READ THIS FIRST: disclaimer and guidelines

Fair use notice, legal disclaimer, Forum use and guidelines...

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READ THIS FIRST: disclaimer and guidelines

Post by ForumAdmin » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:27 am

Please read, Fair use notice, legal disclaimer, Forum use and guidelines.

FAIR USE NOTICE:

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of subjects generally related to fishing in Hawai’i. When posting copyrighted material, include the full text of the article rather than a simple link because we have found that links frequently go "bad" or change over time. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without fee or payment of any kind to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research, entertainment and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:

The content on this site is provided without any warranty, express or implied. All opinions expressed on this site are those of the author and may contain errors or omissions. Actions you undertake as a consequence of any analysis, statement, opinion or advertisement on this site are your sole responsibility.

FORUM USE AND GUIDELINES

1. IF YOU GET AN ERROR OR DEBUG WARNING MESSAGE when posting or sending personal mail, DON'T hit the back button and try to post again. You will only end up with multiple posts that we have to delete because it takes up server memory and slows the board down. Messages go through even with the warning.

2. BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTION ON THE FORUM, use the SEARCH feature at the top of each page to look for previous discussions on subjects that you are interested in. You may notice some of the user features don't work on this board (like editing or deleting your posts) and that is because there is a ton of memory being used up. Asking the same question over and over is only going to make things worse.

3. USE APPROPRIATE TITLES FOR YOUR SUBJECT WHEN STARTING NEW THREADS. They should be relevant to the discussion. Don't title it "How you guys" or "I'd like to know", etc. This will help in the future when people search to look up a particular subject. Right now, if you search for things, a lot gets missed because they don't have the right title. Similarly, stay on the subject if replying in a thread or start a new subject (see item 2)

4. PLEASE TRY TO REFRAIN FROM MAKING UNNECESSARY POSTINGS (ie. irrelevant to the subject, personal comments - friendly AND ESPECIALLY confrontational ones), etc. as this forum is not instant messaging. See item 2 again for reasons why.

5. FINALLY, IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL. If you have a personal problem or take issue with a particular person, do not do it on the forum - USE PERSONAL MAIL. Disagreements or differing viewpoints are fine but postings that appear to be confrontational or harassing in nature will be deleted. This forum was created to be a fun and interesting place to visit - KEEP IT POSITIVE AND KEEP IT CIVIL.

6. Posting photographs onto this forum are at the sole discretion of the person making the post (ie. member or forum user). Photos without authorization (whether of the subject or original owner of the photo) will be removed. We will not be responsible for any legal action taken against a forum user as a result of a user posting a photo which depicts illegal activity or rule infractions (ie. undersized or out of season fish, etc.) It is the member's responsibility to follow all laws, rules and regulations.
We encourage all users to comply with all laws and regulations and therefore discourage posting of photos depicting illegal activity or rule infractions. Absolutely NO offensive images will be allowed to be linked to this site! Any complaints about a post or linked image will warrant the offensive post to be deleted off the forum.

7. PostImage.org and other online image links. We, I, or anyone associated to this site will not be legally liable for any image uploads to PostImage.org or any other media storage devices on the Internet. All users are advised that if you use postimage.org or any other Internet storage media as your image storage medium, the poster will be liable for content and applicabe copyright laws. This site and it's users, owners, operators will not be held liable for any infractions, no matter how slight. USE POSTIMAGE at your own risk. More information about PostImage can be found at their website:
http://www.postimage.org/about.php
http://www.postimage.org/privacy.php

8. For more information see the terms of use and privacy policy:
ucp.php?mode=terms
ucp.php?mode=privacy

9. Items advertised in the "For Sale" section shall be subject to removal at the web administrator's discretion. Fire arms are not allowed.


NOTE: The forum will be shut down if the fairness act/doctrine or anything that resembles the fairness act/doctrine is implemented by the administration in the city, state, country, or world entity (e.g. UN).