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Welcome to PhilMUG.PH. Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below. You are required to abide and agree with all terms set below in order to participate in our community. Failure to do so will result in the board's administration taking further action as they see fit. PhilMUG.PH Rules/Guidelines
1 - Considering the real-time nature of this message board, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of posted messages and 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 PhilMUG or any entity associated with PhilMUG. The individual member remains solely responsible for the content of their messages, and as a potential poster, you agree not to indemnify and hold PhilMUG, our Staff Members, and Associates harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
2 - Any member who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by Email or PM. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, If we determine that removal is necessary with or without notification to the member who posted the message. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
3 - Be tolerant, understanding and respectful of other people's point of view. If you strongly disagree or are upset over somebody's posting, simply respond by stating your point of view. Do NOT criticize, censure or ridicule others for their beliefs, opinions or views. Please also take INTO account the difficulty many people have in expressing their precise feelings and emotions in a written message. No posts obviously designed to attract flames (Trolling/Flaming) or otherwise incite other posters to react negatively and aggressively will be tolerated. We are all in the PhilMUG forums based on one common trait, and we do not need to try and bait,trap,hate or bash each other. Doing so is a waste of time, space, and bandwidth.
4 - You agree, through your use of this service, that you will NOT use PhilMUG to post any message/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 a violation of any law.
5 - After fair and sufficient discussion of matters under debate or argument, you agree to respect the board and staff's decisions on these matters as final. Continued and persistent argumentation and debate after the matter has been deemed settled will be considered insubordination, and will be subject to punishment. Insults and slurs made either publicly or privately in the course of such continued discussion and further insubordinate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in suspension of your account and withdrawal of your privileges pending a board investigation.
6 - You agree NOT to post, advertise or sale any COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL unless the copyright is owned by you or if PhilMUG owns the copyright. Although we do not and cannot review the messages prior to being posted, We are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to DELETE any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold PhilMUG, our Staff Members, and Associates harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
7 - You also agree NOT to write in any posts or in its contents relating to PIRACY/Illegal "patched/cracked"/Warez/File Sharing Methods (P2P) of any softwares, their website names, links or even ask opinions directly or INdirectly pointing to PIRACY! This Discussion Board will strictly enforce this rule and anyone caught violating this rule will be reprimanded, all piracy related posts made to be deleted immediately with or without notification, will be set on probation for a limited time, suspended from posting for a limited time and even banned from this board with or without any warning if you continue to violate these rules after all the warnings that are given.
8 - Excessive and Unnecessary Posting or Posting just to raise your post count (aka post padding) - will not be tolerated in any form. If you think you will get more respect having more posts, you are mistaken. If an Admin or Moderator deems you are abusing your account in this manner, your post count will be zeroed.(Post padding is when you post messages back to back that could have been easily in 1 post or when you have innocuous conversations back and forth with minimal post material or content or even minimal word content for that matter. Please use the Private Message system for such conversations.) Likewise forum flooding is prohibited, as is spamming the forums with posts linking to other sites/forums (which is considered advertising)..
9 - PhilMUG takes no responsibility for all transactions that takes place between consenting parties in the Classifieds Section. We DO NOT verify sellers or buyers and will not intercede on either the buyer or seller's behalf. We advise all members to use caution when conducting private transactions.
10 - Also please note that chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on these forums and may be deleted immediately with no further explanation. Members who post such schemes may be suspended from the forums and if they continue to post may be banned without any notifications or warning.
11 - USE the search function of the forum first before creating a topic and do not start more than one topic (in the same OR different forums) with the same question or message. Cross Posting is prohibited here and Moderators will lock duplicate threads immediately with or without any warning.Also please give some thought to which forum your topic logically belongs before posting. Check the Index page first and choose the most appropriate thread your topic will be posted.
12 - We like to have fun in the PhilMUG forums, but not at the expense of getting people's questions answered, so staying on topic is somewhat relative - as long as the original poster's question is answered in a timely fashion, some straying off topic will be tolerated. But it will always be discouraged if it comes at the expense of helping each other and getting questions answered and problems solved.
A more detailed and updated list of forum rules can be found at the Announcements Forum.
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