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There is no charge for joining this Forum! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below.
This is a community of Mego collectors, both experienced and inexperienced. Your behavior here, and ours, can be summed up in 4 words: ďMi casa, su casaĒ (my house is your house). The Mego Museum Forums is a place where it's okay to be yourself as long as you always act with respect for your fellow members as well as the Mego Museum staff. Our goal will be to treat our members as we would wish to be treated if our situations were reversed. In return, we ask that you act here as you wish for your guests to act when invited to your home. You are not expected to leave your personality at the door. There are going to be topics and discussions that will have heated debates. Please think before you post and re-read what you type before you post it. Keep your comments limited to the debate at hand and do not make this a personal issue between you and another member.
There is tremendous diversity in age, race, gender, language, location (worldwide), and more here, and there will be a lot of varying opinions on different subjects. We're all human beings and we're all drawn to this site because we have a common bond as Mego collectors. We will willingly listen to your suggestions and complaints and try to incorporate your ideas into the Board.
If you come across any violations to these guidelines or have any problems navigating the site, do not hesitate to let us know through the Mego Museum Contact Form. We'll be happy to address your concerns. Here at the Mego Museum we encourage everyone to participate in and enjoy the Community while at the same time adhering to these Guidelines:
When newcomers arrive, welcome them to our growing community. Many of our community's senior members are a wealth of knowledge and have much to share. Help new members learn about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved in the Community.
Don't attack others. Personal attacks on others will not be tolerated. Challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully... without insult or personal attack.
Think before you post or speak: Do you really want to put your address or telephone number on a public discussion forum? We encourage you to keep personal information personal.
In the same vein, do not ask others to post personal information. Discussion forum posts that request members to publicly submit personal information to another party will be removed. Information that should be considered personal includes but is not limited to your home phone number, credit card information, and home address. If you must give this out for any reason, please do so privately.
There may be places where explicit, obscene or vulgar language, graphics or behavior is appropriate, however the Mego Museum is not one of those places. Posts containing explicit, obscene or vulgar language will be removed. Similarly, posts that solicit or offer explicit or X-rated GIFs, JPEGs or similar content files will be deleted without notice! Links to Websites with adult content/images anywhere on the site will be removed. Simply put, we do not wish to be seen as supporting any site that contains adult content - adult content being defined as any material that you would not feel comfortable showing to your spouse, your teenagers, or your boss and co-workers. In other words, anything which is "NSFW" (not suitable for work). This represents our values and our desire to appeal to the widest possible audience.
The Mego Talk forum utilizes a language filter to remove words that we deem offensive. Circumvention of the language filter by the use of alternate spellings, character substitutions, or by any other means is a violation of the rules of this forum and may result in the removal of the offending word or of the entire post containing the offending word, without notice. Continued violation of this rule could lead to suspension of your membership or to permanent banning, at our discretion.
The Mego Museum's website, resources, articles and discussions are based on basic, appropriate professional ethical behavior. Unethical behavior: spamming, sharing pirated commercial software or movies, libel, making threats against other persons, cat juggling, and other illegal activites are completely inappropriate and will result in the loss of membership at The Mego Museum. We also reserve the right to ban members convicted of illegal activities unconnected with the Mego Museum forum if we feel that their presence poses a danger to other members or if it disrupts the normal activities of the Museum.
-The maximum number of lines allowed in a signature is 3.
-The maximum number of images allowed in a signature is 2.
-Signature text should comply with our regular posting rules. No all-caps, no alternating caps, etc..
-Signatures that are too long or obtrusive will be removed. This includes overly creative use of punctuation, color, etc. which make the signature too distracting.
-Signatures with just your username will be removed. Usernames are on the top of every post, so there's no need to have it in your signature too.
-No affiliate links!
-Links to other Communities may include referral ID's.
If your signature is in violation of any of these new rules, the Staff may remove it without prior notice. If you have any questions as to whether something is acceptable, please PM a Staff Member.
Post Your New Thread in the Appropriate Forum
Forums are categorized by topic. Read the descriptions of the forums and decide which is most appropriate before starting a new thread. If you start a thread in one of the Buzz forums and it disappears for no apparent reason, it was moved to a forum created specifically for topics of a similar nature or deleted, at our discretion. Users who habitually start threads in inappropriate forums may have their posting status changed to "moderated," and all of their posts will be held back until approved by a staff member.
Do not post the same discussion more than once on a discussion forum or on many forums. Duplicate discussions are frustrating and counterproductive for other members, especially for those whose time and energy is limited. Duplicate discussions will be deleted.
No Advertising Ė Spam
Do not heedlessly place your advertisements throughout the Discussion Forums. This will be considered SPAM and could result in the loss of your Mego Museum Community Membership. Affiliate links are not allowed within the forums. If you wish to promote a particular program then promote the program not your own affiliate tie with it.
No Abuse of messenging systems (PM's, IM's, and email form)
Personal Messaging is provided to the members of the Mego Museum as a service intended to enhance the Community experience. The purpose of personal messaging is to allow for discreet conversations to take place between members. This privilege is not to be abused! Solicitation, spamming, or harassment of any kind is strictly forbidden. Any member receiving an inappropriate personal message should forward that message to an Administrator or Moderator right away. Although PM's are normally only accessible by those who send and receive them, they are part of the database and as such, property of The Mego Museum. An Administrator, if so inclined, could locate the Private Messages in the database and read them. They are private, but not necessarily secret. In addition, Private Messages are not intended to deprive the Community of valuable information or experiences which could benefit the entire group. Please do not use private messages if the content of the message can be helpful to others.
The internet is a big place, and it's no surprise that from time to time a site will come along whose mission is to occupy the same niche as The Mego Museum. We have no issue with that. However, it would be against our best interests, and therefore the best interests of our members, for us to allow such sites to build upon our popularity by promoting themselves on The Mego Museum. Therefore, no competing site may attempt to gain traffic from The Mego Museum in any way, including but not limited to, links in posts, signatures, profile information, PM's, emails, or IM's.
No Copyrighted Material
Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the member should not be posted on the discussion forums or software libraries without the consent of the owner. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. The Mego Museum shall not be held responsible for member-posted information that may violate copyright law.
You cannot legally post entire articles or news in the forum without permission from the copyright holder. Even if you attribute the article correctly itís still copyright infringement. Copyright law does not care if you make any money off of the work or not, what matters is if you hurt the potential income of the copyright holder. In this case you would be depriving them of ad revenue and it is illegal. Under Fair Use provisions you can legally post a small abstract of an article - or perhaps the opening paragraph. So if you want to post an article you should do this and include a link, or just post the link. The exception to this rule is press releases; press releases are meant for distribution and can be copied and distributed as much as you want. If you are not sure if you can copy something then always err on the side of caution and simply post a link to the material.
The Mego Museum Discretion
The Mego Museum and its assigned agents reserves the right to remove a post which does not relate to the topic being discussed in the forum. In addition, the Mego Museum reserves the right to organize discussion forums in order to best serve the majority of our members. For example, narrow-interest or minimal activity topics may, at the Mego Museum discretion, be relocated to a more appropriate discussion forum, or deleted entirely. The Mego Museum and its assigned agents also reserve the right to prohibit or delete discussions that are thought to violate applicable law or that may be harmful to other members, the sites that comprise the Mego Museum or the rights of the Mego Museum or others. That said, we cannot ensure prompt removal of offending discussion forum posts. We also reserve the right to remove your membership from you should you violate these Guidelines.
Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for the Mego Museum to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that Mego Museum does not actively monitor the contents of all posted messages and is not responsible for any messages posted. The Mego Museum does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the Mego Museum or any entity associated with the Mego Museum. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by e-mail. The Mego Museum has the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if it is determined that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. In fact, we may not edit or delete posts that break our rules at all. We have many time constraints on us and cannot guarantee that we will be able to edit or delete posts that break the rules/user agreement. If you do not agree with this, then do not view or register for the Mego Museum. Although this Discussion Forum does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at the Mego Museum reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. Do not restart or duplicate a thread that has been deleted, moved, or locked. The decisions of the moderators regarding these matters is not open for debate. Failure to accept and comply with the decisions of the moderators may result in loss of membership in this community. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Mego Museum, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited (the makers of the bulletin board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). We at this discussion forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.
Use of the site is at the discretion of the Administration of the Mego Museum, and that any use may be terminated by the Administration at any time.
The Mego Museum is a provider of an "interactive computer service". Postings on Mego Museum are "provided by another information content provider" and not the Mego Museum unless posted by the owner. The Mego Museum is not the "publisher or speaker" of any posts in the discussion forums unless posted by the owner.
The user agrees as a condition of registering at the Mego Museum to be truthful in regard to all information given during the registration process, to use the site as per the instructions, not to disclose his password to others for use, and that the site is granted license (permission) to use anything the user submits or posts to the site.