ACT Bus Rules
Welcome to ACT Bus. We are a fairly laid-back enthusiast community but we ask that you please play nice and follow the below rules and guidelines.
Note: This site is not the official ACTION Website nor are we affiliated in any way. We can answer your bus-related questions however you should contact ACTION on 131 710 or visit their website at www.action.act.gov.au
Any content in violation of these rules should be reported via the forum's 'Report' function (for members) or contact us through the website contact form
or send a message to our Facebook page
. Reports will be reviewed by site staff, but you may not always get a reply.
Members agree not to post any information which is false, defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, pornographic, discriminatory, racist, invasive of a person's privacy, adult content or anything in violation of any International or Australian Law, or anything similar to the categories described above.
The owners and/or staff of this forum will not be held responsible for the irresponsible actions (such as, but not limited to, those listed here) of its members. As such, the views and opinions expressed by members belong solely to them and not to other members or site staff unless otherwise stated. Upon registration, members thereby agree to be held solely responsible for their actions undertaken on this discussion board.
Invasion of privacy will not be tolerated. This includes posting photographs or personal details (including, but not limited to name, address, contact details or employment information) of any member of this board, their family, friends, associates or members of the general transport community without their express permission - regardless of whether that information may be posted on other sites or in personal profiles or social networking websites such as Facebook.
Privacy of drivers is to be respected at all times. Please do not post or request driver names or shift details
Members may not post copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or have written consent from the owner of the copyright that can be produced if required. If you wish to post photographs taken by another person you are first required to obtain their written permission.
Spam and scams are not permitted. All registrations are screened by site staff and we reserve the right to reject any registration by a member who we reasonably believe may post such content.
Banned Members who create new accounts will receive much longer or permanent bans.
Complaints about transport staff including Drivers and Interchange Officers should be directed to the appropriate channels at the relevant company. Any complaints posted on board must NOT include specific details regarding the worker involved. This includes photographs, names, bus fleet numbers or descriptions. Complaints regarding on-time performance are excluded but should not be directed at drivers.
Remember that this is a public forum. Users, particularly employees of operators including, but not limited to, ACTION and Deanes should be careful as to not post information that should not be released to the general public. (Refer to articles 74 and 75 of 'Ethics in the ACT Public Service') Such information may be removed by site staff to protect the operators and employees.
Viewpoints and information from drivers regarding transport operations should not be attributed to the driver's actual name.
ACTION logos and insignia, past and present, may not be used by members as their avatar image.
Members at all times are strongly advised to adhere to all ACTION Policies whilst you are a passenger on their vehicles - this includes not talking to drivers whilst they are performing their duties and respecting the no-standing areas.
Swearing is permitted on this board given the general age group of its members. However, swearing is only acceptable when it is in context of the post.
Threads relating to criminal matters and/or traffic incidents should be limited only to an official statement from authorities with replies not permitted. This is to prevent speculative material potentially becoming accepted as factual. If such a thread is not started by site staff it may be locked, removed or edited as appropriate upon the first opportunity by site staff. We would encourage anyone who witnesses such behaviour to contact relevant authorities.
From time to time Moderators can and will make decisions to remove content or issue a warning in regards to posts even if it is not covered in the board guidelines. This board is not a democracy and any decision made by a member of staff is final. If you firmly believe that a moderator has wronged you, do not question them on the forums, contact an administrator by private message.
Members who come into possession of any item of clothing featuring the ACTION logo (past or present), or ACTION wording are strongly encouraged not to wear such items in public. Doing so may lead a reasonable person to suspect that you are an employee or representative of ACTION. Any current uniform item that is offered to you, or comes into your possession, should be returned to ACTION.
Please see ACT Bus Photo Policy as posted in the Photography and Multimedia forums regarding photo rules.
IP Addresses are recorded and will be reported in case of violation of any International or Federal laws.
If you seek clarification on any rules, please contact a member of staff.
Members who feel that a post is in breach of any of the above rules should click the 'Report to Moderator' link in the bottom right of the post and follow the prompts. The next available moderator will review the content and take any necessary action. Non members may contact us through the website contact form
or by sending a message to our Facebook page
Please note that this is a manual process and at times there may be a delay of anywhere up to 72 hours in taking action on reports.