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**Found this on another site, and tweaked it a little.
**Feel free to add replies with points that need to be included and I'll assimilate them into this post.

Considering the real-time nature of this message board, it is impossible for us to review all the messages or confirm the validity of information posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this BB or any entity associated with this BB. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this BB to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise volatile of any law. Although we do not and cannot review all the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). You agree to hold the owners of this board harmless in respect to any damages received by participating in this forum. We reserve the right to delete any members account for any reason.

*Note these guidelines are subject to change without notice.

Guidelines:

NO SPAM!

Don't be an idiot, moron, or dumbass.
This needs no explaination.

Be aware of libel, hate speech, and other laws.
You may be held legally responsible for what you post.

Libel - is a published or broadcast false and defamatory statement which damages the reputation of an individual.

PUNISHMENT FOR DEFAMATORY LIBEL.
301. Every one who publishes a defamatory libel is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. [R.S., c.C-34, s.265.] [Thanks, Stark!]

Communicate clearly.
Write clearly when you compose a message. Review your message carefully before clicking SEND; typos are confusing. Remember, if your message can be misunderstood, it will be. Moderators will not delete your posts for you after they are posted, if you change your mind.

SUGGESTIONS:

Be mature. Act your age.
Namecalling and he said/she said is frowned upon.

Consider sending a reply by Private Message. Private Messaging is a one-to-one communications system.
Some replies are better sent as private messages or by e-mail, rather than posted to a board. Personal messages and especially critical comments are more appropriate when sent directly and privately. Don't forget this option.

Read the message board for a while before participating.
Just because you're a noob, doesn't mean you have to act like one.
It's best to browse a board for a while -- just reading -- before you post your first message. Read a couple week's worth of messages the first time you visit a board, and then read new messages for another couple of days. You'll see what topics are hot and which are cold, you'll get to know some of the key participants, and you'll become familiar with the demeanor of the board. Each one is different.

Refrain from using ALL CAPS.
Typing in all capital letters is frowned upon; it's the equivalent of screaming at everyone. It also makes your message more difficult to read.

Quote from the post you're replying to.
Include a small section of text from the post you're replying to, so others will have a quick reminder of the topic.

Be careful when posting personal information.
Be careful about including private information about yourself, such as phone numbers and street addresses. Private information of that nature may be better sent by e-mail.

EVENTS:

How to list a Local Event:
http://clevelandnightlife.net/viewtopic.php?t=6163

Event promotions go in YOUR own thread. Please do not post your flier or promote your event in other people's threads. Start your own thread and keep all your promotions confined to your own thread.

How to list an Out of Town event:
http://clevelandnightlife.net/viewtopic.php?t=6164

Do not "POST NOW/ASK LATER."
If a DJ is not confirmed, then DO NOT post her/his name. This is false advertising, dishonest, and highly unethical.

Refrain from double posting events.
If you need to add info or change info, you can always edit your first post, or add a reply. If you run a weekly event, and are having a special event during your weekly, edit the first post and title with the special event info.



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