Koi Forum • Forum rules : FAQs

Hello everyone,

Here are the Koimag forum agreement and set of rules that you must abide by when using the site.

Please can you familiarise yourselves with the guidelines, as, if you fail to adhere to them, your posts could be deleted, and you might be banned.

Welcoming new members on a daily basis, the forum is a great place for sharing and gaining advice about all aspects of the Koi hobby, and it’s also fostered many friendships over the years. Long may this continue!

Thanks for your co-operation,


Forum agreement
Although the forum’s administrators and moderators will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, at busy times, it can be impossible to review every message. Therefore, please acknowledge that all posts made to the forum express the views and opinions of the author, not the administrators, moderators or Koi Carp team and publishers (except for posts made by these people).
By posting in the forum, you’re agreeing to Koi Carp magazine editing and reusing any of your content and associated media.
By using the forum, you’re consenting to any information that you’ve entered being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, the Koi Carp team and publishers, administrators and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempts that may lead to the data being compromised.

Forum rules
By registering to use this forum, you’re agreeing to be bound by the following rules:

Offensive and abusive posts
You’re not allowed to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, or sexually oriented material, or any other content that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so could lead to you being immediately and permanently banned. The IP addresses of all posts are recorded to assist with enforcing these conditions. The Koi Carp team, administrators and moderators have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time, as they see fit.

Consideration to other members
All replies to other members’ posts and private messages should be polite and courteous. The use of aggressive, abusive or inflammatory remarks is strictly prohibited. General banter is allowed, but distinctions will be made between this and being disrespectful to other members. If there’s debate regarding this, the moderators’ decision will be final.

There isn’t a minimum age to join the forum, so any attempt to bypass the swear filter by altering letters, adding spaces, and so on, is not permitted. Persistent offences will result in a ban.

Koi Carp staff, administrators and moderators reserve the right to edit, move or delete posts at any time, and have the final say in all forum matters. If you have a problem or complaint, raise it via a private message to a member of the Koimag team, or use the report button. Abuse towards the Koi Carp team, administrators and moderators is strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate ban.

Locked and deleted posts
If the Koimag team, administrators or moderators have locked a post, and you post it or a similar one again – it will be deleted. To find out why a post has been locked, please contact one of the moderators via a private message, rather than starting another topic.

Links to external websites
External links are allowed, but links to sites that contain material, such as racial or religious hatred, pornography or any other content deemed offensive, abusive or illegal by the Koi Carp team, administrators or moderators will be removed, and the poster may be warned or banned.

Copyrighted material
Members are asked to respect copyright laws. Copying and pasting content, pictures, diagrams, text etc is strictly prohibited. If you don’t own the material you want to share, please use a link.

Please don’t type in capital letters, as this is considered as shouting. It’s permitted to capitalise ONE word for emphasis, but any posts written entirely in capital letters will be deleted.

Business advertising is prohibited on the forum. If you have a business, a link in your signature is allowed, but links to goods for sale, price lists, and so on, will be deleted. If you’d like to book advertising space on the website or forum, please contact: [email protected]

Adverts from private individuals are acceptable, but they must be placed in the Buy/sell area. It’s generally expected that members should contribute to the forum regularly before using this section.
Please be aware that Koi Carp accepts no responsibility for items offered for sale via the forum. It’s simply a message board, where private vendors may offer items for sale or exchange. Our only involvement is to put interested parties in contact with one another. It’s therefore the responsibility of the buyers and sellers to ensure that any transaction is completed in a satisfactory manner, in terms of the goods, payment, and any other aspects of the transaction in its entirety.
It’s good practice to follow basic internet security, so email addresses, home addresses, home phone numbers and mobile phone numbers shouldn’t be included in the buy and sell threads. The Koi Carp team, administrators and moderators have the right to remove any such information to protect your security.

Make sure that you find the most relevant section for your topic because if you post the same item in more than one area, one or all of these posts may be deleted.

How to complain
If you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance please send a private message or email to one of the moderators, site administrators or members of the Koi Carp team, who will deal with it promptly. Alternatively, please use the report button.

These rules are not exclusive and may be amended, extended or otherwise revised at any time.