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1Forum Rules Empty Forum Rules Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:38 pm



Forum Rules

Registration to this forum is free!

We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below.

Please lurk for at least a few days before posting. This way you will get an idea of what is acceptable and what is not. If you see someone breaking the rules, assume we have not seen it rather than that we allowed it to happen.

Although the administrators and moderators of Protrack will attempt to keep objectionable messages off this forum we do not preview messages. All messages express the views of the author and neither the owners of Protrack or Forumotion (developers of the forum) or forum moderators will be held responsible for the content of any message.

If you find material you consider harmful contact us and we will try to accommodate requests as a matter of courtesy.

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Last edited by Admin on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:31 am; edited 1 time in total

2Forum Rules Empty Re: Forum Rules Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:46 pm



The quickest way to get posts deleted or kicked off the forum is to make false accusations against the administrator.
Read the following as per the rules above -

* These rules are very flexible... in our favour. Inventing new and interesting ways to get around them will just result in expulsion. If we think you are messing with the site, its users, their threads or board moderators your account will be banned or suspended. If you don't want to follow the rules there are plenty of other sites you can post on.

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