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In addition to the Terms Of Service for Artist Network (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/tos.aspx) the following rules apply to the DreamTheater.net Message Board :
1. Posting of media containing pornography or links to pornography and explicit nudity is not allowed. This includes site names, broken URLS, and hints to the site names. This includes images used for personal avatars and signatures as well as images posted to the message board that include website watermarks.
2. Public sharing, requests for sharing, offers to share, or discussion of illegally obtaining pirated material is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, warez, direct links, publicly asking for links/files, and hinting at resources for finding the material.
3. Respect your fellow posters. Personal attacks, or flaming and/or flamebating will not be tolerated.
4. Keep your language reasonable. Repeated and inappropriate usage of explicit language is forbidden. No racially offensive posts. No posts that are derogatory toward gender or sexual preference. No posts that use slang terms for any race, sexual preference, or religious background. This includes signatures. Profanity in usernames is prohibited. Offensive language in thread titles is prohibited.
5. The promotion, the discussion of how to obtain, or the discussion of how to take or use illicit drugs is not allowed.
6. Insults or bashing of the band members and/or their music will not be tolerated. Honest, open critique is always allowed, provided it does not cross the line and become bashing, insulting, etc.
7. Political and religious topics: Spiritual overtones and political issues as they pertain to song lyrics may be discussed openly. We also recognize that, because of the variety of political and/or religious affiliations on this forum, topics may at times take a political or religious direction that was not originally intended. Please keep this in mind when participating in a discussion of this nature and be respectful of others above all.
8. Spammers / Spambots will not be tolerated and will be instantly banned for the good of the community.
9. Because no rule set can completely address every possible situation that may arise, the mods and admins reserve the right to take whatever action they deem necessary to promote the principles of respect for the band, the forum community, and your fellow posters.
10. By posting on this site, you acknowledge that your IP address and other personal information that you registered with become public information, and may be used by the Administrators of the site for any legal situations that arise from your use of the site.
Posts and threads with content that breaks the rules are subject to closing or deletion. The moderators will discuss individual cases of closing or deletions at their discretion.
Users who violate the rules will be warned at most three times before action is taken against them. The actions taken are largely at the moderators' discretion and will be scaled with the severity of the infraction. If you have a question about a rule or the punishment you received for breaking a rule, PM or e-mail a moderator. Please don't start threads about individual cases of moderation.