The BI group is a contact point for former staff of BISN. Its purpose is to continue
the special comradeship and ethos that characterised BI. Since the board is hosted
are bound by Yahoo's terms - among which are:
Terms of service: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
Important guidance: http://groups.yahoo.com/local/guidelines.html
The BI group exists purely for communications and files with a direct connection
with BISN, its personnel, ships, trades and business, and social exchanges between
members. This group adheres to the following policy:
Messages or files which are obscene, illegal, dishonest, defamatory, abusive
infringe another's intellectual rights or copyright are not permitted. It is against the
spirit of the BI group to use the service to send "spam", which is unsolicited email.
If you send spam or misuse the group in any way, you risk being banned.
Membership of the group is free of charge, restricted to those who are eligible.
Messages are subject to moderation. Message archives are for members only.
Authors own copyright of their own messages
Email attachments are not permitted. The system software filters out all attachments.
PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILES:
Members may post; exactly the same rules apply as for posting messages. Archives
are subject to moderation.
The language of all messages and file contents (system and member-posted) is English
Moderators have the right to warn anyone who posts material which breaches
rules or guidelines to desist. Moderators may delete any offending message or file.
The owner reserves the right to remove, edit, move, close or delete any message,
thread, topic or file for any reason, and, if necessary, ban any person who infringes
Membership implies acceptance of all rules and guidelines. Membership of the
Yahoo system already requires compliance with Yahoo's terms of service. If you
do not wish to abide by the applicable rules, you should unsubscribe:
GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCT OF THE GROUP
This company operates the medium in which the BI group exists. Everyone using
Yahoo services is subject to its terms. Please read the pages listed above - as a
Yahoo user you are already subject to its terms and guidance.
The BI list has restricted access. Membership is open to anyone who was employed
by BISN, their spouse, and other immediate family at the discretion of a moderator.
Membership is also open to Marconi radio offiers who worked in BI ships, and to people
who worked in agencies which had a close association with BI, at the discretion of
Members' identity and privacy
It is a requirement that those applying to join the group enter their name and BI
connections (ships, ranks, dates, relationship, place of work, company etc) in their
application. Information given in an application to join is confidential and will not be
displayed to group members or passed to any third party. (Application form: http://www.biship.com/forum.htm)
Email addresses in Yahoo are partly obscured anywhere they appear in the system,
to protect members from email abuse such as farming/harvesting of lists. It is possible
for members to email direct to other members, using the email links provided. Abuse
of this facility by, for example, spamming other members may result in expulsion.
Administrators can help put members in contact with one another (using contact
information entered in the application or in the group hosting system), provided both
members agree. Even then, email addresses, telephone numbers or other contact
information will not be disclosed unless specifically requested by the person concerned.
Conduct and content
Moderators may warn any member about their conduct, including the content of a
member's messages and files. Moderators may delete messages and files. The owner
has the right to remove, edit, move or close any message, thread or topic for any reason,
and, if necessary, ban any person who infringes group rules.
Tools available for moderating posts, restricting posting and removing a member
used but may be invoked at any time.
The success of this will depend on how sensible members are. Please be reasonable,
exercise good sense and self-restraint. Remember that what you find totally riveting
might not be viewed that way by anyone else.
The group exists for communications with a direct connection with BI, its
trades and business, and social exchanges between members. This may include:
The following should be avoided:
If you wish to participate in any of the above types of correspondence, use
sites, forums or chat rooms - there are many to choose from and just about all tastes
are provided for.
Be courteous - apply some netiquette
The owner retains the right to makes changes to the rules and guidelines at
Changes will be notified to the group.
Membership preferences: http://groups.yahoo.com/myprefs
Your delivery options for group messages: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BIship/join
List of members - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BIship/members
Messages archive - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BIship/messages
Files posted by members - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BIship/files
BIship open-access website - http://www.biship.com
Useful email addresses
Post message: BIship@yahoogroups.com
Group owner: BIshipfirstname.lastname@example.org