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General Rules:

1. While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.

2. Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) nonsense posts, etc.

3. No profanity, period, on the public forums. (Private forums can be created by request) If you suspect it is a foul word, do not use it. Deliberately misspelling words to defeat the automatic filters is not cool. Foul language will be edited without prior notice. Infractions may be issued at the discretion of the SouthernSkater staff. The SouthernSkater staff shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.

4.Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.

5. Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum email and Private message system to spam other members.

6. Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. A rule of thumb would be 24 hours. For specific troubleshooting issues, use 12 hours as a guideline.

7. We also do not allow posts that are sexual in nature or violate SouthernSkater community standards. The SouthernSkater staff shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.

8. Discussion of illegal activities is not allowed.

9. Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed. If done unintentionally, an Administrator can merge multiple accounts for you.

10. We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

11. If you are going to post non-English on these forums, please also post an English Translation of your post.

12. Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

13. We also reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules, as access to our forums are a privilege, and not a right.

Advertising Services and Solicitation

14. We do not allow members to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products, services, funds or donations without permission of the site owner. Explicit advertising and solicitating in signatures is also prohibited without written permission.

Links in Sigs

Links in signatures must follow these guidelines:

15. Promotional text for a site or service is ok, provided there are no price(s) of product(s) or service(s) listed.

16. A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexually oriented and does not violate SouthernSkater community standards. The SouthernSkater staff shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)

17. Duplicate links to the same URL in a signature are not allowed.

Avatars

18. Avatars shall not be offensive or sexual in nature and may not violate SouthernSkater community standards. The SouthernSkater staff shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.

Chat box

The Chat Box is where members can gather to chat about almost anything, technical or non-technical in nature. If you have a question that doesn't fit into any other forum, or just want to chat, this is the place.

19. All forum rules apply to the Chat box. Members violating the rules while using the Chat box may be banned from its use.