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      ToulanForum.com Terms of Service

      ToulanForum.com (hereinafter "the Website") is an online discussion forum and community network where those sharing similar interests may interact with one another in member-led discussions. This Terms of Service Agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”) sets forth the terms of your use of the Website.

      By using the Website, you signify that you unconditionally agree to be bound by this Agreement and that you will comply with the laws and regulations of Sweden and the United States and any applicable regulations. You further agree to comply with all local laws and rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, you must discontinue your use of the Website immediately. The administrators, owners and operators of ToulanForum.com (hereinafter "Administrators") reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time without giving prior notice to you. Therefore, you should regularly review this Agreement in order to determine the current Terms of Service. Any modification of the Agreement becomes effective upon posting of the modified Agreement. Your continued use of the Website signifies that you agree to be bound by the Agreement as modified.

      COPYRIGHT
      All content included on the Website, including text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, and images, is the property of the Administrators, or their licensors and is protected by Swedish, United States and international copyright and trademark laws. The compilation of all content on the Website is the exclusive property of ToulanForum.com and is protected by Swedish, United States and international copyright laws. All software used on the Website is the property of the Administrators or their licensors and is protected by Swedish, United States and international copyright laws. You may not copy, publish, distribute, create derivative works of, or commercially exploit the content of the Website, or use the Website for any other purpose without the explicit written permission of the Administrators.

      TRADEMARKS
      ToulanForum.com, the ToulanForum.com logo and all other trademarks, service marks, and trade names appearing on the site are the property of the Administrators or their respective owners that have granted the Administrators the right to use such marks.

      AGE RESTRICTIONS
      You must be at least 13 years of age to use or become a registered member and user (hereinafter “Member”) of the Website. By using the Website, you certify that you are at least 13 years old. If you are older than 13 but less than 18 years of age, you may only use the Website under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by this Agreement and be responsible for the conduct of the minor user that you are supervising.

      MEMBER CONDUCT
      You hereby agree to refrain from engaging in any inappropriate conduct when using the Website. Inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated and. without limiting any of the Administrators other rights in connection therewith, may result in the suspension or termination of member privileges and/or access to the Website without notice. Inappropriate conduct is any conduct deemed by the Administrators in their sole discretion to be harmful to the Website, the Administrators, or the online community, including but not limited to the following:

      • posting any content deemed by Administrators in their sole discretion to be obscene, sexually explicit, vulgar, threatening, harassing, or abusive;
      • posting any content (or hyperlinks to websites) containing pornography, nudity or violence;
      • soliciting of personal information from anyone under 18 years of age;
      • soliciting or promoting any criminal activity;
      • posting content which promotes hatred of any race, ethnicity, sex, gender, or religion;
      • transmitting unsolicited email to any member, moderator or administrator;
      • impersonating any person or entity;
      • posting advertisements or any other form of commercial solicitation without express authorization from the Administrator
      • infringing the intellectual property rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights;
      • posting any defamatory, libelous or otherwise false information;
      • posting or transmitting computer viruses, software designed to modify the Website or collect information or any other malicious software;
      • Modifying or disrupting or attempting to modify or disrupt the Website or create an unauthorized connection to the Website


      Additionally, all Members of ToulanForum.com agree to abide by and adhere to the ToulanForum.com Forum Rules.


      ADVERTISING AND HYPERLINKED WEBSITES
      The Website may contain advertising and hyperlinks to other websites. Your dealings with advertisers on the Website are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that the Administrators are not responsible for any loss or damage incurred as a result of such dealings or the presence of such advertisers on the Website. If you leave the Website via a hyperlink, you do so at your own risk. We do not investigate the accuracy of content posted on such hyperlinked websites, nor monitor them in any way. The Administrators do not endorse or approve the opinions expressed ion any hyperlinked website or advertising, or the products or services available in any hyperlinked websites or advertising, and we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information or claims or offers provided therein or your reliance thereon. You should take precautionary steps to ensure that you are protected from harmful viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other malicious software that may be contained in any hyperlinked websites.

      MEMBER CONTENT/PERSONAL INFORMATION

      Member Content Representations and Warranties
      By placing material on the Website, including but not limited to posting content or communications in any bulletin board, forum, blog,message or chat area, or posting text, images, audio files or other audio-visual content to the site (hereinafter "Member Content"), you represent and warrant:

      • you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the Member Content you provide and the rights to provide it under these Terms of Service; and,
      • other Member Content will not cause injury to any person or entity; and,
      • any Member Content or personal information you provide on the Website remains subject to this Agreement, the terms of our Privacy Policy LINK and the ToulanForum.com Forum Rules.


      Member Content License
      For all Member Content you post, upload, share or otherwise make available to the Website, you grant the Administrators and their assigns a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, sell, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly display, modify, adapt, translate, archive, and store such Member Content, and create derivative works from such Member Content, in any form, format, or medium, of any kind now known or later developed. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize the Administrators to share the Member Content across all websites affiliated with ToulanForum.com and the Entropia Universe, to include the Member Content in a searchable format accessible by users of ToulanForum.com and affiliated web sites, to place advertisements in close proximity to such Member Content, and to use your Member name, forum avatar and/or Member profile in connection with the use of the material you provide.

      Member Content Screening and Removal
      You acknowledge that the Administrators and/or its designees may or may not pre-screen, moderate or review Member Content, and shall have the right (but not the obligation), in their sole discretion, to move, remove, delete, block, alter, edit, or refuse any Member Content for any reason, without notice, including without limitation because, in the Administrator's sole discretion, such Member Content violates these Terms of Service, the ToulanForum Rules, is otherwise objectionable, or is illegal in Sweden or the United States or any other jurisdiction.

      Member Content Assumption of Risk
      Your use of the Website, including, without limitation, the provision of Member Content and the review of Member Content is at your own risk. The Administrators cannot and do not monitor or manage all Member Content, and do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any Member Content. To the extent that the Administrators do monitor Member Content, you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy with respect thereto. In any case, you acknowledge and accept that you may be exposed to content that you find offensive, indecent and/or objectionable while using the Website. All Member Content provided to ToulanForum.com is the sole responsibility of the person who provided it and the Administrators do not assume any liability therefor. This means that you are entirely responsible for all Member Content that you provide. To protect your safety and the safety of others, please use your best judgment when using the Website forums. The Administrators discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. You acknowledge and agree that if you make such disclosures either through posting on any bulletin board, forum, blog, message or chat area, or uploading text, images, audio files or other audio-visual content, you do so fully understanding that such information could be used to identify you.

      NOTIFICATION OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

      Any individual or entity who believes that their copyrighted work has been infringed, or is aware of other infringing material on the Website, should use the Contact Form to provide the following information to the Administrators:

      • An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work that has allegedly been infringed.
      • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
      • Information describing where the allegedly infringing material is located on the website.
      • Your address, telephone number, and email address.
      • A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
      • A statement by you that the above information in your notification is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

      Following receipt of the information listed above, and provided your claim is not disputed, we will use reasonable efforts to remove or disable access to any infringing material and take reasonable steps to notify the member responsible for posting said material, provided that our inadvertent failure to do so will not be deemed a breach of this Agreement by us. The posting of infringing copyrighted material may result in the suspension or termination of Member privileges of the responsible Member or access to the Website without notice.

      TERMINATION OF USAGE

      The Administrators may terminate, delete or suspend your account and/or deny access to all or part of the Website, without notice, for any reason and at any time, in their sole discretion, including, without limitation, for any conduct that the Administrators, in their sole discretion, believe is in violation of any applicable law or is harmful to the interests of another Member, the Administrators, a sponsor, merchant or other third party, or the ToulanForum.com community. Administrator will not be liable to you for any harm caused by the termination, deletion, or suspension of your account, denial of access to the Website, or the removal or editing of any Member Content or any other content from the Website.

      DISCLAIMERS

      GENERAL
      THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY THE ADMINISTRATORS ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. THE ADMINISTRATORS MAKE NO WARRANTIESY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT AND THOSE ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING THE ADMINISTRATORS DO NOT ENDORSE, ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE FOLLOWING: THE ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE;.THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED BY MEMBERS ON THE WEBSITE;THE ONLINE OR OFFLINE CONDUCT OF ANY MEMBER OF THE WEBSITE; THE GOODS OR SERVICES WHICH ARE ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE; ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE DOWNLOADING OF SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIALS BY ANY MEMBER OR USER OF THE WEBSITE; AND DAMAGE CAUSED TO ANY COMPUTER OR ONLINE SYSTEM RESULTING FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE; AND FOR ANY INABILITY TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE, INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE, ERRORS, VIRUSES OR DEFECTS.

      LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
      THE ADMINISTRATORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE ADMINISTRATORS, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU, UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, LOSS OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OF DATA, OR COMPUTER MALFUNCTION, RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE WEBSITE OR HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN, OR THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT EXCEEDING THAT WHICH HAS BEEN PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO THE COMPANY.

      INDEMNIFICATION
      YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, THE ADMINISTRATORS, ITS MEMBERS, MODERATORS, MANAGERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE.

      OTHER

      This Agreement constitutes the final agreement between you and the Administrators, superseding all prior agreements. By using the Website, you agree to be bound by the Agreement. If any provision of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, that provision which is void or unenforceable shall be replaced with a valid provision which comes closest to fulfilling the purposes of this Agreement, and in any case, the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. The failure of the Administrators to enforce a provision of the Agreement does not constitute a waiver of any provision of the Agreement. You agree that the laws of Sweden, without regard to conflicts of law provisions, will govern this Agreement and any dispute arising between you and the Administrators. Any action brought against the Administrators, its members, managers, employees, or agents

      related to the use of the Website, must be brought in the courts of Sweden and you consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts. Furthermore, the Administrators or you may demand that any dispute between you and the Administrators be submitted and finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (the “SCC Institute’s Rules”). The place of arbitration shall be Gothenburg, Sweden, and the arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.


      Please Contact Us if you have any questions concerning this Agreement.



      ToulanForum Terms of Service Agreement effective as of Februyary 18, 2014.
      ToulanForum Terms of Service Agreement last modified on February 19, 2014.


      BY USING THE TOULANFORUM.COM WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY THAT YOU UNCONDITIONALLY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT.
      Published on 02-19-2014 00:05     Number of Views: 7051 

      ToulanForum.com Rules

      1. MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBER ACCOUNTS

      1.1 - Age Requirement
      You must be 13 years of age or older to gain membership to and/or participate in ToulanForum.

      1.2 - Single Account
      You may only have ONE account on ToulanForum. Multiple accounts will be deleted, and the original account temporarily banned, all without notice. If this rule is abused more than once, the original (first) account may be permanently banned, and the member's IP address may be permanently blocked, all without notice.

      1.3 - Sharing of Account
      You may NOT share your ToulanForum account with any other forum members, Entropia Universe participants or other individuals. This rule applies especially to the sharing of accounts with temporarily or permanently banned ToulanForum members. In ALL cases, you are responsible for any content or activity that originates from your member account.

      1.4 - Banned Members
      Permanently or temporarily banned members may NOT create new accounts in order to circumvent or dispute their ban. Such accounts will also be banned, and all threads or posts will be removed from the forum, all without notice. Banned members found creating duplicate accounts will find their ban extended significantly (or permanently), and may risk having their IP address blocked, all without notice. If you wish to contact the forum staff to discuss a ban, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any forum page.

      1.5 - Impersonation
      You may NOT impersonate other Entropia Universe participants, Forum Staff, Beladcom or MindArk representatives, Forum Staff or other Entropia Universe planet partner representatives, real-world persons, celebrities or public figures.

      1.6 - Member Names
      Member names may NOT contain any offensive, racist, sexually explicit, profane, abusive or otherwise objectionable terms. Also, you may NOT use a confusing or intentionally misleading member name, such as "Official Toulan Reporter" or a member name that is confusingly similar to that of an existing member, administrator or moderator.


      2. GENERAL FORUM ETIQUETTE

      2.1 - English Only
      ToulanForum is an English-only forum, with the exception of the Arabic Discussion forum section. All content posted in publicly viewable areas of the forum must be written in English.

      2.2 - Insults/Flaming
      Personal attacks, insults, rudeness, racism, threats, name calling or unnecessarily inflammatory posts are not permitted. Posts of this nature will be edited or deleted by the Community Staff without notice and the offending member may be temporarily or permanently banned without notice. It is important to keep in mind that ToulanForum is a global community and what might be acceptable behavior or language in one country may not be acceptable in others. Common courtesy, politeness and respect for fellow members and forum staff, along with constructive posting of opinions is essential in preventing posts from being edited and/or deleted, or having threads locked.

      2.3 - Personal Disputes
      Personal issues between individuals or societies should NOT be debated in the public forum areas and are not permitted. Such threads will be removed without notice, since they often promote an escalation of rudeness, insults, and flaming. If you feel that another member has attacked you unfairly, send a private message to a forum moderator or administrator. If you feel that an Entropia Universe participant has wronged, defrauded or harassed you, file a support case on the Entropia Universe account website.

      2.4 - Threats/Intimidation
      Real life threats of bodily harm, injury or assault (either explicit or implied) or any form of intimidation are STRICTLY PROHIBITED on any part of the ToulanForum website and will be deleted and result in a permanent ban from the forum, all without notice.

      2.5 - Personal Information
      Revealing real world personal information about a forum member, administrator, moderator, Entropia Universe participant, or MindArk or Beladcom representative is STRICTLY PROHIBITED, regardless of the source, public or private. This includes any information about a forum member or Entropia Universe participant that reveals an individual's legal name, address, occupation or other sensitive or personally identifiable information. All such content will be deleted without notice, and result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice.

      2.6 - Private Communication
      Posting the content from a private communication in a publicly viewable area of ToulanForum is NOT permitted. Private communications include any medium where the involved parties have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as: emails, chat logs, instant messenger logs, private messages, private society forum posts, private social group posts, reputation comments, etc. Such private communications are to remain private, not shared with third parties. Any such private communication content posted on ToulanForum will be deleted without notice.

      2.7 - Profanity
      Profanity in thread titles or user titles is NOT permitted. Profanity in posts should be kept to a minimum, and not be used in a comment directed at other members, Forum Staff members, Entropia Universe planet partner representatives or MindArk representatives. While generalizations using profanity and/or foul language may be common in everyday conversation, when used in a direct communication to another person, they can be interpreted as rude or insulting. Excessively profane content may be edited or deleted without notice, and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice, depending on severity.

      2.8 - Shouting
      You may NOT shout (all capital letters, and/or excessive punctuation) in posts or thread titles. Any such shouting may be deleted or edited without notice. Use caps and punctuation only for minimal emphasis.

      2.9 - Excessive Complaining
      Excessive complaining and/or whining disrupts the mission of ToulanForum and interferes with the ability of other members and visitors to enjoy their visit to ToulanForum, and is therefore NOT permitted. Any content submitted to ToulanForum that is considered by the Forum Staff to be in violation of this rule may be edited or deleted without notice.

      2.10 - Affiliate Links/Solicitation
      Advertising real life items or services unrelated to Entropia Universe, the posting of affiliate or referral links, or any other form of solicitation is NOT permitted on ToulanForum (this includes member profiles or any other publicly viewable area). If you would like to advertise on ToulanForum, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any forum page to inquire. Similarly, promotion of or posting links to charities or other services soliciting donations or money is NOT permitted. Any such postings may be deleted without notice.

      2.11 - Entropia Universe Terms of Use/EULA Violation
      Any thread, post, signature or publicly viewable content that clearly violates the Entropia Universe Terms of Use or End User License Agreement (EULA) will be deleted without notice, and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice, and if severe enough it may have impact on your ingame account. This rule includes such things as the sale of avatars, the sale of PED or items for cash, attempts to circumvent the official deposit/withdrawal channels, attempts to exploit a weakness in the client software and/or Entropia Universe servers, or defamation of any person, firm or entity, including, without limitation, MindArk PE AB, AR Universe AB, Forum Staff, Entropia Universe planet partners, MindArk's representatives and/or Entropia Universe.

      2.12 - Illegal Content
      Any discussion of, or links to web sites promoting software piracy, warez, illegal downloads, cracks, cd keys, illegal file-sharing, pornography, illegal drugs, or any other illegal or similar content will be deleted without notice and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice. Such discussions and links are totally inappropriate on ToulanForum (and often illegal in the US, Europe and most other countries).

      2.13 - Scamming Accusation
      Accusations of scamming that name specific real-world persons, Entropia Universe avatars or ToulanForum.com members are NOT permitted. Providing other identifying information about accused persons or avatars is also not permitted, such as but not limited to: society names, nicknames, owned gear, equipment, estates, etc. Such threads or posts will be edited, deleted or locked without notice.

      2.14 - Administrator/Moderator Criticism
      Criticism of these forum rules, or Forum Staff implementation of these forum rules is NOT permitted in any publicly viewable area of the forum. Such content will be deleted without notice. If you disagree with how the forum is being moderated or administered, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any forum page to contact the Forum Staff. If you are unclear about the purpose or interpretation of one of the forum rules, please contact a member of the Forum Staff via private message.

      2.15 - Word Filter Circumvention
      Certain offensive words, terms or links are automatically filtered by the forum software. Such filtered words will be replaced with exclamation points (e.g. !!!!!!!). Any attempts to circumvent the automated forum word filter (such as by adding spaces/dots/punctuation, using colors or text markups, or by substituting characters) will result in the offending content being edited or deleted, and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum, all without notice.


      3. DISCUSSION AND POSTING
      3.1 - Spamming/Flooding/Trolling
      The following are NOT permitted on ToulanForum:


      • Spamming - Posting the same thread in multiple forums, or posting the same post in multiple threads, or sending unsolicited private messages to members.
      • Flooding - Posting many times in succession in a single thread.
      • Trolling - Constant harassment of a member, or repeated off-topic and/or rude posts in a thread.


      Depending on severity, content in violation of this rule will be edited or deleted, and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum, all without notice.

      3.2 - Off Topic
      Please make every effort to keep your posts relevant to the active thread topic. Detours usually take a thread wildly off topic, and invite others to do the same. Off topic posts (and any responses to such posts) may be deleted without notice.

      3.3 - Thread Location
      Please make an effort to post new threads in the appropriate forum or subforum. Posting threads in the proper section makes the forum easier to browse for all members and visitors, and reduces the workload for our community staff. If you are unsure where to post a new thread, please take the time to read the forum descriptions in order to familiarize yourself with the focus of the various available forums and subforums. Threads posted in an inappropriate forum may be moved or deleted without notice.

      3.4 - Crossposting
      You may NOT crosspost (creating redundant threads that link to or promote an existing thread for the purpose of gaining extra visibility). Such threads will be closed or deleted without notice.

      3.5 - Necroposting
      Pointlessly bumping of dormant, inactive threads causes confusion for other members and visitors who may not notice the original thread post date. A thread is considered inactive if there have been no replies in the last four (4) months. Posting in an inactive thread is strongly discouraged, unless there is a very good reason for reactivating the thread. If you feel an issue or topic from an inactive thread deserves renewed discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum or subforum.

      3.6 - Real-world Controversial Discussion
      Discussion of real world politics, nationalism, religion, war, or other similarly controversial topics is NOT permitted or appropriate for this forum. ToulanForum, like Entropia Universe, is a global community with players from many different countries around the world. Discussion of such topics often disrupts the forum community. Therefore, refrain from starting or participating in any such discussions, as they will be deleted from the forum without notice.

      3.7 – Advertising/Recruiting
      Advertising or attempts of recruiting community members to other computer games, virtual worlds or MMORPGs other than Planet Toulan is NOT permitted. Any and all such, references, threads or posts, including, without limitation, those that appear in avatar pictures, member profiles or member signatures, may be deleted without notice and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice.

      3.8 - Quitting/Leaving
      Any threads or posts about leaving Planet Toulan, Entropia Universe or ToulanForum, such as “I’m Quitting” or “Taking a Break” whether for positive or negative reasons, will be deleted without notice. This rule applies especially to sales threads. If you are leaving Entropia Universe and are selling your items, DO NOT include comments in your sales thread that indicate that you are quitting or taking a break. Members who are curious about the intentions of the thread starter can inquire via a private message, or within Entropia Universe.

      3.9 - Posting for Banned Members
      Members are NOT permitted to post on behalf of any member permanently or temporarily banned from ToulanForum. Similarly, members are NOT permitted to allow any banned member to use their ToulanForum account to circumvent a ban (See Rule 1.3 above). Any postings in violation of this provision may be deleted without notice and may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum without notice.

      3.10 - Bumping of Threads
      Bumping of threads is only permitted ONCE in any 24 hour period, and only if the thread has been pushed to the second page of a forum (using default viewing settings). This rule applies especially for the Trading forums. Bumping of threads by friends is NOT permitted at any time.

      3.11 - Frivolous Posts
      Please refrain from making pointless and unnecessary posts in threads, such as "First Post!!!" "In before the lock!" or "LOL!!" or other very short messages that add little to a discussion. Frivolous posts such as these may be deleted without notice.

      3.12 - Quotes
      Quoting very large posts in their entirety is NOT permitted. Please limit quotes of other posts to those portions that are directly relevant to your reply or response. Doing so makes replies easy to follow for fellow members, and helps reduce unnecessary scrolling when reading a thread. Posts in violation of this provision may be deleted without notice.

      3.13 Discussion of other Planet Partners
      Discussion of other planet partners within Entropia Universe should take place in the “Other Planet Partners” forum. Advertising or recruiting for other planets is not allowed. Any posts in violation of this provision may be deleted without notice.

      3.14 Other Community Forums
      Other community forums revolving around Entropia Universe or Planet Toulan will be allowed to keep a blog at ToulanForum where they can announce their updates, events, offers or similar which requires members of ToulanForum to create an account or log in on their site. All posts of this manner MUST be contained in the blog. Notice that these blogs are also a subject to ToulanForum’s rules and ToulanForum reserves the right to remove such blogs at any time.


      4. IMAGES, AVATARS AND SIGNATURES
      4.1 - Third Party Images
      All images embedded in threads, posts or blog entries MUST be uploaded to your personal member album. In order to prevent broken links, the use of third-party image hosting sites is NOT permitted.

      4.2 - Image Sizes
      Any image embedded in a thread, post or blog entry that horizontally expands the forum tables or otherwise disrupts the website layout will be edited or deleted without notice. For large images that you wish to include in a post, please use the thumbnail display or direct link options.

      4.3 - Objectionable Image Content
      Pornographic, sexually explicit or excessively violent imagery is NOT permitted anywhere on ToulanForum. Obscene images, pornography, or offensive content related to gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and any other imagery or language that the Forum Staff deems inappropriate will be deleted without notice. This rule also applies to avatar, profile and signature images. In most cases, a member will be sent a private message requesting that the image in question be replaced, unless the material is extremely offensive in the Forum Staff's sole discretion, in which case it will be immediately removed without notice. Any such posting may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forum.

      4.4 - Signature Limits
      Text used in your signature may not be overly long, may not use characters larger than “SIZE=3” and may only contain five (5) lines of text. Please limit graphical signatures to 500x120 pixels. One 500x120 pixel image and one line of text is acceptable, but not an image along with a large amount of text. Please keep your signature as small as possible, since large signatures clutter the forum and cause unnecessary amounts of scrolling when reading threads. Note that signatures are only displayed in a member's first post of a thread page.


      5. TRADE
      5.1 - Auction Competition
      If an item is listed in the Entropia Universe auction system, you are NOT permitted to post a sales thread for the same item on ToulanForum. The purpose of the ToulanForum Trading section is to facilitate deals not easily accomplished using the existing mechanisms available within Entropia Universe. The ToulanForum Trading section is NOT provided as a means to circumvent the fees associated with the Entropia Universe auction, nor to compete with the Entropia Universe auction in any way. Any post in violation of this provision may be deleted without notice.

      5.2 - Trading Thread Maintenance
      It is the responsibility of every member to monitor their Trading forum threads, and to respond in a timely manner to other members who submit bids or offers (either within the thread, or via private message). Thread starters should also make a post in their Trading threads indicating if an item is sold or withdrawn, or an auction or sale is cancelled.

      5.3 - Trading Procedures
      Please try to make your Trading thread rules and procedures simple and clear. While ToulanForum wishes to give its members flexibility in creating Trading threads, we reserve the right to close or delete any unnecessarily confusing or restrictive Trading threads, based on member feedback.

      5.4 - Trading Execution
      Any member who routinely fails to follow through on sales or purchases made in the Trading forum risks losing access to this portion of ToulanForum. If you feel another member has acted unfairly in a Trading thread, or does not honor an agreement finalized in a Trading thread, please contact the Forum Staff explaining the issue, along with a link to the related Trading thread.

      5.5 - Trading Thread Abuse
      Off-topic posts made in Trading threads are NOT permitted. The only posts permitted in Trading threads are the following:

      • Bids
      • Offers
      • Requests to the thread starter for additional information directly related to item or service offered
      • Requests to the thread starter for additional information regarding the auction/bidding/offer procedure
      • Retraction of a Bid or Offer
      • Threadstarter reply to one of the above

      Any posts that do not fit one of the above categories will be deleted without notice. If you wish to discuss the market value of an item or service, please create a thread in one of the following forums: Items, Price Check or General Economy Discussion, as appropriate. Any member found to frequently ignore or abuse this rule risks permanently losing all posting privileges in the Trading section.

      5.6 - Misleading/Inaccurate Sales Threads
      Information provided in Trading threads should be kept factual, verifiable and reasonable. This includes information regarding the statistics, qualities or characteristics of an item, past sales, and/or market history. The use of intentionally misleading information or highly debatable, exaggerated or inaccurate claims in Trading threads is NOT permitted, as such claims and comments invite off-topic discussion and violations of Rule 5.5 and will be deleted without notice.

      5.7 - Trading Currencies
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