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Old 07-04-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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*** Inside: SereneScreen Forum Rules ***

These rules are effective for all members starting July 4th, 2010.


Introduction

Welcome to the fan site and forums for SereneScreen Marine Aquarium plus the LifeGlobe series of screen savers (Goldfish, Sharks, and Flags) published by Prolific Publishing. We offer unofficial tech support, and a place to make suggestions, and general chit-chat with other likeminded individuals.


Registration

Registration to this forum will allow you to ask questions of other customers, as well as the authors and publisher of SereneScreen and LifeGlobe products. It is not necessary to Register on our site in order to read the product support and feedback areas of this forum.

You must provide a REAL e-mail address!! You are required to provide a valid e-mail address when registering on this forum. Accounts created using invalid e-mail addresses, or matching known spammers will have their accounts deleted. Registration of multiple accounts is not permitted and all offending accounts will be deleted.

Your account at Inside: SereneScreen is not associated with any customer information at SereneScreen.com. If you have a sales question, please contact them. If you have a technical support question, please post it and we'll do everything in our power to diagnose and solve the problem for you!


Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of our visitors and registered members. Your personal information is stored in a password-protected database and we will make every reasonable effort to keep this information out of the hands of third parties.

We will never sell or share your e-mail address with third parties with the following exception: We may provide your e-mail address to SereneScreen or Prolific Publishing to provide you with announcements about future screen savers and related products. Please review the strict Prolific.com privacy policy that protects your rights.

Otherwise, we will not at any time disclose your privacy details (unless warranted by a court order), including if this web site may be sold and falls under new ownership.


Our Responsibility

Although the administrators and moderators of Inside: SereneScreen will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of their authors, and neither the owners of Inside: SereneScreen, SereneScreen, LifeGlobe, or Prolific will be held responsible for the content of any message.

The Forum Administrators of Inside: SereneScreen reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or post for any reason. We reserve the right to suspend/ban any user at any time for any reason. We reserve the right to update these rules at any time without prior notice. Users posting on this site are subject to the latest revision of this document.

Each message (threads, posts, blog entries, blog replies, etc) will become property of the Inside: SereneScreen forum. Account cancellation requests will not result in the deletion of user accounts, user threads, posts, blog entries and/or blog replies or otherwise submitted content to our web site except where required by law.

If you have a problem with these rules, please send a Private Message to a Forum Administrator.You may also use the Contact Us feature of this forum if you prefer.


Spam/Advertising

All new members of our forum will have their first post(s) reviewed by a Forum Administrator. Only after your first post has been approved will you be allowed to post freely on our forum. This policy is a necessity to stave off the hundreds of spam postings seen on other less regulated forums. This approval process may take 1-2 days.

Advertising via unsolicited Private Messages or e-mails using our Forum will result in the immediate removal of your membership from this site.

New members may not post commercial or advertising links of any type in their Signature, posts, or other messaging areas of our forum. Established members of our forum (25+ posts) may, in the course of conversations, link to other forums, products, etc. as related to the conversation at hand. Banner Ads are never allowed.

The Other Screen Savers forum exists for makers (and their representatives) of screen savers to announce their new products. They do not have the post count restrictions.

You may not post Surveys unless you have been given permission in advance from a Site Administrator.

We reserve the right to remove any link from any post on our forums if it is deemed to be objectionable, confusing, unethical, or may lead visitors to malicious or obscene material. Our moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any posts they consider to be 'spam'.


Posting Rules

In order to keep the forums running smoothly we are implementing these forum rules, and we expect you to follow them and respect staff and other members. If you have any problems with any of the rules please feel free to contact a staff member.

We respect the input of our members into debates, and we appreciate their opinion, however we do not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, racism, sexism, or other flaming type posts. Membership in this forum is a privilege and not a right.

While these rules attempt to cover all situations, it is not possible to anticipate every problem which may arise. As a result, we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason without notice.

Violations of the following rules may lead to suspension or a ban:
  • You may not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violate any laws.
  • You may not personally attack other forum members. Threats of physical harm will result in immediate suspension.
  • Do not publicly question the moderation policies of the forums, except where feedback has been solicited. If you have a question about a forum rule, please contact a Forum Administrator.
  • No trolling. This includes posting with the intent of stirring up trouble or to incite disruption or creating meaningless threads with the sole purpose of starting a dispute or causing a disruption.
  • You may not use offensive language in the public areas of our forum.
  • You may not post Religious and Politically-charged topics for the purpose of disrupting the forum. Links to websites of a political or religious (or anti-religious) nature are not permitted.
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed. Don't ask for keycodes, serial numbers, passwords, etc. to the Aquarium or any other copyrighted material, and do not post links to websites/files containing the above.
Suggestions
  • Please stay on topic. If you want to start a discussion about another topic, please use the "New Thread" button. And if you are going to post something, please look around a bit to see if there is a topic related to your question.
  • Please be descriptive when creating new threads or raising technical support issues. (Instead of starting a start a thread titled "Question", instead try "Question about the Widescreen Version" or "Starfish issues")
  • Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts.

Product Forum Special Rules

The "SereneScreen Products" and "Prolific/LifeGlobe Products" are available to customers of Marine Aquarium, Goldfish Aquarium, Sharks, and FlagPride products to ask Customer Service or Technical Support questions.

We expect other users to make every effort to answer such posts in a courteous and helpful tone. If you do not feel comfortable answering a Customer Service or Technical Support question, please leave this responsibility to other users.


Signatures

Signatures are the brief messages at the bottom of each of your posts to this forum. It may be a famous (or infamous) quote, a list of your computer specs, etc.

On a case-by-case basis, you may also include one small photo in your signature. If it is judged to be too large/distracting, it will be removed. Please do not attach pictures of your computer, cars, other belongings in your Signature.

For text signatures: 4 lines normal size (size 2), 8 lines small size (size 1) and up to 90 chars per line. Empty lines are also counted! Larger font sizes (2-7) are not allowed. You may not use distracting color schemes (ask if you aren't sure!).


Avatars

You may select an avatar to represent yourself on our forums, up to 100 x 100 pixels. This image may be animated and up to 25KB in size. Sexually explicit or otherwise offensive avatars will be removed.


Issue Resolution

If you have a problem with what another forum member has posted, please bring the issue to the attention of a Forum Administrator by sending them Private Message.
You may also use the Contact Us feature of this forum if you prefer.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:29 AM   #2
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We have updated our rules as follows:

Updated: July 9, 2010
Notes: Updated definition of "Trolling". Delineated Rules from Suggestions.

Updated July 10, 2010
Notes: Added "Product Forum Special Rules" section

Updated July 10, 2010
Notes: New "Spam/Advertising" section
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