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The rules may seem a little scary but by following these guidelines you will have an enjoyable time at CF.
This is an English-language forum, so please ensure that your posts are understandable. While spelling mistakes and typos are natural, you must ensure that you only write in Standard English words no abbreviations. Do not use ALL CAPITALS in your posts. As there may be younger people reading the messages posting here, swearing must be kept to a PG-13 level, and software word filtering in place to ensure this. If you would like to use swear words in order to describe yourself, then please consider using asterisks instead. Any posts or images of sexual, violent or illegal nature are not tolerated, and will be removed and punished. You may not post your e-mail address, postal address, phone number, IM nickname or any other personal details on any public area of the forum, you are advised against this for your own privacy.
You may NOT post a link to any website you own, unless it it is a reply to a question and the page contains an article that is helpful to the person who you are replying to. However, if the web page sells a product, then you may not post it under any circumstances.
You may also never post a link to any other computer forum.
You MAY have a link to up to three websites in your signature. This must be a signature set in your user control panel, not appended to every post.
You MAY NOT have any link that is from an affiliate or referral program.
You are allowed to place links in your signature provided there are no more than five in total. If you are not sure if your signature is acceptable please contact a member of staff.
Any member found advertising through the private messaging system will be dealt with.
If your username contains a URL, it will be edited. For example, if you registered as www.google.com, your username will be changed to Google. We reserve the right to change this without notice.
Multiple accounts are not allowed. Any multiple accounts created by the same user will be deleted, or every single account may be deleted/banned.
Posting illegal or adult images or text in your profile, signature or avatar is not allowed.
We do not remove any posts or accounts by request, unless they are in violation of these rules.
When you sign up to an account, you agree to receive our regular newsletters and reminders if you do not visit for over a month. You can log in monthly to stop these, or send a Data Protection Act form + removal request to us at any time so we can remove your details.
You may not discuss ANY illegal activity at CompuForums. This includes, but is not limited to: piracy, breaking into computer networks, violation of privacy, cracking passwords, and hiding evidence, as well as links to websites that encourage such activity. As a site hosted in the United States of America run by a citizen of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, any posts that may be seen as infringing on law in either or both of these countries will be removed on sight. All IP addresses of posters are recorded. If requested by law enforcement agencies, the IP address of the poster, which can be used to locate the poster's address, will be handed over.
Attacks on other members:
We DO NOT welcome bullying here. Any member seen as targeting another member and/or insulting them due to their point of view, nationality, race, sexuality, religion, ethnicity or physical ability will be punished. Also any behaviour seen as a deliberate attempt to invoke argument or conflict is not welcome.
You may not post any material that infringes on the copyright of others. In accordance with Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, if you are a copyright owner and you feel that a member has infringed upon your copyright, then please do not hesitate to contact us for the quick removal of your content in a reasonable amount of time.
Depending on the offence, any posts not adhering to the rules will result in the post being edited/removed and a warning. For serious offences you may have a permanent ban. New members who post purely advertising/spam will be banned.
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We reserve the right to make modifications to these rules and terms at any time, and it is your responsibility to ensure you are up to date with them.
Your privacy is important to us. It is the nature of an internet forum that any posts you make will be live on the internet, however any personal information that you provide to us such as email addresses, or messages sent through the private message system will not be divulged to any third party unless we are required to do so by law enforcement agencies. The forum software has the option to list your email/instant message details on your profile making them available to any other member as well as possibly guests, if you do so this is your choice and we will not be held responsible for the actions of third parties gaining access to this information.
Thank you for taking the time to read our rules and regulations. If you are unsure about anything please feel free to contact us.