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Please remember that messages are not read by moderators before being sent to the group so take a moment to think about how others will interpret your words.
The views expressed on this group do not necessarily reflect the views of the BCA, its members, employees and volunteers.
Members must not use language or post content that is obscene, otherwise objectionable, illegal or harmful to minors.
Members must not harass, abuse, threaten, or advocate violence against other members or individuals.
Members must be respectful and not post content which is denigrating or belittling towards any person including those who are not members of this group.
Members must not post content which infringes the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of third parties.
Members must not use the Group for advertising, sales or promotion of a business. (It is acceptable to discuss chess events, chess equipment or books. This includes items wanted or for private sale.)
Members must not use the group to promote fundraising activities unless the committee has decided that the BCA will formally endorse the activity through all of its publicity outlets. Members should feel free to contact the committee with suggestions for fundraising activities which will be endorsed on a case by case basis.
Members must not use the group as a source for spam mail.
Members are requested to remove and delete any irrelevant header information from messages which are being forwarded to the list.
Members should confine their discussions to matters relevant to chess, visually impaired chess players, and the BCA. (Brief personal messages are acceptable.)
Members may request time-keepers for an online game but responses should be sent directly to the sender.
Members must not use the group to distribute computer software. It is acceptable to provide links so that members can download software directly from the developers own website.
Members may use the list to discuss the accessibility of chess software including ways of accomplishing various tasks,
however, we ask that members with technical problems specific to their own circumstances seek help directly from experienced members rather than discussing the matter through the group.
The BCA recognises that members may wish to use software which is no longer supported by its manufacturer but please understand that you choose to use such software at your own risk. It is always advisable to back up important files but you should certainly do so before installing any software which the manufacturer has not officially declared as compatible with your system.
Some examples of acceptable topics are:
The analysis of games and variations. These must always be respectful and not denigrate the players.
The performance of anyone participating in a BCA event or BCA members participating in any event.
General discussions about chess tournaments and games from any setting.
The suitability of chess equipment and learning materials for those who are vision impaired.
The suitability of chess software for those who are vision impaired.
Requests and offers for the private sale of chess equipment or learning materials.
Brief personal messages such as greetings, congratulations on achievements away from the board, and expressions of sympathy for illness or bereavement.
Messages are sent to the group without prior approval from a moderator. The BCA committee appoints moderators who have the following discretionary powers in the event of a breach of the code.
Removing any content from the archives that in their opinion is inappropriate.
Issuing a private, public or final warning to a member.
Permanently or temporarily removing a member from the group.
Members can appeal to the BCA committee whose decision will be final.
Reporting inappropriate content
We want this group to be an enjoyable and positive experience so please report any content which you feel to be inappropriate.
Those reading messages on the groups.io website can report content by using the more option which immediately follows the message in question.
Those reading messages by email can contact the moderators by using the contact owner link at the bottom of any email.