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<b>Forum Terms & Rules</b> <p>Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below. If you agree with them and wish to proceed with the registration, simply click the "Register" button below. To cancel this registration, simply hit the 'back' button on your browser.

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<p>This forum is intended for discussions pertaining to marble & glass collecting. Comments and topics are encouraged for both vintage and contemporary marbles as well as those pertaining to glass items. This board welcomes seasoned collectors, those who wish to collect, and anyone wanting to learn.
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<p>Posting: **Marble related topics are encouraged since this is the basis of our community. **Off topic items that are of general interest to the membership may be posted as long as they are designated “OT” in the title line. **Links to topics on other marble discussion boards are allowed as long as the subject matter in the linked topic adheres to these Rules of Conduct. **Links to eBay or other off-site sales are allowed as long as they are clearly identified as such in the title line.
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<p>Privacy Issues: **Do not post personal information about any other board member including, but not limited to, last names, addresses, phone numbers, or e-mail addresses. Offenders subject to suspension or banning. **Do not post private e-mails, PMs, or any other personal written or electronic communication unless all parties post their consent to use such material in the thread.
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<p>**Do not make a post impersonating another member. </p>
<p>**You should always exercise judgment when revealing personal information about yourself when you post messages in public forums. In this spirit, we ask that you adhere to the following Community Guidelines. By using this board (including all forums and PMs), you agree to these Rules of Conduct. Please read them carefully. These rules are meant to ensure a community that is considerate and respectful to all members. It is our goal to permit posts and discussions that do not lead to harm to the community or detract from its purpose.
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<p>Don’t Post Angry **Read your post twice before hitting submit. If there’s any anger in it, don’t post it. Read it, keeping in mind you have an audience of people you respect and who respect you. **Words/terms (even with altered spellings) that are used to convey hostility toward other Forum members are prohibited. Personal attacks cannot be tolerated. Challenge ideas, not fellow members.</p>
<p>**You can be held legally accountable for claims you make including libel, harassment, and other illegal behaviors. Realize you are accountable for your own posts; this board is not.
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<p>Prohibited Material/Discussions: **We ask that you keep posts on controversial topics such as the rightness or wrongness of: Abortion, Religion, Capital punishment, Gun control, Legalization of drugs, etc., off the board.
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<p>**The use of inappropriate or offensive language is not permitted and will result in suspension or banning. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. It's also inappropriate, of course, to introduce inappropriate language to the Forum via images or links. We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the forums when posting your messages.</p>
<p>**No nudity, semi-nudity, or sexual images or film clips. No images that would be shocking or offensive because of the content. If you want that kind of content, there are lots of places on the Internet to find it. Moderators will err on the side of caution.
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<p>Board Actions: **Removing or “banning” users is something that is rarely done but may be necessary in order to foster the type of open, friendly community that encourages posting and the free sharing of ideas and that discourages abuse or rudeness. Anyone who refuses to abide by the rules of the site will tend to result in being removed.
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<p>****If a decision is made to remove or edit a post or thread due to a violation of the Rules of Conduct, we will also remove or edit all follow-up posts or threads that reference the post in question.
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<p>~~Spam and other behaviors deemed particularly injurious to the community will often lead to immediate removal without notice. ~~We reserve the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate access to any part of these forums at any time. It is not necessary to be a repeat offender to be removed.
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<p>Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board.
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<p>Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.
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<p>You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise
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<p>Multiple id's are not allowed and will be removed.

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