John Whatmough put it best when he wrote the rules. As this website is based off of his original website, it's logical to use the original rules.
John Whatmough wrote:This forum is dedicated to scientific discussion and speculation about extrasolar planets and related astronomical phenomena, such as brown dwarfs, circumstellar disks, and planetary atmospheres. There is also a section of this forum dedicated to the rendering methods used to create the artwork on Extrasolar Visions.
Hopefully, the rules of this forum are deducible from the content of the site, but in case there is any question, please keep the following in mind when you post or set up your user profile.
1. Keep it civil. Any kind of abuse or flaming will not be tolerated.
2. Keep it clean. Pornographic, vulgar, or otherwise offensive content (text, links, images, etc.) of any kind will not be tolerated. This includes offensive user names, signatures or profile data. Children have been known to use this website as a resource for school reports. Keep this in mind.
3. Keep it mature. Whining, nagging, excessive punctuation, and over zealous use of capitalization to SHOUT, will not be tolerated.
4. Stay on topic. This is a science forum. This is not a venue to discuss politics, movies, or other subjects unless they are somehow related to astronomy and extrasolar planets. Also, if you make acquaintances here that's great, but please discuss personal subjects in email or IM. I don't mind the occasional chit chat, but threads that have nothing to do with the content of this site will be removed.
5. No spam. Do not post advertisements, petitions, charity drives, etc. If you have an opinion of a telescope, rendering software, or other product and that opinion is relevant to the content of Extrasolar Visions, then feel free to share. But unrelated or irrelevant posts will not be tolerated and will be removed.
Posts that violate these rules will be removed. Users who continue to violate these rules will be banned from the forums. Such actions will be taken at the forum owner's discretion. If you cause offense or disrupt this forum in a manner not specifically indicated in these rules, you will be dealt with at the forum owner's discretion and a new corresponding rule will be added to this post. In the end, I have the final say. Posting to this site indicates your agreement to these terms.
Well, that was an unpleasant but unfortunate necessity. Hopefully it is overkill.
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