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have will be deleted. This really is
covered by rule 7, as those who post
just to raise their post count will also
respond to such posts, making a
never-ending process that just results
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makes reading and understanding topics
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site with 800x600 resolution, and large
pictures which also expand forum text
off-screen makes viewing difficult for
them. If pictures are in multiples,
vertical groupings work better than
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purpose in joining is to advertise a
product or site, please don't waste your
time. New members with WWWs which are
obviously advertising-related (as
opposed to BattleTech-related), or who
post links to such sites in signatures
or elsewhere, will be considered
spammers and will be deleted without
||In consideration of the fact that
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of HeavyMetal software products, posting
files or designs made with programs
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allowed. That may seem heavy-handed, but
this site is not an advertisement for
other products; there are lots of other
sites for that.
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will help prevent problems, and in
general apply to private conversations
as well public posts.
||Topics and posts in
private messages can wander away from
established public standards,
provided that both parties agree.
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as spam or a way to annoy or attack
others. If you are requested to not PM a
member, continuing to do so will
||Any such attacks, or
continued unwanted PMing, should be
reported to the forum administrator,
where action will be taken. While it
will be a pain, the SQL database,
including private messages, can be
searched, and messages read, to confirm
or deny any accusations or misuse of the
system. And as this will take some
time to do, false alarms and
inappropriate posts will be acted upon