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The Rules!

PostAuthor: Tom_Scioscia » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:35 am

1. Absolutely no flaming, name calling or personal attacks. Mutual respect and civilized conversation is the required norm.

2. No thread hijacking. Start another thread if you have a different topic.

3. No thread crapping.

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6. No cussing in the thread titles or posts.

7. No bombing forums or threads with pointless posts.

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15. Posting is to be in English only. Non-english posts will be locked or removed.

16. You will not discuss, suggest, engage, or encourage any illegal activities. Links provided to locations that deal with any such activity are also expressly forbidden.

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20. You must respect forum moderators and administrators and are bound to follow their directions and instructions.


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