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    IIMRA LEARNfree aims to take a transparent and common sense approach with forum rules and moderating. Before using or participating on the forums, please do familiarize yourself with the below rules and guidelines. We invite all users who wish to participate, give feedback, or have their say to do so!  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to post.

    USE SEARCH FIRST! Be DESCRIPTIVE

    There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on this forum before. Use the forum’s search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject.

    Before you post: Before posting, please ask yourself the following question: “Am I making a post which is either funny, informative, or interesting on any level?”

    Before you reply: Before replying, please ask yourself the following question: “Does my reply offer any significant advice or help contribute to the conversation in any fashion?”

    Respect the Mods and Writers: The moderators are here to keep the forums safe, sane, and secure. If they ask you to do something, please do it. Please do not harass or intentionally annoy the mods or insult the front page writers. If you do not like the mods or the moderation, feel free to not post here.

    Do not spam or self-promote in the forums: IIMRA LEARNfree forum defines spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites or posts with little, no or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Doing so is a waste of time. Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.

    Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

    Do not post “Free ” threads: Posting pyramid scams (such as free iPods, LCDs etc.) is forbidden. All such posts/signatures will be edited or deleted. Any new users posting scams will be banned permanently; contributing users will either be warned or temporarily banned.

    Do not cross post questions: Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question. If you’re not sure where to post, ask a moderator first.

    Do not post copyright-infringing material: Do not upload, attach, or otherwise post any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the specific item). If you have a question about having permission to post or attach a specific item, please ask a moderator.

    We do not condone nor accept posts pertaining to illegal activities such as hacking, cracking, warez, or spam. Any posts or threads found in violation of this rule will be edited or deleted, and the poster warned or possibly banned; at the moderation team’s discretion.

    Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images: Do not post anything which is offensive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, obscene, vulgar or in violation of local or international laws.

    Remain respectful of other users, moderators and administrators at all times: All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.

    However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule. Doing otherwise will get your account banned temporarily, or permanently if the situation becomes severe enough (this will be left to the discretion of the moderation team).

    For example, phrases such as “shut up, idiot,” are indicative of problematic posts and should be reported. Suggested alternatives include “I disagree with what you said for the following reasons…” Please remember to stay mature and thoughtful at all times.

    Harassment: If somebody is harassing you on the forums then discuss it with them over PM or email before contacting a mod about it. Flames and insults do not constitute harassment. Please do not post others’ personal information (phone number, addresses, emails, etc.). Try to stay out of other peoples’ personal lives as well. Keep in mind there’s a good distinction between the Internet and real life.



    General Forum Questions

    Am I allowed more than one account?

    No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account at forums. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. By creating a new account, you are making the banning/warning system pointless. Your new accounts will be permanently banned.

    If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address may well be blocked from the forums. If you then start to register using different IP addresses, we reserve the right to take legal action against you. Using proxy servers will not get you anywhere.

    What happens if I break a rule?

    If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent. While a ban will normally involve only a ban of your user account, in extreme circumstances, it is possible to block your IP address from the forums.

    The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close and thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.

    Registration Agreement

    Registration to this forum is free! By using our forums (this includes but is not limited to signing up as a member or even browsing our forums without signing up) you agree to the following:

    The owner, administrators, and moderators of IIMRA LEARNfree Forums will not be held liable for any objectionable messages posted on this forum, ownership and liability lie with the original poster of the message in question. It is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and NOT IIMRA and neither the owners of IIMRA Forums, will be held responsible for the content of any message, regardless of what the message says or implies or any posts replying to said message.

    The owners of IIMRA LEARNfree Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason but are not compelled to do so unless they deem it to be necessary.

    Specific Forum Rules

    The rules and guidelines found in this document cover all forum categories within this site. In addition, some of the forums may have additional rules and guidelines that apply specifically. Before posting in any forum, check for any sticky posts containing additional rules.

    Finally, Please do not try to cleverly circumvent some rule listed here. These rules are general guidelines and are very flexible.

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