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To keep BOCN running smoothly and safely for our Members/Guests we implemented a set of rules/guidelines. Your registration with BOCN automatically implies you agree to abide by these rules.

No Abusive disruptive behaviour which includes..
Foul Language
Posts or images containing sexual content (remember that BOCN is viewed by persons of all ages and backgrounds)
Bullying.This includes comments/attacks against individuals or others which are likely to cause disruption or upset
Racist Comments
Politics ,religious view etc
continued breech of the above rules or any other behaviour that is deemed disruptive, offensive etc will result in action being taken against the offending member which could result in a pemanent ban from BOCN
Banned members will not be permitted to rejoin the site and any membership/applications by or believed to be by previously banned members will be deleted without notification

Basically just try to remember the site is open to people of all races,religions,backgrounds etc KEEP BOCN A FRIENDLY WELCOMING SITE FOR ALL

All posts/messages express the views of the author, not necessarily the views of the forum owners. The administration reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy goes for member profile information as well.

Neither member accounts nor a member's posts will be deleted on demand. It is up to the discretion of the forum owners and admins. Posts are for everyone's benefit and should be thought of as permanent.
BOCN admin reserve the right to cancel membership at anytime without notification or reason

The following also apply...

For Public safety reasons BOCN does not encourage or promote searching for ordnance either with metal detectors or other means unless trained and employed legitimately to do so

Only Ordnance approved Members can post images of live or recovered ordnance
The posting of live or recovered ordnance is not permitted unless you are "ordnance approved" no matter how small or how complete the item is and includes surface ,ground or water finds.
Ordnance Approved members are persons who are employed or have been employed in Legitimate ordnance clearance or EOD for professional companys or governments.

The only exception is Historical images ,news articles etc.

Discussion in detail of EOD procedures, or other inerting techniques is not permitted on site even by members who are "ordnance approved"

Do not discuss in detail any explosive compositions on site

No discussion or displaying of material to do with IEDs.This also applys to Ordnance Approved members.

Do not disclose exact locations of current or scheduled clearance tasks,or other locations where
ordnance may be found by the general public

This ruling was implemented for public safety and security reasons

Failure to abide/agree with this rule will result in removal of the images/posts and if repeat breach of this ruling occurs the member will be banned from BOCN

If you think you qualify be in the "ordnance approved" group please contact me via PM with your details
Ordnance Approval will only be considered for members who have been active on site for 4 weeks or more

Following discussions with BOCN moderators it has been decided that "Posting images of privately owned LIVE firearms is not permitted on BOCN".

We appreciate laws relevant to the posession of Firearms/weapons are different from country to country ,but this is a BOCN rule
The only exceptions are images showing military or other official personnel (police etc),
Historical photographs ,
museum collections,
deactivated weapons are permitted on site
providing images of deactivation stamps/ the deactivation certificates are also shown in the post
Blank firing/other firearms used by legitimate re-enactment groups are also permitted.
Please state which category your weapons fall into,blank firing,deactivated ,replica etc etc and when and where possible a picture to prove this
failure to abide by this ruling will result in the post been removed without any notification.
This ruling comes into effect from today 05/12/09 previous postings will not be affected

Reporting live ordnance
Within the UK we have a system in place for reporting suspect items of Ordnance, wether dug up, found, in a collection or shop etc etc.

First of all, contact the Police, they will put in place a system to have the item removed or destroyed by an EOD team that are always on 24/7 standby for the public safety (its their job, so dont be sorry).

In the event of it being free from explosive they do have the jurisdiction to hand back to you as it is your property and not theirs unless it has explosive inside (or unless you have stolen it).

Don't worry about speaking with the Police, rather you be safe than loosing parts of your body and it gives them something different to deal with. They will not arrest you (normally) or put you in court unless you are doing something very dodgy / terrorism / working outside normal rules of FAC and/or explosive handling, producing something nasty, have a launch mechanism for a missile (please check home office guidance or policeguidelines).

The above is for UK but other countries will have similar procedures in place

CopyrightedRestricted Material
Could all members please be carefull when posting images from other souces.If the image has "copyright" or other writing on it saying it is from elsewhere please ask for the image sources permission before posting them on BOCN.
All material posted to BOCN, unless explicity stated grants BOCN full rights of use, however the content remains the responsibility of the poster.
This is not just for the benefit of the site it is for your benefit as well ,the last thing i want to see is someone getting prosecuted for copyright theft
If you post a copyrighted image please state "you have permission to use the image" otherwise the image will be removed
all images/documentation which may be subject to copyright law is posted by members at their own risk and BOCN will not accept any liability for items posted or any action taken against the image/document poster

Ref military restricted documents
No displaying of current classified material (even RESTRICTED). For British protectively marked material 'current' is generally taken to be anything under 30 years old (there are exceptions as some documents do get released for public use,if in doubt contact one of the Ordanance Approved super moderators).

Can all members please NOT post items for sale in the general forums (this includes the TIP OFF section) and use the "Classified" section which is located top centre of your screen
.Any items listed for sale/trade or wanted in the general forums and not in classifieds or the wanted items section will be removed by admin/moderators without notice

Ref Classifieds section...

  • BOCN Administration is not responsible for any payments towards your ad/final sales agreement.
  • BOCN Administration is not responsible if your ad/sale as a seller or buyer does not go as planned.
  • Your ad does not contain any inappropriate or otherwise harmful content.
  • Your ad is for inert items only and not for Live Ordnance or Live Components in any form.
  • No parts requiring licensing in the form of a firearms certificate or other license are to be sold.
  • Deactivated weapons must be sold accompanied with a proof house deactivation certificate ,of which a copy must be included in the sales post .
  • BOCN Administration reserve the right to remove ANY item considered inappropriate or in violation of our terms.
  • Please state clearly if your items are listed for sale elswhere
  • Violating our terms and guidelines will be acted upon. This may be in the form of a site ban, and in extreme cases where risk to life and security has been caused, notification to the relevant authorities.
  • BOCN Administration accepts no responsibility for sales trades etc conducted off site these are at your own risk

Please can you use the Links Feature if posting links that are not relevent to specific posts .If you have a link that you think may be of interest to other members please contact Bolo who will put it into this section for you .Also could members please try and refrain from "stealth "advertising by using website addresses as log in names

Can members please try to use the websites picture uploading software.There has been an increase in using off site imaging hosts,some of which over time become dead links making posts useless,by using the forums imaging software posts will remain a usefull permanent instant source of information for future members.If you are unsure how to use the forums image uploader ,information on how to post images can be found in the "FAQ" section at the top of the page ,or alternatively contact one of the sites moderators they will be more than happy to help and advise.

All the above apply to all forums on BOCN and are subject to change at anytime,


Members who join after 01-08-13 will be subject to a 1 MONTH probation period starting on the day they join and failure to abide by any of the sites rules or guidelines will result in immediate termination of BOCN membership without pre warning.

Failure to abide by or repeated breach of the above will result in action been taken against the member/guest involved and in certain cases will result in a Ban from BOCN.
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