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FreeSangha Crier => Your Member Virtual Guide => Topic started by: Dharmakara on July 13, 2014, 11:02:29 pm

Title: Pre-registration Agreement
Post by: Dharmakara on July 13, 2014, 11:02:29 pm
This post is just a reminder to all members that they have accepted a pre-registration agreement, something that has been agreed to prior to registering your account. The pre-registration agreement specifically mentions the issue of false and inaccurate information, namely that all members have agreed to refrain from such behavior.

This behavior in question includes, but is not limited to: deliberate misrepresentation, spoofing of IP addresses, and the creation of sock puppets --- it should be noted that the behavior in question is specific to willful deception and that it's not tolerated on this forum.

For the sake of transparency, it should also be noted that all members of the admin/mod team have access to the IP addresses of anyone on this forum, not only for registered members when they're logged in, but also for non-registered members who are just visiting, where we can also see what pages are being viewed or accessed, as well as all error reports related to any given IP address.

Although this might sound like big brother gone amuck, the fact of the matter is that every forum records such information in real time, as this is one of the few tools we have to deal with problematic members when they surface, so please be aware that no one is as anonymous as they might think. If any member suspects that there is some deception at play with an account, please notify any member of the admin/mod team and such concerns will be investigated.

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You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually explicit, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately.

The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

[url]http://www.freesangha.com/forums/register/[/url]
Title: Re: Pre-registration Agreement
Post by: Dharmakara on October 29, 2015, 02:24:55 pm
Notice to all members: a slight modification of the Pre-Registration Agreement was enacted last night, related specifically to making a living from the sale of Buddha statues and images:

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You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually explicit, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, solicitations, and the sale of Buddha statues and images are also forbidden on this forum.


This modification will be carried in one of two ways when it comes to pre-existing members: (1) the member will receive a PM describing the reason for the removal of their post or signature tag line, without further action; or (2) in instances where it is unrealistic to do the former, the member's account, threads and posts, ect., will be "pruned" from the memberlist and data files of the forum.

The pruning of the memberlist and data files is not a disciplinary or action of moderation, but that of necessity --- in other words, the member has not been banned, but has the opportunity to re-register provided that they don't take it upon themselves to behave in the same manner that got their original account pruned.

The only exception to this modification would be through the request by (or on behalf of) a properly incorporated non-profit entity that maintains the highest standards when it comes to accountability and transparency, whether domestic or foreign, where the measuring stick used by the administrators during the review process is based on the same review process as used by Charity Navigator when it comes to a charities that have received a 4-Star rating:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1093#.VjKGoWxdGUl (http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1093#.VjKGoWxdGUl)

If anyone has further questions or comments in regard to this modification, please feel free to post it below.


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