You agree, through your use of this publicly accessible but privately run and owned YaBB forum, the Gridiron, that you will not post any material which is prosecutable by law, such as that which is false, defamatory, slanderous, etc. However, you are to be aware that this is a FREE forum and by accepting these terms you are being extended a de-facto invitation to participate in this forum by the site owner/administrator.
There will be no blanket censorship of language on our boards! The system is NOT childishly set up to automatically delete or disguise "naughty" words. Users always find a way around this, anyway, if they really want to (Making people write the word "ass" like this, "a$$", is foolishness). As a result, in this forum you are expected to be tolerant of and/or ignore (such) language which is being used in a manner which, perhaps, can be construed as being abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually harrassing, improperly sexually oriented, threatening and/or invasive of a person's privacy. Simply put, what is written must toe the line of the laws of freedom of speech, i.e., it is okay as long as it cannot be prosecuted in a courtroom somewhere. Beyond that, grow up! Refrain from using such words incessantly and, on the other hand, cool your engines unless the threat is very clear and present... unlikely. This is virtual reality, for goodness sake! Bottom line, the monitoring of this board by the administrator or moderators is pretty much arbitrary. Just be cool and we will all have a great time here... like on your living room couch on a Sunday afternoon or a barbeque with a big screen. Just don't be a jerk and you won't get (virtually) smacked around! ;o)
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Remember that you are bound by this agreement and all subsequent edits/changes made to it, so you are encouraged to take time out every now and then to review our user agreement on-line.
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