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The OhioGamefishing.com Membership Terms and Conditions (aka Forum Rules)
You agree, by registering with the Ohio Game Fishing forums, and (or) through your use of the OhioGamefishing.com Forum, that you will not use this message board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, race discrimination, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law.
Advertisements, promotions, chain letters, pyramid schemes, solicitation, and other similar activities are considered inappropriate use of this message board. Advertising of tournament trials, tournament results, fishing get-togethers, other fishing related websites, etc. will be permitted as long as 1.) They abide by these terms of service, and 2.) They are for non-profit motives. Charities and Fundraisers will also be permitted as long as they are fishing related. Only 1 handle per person on Ohio Game Fishing forums will be permitted.
Any violation of this term will have have all of an individual's handles immediately and permanently banned.
Pirating of software, posting of warez related sites, or .MP3’s will NOT be tolerated. Any breach of these terms will immediately call for a permanent ban of the offender from the Ohio Game Fishing Forums.
No obscenities, personal attacks, character assassination, etc. will be tolerated.
“Bad-Mouthing”, slander, or obscene words of other Internet websites will not be permitted. Any posts of this nature will be removed immediately, and the poster(s) will have corrective actions taken immediately.
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OhioGamefishing.com reserves the right to remove any post(s), without notice. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages.
We don't intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within those posts, but we will enforce the policies outlined both here and within the Forum. If you have any questions, please contact the administration staff of OhioGamefishing.com
Members who have been using the Internet for any length of time have seen other message boards shut down completely because of inappropriate and uncontrolled behavior by users. This will not be the case with the Ohio Game Fishing Forums. When/if disruptive non-productive thread(s) are initiated, it is best to ignore them (as difficult as that might seem) and not engage in conversation (either publicly on the forum or privately via e-mail or PM) with the offender. More often than not the initiator(s) of such thread(s) is not interested in dialogue but rather simply in disrupting the message board and detracting from the usefulness and purpose of the Ohiogamefishing.com Forum. Do not add fuel to their misguided fire. It is far more intelligent and productive to report this person to us privately so that we can investigate further and take the appropriate action.
Offenders will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis, which might include a warning, or might not, depending on the severity of the infraction. Please be advised that if you were banned due to inappropriate behavior, you will not be allowed access to the forum again. We have a zero tolerance policy towards misconduct on this forum. Inappropriate behavior is not and will not be tolerated. A 3-strike policy will be incurred with Ohio Game Fishing forums. 1st offense: warning. 2ndoffense: warning and 1 month suspension. 3rdoffense: permanent ban from Ohio Game Fishing Forums. We expect you to follow the terms of service outlined here. You are given many opportunities to apply. Abide by them, and you will have a great forum to enjoy. Lastly, there are absolutely to be no POLITICAL or RELIGOUS discussion on the forums what-so-ever.These rules are in place to provide fellow anglers with an enjoyable atmosphere where we can discuss our favorite pastime: The Great Outdoors!
We welcome your feedback! The only way we can make this community a better place to become part of is by encorporating YOUR ideas within this website and forums. Feel free to contact us with your ideas, requests, etc. You WILL receive a response regardless of the topic of the questions.
All we ask is for you to please use this message board responsibly.
Thank You! The OGF Development Team