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We work to keep this site a valuable place for mineral owners and ask that you help maintain the quality of the content and discussion. Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to report any suspected abuse, spam or other violation of our user policy.
We encourage and allow for civil discourse. If you easily take offense when someone disagrees with you, or you feel slighted by them, we highly suggest that you not participate. We maintain and hold complete judgment for what is allowed to be displayed on this site. Anything you post to this site is subject to our editing or removal or deletion without notice or explanation to you. If you have pause as to whether or not you should say/write it, you should NOT. Even if you do not have pause, and it is the opinion of the site owner that any content or comments do not belong here, it is subject to removal at our total and unilateral discretion.
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In addition, when posting to the Mineral Rights Forum, you agree to the following:
1) Respect between users is required. You will be suspended or banned permanently without notice if you do not follow this principle. Members agree to refrain from derogatory comments, inferences of or direct statements of someone "lying", any form of cursing, abuse, or profanity. There is zero tolerance for adult material or any sexually oriented comments. Violations will be grounds for immediate permanent suspension from the site.
2) Commercial solicitation and any form of spam is prohibited. Any advertisement, indirect reference to you or your company’s services, or offer of any product or service will be a violation of this policy. This includes adding company names to forum signatures. Forum signatures are limited to your member name only. Offering to BUY or SELL mineral interests within the forums, groups and wall postings is not allowed and is a direct violation of the User Policy. Any breach of this rule will subject the member to suspension without notice or further explanation. If you have minerals to buy or sell, this is provided for at the Mineral Rights Forum MarketPlace only. This platform is meant for public discourse - it should be the rare case that members use the Private Messaging capability here. If you are observed routinely asking to be Private Messaged, your account is subject to deletion without notice. The primary purpose of this web property is for PUBLIC discourse.
3) Posts that include e-mail addresses, personal or business websites, or phone numbers are assumed as spam by our system. Allowable links include only established news agencies, government sites, and licensed non-profits. You may use the private messaging system for communication of personal contact information. Do not post such in the public areas.
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5) All posts are considered as the sole opinion of the author and do not represent the views of MRF management. Members are solely responsible for information posted. Mineral Rights Forum does not explicitly or implicitly warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any information posted on the site. We encourage you to review a persons' profile and other posts to judge their expertise.
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7) This is not the place for legal accusations. If you have a legitimate complaint, file it in a court of law. This forum is not responsible for any libelous comments made by its members and reserves the right to edit discussions that cross legal lines.
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