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    Forum Rules and Terms of Service

    These are the basic rules of the forum. As a member, you agree to abide by the rules, both in the public forums and the chat room. Keep in mind that everything you post here is accessible and viewable by anyone who joins the site. Any posts made to the public forums or chat room that are found to be in violation of these terms and conditions are subject to action that may include, but is not limited to, edits, removal, or account termination.

    1. No excessive cursing, descriptions of extreme violence, or obscene sexual content.
    Keep things as clean as possible. While the chances of a young child participating in the forums is remote, other members of the forum may still be offended by the use of excessively foul language, and graphic or vulgar depictions/descriptions of violence or sexual situations. Use common sense.
    Any posts or images made for the sole purpose of being "shocking" or offensive will be deleted
    You will not post links to images or use avatars and signatures that are offensive, abusive, disruptive and/or hateful. You will not use images, avatars or link to sites that contain gore, mutilation, pornography or illegal content.

    1(b). Do not bypass or attempt to bypass the word filter.
    This includes substituting similar characters (e.g., S = $), spacing the letters out, or using the format tags or unicode to "trick" the filter.

    2. No flaming, trolling, harassing, or baiting other guests.
    Flaming is the hostile and insulting interaction between users, which is not constructive, does not clarify a discussion, nor does it persuade others into agreeing with a certain position. Flame wars usually involve at least one person who believes that their opinion is the only valid one. Trolling means to make posts or threads for the intended purpose of starting an argument, while baiting is any post intended to make another user resort to flaming. Harassment means following a user or group of users around through multiple threads to flame them, bait them, or otherwise cause them to want to avoid the boards because of a user's actions towards them.

    2(b). No solicitation or sharing of another member's personal information.
    You will not solicit personal information from any member. You will not use information gathered form this website to harass, abuse or harm other people. You may not post another member’s personal information without their consent. This includes, but is not limited to: real names, locations of residency, email addresses, telephone numbers, screen names, etc. .

    3. No bickering in the public forums, or insulting other members.
    I do not want to see any excessive quarreling between members on the public forums. A good debate is just fine, but personally insulting the person you're debating with is not. If you have a problem with someone, you can take it up with them in private, or contact one of the moderators.

    4. No hate speech.
    No racial slurs, religious discrimination, sexism, homophobic remarks, etc. Do not use language or images that belittle a person's religion, sexual preference or ethnicity. Chip 'n' Dale Online is open and welcoming to everyone, and we plan on keeping it that way.

    5. Post in the correct sections.
    "Feedback & Suggestions" is for providing feedback and suggestions about the site, "Rescue Rangers" is for discussing the Rescue Rangers, "Chip 'n' Dale Fan Craftings" is for sharing and discussing any Chip 'n' Dale related fan art or fiction, etc. If you are unsure where to post, try Chit Chat. If you post in the wrong section, your thread may be moved to the proper forum with or without notification.

    6. Keep Threads On-Topic.
    If a new idea is sparked by an existing thread, please go start a new one rather than hijacking the current topic. Taking a thread wildly off-topic is disrespectful to the original poster, and can be confusing to other members. It is especially important to new members of the forum who don't know the group yet or understand how everything works. It is understandable that discussions can head off-topic occasionally, but an effort should be made to get back on topic without completely derailing the conversation.

    7. Respect the Moderators
    When I'm not around the moderators are in charge. Their job is to assist me with running the forum, and that includes enforcing the rules and making decisions on my behalf when I'm not around to handle a situation.

    In a Nutshell
    Basically what this all comes down to is play nice, respect other members, use common sense, and have fun.
    Last edited by Ducky; 06-26-2013 at 12:45 PM. Reason: Updated policy

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