User Discussion and Submission Rules
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By registering, you are consenting to these rules:
You agree not to submit inappropriate content. Inappropriate content includes any content that:
•infringes upon or violates the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any person
•is libelous or defamatory
•is obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit
•violates a person's right to privacy
•violates any local, state, national, or international law
•contains or advocates illegal or violent acts
•degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other classification
•is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass
•contains advertising or solicitation of any kind
•misrepresents your identity or affiliation
•is rude or contains personal attacks, including attacking a member’s character, referring to a member in a contemptuous manner, belittling a member using sarcasm or otherwise, making negative or rude statements about administrators or moderators
You agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you submit. You will promptly remove any content that you have posted should you discover that it violates these rules or that it is otherwise inappropriate. You will indemnify SolarTown, LLC and affiliates, and its and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any claim brought by any third party relating to content you have posted.
You understand and agree that we are not responsible for reviewing any user submitted content and we are not responsible for any content submitted by a user on the Forum . We reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason whatever without consent. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on this Forum.
You understand that messages and comments are the views of the authors of the messages and comments and not those of SolarTown, LLC . Although the administrators and moderators will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible to review all messages. All messages express the views solely of the author. Neither SolarTown, LLC nor vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message or comment. The moderators to the Forum are not associated with SolarTown, LLC and the views that they express are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of SolarTown, LLC.
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You certify that you have the permission of others who have contributed to or are featured in any content that you submit . If there are any individuals under the age of 18 in any photos, video, or other content that you submit, you must obtain the permission of each such individual's parent or legal guardian prior to submitting the content.
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•Use the search function. Chances are that someone may have asked the same question before. We would appreciate that before posting a question that you use the search feature to review topics that have already been discussed extensively before.
•English only. All publicly displayed messages are limited to the English language. This includes posts, titles, signatures, and any attachments or other forums of public display.
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•Cross-posting is not allowed. Cross-posting refers to posting new duplicate threads or posts, or linking to threads or posts already started by the member with the intention of gaining exposure.
•No bumping threads. Bumping can refer to posting useless information, posting one-liners or any other action to deliberately keep a thread hot or to bring it to the top of the Forum.
•No trolling. Do not post in order to anger other members or intentionally cause negative reactions. For a given post, this can be a subjective call, but a pattern of such posting or an especially egregious case will get you banned.