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Forum Rules

In order to keep these forums enjoyable and interesting for all of our users, we ask simply that you follow these minimal rules. By participating in the Friends and Family Forums, you are consenting to these rules. Violators may be warned, suspended, or banned at the sole discretion of the Friends and Family Forum moderators.

General Rules:

No threats of violence. (Discussions of suicide or self-harm are also not permitted.)

No discussions of illegal activities allowed. Any such discussions may be reported to the appropriate authorities by members or moderators of this forum.

No use of explicit, obscene or vulgar language or images and/or messages, including racist and/or discriminatory remarks.

While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness. No personal attacks of any kind will be tolerated. Respect other members of the community and don’t belittle, make fun off, or insult another member.

Do not post off-topic. Please keep your comments consistent with the subject and purpose of the conversation thread. Deliberate disruption -- such as consistent off-topic and/or frivolous commentary -- will not be tolerated and such posts will be deleted.

No posts promoting advocacy of particular personal, medical, legal, religious, political, or non-profit causes. The forums are intended for offering mutual personal support. Limited religious references are allowed (i.e. "my prayers are with you" or a brief quote as part of a larger post), but the forums should not be used to convert others.

Do not disrespect moderators. Be respectful in both the forums and any private communications with moderators. Moderators are volunteers that donate many hours of their own time to help with the forum. Violations of this rule will not be tolerated.

Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using private messages to spam other members.

If it shouldn’t be viewed by minors, then it shouldn’t be posted to the forums. This is a public, family-friendly forum. In addition, if something would not be considered “work safe” (to a boss or co-worker), then it shouldn’t be posted.

Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.

We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

Administrator has the right to view and/or delete PMs at will.

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.

We also reserve the right to ban anyone at any time, for any reason, as access to our support forums is a privilege and not a right.

Unregistered posts are not currently allowed on this forum.

All final decisions regarding posts and banning reside with the administrator.

These rules are subject to change at any time without notice.

Copyright and Ownership Notice

The individual posts found on the Friends and Family Forum should be considered Copyright by the original poster, and cannot be reproduced elsewhere without the consent of the original poster.

The content as a whole should be considered owned by the Friends and Family forum and cannot be reproduced for commercial gain or used as content for other websites. The exception is for archival purposes, search engine cache, or similar.

All content and posts are considered publicly accessible and you may link to any page or post that you wish without the need for consent.

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