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Netiquette and User Registration Agreement
« on: June 17, 2014, 01:09:15 PM »
Revised and reposted 6/17/14

Basic Netiquette for CCG/KB Forum
Here are some basic suggestions for making our forum easier for everyone to use.

Creating Non-Event Topics
  • If you're new here, please introduce yourself in a new thread.
  • Don’t start a duplicate topic for something that is already being discussed elsewhere. If a topic needs to be moved so that it’s seen by a different audience, please notify a moderator.
  • Title your posts appropriately to describe the contents of the topic.
  • Avoid using all capital letters for a post title. Use all caps sparingly within your posts. Sentences written in all caps are harder to read and might be interpreted as yelling.
  • If you need to use a forum post to get a specific person’s attention, delete your topic as soon as you’ve established a connection.

Posting in Topics
  • Don’t use forum topics to carry on private conversations; use private messages or email instead.
  • Try to keep your replies on topic to the original post. If you want to go off-topic, start a new thread or send a private message.
  • Avoid quoting a previous post if there are no other posts in between that post and your new post.
  • Be selective in your use special formatting (colored fonts, colored backgrounds, font size, etc). Special formatting generally decreases overall readability of your posts.
  • Consider using a browser plug-in to check your spelling/grammar/punctuation before posting to increase the readability of your posts.

Images
  • Consider providing links to photos instead of posting the photos inline in your post. Images make topics take longer to load, are difficult to view on mobile devices, and increase the need for scrolling through topics.
  • Resize pictures before adding them inline to your post.
  • Don’t quote a previous post that has a boatload of images. If you want to reference a specific photo, quote just that photo.
  • Choose profile and signature images carefully. Large and animated images can make topics more difficult to load and scroll through.

Moderators will update, consolidate, move, or remove posts when such changes make it easier for readers to follow topics on the board.


User Registration Agreement
Everyone must accept the following user agreement when registering for this forum. This copy is provided for your reference.

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2014, 01:39:59 PM by SWO Admin »

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