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Site Terms & Rules

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content ("Content"). Content posted express the views of their author only who is responsible for the content. Through your use of this service, you agree that you will not use website to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you.

If you do not agree to these terms, please do NOT register or use this Service.

General Rules


  • Users under the age of 13 are not allowed use our service.
  • Start threads in the most relevant forum category.
  • Title of a thread, blog post or article should summarize the body. A title like, "Please help" would be vague and actually looks like a click-bait.
  • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, profanity (or attempts to bypass profanity filters), insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
  • Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
  • Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
  • Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members.
  • Advertisements, chain letters, products, services, pyramid schemes, and solicitations, funds for donations are not allowed. Spam/solicitations will be deleted and you will be banned.
  • Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. For specific issues, use 12 hours as a guideline.
  • We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or violate our community standards. Our team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software, music piracy, hacking and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
  • Discussion of sex, drugs, guns and other objectionable content is not allowed.
  • All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by our team. Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.
  • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
  • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
  • If you are going to post non-English on these forums, please also post an English Translation of your post.
  • Plagiarized articles or content are strictly forbidden. We have an automated system that checks for plagiarism and blocks plagiarized articles from being posted.
  • Don't post stuff that is a copy/paste. We don't have any need for duplicate content/plagiarism.
  • Don't mask your links with a URL that redirects the user to other sites. If you want to link to something, link to the actual page.
  • Don't post in threads just to "bump" them to the top of the list of threads.
  • Posts discussing moderator actions are not allowed.
  • You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.
  • Don't try to sell spam related products or services. This includes automated posting services like forum posts, blog, YouTube, etc. comments. No social bookmarking or exchanges are allowed (Eg: "Like exchange", "Click farm"). You may not sell email lists here.
  • Posting links for sharing knowledge is fine but spam links are not.
  • Don't create empty posts that contain nothing but a link (if you are going to link to a news article for example, give a summary of it in your own words).
  • Don't post personal attacks against other members. Deal with them privately.
  • Do not include spam links in signatures for SEO-building.
  • Don't direct users to your signature link.
  • Be nice, professional and respectful towards others. No flame wars. Everyone has their own preferences and likes. If you like iPhone - just buy it; if you like Galaxy - just buy it. It's just a phone! Our site has users from all platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, etc) and flame wars over which one is better are possible but also pointless.
  • Search before you post a new thread. Chances are - it might have already been answered and you could save your time. There is no need to post duplicate threads.
  • Attempts to artificially manipulate or reverse-engineer any of our systems can be seen as spam.

Links in Signatures


  • Linking to a commercial product/service is fine, provided it is not an affiliate program link.
  • Promotional text for a commercial product or service is not allowed.
  • Duplicate links to the same URL in a signature are not allowed.
  • All signatures must be made in English

Avatars


  • Animated avatars are not allowed.
  • Avatars that may be confused with official team avatars are not allowed.
  • Use of the our logo in avatars is not allowed.

Affiliate Links


  • No signings, referrals or affiliate offers are allowed.
  • You are not allowed to post your affiliate links anywhere on our site, in your signature or send the link through private messages to other forum users.
  • Amazon affiliate links are meant to be posted on your own site. If you post these links on sites that do not belong to you, Amazon will BAN your affiliate account and you won’t be able to get it back. Period. It may happen in a few days, weeks or months but you WILL get banned by Amazon!

Signature Size Limits


  • You can't have both text and images in your sig
  • For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 90 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
  • Do not use images with large text to bypass the previous item
  • For images in signatures: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and 20k in size
  • Animated images in a signature are not allowed

Chit Chat forum


The Chit Chat forum is where we and fans can gather to chat about almost anything, musical or non-musical in nature. If you have a question that doesn't fit into any other forum, or just want to chat, this is the place.

Uploads, Photos & Attachments


These are set to allow up to 20 KB max file size limit for the purpose of uploading Avatars, Blog Icon, Group Icon, etc. For reference, the site logo here is only 8 KB in PNG format (220x40). A 300x300 PNG file is 16 KB and a 200x200 PNG file is 10 KB. I'll revisit this area, evaluate the usage and re-adjust the size limit soon


For attaching/posting regular files/images, you can hot-link/embed files/images from other file-sharing sites such as Google Drive, DropBox, imgur.com, imgflip.com, etc. and copy/paste the images into the editor while posting. Since we use https on our site, just make sure the copied/hot-linked images are hosted on sites that are also using https.

Feel free to embed videos liberally, wherever necessary.

Other Terms


Although our administrators and moderators will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of this site nor its developers will be held responsible for the content of any message.

We reserve the right to reveal your information in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you. We log all internet protocol addresses accessing this web site.

By posting here, you are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

The owners of this Community site reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread and ban or delete any member for any reason.

Addendum

We reserve the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community. You are expected to refer to these rules for any updates.

While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

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