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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Peggy, May 22, 2011.

  1. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    for those of you who run a non-business forum, what do you put in your Terms of Service/Rules?
    Can anyone post the contents of your terms/rules page or a link to it? I'd like to get some ideas beyond the typical
    • You agree to not use this website to post any material which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violates any laws.
    • We reserve the rights to remove or modify any messages posted for any reason.
    Thanks for sharing.
  2. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

  3. trilogy33

    trilogy33 Well-Known Member

  4. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I would reserve the right to amend the TOS at any time.
  5. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, I will go through these.

    Anyone else? Dont' tell me that no one has tweaked their terms/rules page??
  6. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

  7. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I haven't. Never had a need.
    If someone is doing something what I consider inappropriate, I tell them.
    It's my sandbox. I add rules as the need arises.
    I don't expect anyone to read, let alone remember the terms they are agreeing to when they register.
    My rules are placed in a sticky. Sometimes rules may be dependent on the section of the forum.
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  8. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Good stuff everyone, thanks. This gives me a good framework for my own terms and rules.
    Mucho appreciated!
  10. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

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  11. Ati

    Ati Active Member

    A couple things I have in the TOS:
    - we collect and store your IP address and use it in connection with normal forum practices (this is required by local law, otherwise I am not allowed to store their IP, which is kind of hard to achieve)
    - we send your browser cookies, which are used to identify you, and decide what you have access to
    - we use third-party ad-services, such as Google, their privacy policy is.....
    - we use skimlinks, which results in all outgoing links to be redirected through our referral ID

    And then the general things: no spam, no flooding etc.
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  12. Dominion

    Dominion Active Member

    Ooh, those are some very good points that I'll probably want to keep in mind. Thank you, Ati.
  13. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    For a private / non-commercial site, my ToS are fairly straightforward.

    Either behave like a civilized human being or get your a$$ kicked into next week. That's about it :)
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  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    lol, K.I.S.S., eh?
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Surely you only need one line in your TOS?

    "All your stuff are belong to us"

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  16. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

  17. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    TOS - "By visiting this site you acknowledge our sites claim to all rights possible known to mankind. Furthermore, you agree to sacrafice any and all rights humanly possibly including, but not necessarily limited to, any agreements made by the Geneva convention, and any future agreements made in the interests of interstellar relations."

    I think that should about cover everything.
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  18. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

  19. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    Member's Rights: <this page left intentionally blank>
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  20. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    that wouldnt have gotten any traction due to the circumstances that lead to the formation of the board.

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