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Forum Rules

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Members may not advertise nor insert URL links to any commercial or non-commercial products or websites within their personal profile page, within blogs, nor in threads/posts. You may post promotional links within the designated area(s): The »Classifieds« forum, only if they apply solely to Classical Music and no other genre, unless given express permission by the owners of Talk Classical.

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It is strictly prohibited to solicit traffic to any sites competing with Talk Classical in any way, including but not limited to, links in posts, signatures, profile information, PM's, VM's, eMails, IM's, or Blog pages.

Any kind of material copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the member may not be posted on Talk Classical without the consent of the owner. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. Talk Classical shall not be held responsible for member-posted information that may violate copyright law.

Guidelines for General Behavior

Be polite to your fellow members. If you disagree with them, please state your opinion in a »civil« and respectful manner. This applies to all communication taking place on, whether by means of posts, private messages, visitor messages, blogs and social groups.

A special forum has been created for Political and/or Religious discussions that are related to Classical Music.

Talk Classical Forum is apolitical. No political postings are allowed as threads or posts in its forums, social groups, visitor messaging, blogs and signatures, other than those specified related solely to Classical Music as outlined above.

»Trolling« is not welcome. A »troll« is someone who intentionally posts derogatory or inflammatory messages with the deliberate intent to bait users into responding, ranging from subtle jibes to outright personal attacks.

Do not post comments about other members person or »posting style« on the forum (unless said comments are unmistakably positive). Argue opinions all you like but do not get personal and never resort to »ad homs«.

Multiple registrations from the same IP address will not be allowed unless approved in advance by the forum owners.

Any account which the moderators believe to be a false online identity, created by a person or group in order to promote their own opinions or views or to harass or belittle other users, will be deleted. Evidence for this would include posting from the same IP address within a short period of time, actively harassing other members or derailing threads with silly jokes from the same group of people. Members are only allowed one active account. Public accusations of multiple accounts are totally unacceptable and will be considered trolling. Any accusations about multiple accounts should be made in a report for preference or by a PM to a moderator where it will be converted into a report.

If you have any complaints about other users or their posts, contact the staff directly (by private message) or use the »report post« function.

If in doubt about any of these guidelines - or generally if you need help with anything on this board - you can always send a PM (private message) to a member of the staff, or use the contact form.

Terms of Service

The owners/administrators/moderators of Talk Classical reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or post for any reason.

The owners of Talk Classical retain the right to store and publish on the forums the content of any posts, for an indefinite period of time, and have no obligations to delete, edit or move posts per the request of current or former users, except if the post includes personally identifiable information in which case the user may request that information to be removed from the post .

In compliance with GPDR, user accounts may be deleted per a Private Message to the forum staff.

Username change requests will be allowed only to members in good standing. A member in "good standing" is one who has never received an infraction, or has not been issued an infraction for a period of at least one calendar year from the expiration date of the most recent infraction. One, and only one, username change is allowed per member (meeting the above requirements for 'good standing') each year. The user must wait a full calendar year before requesting a change again.

Although the administrators and moderators of Talk Classical will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Talk Classical, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

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