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Community guidelines

Here you'll find a set of guidelines (think of them as a cheat sheet) to ensure the goals of the community are kept in mind at all times.

These guidelines are an abbreviated version of the user agreement you'd have agreed to when you signed up. They've been created to help protect community members (you) and the provider of the service (Curtin University). Just to let you know, the following is a list of penalties you will receive if you do not stick to these guidelines:

  1. Warning (via private message)
  2. Suspension (1 week)
  3. Permanent suspension

Play fair at all times, respect the community, its readers and yourself at all times.

Use of personal information

Any contribution, comment, post, chat or uploaded content must not include personal information about the user or another user that can reasonably identify an individual. For example; Jenny Smith, teacher at Shenton Park College. Breaching this guideline will result in the content being edited or removed to ensure the person can no longer be identified.

Action taken:  First offence – personal information edited or removed, and official warning given. Second offence – suspension for one week and second warning given. Third offence – Permanent suspension 

Inappropriate comments or activities

Any contribution, comment, post, chat or uploaded content must be appropriate to the aims, spirit and goals of StudentBox. Continual misuse may lead to members being permanently suspended or in extreme cases, reported to the authorities.

Action taken: First offence - inappropriate content removed and official warning given. Second offence - suspension (1 week). Third offence - permanent suspension.

Criticism of people, your school or university

This community encourages the positive contribution of content, and any direct criticism of other users, other people outside of the community, organisations, services and especially schools and universities is not acceptable and is not in the spirit of the community. Criticisms will result in the offending content being removed and the member responsible being warned, posting privileges revoked, or permanently suspended if the criticism persists.

Action taken: First offence - inappropriate content removed and official warning given. Second offence - suspension (1 week). Third offence - permanent suspension.

Abusive behaviour

Abusive behaviour including abusive language, swearing, threats, stalking, teasing, or any offensive comments made on the grounds of race, sex, religion or personal circumstance will result in the offending content being removed and the publishing member permanently suspended. Extreme cases may be reported to authorities.

Action taken: First offence - inappropriate content removed and official warning given. Second offence - suspension (1 week). Third offence - permanent suspension.

Deliberate misuse of the community

Use of the community outside of the intention, nature and spirit of the stated scope will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to – for commercial business or personal gain; to promote products; to state a personal agenda or belief; to mislead users; to cause disruption or damage to a person or organisation; to phish; to defraud; to meet or make contact with personal members inappropriately; to defame individuals.

Action taken: First offence - inappropriate content removed and official warning given. Second offence - suspension (1 week). Third offence - permanent suspension.

Inappropriate contact or conversations

Use of the community to seek out or meet other users for reasons other than to discuss, exchange information about, create groups and networks relating to, or share experiences of aiming for university is strictly forbidden. Evidence of dating, stalking or grooming will be removed immediately, and acted on accordingly.

Action taken: First offence - inappropriate content removed and official warning given. Second offence - suspension (1 week).

Copyright material

Text, photographs, video and audio content that is copyright cannot be posted directly within the community. Links to content on other sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Flickr can be posted but the files themselves cannot be uploaded or stored on this community. Material breaching copyright restrictions will be removed. Continual posting of copyright material will result in permanent suspension.

Action taken: First offence - inappropriate content removed and official warning given. Second offence - suspension (1 week). Third offence - permanent suspension.

If you have any suggestions, want to report an issue, or just tell us how great we are, please get in touch through our contact us page.

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