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Forum Rules

General Overview
This document lays out the rules users of the discussion forums at www.canadiancontent.net are expected to abide by. References to “we,” “us,” and “our” in what follows refers to moderators and/or administrators of this site. The rules laid out on this page compliment our disclaimer of warranties and terms of service. Under no circumstances should these user guidelines void any clauses in the terms of service.

By using this service you agree:

1. Not to post any material that you know, or in our judgment ought to know, is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of personal privacy, or in violation of Canadian law;

2. Not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you, except for brief credited excerpts to illustrate a point;

3. To abide by our wishes in interpreting and enforcing these rules;

4. You will not post what is commonly called spam, which includes but is not limited to such things as advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, solicitations, or promoting a particular cause or organization. Exceptions may be granted for worthy (in our sole opinion) causes if you obtain prior permission from us;

5. We reserve the right to ban any user temporarily or permanently, refuse posting from screen names we find offensive, edit or delete any post, limit postings on any topic, and shut down any topic altogether, for any reason, or no reason, without explanation or warning.

6. You are solely responsible for the content of your messages. We cannot verify content and thus accept no responsibility for it, nor do we vouch for the accuracy, completeness, or utility, of any message or the qualifications of any user.

7. Not to post links to pornography. We will be the sole judge of what constitutes pornography. Links to potentially shocking or offensive material are acceptable in the context of a mature discussion, but do not link directly to the item. Issue a warning in your message and link to an intermediate page that links to the item you wish to bring to other users attention. If you are in doubt about the appropriateness of a link, contact us before posting.

8. Not to evade disciplinary measures. If you have been suspended or banned and insist on coming back under a different user name or different ISP, you will be banned again. If this behaviour is repeated, Canadian Content may contact your service provider.

9. Not to post private messages at Canadian Content or elsewhere without the express permission of the sender of the Private Message.

10. Not to engage in internet stalking. This includes, but is not limited to, following a Canadian Content member from site to site, or from thread to thread within this site; taking posts from Canadian Content in order to attack a poster at another site; and attempting to defame or discredit Canadian Content members on other sites for views they may have expressed at Canadian Content.


Conclusion

This site is intended to be a medium for public discussion. You are free to express your views forcefully but we require you to remain civil. Insults, hate speech, and deliberately inflammatory statements, commonly known as trolling, are not acceptable. Do not threaten anyone or any group or suggest they are deserving of harm.

Basic common sense rule: Act civilized. If a disagreement arises, we will be the sole judge of what constitutes being a civilised person or a headache to the forum staff.