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Do It Yourself.Com Web Sites Rules, Posting Content and Policies

Do It Yourself.Com Web Sites Rules, Posting Content and Policies:

Do It Yourself Rules and Policies Pertaining to Forum Topics and Web Site Conduct, Behavior, Post Content, Ads, Advertisements, Sales, Soliciting, Pyramid Schemes, Blogs and/or Surveys, etc. All of which are not allowed in the forum topics or to be transmitted through the Forum's Private Messaging system.

DoItYourself.com Community Forum member postings must be courteous, polite and make a positive contribution to the topic discussion. Never degrade any other person and/or the information any member provides. Treat each other with the highest respect, dignity, professionalism and an overall highest regards at all times.

Publicly second-guessing, harassing, belittling and/or ridiculing anyone and/or anything posted by another member are all strictly prohibited. Moderators and members donate their time to make the Forums a Better Community. Content that may be interpreted as offensive, objectionable and/or inappropriate, in a reasonable persons view, is prohibited.

Forum Spamming – Any user, who continually submits posts containing general conversational content without helpful, beneficial and/or meaningful content, in an attempt to increase post count and/or entice generic non related communications and/or any other self-promotion of oneself, is strictly prohibited.

Flaming Trolls – DoItYourself.com has a zero tolerance policy pertaining to verbal abuse, misconduct, non professional mannerisms, malicious personal attacks, antagonizing, being disrespectful, disruptive, argumentative, etc. to-wards any another Community Member when posting any type of ‘flame bait’ posts in the forum topics. Any of which is strictly prohibited. Post your own best advice and allow others to do so also. Allow the member asking the question to select which advice best suites their individual needs, conditions and/or situation(s).

Photos and Graphics – Posting of photos and/or graphics from other websites and/or any publications are strictly prohibited, unless you have permission from the owner of the work. Document the source of the photo by including a credit to the author.

Relevance – All posts must be written in easily understandable language and must be relevant to the topic of discussion. Jokes, sarcasms, and/or double meaning posts will be considered disruptive, non beneficial, distracting and/or annoying, etc. Any and/or all of which can and/or will be grounds for editing and/or deletion.

Derogative and/or negative remarks, comments, opinions, claims and/or statements made in any forum topic, in reference to and/or pertaining to any products, parts and/or services rendered by manufacturers, companies, dealers, agents, sponsors, advertisers, service personal and/or representatives of such, will and/or can be subjected to editing and/or deletion.

Any such postings not accompanied with a disclaimer note and/or statement to denote an expression of a personal opinion and/or personal experience, etc. will and/or can be subject to editing and/or deletion, as and/or where needed to comply with the Do It Yourself web sites rules and/or policies.

All content posted to this web site becomes the primary intellectual property of the web site.

DoItYourself.com Community Forums cannot be used for personal and/or commercial financial gain. Posts should contribute to the discussion, provide useful, helpful and/or professional advice. Posts and/or any Private Messages (PM's) containing any type of content which provides compensation by any means and/or method through any affiliate programs, ads, advertisements, sales, referrals, solicitations, redirects, chain letters, contests, surveys, personal web sites and/or pyramid schemes, etc, are all strictly prohibited and enforced. No Exceptions Are Allowed.

Posts that are off the topic of discussion in the DoItYourself.com Community Forums are not allowed. Posts that interject non beneficial generic conversational communications, jokes, sarcasm and/or transmit, promote, disrupt and/or contain illegal content are all prohibited. Any of such kind, similar and/or like are subjected to editing or deletion.

Posts that transmit and/or facilitate distribution of content that is libelous, dangerous, harmful, antagonistic, slanderous, create an invasion of privacy and/or in violation of laws and/or the rights of another member, are unintelligible in content, pornographic, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially, ethnically, culturally, religiously, gender and/or sexually offensive, are all prohibited. Posts containing viruses and/or any type of contaminating and/or destructive features are all prohibited.

Members should demonstrate progressive ideals by avoiding vocabulary considered offensive, annoying, discriminatory, argumentative, disruptive and/or judgmental. Do-It-Yourself will not tolerate subordination of any individual, group, nationality, culture and/or religion. Cross posting, multi posting and/or double posting a question on the same subject in multiple forums is discouraged. Doing so may be cause for question deletion. Disruption to the flow of discussion and/or posting off-topic comments and/or duplication of posts (Spamming) is prohibited.

Impersonation of another Member, Moderator and/or Administrator is strictly prohibited. Violators will be banned. Once Banned, regardless of the reason/issue, you cannot re-register and/or be accepted back onto the web site nor into the Forum Topics by using another name. Banning is done for rule and/or policy violations. Not for the person nor the member name used.

Posts in violation of copyright, trademark and/or intellectual property laws are not allowed. Just because material is available on the Internet, does not mean it is in the public domain. Most materials are protected by copyright laws.

All posted material not created by Members (whether found and/or posted on the web, newspaper, magazine, etc.) must be documented as to it's source. Links should cite the source and/or author to avoid legal issues. Failure to document sources for research may result in posts being edited and/or deleted.

Posts in violation of local, state, federal or International Laws are prohibited. All posted materials become the property of the Do It Yourself.com web site.

Posts in languages other than English are prohibited. DoItYourself.com is a Global site, but not multi-lingual.

Posts and/or Private Messages that solicit members for any purpose external to the DoItYourself.com Community Forums are prohibited. The DoItYourself.com user base is not a resource to be mined by individuals, groups and/or businesses for general usage and/or with intent for personal benefit and/or financial gain, without prior written permission. Solicitation via a PM is a violation. Violators are subject to suspension and/or banning.

Posting of pornography materials, pictures and/or links to any pornographic sites is grounds for immediate banning without prior warnings and/or notifications. Additional legal actions may be taken.

Any and all ads, advertisements, contact information, solicitations, etc. within the forum topics and or within personal signatures is strictly prohibited. Ads, Advertisements, Surveys, Solicitations to market products, services and or requests to buy/sell/market products and/or hire person(s) to perform work, spam and/or chain letters, blogs, contests, pyramid schemes, phone and/or fax numbers, business and/or email addresses, links to personally owned web sites, business and/or company names used as registered member names, in the forum topics, etc, are not allowed in any forum topics nor on this web site anywhere.

Any use of images in signature lines is prohibited. The Do It Yourself web site does not allow phone numbers, business names, addresses, links and or post office boxes, etc. to be used in the forums by anyone. For your own protection and to comply with the advertising policy, do it yourself.com does not allow any contact information of any type and/or kind, URLs and/or Web Addresses in signatures to be used by anyone.

Members may voluntarily communicate with each other by clicking Profiles to send a Private Message (PM) to those who permit it. A registered user may include an email address and/or other address information in his/her profile page. Usage of your profile to provide contact information is done solely at your own discretion and risk. Solicitation of anyone using a PM is a violation of the rules.

Do It Yourself Signatures, Character and Content Spacing Policies.

Content in Signature Lines should not distract readers from reading threads. Signatures must conserve space in the database and search engine. Signatures are limited to single-spaced 250 characters including spaces. Signatures cannot contain pictures, links, ads and/or advertisements of any type. Members may include a favorite quote, phrase, personal note and/or reminder, as part of the signature. Usage of all capital letters is prohibited.

Violators of the rules are subject to suspension and/or banning from usage on the web site. The Do It Yourself Web Site Incorporated may, at their option and/or discretion, pursue legal actions against any individual, group, organization and/or company for any illegal violations and/or actions to the fullest extent of the law.

Management reserves the right to edit Members posts as needed. All decisions of the owner, staff and/or management team are final.

Sharp Advice, web site Admin, host and forums monitor, has been granted permission to edit, modify, update and/or alter the Do It Yourself rules and/or policies to keep them current. All web site users are responsible to check this post regularly for future edits, updates and/or revisions.

DoItYourself.com Content Posting Policy

DoItYourself.com websites act as a Community website, or a voluntary association of individuals and groups who are developing a free to access resource of home improvement and general knowledge. The structure of the Internet allows anyone with an Internet connection and World Wide Web browser to enter content.

In using DoItYourself.com you acknowledge and understand that the information provided in DoItYourself.com is being provided free of charge, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners, advertisers or other users of this site.

You agree not to do any of the following while using DoItYourself.com:

Posting and/or transmitting any content that you do not have the right to post or transmit under any law, contractual duty or fiduciary relationship; Posting and/or transmitting any content that infringes a third party's intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy;

Posting and/or transmitting any content that is unlawful, untrue, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, tortuous, threatening, harmful (including but not limited to viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software, programs or links) or otherwise objectionable; Posting false or misleading information about a product or service; Access, tampering with and/or use non-public areas of the Site.

DoItYourself.com allows visitors to post or submit ratings, reviews, comments, suggestions, ideas, questions, answers, diagrams, photographs, other information and communications. This content cannot be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing on intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses or links to sites spreading the same.

DoItYourself.com is not to be used for posting political campaigns, commercial solicitations, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content.

You agree that if you post or submit material, suggestions, ideas, comments, questions or post any other information on this site, you grant DoItYourself.com and its affiliates a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or display such content throughout the world in any form, media or technology. This paragraph can only be altered if in advance of posting it has been agreed to in writing signed by a Senior Officer of DoItYourself.com Inc.

All content posted to this web site becomes the primary intellectual property of the web site.

DoItYourself.com contains content that we create as well as content provided by third parties. This content includes instructional information, product descriptions, specifications, pricing, availability, performance, product reviews and information about products and services that may be offered by parties other than DoItYourself.com. In many instances DoItYourself.com acts as a distributor (and not a publisher) of unedited content supplied by third parties and users of this Site. DoItYourself.com has no editorial control over such content.

Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by such third parties, including users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of DoItYourself.com. DoItYourself.com neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any unedited opinion, advice, information, or statement made by anyone other than authorized DoItYourself.com employees acting in their official capacities or third parties over whom DoItYourself.com exercises editorial control.

DoItYourself.com may, from time to time monitor and review any information transmitted or received and reserves the right (but not the obligation) to censor, edit, remove or prohibit the transmission or receipt of any information that DoItYourself.com deems inappropriate or in violation of these or future terms and conditions. During monitoring, the information may be examined, recorded or copied, and your use of this site constitutes your consent to such monitoring and review. Although DoItYourself.com attempts to keep all objectionable messages off the site, it is impossible to review all messages.

DoItYourself.com does not guarantee the accuracy, the integrity, or the quality of the content, and you may not rely on any of this content. Without limitation, we are not responsible for postings by users in any sections of the website including but not limited to the forums, user tips and opinions, ratings, links or feedback sections of our sites.

You may be exposed to content that you find offensive, indecent, or objectionable or that is inaccurate, you shall bear all risks associated with using that content. Feel free to notify DoItYourself.com if you find any such content. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, violate these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable.

Last Edited: 06-02-2011

Sincerely. Web Sites Administrators.

Sharp Advice. Web Site Management Services. DoItYourself.com Web Site Administrator, Moderator Hiring and Promotions Agent, Moderator Team Leader & All Forums Manager and Monitor.
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