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[UPDATED] - Forum Rules And User Agreement V 2.0

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    In order to become a registered member of The Orange Room, a user must first read, understand, and agree with all the terms of this AGREEMENT. By participating in the discussions, you agree to adhere to the forum's rules.

    Opinions expressed on The Orange Room [by any member or staff] are those of their corresponding authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Orange Room.

    The Orange Room is not responsible for the content of any post in the forums/threads.

    Using the Orange Room for illegal purposes, in support of illegal activities, or to encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense (as determined by Lebanese Law, unless where the Lebanese Law contradicts International Human Rights as per the UN's Human Rights Charter) is prohibited under all circumstances. The Forum Administration reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.

    The Orange Room Administration reserves the right to suspend or terminate the access of any participant to the forums at our sole discretion, at any time, and without a previous notification, if we feel it is in the interest of our community.

    To help you gain the most from The Orange Room, please familiarize yourself with the rules and guidelines below:

    Forum Rules:

    1-Off topic/Chitchat
    Off-topic posts are not acceptable. Any post that is not related to the main subject of a thread will be immediately deleted. A member should either open a new thread to discuss his/her new idea, or find a thread corresponding to what he/she wishes to discuss.

    Meaningless and/or short posts will be deleted. Short posts that add no pertinent value to the overall discussion, one-on-one personal chat sessions, and pointless posts are forbidden. As for the personal one-on-one chat posts, members should use their private messages for the purpose of communicating with each other, and should keep the threads for general address. However, quoting other members and replying to them directly in a pertinent or relevant fashion is permitted.

    2-Flaming/insult/violence (inflammatory speech)
    Any speech or inference, direct or indirect, that constitutes (i) a personal attack against another individual or group, (ii) offending discrimination based on, among others, race, nationality, religion, sect, gender, age, economic class, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, and familial status, is prohibited. Do not insult other users for their ideas/opinions no matter how much you disagree with them. Sarcastic remarks should be avoided.

    Profanity and/or sexually explicit language is prohibited. Please refrain from using any vulgar language that would offend anybody. Inappropriate words will be edited out, and sometimes entire posts will be deleted as deemed necessary. This includes implying profanity through the use of acronyms.The same applies to User Names. Accounts with inappropriate user names will be deleted.
    All pictures/videos with graphic or adult content will be deleted.

    3-Links & Articles in the Forum, Blogs and Social Groups
    Posting Articles, Interviews or News from any other website or online newspaper without quoting the source is not allowed. Any post with no quote to the source will be deleted.

    The moderation team reserves the right to delete any post quoting accounts taken from social medias like Twitter, Facebook, etc...

    Including links to other websites in threads and posts is allowed as long as the link doesn’t contain SPAM, illegal downloads, cracks, adult content, non family-oriented content, terrorism, violence, hate, and discrimination. The Forum staff reserves the right to remove any link if found inappropriate. Linking to commercial websites for free is SPAM.

    4-Posting in Arabic
    When posting in Arabic, one should use Arabic font. Posting Arabic sentences in Latin font is not allowed. However, short Arabic statements written in Latin font are tolerated. Transliteration of proper-names, article titles, newspapers, journals, and magazines’ names are accepted.

    5-Advertising and spam
    Unsolicited promotion of other websites or products is considered spam. Although there are times when a link to another site is necessary to help answer a question, The Orange Room Staff reserves the right to determine what is and what is not SPAM. What is SPAM?

    6-Personal info
    Posting personal information about Forum Members (names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or any other personal information) without their consent, is completely prohibited. In the same vein, do not ask for personal information from others. Discussion threads and posts that request members to submit personal information to another party will be removed. Information that would be considered personal include, but are not limited to home phone numbers, names, and birthdates. If a member has to give out this information for any reason, he/she should do so privately via a private message.

    7-Avatar/Profile Picture
    An avatar should not contain text or picture with:
    Attacks or insults against another individual (living or dead) or group
    Discrimination based on, among others, race, nationality, religion, sect, gender, age, economic class, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, and familial status
    Profanity and Obscene Language
    Adult Content
    Advertising

    In addition, a member should never give out his/her forum username or password to anyone, and he/she should not disclose server logins and/or passwords to anyone other than The Orange Room Staff for the sole purpose of either changing this information or requesting any kind of assistance with the management of his/her account. The Staff cannot be held responsible if a member discloses such information to anyone else.

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    To ensure that the Orange Room discussion forums provide a safe and friendly user environment, the Forum moderators have the ability to relocate and remove posts and threads from the discussion forums.
    The forum staff welcomes any comments and complaints as long as they are voiced in private (via private messaging).


    Whilst these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently, the administration reserves the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure that the forum and members are not disrupted, abused or compromised in any way.

    Thank you
    The Orange Room Administration
     
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