Gay Guides Message Center Mission and Code of Conduct v1.2
The Gay Guides Message Center forums are provided as a venue for the discussion and exchange of information about Thailand and other related issues. It is a place to submit queries and share experiences, information, concerns, news, and views, and maybe even a little humor for the benefit of members. Responsible, non-abusive, free and open dialog is fostered between members and between members and guys in support of the Gay Guides site mission. Abusive posts shall not be tolerated.
Message Center Membership:
Browse access to the forums is a free benefit of Gay Guides membership. Post access is a privilege granted to like-minded Gay Guides members supportive of gays and gay experiences around the world. Gay Guides membership is a necessary but not sufficient condition for Message Center post privileges. Post access is contingent upon sharing the Message Center Mission and observing the Covenant and the Code of Conduct. Publicly demonstrated member conduct, prior to joining Gay Guides that establishes a history of egregious conduct or chronically problematic behavior may be considered in the determination of granting Message Center post access.
Failure to observe the Covenant or the Code of Conduct shall constitute cause for termination of Message Center post privileges. Egregious member conduct in external forums may give cause for Gay Guides Message Center post-access privileges to be reviewed and revoked at Gay Guides Management discretion. Forum shopping to violate Gay Guides member privacy will not be tolerated. Termination of post privileges shall in no way affect the status of Gay Guides Site Membership which shall remain in good standing with all other benefits intact.
The determination of violations is the sole purview of the Gay Guides Management. Message Center post privileges may be terminated without prior notice at the discretion of the Management.
The Gay Guides Management takes very seriously the privacy of its members and recognizes the desire and in many cases the need for discretion. Personal information that can be used to identify a member, a user, or a go-go boy or bar boy, whether or not a Gay Thailand member, shall not be permitted. No member shall publish or cause to be published such personal information. A violation of the Covenant shall be cause for immediate termination of Forum privileges.
Posting to the appropriate forum is essential to a well=run board. If you post to a board that is not on topic, the moderators will move this topic to the correct board. The decision to move topics is the sole discretion of the moderators and Gay Guides management.
This website is geared toward an adult audience. However, we are not an adult pornographic website. NO posting of nudity in any form is allowed. Any such posts will be immediately deleted. There is also no discussion of underage sex. In Thailand and in most places in the world, sex with minors is illegal. Anyone that promotes sex with someone under the legal age of consent will be reported to the authorities.
Thailand is a Kingdom in which respect for the Royal Family is expected. There will be no posts allowed that disparage or insult the royals.
No links to pornographic websites are allowed. Posting these links will result in immediate removal of the post and disillusion of the membership of the poster.
Personal information is any information that identifies a person or his residence or place of employment and includes but is not necessarily limited to:
- first and last name
- residential or business address
- phone number
- Social Security number
- credit card number
- e-mail address
- Photos of subject or subject's family/friends/pets/place of residence or employment/study, automobile*, or auto license plate.
- IP address
- age or any other specific information which clearly identifies an individual.
All GoGo and Host work-related information is exempt provided the guy, with intent, has made that information publicly available or has given tacit approval for such information to be made available.
Exception: A member may choose to disclose his first name in signing his posts. Under that circumstance, usage of a first name to address or refer to that member shall not be deemed a violation of the Covenant. Without public announcement by the individual, such first name usage shall be considered a violation of the Covenant and Code of Conduct.
* Under circumstances where some unusual aspect of the automobile would make it readily identifiable.
In all instances, Gay Guides management shall be the final arbiter of what constitutes personal information.
Code of Conduct:
Gay Guides membership is restricted to Adults Only. That Message Center members shall be expected to behave as adults is not an undue burden. The expected conduct standard for the Gay Thailand forums is the same as that observed every day in society by adults in our neighborhoods, towns, and cities. It is based on straightforward mature behavior, civility and courtesy that you find in a neighborhood Pub or Tavern where neighbors and acquaintances joined by occasional strangers come together to socialize in good temper, to share conversation, and to hoist, in moderation, a glass of favorite beer or wine or a cup of coffee or tea.
These forums are NOT presented for abusive arguing and name calling, score-settling, thread stalking, or general cyberspace blood sport for the chronically bored.
As in any Pub or Tavern, an egregiously abusive or chronically problematic customer (member) shall be banned from further post participation.
In all instances, Gay Guides management shall be the final arbiter of what constitutes egregiously abusive conduct or when a member has crossed the line of "chronically problematic".
In general, terminated memberships shall not be eligible for reinstatement.
USER CONTENT LICENSE:
If you submit anything via Gay Guides or to Gay Guides and/or its owner(s) by any method (such as a web post, email, file transfer protocol, etc.), you grant the owner(s) of Gay Guides a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide, royalty free, sub-licensable license to everything you submit, which includes without limitation the right for the owner(s) Gay Guides or any successor in interest or third party the owner(s) of Gay Guides designates, to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, modify and adapt (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed, anything submitted by you. You acknowledge that any submissions you make may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by Gay Guides, its owner(s), successors and/or assigns and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.
Welcome to the Gay Guides Message Center. We hope that you will find your time in attendance pleasant, informative, and from time to time maybe even a little fun. Share your experiences, comments, and questions with members of like-minded interests or with some hot hunky escorts. The Message Center is what you make of it. We hope it is put too good and effective use. Thanks for coming in. The floor is yours.
The Gay Guides Management