The information contained in this web site, and its associated web sites, is provided as information to the Internet community. We try to provide quality information, but make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site and its associated sites. Advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case; nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of a competent veterinarian. All individuals should consult their adoption group, veterinarian, or trainer in the event of specific medical or behavioral problems, and not rely on the discussion board as the sole source of information.
Greytalk enforces a set of rules of membership for a very simple reason:
To ensure that the Greytalk discussion forums are a friendly, unintimidating venue for posting messages about the retired racing greyhound as a pet.
Messages, which contravene these rules, will be unceremoniously deleted without any explanation. If people feel these rules are too restrictive or dictatorial they should seek out an alternative forum.
Greytalk Discussion Forums Use Agreement and Terms of Service:
The real-time nature of this bulletin board makes it impossible for Greytalk to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted herein. Furthermore, Greytalk does not endeavor to completely curate this resource. We do not necessarily, actively, monitor the contents of Greytalk for accuracy, sense, or decency. We do our best, but occasionally, things slip by.
You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use the Greytalk Discussion forums to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violates any law. You will not post commercially oriented posts to promote your own commercial interests except in the Pet Merchandise area. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by Greytalk.
At no time are you to use information gathered from Greytalk to contact any person or entity in a way that any reasonable person would determine to be abusive, hateful, harassing and or threatening, or invasive of a person's privacy.
Additionally, you agree to this very important thing:
To consult and follow the General Guidelines and Provisions in good faith.
We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Greytalk or any entity associated with Greytalk. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
Although Greytalk does not and cannot review all the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. There are literally thousands of forums out there on the internet with no censorship of any kind. If you cannot accept our rules or the manner in which they are enforced, you should vent your anger on one of those forums. The Greytalk forums will not be used for arguing the rules with Admin. If you need to question or protest the rules, please PM or email the administrator or a moderator.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless, Greytalk or the makers of the bulletin board framework and their agents, with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
Greytalk must also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of legal action arising from any message posted by you. All data that is passed to and from the server is logged and subject to review.
Greytalk reserves the right to reproduce, edit, remove, or distribute any post contained in the Greytalk forums. All posts become the property of Greytalk, except when copyrighted material is posted (and hence properly cited).
You may only create one single user identity. Do not share this account and do not make more than one single account for yourself.
Please note that chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate in the Greytalk forums.
General Guidelines and Provisions:
The Greytalk forums aren't run by rules, per se. Rather, it is moderated by the Administrators and moderators who put themselves in the position of making difficult judgment calls. If you're wondering why we moderate, you should check this out. Most of these Guidelines are geared towards just improving the state of the forum. Some of these Guidelines are more prohibitive, however, and they function as rules.
Greytalk is for the discussion of the retired racing greyhound as a pet. There are thousand of websites out there for the discussion of every other subject under the sun so we'd appreciate it if you stuck to the topic of greyhound pets.
Off Topic and Soap Box are the ideal place for friendly banter and rants.
In all forums there shall be no insulting people. Aggressiveness and/or abusiveness will not be tolerated. Don't make posts that are inflammatory just to get people riled up. Remember, if it appears like aggressiveness to us, it qualifies for penalization. Substance is the key to any argument. We will not tolerate posts that create an intimidating atmosphere on the forums and we will not accept provocation as an excuse. Access to any or all parts of Greytalk is a privilege not a right and it can be revoked at any time without warning.
Greytalk is a powerful, public community and as such, wishes to make a positive first and lasting impression to the general public. Because of this, we feel it is necessary to take the stance that we neither condone or encourage letter writing campaigns, telephone barrages, or private solicitations, with Greytalk as the point of reference, in response to any controversial articles or cross postings. Any posts of this nature will be found to be in violation of the TOS and promptly edited and/or deleted, and the original poster warned. Under no circumstances are you permitted to alter a moderators edits. Doing so may result if your access being removed.
There can be no solicitation for individuals, but we may allow, at our sole discretion, requests for organization level fund-raising by known or reputable third parties. Solicitation where allowed should be for items not money. Things like blankets, kennels and the like are acceptable. Again, Greytalk has the sole discretion on whether a request will be allowed or not.
In the same vein, we also feel it necessary to discourage blanket PMing (Personal Message system) of Greytalk members for the purpose of raising personal donations, for GT members who appear to be in need. If you feel you have good cause to raise money for a private party, please email or PM the administration with your request and it will be reviewed. In some cases, we may make an exception.
Ad hominem attacks are not welcome. Criticize ideas, not people. Flaming will not be tolerated.
Don't be persistently snide or disruptive. We may not notice one or two posts, but if you consistently post messages that are more about 'having a go' at other members, than contributing an informative opinion we will notice it and penalize you.
Don't ask us to penalize another member on the forums. If you have some gripe or objection with what another member has said, send us an email but do not inflame the situation by raising issue on the public forums.
No asking or polling whether Admin was right or wrong to take an action. We enforce these rules as fairly as is humanly possible. If you don't believe us or trust us, you should seek an alternative forum. If you need to protest our enforcement of the rules, email or PM a moderator.
No pornographic, sexually offensive, sexually explicit, or objectifying material. Simple rule. Administrator's judgment applies here. Sexually suggestive images will be heavily scrutinized.
Respect the privacy of others. Do not post other's phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, pictures, etc., without their permission. Privacy includes posting images of other people, their pets and/or children without first getting their express consent.
Do not use foul language. Although Greytalk is primarily, an "adult" forum, we do have several younger members and children of regular members visit frequently. You have all the time in the world when writing (as opposed to speaking), to think about how to say something and rephrase it, so there is no excuse for foul language however passionate you may feel about something. Use of foul language whether indirect or disguised, ie. $hit, a***ole is always inappropriate.
Do not post information on animal abuse. While we are sensitive to the subject, we have found through experience that such posts only enrage the community and do nothing to help the issue. A better outlet is your local ASPCA.
NO SPAMMING. No commercial-oriented posts (except in the Pet Merchandise forum), and no flooding with useless content.
Discussion of the Nature of the Greytalk Forums:
Greytalk is owned and operated by a member of the United States Armed Forces. Therefore GreyTalk will not be used to dishonor this great nation or the Commander-in-Chief in any way. Presidential humor is normally OK, bashing is not. Sole discretion is with the Greytalk staff.
Greytalk is a greyhound pet owner enthusiast's site, and the forums are an extension of Greytalk. It's an incredibly fun place to hang out, and it's a truly "open" place because our community members come in with broad interests and backgrounds, yet still find a way to meet on common ground. Members of all levels of expertise intermingle, and enthusiasts with intense passions for greyhounds meet up with others just like them.
The Greytalk forums, as fun and diverse as they may be, were never intended to facilitate the needs of everyone who wants to talk about anything at any time. Rather, Greytalk is privately owned and operated. We use moderators to keep the content in-line, to a certain extent, with the vision and purpose of Greytalk as a whole.
Greytalk will administer the forums so that the loudest, most profane individuals are NOT given the chance to steal the floor by sheer audacity. If you hang around for a while, you'll realize that it is a very open, yet responsible place. "Open" has never meant that individuals have a license to abuse the Forum and its audience. Open has never meant that blatant racism and sexism would be tolerated. "Open" has never meant that individuals are free to beat topics into the ground and thrive on "pissing people off;" "shock value" is not something that we value, and it has absolutely nothing to do with true openness.
Put simply, Greytalk is a community of people with similar interest on certain levels, and the forum is an open atmosphere for intelligent interests. Still, as a community, we have to get along, and for that to happen, there have to be some rules.
Titles (such as Jr. Greylover and Greyaholic) are accredited to members according to how many messages they have posted and are for fun. They are not meant to discredit or diminish anyone. If you hate titles, feel free to ignore them.
Be sure to check HERE for the latest information and as always, These guidelines are subject to change at any time and without notice.