Terms and rules

These guidelines were last updated on 2-20-2016

Mission Statement
Chameleon Forums is dedicated to old-world chameleons, an unusual group of lizards classified under the family Chamaeleonidae. The goal of this website is to provide a friendly environment for people to learn and share knowledge about these wondrously unique animals.

The open and real-time nature of these forums makes it impossible for us to vouch for the validity of any content posted. As such, we are not responsible for any messages posted nor the consequences of following any advice offered. The views expressed in the posts and messages found in these forums belong solely to their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Chameleon Forums, its affiliates or sponsors.

All content on this website is protected by copyright law. You may download, view and print the information for personal use only. You may not re-transmit, distribute or commercialize the material without the express written consent of the content owner.

Terms Of Use
By using these forums and other site features you agree to the following:
  1. This Service is only available to users who are at least 13 years old. If you are younger than this, please do not register for this Service. If you register for this Service, you represent that you are this age or older.
  2. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not post any material which is knowingly false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, inflammatory, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy or otherwise violative of any law.
  3. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post or upload, that the content is accurate, that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity, and that you will indemnify Chameleon Forums or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. You understand that Chameleon Forums has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Chameleon Forums takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
  4. By submitting Content of any kind to this website you are granting Chameleon Forums a permanent and irrevocable license to use, publish and display the Content on services offered by Chameleon Forums. You otherwise retain ownership and full copyrights over the Content.
  5. Members must show respect for others at all times. This is crucial to maintaining a friendly environment. There are no exceptions.
  6. Each user is allowed one account. Registering or using multiple accounts is a serious violation of these terms.
  7. Advertising your business for commercial sales or services is strictly prohibited. If you are interested in advertising on this site please see our advertising page.
  8. You agree to follow these Terms of Use and all rules and guidelines herein. You understand that these terms have been created for the betterment of the forum community. You understand that we reserve the right to ban any user temporarily or permanently, refuse posting from screen names we find offensive, edit or delete any post, limit postings on any topic, and shut down any topic altogether, for any reason, or no reason, without explanation or warning.

Community Rules
  1. Do not post any material that you know to be false, misleading or inaccurate.
  2. Chameleon Forums will not tolerate rudeness, personal attacks, derogatory insults, bigotry, defamatory comments or purposeless inflammatory behavior. Our decision is final in these matters.
  3. Conflicts between individuals and/or businesses should NOT be debated in the public forums. Chameleon Forums should not be used as a tool for resolving personal or commercial disputes.
  4. Advertising, spamming, flooding and trolling are not allowed. This includes using the forum email and private message (PM) systems to spam other members.
  5. Except for the classified forums, do not use this website as a commercial tool. There are limited exceptions for site sponsors.
  6. Threads should be created in the appropriate forum category. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting new threads. Please do not create multiple new posts on the same subject.
  7. Threads and posts should remain on topic. Thread titles should be short yet meaningful enough for future reference and searching.
  8. Posts should be in English only. Non-English or unreadable posts will be removed. We don’t ask you to be perfect, only that your posts be readable to moderators.
  9. Content submitted should be appropriate for all ages. Please refrain from using profanity and discussing adult topics.
  10. Always consider copyright laws when posting. Do not take credit for someone else's work or leave the impression that the work is yours.
  11. Do not post full articles or hotlinked images on this website without permission from the content owner.
  12. Members may not solicit for fundraisers, donation drives, or charities. Also, do not solicit for or create contests in the forums or other site features.
  13. Chameleon Forums cannot be used as a development tool for other websites or businesses, nor can it be used to solicit help for such development.
  14. In signatures members may only post external links to their own website.
  15. Discussion of real world politics, nationalism, religion, war or other similarly controversial topics is NOT acceptable or appropriate for this forum.
  16. Members must respect people’s right to privacy and should not post any identifying information or discuss the personal matters of others.

Classified Rules
Classified rules can be found here: Market Information.

Infraction and Warning System
Chameleon Forums uses a warning and infraction system to deal with rule violations and disruptive behavior. Warnings are usually given for first time minor offenses and infractions are given for repeat offenses or more serious issues. Each infraction has an associated number of points depending on its severity, and a member can be suspended or banned if they accumulate enough of them. Infractions expire after 90 days. If you are given a warning or infraction by a moderator you are expected to heed their instruction. Please do not take this personally. If you think the moderators have been unfair then please contact an administrator directly.
10 points = Account suspended for 3 days.
20 points = Account suspended for 10 days.
25 points = Account permanently banned.

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