Rules of the road

By participating on this board, posters agree to the following rules: GENERAL RULES We reserve the right to ban anyone for any reason, and to delete any post for any reason. Messages posted are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the forum owner, administrators, any other posters, or any persons associated with the board. DECORUM You may not post personal attacks or engage in name-calling against other members of this board. You may not post racist, sexist, homophobic, ethnic, or religious slurs. You may not publicly accuse another poster on this board of being a disruptor, a “troll” or a “freeper.” If you think someone is a disruptor, notify a moderator. COPYRIGHT ISSUES It is a violation of copyright law to copy entire articles onto this board. When referencing an article or other copyrighted work, provide a brief excerpt and include a link to the original source. Copyright violations will be deleted. Copyright restrictions also apply to embedded images, which must be properly attributed. You may not embed images from other websites without the permission of the website owner. NATIONAL SECURITY A post that contains information on troop movements, military maneuvers, or any other information that may compromise U.S. national security will be deleted. DISRUPTION AND INAPPROPRIATE POSTINGS You may not post messages that advocate harm or death to anyone, threaten the livelihood of anyone, or otherwise harass anyone. You may not send email, snail mail, phone, fax, or other messages to anyone who has posted on our board if your intent is to threaten or harass. You may not make jokes that could be construed as advocating harm or death to the president, or any other public figure. You may not post personal information about any other person, even if that information is publicly available. You may post the public contact information for public figures, but you may not post anyone's private information without that person’s consent. You may not commit or incite criminal acts in a post. You may not impersonate any other person in a post. You may not post commercial messages or collect member names for any form of unsolicited communication in any form. You may post information or links from other boards, but you may not use this board to organize attacks, infiltrations, or disruptions against other boards. You may not spam the board with junk posts. MODERATED POSTS BY NEW MEMBERS Please be aware that new members have their posts moderated for a length of time. PLEASE REMEMBER Do not post anything illegal. Anything illegal that is posted will be removed, and the person who posted it will be banned. Any information disclosed on the board is public information.