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Forum User Agreement
« on: September 27, 2007, 02:22:43 AM »
If you would like to post on this forum, you are required to register and agree to the following terms and conditions which have been cut and pasted below from the registration process for your reference.

As a forum member you must agree to follow the spirit and letter of the terms and conditions given below. Failure to do so is likely to lead to warnings and possibly a temporary or permanent ban depending on the severity of the infringement and the persistence of the offender. These rules are subject to change without prior notice. All bots and malicious acts will be instantly banned without notice or reprieve!

It is not the forum owner's responsibility to ensure that you are posting to these guidelines. It is YOUR responsibility. The forum owners will act after the fact given grounds to do so, but you are responsible in the first instance for any posts that appear on this list and must accept the consequences of your actions.

Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

General Etiquette

Politeness and courtesy. You might disagree with someone, someone might disagree with you. Such disagreements can easily disintegrate into rounds of name calling or flamewars. You are expected to act in a manner which is respectful of other forum users. That does not prevent you from forcefully presenting your view, but it does not mean you should use ad hominem attacks to do it.

Skepticism and contrary opinions are encouraged. You might believe with all your heart that Nostradamus meant this or that, but given the subject matter it's hardly a surprise if others do not agree.

Unacceptable behaviour

The following things are not permitted within this forum.

   1. Hacking the board. Including impersonating the admin or another user. Or using bots, zombies or other means to beat registration security checks, deny service or otherwise interfere with the use or running of the site.
   2. Spamming or flooding. Including but not restricted to posting links to pharmacy, loans, gambling & porn sites, compromised sites, malware / spyware, affiliate URLs, chain letters, MLM schemes etc. Or posting javascript, targeted links, malformed embedded content even if permitted by the forum software. Or malicious posting of screed, empty messages, machine generated text, vandalism, gobbledegook or substantially duplicated content.
   3. Potentially criminal, offensive or obscene posts. Including but not restricted to race / religious hate, pornography, viruses, bomb making instructions, advocating or inciting violence, suicide, illegal file sharing etc. Links to such material are not permitted either. Avatars, aliases and signatures must also not be obscene or inflammatory.
   4. You are explicitly allowed to use an alias but secondary accounts  and / or sockpuppets are not permitted. Such accounts will be regarded as means to advertise, troll, disrupt or sidestep controls that could be or have been applied to your main account. Secondary accounts will be deleted without notice. You put your primary account at risk too.
   5. Real world or online harassment. Including but not restricted to excessive cruelty, stalking, threats, lewd behaviour, sexual harassment, hateful remarks, phone calls, inciting others to do the same, etc.
   6. Attacks based on someone's gender, sexuality, race or physical disabilities.
   7. Publishing here or elsewhere another member's personal information except for the purpose of identifying trolls or vandals. Including but not restricted to information such as real names, addresses, pictures, places of work, telephone or IP numbers that have not been voluntarily disclosed by the person themselves on this forum. No other source is acceptable or considered voluntary including phone book entries, websites, IP address lookups or any other resource.
   8. Directly or indirectly inviting comparisons between yourself (or some other non-historical person) and Nostradamus. This would include such things as emulating Nostradamus quatrains, proclaiming yourself (or somebody else) to be a modern day Nostradamus etc. This board does not exist to feed egos - go somewhere else.
   9. Copyrighted materials except for fair and reasonable use. You are expected to use links or citations when you wish to reference lengthy materials. The "reasonable" is there to remind you that it may be fair use in law to include a large piece of some copyrighted work, but it is not reasonable in this forum. Use small extracts and links. This rule applies even if you are the copyright holder or have been granted the holder's permission.
  10. Posting in a foreign language, except where applicable to the translation of Nostradamus predictions. Unless otherwise indicated this forum and all topics are English only with old / new French permitted for Nostradamus translations.
  11. Promotion of off-topic / irrelevant subjects outside of their intended areas. This forum is divided into various areas. Please keep your discussions in the place intended.
  12. Advertising. Including but not limited to testimonials, advertorials, self-promotion, selling or offering readings, consultation, charts or other services of any kind.  Embedding a website address into your forum name, description or avatar is not permitted. You may include a url in your signature (see next rule).
  13. Large signatures. You are entitled to a modest signature (1-2 lines) which may contain an email address or url, but it must not contain advertising, telephone numbers (premium or otherwise) or other materials that may be construed as promoting or selling a service.
  14. Excessive profanity.
  15. Protracted flamewars.


Depending on the severity of offence you may receive a public or private warning or your account may be suspended or terminated. Gross or repeated violations of the rules are likely to result in a permanent ban.

The forum admin's say in any disputes is final. You are free to disagree with their ruling in which case you may respond to public warnings in the thread in which they occur or via private messages. You are also free to use another forum.


Phew that sounds a lot! But this forum is intended as a place where debate can flourish without jerks interfering or ruining the place for everyone else. The forum will not be ruled with an iron fist and a certain amount of rough and tumble is encouraged.
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