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The following may constitute a warning, suspension, and finally banning which will be decided by the moderator for that forum(s):
- Multiple accounts
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- Profanity (though we have taken precautions against certain uses of words)
- Posting of material that would be deemed inappropriate for all ages
- Signatures that are excessive and/or annoying (see guidelines below)
- Shouting (i.e. POSTING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS)
- Do not post news clippings or other copyrighted materials on this site (see below).
While posts that are political in nature are not disallowed, it is up to the moderator of the forum to decide when, and if, a discussion that is political in nature has gotten out of hand. Further discussion after being requested to halt political discussions in the thread may result in a warning, suspension, or a permanent ban.
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- Anything else that leads to a fight with another user
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- Read rule #6 again.
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- Contact an administrator if you simply don't understand what this means
The moderators may change these guidelines in the future, but if you stay within the current guidelines you should be fine. Signatures that do not meet these requirements or violate our rules or TOS may be edited or removed with or without warning.
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