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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.
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This needs no explaination.
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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!]
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How to list a Local Event:
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:
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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