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Rule of thumb is, DON'T DO IT if:

You would not do it via human contact in public.

You would not want it being done to you.

  1. Personal Attacks, slander, inappropriate language.
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  3. Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images (misspelling for the intent of the above is also not allowed).
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  5. Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
  6. Speculation or rumors regarding anyone's personal life (if it's not in the news, publicized or verifiable, then don't post it here).
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  9. The same posts across multiple boards or posted multiple times.
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  12. Any other threads, posts or material declared unacceptable by the administration or staff.
  13. Please do not assume or allude to an identity that is not your own. While we are not responsible for any such actions, YOU are and are liable to any possible legal action.

The preceding was a short list of rules. Please refer to the Terms of Service for a full disclosure.

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