Forum Policies and Rules of Conduct

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  • Remove or move any content for any reason at our sole discretion
  • Modify or edit any content for any reason at our sole discretion
  • Suspend or ban any members for any reason at our sole discretion
Use of will constitute acceptance of the following policies and rules of conduct. These policies and rules of conduct may change periodically.

The forum on is presented "as is" with no warranty of any kind expressed or implied., its owners, moderators and administrators disclaim any and all implied warranties regarding this Web site and any information obtained from it., its owners, moderators and administrators will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or relating to any use of

By using this forum, you agree to not transmit, reproduce, distribute, publish, or commercially exploit any information, communication or content accessed or received via, and agree to indemnify, its owners, moderators and administrators against all claims, damages, liability, costs, and expenses, including but not limited to attorney fees relating to or arising from your use of

Use of is limited to legal purposes. does not allow the publishing, posting, dissemination or distribution of any obscene, libelous, defamatory, or other unlawful information or material, including but not limited to copyrighted information and trademarks if express authorization is not granted by rights holder.
  • Honest Identification and Disclosure will not tolerate shills, or vendors posing as consumers. Any non-vendor members with affiliation or association to a particular vendor must disclose this relationship prior to publishing about or on behalf of a vendor.
  • Multiple Accounts does not allow the creation of multiple accounts with multiple usernames. We consider this dishonest and in bad taste. The creation of multiple accounts without permission from, its owners, moderators or administrators may lead to banishment and deletion of member accounts.
  • SPAM has a strict policy regarding spam and will immediately terminate the account of any member believed to be posting or transmitting spam materials on the forum or directly to forum members.
  • Advertising
Advertising is regarded as a form of spam. Posting information about a product or service that does not directly apply to an ongoing discussion or thread will lead to suspension and banishment of the offending member. No link dropping!
  • Private Messaging
Soliciting a member or offering unsolicited recommendations via's private messaging service is considered a form of spam. Any member found using this system in such a manner is subject to immediate account termination.
  • Age Restrictions
Use of this forum is restricted to members age 13 and over, which complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 2000.
  • Sharing of Personal Experiences Both Good and Bad
All posts and threads on that are related to personal experiences with other members, non-members, vendors, trade associations and individuals must be written in a factual manner stating first-hand experience. is not a platform for personal vendettas or revenge. If, its owners, moderators and administrators feel a shared experience is not the actual experience of the poster, they reserve the right to edit or delete the post and ban the member.
  • Legal Responsibilities
In the event that a court of law were to find a post or communication from a member to be libelous or defamatory, the posting member could be held responsible for damages. According to the Communications Decency Act of 1996, section 230: "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."

Since does not actively censor member posts or investigate each post for accuracy,, its owners, moderators and administrators cannot be held legally responsible for any member posts whether libelous or defamatory. This act does not, however, protect the member responsible for the post.
  • Copyright Materials
Text and images that are not the property of the poster should not be posted on the forum without the consent of the owner. If a complaint regarding copyright is received by, its owners, moderators or administrators, the poster will be held solely responsible for the infringing materials and the posts will be removed.
  • Copyright Materials
While you retain ownership of the content you post on this forum, by submitting content, you grant a non-revocable, non-exclusive license to edit, use, display, and distribute that content within the forum. This license does not transfer ownership or control to You are solely responsible for the content you post
  • Signatures
Member signatures are located at the bottom of all posts and are allowed as well as encouraged. A link within a signature is not considered link dropping, however all vendors with links within their signatures are required to post a reciprocal link from their Web site.
  • Keep Posts Clean
Foul, vulgar and otherwise obscene language will not be tolerated on, nor will links to like objectionable materials.

  • Disclaimer of Liability, its owners, moderators, and administrators provide this forum as a platform for open discussion and exchange of information among its members. While we make every effort to maintain a safe and respectful environment, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of any content posted by our members. The opinions and views expressed by members do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of, its owners, moderators, and administrators.

By using this forum, you acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your own posts and interactions., its owners, moderators, and administrators do not endorse, warrant, or guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of the content posted on this forum. We are not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or related to the use of, including but not limited to any loss of data, revenue, or reputation.

Members are expected to adhere to our forum policies and rules of conduct, but we cannot monitor every post in real-time. It is the responsibility of individual members to report any violations, and we reserve the right to remove or modify content, suspend or ban members, and take any necessary actions at our sole discretion.

Please use this forum responsibly and respectfully, and be aware that the information shared here may not always be accurate or up-to-date. You agree to use this forum at your own risk and hold harmless, its owners, moderators, and administrators from any claims, damages, liability, costs, and expenses, including attorney fees, that may arise from your use of this forum.

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