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Terms of Service
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:46:06 PM »
This is the current Terms of Service, as displayed before Registration.

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By posting, uploading, or displaying anything on this forum, you agree to grant xxxx.com a non-exclusive, royalty free, worldwide, ongoing license to reproduce, distribute, transmit, and publicly display any materials and other information you submit to any part of the forum of xxxx.COM, under your choice of username, for as long as you leave such material on the forum. You agree that you shall have no recourse against XXXX.com for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications to xxxx.COM that is not the result of xxxx.com's activities.

xxxx.com affirms that your Intellectual Property will not be used in any way outside the forum.

In other words, you give permission by your activity for the forum to function, and display whatever you add to it. You further agree to allow your posts to be quoted on this forum by others. You retain 100% of rights and copyright for your words, images, and Intellectual Property.

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any International, or United States Federal law. You agree to only post adult or sexually oriented material in specially designated member only areas. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright, or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material.

Spam, trolling, hate, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are forbidden on this forum. As are links to non-eBook related sites. Any such post will be deleted on sight.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft. Note that most public email services block forum emails, and we recommend you register with an email address able to receive forum notifications.

You may only register here once. If multiple registrations for the same person are found, all may be banned.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.


The xxxx.com will be replaced as soon as we get a domain name.

If anyone can come up with better phrasing, please post it.
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Jeff Tanyard

Re: Terms of Service
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 06:25:57 PM »
If anyone can come up with better phrasing, please post it.


I'm a little unclear about the part in bold here:


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Spam, trolling, hate, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are forbidden on this forum. As are links to non-eBook related sites. Any such post will be deleted on sight.


Does that only refer to links of the spam, ads, chain letters, etc. sort?  Or does it refer to all non-ebook links, including innocuous stuff like Wikipedia?  I'm assuming it's the former, not the latter, but I want to be sure.  If it is indeed the former, then I suggest the following re-wording:


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Spam, trolling, hate, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are forbidden on this forum, as are links to such sites. Any such post will be deleted on sight.


Another thing:


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You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright, or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material.


Any exception for Fair Use?  It's kind of hard to have any craft discussions without providing examples from copyrighted material.  My suggested re-wording:


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You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright, or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material, or the usage of such material falls within the boundaries of Fair Use doctrine.


Those are the only things I noticed for now.  I'll chime in again if something else occurs to me.
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Re: Terms of Service
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 06:31:27 PM »
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Done
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Re: Terms of Service
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 07:23:58 PM »
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You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

I think that's supposed to be 'hold blameless'.

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Re: Terms of Service
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 08:06:21 PM »
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You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

I think that's supposed to be 'hold blameless'.

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Edit: That one was in the original default version.  :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Terms of Service
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2018, 03:01:35 PM »
I'm glad we did this in here and it survived.

The registration ToS has been updated again.
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