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<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Further information on this publication, including updates, can be </span><a href="directory">found here.</a><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">The current edition is the Second Edition - Spring 2009, published Friday 22nd May 2009.</span></font>
<span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> Forum Rule 6 incorporates our policy on Cookies, to comply with UK data protection legislation.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">For those in other parts of the world, laws may be different.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">1. You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material that is false, abusive, obscene, or otherwise against any United Kingdom (English) law, or that of your own country. Spam is not tolerated, so don't do it. Bigoted, racist, narrow minded, homophobic/transphobic behaviour is not allowed here either.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">2. The profiles, and posted messages, express the views of the author, and not the views of the forum as a whole, or the administrators. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator of this forum immediately. The administrators of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content. You are solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the administrators, and anyone else connected with providing this service.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">3. When you register, you get to pick your username. It does not need to be your own name, but please keep it clean. Please don't give your password out to another person (except an administrator) for your protection. You also agree not to use another person's account for any reason, unless discussed with an Administrator. We also recommend you use a unique password for your account. After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile, if you wish to do so. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. You get the chance to upload an avatar, or a small picture of yourself, or a character of your choice. Any inappropriate information will be removed, without prior notice.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">4. The Administrators understand some people may be concerned about your email address being on display to other members. While the Administrators policy of not letting obvious or known spammers join, we cannot guarantee absolute privacy. All members have the option, in their Profile/User CP, to hide their email address from other members. If you tick this, it will show on your profile in italic print, so that you know it has been done correctly. Your email address must be a valid one, as Administrators may need to use it in exceptional circumstances. The email box scheme is to be removed from both Forums, in due course, because of technical problems with it’s use. There is also a Private Messaging system for contacting other members, and a number of features in this allow you to customise what you get.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">5. In the event of your membership being terminated or disallowed for reasons of Forum abuse, or a complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum, the administrators of this forum will pass details of this to your network administrator and/or ISP. This may also include any similar complaints or issues if you have membership on any similar services provided by the Administrator and friends. In extreme cases, the Police may be contacted (although in nine years of running groups, the Administrator has never had to do this). IP addresses are recorded with every post, but other members (aside from moderators and administrators) do not see your IP address, but it will instead show as ‘Logged’. You do not need to do anything to make this happen, as it does so by default.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">6. Please note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer. The cookie is also used if you select the item marked "Login forever/keep me logged in". The administrators do not see what is contained within this cookie. Cookies are essential for the use of the Forum board to work properly. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Our cookies have the file names SMFCookie463. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at <a href="http://www.aboutcookies.org/">www.AboutCookies.org</a> (this link provided for guidance only).</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">7. If you work for any of the bus operators, local authorities, etc. featured, you agree that you are here for entertainment and general banter only, and not to snoop on staff performance, except with the approval of an Administrator. We can't always spot if a driver has a fag in their hand when taking pictures, or is on their mobile phone while cruising down the hill, so please remember, we do this as a hobby - not to get anyone fired.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">8. The names shown in this board are for illustrative purposes only. Any trademarks are acknowledged in advance. Product and brand names are also for information, not placement.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">9. The administrator reserves the right to change the settings on the group at any time, if required, to maintain or enhance the operations of the group. Notice (of at least 24 hours) will always be given (by means of an Administrators newsletter announcement) where possible. In extreme cases (outwith the Administrators control) this may not apply. In these cases, the administrator promises to explain why afterwards. Major changes to the group will be communicated by announcements, which you will not receive if you choose not to. We respect your privacy. </span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">10. If you receive a PM (personal message), you will normally receive an email notification of this (these can be turned off via the forum). DO NOT REPLY TO THIS NOTIFICATION, otherwise it goes direct to the Administrator.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">11. Suzy is currently operating two Forums – Dundee Area and Anglia. Members of the Dundee Area Bus Forum wishing to access the Anglia Bus Forum will need to register separately for the Anglia board, and this is also true vice-versa. You can pick the same username if you wish, subject to availability. If you choose a different user name, please send a PM to Suzy Scott to advise me, so I can ensure your account gets approved correctly (and not inadvertently rejected because I didn’t know who you are!)</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">12. Membership is subject to approval. Further information may be requested by the Administrators in certain cases, at our discretion (currently, this information is being requested for non-UK members, that is members that show up with an international IP address).</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">13. If your User ID or signature contains links to commercial websites (that is deemed not to be in the general interests of the membership i.e. pills), the Administrators reserve the right to terminate or refuse your membership without warning.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">14. There is no charge for membership. Add-on options, where offered, are priced and conditioned separately.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">15. You use the service at your own risk. The rules of our hosting company also apply.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">16. A policy is in place as regards how to request fleetlists, please ensure that this is followed.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">17. Your login user name and password are for your own personal use only, and should not be shared with any third parties. Additionally, should a member share their own login details on any public website or login bypass scheme, their details will be removed from the group, and a permanent bar imposed. We have some basic security on the group to avoid spam, and to protect the company staff we have here (see rule 7). Everyone is welcome in this group, but the Administrators do have the final say, for the benefit of everyone on board.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">18. The contents of this website and forums, and communications between this website and forums and its users, are protected by database right, copyright, confidentiality and the right not to be intercepted conferred by section 1(3) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The use of those contents and communications by Internet Service Providers or others to profile or classify users of this site for advertising or other purposes is strictly forbidden.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Glosssary:</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">IP - Internet Protocol</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">ISP - Internet Service Provider</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">PM - personal message</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Signature – the personal text you can show on the bottom of every post</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">SMF – Simple Machines Forum (the software we use for the board).</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">User ID – the name you chose when you signed up for the Forum</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Our coverage area is defined as Angus, Dundee City, Fife, and Perth &amp; Kinross, plus The Mearns - Stonehaven areas of Aberdeenshire, and Dunblane - Kinbuck areas of Stirling. You do not need to live in these areas to join, but most of the information posted will relate to these areas in some way.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Forum Administrator - Suzy Scott - either PM me, or email <a href="mailto:dundee@suzyscott.com">dundee@suzyscott.com</a><a href="mailto:anglia@suzyscott.com"></a><a href="mailto:dundee@suzyscott.com"></a><a href="mailto:dundee@suzyscott.com"></a> with any questions or concerns. Occasionally, Suzy may have to become a ‘backseat admin’ temporarily if/when life takes over. Should this happen, another administrator will be left in charge. A message will be posted on the ‘Forum News &amp; Information’ board, and add ‘currently backseat admin’ to her signature.<br>Secondary Administrators – Chris Forbes and Tails Prower 2040<br><br>Any problems with these processes? Contact the Administrator online by sending a private message (in the forum) to "Suzy Scott". If you cannot get online, send an email to <a href="mailto:dundee@suzyscott.com"></a><a href="mailto:dundee@suzyscott.com">dundee@suzyscott.com</a><a href="mailto:anglia@suzyscott.com"></a> as applicable.<br>Please include as much information about the problem you are having. Screen grabs are welcome, but no bitmaps please! Please include your operating system (i.e. Windows, Mac, Linux etc.), browser (IE, Netscape, Firefox, Camino, Opera etc.) and details of any firewall or anti-virus software running on your machine.<br><br>In the event that the Forum is completely gone, it may well be a problem with the server as a whole.<br><br>If you need to email alert the administrators, use <a href="mailto:suzyscott@btconnect.com">suzyscott@btconnect.com</a> instead, because the emails tied in with the Forum will not work if the Forum is down! Suzy will post relevant updates on <a href="http://suzyscottdotcom.livejournal.com/">her LiveJournal</a>, where possibile.<br><br>Last updated Monday 10 November 2008 - change to Rule 4, added Rules 16, 17, 18<br>Tidied up and reformatted to HTML Wednesday 11 February 2009</span>
<span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Dundee Area Bus Forum opened for business in May 2005, to replace the previous newsgroups.<br> <br> The Forum allows like minded bus enthusiasts to discuss happenings, and share information. You can use this forum to discuss buses - vehicles, routes, services, infrastructure, anything. You can share pictures and sounds, as well as request information from other members.<br> <br> We cover a fairly specific area - the council areas of Angus, Dundee City, Fife, Perth and Kinross, plus The Mearns - Stonehaven areas of Aberdeenshire, and the Dunblane - Kinbuck areas of Stirling, as guidelines.<br> <br> All operators based in the area are covered. Also, operators from outside the area are also covered if they operate one or more registered local bus services into our area.<br> <br> Additional boards exist for non-local operators, long distance coaches, and member’s personal news and announcements. The board requires no special software, and is very easy to use. All you have to do is to register an account, and once that is over, you can come and go on the Forum as and when you like.<br> <br> Please take a moment to read the other two articles in this category, which explain how to join, and our Forum Rules. Once you have joined, you can set preferences for many things, send Personal Messages (PM’s) to other Forum members, ask questions and post your own sightings, and much more besides. If you ever are unsure of anything, please feel free to ask an Administrator.</span>
<span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></span><span style="color: blue; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Please take a few moments to look through the other articles under Visitors News.</span><br style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> These include Forum Rules, and a brief explanation of what we are.</span><br style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <br style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(128, 0, 128); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(128, 0, 128); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></span><span style="color: blue; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">To join, please send an email from the email address you wish to subscribe to, </span></span><a style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" href="mailto:newmembers@dundeeareabusforum.com">newmembers@dundeeareabusforum.com</a><span style="color: blue; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></span><a style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" href="mailto:newmembers@angliabusforum.com?subject=New%20Membership%20for%20ABF&amp;body=Please%20make%20sure%20this%20email%20includes%0A%0A***%20Your%20Name%0A***%20Your%20Location%0A***%20How%20You%20Heard%20About%20The%20Group%0A***%20Why%20You%27d%20Like%20To%20Join%0A***%20Please%20pick%20a%20user%20name"></a><br style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">In this email, you should include your name, approximate location, how you heard about the group (if another member, please indicate who), why you would like to join, and please select a username. Once this is sent off, please allow an up to 24 hours for a response.<br> </span><br> Once approved, you will then receive an activation email. All you have to do is login with the user name and password. You can/should change the temporary password, once you are logged in.<br> <br> If you have not had your activation email within 48 hours, please therefore check your 'Spam' or 'Bulk' email folders, as you may initially find it is stuck where it should not be. If it is still not there, please email us, to alert the administrators. Please include the user name you signed up with, as well as the email address you used (if different from the one you are sending from).<br> </span><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></span><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></span>
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