Author Topic: Censorship on the Forum  (Read 39331 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Hitman

  • Administrator
  • Lifetime Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8255
  • Referrals: 0
    • http://www.78ta.com
Censorship on the Forum
« on: March 25, 2007, 05:15:53 PM »
Well, there was a topic here about censoring words on the Forum.  I could see the topic was going down the wrong path so I decided to move it out of the way.  In my opinion there was going to be no winner in the debate of censorship.  Basically it comes down to this.  This Forum is an extension of my website and I try to keep it a clean friendly environment for all who come here to visit.  I am not trying to be egotistical but this is a Forum run by me and only me.  Anything I find objectionable, I will edit it or simply remove it.  Everyone had some good arguments on both sides of the story when it comes to foul language and censorship on the Internet.  But the bottom line is, I do not care what laws govern what websites and content, I do not care what famous or intellectual people made what agruments for or against foul language.  There is a time and a place for foul language and my Forum is neither the time nor the place.  Please keep this a friendly environment for all.  Thank You.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2007, 08:21:06 PM by Hitman »
Brett Campbell
"Hitman"
www.78ta.com
www.ohiofirebirds.com
www.tanationals.com
1978 Trans Am

Offline Hitman

  • Administrator
  • Lifetime Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8255
  • Referrals: 0
    • http://www.78ta.com
Re: Censorship on the Forum
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 12:34:08 PM »
Copy of the registration agreement for this website forum:

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. DO NOT say anything about a other forum members that is derogatory. Remember this site is for talking Trans Ams, not talking about other members. DO NOT post anything that you know is false or unlawful. Remember this is a family oriented board. DO NOT threaten anyone on this site. If anyone threatens a Memeber, Moderator, or Administrator they will be banned. If anyone goes over the line I will erase the post and warn them, if I have to do it twice then you are gone. If anyone has a problem with another poster please send me a message. I am not trying to hold anyone back from smack talking, but c'mon guys we can keep it civil!! You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do actively monitor the posted messages but can't monitor everything, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. There is a link on the right hand side of the message labeled "Report To Admin" which can be used for these instances. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that I may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. Please do not use your profile to advertise your website soley or it will be removed. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.
Brett Campbell
"Hitman"
www.78ta.com
www.ohiofirebirds.com
www.tanationals.com
1978 Trans Am