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VT RULES VapeTips Rules

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VapeTips Co-Owner
VapeTips Admin
May 28, 2018
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
VapeTips is a completely non-commercial forum and we do not carry advertising or charge anyone for the use of this forum (this includes our commercial members such as Vendors and Mod Makers).

You will be unable to post on VapeTips or access your user control panel to set things like your signature, etc, until your account has been activated. This does NOT happen automatically and must be done by an administrator OR via the email confirmation you should receive, (Please check your spam folder as sometimes it does go in there).

We know, nobody likes rules and regulations, However experience tells us that some guidelines are a necessity in order to run a community smoothly. With that in mind, it's important that you read the following:

By becoming a member and posting on the forums at VapeTips you agree to adhere to the following rules.

Adults Only: To be a member here you must be aged 18 or over. By registering for an account you are confirming that you are at least 18 years of age.

Forum Moderation: Moderation is necessary on any internet forum in order to protect the users and forum owners from legal issues - we reserve the right to modify or delete posts at any time and any decision taken by a staff member is final. If you have any questions regarding moderating decisions, please Contact us from the following URL http://vapetips.net/index.php?misc/contact/ so it can be discussed in private: Questioning moderating decisions on the open forum is not permitted - such posts will be removed and action will be taken against repeat offenders.

Be civil: try to treat others the way you'd like to be treated yourself. Personal attacks of any nature will not be tolerated. Please be aware that VapeTips is an inclusive forum and we will not tolerate racism, sexism, misogyny or anything else that seeks to belittle someone for who or what they are (even under the guise of "I was only joking"). Offending posts will be removed and action taken against repeat offenders

One Account Only: You are permitted to hold one account only. Should you decide to leave your posts and account will not be deleted. We will delete your account at your request only if requested by both private message and via the email address your account is registered under. Your posts however will not be removed - by posting here you give license to vapetips.net to use and display your content. There are no exceptions to this.

Ownership of Posts: You acknowledge that all posts you make are yours and yours alone and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Vapetips staff.

Spamming: Spamming users via PM is absolutely not permitted under any circumstances and offenders will receive a 1 week ban for a first offence. Subsequent abuse of the PM facility will result in a permanent ban.

Editing / Removing your posts: Members are able to edit their posts for an unlimited period of time. However, you must not disrupt a thread by removing the content in your posts in it as this is considered rude and disrespectful to the other contributors to the thread.

Social networks: By posting on this site, you grant VapeTips explicit permission to post links to any post made to our social network pages and / or feeds, and to copy titles and post content across at our discretion.

Items for Sales or Trade: Any items for sale or trade must only be posted in the relevant classifieds section. The ability to post in the classifieds section is limited based on your user type and how long you have been a member of the forum

Anonymous Email Addresses: You must not register with an anonymous email address. Anyone doing so will be required to provide a non-anonymous email address before their account is activated

Political and Religious topics. These sorts of topics are typically very controversial and generate heated arguments. The discussion of the political aspect of vaping is allowed on the main forums, but other political and religious discussions not permitted Political and religious posts anywhere else may be edited or removed at the discretion of the moderators.

Health Claims: If you post a health claim (positive or negative) as fact, then that claim must be substantiated with cited sources: It is not enough to say "my mate told me" - provide links to published sources. For the avoidance of doubt, this only applies to actual claims presented as fact, not questions regarding the effects of vaping.

In other words, anything that presents as fact a claim about the effects of vaping on health would require a citation to back the claim up, but questions such as "Are there any effects of flavourings in e-liquid" would not as they are questions. Anything that does not comply with this rule will be moved to the wasteland or deleted.

All of the above is subject to change at any time. A community is not a static entity and our rules will reflect that. If the rules change at any time a post will be made below informing members that there have been changes.

If you are unsure whether the content of your post is likely to break the rules, please contact us before posting to the forums.

If you do not agree to these rules or future changes / additions, you may request deletion of your account. The owners will not however, in accordance with the above, remove any messages already posted under your account and said posts will still have your account name attached to them.
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