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Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email (or by using the forum Report button). 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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You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board. S4GRU reserves the right to terminate any membership at its discretion. S4GRU may also modify these terms in the future, at its discretion. A full list of S4GRU Posting Guidelines are posted at the bottom.
And one last thing before you sign on the dotted line, so to speak. Everyone is encouraged to join and participate, regardless of personal wireless carrier. But understand that we are a page largely made up of Sprint customers. Critical comments of Sprint are allowed in our forums. S4GRU Members are a very enthusiastic bunch and will love to converse with you, so be prepared to explain critical comments. However, we recognize Sprint is not the best choice for every customer. We do not allow purposeless negative comments or rants against Sprint, as it distracts from our core mission.
We will moderate the conversations to ensure a healthy communication style is maintained and the enjoyment of the site can be achieved for all members. Personal attacks will not be tolerated and evil trolls will be escorted back under their bridges. We are aiming for communication be kept below a PG-13 level.
We hope these terms are palatable to you and you proceed and join the ranks of S4GRU. Looking forward to seeing you around.
NOTE: And just in case you were confused, we are not affiliated with Sprint Nextel in any way. We are just a conglomeration of wireless dorks!
Forum Posting Guidelines:
Please note that how and when the guidelines are applied or enforced are up to the discretion of S4GRU, Administrators and Moderators. The severity of the offense and how it is handled is an area that S4GRU staff need flexibility based upon the circumstances involved.
S4GRU MISSION STATEMENT:
"To provide a forum for discussion and education about wireless spectrum, networks, and Sprint Network Vision, in particular, in an online community that is mature, intelligent, and free from uncritical negativity."
The mission statement is very important to us, because it is the foundation for which all rules and guidelines stem from. S4GRU endeavors to maintain the mission statement as our core philosophy and only consider rules and actions in context within the mission statement.
Insults and name calling. Insults, name calling, threats or overtly critical comments directed AT other members is not permissible.
Negative comments. Negative comments about Sprint and/or S4GRU are allowed. However, negative comments must be constructive in nature, relevant to the topic and the conversation, illustrate facts, be made rationally and intelligently and cannot have an attack tone. Rants will not be allowed. We do not host Sprint's complaints. Complaints about Sprint should be directed to their customer service channels.
Respect your leaders. It is acceptable to discuss and even debate points with S4GRU Staff in forum posts and comments. S4GRU Staff includes Administrators, Contributing Authors and Moderators. However, overly aggressive, insulting or combative language that appears disrespectful of the all-volunteer S4GRU staff will not be tolerated. Here is a link to our current S4GRU Staff: http://s4gru.com/ind...50-s4gru-staff/
Multiple posts. It is not permissible to post a new thread in a category, and then post it again in another category because it seems relevant there too. Additionally, posting a question in one thread and re-posting it in other threads is also not allowed. An exception to this rule is if something new becomes relevant to multiple existing threads, it would be permissible to post the same thing or link in more than one thread. But the post must be relevant to the discussions in both threads.
Content. S4GRU is not geared to the the general public, but rather to wireless enthusiasts who are generally adult aged. However, anyone may come along and read your comments, including children. Please do not exceed a "PG-13" content rating in your posts. Moderators and Staff may notify you of content they deem exceeds a PG-13 level. X-rated or obviously pornographic materials are prohibited and may be subject to post moderation, account suspension or being banned.
Copyright. Posts/comments are required to maintain and protect the copyrights of other members, other sites and any other copyright holder. Please see this link for guidelines regarding posting articles from other websites.
Sales/Spam. Promoting or actively selling goods or services in S4GRU threads, posts and comments is prohibited in all forms after June 12, 2012. Exceptions require Administrator approval in advance.
Post/Comment Moderation. S4GRU Administrators, Moderators and staff reserve the right to edit, remove or put on moderation queue any post, comment or profile of any member at any time.
Illegal, Unethical or Violative Content. It is not permissible to post content that helps to facilitate the breaking of, or circumvention of, laws, statutes, Terms & Conditions of U.S. domestic governments, companies or organizations. Such examples would include instruction how to break the law, evade law enforcement or how to bypass wireless companies network management controls.
Private Messages. All rules/guidelines pertaining to threads, posts and comments also apply to Private Messages to other members, unless specifically exempted by S4GRU.
Sponsor Content. Content posted by S4GRU (including data and maps) in Sponsor and Premier Sponsor sections are not for distribution or to be posted outside of Sponsor and Premier Sponsor forums. Exceptions to this are only to be given by the S4GRU Administrator and permission must be received in writing. S4GRU is dependent on donations to keep the site active. Violating these rules may cause S4GRU to not be able to raise the funds necessary to keep online. When violaters are discovered, their S4GRU accounts will be terminated and no refunds given.
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