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TriathleGeeks Terms of Service and Disclaimer
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:41:29 AM »
Please note: the Terms of Service / Forum Guidelines are subject to change without notice.

Simply put, all users are expected to follow these simple guidelines:

Play Nice
Share
Be Polite
Be Honest
Respect other members, the administrators and moderators who are working to keep this board a useful resource.

Above all, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

The entirety of the TOS (which follows) flows out of those simple guidelines.

TriathleGeeks.com is a free service and we reserve the right to deny anyone service at any time.

The TriathleGeeks.com forum is a family oriented discussion board. As such, the following guidelines are in place to support this philosophy;

Topics of a sensitive nature will be removed and the poster asked to post them elsewhere.

Topics that are not appropriate for someone the age of 13 years old will be asked to post elsewhere.

No profanity (this includes certain religious profanes), as per cartoon swearing, we explicitly leave it to the discretion of the moderators to decide if something is indecent and thus a violation of the family friendly provisions of the TOS.

Posts that are not respectful of other individuals (be they members or not) are not welcome here.

Thread hijacking is the act of trying to steer a web forum discussion thread off topic by discussing a subject entirely unrelated to the subject at hand.

While this can be an intentional act of trolling, it is often accidental - caused by other participants in the discussion responding to a throwaway remark, taking the thread off at a tangent to the original subject matter. The results, whilst sometimes humorous or otherwise interesting, often provoke a feeling of resentment from the author of the original post.

Intentional thread hijacking will not be tolerated, and the intent will be left to the discretion of the moderators.

TriathleGeeks.com is not an open air forum for vendor or other complaints. If you seek resolution, we recommend you talk to the vendor. If you seek an audience, we recommend you go elsewhere.

Posts with the intent of "creating a reaction" are not welcome here (No Trolling)

Please do not copy e-mails, articles, pictures or posts from other sites unless you are the owner of the material or have received explicit permission from the owner to do so. This permission must be included in your post. Using another person's work without permission is, at the very least, poor netiquette, and is not permitted on this forum. A summary or short quote is allowed without permission, but you must include the identity of the original source. The best way to direct fellow TriathleGeeks.com member to material you have found is to simply include a link, when possible, in your post.

Please respect others privacy and do not post e-mails or PM's without the express permission of the other member(s) involved.

No posts of a political nature.

For many the question is "what is a sensitive topic" and what "isn't appropriate for a 13 year old". Creating such lists would be an incredible task. We are depending upon the judgment of the moderators to make these calls.

Above all - the golden rule applies. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Personal attacks will not be tolerated, nor will other behavior deemed to be antisocial.

As a community member, I ask each of you to lighten the load of the moderators. Think before you post. If in doubt, push away the keyboard for 10 minutes and then come back to your posting.

Think before you post. Once posted, things generally get left in perpetuity. Please ensure that you are content with how your post reflects on you as a person.

Please note, that because of the threaded conversation-like nature of discussion boards, we reserve the right to refuse a user