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THE FOLLOWING RULES OF CONDUCT GOVERN YOUR PRESENT ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS SITE AND YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS TO AND USE AND ENJOYMENT OF THIS SITE. WHILE THIS SITE IS THE PROPERTY OF ENDGAME ENTERPRISES, LLC (“ENDGAME”), IT IS FOR THE BENEFIT AND ENJOYMENT OF THE INTERNET COMMUNITY. IN ORDER TO KEEP THIS SITE ENTERTAINING FOR ALL WHO USE IT, CERTAIN RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED BY THE COMMUNITY OF USERS OF THIS SITE. THE RULES APPLY TO ALL METHODS OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BLOG COMMENTS, PRIVATE MESSAGES, AND E-MAIL.
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1. SPAM IS NOT ALLOWED.
Spamming is defined as either posting multiple times about the same issue or starting multiple topics about the same issue. Other actions are also considered spamming, such as continuous off-topic posting as well as the posting of unrelated links in a blog comment. Spam shall be deleted without warning and multiple acts of spamming under a user name will be reviewed and access to the blog comments by such user name may be restricted or banned.
2. BLOG COMMENT LENGTHS ARE MONITORED.
Endgame reserves the right to limit the length of comments on the blogs and will close comment threads once they reach a certain length in order to maintain the performance and speed of its database search engine. Blog comments are not closed to censor topics, but may be closed to facilitate the reading of individual threads to improve discourse among users on that blog topic.
3. NO TANGENTS ARE PERMITTED WITHIN BLOG TOPICS.
Endgame encourages open discourse, but will moderate the blog comments to ensure that participation does not stray off topic. If blog commenters think of new topics, they are permitted to comment about such topics. Comment threads that stray off topic are subject to closure, trimming or editing.
4. NO ILLEGAL TOPICS.
Among other types of material, pornographic material, slanderous or defamatory material, threatening material, and illegally posted copyrighted material are not permitted in the blog comments and shall be removed without warning. Posters of such material will be dealt with by Endgame on a case by case basis.
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6. FLAME WARS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
Flame wars are banned from Endgame's blog comments. Flame wars are defined as topics or posts that are abrasive, offensive, or argumentative and serve no purpose but to instigate anger or provoke other users. Topics or posts that appear to have the sole purpose of initiating a flame war shall be treated as spam and deleted without warning.
7. CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN BLOG COMMENTERS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
Conversations are not allowed between blog commenters on Endgame's website. Comment threads that contain multiple postings between blog commenters with off-topic content will be trimmed, edited or deleted without notice.
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