Terms of Use

You may also read the full, legal version of our site's terms of service.

By joining our online community, you agree to the following. You can also read our full terms of service.

We're building a positive, solutions-oriented online community. We need your help to make this as interesting, helpful and thoughtful a community as possible. We have one primary (you might even call it golden) rule:

Treat your fellow users as you want them to treat you.

More specifically though, we think that includes agreeing:

• To refrain from using profanity or language that you wouldn't use in front of your boss or your mom.

• To follow the specific rules of any group of which you are a member. For example, some groups may require all members to use their real name.

• To refrain from using the site for your own commercial gain without the express written permission of The World Company.

• To engage other users in a respectful discussion. Disagreements of opinion are to be expected, but disagreements should be handled respectfully.

• To refrain from violating any copyright, trademarks, patents or other intellectual property restrictions.

• To accept full responsibility for anything that you post. That means, among other things, if it's factually incorrect, you'll do your best to fix it.

• To refrain from taking on the persona of anyone other than yourself.

• To respect others privacy. If they haven't said something publicly, you shouldn't either.

• To use your real name. We realize not all users are comfortable posting on the Internet using their real name, but we think that this Web site will be a safer, more productive place if we all know each other.

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