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You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “ROYALMAILCHAT” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “ROYALMAILCHAT” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “ROYALMAILCHAT” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.


It is fair to say that those in the top jobs come in for a lot of criticism on this forum, please post constructive criticism and nothing else. Any libellous or slanderous posts will be deleted or amended, in no way should these personalities have any abuse aimed at them, period.


Ongoing actions that make more work for the Moderators and Administrators or regularly annoy other members and require moderator action will not be tolerated. If banning you is easier than dealing with the problems you are causing, you will be banned.

Please remember everyone is welcome on this site. Customers, CWU Officers, Royal Mail Managers, all Royal Mail employees, the General Public, the press,and even MPs, so please do not resort to abuse if people of a different political persuasion or viewpoint to you, post on a thread.

If someone has a different position to you please respect their right to have differing views, and enjoy yourself when picking holes in their position in a constructive way. We would much rather have a long winded well thought out argument, picking out weak points in someone’s position, than have a thread full of 1 line insults.

Please do not in any circumstances resort to name calling or behaviour that could be deemed as bullying or harassment. Specifically, regarding the term “scab”. It does have an historical meaning in some circles, but it can also be seen as abuse by others. Therefore members are requested to use the more acceptable term of “Strike Breaker”

Just because someone has a different viewpoint or political position to you, it does not mean that they are a “Manager” or a “Union fanatic”, any posts making such assumptions or generalisations will be pulled or amended and the poster warned. This also applies to posts that are not aimed at individuals but at groups.

Except for nationally known personalities please do not name any individuals on here, rather use their “work title” or “my/a colleague” instead. When posting copies of articles available on the Internet that name individuals please ensure that links are provided to the original article.

If you suspect anyone of trolling do not respond to their posts as this will only encourage them. Most internet trolls post objectionable material or opinions just to get a reaction, if members do not respond then a troll will get bored and leave. If you believe a member is trolling then PM Postman or one of the Moderators.

Try to research information before commenting on a persons position. This can be a grey area and we cannot stifle a persons view on certain things just because we do not agree with it. However, those who hold these views should try to present them in the most constructive way possible.

Do not hijack threads for a flame war and do keep to the original topic, having a lot of off topic posts in the threads is no good to any one. POSTMAN or the Moderators will first post warnings in any thread that does go excessively “Off Topic” and ultimately may lock it.

The PM facility is in no way be used to abuse or spam another member, regardless of who they are or where they work. Some users may also have their e-mail displayed and any abuse sent by this method will be reported to the ISP of the offender. Anyone receiving abusive messages by either method are requested to alert POSTMAN or a Moderator at the earliest opportunity. Please be aware in the case of email abuse all the headers of the email, and the main body of text, will be required to identify and report the culprit.

Do not try to get around the swear filter, it is there for a reason, please keep any swearing to a minimum please.

Please use ordinary English, no “text talk” or posts entirely in LARGE CAPS which in internet etiquette is known as shouting.

As this board is readily available to the public and therefore minors no images of a pornographic nature are to be posted. Any such occurrence can and will be deleted by POSTMAN and Moderators as soon as it is discovered. Repeated offences of this nature may mean summary removal of your account and your ISP informed.

POSTMAN and the Moderators will address breaches of the above rules and agreements on an individual basis as soon as they are able. However, members are requested, that if they do come across any posts that they feel breach the spirit and ethos of RMC, then alert POSTMAN or a Moderator using the PM facility.

There is also a “report post” function on the site,please use this if any of the above rules have been broken.

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