Code of Conduct

The B.C.A. user group is hosted by Yahoo, and Yahoo itself has its own rules and guidelines which can be found at:


To become a member of the B.C.A. user group, you must fit into one (or more) of the following categories:
A current member of the B.C.A.
A member of another national or international Braille chess association.
If you are currently employed, whether voluntary or paid, temporary or full-time, by the B.C.A.
A member of a chess association that has an indirect or direct link to the B.C.A.
n the latter two cases membership of the Group will be by invitation by the committee.

The B.C.A. user group is a forum Where B.C.A. members and invited guests exchange views and information and engage in conversation on all matters concerning Chess, including, issues of interest or concern to visually impaired chess players.

Without prejudice to the spirit and generality of this Code, the moderators reserve the right to exclude or remove any post which in their opinion breaches this “Code Of Conduct”. Yahoo itself also reserves the right to remove any member from any mailing list, if they are of the belief that their terms and conditions have not been adhered to.

Yahoo and the B.C.A. set out the terms and conditions below of the group membership requirements:
Members must not use obscene or objectionable language.
Members must not harass, abuse, threaten, or advocate violence against other members or individuals.
Members must not post content which infringes the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of third parties.
Members must not use the Group for advertising, sales or promotion of a business. Provision of information about chess events or equipment, or notices of items wanted or for sale in a private capacity, are acceptable.
Members must not use the user group as a source for spam mail.
Members must not post content that is harmful to minors.
Members must not post content that is obscene, otherwise objectionable, or illegal.
Members are requested to remove and delete any irrelevant header information from messages which are being forwarded to the list.
Members are requested to confine their discussions to chess, whether visually impaired connected or in general, or B.C.A. related matters.

If a member wants to discuss a topic that is not related to the B.C.A. user group, they ought to try going to another topic area or create a new one at:


If you are unsure whether your content is consistent with these policies, please err on the side of caution and do not post your content in the B.C.A. Yahoo user group.

Here are some examples of what is considered by the B.C.A. as legitimate topics for discussion, although this list is not exhaustive:
To exchange ideas and information directly related to chess, such as analysis of games and variations, chess equipment, chess tournaments and games whenever and wherever played etc.
Brief messages of greeting and welcome, congratulations on achievements outside chess, messages of sympathy for illness or bereavement etc.
The performance of participants at BCA events (whether members or not), or at chess events in which BCA members participate or represent the Association.

The group shall be managed by three moderators appointed by the B.C.A. committee.

The Moderators will be entrusted to approve all applications for membership to the user group.
The moderators also reserve the right at any time without notice to suspend operation of the Group.

The moderators may remove any member from the group who, in their opinion, has acted in a way disrespectful or uncivil to other members of the group, or in a way that could be injurious to the B.C.A.

Any member so removed from the group shall be entitled to appeal to the B.C.A. committee whose decision shall be final.

To contact the committee, please visit:


IN exercising their power to remove a member from the Group, the Moderators may in their discretion apply the following course of action:

Issue a private warning to the member.
Issue a public warning to the member.
Issue a final public warning.
Remove the member from the user Group for a specified period of time.
Rremove the member permanently from the mailing list.

Pleas help us keep the B.C.A. user group an enjoyable and positive experience. If you see anything on our group that violates our “Code Of Conduct”, or the Yahoo terms and conditions, please let us know by contacting us on the following link:

Email customer Services.

Finally, we would like to thank you for applying and subscribing to the B.C.A. user group, and we sincerely wish you an enjoyable stay and hope that you can contribute, learn and interact happily with our members.

The B.C.A. committee
March 2011


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