OpenRoad Community Forum Guidelines and Code of Conduct
Welcome to the OpenRoad community!
The word community comes from the Latin communis,
meaning common, public, shared by all or many. Accordingly, the OpenRoad
community is made up of many people with a common passion for travel,
adventure, exploration and discovery.
Our goal is to present you with a wealth of professionally produced,
rich media video and related content focused on travel destinations as well as
travel interest categories. Our hope is
that you will share your own adventures with the community by posting your own
pictures, videos, and text in the community forums, and through the travel
story submission feature of this website.
Just like the community in
which you live, all members of the OpenRoad
community abide by a set of Guidelines or “Code of Conduct.” By participating on OpenRoad.tv, you agree to accept the published
Many of you have probably
read Robert Fulghum’s “All I really need to know I learned in
kindergarten.” Mr. Fulghum
wrote that all he really needed to know
about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, he learned in kindergarten…
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and
paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands
and stick together.
Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam
cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or
why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even
the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word
you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.
While it is likely true that
everything you need to know is in there somewhere, we do need to call out a few
specific rules that our community members follow:
Please conduct yourself in a
polite and respectful manner and tone. Inappropriate
posts and posts that do not meet our standards for acceptable discourse
may be removed. Inappropriate posts
include, but are not limited to, anything that is vulgar, obscene, offensive or
adult in nature, direct or indirect personal attacks, harassment or threats,
hate speech, discussion or instructions relating to illegal activity,
infringement on other’s legal rights including trademark, copyright, privacy
and publicity, slander or defamation, false or inaccurate statements, and
violent or abusive content.
Inappropriate posts also
include posts that are not polite, including for example the use of derogatory
names, swearing (including words with letters replaced by symbols), insults,
abusive comments, and strongly negative or anti-social attitudes.
2. Please do not post, or include in an avatar
or signature, any inappropriate or offensive images.
3. Please always use the same screen name and do
not impersonate others. Do not create multiple screen names. Screen names may
not reference your business (except for our sponsors), commercial web sites or
4. Please do not collect e-mail addresses or
post personal information about people, or send anyone insulting or upsetting
private messages, e-mail or spam. Do not include or embed in any post any
applet, script, object, application, or code of any kind that captures, copies,
or collects information.
5. Please do not buy, sell, advertise, or
promote any products or services in your forum posts. The community forum is
made available for sharing and discussing information relevant to the website
content, not for conducting personal business.
6. Please do not bring outside disputes into the forums.
shills, and disruptive visitors are not welcome, and their posts
will be removed. The OpenRoad's forums were created so that people who
share a common interest can communicate with each other in a positive spirit in
an atmosphere that is relatively free from aggravation. Accordingly, trolls,
shills, and disruptive visitors are not welcome.
A "troll" makes a
provocative post primarily to upset forum participants or to provoke an
argument or heated exchange. A "shill" has an undisclosed motive or
agenda, usually posting praise for, criticism of, or inquiries about dealers or
products without disclosing some relationship to the dealer or a competitor, or
the fact that value was given or received in exchange for or to motivate the
post. Disruptive users include those who instigate or who provoke others, those
with bad attitudes who do not seek to participate in the positive spirit of the
site, those who exhibit largely negative or anti-social behavior, those who
seek to upset or cause distress to others, and those whose contributions are
largely in the form of complaints and negative comments. These visitors are not
welcome. Their posts may be removed without notice and their posting privileges
may be suspended or revoked.
The opinions posted on OpenRoad are solely those of the
Productions LLC (“CMP”) does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any
message, and CMP is not responsible for the contents of any message. Those
giving advice on this site may not be experts, and you follow advice posted by
community members at your own risk. By providing you with the ability to share
your content, OpenRoad and
CMP are acting as a passive conduit for such distribution. CMP does not select
the material to be posted, or selectively determine who will receive the
material. CMP reserves the right to monitor some, all, or no areas of this site
for adherence to the above rules or applicable law. CMP reserves the right to
remove, edit, move, or generate a copy of any post and to suspend or revoke the
posting privileges of any person or entity either temporarily or permanently.
Revocations are within the sole discretion of CMP management and are not
subject to appeal or challenge. Revocations apply regardless of user, screen or
entity name. Suspended users may not post or otherwise participate on OpenRoad.tv either directly or
indirectly through entities, fictitious names, third parties, or otherwise.
Posting for or on behalf of a suspended user is grounds for revocation of
posting privileges. Continued participation on OpenRoad.tv by a suspended user may constitute a
trespass, a violation of the user's ISP rules, or other civil and/or criminal violation(s),
and CMP reserves the right to pursue any and all remedies against such
violators, to report the matter to the user's ISP(s), and to refer such matters
to local, state, and/or federal authorities, or to international authorities
and authorities in the user's home country.
That’s it! Please enjoy the OpenRoad and it’s
growing community of passionate travelers.
And don’t forget to take a break for some warm cookies and cold milk
while you are here!
- The OpenRoad Staff