Welcome to The Coffee forum; we pride ourselves on our relaxed, friendly environment, but like any forum we need to have some basic rules:
- We encourage vigorous discussion where warranted, but it should not degenerate into personal attacks and vitriol [ie 'play the ball, not the man"] and obviously we can't tolerate defamation.
- In Australia we're much more relaxed about swearing than the US, but we don't encourage profanity -- obviously no F-word or C-word.
- No commercial posts unless you're a long-term member and it has been requested and agreed with admin and/or moderators.
- Likewise we do not allow referring to other sites, unless it's for a genuine reason ie relevant to the topic [eg newspaper article] and it's not trying to direct people to a commercial site or a competitive coffee site.
- Let's not get into politics or religion...
Members Agreement - You agreed to this when you registered
Welcome, we appreciate no one really reads these but take a little time for this bit. All people are welcome join and chat openly about coffee and coffee related subjects.
We do have a series of strict spam minimisation policies and procedures which will slow down your initial membership while it is checked by one of the team. We also further moderate first posts for valid content so these are checked by the team as well. We apologise for this but spammers are a major problem on forums worldwide.
You agree, through your use of this forum, 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, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.
Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of all posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.
You remain solely liable for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.
If you choose to leave this forum you may request your account be deleted, but your posts will not be removed. Your account and profile will be terminated at your request, but all posts you have made will remain attributed to your original username.
You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason. We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.
After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.
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.
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