repeat offense of this Code of Conduct by any member may lose access privileges, up to and including, if necessary, cancellation of their account.

You Can Make theboa.org a Better Place

Our moderators can't be everywhere at once. Therefore, if you witness actions in boards, or other areas that you believe is inappropriate or violates a third-party's rights, please make a note of the time/place where the event occurred and contact the BOA  immediately. Please see our contact page.  In the discussion groups, you may use the "Report to moderator" link those postings which are considered to be in violation of this document.

Last Updated January 24, 2009.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 December 2010 09:07  

Contacts

Buffalo Owners Association
P.O. Box 613
Pine, CO 80470

Website Administrator

Tom Wright
President (term expires 1/28/2018)
303-816-9651

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