Community Rules

Please be aware that a lite version of Our Warwick is currently in operation. As such, there may be some references below to functionality that is not yet available.

The rules and this site

These rules sets out the standards that apply when you upload content to our site, make contact with other users on our site, link to our site, or use or interact with our site in any other way.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these community rules and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these rules, you must not use our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these rules for future reference.

Our terms of website use also apply to your use of our site.

Keep it respectful

We want a community where people feel safe to share their views, and to challenge the views of others. That means being courteous to other members even when you disagree with them, and avoiding insults, personal attacks and bullying behaviour.

Keep it clean

Since our members include some under 18s, we discourage swearing and do not allow content of a violent or sexual nature in our community. Content that glorifies alcohol, drugs and weapons is also not allowed.

Keep it safe

We believe that everyone should be alert to the information they share online, and ask that you avoid sharing any personal information within the community that might allow someone to contact you elsewhere or which could be used to cause you upset or concern if handled badly or shared with someone else against your wishes.

This includes:

  • the name of your school or college,
  • your address,
  • your surname,
  • your email address,
  • your phone number,
  • your usernames for other sites,
  • any place you might be found in the future
  • sensitive personal information about your health or private life.

Keep your passwords private too, even from your friends!

Keep it on topic

Our community is a spam-free zone, so please don’t send identical messages to lots of members or use our community to advertise a product or service. Also, we know that tangents happen, but try to stay on-topic with your posts where you can – remember you can always start a new discussion!

Keep it in English

We love the huge diversity of languages our members can speak! Unfortunately, our team just can’t keep up with them all, so to ensure we can read everything posted to our community and keep it safe all posts must be made in English.

Keep it legal

Please only share material you have the right to use, so avoid anything with a copyright attached or copying & pasting from another source without having a clear right to use it. When you post or upload material to the community, you agree to grant the licences set out in our terms of website use and confirm that you are able to do so.

If you’re unsure whether something is appropriate for our community, please contact our Community Manager to check first.

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. Click here for further details

You may not use our site…

  • in any way that breaches any law or regulation;
  • in any way that is fraudulent;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm people in any way (and this includes other members of this community, whether under or over 18);
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards;
  • to deliberately send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to cause damage;
  • to damage, interfere with or disrupt our site and any related software.

FAQ

How can I report something that I think is inappropriate?

To report something you believe is inappropriate for OurWarwick, simply click the menu arrow button on the relevant message, debate post, or comment, and choose the “Report” option. Alternatively, you can message the Community Manager with your concerns.

What happens if I break one of the community rules?

A member of the OurWarwick team will contact you to explain what rule you’ve broken and how. You might be asked to edit your post, or be told that it has been taken down. If it is particularly serious or you’ve repeatedly broken a rule your account might be temporarily suspended, we may contact your school and/or parents, guardians or carers if you’re a minor, or you might be permanently removed from the community.