Network Validation is supported and encouraged by the NC of VQNet. Sysops Wishing to add A particular Echo that they feel will bring in more traffic
may do so by sending coordinator a email or netmail with the following information
Name of echo, echo tag qwk confnumber if qwk, any restrictions.
The use of ANSI or high ascii codes, or any profanity/vulgar language in message taglines is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Some users systems will crash
if these extra codes are in the message...plus users of all ages may be accessing the echoes within VQNet.
At times, it may become necessary for me, the NC, to ask a sysop to turn on network validation, restict a certain user from access to posting on
VQNet Network, or other unforseen events. VQNet Sysops must be willing to agree by my requests in the event that this becomes necessary.
VQNet Sysops should NOT participate in the spreading of viruses, ansi
bombs, or any destructive programs, and should NOT make these programs available for download, even if designated as such. Virus scanning of
uploads is encouraged.
VQNet Sysops should respect the privacy of their users, and should
especially not use the priviledged information of user passwords to
attempt to log onto other boards using a users account. Sharing of user information, such as real names, address and phone numbers is allowed in
the event of a problem user, but only with other VQNet net sysops.
However, passwords should NOT be shared even with other sysops. The sharing
of ANY information about users should NEVER be given out to anyone, except
in the aforementioned situation of sharing bad user info with other
VQNet sysops in order to prevent problems with VQNet or VQNet
BBS's. This also applies to law enforcement subpeona of the user data.
Flaming is not acceptable on VQNet, no matter what the echo subject is.
No one is "holding a gun to your head" to force you to read and participate
in the various areas.
If you can't say something nice about a user in an echo, you should either
not say anything at all...or take your "flame" to email or netmail.
VQNet Sysops will be responsible for their users flaming, and will need
to discipline them as they see fit.
Repeated violations of the above agreement may result in termination of
a BBS's status in VQNet without warning.
VQNet Communications Network Application for Membership
SYSTEM OPERATOR INFORMATION:
Real Full Name :
Your Handle/Alias :
Internet Email Address Or Phone No. :
Board Name :
Board Loction :
Board Phone Number or Telnet Address :
Hours of Operation : [ ] 24 hrs/day, or ______ to ______
BBS Software Type :
Mail Transport Method desired :
FTP: Binkp: Pots: Telnet: Ifcico: Email:
Port Number (only if not on standard binkp port of 24554):
Password: Areafix:_____________ Allfix:_______________ Session:______________
By signing (or submitting) this application, I agree to follow the terms
of agreement as listed above. I understand that the Network Coordinator
may ask me to leave the network at any time if I am not, or if he feels
that my board is causing problems for the network.