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Happy Hacker BBS II Rules
« on: September 16, 2007, 12:41:13 AM »
This is a totally free site for you to use and enjoy.  These rules are simple, but they are here so that everyone who visits can enjoy themselves equally. 

Happy Hacker BBS II Rules:

1.  Happy Hacker BBS II is a privately owned and operated forum.  Anyone is welcome to access this web site and participate, knowing that all rules here must be followed.  Users do not have any implied or lawful right to be here and use this site.  Consider your use here to be by invitation only.

2.  The Administrator, when in that role, is always right.  I'm paying the bills.  Arguing with the Administrator's rules and rulings could lead to suspension of your posting privileges.  The Administrator is also an active participant in message threads.

3.  Everyone has the right to an opinion, and freedom of speech gives you the right to express that opinion. However, while you are visiting 'my home', this forum, freedom of speech ends.  I expect you to be kind, respectful and courteous when expressing that opinion.

4.  Keep the language PG or better, please.

5.  Stay on topic.  Start any thread that you wish, but duplicate threads will be locked from use or deleted.

6.  NO personal attacks of other users.  This will be strictly enforced.  I will deal with 'flame wars', no extra help is necessary.

7.  If you have issue with someone or some topic or message, please contact me or the forum moderator with the issue and I will help to resolve it.

8.  Guests, or unregistered users, are permitted to read all areas of the forum.  Posting privileges will be extended to registered users of the forum only.

9.  Users are welcome to make suggestions for forum categories and enhancements to the forum.

10. The Chat Room, Arcade and Quiz areas are for entertainment purposes only and fall under the same rules and restrictions as the general forum.

Happy Hacker BBS II User Agreement:

By accessing Happy Hacker BBS II (hereinafter Happy Hacker BBS II,, you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use Happy Hacker BBS II. We may change these at any time and will do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of Happy Hacker BBS II after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

You agree, through your use of Happy Hacker BBS II, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.  Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us.

The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions and in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

You agree that Happy Hacker BBS II has the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, Happy Hacker BBS II shall not be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromized.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of Happy Hacker BBS II to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify the administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of Happy Hacker BBS II, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

A little background about your host.  I grew up in the County and have lived here all of my life.  During the past several years, I have learned a great deal about where I live, and that continues to this day through volunteer efforts that I am involved in.  I have opinions and ideas on how we, all of us, can help make our home a better place to live.  I will be an active participant in discussions, but remember, it is just my opinion.  I will only wear the Administrator hat if needed.

I started this message board to help rekindle the old online BBS that I ran from 1989 to 1995.  The rules then are the same as the rules today.  They really are nothing more than common sense.  If everyone follows them, everyone should have a great visit here and hopefully, make some new friends along the way.

David Bucci - Happy Hacker BBS II Administrator
« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 08:51:26 PM by David Bucci »

There is a sacred nobility in knowing when to be silent and just listen. ~~ Try being informed instead of just opinionated.