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Red Dragon Inn Terms of Service
For those who don't care to read a long document written in quasi-legalize, here's is the gist of our TOS: follow Wheaton's Law. If you are familiar with that law, you can probably handle yourself just fine here at the Inn.
If you want to read the actual specifics, however, they are recorded here for your benefit:
You agree, through your use of these forums and/or chatrooms, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law. This is not only not humorous, but legal actions can be taken against you. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also inappropriate to this forum.
Anything posted to the Red Dragon Inn forums is considered to be the property of Rdinn.com. We reserve the right to reprint, disseminate, edit, and/or delete anything posted to these message forums and/or chatrooms.
Note that it is impossible for us to confirm the validity of posts on this forum. Please remember that we do actively monitor the posted messages and you are responsible for their content. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information presented. The messages express the views of the author, not necessarily the views of this website, its staff, or Rdinn.com and its owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify a moderator of this forum immediately. We have the right to remove objectionable content as time allows, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this website, its owner, moderators, and any other staff of the Red Dragon Inn. We at this website also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you, in any format that we see fit.
You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account, you agree to never give your password out to another member, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to never use another member's account to post messages or browse this forum.
Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement. Please further note that full transcripts of every chat session - including those made in "private" rooms or via private messages - are saved to log files for the purpose of aiding in dispute mediation. Furthermore, please note that staff members of this site can actively observe any chat session, even those that occur in "private", password-protected rooms. While it is not our policy to read private messages, this can be unavoidable; keep this in mind when you chat.
Fluff posting will be tolerated in the general forums areas. Otherwise, this is a RPG website only. Fluff posts will be deleted and the user will be warned. Multiple violations of this policy will result in a permament ban on the user/member.
The Red Dragon Inn practices a "one warning" policy. In other words, anyone violating this TOS agreement will receive one verbal or written warning. After that, the offending user will be banned, either on a temporary or permanent basis, at the sole discretion of this website. To be reinstated, the user must email the website administrator and ask to be reinstated, as well as promise to cease and desist any violations of this TOS agreement. However, the staff of this website reserves the right to immediately ban an offending user, with or without warning, as circumstances dictate. If you have a question about a ban, feel free to contact the website administrator, but understand that his decisions are final.
To clarify fluff posting:
Posts not staying on topic are considered fluff, endless posts about nothing to do with any of the forums are considered fluff. Posts in a chat-like demeanor are considered fluff; that is why the Red Dragon Inn has a chat room.
Rdinn.com has the right to delete or modify any post or topic deemed unecesssary or considered fluff. We also reserve the right to delete topics that are inactive for more than thirty days. We further reserve the right to change the rules, as we see fit, to the benefit of the Red Dragon Inn community, at any time, without warning. We put these rules here for members to read before they post; these rules are to protect the user as well as Rdinn.com, its staff, its partners, and others involved with the site as well.
Advertising for other sites is allowed only when the webmaster contacts the webmaster of Rdinn.com and the Rdinn.com webmaster agrees to it. We don't mind if you post links to other sites - however, please do not post banners or other gratuitous advertisement. Violaters will have their posts deleted and their accounts banned.
On chatroom policies:
It is understood that these general guidelines are meant to ensure a nonthreatening, enjoyable atmosphere in both message forums and chatrooms, and all users should comport themselves accordingly. However, the following nonexclusive list of behaviors are considered to be innapropriate, even if they do not necessarily violate the above standards of obscenity, harassment, etc.:
Posting exclusively "in character" or gaming in a non-gaming room (i.e., the common room). Please use an appropriate gaming room for this, or feel free to create your own room.
Abuse of chatroom "smilies" - i.e., posting entire messages comprised of nothing more than smiley emoticons.
Impersonating a staff member or other user, by means of intentionally logging into a chat room under that individual's username, with the purpose of deceiving others as to your true identity.
Following other chatters from room to room, or sending excessive private messages, when said party has expressed a desire for such behavior to cease.
Any other behavior that would be normally considered as offensive by (a) the majority of those in attendence of the current chatroom, (b) any member of the staff of this website, or (c) any reasonable person, as defined by this website's staff.
We reserve the right to modify this TOS at any time, with or without public notification. Any questions about this agreement should be directed to the website administrator. Use of these message boards or chatrooms indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Posted on 2006-09-06 at 23:09:39.
Edited on 2012-04-17 at 19:07:47 by t_catt11