Registration Agreement

Welcome to the Computer Consultants Forum

Once you register, your account will be available immediately for posting. Until you post at least 10 messages, you will have to answer one simple captcha question when posting.

Any spam or abuse will be dealt with swiftly.

We want real participants who aren't spammers. Any account that is created that is not used to log in and post something intelligent at least once in the first 14 days will be deleted.

This is NOT a technical support board. If your first forum posting is some moronic technical help request that appears to be preparation for someone else to reply with spam for a product, we'll kick your ass off the board.

If you try to register, and you get a message that indicates that your email is a SPAM, and you're really not a spammer, then please email computerconsultantsforum@gmail.com and give us the reason why you want to join the forum and tell us what you would like your screen name to be. We will review these emails and act on them one way or another usually within a day or less.

General

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.

If you have a problem with content that appears on this board, email computerconsultantsforum@gmail.com to report the problem.

Keep your postings intelligent and civil.

Scope and Agenda of the Community

What we are all about: this is a voluntary association of mature information technology professionals "with attitude" who have seen it all. This board's membership tends to favor the interests of IT people in the US, North America, and the English speaking world. We make no apology for this fact.

This board will allow virtually any type of discussion that doesn't facilitate criminal or illegal actions or conduct.

The scope of discussion may include frank discussion of politics, race, nationality, and/or gender. This type of discussion may spill over into career or business discussions.

All discussions may be limited or deleted on an entirely subjective basis, particularly:

1) Trolling and unwarranted personal attacks on the owners or on members who use or view the board

2) Discussions of race, nationality, sexuality, etc that become ugly and/or violent.

3) Accusations and/or threats, including those centering on the board's administration policies.

Re: (1), discussing a general issue of nationality or politics or race is not a personal attack on one person, so it may be permitted unless it degenerates into unreasoned stereotyping or a continual vent against some group. So (1) is consistent with allowing all kinds of discussion.

Re: The judgement of unacceptability in (2) is entirely subjective. Posting a racial slur in every other post is over the line. The individual's overall contribution to the community will be taken into account.

Re: (3) The vast majority of participants seem to like and appreciate the policies used here, and one person bitching has no right to change the character of the board. Post your *reasoned* objection in the "About this board" section.

Lots of discussions verge on ugliness, even when discussing such issues in general and not attaching them specifically to individuals.

IE, a person of some specific nationality reading some postings here may become uncomfortable. That is truly unfortunate. That is not the intended outcome. The alternative, however, is to impose political correctness that tends to shut down many important discussions.

Disclaimers of Liability

Use At Own Risk!

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We 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.

Responsibility

You remain solely responsible 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 legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

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.

Privacy Issues

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Note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

This board provides a private message service as a courtesy, for convenience of communication between members. Do not regard any communication via private messages as secure. The board is maintained by the owner and by volunteers by tasks such as periodic data backups, and it is possible for private messages to be read by anyone who works administratively with the board or its software. If you have truly confidential messages to be exchanged with fellow board members, exchange your personal email address instead.