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Skywarn Forum - Official Community Guidelines​

Welcome to the official community guidelines page for Skywarn Forum. These official community guidelines are set for all members of the community whether you're a regular member, charter member, premium member, moderator, or an administrator. All members must abide by these same guidelines at all times. Failure to abide by these guidelines may result in warnings, account/feature suspensions, group demotion, staff termination, or temporary to permanent banning. All members are encouraged to report violating activity or activity they suspect could be violating using the report features on the forum. Please understand that the Forum Staff Team (Administrator and Moderators) has full discretion on how to respond to violations. is a privately owned discussion forum. is NOT an official website of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) or the National Weather Service (NWS). makes no claims to be the official website of the National Skywarn Program. Skywarn® and the Skywarn® logo are registered trademarks of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used with permission.

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Official Forum Guidelines​

The following guidelines apply to all members of Skywarn Forum:
  1. Members may not conduct abusive behavior of any kind on this forum. This includes (but is not limited to) political agenda/religious agenda propaganda, conspiracy, abuse, and harmful conduct. This includes racism, bigotry, and hate. This includes constant negative behavior. This includes any threat of harm to another person or self. This includes stalking, harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination of any kind.
  2. Spamming is not allowed on this forum. Joining this forum for the purpose of advertising or commercial activity is strictly prohibited. Non-commercial weather/Skywarn-related links may be inserted into signatures and profiles. Other weather forums may also be linked as long as we can do the same on that forum. Direct advertising is prohibited unless otherwise stated by an administrator of the forum.
  3. Toxic discussions are prohibited. This includes anything political, socially controversial, or religious in nature. The talk of drugs, alcohol, and firearms are not allowed.
  4. Conspiracy theories are prohibited. Misinformation is prohibited.
  5. Adult-rated content is prohibited. This forum is classified as a family-rated forum.
  6. You must be at least 13 years of age or older to join.
  7. Registered/unregistered sexual offenders are prohibited from joining this forum.
  8. Impersonation of any kind is prohibited.
  9. Linking to, uploading, or the transmission of content, media, links, and files that disrupt a computer or internet device is prohibited. This includes "hacking", viruses, adware, Trojans, ransomware, spyware, and the likes.
  10. Violating the privacy of others or yourself is prohibited.
  11. Anti-Skywarn topics or conduct is prohibited.
  12. Other sections of the forum may have additional rules and guidelines that you must abide by.
By using this forum, you agree to abide by these guidelines. If you do not agree, you are not allowed to use this forum.

These guidelines may be updated at any time without notice.

The last update to these guidelines was on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
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