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 Post subject: GUIDELINES FOR POSTING AT TVNL
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:53 pm 
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ALL MEMBERS, PLEASE READ! :hello2:

Thank you for registering at TVNL. We enjoy a spirited debate and encourage you to participate and share your views. Please use reason and common sense if there is disagreement. Free Speech on a privately owned board has some limits. This message board is a community, so please think about your behavior as much as you think about your opinions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS:
PLEASE NOTE!


1. PLEASE MAKE YOUR FIRST POST IN THE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO EVERYBODY forum, located HERE. In real life, you probably wouldn't begin to talk to a group of strangers without first introducing yourself and saying hello. We look forward to discussing many topics of interest with you, too.

2. NEWBIES ARE EXPECTED TO POST 2-4 REPLIES in already established threads before posting new topics in any other forum.

Thank you for your cooperation.
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TV NEWS LIES will not be responsible for information you offer about yourself to others on this site. Please think before sharing anything about yourself personally. All messages express the views of the author. The owners of TV NEWS LIES, its administrators and/or moderators are not responsible for the content of any message.
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TVNL FORUM POSTING GUIDELINES:

1. DO NOT POST Personal Attacks, Racist, and/or Bigoted Statements that are deliberately insulting, obscene, and/or suggest physical harm to another TVNL member. Please do not register under multiple usernames. Your IPs will give you away.


2. DO NOT POST anything that contains language advocating harm to any government official or entity.

3. DO NOT POST material and/or information that is not properly linked to the source. It is normal and customary to quote from the article you're posting, but copyright law requires us to post the link. Please do not plagiarize. If you don't understand what plagiarism is, look it up.

Post no more than FIVE PARAGRAPHS of any article, followed by the link to the source.

If you wish to post copyrighted material for purposes of your own, please look at:
http://www.piercelaw.edu/thomasfield/ip ... ternet.php

4. DO NOT POST about and/or links to obscene, legal, or illegal drug sites, and/or commercial/non-personal websites. TV News Lies Discussion Forums are not intended to be places for members to advertise commercial web sites. If it's not your personal, non-commercial website, please do not post it in your profile. Do not use your signature line for a commercial advert. TV News Lies will be under no obligation to justify removing commercial URLs and commercial signatures. If you want to place a commercial ad at TV News Lies, do so from the main page through the appropriate links or contacts.

5. We try to prevent overlapping posts, but sometimes it's impossible. Use your best judgement as to where a post should go. If it's better suited for another forum, the mods will move it. A short message explaining why the post was moved will be added by the moderator who moved the post.

6. DO NOT POST gibberish or spam the board with duplicate posts and topic floods.

7. DO NOT POST COMPLAINTS/NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT MODS/ADMIN IN OPEN FORUM: If you have a complaint to make, please feel free to send a PM to any administrator. (Compliments can be made in open forum!) Moderating at any discussion board is a difficult job at best. Try to complain with a smile when possible. You will not be penalized for criticizing the actions of a moderator or administrator privately.

8. PRIVATE MESSAGES: Private messages are just that...PRIVATE. DO NOT bring any private message you receive or send into a public forum.

WHAT MEMBERS CAN EXPECT FROM THE TVNL ADMIN STAFF:

1. Respect will be shown as long as possible to all TVNL members.

2. TVNL ADMIN STAFF will post an initial reminder of the behavior guidelines in a private message to any member who is choosing to ignore them. What will follow if the member chooses to continue to disobey the directive will be included in the private message.

3.Members who are guilty of excessive infringements may be given a recess from the board for as little as half an hour or as much as a month. Recessed members who return to the board and continue to disregard the posting guidelines will be permanently banned.


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We're adults, so mild profanity will be tolerated. Excessive profanity may be edited.

The Admin Staff reserves the right to amend these guidelines at any time.


Thanks, (and thanks to will in chicago for his help.)

TVNL Admin Staff


HAPPY POSTING! :D

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