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As a participant on the forum and a user of its services, you acknowledge that all posts you make express your views and opinions, and not the views and opinions of the forum management team. Therefore, those people will not be held liable for the contents of your posts.
* What must not be posted?
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, libellous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented, invasive of a person's privacy or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. The IP address of all posts is recorded. You agree that the forum management team has the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. You agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your express consent, the forum management team cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this forum, or written permission of the author is given. When posting things that are not your own, always credit the original authors and indicate the sources of your information.
* Use descriptive subject lines and research your post in advance
Before posting, please make a serious effort to search through previous posts to ensure that what you want to share has not already been covered by others. Thinking and searching before you post will be of an immense benefit to everyone because it would ensure richness of unique information on this forum.
* Stay on topic
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* Don't just discuss: be kind and gentle
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* Don't even try to spam
Spam is considered posting topics or messages on our forum that contain no point, relevance, or contain subject matter that doesn't directly allow other member participation. Topics directed to a particular user, posting several times consecutively as an appendage to one post, and posts in threads that have nothing to do with the subject matter are all considered spam and will be deleted. Contributing to/or intentionally posting spam will not be tolerated in any way.
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