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Rule #1: Respect your fellow members

All registered users must address fellow members with the utmost respect at all times. If you do not agree with a fellow member, be courteous in your response. Thomas Jefferson said it best: "When I hear another express an opinion which is not mine, I say to myself, he has a right to his opinion, as I to mine".

Because of the limitations of text-based communication, the expression of intent can be tricky. One of the most common triggers of rule violations is the misinterpretation of intent behind a post. Use smilies often, and remember, it never hurts to begin a response with "In my opinion"...

If you do not address everyone on the board with respect, be prepared to be banned !



Rule #2: Do not post profanity. Because this forum is viewed by members of all ages, all posts must be suitable for viewing by all. All profanity must be completely covered with asterisks or completely substituted with "@%$#" symbols. Obscene material is not permitted, nor are links to websites containing such material or anything deemed inappropriate for minors. If what you have to say wouldn't be suited for younger audiences, don't post it here at CastorBlast.com!



Rule #3: Off-limit topics & controversial topics like politics/ religious debate/discussion will be VERY closely moderated. Solicitations for charity must be approved by the Admin before they are allowed in the public forums!



Rule #4: Cultural Sensitivity

Negative remarks based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated!



Rule #5: Do not question admin/moderation policies or actions in the public forums. If you have a disagreement with a moderator (such as: if your thread gets deleted; if you get a warning; etc.) DO NOT post your complaint publicly on the forums. If you have a problem with a moderator's actions, PM or email the moderator privately. If the moderator's response is unsatisfactory, email the administor (username: Dan Gleason).

We take all complaints seriously, but posting your dissatisfaction publicly will result in a rule violation & a warning!



Rule #6: Use Courtesy via PM & IM. Please use courtesy when using the E-Mail, ICQ, or IM functions of the board. Any complaints of members abusing these messaging functions will result in membership termination.



Rule #7: NO Spam!! The posting of non-solicited advertisments in the forums is allowed but not Spam. Please contact the CastorBlast.com Admin to discuss advertising opportunities.

Threads soliciting donations (for charity) are not allowed in the general forums. Donation solicitations are not to be sent via PM, or CastorBlast.com email. If you have a charity to promote, please contact us.



Rule #8: Represent yourself truthfully. Please be honest when representing yourself on CastorBlast.com. Using two or more user accounts concurrently is prohibited. CastorBlast.com reserves the right to check internet IP addresses for verification.



Rule #9: Endorsement / Remuneration Disclosure. You must endorse & disclose your sources for articles and copied material. The text should be plain and clear, with no disclaimers. The purpose of these disclosures is to provide those who read your posts with the full knowledge of your post. We trust that as honest members you'll use your best judgment and moral guide to determine if your fellow members would benefit from the disclosure of this information.



Rule #10: No Trolling. Any member that posts in a trolling manner will not be tolerated. Trolling is defined as making inflammatory posts simply to get people riled up, while lacking in substance pertaining to the thread topic and could result in membership termination. Admin/Moderator discretion applies!

 

 

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