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Opting Out Of Communication
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4.1 - We do not accept registrations from individuals under the age of 13. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Posting Links / Advertisements
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5.2 - While we welcome the broadcasting of additional and relevant resources, we will not tolerate blatant web site advertising. Such posts we deem fall into this category will be removed and appropriate action taken. Site owners who contribute to our community with more than 100 qualitative posts are more than welcome to link to their web site and/or additional resources on www.tombraiderforums.com in our Fan Forum, where appropriate, and within reason.
5.3 - Members must reach a minimum of 100 qualitative posts on our forum in accordance with our Terms & Conditions and have an account active for more than 30 days before being permitted to post web site links on our forum.
5.4 - When referencing products or services on our forum, members are advised to link to the front page of any online store and not the product page. This avoids the risk of referral links being inadvertently posted on our forum.
6.1 - Our software automatically censors explicit or offensive words. Please do not attempt to circumvent our censor. Some web site domains have been black-listed for violations of our Terms and Conditions. Please do not attempt to circumvent our censor should a domain name you have attempted to reference be removed or replaced by asterisks in your post. All inquiries may be directed to staff via our PM system.
7.1 - www.tombraiderforums.com operates a strict no-spam policy. Members spamming our forum with frivolous and/or duplicate posts will have their posts removed and their membership revoked for a specified period of time. Persistent offenders will have their membership cancelled.
7.2 - This forum has features which enable members to both edit their own posts in order to add commentary, and to quote multiple posts in one reply. Failure to make use of these features by persistent double (or more) posting, that is, posting multiple times in a single thread without another member doing so in the meantime, may be deemed as spamming.
7.3 - In order to combat spam, we no longer accept connections via anonymous proxy.
8.1 - Please do not post material you do not own without the permission of the author. By posting material on our forum, you are agreeing that you either own the item you are posting and/or have permission to post the item. Please do not post illegal material on our forum, or material which contravenes international piracy laws.
Free Media Policy
9.1 - Our free media policy applies to all forms of copyright-exempt digital media. Non-exclusive, copyright-exempt media doctored and posted and/or referenced on our forum for the purpose of web site promotion will be removed, and those responsible reprimanded.
Signatures and Avatars
10.1 - 'Signatures' contain information that you want to include at the bottom of all your posts. They must be text-based, one line and no more than 80 characters in length. No links or URLs are permitted.
10.2 'Avatars' are small images that people use to identify or distinguish themselves from other forum members. Avatars appear under your Member Name on all posts made on our forum. To submit an avatar, please see this thread.
11.1 - www.tombraiderforums.com, it's owners and/or operators take no responsibility for the content, links to or use of the content of the messages posted on this forum, nor do we endorse the opinions of the authors. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless www.tombraiderforums.com and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
11.2 - We at www.tombraiderforums.com reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. We also reserve the right to disable any member account for any or no reason whatsoever.
11.3 - Message boards are a dynamic entity. www.tombraiderforums.com reserves the right to change or alter these rules at any time. Please check back regularly and see Amendments 12.1.
11.4 - An administrator's word is final.
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