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Old 09-09-2002, 12:14 AM   #1
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Exclamation Forum Rules (READ!)

For the first time in almost 3 years, we have a set of rules users must read and adhere to to remain a part of the awesome HCW community.

Please read these, and follow them carefully.

Your account must have a valid Email address. If we send you an Email and it bounces, your account will be deleted.

No spamming. Any such messages will be removed at the discretion of either a forum moderator or administrator.

No flaming. Same rule applies as above. Any such messages will be removed at the discretion of either a forum moderator or administrator.

No bombing forums or threads with pointless posts. In other words, no trolling.

No shouting. Shouting is NOT disabled in thread topic titles, because I believe you should have the freedom to use capitals when necessary, but please take care not to shout.

Try to post to the forum that is most appropriate for the topic being presented.

No active links to commercial sites in your sig. Signatures may not exceed 10 lines in total, and Sig images must be no bigger than 100 pixels in height and 600 pixels in width.

Signatures can be no larger than 20 KB in file size. Please be considerate!

Custom avatars can be no larger than 100x100 in dimension, and 5 KB in size.

We have a new rank structure, and it is as follows:

softcore: 0-24 posts
softcore 1st Class: 25-99
Hardcore Wannabe: 100-249
Hard2theCORE: 250-999
Truly HARDCORE: 1000-1999
Custom Title: 2000+

You must respect the privacy of other members and individuals. Do not post personal information (i.e. addresses, phone numbers, passwords, personal identification numbers, pictures, or any other information considered private) without the permission of the individual.

Do not abuse VB code. It is provided as a benefit to you and its usage can be revoked.

Each HCW Forum member is limited to one account/alias, unless otherwise authorized. Do not impersonate other individuals or falsely represent yourself.

Observe all copyright laws when posting copyrighted material. If the material belongs to someone else, credit the original author. Do not post material where you do not have permission to distribute it electronically or otherwise.

No linking to Warez sites, lists, forums, or anythig to do with Warez. No asking for Warez, no offering Warez. No CD-Keys or ANYTHING like that.

No advertising, buying, selling, or trading anywhere with the exception of the Tech Deals and Buy & Sell forum.

The Buy & Sell forum is for personal sales, and for notification of great deals found on the web. It may NOT be used to promote your sales site. Mods will use their own discretion to decide what is considered notification of a great deal, and site promotion.

Posts should be in English only. Non-English posts may be removed.

Swearing is NOT allowed in forum topics or in signatures.

Respect both forum moderators and administrators.

Any threads started that contain adult content must have "NSFW" indicated in the title. Failure to do so will result in a ban. This is not required in the babe forum. Adult material can NOT be posted in threads that do not contain this warning.

HCW reserves the right to edit, reprint, distribute, or delete any posting for any reason and without prior notification or explanation to the author. Moderators and administrators frequently review forum messages for those that are in violation of forum rules. Any messages found to be in violation will be deleted without warning or explanation. All messages posted become the property of hardCOREware.net. Every member who joins the HCW forum is automatically subscribed to the HCW Newsletter. You may unsubscribe to the newsletter and remain a forum member.

HCW and its representatives will not be held liable for the result of the usage of any information provided in the forums, and disclaim all liability resulting in the use of the posted information.

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

Do not post messages that violate Federal, State, or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).

HCW takes no responsibility for the content of any of the messages posted in the forums or of the authenticity of its authors. All opinions and views expressed in the HCW Forum are solely those of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of HCW or its representatives.

HCW reserves the right to change the aforementioned rules at any time without warning or notice. It is the responsibility of the forum member to check this page on a regular basis for any revisions in the rules before making any posts to the forum.

HCW reserves the right to ban any user at any time for any reason.

By posting to HCW Forum, you agree to abide by the above rules and terms.

Credits: These rules were devised with help from TTZ Forums, who in turn credits HardForum.
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