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What rules should i change? [4 vote(s)]

All of them
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Only informative posts, no chat
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The use of humour
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Religions etc tolerated
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Copyright
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Direct linking
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Disinformation
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Selling stuff
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None of them
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Don’t care
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You’ll be hearing from my lawyer!
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RE: Forum Policy
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This site has a no spam policy.

Spamers will automatically be banned.

Spamming includes any of the following:

Advertising: Do not advertise or promote non-astronomy websites, books, products, media releases or services. If in doubt seek permission from a member. Registering an account solely for the purpose of posting promotional material will result in the suspension of your account. This site is not a free advertising platform.
However, members are free to place a personal link to a non-commercial website in their profile signature.

Recruitment: Do not recruit site visitors to join or participate in surveys, petitions, fund-raising or money making schemes. Do not recruit site visitors to non-astronomy forums unless you have sought permission from a site moderator.

Multi-posting: Do not start multiple identical threads in multiple forum sections, or post multiple identical replies in multiple threads. This includes post flooding: Flooding involves disrupting the thread by intentionally filling up the screen with non-relevant or repeated text.

Trolling: Any form of trolling or site disruption is disallowed. Intentionally baiting others or making personal attacks on other members is forbidden.

Off topic posting: Do not post out of context or non-relevant replies to threads.
Do not deliberately make posts of little worth or that contain nonsense.
This includes 'hijacking' or derailing threads.
If in doubt, post a new thread into the Sorting office or Off Topic sections.

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Please note that the news items are usually "copy & paste" versions from the linked sources.
However, some preview news/articles are sometimes modified with the following interventions by the site administrator: Spelling corrections; -Rectification, correction and conversion of facts and data; - Providing additional information within the text; -Removing any unnecessary, irrelevant & repetitive information.

All these measures are taken in order to ensure that the news links provided by this site are coherent, transparent, accurate and suitable for academics and astronomy enthusiasts.
The external linked pages may contain ideas, views or opposing theories that do not conform to the post thread on this site or mainstream science.

Some comments on this forum are by readers of this forum and are not necessarily the opinions of this forum.  Most  of the comments are reviewed, but I  may  not review a comment until  after a  complaint  has been submitted.
(Inappropriate, profane or racist/sexist comments that  violate our  sensibilities may result in termination of a user's access privileges.
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Please note that the news items are usually "copy & paste" versions from the linked sources.
However, some preview news/articles are sometimes modified with the following interventions by the site administrator: Spelling corrections; -Rectification, correction and conversion of facts and data; - Providing additional information within the text; -Removing any unnecessary, irrelevant & repetitive information.

All these measures are taken in order to ensure that the news links provided by this site are coherent, transparent, accurate and suitable for academics and astronomy enthusiasts.
The external linked pages may contain ideas, views or opposing theories that do not conform to the post thread on this site or mainstream science.

-- Edited by Blobrana at 14:19, 2009-01-06

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As an experament, the RSS feed has now been restricted so that  it  only broadcasts updates  from the nonmember  sections. This will cut down on the type and volume of the news updates.
(the thread count was approaching 26 new threads a day -  the feed  shoud be down to a a more managable number for casual surfers - unfortunatly, the hardcore astronomers will have to subscribe or login to see the latest updates).

If this arrangement does not suit you then drop me a PM.


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If you have further questions, you can contact the site operator by personal mail or simply posting via the forum.

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US technology pertaining to satellites and launch vehicles  have now, it seems, become protected by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Read more

US  readers  are  warned not to view the  Mission News section on this forum.

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This forum is intended to provide a portal for astronomy NEWS; each member can share his or her own insights and opinions. To help achieve this goal, we ask that you:

Try not to post libellous or illegal material.
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If you have questions or comments about this forum (such as technical difficulties or performance issues), please contact me on this (or appropriate) channel for your inquiry.

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Please report any activity that you notice which is inflammatory, or in violation of common decency to the management.

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PLEASE NOTE
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You Are Free To Reuse Any Materially You Find On This Forum.
But Any Reuse, In Any Manner Whatsoever, Will Increase the Amount of Disorder in the Universe. Although No Liability is Implied Herein, the Reader Is Warned That This Process Will Ultimately Lead to the Heat Death of the Universe.
In Light Of This, You Do Not Need To Credit  This Site.
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