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Rules & TOS

iPBFree Community Forum Rules & Terms of Use

1: General:
The IPBFree Community Forum (IPBCF) is a public area where our members and staff can have conversations, discussions, debates, show off, ask for help, request stuff, or just say whatever is on their mind. What you view or post here on IPBCF can be seen and responded to by any registered member. Information on the IPBCF forum may not be accurate and also may not reflect the views or beliefs of this forum and its staff.

2: Agreement:
By registering and/or using any of the IPBCF's skins, codes, graphics, or other items, you agree to the following rules and regulations of this document, whether current or changed within the future. Any changes to this document will be noted in an email sent to all users. Also, by agreeing to these terms, you also agree to the terms specified in individual forums or topics. It is the responsibility of the user to insure a correct email address is submitted to this site, and that all rules are read before posting.

3: Posting and Private Messaging Rules & Limitations:
3.1: In any situation, please limit the use of profanity. This will be a PG rated board.
3.2: There will be no racial, ethnic, gender based insults or any other personal discrimination.
3.3: There will be no posts meant to offend or hurt any other member, in a manner which is offensive or inflammatory.
3.4: p*rn*graphy, warez, roms, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked in any shape or form.
3.5: All posts are property of the poster. This forum and all web sites owned in conjunction with this forum have the right to request alteration or deletion of any offensive post. Posts may be deleted or edited for any reasons the forum administrators deem reasonable.
3.6: Pictures may be posted as long as they are not explicit or offensive. If you plan to post more than one image, or the topic is based on graphics, please link the images rather than screening.
3.7: Linked and locked topics may be pruned regularly to reduce page clutter. If you have a question about where your topic went, please PM a Staff Member or Administrator before starting a new topic asking where it went, or posting a duplicate of the original topic. We will be happy to provide you with a link to the new location, or a reason why it was locked and/or removed.
3.8: Please do not post any advertisements to the board except in the appropriate sections, namely the Advertisement forum or personal signiture.
3.9: Members found sending PM or email advertisements will have these privileges taken away. It is requested that all members set their email settings to Private.
3.10: Solicitation for money will not be tolerated, either by PM or on the board. With the recent rise in scams, this measure must be put into place, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Anyone found soliciting for money will be immediately banned.
3.11: Please do not post questions about why people are warned, suspended, banned or other related issues. This is a private matter between the staff and that member.

4: Users & User Privileges:
4.1: Users must be 13 years of age or older before they can freely register. Users under 13 must fill out a COPPA form before they can be allowed to view the rest of the board.
4.2: Users are responsible for the protection of their account. The use of shared accounts is unwise, and the IPBCF would prefer each member of an account create themselves a personal one to use.
4.3: Any person who attempts to present themselves as a Moderator by posting negatively to a member's topic (which has been posted in error and requires locking or moving to another forum) or any form of backseat moderating may be warned and/or placed into moderation queue upon further actions.
4.4: Any impersonation of a user from these forums, in any mode of communication, is strictly prohibited and may result in a banning.
4.5: Users may not argue a staff members decision publicly. Any and all complaints directed at a staff member must first address this member in question via PM. If the problem can not be resolved, then the staff member and user must send their positions to the forum admin. The forum admin will make or change any and/or all final decisions.
4.6: Administrative details to any user's iPBFree Forum, unless given to an Administrator, are at the user's own risk. IPBCF will not be responsible for hijacked boards due to a user giving away their password.
4.7: We reserve the right to remove your account upon violation of any of these terms.

5: Signatures:
Signatures may contain images, but may not be any larger than 250 pixels high, and 600 pixels wide. If your signature is larger than the allotted size given or deemed unacceptable by staff, you will be requested by a moderator to resize or change your image. Please also try and keep text signatures under 5 lines. Failing to comply with a moderator's request will result in the removal of your signature.

6: Theft:
6.1: Items (skins, modifications, graphics, etc) posted on the IPBCF are the sole property of the user and the IPBCF. Use of the items found here may not be redistributed without the permission of the user or the IPBCF.
6.2: Any item that you post here at the IPBCF must be yours. Any reposting of items found on other sites that you did not create can be considered as theft, the offending items will be removed, and you will be warned.
6.3: You cannot edit any of the items found here a the IPBCF without first gaining permission from the user or the IPBCF. Posting edited items will also not be tolerated.
6.4: Any items used by the IPBCF is the sole property of the IPBCF and can not be used by any other board. This included the skin, graphics, mods, and icons.

7: Use of Resources:
7.1: By using one of the resources provided here at the IPBCF, you agree that you will not remove the copyright, edit without permission or claim it as your own. (see section 6)
7.1.5: If you violate these terms, your board may be removed from the service.
7.2: Spamming to obtain resources that require a minimum of 25 posts will absolutely not be tolerated.

8: General Notice:
Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the IPBCF. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact an administrator immediately by Personal Message. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, if we determine that removal is necessary. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use the IPBCF to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you.
If you have any other questions, feel free to post in our Comment Forum or contact an administrator.

9: More On The Terms
These terms are the final decision made by the administration team and are to be enforced by the moderating team. If you have a problem with the terms, you may contact an administrator via PM.

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