WSI Official Code of Conduct
By registering and making posts on the White Sox Interactive Forums, you agree to abide by the Forum Rules of Use. Further you agree that any messages and their complete contents, become the sole and exclusive property of the operators of the White Sox Interactive. We have the sole and exclusive rights to modify, delete, or make any use whatsoever both in the Forums and in any other location and medium, of all content posted to these Forums.
If you do not agree to be bound by these conditions of use, you should not use White Sox Interactive Forums. The conditions are subject to revision. Should you consider any future amendments made to these conditions of use to be unacceptable, you can cancel your account with us at any time.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of the White Sox Interactive with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
You agree, through your use of the Forums, that you will not post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, libelous, inaccurate, rude, racist, disrespectful, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, threatening, obscene, profane, pornographic, racially or ethnically offensive, invasive of a person's privacy, or which otherwise violates any law.
You agree to not violate the rights of others, such as content which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret or violate any right of privacy or publicity, or otherwise violates any applicable law or reputation.
You will not impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
You will not "stalk" or otherwise harass other members.
Falsifying your identity to promote a site or business in which you are involved and/or solicitations are expressly prohibited on these Forums.
Falsifying your identity with numerous postings under different names not permitted and can be cause for deletion of your postings regardless of the content.
Direct selling of any product and/or service on the Forums is strictly prohibited and the rules enforced.
You will not upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
You will not upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
You will not post material on the boards that is copyright protected without written permission from the copyright owner. Content should never be copied in its entirety from other websites or Forums. Instead you should post a link to the material. You may not quote portions of the text itself to support your statements or discuss said sections.
Though we encourage members to engage in healthy debates, we do not condone personal attacks on members. Ideas can be disputed or challenged, but attacks on a personal level are unacceptable and if they are brought to the attention of the staff, will be dealt with accordingly. Ideas can be attacked, but individuals cannot.
Linking or giving information about any site that distributes illegal software, ROMs, media, or emulators, seeking help to circumvent any copyright laws, admitting to possessing and/or distributing illegal copyrighted material, or encouraging software or media piracy is grounds for an immediate ban.
You will not attempt to access any protected sections of the sites or Forums, nor make use of any hacks, cracks, bug exploits, etc. to bypass or modify the features of the Forum software at White Sox Interactive.
Chain letters, pyramid schemes, "Spam", multi-level marketing, blatant cross-posting or other solicitations are strictly prohibited.
You will, if asked by a Forums leader, cease posting any content, and/or links to content, deemed offensive, objectionable, or in poor taste by a Forum leader.
You will not collect, record or otherwise use any other users' email addresses or other personal information for any purpose other than those pertaining to participation in the Forums.
Message Forums (please use the appropriate one for the appropriate topic):
BASEBALL DISCUSSION BOARDS
Sox Clubhouse: The home of the largest and fastest growing community of Sox Fans on the internet. 100 percent unofficial because that's the way we like it!
Talking Baseball: The place for talking non-Sox related topics about America's National Pastime, especially all those deep thoughts about the Lovable Losers. U.S. citizenship not required!
Minor Observations: The home for minor league news, scores, and transactions.
Pick to Click Game Day: Join your fellow Sox Fans here to make your own Pick to Click before each game and find links to WSI's game chats during every Sox game, too!
GENERAL DISCUSSION BOARDS
Parking Lot: Off-topic discussions including general sports, Chicago musings and mania, and wherever else we Sox Fans have a mind to go!
Fantasy Island: Are you a fan of fantasy sports? Here's the place to add South Side bias to your dream team discussions!
Test Board: Test board features like tags and images here.
WSI Roadhouse: Spam, political posts, trolls, and brawls. Threads will be closed, posts removed, and warnings issued.
Signatures are allowed at WSI and can include pictures and/or phrases. If you need some help installing one, please contact Voodoochile or daver for advice/help. The following rules apply to signatures:
No pornographic or semi-pornographic pictures
Limit picture size to less than 15 Kb (15K bytes) and limit their physical size to 5 square inches.
All signature images are subject to review and removal by the people who run the site
Use the test board for uploading and installing signature images. Please see that board for detailed rules about installing them.
In most cases the operators of White Sox Interactive do not choose to review the messages prior to being posted, and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages. However, we reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. Further, we reserve the right to make any modification we deem necessary or desirable to any message posted to the Forums.
Forum leaders such as Administrators and Moderators are entrusted with the ability and responsibility of removing objectionable posts. Warnings may also be sent out to the offending party or parties involved.
We collect and store the following information about you:
The IP address or name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are coming from an America Online account).
The date and time you access our site.
The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site.
Your Operating System and Browser.
We use the information to measure the number of members to the sections of our site, which, in turn, helps us make our site more useful. The browser information is used to develop and code pages so most people will be able to view the site correctly.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and member name. You should notify a White Sox Interactive Administrator of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account, or of any known or suspected breach of security.
Please be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information within the Forums, this information may be collected and used by others. This may result in unsolicited emails and White Sox Interactive will have no ability to control or restrict this.
There are many others who put in time and energy to create columns, or update features on the site. By showing respect for the board and the people bring it to you, you show your appreciation for all of the hard work and hours that go into making WSI the best site on the Internet.
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