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FIRST THINGS FIRST, FREEDOM OF
SPEECH DOES NOT EXIST HERE!
THESE FORUMS ARE PRIVATELY
OWNED AND OPERATED.
In some cases, the owner of this site may be accountable.
Thus, we will be conservative in our enforcement of these
rules as required.
(A) - Users shall not post or transmit
material through these forums that:
- violates or infringes the rights of another (such
as the unauthorized posting of trademarks, copyrighted
material, and the like);
- advocates software piracy (such as methods of obtaining software without paying for it, offering or accepting software in an illegal manner);
- threatens, abusives, defames, or otherwise attacks
another (such as through sociological, geographical,
political, financial, or religious attacks);
- contains profanity, vulgarity, or other
- is in poor taste according to community standards (such as posting train crashes);
- contains pornography or pornographic language; OR
- spams or otherwise has the effect of a mass
advertisement or mailing.
The aforementioned may be more easily understood from the
following analogy--Imagine yourself being invited into OUR
home. We have invited guests from around the world to join
in. Each of these guests come from different sociological,
geographical, political, financial, and religious
backgrounds. We will supply the place in which to gather,
but please understand that all of the guests here are our
friends. If one comes in here and insults our other guests,
pick fights, is rude, or generally disrupts the flow of our
gathering, they will be asked to tone it down or leave. The
rest of us just want to converse. However, this does not
mean that our guests can't debate like adults (i.e. with
respect and thoughtfulness). This also does not mean that
our guests have to agree on everything, but again just act
like an adult that has been invited into someone else's
The management of these forums reserves the right and has a legal obligation in some instances, to restrict the publications of certain words,
trademarks, service marks, trade and service names which are the property of other companies and for which we do not have permission
or license to publish. In such cases, the aforementioned words will be blocked from publication in the forums and replaced with this symbol
#####. This symbol will display in all text including URLs. It will interfere with uploads from blocked website and will prevent text entries
of URLs from those properties in question from being utilized. Please understand that these restrictions are imposed upon us from the other
companies who have objected to the publication of their intellectual property by forum posters here. The blocks are required by our legal
obligation to not infringe on the intellectual property of other companies.
Likewise, certain profanities, racial epithets and other obscene and defamatory expressions are also blocked to protect the integrity of the
discourse in our forums and to provide visitors, many of whom are minors, a safe and wholesome environment in which to discuss issues
As a forum member, and as a condition of the permission we grant to forum members to post here, you are required to respect these
required prohibitions and refrain from posting blocked terms. Repeated posting of blocked terms or flames regarding this policy are ground
for revocation of forum privileges.
(B) - If you intend to use a signature banner
in your posts, the maximum physical size allowed is 450
pixels wide by 120 pixels high. The maximum file size
allowed is 25k. If you choose to use multiple banners, the
above limits apply to the TOTAL phyical size (including
space between the banners) and the TOTAL file size. Posts
that exceed this rule may be removed without warning!
(C) - As has been explained before, we reserve the
right to restrict or prevent a user from using these forums,
either through the locking and removing of threads or the
outright banning of accounts and IP addresses.
(D) - Furthermore, due to the varying nature of
conflict or other issues that may arise, it should be
understood that the application and enforcement of these
rules or those otherwise deemed necessary may be enforced to
a greater or lesser degree without warning.
All that being said, many here will/should understand
that these forums are meant to be a gathering place to
discuss railroading issues--a place that is set aside to foster
friendships, exchange ideas, and revel in our many
differences that makes this such a wonderful international
Have fun and come back and contribute