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Forums Rules, Policies and Guidelines Part 1
« on: December 26, 2016, 02:53:11 AM »
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. 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 not actively monitor the posted messages, 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. 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 they 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. 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.

Specific regulations

REGISTRATION:

Registration must be confirmed by email. After Registration is submitted you will automatically be sent an Activation / Confirmation email which must be used immediately. If there is a code number, it is not for your use. Click on the link in the email one time in order to activate your membership. Then you may login your username and password.

If you do not get the Confirmation / Activation email, possibly either your spam control did not let it through to you, or you did not register a working email address. To get our emails, you must register a current, working email address and your internet provider spam control must allow emails from MicroAlpha’s Forums. You may need to call your internet provider to learn how to assure you can get emails from this website and request that MicroAlpha’s Forums be white-listed. After you have done so, please email Admin to request that the Confirmation email be resent.

Usernames that are not within the rules or are deemed to be inappropriate may be changed, deleted, or suspended without notice. Registration error messages mean that the registration was not done correctly. The error may be due to something as simple as entering the current date in the Birthdate line or any other mistake while registering. The instructions must be followed exactly.

Registrations may be edited or suspended when.... the username is disallowed, if your initial post is deemed inappropriate or off-topic, or for any other use that is against the terms of service.

The more simple names may be taken, so try unusual spellings or add letters or numbers. Also, some words are censored; if you use a censored word for a username the registration will not go through. Try a different username.

Do not register your surname or put identifying info in your profile or signature: Your username, profile, signature and messages must not identify you to readers or contain any part of your email address, blog or website.

Do not register or post your past, current or future health topic profession in any manner. The boards are to be used for PEER support, only. Professional titles lend undue weight to what is to be only your opinion. They are not allowed

Do not register a public figure name, or a business, product, or website name.

Do not register or post words that appear to be obscene, evil, sexual, or offensive.

To request a onetime username change: email your CURRENT username and registered email address with three possible usernames in order of preference to Administrator. A username change will affect all of your own previous posts, but will not alter your old username from other members' posts. The username may be changed to protect your privacy by following directions for a username change. Up to ten posts may be removed if the posts do not interact on other member's topics.

To request change of Location or other profile info: email your username, registered email address and the pertinent info with your request to Adminsitrator (address above)

The username may be changed to protect your privacy by following directions for a username change. Up to ten posts may be removed if the posts do not interact on other member's topics.

Private Messaging (PM): To enable PM click on "Profile". Under Modify Profile click on Private Messaging and set your choices. Do not post to request PM from members. This is considered to be advertising.

PM the member yourself and if your PM is accepted by the member, then ask the member's permission before sending him or her any product or service information. Otherwise the member may report your message as spam, and your membership will be terminated.

Newcomers
When newcomers arrive, say "hi" and welcome them onboard the community. Help new folks to become involved.

Post to all readers: do not start cliquey, general subject topics.

Posts that call out to or center on a group of specific members are inappropriate.

GENERAL FORUM USE
(Requests that are not within the rules will always be denied.)

Email the Administrator regarding any board use issue not found in the Terms of Service or on the Registration board.

You will get a reply at the earliest possible convenience.

Please email one time and wait your turn for a reply.

When you email always include your exact username and email from your registered address.

Do not contact moderators.

Moderators will forward emails back to the Administrator.

By accepting registration you agree to be bound by administrator and moderator decisions.

Complaining or arguing about Administrator or moderator instructions or decisions is not acceptable.

Any kind of disrespectful communication to or about those doing their job of enforcing the rules is cause for permanent ban.

Forums Administrator:  admin-moderator
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Be Yourself, Have fun, Get Serious
Be yourself!

As long as it is within the terms of use, there are no other rules about how best to get in touch with yourself and others.

Share your joys and laughter, tears and fears.

This is the key to connecting with others who understand it is OK to just be yourself.

If you're feeling alone or hurting, don't be afraid to share.

If you're rejoicing about the results of a recent medical test or treatment, share that too.

If something funny happened to you today that can help lighten others' hearts, we want to hear about it so that we can laugh too.

Sharing who you are is considered healthy medicine at MicroAlpha’s Forums.

How to Share Information
Stay on the board topic, and share your own experiences that are pertinent to the topic originator's subject.

Read and follow all reminders and moderator instructions on each board.

Pictures of gender organs or real people's pictures may not be posted.

Discussion of illegal drug use and other discussion of illegal activity is not a subject for this website.

Do not post, promote or advertise videos, message boards, forums, or other meeting websites. When PM is not available to you here, respect that.

Do not post research studies, college or school projects, or polls for any reason.

Politics are off-topic.

Do not name or post negative comments about countries, specific professionals or public figures for any reason.

All Canada and United States .gov website URLs are allowed.

NOT all .org or .edu sites or other country sites may be posted.

Do not copy and paste anything from outside websites or resources.

Naming a book or article title and author, or a doctor's name w/city/state is allowed as long as no other contact information is posted.

Also, post once.

Multiple similar posts will be deemed to be advertising.

Do not post or blog songs, poems, stories, articles, etc, whether they are your own or anyone else's.

If you are unsure whether something is allowed, you may request possible preapproval by email

Forums Administrator email address:   admin-moderator
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POSTING RULES & TERMS of SERVICE
Posts, profiles and usernames may be moderated without warning. Members are responsible to learn and follow all rules and instructions on your own.

Upon registering, you agree and commit to be subject to all Rules, Terms, Policies, and Disclaimer, including all administrative and moderator decisions and instructions, which are not up for discussion or debate.

If you find that you do not want these terms, you agree to quietly move on to websites more to your preference and not disrupt this community.


Infractions & Suspensions:

Infractions are private communications that no one else can see, from Admin or Moderators to members.

Infractions are not for debate.

A suspension may be given without warning at any time to stop misuse of the website.

There is no obligation to give a warning before an infraction or suspension.

Breaking any rule can result in either a no-point warning or accruing points that can result in your membership being rendered Inactive.

Good posts do not negate disallowed posts. A suspension may be appealed, but there is no obligation to release it.

Only moderators are to provide board use instructions and decisions in order to keep instructions as uniform as possible.

Do not act as a Moderator or Facilitator, to tell members if, what or where to post.

Doing so is considered to be incorrect assumption of authority over other members.

Either ignores or else reports the post so that correct instruction may be given.

If a post seems inappropriate click "Notify".

Do not post defensively or reactively to abusive or problem posts, thereby creating more work for moderators to remove inappropriate posts.

Do not report posts just because you disagree with the opinion.

Do not debate or argue member opinions.

Do not engage in side discussion on other member's topics.

Posts become the property of this website to be edited, moved or deleted as deemed to best serve the community.

Please use the closest appropriate board topic. Save a copy of your own posts that you wish to keep.


Off-board contact
Do not post or blog to request or offer any kind of contact for any reason.

This attracts spammers and will be treated like advertising.

Private Messaging (PM) is available only to long term members.

PM is not available to Newbies.

Do not discuss PM on the boards for any reason.

When PM is not available or is OFF, respect this and do not post about it.

If the member PM is ON you may PM the member one time to see if your PM is accepted by the member. If so, then PM the member again to request permission before sending any product or service information.

Otherwise the member may report your message as spam and your membership will be terminated.


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