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FORUM RULES AND TERMS OF USE

We, the Staff of BayernZone, want all members to have an enjoyable and fun experience. With this in mind we have established these Forum Rules and Terms of Use to help us achieve that goal. By registering an account at BayernZone you have agreed to the terms and conditions set forth in the Forum Rules. Please take note that ignorance of these rules is NOT an excuse for indiscretions.


Member Conduct & Etiquette

§1 BayernZone only allows posts which are in the English language. However, it is permissible to elaborate part of a post in another language provided that an English translation accompanies it. Failure to provide a translation in English will result in the non-English text being removed.

§2 No violent, political, religious, racist, xenophobic, sexist, abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or vile posts will be tolerated; neither will personal attacks of any nature. If you want to be respected, you need to show respect for others.

§3 No one's opinion is more correct than anyone else’s. These forums were created as a place to discuss and debate. All members have a right to voice their opinions. It is possible to disagree without being disagreeable. Members who insist on continually and repeatedly being rude and disrespectful should expect consequences.

§4 No spam posts will be tolerated. Your post count is not important, unnecessary posts will be removed. Continual spamming will result in further action being taken. Do not derail threads where there is serious discussion going on, be on topic and if you want to discuss about another topic, then do it in another thread.

§5 It is forbidden to insult/swear at any Administrator, Moderator or member. We do not want to see any form of profanity here at all.

§6 Do not pretend to be an Administrator or Moderator, or act as one if you aren't an Administrator or Moderator.

§7 Do not write in CAPITAL LETTERS, in large font sizes, or otherwise format your post in a way that hampers legibility (excessive bold/underlining/italics, bright colours, non-default fonts). You can use them for one or two words to point out something but don't do that in a whole sentence or your whole post, it's looks bad and annoying too. Don't talk here with that typical teenie message talk. You know, like: “omfg lolz. Ribéry iz lyke da most amazing playa eva. HE’s gr8.” That kind of typing really annoys people and it makes it very hard to read and understand.

§8 Before making a thread/post, always search for it. If you're new, chances are we've had a topic/post about what you’re thinking before. It'll only annoy people when you make a new thread/post about something that we've already discussed. When submitting a new thread or post, make sure you are posting it in the appropriate section or thread. Also, please use descriptive thread titles when creating new threads.

§9 Personalized threads/posts that have to do with two members aren't allowed, use the PM function if you need to talk to any single person. Personal threads/posts will most likely get closed/deleted.

§10 It is forbidden to make Google-translated posts.

§11 Posting adult or mature content is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, images or videos containing: strategically covered nudity, sheer or see-through clothing, lewd or provocative poses and close-ups of breasts, buttocks, or crotches.


Moderation Policy

§12 BayernZone and its Staff are under no obligation to moderate or police these forums. Considering the size and real-time nature of these forums, it is impossible for the Administrators and Moderators to review all messages or confirm the validity of all information posted. However, non-enforcement or failure of strict enforcement of the rules outlined on this page should not be construed as a waiver of rights by the BayernZone Staff. We will moderate to the best of our abilities, when deemed necessary and at our sole discretion.

§13 The BayernZone Staff reserves the right to perform any action which includes, but is not limited to: moving, closing, editing or deleting of any posting, profile and/or avatar for any reason whatsoever at our sole discretion, without prior notification or explanation to the user. Keep your posts in line, use common sense and you'll be fine.

§14 Please be respectful when interacting with our forum Moderators and Administrators. They all work to make this a better place for the entire BayernZone community.

§15 Moderation actions are final, and not up for debate or public scrutiny. Any topics or posts intended to question Moderator actions (whether justified or not) will be closed/deleted and the member will be dealt with severely, usually leading up to suspension or removal from the forums permanently. If you have a question/problem regarding a Moderator or Administrator action, the proper process is to send a PM/email to the Administrators or Moderators. Abusive PM's/emails sent to Moderators or Administrators will result in severe consequences to the sender.

§16 If you as a member of this forum notice a post that is in poor taste, or a member who is willfully bending or breaking our simple rules, you can and should report it. Do that by clicking on the report button next to the post where you saw the problem.


Account Policy

§17 Using more than one account is not allowed. If a member is caught having more than one account without the Administration's consent, he or she will be be banned.

§18 Avatars are allowed as a way to personalize your presence on the forum. All rules apply to this area just as they do to your messages.

§19 Creating additional accounts while under suspension or under review will automatically result in all accounts being banned permanently, even if you're later discovered to be not at fault.

§20 Do not impersonate other individuals or falsely represent yourself. Creating multiple accounts for the purposes of impersonating others or misrepresenting yourself will result in all accounts being banned.

§21 User name changes and other miscellaneous account modifications are not permitted unless users have a legitimate need to do so.

§22 We do not delete user accounts for a variety of administrative reasons. If you no longer wish to be involved with the site, we recommend that you change your password to something you will not remember and then log out. Alternatively, you can request to be permanently banned from the forum.


Copyright, Advertising, & Other Legal Matters

§23 It is not allowed to expose, directly or indirectly, any personal or confidential details of any member or outsider without their authorization. Exposing publicly in a thread or in a private message is not allowed without the sender's consent.

§24 Posting or transmitting third-party copyrighted information or in any way infringing on the intellectual property rights, contractual or fiduciary rights of others is not allowed.

§25 The posting of illegal streams on the forums is strictly prohibited. Any post with a link to an illegal stream or asking for an illegal stream will be deleted and the poster will be subject to banishment.

§26 Posting or transmitting any advertising, promotional materials, spam or any other forms of solicitation is not allowed, so do not plug your own website here, do it the hard way like the rest of us.

§27 All posts are owned by its author. By posting or providing content to this board, you grant BayernZone permission to 1) use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, translate and reformat your content, and 2) sublicense these rights, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. BayernZone will not pay you for your content. For each content posted, you represent that you have all rights necessary for you to make the grants in this section.

§28 BayernZone does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message and do not represent the views of Bayernzone Staff or any entity associated with BayernZone.

§29 BayernZone may modify and amend these rules and terms at any time without prior notice. We will make efforts to make new changes known, but it is your responsibility to periodically check for updates.


Please obey the rules, use your common sense, and enjoy the forums.
 
 

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