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DodgeBoard.com site and forums Terms of Use

The providers of this service, Dodgeboard.com, it's operators, moderators, staff or owners ("we") are not responsible for the content of any messages posted. Messages posted express the views of their author only.

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We reserve the rights to remove or modify any messages posted for any reason.

DodgeBoard.com makes Discussion Forums available for your use on this Web site subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this document. By accessing this Web site and the Discussion Forums contained herein, you agree to the Terms of Use. DodgeBoard.com may change the Terms of Use any time. Please READ THIS PAGE CAREFULLY before using our website.

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Warranties and Disclaimers

Considering the real-time nature of the Discussion Forums, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that DodgeBoard.com does not actively monitor the contents of and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. All information sent through Dodgeboard.com passes through several other internet appliances while posting, reading or sending. Dodgeboard.com cannot and will not make any warranty of privacy outside of its control. Please do not post any confidential or sensitive material through the forums or private message system that you would not want public.

The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of DodgeBoard.com. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

Deleting Messages

Although DodgeBoard.com does not and cannot review each and every message that is posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever.

Messages are typically deleted as a result of the following:
  • Profanity in subject lines or signatures, or profanity within messages
  • Spamming or commercial solicitation in inappropriate forums or areas
  • Flaming other members with the apparent intent of inciting or perpetuating a conflict or argument
  • Bombing forums or individual threads with repetitive, pointless posts
  • Posting personal e-mail or chat dialogues
  • Posting pornographic or otherwise objectionable material
  • Impersonating other individuals or false representation
  • Discussion of illegal activity, or posting links to other websites that deal with such activities
  • Posting replies that point out misspellings and grammar mistakes
  • Posts made under secondary usernames or other aliases
  • Posts outing other anonymous members
  • Posts defaming private individuals
  • Posts which are completely unrelated to the forum in which they are posted
  • Excessive cross-posting (this is considered spam)

Copyright violations

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You agree, through your use of the Discussion Forums, not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or DodgeBoard.com.

Forums Acceptable Use

You agree, through your use of the Discussion Forums, that you will not post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violates the law.

Member Advertising

You agree, through your use of the discussion forums, not to post advertising of any kind in the general forums whether you are a private party or company. The only exceptions to this policy are granted for current DodgeBoard.com banner advertisers and postings into the Trading Post Forum classifieds section.

Affiliate Links / Signatures

Dodgeboard may offset part of it's costs by serving advertisements or links to it's members. You are allowed to link to your own business or website in your signature or on your profile, but affiliate links or links that pay you money, credits or any other gain are strictly prohibited unless cleared by the administrator. Any other links should be kept at the standard size font. Pictures larger than 15 pixels should be cleared by the administrator of Dodgeboard. Signature links that exceed 4 lines should be cleared by the administrator. The rule of thumb here is to keep the board as clean as possible while serving up just enough ad content to offset the costs of running the board.

Sockpuppeting

Sockpuppeting is the act of registering with multiple usernames, and using more than one username to bolster your position in a topic or thread. Sockpuppeting is not allowed on DodgeBoard and is grounds for banning. Use of a second posting ID for work or for another family member is not considered sockpuppeting unless it is used as such to converse in the same thread, with another member ID held by the same person. So that the administrator may enforce this policy, subsequent posting ID's should be preauthorized.

Freedom of Speech

God bless America, where we enjoy constitutionally protected rights. Free speech, although not absolute, is one of those rights. Anonymity carries with it a certain level of responsibility and freedom of speech does not mean your right to slander anyone or any business you deem deserving.

Being a member at Dodgeboard.com is not a constitutionally protected right. The Forum is a private enterprise and its owner has the right to establish rules of behavior for participants.

Participants who agree to follow Forum rules and then don’t will sometimes find that their inappropriate posts have been deleted or edited. This is not censorship, as we are not the government. This is enforcement of the rules. They should not reopen a topic after a moderator or administrator has closed a thread on the topic. A pattern of such defiance of the Forum’s rules/guidelines will jeopardize a member’s posting privileges.

Profanity

In short, don't do it! New members and repeat offenders who use profanity or attempt to defeat the word filter will receive a warning. Repeated warnings could lead to permanent banning. We are all adults. We should be able to express our points and are views without name-calling, verbal abuse or profanity.

Adherence

The rules are the rules. In exchange for the free use of this forum, you agree to be bound by its rules and the requests of the administrator. While suggestions are always welcomed and polls can be great for implementing new procedures or ideas, it is not wise to repeatedly argue the rules or their definitions with the administrator of the forums. If you feel a rule on the forum or in the user agreement has been breached, we would kindly ask that you notify the administrator of the forums instead of contacting the member directly, or publicly through the forums. This gives us the opportunity to review the situation and will protect all members from abuse or interrogation by other members. We can't cover all the rules, so .. we reserve the right at any time to take any actions we believe is required to ensure the community remains friendly.

Infractions/Warnings

The administrators or moderators on Dodgeboard, in order to enforce the rules set forth herein, may issue warnings or infractions to it's members. Such infractions are not public and are not intended to denigrate, chastise, belittle, disenfranchise, irritate or otherwise upset the member. In other words, "It's not the end of the world!" The last thing a member who receives an infraction should do is to argue with the administrator about the rules or question the administrator or moderator about why another person/member post did not receive an infraction. You wont know if/when another post or member has been reported or moderated so arguing about the moderation of another post or member is not wise. Reporting posts is acceptable but doing so after you received a violation in order to police the forums in what you feel to be judicious equality is considered to be a tirade. Tirades are usually followed by permanent banning. In other words, If you receive an infraction or warning, just say "Oops sorry" and move on.

Account Removal Requests

As a policy we do not prune user accounts, unless they have zero posts, or their content. We believe a user has actively decided to participate in a community, and understands that submitted content such as a profile, or a post, can be retained at our discretion (usage rights). Removal of accounts with post content would leave the conversations within threads incoherent and difficult to follow. In other words, once it's here, it's here, so be careful what you post.

Contact Us

Please contact us at admin1[at]DodgeBoard.com.com with any questions or problems or use the "contact us" link located at the bottom of every page.
Reporting Posts

When reporting posts for review, please use the "report post" icon within each post. This allows us to quickly identify which post(s) you are reporting. Please also review our Terms Of Use under the help section. Then clearly explain, for each reported post, what part of our terms of use the post violates. Simply mentioning a name of a person or product negatively does not constitute removal. Please also note that discussion concerning local, county and political officials is often granted a greater degree of latitude. Most of these individuals know and understand this when they run for office. The same goes for public establishments and products for sale on the open market. That is what these forums are about- the discussion, both good and bad, about public people, products and establishments that we all come to know in our daily lives. Broad request such as "take down everything about me (or my product)," or requests to delete entire threads or topics will often be ignored for lack of a valid argument for removal. LEGAL THREATS: If, in your communications with us, you threaten us with legal action or use legal jargon that insinuates impending legal action, then be prepared to continue down that route, as that will be the last opportunity for amicable discussion regarding your take-down request, because you will not hear any more from us. In short, you should follow this path to completing your removal request: Register, then use the report post link in the post you are reporting. Be concise and to the point when explaining what part of our Terms Of Use the post violates. Only registered members can report posts for removal.

Now, go have some fun!!

Updated: September 25, 2011