• Women skiers, this is the place for you -- an online community without the male-orientation you'll find in conventional ski magazines and internet ski forums. At TheSkiDiva.com, you can connect with other women to talk about skiing in a way that you can relate to, about things that you find of interest. Be sure to join our community to participate (women only, please!). Registration is fast and simple. Just be sure to add webmaster@theskidiva.com to your address book so your registration activation emails won't be routed as spam. And please give careful consideration to your user name -- it will not be changed once your registration is confirmed.

Forum Policies

Forum Policies

Registration

TheSkiDiva.com is a site for women skiers. Please do not attempt to register unless you are a woman.

Although unregistered visitors are welcome to browse our forums, women who wish to participate in our many discussions are required to register. Registration is fast, free and easy. All you need is a valid e-mail address. Submit the required information, and you'll be sent an email to verify your account. After you follow the email's instructions, you'll be put in the queue for validation by our moderators. Approval could take minutes or as much as a day, depending on moderator availability (hey, we could be out skiing, shopping, getting our hair cut -- you get the picture). You'll receive an email as soon as your account has been validated, after which you'll be able to make posts in our forum.

When registering, please give careful consideration to the name you select for use on the forum. User names will not be changed. Please do not select a username which represents a business, organization, group, blog, or other website.

By registering, you automatically agree to abide by the forum policies below. Anyone who violates these policies may have their registration revoked. That means they will not be permitted to post topics, reply to threads, or actively participate in the forum. Please note that this policy statement is a "living document," and as such, may be revised and updated without notice, as warranted by forum administration.

Posting Guidelines

Language: Any language that's found offensive by the administrators and moderators of TheSkiDiva.com may be deleted. There will be no profanity and no insulting posts based on race or ethnicity. Chronic offenders will be given one warning. If the language continues, the member may be banned. If you're not sure about a particular word in your post, our advice is simple: leave it out.

Flaming: "Flaming" refers to posting any material that's abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, or sexually-oriented, or in violation of any applicable local, state, federal or international laws. Flaming is not allowed on TheSkiDiva.com, and may lead to immediate, permanent banning. The IP address of all posts is recorded to help enforce this. The administrator and moderators of this forum reserve the right to delete, edit, move, or lock any topic at any time should they see fit. Any behavior of this sort that is deemed harassing or threatening by the administrators, whether on or off the board, will result in immediate, permanent banning.

User Identity: Any impersonation of a user from these forums, in any mode of communication, is strictly prohibited and will result in banning.

Trolling: A "troll" a post that's made only to instigate debate or conflict. All trolls will be permanently deleted. Anyone who trolls will be warned one time. If the trolling continues, the member may be banned.

Advertisements/Promotions: Posts and/or links promoting a product, blog, or service are not be allowed, unless it's in direct response to a message requesting such information. Promotional posts and/or links made by a non-contributing member (e.g. a member posting a product link as their first and only post) will be deleted. The administrator and moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any topic containing an advertisement/promotion at any time. If you want to promote a business, please contact the administrator for advertising information.

For Sale Items: Any post selling something that is a user's first post will be deleted. "For Sale" items are only permitted in the Gear Swap and Sale forum, which is only accessible to Divas with 25 posts or more. This forum is only open to private sales, and not to dealers or commercial vendors. Ebay auctions and "buy it now" offers are not permitted (for more on this, go here).

Before making any transaction, please be aware that TheSkiDiva.com has no responsibility for any sale or swap made on the forum -- we are merely providing the venue for the transaction. TheSkiDiva is also not responsible for the quality, safety, and/or performance of any of the gear involved, so use a measure of caution and common sense. Please do not link to sales on another site, even if it has been posted by you. Also, please note that this forum is for ski gear only, so do not list anything that does not pertain to skiing. Once a sale or swap has been made, please be courteous and post that the item is no longer available.

Ebay links: Links to items for sale on Ebay are not allowed on the forum. Some sellers on ebay are questionable, and we have no way of weeding out the good from the bad. Some dealers -- and I emphasize some -- use ebay to unload counterfeit or ill-gotten merchandise, and we don't want to be a part of it. All the same, if you want to buy things there, that's fine. We just don't want to publicize sales here, since we don't know who's reputable and who's not. In addition, publicizing an auction may prevent a Diva from winning a product she's trying to bid on, since it'll increase competition.

Fundraising: Threads or posts relating to fundraising must be approved prior to posting, and will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Only members in good standing (more than 25 posts) will be considered. The administrator and moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any post which violates this policy, or which is deemed inappropriate.

Links, web site addresses, or signature statements: These are allowed only at the discretion of the administrators or moderators. A link or web site address in a signature will not be allowed to a Diva-in-Training (a member who has not posted 25 times), and then only with the administrator's permission. Signature statements may not exceed 3 lines of text in 11 point type. The administrator and moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any signature at any time. Commercial links are not permitted.

Political Posts: No political posts are allowed on TheSkiDiva.com, and any post or thread that turns into a political debate will be removed.

Religious Posts: Out of respect for the personal beliefs of all our members, no religious proselytizing of any kind will be allowed on TheSkiDiva.com. Any thread that heads in that direction will be edited or deleted.

Personal Information: Please do not include personal addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses in forum posts. Any posted will be deleted. For utmost security, use our private messaging feature, which allows contact without disclosing personal information. Also, any personal information deemed inappropriate for any reason will be deleted, at the moderators' disgression.

Posting Addresses: Please do not register multiple posting accounts for any purpose without the direct approval of an administrator. This offense will result in a ban at the IP level. If you lose your password, please contact the administrator for assistance.

Private Messages: Private Messages between members are just that -- private -- and are not to be posted on the forum unless you have the written consent of all the parties involved.

Posting Links to Video and/or Music: No member with fewer than ten posted messages will be permitted to post links to video or music. Any links that fit this category will be deleted.

Trip Reports: Members who want to post their own trip reports on the forum must do so in the forum, and may not link to a report they've posted off site. Any trip reports of this nature will be deleted.

Interaction with Moderators: Users may not argue a moderator's decision publicly. Any and all complaints directed at a moderator must first address the moderator in question via PM. If the problem can not be resolved, then the moderator and user must send their positions to the forum admin. The forum admin will make or change any and/or all final decisions.

Infractions: Members who do not adhere to forum rules and policies may be penalized with points, and may be given "time out" from the forum, during which posting privileges will be revoked. These will be administered at the moderators' discretion. 100 points will lead to permanent banning from the forum.

Banning: Members who do not adhere to forum rules and policies may be banned by site administration. Once banned, the former member will not be allowed to post on the forum, nor be allowed to post via a surrogate. Any posts done in this manner will be deleted.

"Divas Only, Dahling"

As a special security measure, this forum is accessible only to registered users who have posted a minimum of 25 times on TheSkiDiva.com. You must meet this requirement to view and post messages here.

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Disclaimer

Any message posted on these forums expresses only the views of the message author and does not necessarily reflect the views of TheSkiDiva.com or any associated parties. The SkiDiva.com is not affiliated with any ski resort, ski manufacturer, professional association, or other organization. TheSkiDiva.com reserves the right to modify the above policies at any time. Please direct any questions or concerns to Wendy at webmaster@theskidiva.com or via a private message.