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Discussion in 'SITE RULES & POLICIES (Please Read The Rules BEFORE You Register!)' started by Management, Dec 8, 2015.

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    Management United States Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    BY REGISTERING, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING COMMANDMENTS" (RULES):

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT ENTER THY REAL INFORMATION:
    1. You must enter your REAL first and last name and location- no initials, no pseudonyms, no false locations. The registrations are reviewed by a REAL person before they are approved! Your name is not visible to other users. If you have privacy concerns, please join another forum. If you do not enter a real name, you will be given a warning to change it, then you will be removed.

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT TELL US WHY YOU WISH TO JOIN:
    2. Ideally, you should want to join to ask a question, get help with something or give help.
    If you want to join to view photos, attachments, drawings, or download stuff, that is not acceptable. That costs us bandwidth. That is not what we are here for. This is a give and take site. You will likely be rejected and banned.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT INTRODUCE THYSELF:
    3. When you register, you must post an introduction telling us:
    a) your experience in machining;
    b) machines owned, if any;
    c)interests in the hobby or profession of machining; and
    d) your reason for joining the site.


    Your introduction will appear in the "New Member Introductions & Welcomes" forum. Introductions should be complete, polite, and provide the above information. We STRONGLY encourage participation on this site. NO ONE will criticize or flame you for participating- EVER! We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for this type of behavior here.

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT REMOVE ANYTHING FROM OUR FORUM:
    4. You agree not to remove, delete or disable your photos, drawings or posts should you leave the site, be asked to leave, or be removed. You may not "unsubscribe" from our site or have your account and associated information removed. We will disable your account, upon request, but the information will remain in our database.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT BULLY OR DISPARAGE OTHERS:
    5. You agree that you will treat everyone with respect. You agree not to bully others with your opinions or disparage their opinions.
    Public tantrums, threats to leave, etc. will not be tolerated. This forum is about machining, let's keep it there! Cyberbullying will NEVER be tolerated on this site. If you are a regular on "those other forums" you are unlikely to fit in here.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT HOLD GRUDGES:
    6. You agree to leave past grudges on the other board(s) and not bring them here. If you can't, or you don't plan to participate because you have a grudge against someone, and feel that you cannot get past it, please go elsewhere.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT DISPARAGE OR DEFAME THIS FORUM
    7. You agree not to disparage or make any negative comments about this forum on this forum or on other forums. The staff are all volunteers. They do their best. If we see disparaging posts made by you, your membership will be revoked, and legal action may be taken.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT PROMOTE THYSELF, THY COMPANY OR EMPLOYER:
    8. You agree not to promote yourself, your company or your employer in any way, including in your username, your signature, or your posts without the express prior permission of The Hobby-Machinist, Inc. You may not post links to your products, your web sites or videos which promote your company or products without our prior permission. If you post advertising or promotions for your company or a company you work for or pose as a consumer discussing your product you will be charged for advertising on H-M and hereby agree to pay in full an advertising fee of $100 for each post up to $5,000. Paid advertising is available to help us maintain the site. This includes promoting your product or service under the guise of "helping" or "informing" our users. We are a not-for-profit site that survives partly on advertising revenues.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT DISCUSS POLITICS:
    9. You agree not to discuss politics- EVER. We are a machining site- let's keep it there.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL KEEP A CIVIL TONGUE AND HAVE A NON-OFFENSIVE ID:
    10. We are a family-friendly forum. You agree to use civil language, and avoid vulgarity. Please use a non-offensive username. That means one that is not vulgar, disparaging or defamatory. Never give your password out to another person except an administrator. Never use another person's account for any reason. We highly recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft. Your profile must present clean and accurate information.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL NOT INFRINGE:
    11. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner and/or author of the copyrighted material. When in doubt, ask permission first.


    "FAIR USE" POLICY

    We do not profit from any of your posted materials on this site, directly or indirectly. No one gets rich from your posts here, nor are they sold or made into a book, magazine or other publication.

    This site is owned by a Not-for-Profit Corporation, (501[c][3]), with consent from the NYS Department of Education. This site is a strictly not-for-profit, non-commercial, educational site, and subject to the "fair use" doctrine of copyright law (17 USC ยง107 - http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html). Your posted threads, posts, projects, drawings, photographs, techniques, and tips will not be sold to anyone by us for profit. Your posted materials remain your property. By posting, you agree to permit and license us without limitation to use and display them on the site, and you agree not to remove them, or render them unusable. You agree not to delete or disable the photos, drawings or posts should you leave the site, be asked to leave, or be removed. Other than the above license, your postings belong to you, to share as you see fit with others.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL NOT DEFAME :
    11. You agree not to post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. Accusations against individuals that cannot be conclusively proven true are defamatory.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL NOT PUBLICLY QUESTION THESE RULES:
    12. You agree that you will not discuss or question these rules in open forum. If you have a question or disagreement, send a private message to a moderator or administrator. Do NOT start any threads regarding these rules. Violators will be removed from the forum.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL NOT SPAM:
    13. You agree not to engage in spamming, flooding, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations. Advertising of items for sale must be confined to the for sale and classified sections. Spammers are routinely reported and placed on watch lists.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL DEAL FAIRLY WITH OTHERS:
    14. From time to time, members may buy or sell machinist-related items or perform services for one another. This site is not responsible for these arrangements, nor can it act as arbitrator of disputes. Buyers and sellers and service providers do so at their own risk. Buyers and sellers agree, by joining, to act in good faith and treat one another fairly. Sellers and service-providers agree to treat buyers in a reasonable and fair manner, and buyers agree that you will pay for these purchases promptly, and treat sellers fairly. Anyone who does not follow this rule will have their membership terminated.


    WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK A MEMBER OF THE STAFF BEFORE YOU ACT!
    We reserve our right to do whatever is necessary, whenever is necessary to keep the friendly atmosphere of this site. Remember that although this is a public forum, it is privately owned and not-for-profit. Membership is a privilege, not a right.


    DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY (The Legal Stuff):
    Please note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. We do not actively monitor or control the content of the posted messages. The information contained on this forum is believed to be accurate. However, we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, integrity or quality or usefulness of any information presented. Neither the owner nor its staff members of this site assumes any responsibility for any inaccuracies or incorrect information encountered on this site. The owner nor its staff members of this forum will in no way be held liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential damages or losses incurred due to any defect or omission to be found in the materials contained on this forum, even if advised of the possibility of such damages or existing defects. Use of the information provided herein is to be considered strictly voluntary on the part of the user and should be used in conjunction with specific expert advice and professional assistance. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.


    PLEASE REGISTER ONLY IF YOU AGREE TO THE ABOVE! BY REGISTERING, YOU WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE RULES!

    THANK YOU!

    THE STAFF AT WWW.HOBBY-MACHINIST.COM


    [Revised 12/13/2016 by NET]
    [Clarified Rule #2]
     

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