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Post by Admin on Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:59 am

1. This is a privately managed forum. We reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason. Please be aware that it is not a “free speech zone”; no First Amendment rights apply in this setting. First Amendment rights are only implicated where government action attempts to restrict speech, and we are not the government. When you visit this forum it’s the same as entering the living room of someone’s home. If you don’t agree with the house rules and choose not to follow them, you lose the right to participate here.

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9. Occasionally, forum moderators may need to become involved in moderating a thread. Should you be concerned about any such action, please raise it with a moderator or administrator by private message. Just as attacks on other members are against the rules, so are attacks on moderators.

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11. Please keep your posts relevant to the forum topics. Thread-jacking is disrespectful to other users and will not be allowed. Where a topic has been identified as a “dedicated thread”, this means that off-topic posts will be moved or deleted at the moderators’ discretion, in order to preserve the original poster’s stated purpose and intent for the thread.

12. Discussions of political or religious themes are allowed if carried out thoughtfully, with respect for others’ ideas. Talk about your own ideas. Refrain from baseless bashing of other members' ideas.

13. Although the administrators and moderators will attempt to keep objectionable posts off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the creators of Mathwhiz nor Forumotion will be held responsible for the content of any message.

14. We reserve the right to accept or decline membership applications, vary forum privileges, and terminate the membership of anyone for any reason.

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