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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:35 am 
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It's interesting how long the forum has existed without a coherent set of rules. I just didn't seem like it was necessary. However, times change, it seems, so here's the boilerplate rules (compiled from several online sources) in an attempt to clear things up. This stuff is pretty much standard fare on the Internet:
  • There will be no racial, ethnic, gender based insults or any other personal discriminations.
  • There will be no posts meant to offend or hurt any other member, in a manner which is offensive or inflammatory.
  • Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated.
  • Pornography, Warez, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked in any shape or form.
  • All posts are property of the poster. This forum and all web sites owned in conjunction with this forum have the right to request alteration or deletion of any offensive post.
  • Posts may be deleted for any reasons the forum administrators deem reasonable.
  • Users may not argue a moderators decision publicly. Any and all complaints directed at a moderator must first address the moderator in question via PM. If the problem can not be resolved, then the moderator and user must send their positions to the forum admin. The forum admin will make or change any and/or all final decisions.
  • Pictures may be posted as long as they are not explicit or offensive.
  • If a topic is recognized as being posted in the wrong forum, or if the post is a violation of our guidelines then please contact a moderator either via PM or the 'report post to moderator' feature; please do not respond publicly to the member - a member of staff will do what is required upon contact. Any person/s who attempt to present themselves as a Moderator by posting negatively to a member's topic (which has been posted in error and requires locking or moving to another forum) will be sent a PM warning and placed into moderation queue upon further actions.
  • Back-Seat moding ISN'T allowed. See above on what to do.
  • Any impersonation of a user from these forums, in any mode of communication, is strictly prohibited and will result in a banning.

Please keep in mind that this forum is a place for learning. I am maintaining and promoting this forum as a "safe haven" for folks that wish to learn about pipe making or pipes in general. There are no stupid questions.

It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: The grand majority of content on this site is publicly visible, and presents an image of you, the members of the forum, the administrators and moderators, pipe makers everywhere, and by extension those that enjoy collecting and smoking pipes. Keep that in mind when posting content to this forum, and please refrain from posts that could potentially impart a negative image.

Basically: Be Nice, ie "golden rule"

Kurt Huhn
AKA: Oversized Ostrogoth

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