Terms and rules

Welcome To The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board!

This is a friendly forum for Weber grill owners and barbecuing and grilling enthusiasts to share information with one another.

Please take a moment to review TVWB's Legal Information & Privacy Statement. By using this forum, you agree to the Terms of Use described on the page linked above and the rules and posting guidelines listed below.

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this forum ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts. Content submitted express the views of their author only.

We are unable to guarantee the accuracy, validity, suitability, or safety of information posted by users of this Service. You use the information posted on the Service at your own risk.

This Service is only available to users who are at least 13 years old. If you are younger than this, please do not register for this Service. If you register for this Service, you represent that you are this age or older.

All content you submit, upload, or otherwise make available to the Service ("Content") may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws. This is a G-Rated site, so please post accordingly--do not use profanity in posts and do not post anything of a sexual nature. Do not post about contentious subjects like politics, constitutional rights, war, recession, inflation, pandemic, etc.--such posts will be deleted at the discretion of the moderator. Keep discussion focused on the topics of barbecuing, grilling, and Weber grills.

You are entirely responsible for the Content you post on this Service and for any harm resulting from that Content or your conduct. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the members of the Service, as well as the providers of the Service and their agents with respect to any claim based upon viewing of this Service and/or transmission of your Content. We reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any Content posted by you.

We may remove or modify any Content submitted at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. This includes any message, profile image, signature, username, URL/clickable link, or other member profile field for any reason, or no reason whatsoever. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

You are granting us a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

DMCA Policy

If you are a copyright holder and would like to submit a DMCA report/takedown notice, see our Legal Information & Privacy Statement.

Real Name Policy

When you register, your username must include a version of your real first/last name. Forum username is your introduction to fellow forum members. It's your "Hello, My Name Is" name tag, just like you would wear at a backyard BBQ party. It should be easy for others to read and understand.

For example, if your name is Thomas Alva Edison, acceptable usernames include Thomas Edison, T Edison, TA Edison, Thomas E, Thomas A.E., Tom E, etc.

  • If during registration the forum software says that your preferred username is already in use, please add a city or state after your real name to differentiate it, e.g. "T Edison NJ". Do not use area code or ZIP code in place of city or state.
  • If you would like to include a nickname or handle as part of your username, add it after your real name, e,g. "T Edison - BBQInventor".
  • Username should not be initials only or last name only, e.g. "T.A.E." or "Edison". As a general rule, username should not include numbers.
  • Business names and competition team names are not allowed as part of your username. We want to avoid having the username field become a form of advertising or promotion. However, you are welcome to add this information to your profile.

Why have we used real names for almost 20 years? Because when we use real names, posts are more friendly, more personal, and the replies you receive are more helpful. Real names help TVWBB stand out from other barbecue forums and it's one of the reasons for our success and longevity.

We reserve the right to modify your username at the time of registration for clarity and compliance with our real name policy.

If you're concerned about privacy, don't hesitate to contact us so we can discuss a username that works for you and meets our requirement.

Posting Messages That Promote Products, Services, Events, Blogs or Personal/Business Websites

Most forums have policies that prohibit people from posting messages that promote their own products, services, events, blogs and personal/business websites—and this Service is no exception.

The following types of posts are encouraged:

  • If you are a satisfied (or dissatisfied) customer of a product/service/event/blog/personal website/business website, and you do not have a financial interest in that product/service/event/blog/personal website/business website, you may discuss it on the Service. Positive and negative feedback from actual customers is one of the most helpful aspects of a forum for those considering the purchase of a product/service or participation in an event.
  • Messages about sales, discounts, promotion codes, free product samples, etc. are fine, as long as you do not have a financial interest in the product, company, or promotion; and the offer is available to the general public.

Those who have a financial interest in a product, service, event, blog or personal/business website may not post the following without prior approval by e-mail from us

  • Messages that promote your product, service, event, blog or personal/business website.
  • Messages that draw comparisons between your product/service/event and a competing product/service/event.
  • Messages that answer customer service questions or provide technical support for products.
  • Messages that inquire about customer satisfaction with products/services/events.
  • Messages that discuss product/service/event development or improvement.
  • Messages about sales, discounts, promotion codes, free product samples, etc.

Negotiating Exclusive Discounts Or Deals On Behalf Of The Service

From time to time, we offer exclusive discounts or deals for members on barbecue-related products from various companies. You must receive prior approval by e-mail from us before negotiating any discount or deal on behalf of the Service. We will consider the quality, relevance, and appropriateness of the offer to members when deciding whether or not to approve the request.

Affiliate Links

We participate in the Amazon Associates Program and the ThermoWorks Affiliate Program and receive commissions when you make purchases using Amazon or ThermoWorks links in posts. This helps defray the cost of site operation. We reserve the right to update or redirect these links in your posts, without notice to you, either manually or programatically through the use of automated scripts, add-ons, third-party link skimming services or other technical means, so that links credit our affiliate accounts. Members may not post their own affiliate links; such links are subject to conversion to our affiliate links or may be deleted.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use the Service. Use of the Service constitutes acceptance of these terms. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.