Translation of forum rules and netiquette

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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon Aurora » 22 Oktober 2012, 20:14

And when you read my paragraph, please keep in mind that I haven't written a word English for more than a year. All those grammar mistakes come from watching TV in English :D

6. Handling of infringement of our Netiquette
We (the team of bosom friends/buddies) are trying our best to follow up on everything written. If you find something that violates the rules or the Netiquette and should be censored/moderated according to your belief, it would be best if you notify the "Foren-Mods" (=in English?) or the "Globalen Moderatorinnen" (=in English?). Sometimes it is enough to just express your criticism or counter-argument.
Generally, we are trying our best to criticise in a friendly and constructive way and try not to use brutal and authoritarian methods.
• Unfortunate formulation: Sometimes something can be written (maybe even meant in a good way), without even thinking that it might be understood in a wrong way or may even offend someone else. In such cases you will normally get a PM from the team with a request to change the formulation. Please take this criticism seriously (but not personal).
• Escalating discussions: If a moderator asks you to let a discussion rest, to moderate your tone etc. it is indicated to do so. If you feel misjudged, please write a PM to the "Globalen Mods" (Global Mods?). We are willing to get influenced by good arguments or even change our minds.
• Spam, Advertisments, copyright infringement etc.: Posts definitely violating our rules will be removed without warning.
• Repeated Violations: If we get the impression that we permanently have to clear up your posts, we reserve our right to temporarily shut down your account or to read and approve every post you write before it is published. Before something like this happens you will be notified and warned.

Remember: The severer/more intended a violation against our Netiquette, the more unfriendly our reaction.
LG, Aurora *wink*
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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon Appleblossom » 22 Oktober 2012, 20:36

4. Delicate and controversial issues
Questioning contemporary ideals, we want to achive that women can make peace with their bodies and accept themselves the way they are. That is why we ask of you not to make your new point of view the standard by which everybody else should be measured, and not to substitute old standards by new ones which might cause somebody to feel neglected and judged.

Hence we recommend avoiding statements guided by one's particular taste about bodies; but commenting the clothing's fit instead. (For example: instead of saying: „This makes you look slim/big“, you might say: „This suits you well/not well“.)

One's trouble and frustration whilst shopping clothes differ according to each woman, her taste and body, which might cause many oppositional opinions to clash. Collective moaning can be comforting, as well as giving advice and swapping experiences, but please keep in mind that no new standards should be established.

Within our „community-zone“, especially HydePark, issues that are not relevant for brafitting are being discussed. Particularly subject areas as politics, religion and sexuality can easily result in controversies, because as a matter of course opinions may vary substantionally. If you would like to join those discussions, please keep an objective tone and respect each other.

Whenever a thread escalates, we keep the right to close or delete it.
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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon Maxima » 22 Oktober 2012, 20:39

schleimi hat geschrieben:2. Legibility of contributions
- Please do not use slang words or regional expressions which might lead to others not understanding your posts. / to make sure that everybody will understand.
[color=#800000]- Please pay attention to capital letters. Long texts in particular are difficult to read if written only in small letters.[/color]
- We prefer: whole sentences, capital letters where appropriate, correct spelling and grammar. Please use the built-in spell checker of your browser or text program if in doubt. Alternatively, there are small, free programs available, e.g. http://www.phraseexpress.com
- The same goes for spelling and grammar. If you know you have problems with spelling or typing errors, please use the spell check of your browser or text program. Alternatively, there are small, free programs available, e.g. http://www.phraseexpress.com
- Formatting: Please don't write everything in italics, bold type or colour. This unnecessarily draws attention off the content and to the form of your writing. Writing only in capital letters means shouting on the internet and is considered rude.
- Usage of smilies: smilies are supposed to replace tone, facial expressions and gestures on the internet and therefore are important to make sure that you aren't misunderstood. Too many however make posts unclear and confusing, so don't overuse them either.
- Punctuation marks: one is usually enough. Long sequences of question marks ("?") or exclamation marks ("!") aren't necessary.
- Important: Please choose a significant thread title, which sums up the main content of the topic.


I'd not stick to the German text too strictly but rather try to translate the meaning (free translation) :)
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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon Maxima » 22 Oktober 2012, 20:47

Applebosom:
4. Delicate and controversial issues
Questioning contemporary ideals, we want to achieve that women can make peace with their bodies and accept themselves the way they are. That is why we ask you not to make your new point of view the standard by which everybody else should be measured, and not to substitute old standards by new ones which might cause somebody else to feel neglected and judged.

Hence we recommend avoiding statements guided by one's particular tastes about physical appearance; but commenting the clothing's fit instead (instead of saying: "This makes you look slim/big", you might say: "This suits you well/not well".)

One's trouble and frustration whilst shopping for clothes differ according to each woman, her tastes and body, which might cause many oppositional opinions to clash. Collective moaning can be comforting, as well as giving advice and swapping experiences, but please keep in mind that no new standards should be established.

Within our "community-zone", especially HydePark, issues that are not relevant to brafitting are being discussed. Particularly subject areas as politics, religion and sexuality can easily result in controversies, because as a matter of course opinions may vary substantially. If you would like to join those discussions, please keep an objective tone and respect each other.

Whenever a thread escalates, we reserve the right to close or delete it.[/quote]

I've changed a few things...
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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon Seepferdchen » 22 Oktober 2012, 22:00

Here is my part. Correction is very much appreciated since I'm not an expert on legal English.

VI. Copyright, avatars, forbidden content
1. Only such pictures, texts and other contents may be posted, that are free from rights of third parties (which means that you need to have the right of use/ copyright). If you are in doubt, rather post a link instead. In case of an important exception, an approval may be sent to the Administration of the forum and the picture may be posted afterwards.
  • Quotations are supposted to be limited to the necessary length and be accompanied by sufficient sources.
  • A source must be mentioned with pictures as well – whether they are own pictures or someone else's. Remember the rights of the shown persons and that you must not post pictures of them without their permission.
  • Hotlinking of pictures (embedding with the help of an img-BBCode so that the picture is shown from a foreign server) is a form of traffic theft and therefore prohibited. You may upload the photos on websites such as imageshack or save them as an attachment in the forum.
  • By embedding pictures or other contents (whether as an attachment or with the help of a img-BBCode) you declare that the embedded contents is free from rights of third parties and that you are responsible for the publication.

2. The moderating team reserves the right to delete contents (also avatars) without warning if there are doubts.

3. Asking for copyright protected contents as well as advertising it and posting links to it is prohibited. This also refers to any discussion of illegal topics, such as downloading music, films e.g., which are not free from rights of third parties. Such posts will be deleted without a warning.

4. It is prohibited to post or make available graphics, pictures or texts with National Socialist, pornographic or other contents that is against German law in force or considered as offensive to others by the moderators.

5. Apart from deleting posts, moderators may also block or delete individual users in serious cases.

6. Avatars: The same rules like for all other pictures are valid. The source has to be mentioned in the box in the profile.

7. External Smileys: Linking of external smileys has to be in accordance with the rules of the websites that offer the smileys. If these allow embedding only with additonal links, you have to stick to this rule. Smileys may be hotlinked if it is specially permitted by the website.

8. Users who use their first posts to advertise a product or commercial website will be deleted including their posts and without comment (thread SPAM and advertisement.

According to judgement* of the Landgericht Hamburg on May 12th 2008, one can be held resposible for the contents of websites one posts links to; unless one distances oneself from them clearly. We hereby distance ourselves clearly from the websites and their contents, for which their authors are responsible themselves, mentioned in this forum/ busenfreundinnen.net. There is no responsibility accepted, neither for topicality and correctness of the contents. (* 312 O 85/98 - „Haftung für Links“)
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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon schleimi » 23 Oktober 2012, 10:43

I translated another one.

Netiquette I.

I. General rules

All women should be comfortable at bossom buddies: We aim for a friendly, open and helping atmosphere. Therefore we ask you to treat women respectfully, as you would like to be treated yourself, regardless of their social background, age or education, sexual orientation or origin, religion or bodyshape.

Due to this goal of the forum, there may sometimes be a restriction to free speech; if your own opinion conflicts with the general rules of the forum or the netiquette, we would like to ask you to keep it for yourself or express it elsewhere on the internet.

It is especially important to us that there is an atmosphere where women can learn to appreciate their bodies, no matter their bust size or shape. Negative comments about bodies are undesirable. Just as undesirable are discussions about whether a big or small bust, fat or skinny women are more attractive, so we don't want to discuss norms and ideals like normal weight or BodyMassIndex (BMI).

Beyond that we decided to not allow compliments either, if they relate directly to body attributes, e.g. "You're adorably slim!" or "You've got a great figure!", as these expressions (can) have a normative character, which means that other women measure themselves by them and dispair because they themselves don't fulfill these beauty criteria. Same goes for consoling words like "Your bust is exactly the right size for your body - was it bigger/smaller, it would look disproportional". This is well meant, but for women with a body of different proportions, it may be offending.

Probably, this sounds strict and confusing, but these rules work really well and help creating a comfortable atmosphere at bossom buddies.
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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon MiaRose » 23 Oktober 2012, 17:14

Netiqutte 4

We like to question mainstream ideals and thus help women to cherish their bodies and accept themselves the way they are. Please don’t judge people by your new insights and substitute old norms with new norms, which again might serve to exclude others or make them feel judged.
Therefore, we’d like to advise you to avoid commenting on someone’s body and expressing personal preferences for certain body types. Instead you might want to focus on how a piece of clothing fits. (Thus, instead of saying, „that makes you look thin/fat“, consider saying, „That looks pretty/accentuates your strength“ or „That doesn’t suit you/ suits you well.“)
The issues people encounter and the challenges they face, e.g. when going shopping, differ depending on personal preferences and body type and thus we can expect that opinions will differ as well. Of course, talking and venting about your problems can help and we encourage exchanging experiences, put please refrain from establishing new norms, which in turn might restrict others.
There are many threads on the boards, especially under ‚Hyde Park’ that include discussions that have nothing to do with brafitting. Especially controversial topics such as politics, religion and sexuality spark lively debate and include a variety of viewpoints. If you like to participate in such discussions, we’d appreciate it if you do so in a respectful manner (e.g. no swear words, no bullying, no hate speech).
If a topic gets out of hand, violates our forum rules and netiquette or any German and International law, we reserve the right to close or delete the thread.
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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon schleimi » 23 Oktober 2012, 17:16

Wollte das nicht schon Appleblossom machen?
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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon Appleblossom » 23 Oktober 2012, 17:31

MiaRose hat geschrieben:Ich mache die Netiquette IV, okay?

schleimi hat geschrieben:Wollte das nicht schon Appleblossom machen?


Ist schon da (siehe ein paar Posts weiter oben) *ja*
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Re: Translation of forum rules and netiquette

Beitragvon MiaRose » 23 Oktober 2012, 17:41

Zu spät. Da war ich wohl übereifrig. Sorry.
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