IWAI - Waterways Web Forum
|The IWAI web forum originated in 1999 as an email discussion list becoming a web based bulletin board from 2008.
The forum can be found here. The
forum archive (1999 to 2007) can be found
About our Forum:
- The Waterways Forum is a lively discussion group, where everything
and anything of waterways interest is up for debate. The number of posts/messages per
day varies, but has ranged from 1 to 40, the 'norm' being ~10. Personal ads
(e.g. selling your own boat) are permitted but trade ads are not. Have a
look at recent posts. You
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forum. The web-based forum also supports RSS feeds.
This orange button can be used to quickly view the last few posts to the
forum with a single click.
NOTE for former subscribers to the waterways email
If you ever sent an email to the waterways list, you will already be
registered on the forum, but of course, you may not have your username or
password. If this is you, then go to the
login page and use the
"forgotten password" feature.
There are four steps to the subscription process:
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Terms and Conditions and Usage
Guidelines, which aren't onerous!. We do ask you to tell us a
bit about yourself. Leaving everything blank will lead to delays in the
subscription process - we're human, and will probably not bother processing "Joe Bloggs" who'se email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org ! Finally, there are lots of automated computer
programs out there that spend their lives(?) subscribing to fora such as this
for the purposes of advertising/promoting porn, scams, harvesting email
addresses etc. Hence, we have a little test to distinguish between humans
Guidelines for posting to the Waterways
The Waterways forum where everything and anything of
waterways interest is up for debate. Please contribute your knowledge and
or post your observations or queries. There are no daft questions
The forum is no different from other forms of
communication, save that your words are likely to be read by a lot more
people. Those readers include the subscribers to the list, many of whom
you won't know, anyone to whom a subscriber may choose to forward some
item of information and any visitor to our
archive. The laws of libel and
defamation apply here just as much as to other forms of communication, so
please avoid all defamatory remarks.
Additionally, please conduct all dialogues in a courteous manner - there
are many users of our waterways with many differing perspectives on life
and waterways issues. Haranguing others and tit-for-tat sniping is
Please also consider whether it would be more appropriate to send an
email or private message to someone personally rather than the form as a whole,
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Terms And Conditions
By subscribing to the forum (henceforth
forum), you agree to the following Terms And Conditions.
The purpose of this forum is to provide a forum for the discussion of
matters generally relating to inland waterways and in particular (though
not exclusively), the inland waterways of Ireland.
You agree that:
- You will not use the forum to propagate any material that might be
considered vulgar, illegal, fraudulent, defamatory, threatening or
- You will conduct forum posting exchanges in a civil and courteous manner.
- You will not use the forum for any commercial purposes with the
exception of an occasional short announcement of the availability of a
significant new product or service or as a direct response to a query
from another subscriber.
- You will not use the forum to post "Spam" or "Junk Mail" to other
- You will not post (or allow your computer to send) viruses or other
harmful messages to the list.
- You may not sell or otherwise commercially exploit any of the
information propagated by the forum. (Save where that information is
clearly identified as being already in the public domain).
- You will identify yourself as the source of any submissions you make
and not attempt to hide your identity or to impersonate another.
- IWAI is not responsible for the accuracy of information submitted to
this forum. Information submitted to this forum is the opinion of the
subscribers themselves and may not represent the official position of
the association. Technical information may or may not be accurate.
- This forum is provided as a service and a resource to its subscribers
by IWAI and the association makes no guarantees as to the availability,
reliability or continued operation of the service.
- Breach of any of the above rules will result in you being removed
from the forum.
- Interpretation of these rules is at the discretion of the forum
moderator(s) and the forum moderator's decision is final.
- Censorship: Please note that since the contents of
posts will be indexed by search engines (although we could also exclude
them…), we may take a more proactive role in monitoring the content of
posts. i.e. we may decide that potentially defamatory, rude, incivil,
untrue, unkind etc.remarks have been made or indeed that a discussion is
descending into some morass of incivility and we may as a result delete
“offending” posts or threads. We ask for your forbearance if we appear
to be too trigger-happy or heavy handed. We have the best interests of
the IWAI in mind (even if our actions as moderators appear to you to be
Note also that our non-censoring of a particular post does not infer any
agreement or endorsement of the opinions expressed.
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