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By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise volatile any laws.

The owners of Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason. The owners of Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community will not release people's information, i.e. email addresses, ip addresses, etc.

Posting Guidelines for Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community for which all members are required to follow. These rules are general in nature, as it is impossible to spell out every possible offense. The rules are as follows:

1. Flames or Derogatory Insults:
Flames or derogatory insults are strictly against the rules. If you disagree with another member's point of view, do so in a mature and civil manner. If someone posts to discuss their personal problems or seek help from other forum members, please do not respond unless you have something positive or helpful to add. If you find yourself being flamed or insulted by another member, please do not dignify that person with a response. Notify a moderator and let us handle it. If you feel you must respond to a flame or insult directly, please do NOT do so on the board. Use private messages or e-mail.

Suggestion: If you are particularly irritated by another member's posting habits and are constantly fighting the urge to flame them, you can click on that person's profile, and select "Add to ignore list." This will make that person's posts invisible to you.

2. Threats, Racism, or Sexism
Threads or replies promoting or expressing intolerant views towards minorities (race, religion, sexual preference, etc.) will not be tolerated.

3. Porn:
Porn is not welcome here. Porn pictures, sites, or links are and will remain strictly against the rules.

4. Avatars or Signatures:
Avatars and Signatures: the same rules that apply to your posts apply to your signatures and avatars. Please keep this in mind when selecting your avatar or signature.

5. Posting in Appropriate Forums:
Please post your topics in the most appropriate forum. If you post a thread that would be more appropriate in another forum, a moderator will move it for you. However, please do not make the moderators do this for you. Use your judgment to determine which forum(s) best suits your topic. Multiple posting or X-Posting should be held to a maximum of 2 forums.

6. Don't repeat what has been said
Don't start a new thread unless you are certain that there are no previous threads about the same, and that you are not simply repeating what has been said in an older thread. Don't simply repeat yourself either. If a thread you created gets little attention, don't post another identical thread and don't repeatedly post in your thread in an attempt to draw attention. Just leave it. There is probably a reason people have not posted in your thread in the first place!

7. Trolling:
"Trolling", or makings posts with the sole intention of creating problems on the forums is obviously against the forum guidelines. This includes registering an alternate ID for the sole purpose of creating problems on the forums. The "Troll ID'S" will be locked immediately and permanently, and can be locked without notification to the offender.

8. Sponsor/Advertiser Bashing:
Our paying Sponsors/Advertisers deserve respect and restraint. Attacking them on the board is strictly prohibited. If you have a complaint with them, you may send the information directly to an Administrator and it will be passed directly to them for action or resolution. If you do post on the board about a specific problem involving them, please remain calm and state the facts. Do not let emotion cloud the issue at hand. When your thread is read by a moderator, the moderator will do the following:

A) Lock the thread and place a copy of the thread in the Moderator Forum OR the Sponsor/Advertiser Forum. These forums are not visible to the members but I assure you they do exist.

B) Reply to the locked thread that (A) has taken place.

C) The moderator or Administrator will update the locked thread with the response from the Sponsor/Advertiser OR the Sponsor/Advertiser will contact you directly.

We really hope situations can be resolved off-line but we will not prohibit a statement of fact BUT we will control the thread so as to stop the Hate or Me too replies these threads often generate.

9. Attacking Forum Moderators:
Posting a thread or reply to question or criticize moderator or administrator actions is not appropriate in a public forum and can lead to your account being suspended. Please utilize the board's Private Message function, or e-mail, if you wish to discuss these issues. As long as you bring up your concerns maturely and civilly to the moderator or administrator in question, we will do our best to address your concerns fairly and promptly.

10. Classified Policies:
#1 - You must own what you are selling. Do not post ads for friends.
#2 - No retail sales or large sales unless you are a sponsor or paying advertiser on Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community! If you wish to sell retail items on Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community, you must become a site sponsor or paying advertiser!
#3 - Links to EBay auctions are OK in this forum provided the following guideline is followed: The thread heading or subject line must clearly state it concerns an EBay auction.

11. Advertising on Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community:

If you wish to advertise your business or services "this includes private messages" on Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community you must

#1 Get permission from the Admins on Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community

#2 Become a paying sponsor of Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community


If you violate forum guidelines, in most cases, you can expect the following action from the moderators/administrators:

1. First offense - warning via private message, e-mail, and/or moderator reply in the offending thread

2. Second offense - ID lock, possibly permanent

Please realize that the nature of the offense will determine the action to be taken. If the violation is extreme enough, or has been repeated enough times in the past, a member can have his/her ID locked without a warning.

Threads or replies that do not comply with our guidelines may be locked, edited, or deleted, depending on the nature of the offense. We will make every effort to state why such action was taken via private message, e-mail, and/or moderator reply in the offending thread. For this reason, we ask that you check your private messages often. You can find out whether or not you have received any private messages by logging into your user CP. You can set your options so that the board notifies you when you have received a private message, if you so desire.

This site is NOT a public owned nor government site. is privately owned and operated, so freedom of speech does not apply here!

Thank you,

Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community Staff

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