Terms of Use

We've recently received several private requests for a copy of the Terms of Use for these forums. The closest thing we have to this is the Registration Agreement you all saw when first signing up for the forums. I've posted that below for your convenience. Note that the upshot of it is that the moderators have final say in all matters regarding the forum.

I've also reviewed the posts that these users objected to through to August, and the replies to them that in some cases were equally objectionable. We've decided that NO ONE is going to be banned and no posts deleted at this time. We would, however, like to remind everyone that you can hide any user's posts by pressing the "ignore" button inside of one of his or her posts. We would also like to ask that those who choose not to use the ignore feature conduct themselves courteously and respectfully of each other, despite their differences.

Michelle Nephew
Atlas Games


While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

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By clicking Register below you agree to be bound by these conditions.

I've locked two threads that seemed to have become needlessly divisive, and split off a third from the Laboratory sticky. Thank you for your understanding.