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Old 14.10.2006, 01:01 PM
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Communicating in a chat room or on message boards is different from face-to-face communication. Only the words are seen, not your facial expressions or tone of voice. Please pay careful attention to how you use your words. The use of smilies can help in this.

Remember that the words you enter in a burst of passion or indignant anger will be there for you and everyone else to see, sometimes long after those intense feelings have passed. That's not meant to discourage spontaneity, but just a friendly reminder of the long-term existence and effects of what you post.

You may, from time to time, find yourself in disagreement with someone else's opinion. At times like these, please keep in mind it's safer and more polite to take issue with the comments rather than the person.

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• Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images. There is a language filter enabled to prevent obscenities on the forum. "Masking" words(inserting symbols or extra letters into words) in order to bypass this filter will result in modification without warning and suitable discipline.

• Any communication that contains spam (multiple copies in one area or the same communication in multiple areas), or multiple pointless threads, especially if other threads are in existence that deal with the same thing (otherwise known as trolling).

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• Posting the personal information(Names, addresses, phone numbers, etc..) of another poster or anyone else will result in an immediate lifetime ban

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• Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.

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• Starting new threads with the sole intention of personally attacking another member will result in an immediate suspension

Statements or postings that violate the above terms will be deleted from postings upon discovery. While we may attempt to notify you if we move or delete a post, we are under no obligation to do so. Depending on the nature of the violation, the at their sole discretion may terminate a customer's account without warning.

Failure to comply with the rules and regulations stated above will result in a verbal warning from a member of the Moderating staff. Repeat violators will be subject to lengthy suspensions and/or permanent banning without further notice.

Action will be taken in the following ways

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Post removed - if the post contains too many swearwords or offensive material, or the moderator doesn't have time - a post may be deleted.

Thread locked - if a series of posts contains material then a thread may be locked for an indefinite period of time to allow for it to be moderated without interruption. Sometimes this may have occurred because a single illicit post has been requoted.

Thread deleted - if the first post on a thread is a problem, the thread may disappear very quickly.

Scale of Sanctions

Although it's a sliding scale, we may decide to miss out any of the stages depending on the severity of offending posts, frequency required to moderate a member.

1) Post on thread requesting users to self-moderate.
2) IM to individuals with referral to site guidelines
3) 1-day ban.
4) 3 to 7-day ban.
5) Longterm ban.
6) Permanent ban


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Old 21.10.2006, 08:53 PM
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Default Re:Attention! Read Before Posting!

Additional Note, which applies as of now.

Private Messages;

Please do not post the details of private messages on the forum.

Abuse in Private Messages.

If someone abuses you in a PM, then forward it to a moderator with the details, time of it sent and any other information. This will be dealt with appropriately. This is frowned upon much more than abuse on the boards (in itself a wrong thing to do), and will be dealt with according to the punishment scale outlined above.
Old 04.01.2007, 08:48 PM
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