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    Post by Chris on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:49 am

    To ensure that the Conversation Chamber (often abbreviated as "The Chamber") remains an enjoyable outlet for all members, we respectfully request that you adhere to the following rules and guidelines. Please keep in mind that use of this forum is a privilege, not a right. In general, members should treat each other with decency. Tear into topics and fervently express your points of view…but, please, refrain from personal attacks—even in the case of heated arguments or disagreements. Be sure to reread this document from time to time as it may change, and you are always responsible for ensuring that your activities comport with these rules and guidelines.


    The Chamber Code of Conduct:
    1. Please do not post or link to any pornographic or adult material on the message board.

    2. Please do not deface the board with multiple posts containing exactly the same message.

    3. Please do not engage in repeated spamming of commercial websites. (This does not apply to members posting links to their favorite sites, etc.)

    4. Please do not publicly trade passwords, or other personal information.

    5. Please do not use language that sounds like, stands for, hints at, abbreviates, or insinuates hate speech (including but not limited to racial, ethnic, sexual, or religious slurs) or illegal activities.

    6. Please do not harass, threaten, stalk, spam, or otherwise abuse other users.

    7. Please do not defend yourself against profane attacks with more profanity. Instead, report the post to a moderator and allow them to take the appropriate action.

    8. Please do not create a screen name or chat name that is intended to aggravate or incite other members, or that references controversial religious topics, notorious people or organizations, or current or historical events that may be considered inflammatory or inappropriate. The Chamber reserves the right to change any username that is deemed inappropriate for any reason. If in doubt, please ask first.

    9. Please do not post links to websites that violate our Code of Conduct.

    10. Please do not post links to websites that contain materials that might harm another user’s computer, such as viruses or Trojans.

    11. Please do not impersonate or harass The Chamber board staff or moderators.

    12. Please do not impersonate another member or screen name (including ‘faking’ a screen name by using similar-looking text characters).

    13. Please avoid excessive "shouting" (use of all-caps) or flooding (continuous posting of repetitive text).

    14. Please do not use the forum or chats for any commercial purpose without the express consent of The Chamber owner. You may only create one account for yourself as an individual. You may not create an account for your corporation or other business entity.

    15. Please DO have fun! big grin Engage with other members, but treat your fellow posting brethren with respect.


    The Chamber disclaimers:

    1. If you violate the Code of Conduct or the Terms of Use, your account may be suspended or permanently deactivated. While we will endeavor to inform you of the reasons for our actions, The Chamber is not obligated to warn you before taking any action on your account.

    2. The Chamber is not obligated to monitor every post, but we reserve the right to remove any post or user we feel has violated the letter or the spirit of our Code of Conduct or Terms of Use.

    3. The Chamber reserves the right to remove any user-created or uploaded content at any time, without notice.

    4. Some I may warrant a warning, while others will result in immediate account suspension. We reserve sole judgment in all such matters. In almost all cases, severe racial remarks or hate speech, profane usernames, posting viruses or URLs to viruses will result in immediate and permanent removal from The Chamber.


    General Internet Precautions:

    1. Some areas of The Chamber may contain links to other websites. Please be advised that The Chamber does not control and is not responsible for the content on any of these offsite links.

    2. The Chamber is a generally non age restricted area. However, we still encourage parents to join their children as they surf and explore the Internet.

    3. You are responsible for any actions you may take based on advice or information you receive from other members. Use your own good judgment when evaluating such information as the Chamber does not control, sanction or guarantee any information transmitted by our users.

    4. The Chamber does not control the content posted by our users. While we reserve the right to delete content that we find objectionable, we are not obligated to do so. Therefore, exercise caution when reading or viewing content posted by others and realize that there is a great diversity of opinion among our members. If you are easily offended, you may wish to participate in a community more in line with your views. However, if you value diversity of thought and can respect others with differing opinions, you'll be right at home at ADC.

    5. Be a good Internet citizen and report content that violates our Code of Conduct or Terms of Use to a moderator or administrator.

    6. Do not give out any personally identifiable information (such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, names and addresses, telephone numbers, driver license numbers) to strangers online, as this information may be used for illegal or harmful purposes.

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