Terms of Agreement

NSY

Celestial Guide
Was this written up by the mods or was it written by SMF. Just wondering.
 

RandomYoshi

Sweden? More like Memeden.
Chat Operator
Retired Wiki Staff
I would guess that, since this forum uses SMF, the Terms of Agreement — the thing SMF requires for the forum to follow in order for SMF to still be installed here, that is — was written by the staff of SMF.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
I'd say, download SMF from their official site, and install it somewhere (if you don't have any webhosting or Server, try installing XAMPP on your PC first).
If the text is exactly the same as here, then the text is by SMF.
If not, it's Steve's job.
 

User4042

Celestial Guide
I created a free forum and there is a default terms of agreement thing. It says "You must use this forum legally" kind of stuff. I'll check what the exact text is.

EDIT:
You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason. We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement or violation/spam posting!!! Spamming will result in immediate and unnoticed Banning.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Please be as helpful and as nice as possible some members are new and not very good at computers!
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
Keep in mind, that such free Forum hostings usually modify these terms, which differ from the original ones.
I dunno why, though.
 

MeritC

Lakitu
Retired Wiki Staff
Yeah, in the case of forum systems itself -- they would usually have a general "forum user agreement" that they write (which is usually "common sense" stuff). However, since I'm a "forum software insider", I would also suggest that along with complying with the rules they write there check the front pages (or "bulletin boards") to see if the forum administrators have written rules unique to the forum in question (and in most cases, they would). Reason being is that no community is the same, and whether the rules states are generic or not, it still stresses the bottom line of using common sense while making posts and such.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
Actually, I never changed the ones from IP.Board, as most of the time, I'm using the "Updates" section to define these kind of stuff.
I should change the default TOA, but I never felt like doing it.
 
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