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Posting Rules/Terms of Service
« on: September 30, 2011, 05:21:16 PM »
Posting Rules/Terms of Service

Terms of Service

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Posting Rules/Guidelines

1. Be respectful of others at all times.
The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting.

2. Personal attacks are prohibited.
Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated.

3. Avoid using profanity.
Using partial masking (such as asterisks or punctuation marks) to bypass the profanity filter is prohibited and will result in the same action as if the actual word had been typed.

4. Do not post images or text which are copyrighted without permission.
When posting material from an external source be sure to credit the source, and provide a direct link if possible. There is no need to repost an entire article in the thread (and that would be a clear violation of copyright) simply clip a small portion enough to make the point and post it in q quote box or highlight it in colored text with a link to the source immediately below that text. Images that are not public domain will have the credits listed below at the source. Please ensure that you bring the credits and link along with that image.

5. Do not post 'blind' links.
Posters are encouraged to summarize the contents of a link, and to briefly state its purpose. Do not just post a video to start a thread without some comments on why the video is relevant and worth others time to watch it. There will be an area set as a video gallery for sharing some videos just for entertainment

6. You may not post advertisements.
Posts discussing or linking to online sites or offline resources for the sale of goods or services are strictly prohibited. Members in the 'Paid Subscibers' area will have a 'classifieds' privilege where they can sell their own items subject to approval by admin

7. No posting of personal information.
Please respect the privacy of other members and avoid posting information such as names, email, phone numbers and addresses without permission.

8. The forum’s Private Message (PM) system should not be used for advertising/spam, recruitment or harassment.
[Note:Members who wish to promote relevant events or information are asked to contact a staff member, if considered appropriate, admin staff can PM/email all members simultaneously.]

9. Dual accounts (or 'Sockpuppets') are prohibited.
Forum users are only permitted one active account at a time, additional accounts may be removed at the discretion of staff. If your situation has more than one person residing at home using the same IP, contact staff and let us know.

10. Trolling, Spamming, Cyberbullying and cyberstalking, (as defined below) are prohibited.

- Trolling is when someone posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages, with the intention of a) provoking other users into an emotional response or b) to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.

- Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same topic or text or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users.

- The forum language is English, posts in any other language
may be considered trolling, or spam and may be removed,
and the member may be warned.

- Cyberbullying is when someone repeatedly makes fun of another person online, or repeatedly picks on another person, through postings and/or PMs, with the intention to harm, damage, humiliate or isolate another person.

- Cyberstalking is when posts are used to harass another individual, group of individuals, or organization. This behavior includes false accusations, monitoring, the transmission of threats, identity theft, damage to data or equipment, and gathering information for harassment purposes. The harassment must be such that a reasonable person, in possession of the same information, would regard it as sufficient to cause another reasonable person distress.

11. An immediate and permanent ban from the forum can result from any of the following:
The posting of pornography; discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; excessive obscene or vulgar language; posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.
Anybody caught sharing their account with a banned member or posting on behalf of a banned member will also instantly and permanently be banned without notification.

12. Warnings and suspensions are not to be discussed on the forum.
Such matters shall remain private between the Staff and the member. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum. If you have questions regarding a post or thread, please contact an administrator.

13. The Pegasus Forum is privately owned and run by volunteers.
Membership and posting of messages are not constitutional rights, they are privileges which may be withdrawn by the owners at their discretion. We cannot afford to constantly monitor every action carried out by our members. Therefore, members who require excessive monitoring by staff may have their posting privileges revoked.

14.  Content Copyright
By posting on this message board, you relinquish all exclusive copyright privileges to the material you post and you grant The Owners non-exclusive, non-revocable rights to publish your posts in perpetuity in all forms. Pegasus Research Consortium has the authority to decide to display your postings or not, and modify your posts to remove offensive material, modify your post title to accurately reflect content, remove vulgar comments, remove insults or delete any other content deemed inappropriate, at our discretion.

14a. Content Distribution:
You will not copy material from these discussion forums to post on other websites or quote in offline research in a manner that does not identify the member as owner of the content, provide the title of the thread, and a full URL to the board thread.

14b. DMCA Enforcement:
By posting on these domains, you grant the agents and officers of Pegasus Research Consortium the right to seek enforcement and legal remedy for any and all discovered usage violations falling under the DMCA and the Creative Commons content deed. Remedy in such cases, will always place a priority on proper attribution of you as the author and a link-back to your post (or posts), rather than removal.


If the content of a post is deemed not to comply with the rules above, the post may be edited or removed by a staff member. Depending on the content of the post, appropriate action may be taken concerning the poster's account, which can include a warning, a temporary suspension, or a permanent suspension.

Posters who are disruptive will have their account temporarily suspended and a moderator note will be sent to inform them of the length of time of their suspension. Typically three to seven days. The term "disruptive" will be defined by the moderator and administrators on a case by case basis. In some instances, posters may be subject to a permanent suspension. Hopefully you will never need to concern yourself with that.

Right to Appeal:

Disputes which cannot be resolved between forum users and moderators may be arbitrated by the forum administrators.
To discuss problems or concerns, please send an e-mail to:

Thank you for taking the time to read these rules, and welcome to the forum! :)


The Pegasus staff.

The above rules and T&C graciously provided by Open Minds Forum and were modified to our needs
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Re: Posting Rules/Terms of Service
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