GateFans Code of Conduct and Posting Guidelines - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!

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    Code of Conduct and Posting Guidelines - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    You may not use the GateFans Forums to:

    1. Transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable content.
    2. Post or transmit sexually explicit images or other content that is deemed by GateFans to be offensive.
    3. Post torrent links or links to websites that list torrent files. You may mention the name of the site but it must not be a clickable link.
    4. Impersonate any person including, but not limited to, a representative of GateFans.
    5. Post or transmit chain letters or pyramid or money schemes or try to sell or solicit goods or services.
    6. “Troll” by posting frequent and/or annoying messages in the forums.
    7. Any copied text or other such content posted at GateFans must be accompanied in the post by a link to the source and/or acknowledgement of the source (who and where). Also, articles may have excerpts posted but may not be posted in their entirety.

    Offensive or Damaging Links

    2. Users who post links to “browser bombs,” which open multiple windows or sites with offensive content, will be banned.

    Harassment

    3. Harassment occurs when a GateFans Forums user targets another individual to cause distress, embarrassment, unwanted attention, or other personal discomfort. GateFans does not condone harassment in any form. While you may disagree with someone’s point of view, personal attacks, or attacks based on a person’s race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disablement, or other such affiliation are prohibited. If you have a disagreement with someone’s point of view, address the subject, not the person. This includes the discussion of TV or movie or audio media. Everybody likes what they like.

    Harassment can also consist in posting harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, or obscene content about individual GateFans members. This includes the posting of email addresses, street addresses, or phone numbers of individual GateFans members, which could expose you to civil liability as a violation of privacy.

    Objectionable Content

    4. The GateFans Site and Forums are a collective of science fiction fans comprised of many different types of people. Therefore, the use of vulgar or abusive language, even if masked by symbols or other characters, or engaging in other impermissible behavior, will be sanctioned. Sexually explicit images are prohibited. Mild nudity must be enclosed in spoiler tags, and the text tag must describe the nudity if it is present. Posting images of female or male genitalia is prohibited. Such photos may be moved to Flame Hell where portions of this CCPG are suspended. Signatures are subject to all CCPG rules, and may not contain offensive content of a sexual, political or religious nature. Avatars or Signatures containing material otherwise in violation of this CCPG are prohibited and will be removed from profiles. This includes displays of the Confederate flag, disparaging or racist images or taglines in member profiles. Using the face of the sitting President or of infamous individuals such as Hitler or the like, are prohibited.

    Sexually Explicit Images

    5. GateFans prohibits the transfer or posting of sexually explicit images or other content deemed offensive by GateFans. In addition to the sanctions mentioned above, you may be subject to civil liability and/or investigation and prosecution by law enforcement.

    Impersonation

    6. This can involve the use of another person’s identity, such as members or representatives of GateFans. Users must, amongst other things, avoid the use of GateFans members or representatives’ identity in all forms of online communication, including, but not limited to, user names, user profiles, and voice, text, and graphic chat and message postings. Duplicate “sock puppet” accounts, if discovered, may result in banning one or all of them.

    Chain Letters or Pyramid or Money Schemes

    7. Transmission of chain letters or pyramid schemes of any kind is not allowed in the Forums. These materials are considered a nuisance by many users, and certain chain letters and pyramid schemes may be illegal. Users who create Posts for commercial purposes or any Posts that are designed to generate money for themselves will be sanctioned.

    Trolling

    8. Your access to the Forums and/or to the Site may be terminated for posting frequent and/or annoying messages in the Forums. An example is posting the same message to multiple Forums. If repeated spamming occurs, you may be sanctioned.

    Definitions:

    Sanctioned: punished, become the subject of administrative actions or restrictions, denied access to pages or forums or the site altogether.

    Profane: Use of words in this list (contains uncensored examples)


    These Forum Guidelines shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws applicable in your country of residence. If any provision of these Forums Guidelines shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Code of Conduct and Posting Guidelines and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. GateFans may revise this Code of Conduct and Posting Guidelines at any time and in its sole discretion. By using the Forums, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and you agree to periodically visit this page to determine the then current Code of Conduct and Posting Guidelines to which you are bound. It is your responsibility to understand the Code of Conduct and Posting Guidelines currently in force and conduct yourself in accordance therewith.
     
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    Overmind One GateFans Gatemaster Staff Member

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    Additions to the CCPG:

    "Avatars or Signatures containing material otherwise in violation of this CCPG are prohibited and will be removed from profiles. This includes displays of the Confederate flag, disparaging or racist images or taglines in member profiles. Using the face of the sitting President or of infamous individuals such as Hitler or the like, are prohibited."

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    Overmind One GateFans Gatemaster Staff Member

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    "Any copied text or other such content posted at GateFans must be accompanied in the post by a link to the source and/or acknowledgement of the source (who and where). Also, articles may have excerpts posted but may not be posted in their entirety"

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