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    Jun 11, 2007, 9:58 PM - TDH Official Code of Conduct #1

    By posting to the Dented Helmet Discussion Forums (TDH), you agree to abide by the following rules. Should you fail to follow this code, you may be warned, banned temporarily or removed from the board permanently.

    This public board is privately owned and is operated solely by the administrative staff. The administrative staff reserves the right to change and interpret this code as they see fit. Anything they feel is unbecoming of TDH will be removed at their digression. The judgments and decisions of the administrative staff are final.

    RESPECT
    Treat others as you would like to be treated. Respect fellow members and their opinions. Respect must be extended to each and every member, the administrative staff included. Be polite and courteous to others and keep your messages in good taste.Disagreements are bound to happen. Approach them in a civil manner, with respect to the other person's point of view.Should you feel someone has crossed the line and is being disrespectful to you, contact a member of the administrative staff and allow them to handle the situation.If a member's family, gender, race, national origin, etc. is maliciously involved in an argument, the offending member will face an immediate ban. On a final note, respect for the opposite sex must be shown at all times.

    TDH NAME AND LOGO
    Use of the name The Dented Helmet, The Dented Helmet Discussion Forums, TDH, or any of the logos or graphics from The Dented Helmet or The Dented Helmet Discussion Forums is prohibited unless prior approval has been granted by the administrative staff.

    OFF-TOPIC
    An "off-topic" post is any topic that does not contain a marginal amount of information that is in keeping with TDH's content emphasis:Boba Fett, Jango Fett, or Zam Wesell costuming.An off-topic forum, the Sarlacc Pit, has been created to allow TDH members to share other interests and aspects of their lives, thereby strengthening the community. Any off-topic discussion that is not posted within the Sarlacc Pit will be deleted immediately. Topics within the Sarlacc Pit that have been not replied to in 4 weeks will be deleted. A number of topics within the Sarlacc Pit have been marked as *official* and will not be deleted regardless of when they were last replied to.

    RELIGION AND POLITICS
    Any discussion regarding politics/religion or political/religious beliefs is prohibited.

    PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL
    All pornographic, sexually suggestive and sexist material is prohibited. Additionally, do not link to porn or post "Email/PM me for/with porn".

    PROFANITY
    The use of profanity is prohibited. For clarification on what qualifies as "profanity", please visit Wikipedia and search for “profanity” and “list of profanities” Profanity includes but is not limited to blasphemy (insults, slang or taking the name of a deity in vain), general insults and expletives, sexual insults or slang, and discriminatory insults or slang. Additionally, adding "@" or "#" or "$" or "%" or "*" or "-" or any other character in place of letters in curse words do NOT make those words acceptable to post.

    PERSONAL INFORMATION
    Posting of anyone's personal information without their consent is prohibited.

    SPAM AND FREE POSTS
    "Spam" or "free posts" refer to a member posting multiple messages or creating non-value topics. This is typically done to increase a member's post count, or to annoy or otherwise disturb other members. Spam and free posts are prohibited.

    "MEMBER X OWES ME" AND "CONTACT ME" POSTS

    If a member owes you something, make EVERY attempt to resolve the issue privately. Should all attempts at a solution fail and you feel you have no option but to make a public post, remember to be respectful. Do not to label someone as a "thief". Posting a deal-gone-bad to the board should be a last resort.It is not the administrative staff's place to "police" every transaction on TDH.

    FLAMING AND FLAME WARS
    A "flame war" refers to "flaming," the practice of posting messages to a topic for the express purpose of criticizing, insulting, or otherwise attacking another member or group of members. Flaming and flame wars are prohibited.

    TROLLING
    A "troll" refers to a member who does not contribute to discussions in a meaningful way, and may in fact post messages merely for his or her own amusement, or to insult, annoy, or anger another member or group of members. Trolling is prohibited.

    SHILLING
    "Shilling" refers to the use of the board's resources, membership list, PM system, etc. to communicate in any form on behalf of a banned member. Shilling is prohibited.

    SOCK PUPPETEERING
    A "sock puppet" refers to an alias being used by a member in order to hide their identity and may be used to make complaints, to insult, annoy, or anger another member or group of members (see "troll" above). Sock puppeteering is prohibited.Members, who have separate memberships, but utilize the same computer for viewing/posting to TDH are not considered to be sock puppeteering.

    SPOILERS
    A "spoiler" refers to information from a new or unreleased film, TV show, etc. that has not yet been made available to the general public. This may include, but is not limited to: plot, character names, costume or prop descriptions, and so forth. Some members may not wish to know ANY information in advance.

    Out of respect for those members, do not to post any potential spoiler material in message subjects. Use the word "SPOILER" in the subject instead. See example below: Example: You plan to post a topic revealing that you have discovered the plot of Star Wars: Episode III. The subject line of the topic that you post should read something like "SPOILER! Episode III plot revealed!" This gives anyone who may be browsing through the topic list an advanced warning and prevents him or her from stumbling upon spoiler information in a new topic if they wish to avoid it.

    ADDITIONAL FORUMS
    The administrative staff is occasionally asked to add new forums for the discussion of additional characters such as Bossk, Zuckuss, and Dengar. TDH's focus is and will remain Boba Fett, Jango Fett and Zam Wesell. The creation of new forums is at the discretion of the administrative staff .

    LIVE AUCTIONS
    Posting information and/or links to a live online auction (i.e. Ebay, Yahoo!, etc) is prohibited except when you are the seller in the auction.

    HYPERSPACE IMAGES
    Posting/distributing images from Lucasfilm's pay service "Hyperspace" on this site (via links or public requests for pm's or emails) is illegal.

    RECASTING
    Copying or duplicating, any item, with or without modification, without consent from the license holder, original creator, original artist, trademark holder, or copyright holder IS recasting. Deliberately recasting another member’s creation without consent is not supported by this community.

    If an accusation of recasting is made, the burden of proof falls solely on the accuser. It is not the responsibility of the accused to prove their innocence in any form. The Dented Helmet chooses to believe our members are innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until they can provide proof of their innocence. It is not the job of the administration to determine if an individual has recast, only their job to administer punishment if an accuser provides definitive proof of recasting.

    THREATS
    A member who makes any type of threat against another member, the administration or TDH as a whole will be immediately and permanently banned. This includes physical threats, legal threats or verbal threats. This policy will be enforced whether the incident happens on TDH or not.

    MISREPRESENTATION
    Misrepresentation with the intent to harm any member, the administration, or TDH as a whole will result in an immediate and permanent ban. This includes but is not limited to any effort by an individual to besmirch the reputation of another member, the administration or TDH as a whole.

    FUNCTIONAL WEAPONS

    The discussion of functional weapons is prohibited. This includes working flamethrowers, wrist rockets, knee darts, rifles, sidearms, etc. Such items are extremely dangerous and this site does not endorse or promote the inclusion of such items on a replica costume. "Smoking" rocket packs are not considered a weapon and are not prohibited from being discussed.

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