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Welcome to PSF everyone.  We are pleased to have you here and hope you enjoy your stay.  Please review and understand the rules below.  If you have any questions, please contact staff.  A list of administrators can be found below.

RULES

General Information and Requirements

Accounts:
You may have multiple accounts. We can remove an account for any reason at any time and without notice (but you will pretty much always get a notice and warning period).

Your Personal Profile:
Your profile may include as much information as you wish. Creative or humorous themes may be used but no advertising nor any personal or business promotion is permitted. Avatars and profile photos, if used, must conform to image usage Rule 6 below. No links are permitted other than a personal website in your signature and/or website block.

Forum contents are public and indexable, use at your own risk!
Everything you post here is visible to administrators, moderators, other users, guests, search engines, and both harmless and malicious bots. PSF does not warrant, approve, or in any way take responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of information posted here.

Forum-specific Practice:
It is best to introduce yourself in our Introduction Board. Familiarize yourself with those before posting.

Rules are subject to change or amendment:
Forum rules may be modified and rules added or removed as deemed appropriate by site administration. All changes made take immediate effect when posted here.

Rules completeness and interpretation:
These Rules, together with user requirements stated in the Registration Form, constitute the whole of conditions for your participation in this community. Questions of errors, omissions, and interpretation shall be duly considered by site administration whose decision is final.

Posts on behalf of a banned member:
You may not post on behalf of a banned member. Users found in violation will also be banned.

Reporting rule violations:
Users should use the “Report Post” icon found at the lower right of every message to report posts thought to be in violation of the Rules or otherwise objectionable. You may also send a private message (PM) to the forum moderator or to any administrator.

Rule violation actions by PSF:
On discovery or reporting of a rules violation or for any other reason, PSF reserves the right to edit, delete, or otherwise change or remove message content at any time as deemed appropriate. Affected users will be notified of all such actions. Users who are deemed to have been involved in rule infractions and disputes will receive a fair hearing by site administration. A user may appeal to the PSF Executive Director if disagreement still exists. His/her decision will be final.

Upon signing and agreeing to join the community, PSF is not liable for the content of the message boards and cannot be sued over it's content of the actions of members to one another or staff to members and one another. PSF holds no responsibility and is faultless in this sense.

Jurisdiction:
This message board is the property of PSF and it's owner. The site is based in the United States and it's servers are located in Seattle, Washington, Spokane, Washington, and San Francisco, California, USA.

Forum Usage and Posting Rules

The following rules apply to your usage of this message and all posts you may make. You are solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless PSF. (this message board), (the makers of the message board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

Be kind and courteous:
Start a new thread if you have a new subject or topic to discuss. Respect all users, organizations, and businesses. Personal attacks and derogatory remarks are strictly prohibited.  No adult material can be posted outside of the Midnight Lounge.  It will be removed and the poster may be dealt with based on the decision of administration and moderators.  Overuse of explicit words may be removed and the user contacted by staff to tone it down or stop.  Younger people have access the guest zones and we do not want to have content in poor taste to them.

Politics and religious beliefs are allowed in their respective topics.  Do not attack other members, but have meaningful conversation.

No explicit sexual content of adults or minors.  Any posting of it will be removed and the poster will be immediately banned.  This includes content posted to the Midnight Lounge. 

Spam, redirects, business or personal promotion:
Spamming of other users by any means is prohibited including by email, private message (PM) or by using information obtained from this venue.

No business promotion of any kind.

Signatures must follow these guidelines:
80 characters maximum including spaces on one or two lines.
A site name, link and general tagline for your personal website is permitted.
No images or text size that stretches the page. Colors, bolding and Italicizing are permitted.

Copyright compliance.
PSF supports compliance with copyright law in all respects. This rule and the Copyright Notice appended following these rules (which is incorporated herewith by reference), represent our interpretation of the law and our policy with regard to image and other copyright material usage and posting on this message board.
Please note in particular the conditions specified in paragraphs 4, 5, and 7 in the Copyright Notice regarding your personal posts on this message board.

The following guidelines are applicable to the use and posting of images and other electronic material:You may not post images you didn’t create unless you have the owner’s explicit permission. All images and digital material posted including what you create and reference by links must conform to Rules 3, 4, and 5 above. Use links to images and digital material for which you don't have permission from the owner to post.


Copyright Notice

©2014-2020 Personal Sneeze Forum Message Board - All Rights Reserved Worldwide
It is the policy of Personal Sneeze Forum and the PSF(Personal Sneeze Forum) Message Board (hereinafter “this MB”) to respect the copyright of third parties and to claim and defend its own copyrights to the full extent of the law.
All PSF-owned Trade Marks, Titles, Logos, Names and Descriptions of Categories and Forums including but not limited to "PSF Message Board" are the property of PSF. and World-Wide Ownership Rights are hereby asserted and protected.
All Intellectual Property and Images appearing on this MB in any form or format are Ownership and Copyright Protected World-Wide. PSF. and/or individual authors and contributors own the copyright for the content.

PSF warrants that you will retain full copyright ownership, rights, and privileges for each post you make on this MB and the content therein, and you may reuse those posts in any way desired. If you wish to share information contained on this MB it is recommended to use a link to the site or to a specific thread. No thread or part of a thread containing posts by multiple authors may be copied and placed on any other website without specific written permission of the PSF message board administrator

By contributing to this MB you agree to grant PSF a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license for use of and the right to publish and distribute your postings for educational purposes. Such use includes threads or parts thereof containing your postings. Publication and distribution is limited to PSF's own publications now known or later developed, their own websites, or other media published or created by PSF. Further, PSF will exercise due caution to ensure your postings are not used out of context. You cannot withdraw or retract your postings or seek payments from PSF in relation to this license now or at any time in the future. 

PSF further agrees that it will not sell, transfer or license the right to copy and use threads from this MB to outside third parties.
If an author desires to deny the automatic transfer of rights to PSF as described in paragraph 5 above he/she has the option to opt-out of the automatic license provision for any specific, single message posting or any individual image posted anywhere on this MB. If you wish to apply the opt-out, PSF requires the following sentence to be posted as the first paragraph of each specific post to which you wish the opt-out to apply: "Copyright solely with XYZ (real name of the author) reuse prohibited". The use of this sentence is not permitted in the automatic signature block. To apply the opt-out for any image posted to this MB, the same sentence must be embedded into each image.
Any material protected by copyright (unless you are the owner) may not be posted on this MB without the express permission of the copyright owner. This includes reproducing the full text or substantial part of any written material such as news stories, articles, books, etc. It is acceptable to paraphrase other works; citing the original source whenever possible. It is permissible to mention or link to other websites that are of interest to users of this MB, so long as they do not violate our Forum Rules or the linked website's guidelines.
Site administration of this MB is charged with enforcing this Copyright Notice, using their judgment.
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« Reply #1 on: 2019-11-21 14:40:57 »

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« Reply #2 on: 2019-11-25 17:18:44 »

Very nice work here. Good to see it more visible.
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« Reply #3 on: 2020-01-02 15:46:45 »

I have some questions about the rules, as I'm new here and from what I've seen by poking around, some of them seem like they're out of date or just ignored. The first that stands out to me is the one about signatures. I keep seeing images (even really big ones) and animations in signatures. Is this still supposed to be against the rules, or should the rule be updated?
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« Reply #4 on: 2020-01-02 16:32:55 »

I have some questions about the rules, as I'm new here and from what I've seen by poking around, some of them seem like they're out of date or just ignored. The first that stands out to me is the one about signatures. I keep seeing images (even really big ones) and animations in signatures. Is this still supposed to be against the rules, or should the rule be updated?

@Feather While we have no specific size limit, we ask people to use their best judgement.  I don't know of any large signatures, but if you have seen some, please alert me to it.  It also depends on how you consume PSF.  If you are on a desktop computer, laptop, or a tablet, everything is quite small.  If you are on a phone, it may seem bigger than it actually is.
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« Reply #5 on: 2020-01-02 16:37:37 »

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Signatures must follow these guidelines:
80 characters maximum including spaces on one or two lines.
A site name, link and general tagline for your personal website is permitted.
No images or text size that stretches the page. Colors, bolding and Italicizing are permitted.

That's the stated rule. Stretching the page I have to assume means in any direction, which would mean anything that equates to more than the allowed two lines of text would be stretching.
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« Reply #6 on: 2020-01-02 16:41:42 »

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Signatures must follow these guidelines:
80 characters maximum including spaces on one or two lines.
A site name, link and general tagline for your personal website is permitted.
No images or text size that stretches the page. Colors, bolding and Italicizing are permitted.

That's the stated rule. Stretching the page I have to assume means in any direction, which would mean anything that equates to more than the allowed two lines of text would be stretching.

We may have to reword it a bit, but it mainly refers to stretching horizontally.  It's never been an issues so far vertically.  But of course there would be a limit going down as well if someone's signature is beyond massive.

The rules might seems stringent, but we are very easy going here.  There is no need to stress it down to the letter.  We've never had a signature issue, so I wouldn't really worry about it. 

I am really happy you are reading the rules. :)
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« Reply #7 on: 2020-01-02 22:58:26 »

I have read and agree to the rules.
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« Reply #8 on: 2020-01-03 17:02:49 »

Thank you.  You actually read the intro too!
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