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    Welcome to the Community Forum! Community Forum is a way for the store owners and customers to discuss, help and share each other. By participating in the Community Forum, you agreed to the forum rules and guidelines as below. If you have any question about the forums, please contact our moderators or email to Please help keep our forums a fun, educational, attractive place for all of members. Here are Community Forum Guidelines:

    Community Standards We thank all of you for being a part of community. Our mandate is to provide a safe and friendly environment for our users to discuss. Freedom of Speech and the free exchange of thoughts and ideas are concepts that are very important. But having said that, there is such a thing as self-control and consideration for others. This is what is called good manners and civility. Some might think of it as respect.

    In order to keep the forums running well and to prevent problems, we ask you to please follow these guidelines when posting here.

    Personal Attacks and Arguing - The Number 1 Guideline While discussion is the purpose of this board, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters. If you attack someone, don't be surprised if you find yourself banned. If you find yourself opposed to another person's post; debate, do not argue. Above all be polite and respectful of others. Threads that degrade into a head-butting contest will be closed and the participants will receive a warning. This guideline especially applies to arguments where it boils down to just trying to get the "Last word".

    Please report personal attacks to the moderator of the forum.

    Spam Spam is not permitted. Spam is... Posting your message more than once. Starting new threads on topics already being discussed. Starting new threads outside of the Classifieds forum for the sake of promoting your own website or business. Posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts.

    Language A user with too many **** sequences or "frig"s in their posts will be warned.

    Post Junkies Some people feel the need to post a lot. This is permissible as long as you do not try and make the forums your own personal soapbox. Rants from people who want to drive home their opinions over and over and over are not appreciated and will be asked to curtail the frequency of their posts.

    Topic Area Please stay within the topic area of the forum you are posting a message in.

    Thread Hijacking Keep threads on topic. If you wish to start a discussion on a new topic start a new thread please. We all know that conversations take on a life of their own, but we do not want to have thread subjects that have nothing to do with the thread's title. Stay on topic.

    Illegal Activities Discussion of illegal activities of any kind is strictly prohibited. This includes discussions of software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations. Do not post links to warez or file sharing sites

    Classified Advertising No auction posts please. No affiliate posts please. Posting of "commercials" may be considered spam in the forums.

    Posting Links Links must relate to thread topics. No affiliate links. NO links to nudity.

    Self Promotion If you operate a related business you may post informative, helpful remarks in any thread and include "come and see me for more help" with a link and contact info. You may use your business name as your Username, but no URL's in usernames.

    You may NOT pose as a satisfied customer praising a faire or service. Do not make a post that is solely to drive traffic to your website or business.

    User Names Usernames may be anything other than: Obscenities or variations on obscenities, suggestive, provocative, racist or insulting names, URLs.

    Multiple IDs Registering with multiple IDs is forbidden.

    Profile Pictures No political or otherwise provocative symbols. National or provincial flags are OK. Any profile picture that is offensive will be removed immediately

    Posting Images Photos may not contain nudity, sexually explicit content, violent or offensive material, or copyrighted images. Do not post images of other people without their permission.

    Expressing Yourself Do not type your post in all caps, IT IS LIKE SHOUTING. Font sizing is available, but please do not use overly huge fonts. The best way to emphasize something is to bold it.

    Warnings Violators of these guidelines will be warned, and if the behavior does not immediately improve, the user will be banned.

    Enforcing the Guidelines Please do not take it upon yourself to confront someone who you feel is violating the forum guidelines. Do not accuse someone of crossing the line. Allow the moderators to do the moderating please.

    Final Word While these guidelines cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way. The moderators shall be the sole arbitrators of what does and what does not violate community standards. We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice. We reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum guidelines. The User Agreement apply at all times.

    CEO & Executive Director
6/2/2007 11:36:18 AM
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