Guidelines & Forum Rules
Forum Operator: 22centech.com
Status: 1 January 2017
Welcome to our internet portal!
The forum operator is dedicated to developing and maintaining a friendly and competent online community, where members of all ages and backgrounds feel relaxed and comfortable. Mutual respect and our network structures contribute are playing a significant role. It is our aim, to bring all users and members together, whether through our forums or by our research databases as well as through other services.
Like any community, the forum operator has certain standards. When members join our forums, they agree to abide by these rules. To remain a part of our communities, members must be considerate of others. Repeated violations of these guidelines set forth below may result in a member being put on moderated status or, if the violations are extreme then access may be temporarily or permanently restricted to our forums.
2. Emailing from Us
When you register with the site, you are automatically set to receive emails from the forum operator. These will refer to technical issues, e.g. to complete your registration, to start the “Forgot password” routine or other contact by the forum operator.
Emails from the forum operator include Newsletters with interesting news of our portal and industry, and or advertisers with a special promotion for our members only.
To avoid any misunderstandings: If you receive special promotions you can always be sure, that we definitively have NOT sold to your email a third party. At any time, you have the option to unsubscribe by writing an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. NetiquetteINAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE:
The use of inappropriate or offensive language in is not permitted in these forums including, but not limited to messages, signatures, user names, or any other area which may contain user input for public display.
Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the forums when posting your messages.HARASSMENT & FLAMING:
Our members are not permitted to harass or "flame" other members or company. Please do not post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
Please note that this also includes the posting of taunts on a forum solely for the purpose of demeaning that forums topic and/or members.Criticism
Criticism is permissible, as long as it remains objective and does not contain any contents that may damage the business. Subjective criticism that only serves to degrade the person in question (abusive criticism) or injures in a defamatory or depreciative way or contains other illegal contents, is not permitted. Contributions containing such or other illegal contents will be deleted by the forum operator.
4. Membership profile
You have the possibility, to activate or deactivate the visibility of the personal data of your membership profile. The basic setting for all data is “visible”.
When choosing a user name it should be taken into consideration that it must not contain, complete or in parts, any protected and/or sufficiently known brand-/company- or product name respectively description.
This is only exclusively allowed by company representatives, after having consulted the operator of this portal, who wishes to appear representatively with his account.
5. Signatures and avatars
In compliance with all other points of these guidelines, you have the possibility to give your membership profile an individual character by using a signature and an avatar.
That means: You may not provide information in the signature or avatar that advertises commercial entities or competing websites.
Links to private web sites are permitted as long as they are not overtly commercial or promotional in nature.
Any signature or avatar clearly offensive or pornographic in materials will be removed immediately at management’s discretion. No other type of BB code may be used only links.We expressly require system suppliers and manufacturers, to reveal themselves by a clear signature and to act NOT with anonymous user accounts.
6. Using the forums
While these discussion forums encourage a wide range of opinions, please keep your posts focused on the topic of the forum in which you are submitting your message. Each forum has a different topic, so what is appropriate in one forum or thread may not be appropriate in another. Do not discuss problems that you may have against a particular company's way of conducting business and or other issues that may be better dealt with them directly and in a way, that is not accessible to the public. Here, we are considering (not exclusively) e.g. ongoing legal proceedings. Direct support forums are to discuss questions or issues with the particular product they sell or support. No discussion in a political, religious or sexual orientation will be allowed to be discussed.THREAD TITLES:
Thread titles must reflect the full content and be fair to any person or vendor where things have been resolved. Please update the thread title by either adding the word RESOLVED to the title or re-wording the title to better reflect the situation.DOUBLE POSTING:
Please do not double post the same topic in multiple forum sections. We will delete these posts, as soon as we recognize them.SPAMMING:
Spamming, in which a user posts the same message repeatedly in one or multiple forums, is prohibited. Spamming will also be defined as posting advertisements in the general discussion forums for products for sale in the swap shop.POSTING IMAGES:
Forum members are allowed to embed images in their messages by linking to an image that exists on another site or downloading it from their computers hard drive. In addition to the copyright restrictions mentioned hereafter, users should also refrain from embedding any images of a sexual or offensive nature. Any links to clearly offensive or pornographic materials will be removed immediately at the forum operators´ discretion.POSTING LINKS:
In compliance with all other points of these guidelines, our policy on linking to other web sites is pretty simple. Members may link to any other site that provides information that helps answer another members question or is just of general interest to members of that particular forum. One of the most basic tenets of the Web is the open exchange of information, and the forum operators wholeheartedly support this type of exchange.
The only type of linking (besides porn and spam, of course) that will not be allowed on our site is when members solicit people to leave our sites and join a competing service and / or require a free or non-free registration. That's just common sense. However, people are always welcome to link to any on-line resource, whether it's on our site or any other site, in order to share useful information with fellow members.POSTING VIDEOS:
It is allowed to post videos, if these are in compliance with all other points of these guidelines. If not, we will delete any videos without explanation as we see fit.AUCTION, ADVERTISEMENTS AND CLASSIFIES POSTING:
Commercial advertising is allowed only in a special area, that can be found at site.
It is permitted to post product and manufacturer announcements, but it is prohibited to attach images and to post links. Postings / Threads will be closed automatically 24 hours after their release. If you are interested in posting auctions, extensive advertisements possibilities and classifies, please connect at email@example.com further information.
No posting auction or classifieds in the forums please. No asking for bids or words that would lead the buyer to assume you are having an auction. No ads linking to external auction sites allowed in the for sale or discussion forums. If you have an item for auction at another site and are bound by their contract to fulfill the terms of the auction, please do not post the same item for sale at 22centech. Post you auctions or classifies in the classifieds section of 22centech only.PRODUCT NAMES, WEBSITES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS:
They may only be quoted in contributions as long as they do not serve to advertise. Contributions that are only aiming at advertising will be deleted. There are special areas available for commercial contributions and information. You will find further information on site.
7. Open-Source ForumsDEFINITIONS:
HARDWARE INFORMATION shall mean the CAD databases, schematics, logic equations, bills-of-materials, manufacturing and assembly information, documentation, and any associated information provided via 22centech.
DEVICE shall mean a physical object based on all or part of the HARDWARE INFORMATION.LICENSE:
The authors hereby grant non-exclusive permission to use, copy and modify, this HARDWARE INFORMATION, and to build DEVICES for educational use, provided that existing copyright notices are retained in all copies and that this notice is included verbatim in any distributions.
No written agreement, license, or royalty fee is required for any of the authorized uses. Modifications to this HARDWARE INFORMATION must follow the licensing terms described here.
Those wishing to manufacture DEVICES for profit or for non-educational purposes may be subject to a licensing fee, the proceeds of which will go to-wards furthering the aims of the Design & Development Center.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR DISTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS HARDWARE INFORMATION OR ANY DERIVATIVES THEREOF, EVEN IF THE AUTHORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
THE AUTHORS AND DISTRIBUTORS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THIS HARDWARE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND THE AUTHORS AND DISTRIBUTORS HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.
8. Copyrights, Trademarks, Illegal content
It is illegal to post any content that is copyrighted or trademarked (e.g. videos, images, software, manuals, programmes, post processors, texts, etc.), unless you hold the copyright or trademark.
Any material protected by copyright may not be posted in the message boards without the expressed permission of the author or owner of the copyright on that material.
This includes reproducing the full text of news stories, articles, etc. It is acceptable to provide a link to copyrighted material, to post brief excerpts, or to paraphrase other works, though we do strongly encourage you to cite the original source.
Attachments containing copyright or trademark protected content are not allowed. Illegal content is not permissible at any time and in any form. This community forum is a place for ideas and constructive participation, and not a place to violate any laws or to discuss illegal activities.
This type of activity includes, but is not limited to, advocating or asking for information regarding software piracy or unauthorized emulators of software or hardware, sharing or distributing viruses, licenses, registration information, software keys, "cracks," or other information designed to do harm to or allow unlawful access to any computer hardware, software, networks, or any other systems. Please refrain from posting this kind of message.
9. Rights to content
Each member grants the forum operator an unlimited, irrevocable, and transferable right to use and release the contributed and posted content without limits to time and space.
This right of use applies to all current or further types of media, to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit and display the materials / content, even after a member is banned or if a member resigned of his own request. Members post their contributions in a public area and have no right for a subsequent deletion of their contributions.
10. Final provisions
Members of our forums are solely responsible for all content posted under their account. It is each member's obligation and responsibility to log off at the end of their session to prevent unauthorized use of our forums and account access.
The forum operator shall have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any content, as it may determine in its sole discretion. The forum operator further reserves the right to delete or remove any user content from the site and to deny the access of any member to all or part of this site, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.
The forum operator reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to any part of these forums. If you violate any of the rules stated in this document or any other service terms documents, a moderator will remove the offending message.
It is your responsibility to maintain a current, valid email address and contact data in the registration information so that the forum operators management can contact you in the event of a policy violation.
Any member, who consistently and purposefully violates our policies will at the administrators’ discretion, be denied access to these forums for a period of 1 to 30 days depending on the nature of the violation.
Any member who refuses to comply with the policies of these forums will be banned permanently. In the event that a member is banned, any posts, files, images or any other content uploaded or posted to this site may remain on this site with full rights to 22centech.com to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit and display the materials, even after a member is banned.
YOU DO NOT HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE ON THIS SITE. YOU HAVE A PRIVILEGE AND A LICENSE, WHICH MAY BE REVOKED AT ANY TIME.