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(Material such as Poems, Lyrics & Quotes in the Poetry Category are exempt...)
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Do not post Spam!!!
What's a Spammer? Someone who promotes either by Link (Website), ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER or any other means any Person, Establishment of Commerce or any other Entity that engages into any Type of Transaction for the Exchange of Money. This also incl. Website's which either mirror or link off to other Sites such as advertising Front Ends. No Link to your own Website, or free Hosting Sites, ie. MySpace, Geocities, Facebook, etc.
Weblink posted to Non-Commercial Info/Media, Library or News Sites are permitted, but only if relevant to the Topic under Discussion.
Non-Spam Weblink to Commercial Sites which are Topic relevant but are not posted for the Purpose of Promoting/Marketing anything are permitted.
Posting a Link and/or News Source only in the Absence of posing a Topic for Discussion or Reply is not permitted. No posting of copywritten Materials. Post have to be written by yourself, use Links if you like to support your Thoughts or Points.
No "Hit-and-Run Posting", meaning a Link only is not a valid Post.
DO NOT post Weblinks to any indecent, nude, racist, or other offensive or illegal Websites.