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Note that all profile information is viewable by other registered members. If you are uncomfortable with sharing the information required for registration (i.e., name, location, age, e-mail address), you should not register.

2) Members are limited to one account per person. Persons caught registering for, using, or posting from multiple accounts will be permanently banned.

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The primary rule of this board is for members to act civilly towards each other. Other guidelines for board members include (but are not limited to): 1) Check the main site at www.snopes.com before posting an inquiry here to ensure that your question hasn't already been answered.

2) Use a descriptive topic name when starting a new thread, a title that reflects the subject matter of your post. Topic names such as "I just got this in e-mail," "Here's another one," or "Yuck!" are not good choices. One question mark or exclamation point per subject line, please.

3) When replying to another member's post, quote only enough of the preceding post as required to establish the context for your response.

4) When reproducing material from other web sites, respect copyright by posting only a relevant excerpt and a link to the source, not the complete text of the original. When posting an e-mail forward, make it readable by removing extraneous punctuation and applying standard formatting.

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11) Posting inquiries on the board to ask why your posts aren't showing up is a self-evidently poor approach.

12) Harrassing the moderators with e-mails demanding that you be taken out of moderated mode will not produce the result you desire.

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