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Rule No. 1 - No "Flaming"
You will not post any messages that harrass, insult, belittle, threaten or flame another member, George Michael and his relatives, other celebrities, George Michael Forums staff or guest.

Rule No. 2 - No "Trolling"
You will not post any topic that disrupts the peace and harmony of this forum. Don't create meaningless posts or meaningless threads with the sole purpose of starting a dispute. This includes messages in profiles and signatures. Don't create "Why did XYZ/my thread get deleted" threads in general. If you have questions about some decisions please send a PM or an e-mai to staff .

Rule No. 3 - No "Spamming"
You will not double post or cross-post the same message in multiple forums. You will not mass-PM or mass-email multiple members of this site the same message. You will not post for the sake of increasing your post count or hack count.
Do not impersonate other individuals or falsely represent yourself.

Rule No. 4 - No "Offensive" Posts, Links or Images
You will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory, or otherwise violative of any local or international laws.
This includes links in your signature, profile, bookmarks as well as posted images, photos and avatars. Staff will ultimately decide if something is appropriate or not.
No ethnic, religious belief or sexual preference "bashing" will be tolerated.

Rule No. 5 - Stay On Topic
Posts in a particular forum need try and stay on topic. If you want to talk about something that is drastically removed from the topic of a forum, please take it to another, correct topic. We welcome most general conversation in the "Off Topic" forum.

Rule No. 6 - No Website Advertising
Advertising or soliciting other members to buy, sell or peruse any products or services through this discussion forum is not permitted. Chain letters and junk mail are also strictly prohibited. Topics/posts that contain this will be both edited and locked.
A link to your own website is allowed, as long as you can prove it's your site, or it's another not commercial site.

Rule No. 7 - No Posting of Unlicensed/Copyrighted Material
Do not post links to file sharing sites or illegal software. This includes linking to illegal downloads of not only software, but copyrighted images that must be purchased then to movies, mp3 music, videos and other items being illegally distributed / posted without permission of the copyright owner.
The posting of complete lyrics is also not allowed.
It is also not allowed to offer, ask, search, linking to illegal downloads like movies, live performances, bootlegs or remixes on cd-r(w) and dvd-r(w), video tapes or on any other media.
Any post will be deleted and the user will be warned or banned.!

Rule No. 8- No Posting Of Entire Articles.
The inclusion of excerpts from an article on another site is allowed as long as credit is given to the author of the article(s). Copying an entire article(s) from another site and pasting it on the forum is not allowed, without the express permission of the owner of the copyrighted article. A few paragraphs from the article with a link is acceptable.

Rule No. 9 - No Posting of Personal Details
The posting of an individual's personal details is not permitted under any circumstances. This includes posting details (address, email, phone number, etc.) especially of George Michael and his relatives, George Michael Forums / Aegean staff, forum members, other celebrities, people that have wronged you, etc. Threads relating to George Michael's or Kenny Goss' very personal life are also not allowed here. Simply respect George's and Kenny's privacy.

Rule No. 10 - No Account Sharing
Account sharing is not allowed. If you allow others to use your account or post for others your risk your account being closed.

Rule No. 11 - Signature Restrictions
All signatures should not exceed the following size limits: For text signatures: 5 lines normal size, 10 lines small size and up to 90 chars per line. Empty lines are also counted! Font sizes above 3 and more than 3 signature images are not allowed.
Maximum image size: 600x 150 pixels and maximum filesize is 195 KB.

What happens if I break a rule?
The administrators and moderators of George Michael Forums have the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or post, or suspend or ban any member for any breach of the rules or for any other reason with or without warning or notice.

What if I see a message posted that breaks a rule?
Please report these posts or threads to the administrator or moderator of the forum by clicking on the "Report" link at the bottom of the offending post or thread, and the post or thread will be reviewed and action taken as soon as possible.

What is my responsibility as a member?
Please keep these 11 rules in mind when you post. The administrators and moderators of George Michael Forums have the right to change these rules at any time without notice. It is the responsibilty of every member to remain updated with the current rules.

Why have rules in the first place?
Please keep these 8 rules in mind when you post. The administrators and moderators of George Michael Forums have the right to change these rules at any time without notice. It is the responsibilty of every member to remain updated with the current rules.
Why have rules in the first place? The rules are there for the protection of the community as a whole and to prevent abuse, conflict and disharmony within the forums.
If you have questions regarding some rules, please send an email to:
new@georgemichaelforums.com


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