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

    Thank Moderator 1 and the technical team for making the New Topics option not include Current Events!!!!!! And I see the red 'original poster' is back. Great job!

    Comment


      FWIW, Unapproved is still happening when I Edit comments This isn't even about being too long (which seemed to be an issue earlier, maybe still is). These comments post just fine a 2nd time (then I delete the Unapproved comment)as they posted just fine the first time until I edit.

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

      Comment


        Still freezing and blank this morning, not changing pages, just not as often as in days past, maybe.

        Comment


          Originally posted by JB View Post
          FWIW, Unapproved is still happening when I Edit comments This isn't even about being too long (which seemed to be an issue earlier, maybe still is). These comments post just fine a 2nd time (then I delete the Unapproved comment)as they posted just fine the first time until I edit.

          Chrome, Windows 10
          I have been editing posts, albeit usually just one edit, with, knock on wood, no problems with the unapproved. Now that I've said that, I'm doomed
          Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

          Comment


            There is definitely an issue with the main forum page. If you open tabs for the specific forums that you want to view and periodically refresh them, you should have an easier time viewing what you want to see.
            Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

            Comment


              I spoke too soon. Today the problems are back. The forum is terribly slow to load, if it loads at all.

              Comment


                Sporadic episodes of slow loading for the last few days. I usually just give up and check in later. Google Chrome.
                TypaGraphics
                Graphic Design & Websites
                typagraphics.com

                Comment


                  It has been very slow this morning.

                  Comment


                    Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                    It has been very slow this morning.
                    Yes, it has, blank page for minutes practically every change of page.

                    Comment

                      Original Poster

                      I'll let them know we're still having performance issues. Meantime, OT and CE are finally excluded from New Topics, and Today's Posts (also excluding OT and CE) is back!

                      Comment

                        Original Poster





                        Also, lookie here
                        <--------------------

                        User location and Original Poster designation is back!

                        Comment


                          Originally posted by Moderator 1 View Post
                          I'll let them know we're still having performance issues. Meantime, OT and CE are finally excluded from New Topics, and Today's Posts (also excluding OT and CE) is back!
                          Thank you!

                          Comment


                            Originally posted by Moderator 1 View Post



                            Also, lookie here
                            <--------------------

                            User location and Original Poster designation is back!
                            Thank you so much!

                            Also, that little detail of who is the original poster, small thing it is, really helps figure how to respond to posts.
                            Thanks for getting that re-installed.

                            Comment


                              Moderator 1 noticed this morning that prior to about 9:20 (Arizona time) the site was running just fine. About 9:20, it came to a screeching halt for maybe close to an hour (I wasn't checking that frequently).

                              It didn't time out but took minutes to load a page (when Safari 'quit', I switched to Chrome with same slow, slow page loads).

                              Over time it eventually got better but went from fine to horrible within a few minutes
                              Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

                              Comment


                                slow and glitchy today. multiple timeouts.
                                "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

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

                                Comment


                                  And again about 1:10-1:15pm Arizona time.

                                  Came to a screeching halt. No errors but many minutes to load a page.

                                  Now it's behaving reasonably again....
                                  Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

                                  Comment


                                    Just wanted to say thank you mods for all you do!!
                                    AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012

                                    Comment


                                      To catch the glitchitudes, a service like pingdom may be of use. It's $10/month with a 14 day free trial and it should be able to catch the times when the site is just not responding.
                                      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


                                        And here I thought it was just me. I log out and can't get it to remember me when I log back in. Pages are freezing, today I wanted to move forward to revisit the OP of a thread and the buttons and page numbers changed but not the page, then half the page vanished altogether. I'm amazed I managed to get here at all. Hope it's able to be corrected!
                                        Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
                                        Incredible Invisible

                                        Comment


                                          Y'all just don't have the right song and dance.
                                          Turn around three times, say the magic words while sneaking up on the screen.
                                          Find and click COTH, don't forget the sing-song extra notes, tongue out to the right.

                                          If you do all that right, then wait a bit, the page will show up, eventually.
                                          If you miss any one step, all you will see is a blank page.

                                          Three tries and you are out, have to wait for a bit, then you can try again, more careful to get it all right this time.

                                          Seriously, as annoying as these glitches are as user, imagine being the one with the job of chasing them down and fixing them, ugh.

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X