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TERMS OF SERVICE
Please be aware that The Wall considers itself to be a "provider or user of an interactive computer service" as outlined in 47 USC 230 with regard to issues regarding possible legal liability of posts made on The Wall.
When you post at The Wall, you accept the following terms of service. Violation of the following will result in your posts being deleted and/or you being banned from The Wall:
It is assumed that all users at The Wall are over 18 years of age.
Violation of the following will result in an instant ban from the forum:
You will not post articles which are unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortuous, or contain sexual language or imagery of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals;
You will not post articles which victimize, harass, degrade, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
You will not use The Wall to impersonate any real person;
You will not engage in shill posting, such as the use of multiple usernames to simulate dialogue between separate users, or vote multiple times in polls, or organize multiple users to dominate discourse;
You will not deliberately expose the identity of an anonymous poster on The Wall, nor attempt to do so;
You will not post articles, images, or other media, which infringe on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party (Fair Use excepted);
You will not post unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (also known as "spamming"), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
You will not post or upload any media containing software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party;
You also agree that you will not harvest or collect information about the users or members of this site or use such information for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or communications.
GENERAL POSTING GUIDELINES
Violation of general posting guidelines may result in warnings and temporary bans. Three warnings within a one month period will result in suspension for one week.
Consider that your arguments are directed toward the opposing argument, and not the poster making the argument. Do not personalize arguments.
Criticism of a public figure should be met with an affirmative defense, rather than with a personal attack against the poster making the criticism.
Users are free to post either under their real name or a pseudonym. When making factual arguments that generate controversy, a user posting with their real name should be given the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.
Once a particular point is made, it should not be repeatedly brought up again. Users can source earlier posts by quoting and linking.
Generally, personal agendas, self-promotion, and diatribes outside the boundaries of logic, observation, or satire should be avoided.
Do not diverge from the topic at hand in a given thread. If discussion in one area leads to insight in another unrelated area, start a new thread.
Similarly, do not start a new thread on a topic already covered by another thread. Respond within the thread.
Do not use ezBoard features, such as the edit function, to unfairly dominate discussion by moving threads back up to the top without adding substantive posts or edits. This includes changing the subject line of a thread.
In the spirit of keeping discourse polite and specific, users are encouraged to use quotes and links. Sometimes you can say much more with an image than with words. ezBoard has a coding system for embedding quotes, links and images into your posts. You can use the ezPost button menu or type in the coding as follows:
Please take care when posting images:
- keep them small
- use appropriate subject matter
- don't post images that compromise or humiliate non-public figures
- be watchful of copyright issues
- try not to use images hosted on other people's web sites: if the webmaster takes offense, s/he may replace the image with something else
The best image host for use with ezBoard is www.uploadit.org.
Thanks for reading.