Astral Pulse Forums Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Why is an AUP necessary?

These rules of participation are not intended to be oppressive or to stifle freedom of speech, but rather to ensure that these forums remain a safe place for everyone, where any member may freely express their view within the provisions of this AUP without deliberately provoking, upsetting or threatening another member.

If you believe a post has breached this AUP, then please report it using the facility provided on the posts.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and contributions.

 Astral Pulse Administrator and Moderators. 

"What canít you post?

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this forum to 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 violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this forum. Use descriptive subject lines & research your post.
This reduces the chances of double-posting and it also makes it easier for people to see what they do/don't want to read. Also, scan the subjects of the last several days' posts to make sure you aren't duplicating posts.

Keep the focus.

Each forum has a focus on a certain topic. Questions outside the scope of a certain forum will either be moved to the appropriate forum, closed, or simply be deleted. Please post your topic in the most appropriate forum.

Spam is not tolerated.

Spam is considered posting topics or messages on our forums that contain no point, relevance, or contain subject matter that doesn't directly allow other member participation. Topics directed to a particular user, posting several times consecutively as an appendage to ONE post, and posts in threads that have NOTHING to do with the subject matter are all considered spam and will be deleted on sight. Contributing to/or intentionally posting spam will not be tolerated.

Keep your signature brief.

This forum has a signature feature that allows you to "sign" your posts with a customized block of text. However, large signatures are not permitted. Everyone would agree that people are much more interested in reading your ideas than looking at your signature. It's annoying to see posts that have signatures that are much bigger than the messages in the post. Please keep your signature brief.

Multiple accounts are not permitted.

Create one account, make sure you're satisfied with the name, and keep it. Be sure to choose your user name carefully. If you wish to change your user name for whatever reason, please contact the moderators or administrator.

Behave as you would in a public location.

This forum is no different than a public place. Behave yourself and act like a decent human being. If you're unable to do so, you're not welcome here and will be made to leave.

Respect the authority of the moderators.

Public discussions of moderator actions are not allowed on the forum. It is also prohibited to protest moderator actions in titles, avatars, and signatures. If you don't like something that a moderator did, PM or email the moderator and try your best to resolve the problem or difference in private. If it's not resolved or if you don't receive a reply from the moderator after 24 hours, you can then PM or email the administrator.

Your rights to Freedom of Speech donít apply here.

You are welcome to have opinions. You are welcome to question certain subject matter posted on these forums. You are welcome to dislike a certain post or disagree with it. Though we typically condone people to express their opinions and ideas, we have the right to delete yours if necessary, should we consider it abusive.

Advertising and solicitations are NOT permitted.

Posting of advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on this forum. The exception to this rule is to inform others of sites that provide a service to benefit them. For example, posting a thread regarding a new free web space provider is acceptable providing there's nothing in it for you except the satisfaction of helping your fellow members.

Read the FAQ.

Before you start asking questions regarding the forums, read through the FAQ first. Many times you will find the answer there.

Your account is for YOU only.

You may use your account to post your opinions, your thoughts, and your views within the guidelines stated on this page. You may NOT use your account to post for people who are not members or have had their posting permissions removed. You also may not grant others access to your account.

We reserve the right to change these policies at any time.

It is YOUR responsibility to read announcements regarding policy changes. Ignorance is no excuse. Announcements are located in the first row of each forum's topic list table.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in removal of your posting privileges.

Depending on the severity of your violation and the number of times you have previously violated the Forum Guidelines, the Administration may choose to suspend your posting privileges or terminate your account. If you are suspended you will not be able to post on our forums for an amount of time to be determined by the Administration. If you create another account you will be discovered by your IP address which may then be banned.