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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Austin, Texas
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1. upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;You acknowledge that The Planted Tank may or may not pre-screen Content, but that The Planted Tank and its moderators shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, delete, or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, The Planted Tank and its moderators shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable at their sole discretion. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by The Planted Tank or submitted to The Planted Tank, including without limitation information in all parts of the Service., which includes forum board posts.
2. harm any person (minor or adult) in any way;
3. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, the Planted Tank administrator, a forum leader or moderator, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
4. manipulate in any way identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
5. upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (this includes, but is not limited to inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
6. upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (herein after "Rights") of any party;
7. upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation or self promotion;
8. upload, post, email, link, Private Message, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
9. disrupt the normal flow of posting or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in accessing and utilizing the site (e.g. posting in a thread, accessing The Planted Tank, registering with The Planted Tank, etc);
10. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
11. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law and any regulations having the force of law while using the Service;
12. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; and/or
13. collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs 1 through 13 above.
1. Spam, self promotion and referral links are not allowed.General guidelines for images & avatars:
2. Do not discuss how to perform, elude capture, or profit from illegal activities.
3. Do not post nudity or graphic descriptions of sex.
4. Do not post links to sites with grotesque, gruesome or disgusting pictures/videos.
5. Do not insult/attack other users.
6. Do not use vulgarities & obscenities.
7. Do not post under the influence.
8. Do not taunt the moderators to delete your post. If you create a thread that you know will be deleted, it will be DELETED.
9. Do not start threads about "why was my thread deleted." Private message a moderator to resolve the issue.
10. Do not post inappropriate images.
11. Do not abuse the pTrader system.
12. The Planted Tank cannot be held accountable for any bad trades, bad sales or members. Please trade and sell at your own risk.
13. If there are additional rules specific to each forum they will be stickied.
14. Positive and negative reviews of online sellers (including hobbyists) and brick and mortar stores are disallowed.
15. All AquaBid/Ebay links (or any other auction source) are not allowed in any fashion. They will be deleted! No exceptions!
16. Group buys are not allowed unless permission is explicitly granted by the moderators or the administrator.
17. Use of any means to hide or mask your true identity is strictly forbidden including but not limited to registering under more than one username, using an IP Address Obfuscator or an IP proxy.
18. Links to a website in which items related to the aquatic hobby are for sale are prohibited unless explicit permission is given.
* Images and avatars must be PG13 rated.
* No animations are allowed
* No thongs or g-strings.
* No see thru clothing.
* No pics of sexual acts.
* Clothing, undergarment or swimsuit is required and cannot be partially undressed.
* No images promoting for profit organizations or institutions*
* Any image displayed must be banner size (100px high, 400px wide) or smaller. No animations are allowed as they are very distracting. One image per signature only.Although the administrators and moderators of The Planted Tank.net Forums 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 the author, and neither the owners of The Planted Tank Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. will be held responsible for the content of any message.
* Avatars and Signatures should contain no explicit or implied libel against any vendor, group, or individual. They should be free of political or religious commentary, or any other message that might be considered offensive or inappropriate.
*Pictures, quotes, and links should "PG". Anything you wouldn't want a 6 year old to see should not be displayed.
* Signatures should be limited to 5 lines or less to conserve space.
* Pictures which contain scripts are not allowed.
* Avatars, Banners or Signatures that are "for profit" endeavors are disallowed *unless* you are the owner of the endeavor and specifically request permission from Planted Tank Forum Administrator.
* Moderators have the final say in what is and what is not appropriate. Moderators will talk to individuals if they feel something is offensive, but Moderators reserve the right to remove and/or change signatures at our discretion.