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This is the forum Code of Conduct. These are the rules that all people who post on these forums must follow at all times or face possible disciplinary action as noted in the Forum Terms of Use that you saw when you signed up.

The rules are really quite simple... There are just 8 of them:
1. NO ADVERTISING: Advertising and soliciting other members to buy, sell, or view any products or services through the forums is strictly prohibited and will result in the immediate banning of your account. Topics/Posts that contain advertisements will be permanently deleted.

2. NO SPAMMING: Topics/Posts that are just complete nonsense or duplicates of topics/posts that have been made before will be deleted or in some truly inadvertent cases may simply be Locked or Merged. As a member, you should use good common sense when posting. Before making a new Topic, make sure that you have performed a thorough SEARCH in order to ensure that a Topic/Post hasn't been made previously. Spamming has a serious impact on the members that are thoughtfully contributing to this community, therefore it will be dealt with first by Warnings and in cases where Warnings are not effective, your account will be Permanently Banned.

3. NO FLAMING: Posts that are knowingly made to harass, threaten, embarrass or cause the distress or discomfort upon another Member of the Community or any other individual or entity will be dealt with extremely harshly. In some cases, Warnings may be issued, but Flaming is likely to result in Banning. It is therefore advisable to always be respectful of your fellow Members; this does not mean you cannot disagree with someone, but you do not need to tear a person down in order to prove your point.

4. NO PREJUDICE OR DISCRIMINATION (RACISM, SEXISM, AGEISM, ETC): Topics/posts that contain or exhibit any form of racism or sexism, whether direct or indirect, overt or implied shall immediately be deleted or edited by the Moderators as deemed appropriate. Violations of this policy may result in Permanent Banning without Warning.

5. NO POST PUMPING: Topics/Posts made that serve no other purpose than to increase the Member's own post count are considered disruptive to the community and interfere with other Member's usage of the forums. Violations will be dealt with through deletion of the thread and issuance of Warning(s). Repeat offenses of this policy will result in Permanent Banning of the violator's account.

6. NO CROSS-POSTING: Making several posts of the same question across multiple forums is not allowed. It is up to each individual user to select the forum which most appropriately fits the Topic/Post. If you are unsure which forum to use, send a Private Message to one of the Forum Moderators. Cross-posting violations will be dealt with by deleting all cross-posted threads, and leaving in place only the relevant post.

7. NO LINKS TO UNACCEPTABLE CONTENT: Topics/Posts that contain offsite URL links to content must fall within the scope of standard established by this CODE OF CONDUCT. Any URL links or other references to offsite content provided in Topics/Posts by Members that contain Pornographic, Racial, Defamation, or any other derogatory content are strictly forbidden. Posts containing offending URL links will be edited and/or deleted by the Forum Moderators and Warnings will be issued as appropriate. Repeat violations of this policy may result in more severe actions, up to and including Permanent Banning.

8. NO PURCHASING OR SELLING OF ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS GOODS: Topics/Posts designed to encourage, promote or facilitate the purchasing or selling or illegal/suspicious goods are not allowed. Users are permitted to create a thread in which they can sell and trade legal goods. However, this is not a marketplace and will not be treated as such. Violations will be dealt with through deletion of the thread and issuance of Warning(s). Repeat offenses of this policy will result in Permanent Banning of the violator's account.

If you see a user who is violating the Code of Conduct, it is your responsibility and duty as a member of this forum, to report the violation using the report button on the top of the offending post.

Violations of the Code of Conduct will be handled on a case by case basis. If you are found to have violated the Code of Conduct, you may be subject to; warnings, post restrictions, forum rights suspensions, and possibly banning.

Stay Classy,
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