You must agree to these TOS (Terms of Service) before using this forum and website.
By posting in these forum and or website, you agree to follow any and all directions and/or instructions given by Administrators and Moderators. Content may be removed and posts can be locked without warning or explanation for material posted that is deemed inappropriate by the Administrators or Moderators. Threads may also be temporarily locked and reviewed to determine if the thread's contents are inappropriate by Administrators and Moderators. Finally, the Owner, Administrators, and Moderators reserve the right to delete posts that do not violate the TOS in an effort to clean up a thread. If a member wishes to dispute the actions of a Moderator, please contact another Moderator or an Administrator. The matter will be reviewed and handled promptly.
Members are expected to treat each other with respect, and be courteous of each other's opinions and advice, regardless of his or her relative experience. There are a few things that will not be tolerated:
Personal Attacks - Personal attacks often lead to the trading of insults, and can throw the discussion of a legitimate topic off-track. Personal attacks are defined as issuing a single or repeated personal attack or attacks aimed at another member, rather than at their opinions or ideas. Criticizing a member's post is not considered a personal attack, but using terms that are derogatory, or designed to discredit a member is not permitted Furthermore, comments of a racist or sexist nature, as well as derogatory comments about national origin or sexual orientation, will be dealt with harshly, up to and including a ban from the forums.
Trolling - Trolling can be defined as when a member posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages with the primary intent or consequence of provoking other users into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. Trolling can also be accomplished by harassing another member by following them through various threads, creating threads directed at another member or group of members, or intentionally creating the same thread in various forums despite being warned or told to post in the correct forum. Members who feel they are being "trolled" should contact a moderator immediately, as this is the only effective way to prevent this behavior.
Personal Information - Do not post personal information (i.e. addresses, phone numbers, passwords, personal identification numbers, and images) or any other information considered private without the express permission of the individual. This is to protect both the poster and the person whose information is revealed.
Abusing Forum Software - Using the forum's software and features to harass or troll others, violate the TOS, or use the features in a manner not intended by the Owner is strictly prohibited. This includes the use of E-mail and Private Messages to harass or discuss illegal activities with other members. We can review PM's and E-Mails sent through the forums, as well as use other tools to investigate whether the forum software is being abused. Repeated abuse of the software or features on N9OGL'S forums may lead to a loss of posting privileges.
Pornography - Posting pornographic material, nudity, or sexually explicit content will lead to a ban.
Illegal Activities - Do not discuss, suggest, engage, or encourage any ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. Links provided to locations that deal with any such activity will be turned over to the proper authorities. Any discussion of, or reference to, obtaining; handling; and/or using narcotics and/or illegal use of prescription medications are expressly prohibited (for purposes of this clause, cannabis by-products not relating to industrial use are considered a narcotic). Child Pornography (as prescribed by the law) is also an illegal activity and will also be reported. Discussion of pirating games, movies, and/or software content obtained through mediums, such as using peer-to-peer networks - Torrents, specifically - is prohibited and will earn a warning and/or loss of posting privileges.
Hotlinking - Do not post material where you do not have permission to distribute it electronically or otherwise. This includes posting images directly from a website. Images are to be hosted personally or by a third party host.
Copyright Protected Material - Observe all copyright laws, EULA's, TOS's and NDA's when posting copyrighted material. If the material belongs to someone else, credit the original author and include a link to the original source, if possible. Do not post messages that violate Federal, State, or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
Spam - Spamming is the repeated posting of messages that are advertisements, abusive, or otherwise unwanted on internet forums. They can be in the form of links to external sites, with the dual goals of increasing search engine visibility in highly competitive areas such as weight loss, pharmaceuticals, gambling, porn, real estate, loans or computer software, and generating more traffic for these commercial websites. Members who "spam" in this manner will be permanently banned.
Self-Advertising - Self-advertising is defined as linking to an external website promoting either yourself, your family, a friend or recruiting or any other purpose where the poster stands to gain by posting such link. We may allow such links to be posted if the poster first asks the Moderators or an Administrator to review the content and express approval is given prior to posting. Otherwise, failure to first contact us may result in a thread/post being edited or deleted, and may be cause for a warning.