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    Management United States Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    :welcome: Welcome to The Hobby-Machinist! :welcome:
    This place was founded so that we could all help one another learn.
    Please do not ever be afraid to ask a question on THIS forum.
    We're here to help, not to criticize or judge like other forums.

    This site is owned by a Not-for-Profit Corporation, (501[c][3]), with consent from
    the NYS Department of Education. This site is a strictly not-for-profit, non-
    commercial, educational site. NO ONE MAKES MONEY FROM THIS SITE.

    We do have a lot of rules on this forum, which help us to maintain the friendly
    atmosphere here. We enforce these rules pretty strictly, so please take note of
    them. Registration is a privilege, not a right.


    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT ENTER THY REAL INFORMATION:

    1. You must enter your REAL first and last name and location- no initials, no
    pseudonyms, no false locations.

    The registrations are reviewed by a REAL person before they are approved! Your
    name is not visible to other users. If you have privacy concerns, please join
    another forum. If you do not enter a real name, your account will be removed and
    you will be precluded from joining.

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT TELL US WHY YOU WISH TO JOIN:

    2. Ideally, you should want to join to ask a question, get help with something or
    give help.

    If you want to join to view photos, attachments, plans, drawings, or download
    stuff, you are on the wrong forum, and will be rejected and banned. That is not in
    keeping with our mission as a learning, discussion community. There are other
    sites for downloading. We are not interested in building up our membership
    numbers that way. This is a give and take site. We want participants.

    You may not join just to sell something. This is not a selling or auction site. A
    sales forum is provided as a convenience to premium members only.

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT INTRODUCE THYSELF:

    3. When you register, you must post an introduction at least 60 characters in
    length telling us:

    a) your experience in machining;
    b) machines owned, if any;
    c)interests in the hobby or profession of machining; and
    d) your reason for joining the site.

    Your introduction will appear in the "New Member Introductions & Welcomes"
    forum and will be your introduction to other members. Introductions should be
    complete, polite, and provide the above information. We STRONGLY encourage
    participation on this site. NO ONE will criticize or flame you for participating-
    EVER! We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for this type of behavior here. Note that if
    you have a problem entering 60 characters, this is not your forum. If you put

    garbage or other items in your intro to make it 60 characters, you will be
    removed and banned.


    4. You agree not to remove, delete or disable your photos, drawings or posts
    should you leave the site, be asked to leave, or be removed.

    You may not "unsubscribe" from our site or have your account and associated
    information removed. We will disable your account, upon request, but the
    information will remain in our database. The accounts on this forum are our

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT BULLY OR DISPARAGE

    5. You agree that you will treat everyone with respect. You agree not to bully
    others with your opinions or disparage their opinions.

    Public tantrums, threats to leave, etc. will not be tolerated. This forum is about
    machining, let's keep it there! Cyberbullying will NEVER be tolerated on this site.
    If you are a regular on "those other forums" you are unlikely to fit in here.

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT HOLD GRUDGES:

    6. You agree to leave past grudges on the other board(s) and not bring them here.
    If you can't, or you don't plan to participate because you have a grudge against
    someone, and feel that you cannot get past it, please go elsewhere.

    If you have a problem with our founder, or a member of our staff, do not register.


    7. You agree not to disparage or make any negative comments about this forum
    on this forum or on other forums.

    The staff are all volunteers. They do their best. If we see disparaging posts made
    by you, your membership will be revoked, and legal action may be taken.

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT PROMOTE THYSELF, THY

    8. You agree not to promote yourself, your company or your employer in any way,
    including in your username, your signature, or your posts without the express
    prior permission of The Hobby-Machinist, Inc.You may not post links to your
    products, your web sites or videos which promote your company or products
    without our prior permission.

    If you self-promote, post advertising or promotions for your company or a
    company you work for or pose as a consumer discussing your product you will
    be charged for advertising on H-M and hereby agree to pay in full an advertising
    fee of $100 for each post up to $5,000. Paid advertising is available to help us
    maintain the site. This includes promoting your product or service under the
    guise of "helping" or "informing" our users. We are a not-for-profit site that
    survives partly on advertising revenues.

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALT NOT DISCUSS POLITICS:

    9. You agree not to discuss politics- EVER. We are a machining site- let's keep it

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL KEEP A CIVIL TONGUE AND HAVE A

    10. We are a family-friendly forum. You agree to use civil language, and avoid

    Please use a non-offensive username. That means one that is not vulgar,
    disparaging or defamatory. Never give your password out to another person
    except an administrator. Never use another person's account for any reason. We
    highly recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to
    prevent account theft. Your profile must present clean and accurate information.
    All posts must be free of innuendo or euphemisms attempting to circumvent the
    common sense decency rules stated in this rules sections.
    This includes abbreviations of common vulgar or obscene language or wording. (1)

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL NOT INFRINGE:

    11. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright
    or you have written consent from the owner and/or author of the copyrighted
    material. When in doubt, ask permission first.


    We do not profit from any of your posted materials on this site, directly or
    indirectly. No one gets rich from your posts here, nor are they sold or made into a
    book, magazine or other publication.

    This site is owned by a Not-for-Profit Corporation, (501[c][3]), with consent from
    the NYS Department of Education. This site is a strictly not-for-profit, non
    -commercial, educational site, and subject to the "fair use" doctrine of copyright
    law (17 USC ยง107 - http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html). Your posted threads,
    posts, projects, drawings, photographs, techniques, and tips will not be sold to
    anyone by us for profit or made into a book. Your posted materials remain your
    property. By posting, you agree to permit and license us without limitation to use
    and display them on the site, and you agree not to remove them, or render them
    unusable. You agree not to delete or disable the photos, drawings or posts
    should you leave the site, be asked to leave, or be removed. Other than the above
    license, your postings belong to you, to share as you see fit with others.

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL NOT DEFAME :

    11. You agree not to post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate,
    abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented,
    threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in
    violation of any International or United States Federal law.

    Accusations against individuals that cannot be conclusively proven true are
    defamatory. Unlike other forums, we do not suborn, encourage, or permit

    personal attacks on others.


    12. You agree that you will not discuss or question these rules in open forum.

    If you have a question or disagreement, send a private message to a moderator
    or administrator. Do NOT start any threads regarding these rules. Violators will be
    removed from the forum without warning.

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL NOT SPAM:

    13. You agree not to engage in spamming, flooding, chain letters, pyramid
    schemes, and solicitations. Advertising of items for sale must be confined to the
    for sale and classified sections. Spammers are routinely reported and placed on
    watch lists. The content of this site, public and private, is monitored for

    red_checkbox_small.gif THOU SHALL DEAL FAIRLY WITH OTHERS:

    14. From time to time, members may buy or sell machinist-related items or
    perform services for one another. This site is not responsible for these
    arrangements, nor can it act as arbitrator of disputes. Buyers and sellers and
    service providers do so at their own risk.

    Notwithstanding the foregoing, Buyers and sellers agree, by joining, to act in
    good faith and treat one another fairly. Sellers and service-providers agree to
    treat buyers in a reasonable and fair manner, by supplying what is paid for; and
    buyers agree that you will pay for these purchases promptly, and treat sellers
    fairly. Anyone who, in our exclusive discretion, does not follow this rule, will have
    their membership terminated.

    We reserve our right to do whatever is necessary, whenever is necessary to keep
    the friendly atmosphere of this site. Remember that although this is a public
    forum, it is privately owned and not-for-profit. Membership is a privilege, not a

    Please note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to
    confirm the validity of posts. We do not actively monitor or control the content of
    the posted messages. The information contained on this forum is believed to be
    accurate. However, we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, integrity or
    quality or usefulness of any information presented. Neither the owner nor its staff
    members of this site assumes any responsibility for any inaccuracies or incorrect
    information encountered on this site. The owner nor its staff members of this
    forum will in no way be held liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental,
    consequential damages or losses incurred due to any defect or omission to be
    found in the materials contained on this forum, even if advised of the possibility
    of such damages or existing defects. Use of the information provided herein is to
    be considered strictly voluntary on the part of the user and should be used in
    conjunction with specific expert advice and professional assistance. 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. 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. 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.




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    (1)[Revised by Administration 6/27/17]
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