Board rules

We are a Website (including DoW Community) where everyone has the right to share his/her content or information but we shall also obey or follow certain rules which will help everyone including us with smooth operations of this Website. Given below under this page are rules which you should respect, adhere to and follow being a member or user of this Website including DoW Community but these rules are not limited to DoW Community and wherever applicable, these rules are equally valid to other parts of the Website. This is just a set of rules more focused for DoW Community and is only a subset of detailed Terms of Use of this Website present at the link: http://devilonwheels.com/index.php/terms-use/. You are suggested to read these complete set of Terms of Use before using or browsing any part of our Website including DoW Community.

  1. Responsible Members / Travelers

    1. Avoid SMS Lingo: Not a rule in force but a guidelines that, please AVOID using any SMS Lingo/Shortcut Language on the forum so as to maintain the readability and legibility for people from all over the world. We know it is difficult in today's world BUT please keep in mind there are other people reading this content who may belong to any geographic location, any age, might know only basic English and can feel confused reading all your new vocabulary.
    2. Avoid CAPS Letters: Not a rule in force but a guidelines that, please AVOID use any CAPS letters as it appears you are shouting unless it is relevant in the context of the discussion though not allowing you to shout BUT stress upon some fact or information.
    3. Use Thanks Button Often: Not a rule in force but a guidelines that, in DoW Community, you should try to use "Thanks" button in order to maintain brevity and focus of the topic and refrain yourself from posting something that does not add much of a value to the context of the topic.
  2. Permanent Banning of Membership

    1. No Illicit or Obscene Content: DO NOT post any content or links or pictures or videos of any spam or pornography or illicit or obscene content or in any sense is objectionable or discouraged socially or anything that might potentially harm the reputation of the our Website and DoW Community. DoW - Himalayan Travel Community Team reserves the rights to immediately and permanently ban any such member without any notice or explanation in case he/she found posting such Illicit or Obscene content.
    2. Advertisements or Promotions or Self Promotions by Users: Advertising or promoting any Commercial or Non-Commercial brands or products or services including your own services or brands, is not allowed on the Website including DoW - Himalayan Travel Community and Forums. In case you are found to be promoting some brand or services including your own brand or services or products in any context, commercial or non-commercial, without prior written consent from us then our moderation team reserves the rights to immediately and permanently ban any such member or user without assigning any notice or explanation or reason thereof. To make it explicit, we do not allow any user or member to ask money, in any direct or indirect form for any commercial or non-commercial activity, from other users or members of the Website that includes but not limited to promoting or organizing your self hosted events or tours. So, if any member or user of the Website including DoW Community reports in written that you are taking money for any reason that includes but not limited to booking a spot for travel tour as a travel partner or an event hosted by you including Travel Tours or Hotel Bookings, from any other users or members of the Website including DoW Community then we reserve the complete rights to ban you permanently without assigning any prior notice or briefing or questions or clarification or reasons thereof. To understand more about the terms of our Website including DoW Community in detail, we suggest you to read the complete Terms of Use of our website at the link: http://devilonwheels.com/index.php/terms-use/ and remain updated with them from time to time.
    3. No Plagiarism: Please DO NOT indulge into Plagiarism which as WIKI say, the "wrongful appropriation" and "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work. In case you are referring to other's content then always support the content with original article or picture with due credits to the author or photographer. Any member seen indulging in Plagiarism will face a permanent ban from the community after one official warning.
    4. No Abuse or Foul Language or Personal Comments: As a traveler in you, we expect that you will maintain high decorum on the Website and will not indulge into abuse (direct/indirect) of any other members or users of the Website including DoW Community or use of any foul language or target personally any other members or users of the Website and make any personal comments about anyone over the Website in any context. Do Not use any kind of foul language in your posts. This rule or code of conduct includes any kind of personal attack from you that we feel is inappropriate at our sole discretion in any context no matter in case you are using a foul language against other users of Website or making inappropriate or personal comments about other users of Website Website including DoW Community. If you are noticed not following this rule or code of conduct, then you will face a permanent ban from the Website including DoW Community after one official warning from the moderation team without assigning any reason thereof.
    5. Minimize Off Topic: You shall MINIMIZE bumping the threads with Off Topic discussions which are not related to Travel to Himalayas or are kind of personal discussions or personal comments about other members of the community. Any member seen indulging in bumping threads with Off Topics or Bakar frequently, will face a permanent ban from the Website including DoW Community after two official warnings without assigning any reason thereof.
    6. Blindly Sharing External Links: External Links are allowed in the forum as long as you can accompany it with relevant and useful content in your post or in reply to some other post for providing useful information in context of the topic being discussed. If you are posting external links with less or useless information or with an intent to force other users or members of the Website to open such external websites without posting the context of the link in you posts or replies repeatedly, then you will face a permanent ban from the community after one official warning without assigning any reason thereof. The external links posts, in any case, will be removed without assigning any reason thereof.
    7. Disclaimer - Member Ban: We reserve the full rights to ban (permanently or temporarily) any member or user of the Website including DoW Community whom we deem not fit for the benefit of the Website including DoW Community or its members at our sole discretion without assigning any reason therof. We are not liable and will not provide any notice or explanation to that member in any way, in case of any such action taken by us over the moderation or ban of his or her profile. To understand more about the terms of our Website including DoW Community in detail, we suggest you to read the complete Terms of Use of our website at the link: http://devilonwheels.com/index.php/terms-use/ and remain updated with them from time to time.
    8. Disclaimer - Post or Topic Deletion or Editing: We reserve the full rights to delete or remove any post or topic or edit any post or topic or any content posted by user of the Website including DoW Community, partly or whole, at any time, which we deem not fit for the benefit of the Website including DoW Community or its members at our sole discretion without assigning any reason therof. We are not liable and will not provide any notice or explanation to the original poster of the topic or post in any way, in case of any such action taken by us over the moderation such posts or topics on the Website including DoW Community. To understand more about the terms of our Website including DoW Community in detail, we suggest you to read the complete Terms of Use of our website at the link:http://devilonwheels.com/index.php/terms-use/ and remain updated with them from time to time.
  3. External Links and Backlinks

    1. Personal Blogs or Non-commercial Websites: You are free to use Signatures / Profile fields for sharing links of your own blogs, forums or personal websites that you administer if they are non-commercial in nature and are related to Traveling. You are also free to share any links of your own relevant articles in case you are supporting it with relevant and useful content in your reply or your post or your topic on the Website.
    2. Backlinks or Pingbacks: Backlinks or Pingbacks or any other links will only be allowed for those websites only that also allows backlinks to our Website including DoW Community.

In the end again, in order to understand & be aware more about the Terms of Use of our Website including DoW Community in detail, we suggest you to read the complete Terms of Use of our Website at the link: http://devilonwheels.com/index.php/terms-use/ and always remain updated with these Terms including the DoW Community rules defined above each time you use the Website including DoW Community.


About us

DoW - Himalayan Travel Community & Forums is a Non-Profit & Non-Commercial community, completely dedicated to Himalayas where like minded lovers of Himalayas from various parts of the world can collaborate to share their Himalayan knowledge and experiences with each other.

The Vision of our community is to help the people from Himalayas grow in their own sense and space by promoting more causes, culture, dreams, people, homes and lives from Himalayas!! To make it simple, to do something or the other that benefits lives of Himalayan people and Himalayas!! Feel free to take out few minutes of your time and read about supported by us.