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    Default Terms of Use

    Forum Rules

    Although the administrators and moderators of will attempt to keep all objectionable
    messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of
    the author, and neither the owners of, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin)
    will be held responsible for the content of any message.

    By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar,
    sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

    The owners of reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.


    By using this Site, you acknowledge that all content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and neither are we legally responsible for any content on

    The General Posting Rules are:

    Flaming/Trolling - Any content that is unlawful, harmful, harassing, threatening, defamatory, vulgar, hateful or distasteful in nature are prohibited. Please use appropriate language. Continued threats against a member, moderator or administrator will NOT be tolerated. If you disagree with another member, respond to the subject, not the person as the Internet has made it easy to make personal attacks, you must still exercise courtesy and self-restraint here.

    Software piracy - Any content containing registration key/serial numbers, cracks, warez or direct links relating to pirated software that violate copyright laws will automatically be removed as well as requests and offers for copyrighted material.

    Bumping - This refers to posting with the deliberate intention to either pad your post count or to keep a thread 'hot' so it appears at the top of the forum. These type of posts can be described as useless information, gibberish, redundant or one-liners. Please try our search tools to see if there has already been a similar discussion first.

    Multiple identities - Only one username or account is allowed per forum member. If you have forgotten your log in information, do not create a new account, please contact us.

    Languages - All public content, including but not limited to titles, signatures or attachments MUST be in the English language.

    Posting - Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below). Double or cross forum posting or other attempts at flooding the forum with posts will be removed.

    Adult/Explicit/Objectionable content - Any content that is unlawful, harmful, harassing, threatening, defamatory, vulgar, hateful or distasteful in nature are prohibited. Please use appropriate language. Continued threats against a member, moderator or administrator will NOT be tolerated. If you disagree with another member, respond to the subject, not the person as the Internet has made it easy to make personal attacks, you must still exercise courtesy and self-restraint here.
    Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Anything including pictures or links to pornographic content is strictly prohibited. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to an immediate indefinite banning.

    Moderation - Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator Team. Only do this if a moderator team member has not replied within 6 hours. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who constantly "act" as moderators may be warned.
    The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users.

    Copyright - Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed.

    Images - Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline () image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.

    Grammar - Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or colored text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.

    Titles - Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "I've got an error!", etc.

    Spamming - Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. See specific item on spam and 3rd party linking for more information.

    Privacy - Members are asked to not disclose to any 3rd party, board, or list any vulnerabilities in DIYC before first notifying the developers. You should submit all finds to the Administrator. Time should be allowed for us, at least 3 working days wherever possible, to respond.

    Private Messaging - All forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above), the revocation of private messaging and/or banning.

    Warnings - DIYC operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offenses in a six month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1 to 7 days.
    Arguing with team members after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above.
    Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact the Administrator, e.g. if warned by a moderator you should contact the Administrator. If they feel you were treated badly they remove a warning.
    An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact other members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.

    Banning - Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account of evade an email ban. Circumvention includes posting as an anonymous user.
    Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While DIYC may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurrence.


    What if I see something on the forums that violates a rule?
    Use the Report Bad Post Button--It is there for a reason!!

    What if I've been banned?
    Please keep in mind that as a busy forum we will not further debate your ban. If we suspect that you have signed up with a new username, those will also be banned. However, if you have mistakenly been banned (through no fault of your own) we apologize and will investigate the matter. For those who are banned and feel it was in error feel free to contact us.

    What if I don't understand a rule or not sure if I can post something?
    We will not take ignorance of any rules or policies as an excuse for not following them. Please contact us first if you are unsure if the information you wish to post may conflict with our rules or policies.

    Account removal policy:
    It is our policy that user accounts and or posts will not be deleted, unless they violate these terms. If you have privacy concerns please choose a different username from the one you'd normally use and try not to post anything. Please note that this is done to ensure the continuity of the forums.


    The owners of ("WE", "US" OR "OUR") make this website (THE "SITE", "DIYC" OR THE "FORUM") available to you subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this legal agreement (THE "TERMS"). By browsing, using and/or registering with the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms which we reserve the right to change at anytime by modifying this Notice. You are responsible for periodically visiting these Terms as your continued use of the Site indicates your acceptance of the then-current Terms. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

    You acknowledge that any content or material that you post or distribute on the Forum becomes public information and not confidential. As such, this information or material may be freely used, copied and distributed, in any form, by anyone without your permission. In addition you agree not to post or distribute any information or material that is copyrighted by any third party without the express written consent of such party, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claim arising out of or relating to your violation of this provision.

    By becoming a Forum member, you further agree to comply with the Posting Rules & Guidelines in the post above.

    Due to the real-time nature of the Forum, we cannot actively screen or monitor content and we are not obligated to do so, however, we reserve the right to edit or remove any content at anytime, without notice or explanation and in our sole discretion. You must also acknowledge that we cannot respond immediately to every notification of a member allegedly violating our rules and that some time may pass before and if we determine that further action is warranted at our sole discretion.

    We cannot be responsible or assume any liability for the contents of any third party web sites accessed through links from or to our Site. These links do not imply our endorsement or affiliation, are for convenience only and must be used at your sole risk.

    We may change, discontinue, limit or temporarily disable any aspect, feature or content of the Forum at any time without notice or liability.

    The Forum is provided on an "as-is" basis without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied. Your use of the information contained within the Forum is at your sole risk. We cannot and do not assume responsibility, and expressly disclaims all liability, for the truthfulness, accuracy, reliability, completeness, safety, timeliness, legality or applicability of any material posted or otherwise transmitted by Forum users, and neither do we endorse opinions expressed by any users. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, SHALL WE BE MADE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA, ARISING OUT OF THE USE, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR IF THEY ARE FORESEEABLE.

    Governing Law; Jurisdiction
    Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the formation of this Agreement or the breach of this Agreement, including any claim based upon arising from an alleged tort, shall be governed by the substantive laws of the State of New York. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement. Any suit, action or proceeding concerning this agreement must be brought in a state or federal court located in Suffolk, New York. EACH OF THE PARTIES HEREBY IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS (AND OF THE APPROPRIATE APPELLATE COURTS THEREFROM) IN ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY OBJECTION WHICH IT MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE LAYING OF THE VENUE OF ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT OR THAT ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING WHICH IS BROUGHT IN ANY SUCH COURT HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT FORUM.

    All rights and restrictions contained in this Agreement may be exercised and shall be applicable and binding only to the extent that they do not violate any applicable laws and are intended to be limited to the extent necessary so that they will not render this Agreement illegal, invalid or unenforceable. If any provision or portion of any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is the intention of the parties that the remaining provisions or portions thereof shall constitute their agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof, and all such remaining provisions or portions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.



    We do not keep track of where you personally visit on our Site, however, we do monitor how members use our Site on an anonymous, aggregated basis. This information helps us improve the Site's delivery of information.

    We do not sell, rent or exchange any personal account information to any third party.

    We will not release your account information unless we are required by law to do so, such as by court order.

    Changes to the Privacy Policy will be made in this Notice. Your use of the Site signifies your agreement to the current Policy.

    updated 04/03/13
    Brian, your friendly site Admin.

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    In addition, it is the policy of to not allow the direct sales of manufactured products on this site. Any member deemed to be doing so will be warned the 1st time and subsequent offenses will result in account termination. The decision of the site Admin(s) is final. An exception to this rule is if you are selling a used item in the buy/sell/trade forum. These sales will be limited and discretion will be used to determine if the sale is in violation of the site policies.
    Brian, your friendly site Admin.


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