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Forum Rules & Regulations

These forums have been established for the benefit of the DrumChat.com community. As such, this site has certain guidelines for all users to follow. Failure to follow the guidelines set here will result in banishment.

Conduct / Language:
Please do not flame or disrespect other users. We are all here to have fun. The occasional joke or good-natured rib is fine; just don't let it get out of hand. No excessive or constant swearing. Keep it to a bare minimum or none at all please.

Moderators:
The DrumChat.com forum is moderated, which means that there are so called "monitors" watching the forum at all times. If you have a question, feel free to contact any Moderator or Admin.

Forums:
The forums are here for friendly discussion and the sharing of drum knowledge and experience. Please make sure that you give your thread title a meaningful name. Please post new threads in the appropriate areas. Please do not cross-post or double-post, instead edit when possible.

Spam/Advertising:
DrumChat.com has a ZERO TOLERANCE spam policy. Spamming is the posting of topics or spam-like threads that relate to advertising or recruitment. This includes attempting to push traffic to your website by repeatedly linking to it through posts or signatures. If a user spams, they will be removed from the forums. *You may NOT advertise your business in any form or fashion; this includes independent vintage drum dealers and those wishing to drive traffic to their website for affiliate click-through profit. Also, advertisements through PMs, Signatures, and Avatars are NOT allowed. It is considered spam, similar to e-mail spam.

Commercial Links:
DrumChat.com does not allow the posting of links to any outside commercial website. This includes any website that is selling merchandise or services of any kind. We understand and appreciate that many of you like to get opinions of others on what drumset to buy and so forth so we will continue to allow product pictures but not if they contain websites or if the pictures are more like advertisements. It will be left up to the discretion of the moderators on what is acceptable or not. To add a picture to Drum Chat, you right click the image, select 'properties' and copy the url to your clipboard. You then click back over to Drum Chat and select the picture icon and paste the url.

Selling:
At this time, selling personal property is not allowed within Drum Chat. These includes posting links to your property on eBay or any similar website.

Posting Personal Information:
We do not advise persons under the age of 18 to post personal information about themselves. DrumChat.com will not be held responsible or accountable for the posting or collection of this information. All posters are responsible for the content of their posts.

Links to Other Forums:
We ask that you please do not post any links to any other forums or message boards. Any threads or posts with such a link will be removed by a moderator.

"Offensive" Posts, Links or Images:
Please do not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory, or otherwise violates of any local or international laws. This includes links in your signature, profile, bookmarks as well as posted images, photos and avatars. The DrumChat.com staff will ultimately decide if something is appropriate or not.

Political, Religious or other "Hot Button" Posts:
While in the past we have allowed some discussion on these matters, DrumChat.com has decided to ask its members to refrain from posting these hot button issues that can often produce negative sentiment amongst members. So, please do not post anything of a political or religious or otherwise controversial nature in the forum. We appreciate and value everyone's diverse background but wish to help maintain the sense of community that has been built by avoiding these topics. There are other online forums dedicate to these subjects and we encourage you to visit them to discuss those issues. Moderators will close and/or delete any thread or post that they deem violates this rule.

Max Signature Sizes:
All signatures must be no more than 500 characters. No offensive content is allowed. NO ADVERTISING IS ALLOWED. The DrumChat.com staff will ultimately decide if something is appropriate or not. Any sigs breaching these rules will be removed.

Max Avatar Sizes:
All avatars must be no bigger than 100x100 pixels and be no more than 64 Kilobytes in size.

Rules Subject to Change:
At any time these rules may change or be updated by the DrumChat.com staff. If so, we will post a message in the announcements forum.

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