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Old 05-17-2010, 08:14 AM
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Default Re: Forum Rules

There's been some confusion on rule #5 when it comes to creating a thread title, so this post is to clear it up.

Here's the rule.

5. Copyright. You may NOT submit/post any writing, pictures or any other information ("works") on our forum if by doing so you would violate the intellectual property rights of a third party. Chances are that if you did not create the works yourself --or they are not widely known as being in the public domain -- someone else has copyright protection in those works. It is your responsibility to post works that are not in violation of federal, state and international intellectual property laws. Consistent with Section 2, above, will not be responsible for your infringement.
In other words, the author (or editors of the site) came up with the title of the source so credit should be given by using that same title.

An exception to that rule would be where the poster wishes to talk about something further down in the article unrelated to the article's main thrust.

But in any case, the title of a thread where an article is posted should NEVER do any of the following.

1) Personally attack individual members or a group of members for their political or personal beliefs.

2) Meant to inflame instead of debate

3) Is vague on the thread's reason for existing. ("I Told You So" and "Check This Out" are NOT reasonable thread titles).

Rule #7 is still in full effect.

7. Deletion, Modification or Moving of Posts. reserves the right to remove any forum posting that its moderators consider inappropriate or in poor taste. Our decision as to what we will delete will be completely subjective. In addition, we may edit, modify, or move your posts/threads at our sole discretion and at any time without notice to you.
At any time, the staff may change the title of the thread to reflect the actual content and not the opinion of the member posting. That is what posts are for in the first place.
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