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Forum Posting Guidelines - please read before posting
« on: May 17, 2009, 07:13:14 PM »
The forum posting guidelines are designed to help make this forum a place of friendly interaction, healthy discussion and witty banter, while allowing helpful consumer-to-consumer information to be given with respect to online trading on eBay and elsewhere.

We expect members to avoid profanity or defamation. We also expect members not to post inappropriate things such as pornography, private information or links to inappropriate sites. If you post communications received by you from a third party, this may contravene both the Privacy Act and the User Agreement of this forum.

              Exceptions are communications sent without expectation of confidentiality, "mail-out" emails sent en masse to a large number of people, spam emails, replies to complaints (such as may be received from eBay or PayPal or other online shops or venues or providers) unless the replies are sent with the expectation of confidentiality, or communications where both the sender and recipient have agreed to disclosure (and where the communication does not contain confidential third-party communications).

You may disagree with members here - we ask you to keep disagreements to a minimum and to avoid being so rude that your posts need to be moderated.

If you experience problems with the forum, please message any of the admin team to report the problem.

Please do not post here only to bait, troll, criticise, or to act as a malcontent or agent provocateur. The well-being of the community is of pivotal concern for the Admin/Mod Team. If any of the admin team deem that your posting has this as its main or only purpose, your membership privileges may be revoked at the discretion of the admin team.

Please respect the forum profanity filters; if you attempt to circumvent them, you will be moderated.

If you post an infraction, you will generally have the opportunity to edit your own post before it is moderated, unless your infraction requires immediate moderating.

Discussions of moderations or administration decisions will be removed. All administrative decisions are final.

You CAN mention eBay here, as well as Oztion, Trading Post, Grays Online, etc. This isn't an advertising site, but if you need help or have to discuss something in relation to online trading, you can mention it.

Below is the Registration Agreement to which you agreed upon becoming a member.

Terms of Use

1.   In participating in the OzRoundTable forum environment you will be engaging in and providing questions, contributions and opinions to the OZRoundTable and by doing so signify your agreement to these terms of use.  

2.   The nature of the OzRoundTable allows for your comments to be edited by administrators and built upon by others within the Forum.  

3.   Your contributions will be read by other persons.  You are solely responsible for your contributions and the consequences of making them.  You also acknowledge that OzRoundTable is not responsible for your contributions or the contributions of other persons, and does not endorse them.  

4.   Copyright of forum posts (including photographs, images, stories, poems and other writings and graphical material) remains with the "author"; notwithstanding this, you as the "author" agree that by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting ("Posting") to and on the OzRoundTable forum, you are granting OzRoundTable permission to use your Posting in connection with the operation of the OzRoundTable forum, including, without limitation, the licence rights to retain, translate, reformat, display and provide your Posting, with due regard for maintaining appropriate privacy for Postings made within the Private or Members Only portion of the OzRoundTable forum.

5.   Your contributions may be removed from the OzRoundTable at any time in its absolute discretion.

6.   You agree to abide by relevant posting rules within the OzRoundTable, specifically:-
(a)   You must not undertake any anti-social activities, including nuisance e-mail, nuisance private messages, chain letters, and obscene, harassing, or unwelcome behaviour.
(b)   You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws.
(c)   You are required to advise the moderators and/or administrators of any security issues or breaches of which you become aware.
(d)   While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrator or moderators (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.
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(f)   You accept that all actions and usage may be monitored or recorded.
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(h)   You agree not to repost, translate, reformat, display, share or provide on the public area of the OzRoundTable forums any Postings or communications from OzRoundTable Private or Members Only areas, unless granted the right to do so by the author of the Posting(s) or communications and by the Administration of OzRoundTable.
(i)   You must not use The OzRoundTable environment to attempt to gain unauthorised access to other systems.
(j)   You must not use OzRoundTable facilities for commercial purposes without explicit permission.
(k)   Access for the following purposes is specifically prohibited:
    o   Pornography
    o   Unauthorised file-sharing
    o   Gambling/Gaming
(l)   This forum is not to be used for any unlawful activities, including violation of copyright, hacking and the deliberate spreading of viruses or malicious code.
(m)   You warrant that your contributions do not breach copyright or other intellectual property rights of other persons.
(n)   You agree that the administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
6.   Violations of these Terms of Use can result in disciplinary action, such as temporary banning of your account, permanent banning of your account and in extreme cases referral to appropriate authorities and your service provider being informed.  The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.
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