Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You're responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the Forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it--details of personal disputes may be better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts, though are not legally obligated to do so, regardless of content.

Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting. Moderators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts unless they have been alerted and have determined that a post, thread or user has violated the Forums' policies. Moderators do not regularly independently monitor the Forums for such violations.

Profanity, outright vulgarity, blatant personal insults or otherwise inappropriate statements will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

Users may provide their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, individuals, etc.; however, accounts involving allegations of criminal behavior against named individuals or companies MUST be first-hand accounts and may NOT be made anonymously.

If a situation has been reported upon by a reputable news source or addressed by law enforcement or the legal system it is open for discussion, but if an individual wants to make their own claims of criminal behavior against a named party in the course of that discussion, they too must identify themselves by first and last name and the account must be first-person.

Criminal allegations that do not satisfy these requirements, when brought to our attention, may be removed pending satisfaction of these criteria, and we reserve the right to err on the side of caution when making these determinations.

Credible threats of suicide will be reported to the police along with identifying user information at our disposal, in addition to referring the user to suicide helpline resources such as 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it's understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users' profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses -- Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it's related to a horse for sale, regardless of who's selling it, it doesn't belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions -- Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services -- Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products -- While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements -- Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be "bumped" excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues -- Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators' discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the �alert� button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your �Ignore� list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you'd rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user's membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Report Site Glitches here!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Originally posted by clanter

    and that is is getting progressively worse, appears to not favor one platform or the other as I think every one is being affected Started out a few days ago

    I can reload to CoTH main page ..not to bulletin board without problem... but attempt to access the forum ...get the windy little dial going and going and going and going and going
    Ditto. Running Firefox on Mac OS10.10.1

    Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
    Alfred A. Montapert

    Comment


      Originally posted by Bluey View Post
      I caught this with the glitch that freezes COTH page when I tried to post and then just sits there as a white page for minutes:

      Error while saving content: %1$s

      error_information_x-1


      Seems one error could be in the saving information program?

      Didn't do it with this post, so who knows.
      I’m getting this today.....when I can actually get onto the website (it’s been hanging up most of the time!) Using chrome on my iPad
      Breast cancer survivor!

      Comment


        Getting lots of Unapproved posts the last few days.

        1 was a fairly long one, and it was recommended to me by Simkie to make shorter posts. That worked.

        But then, I've made several comments not nearly that long, they went through fine, but on an Edit, got sent to Unapproved hell, so I had to break those up into short comments, about the length of this one.

        Chrome, Windows 10
        ______________________________
        The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

        Comment


          Me? Yesterday and this morning... Safari and Chrome... the page(s) will take forever to load (60+ seconds). Then fine, then very, very slow again.
          Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

          Comment


            Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
            Me? Yesterday and this morning... Safari and Chrome... the page(s) will take forever to load (60+ seconds). Then fine, then very, very slow again.
            I agree--lots of intermittent lag lately.

            Comment


              I forgot about that - yes, lots of random lag in the last 3-4 days here too.
              ______________________________
              The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

              Comment


                So-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-ow.
                "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

                Comment


                  Another person finding it to have lag times lately.

                  Comment


                    I've been seeing a lot of lag time as well. I've had to give up on accessing the forum quite often lately. I'm using Chrome on a Windows 10 laptop.

                    Rebecca

                    Comment


                      often when I click on a subscribed thread link in my notifications, I get a permission denied not authorized to access message.
                      Also, intermittently slow as molasses recently.
                      "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                      ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

                      Comment


                        Originally posted by Ghazzu View Post
                        often when I click on a subscribed thread link in my notifications, I get a permission denied not authorized to access message.
                        This typically means that one of the posts that is in that notification has been deleted.

                        Comment


                          Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                          This typically means that one of the posts that is in that notification has been deleted.
                          But that isn't the case. I can go back to the main page and find the post. And it happens multiple times a day and on non controversial threads.
                          "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                          ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

                          Comment


                            It takes forever to get the forum page to load and sometimes it times out. Sometimes just getting to the COTH site is impossible. This has been happening for a week at least.
                            I hope it is fixed soon. It's a big problem and COTH is the only site that I'm having this issue with.

                            Comment


                              Originally posted by skydy View Post
                              It takes forever to get the forum page to load and sometimes it times out. Sometimes just getting to the COTH site is impossible. This has been happening for a week at least.
                              I hope it is fixed soon. It's a big problem and COTH is the only site that I'm having this issue with.
                              Me too.

                              If you wait long enough to load, it will say TIMED OUT!

                              Comment


                                This morning, totally unable to get to even the main Forums page.

                                This afternoon it is responding as I'd expect.
                                Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

                                Comment


                                  Originally posted by clanter
                                  I suspect whatever filter that has been devised is pretty much a piece of junk that was salvaged from some other failed venture as all repairs so far have been patchwork since the inception (hey Ignore function that never worked) .... whatever, at the rate of loss of Active Members soon the problem will be solved as nearly Half of the former active members have gone away to other lands... down to under 3200 now... make that under 3150
                                  Sure a large assumption based on what I have no idea about why the pages are loading the way they are or how the website is being maintained... etc..

                                  Not even sure why you are tracking the number of 'active' members as you have nothing to do with the management of this website...




                                  Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

                                  Comment


                                    Originally posted by skydy View Post
                                    It takes forever to get the forum page to load and sometimes it times out. Sometimes just getting to the COTH site is impossible. This has been happening for a week at least.
                                    I hope it is fixed soon. It's a big problem and COTH is the only site that I'm having this issue with.
                                    I have been seeing this intermittently also for more than a week. The forums are more affected than the main site but both have the problem sometimes. I'll come back in an hour and it will be fine. It will happen on first load as well as while posting a comment.
                                    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket

                                    Comment


                                      Lots of time out errors yesterday and already today.

                                      Comment


                                        Today, so far, things are back to normal.

                                        Comment


                                          Originally posted by skydy View Post
                                          Today, so far, things are back to normal.
                                          Mostly, it still quit on me a bit ago once, but otherwise has been working.

                                          Before it was quitting very often.

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X