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    Lightbulb Forum RULES : In simple Terms

    No spamming or Advertising even in Member's signature.

    No racial remarks.

    No derogatory pictures or comments.

    No flaming.

    No posting your email or others' emails in forum

    Try not to double post in multiple threads. use EDIT button

    No Trading of keys allowed.

    No URL in Signature allowed. Member's own blog (one link only) allowed. No affiliate links in Signature or any bad link. In case of dispute, we can remove the link.

    Hidden links or shortened links which mask the original links are not allowed.

    Hotlinking Images from other blogs/forum/sites not allowed.

    No direct download links should be posted.

    Post the official download page link, this way members can check the WOT rating of the developer's website and download safely.


    Unofficial download links i.e., links to file sharing services like Rapidshare, megaupload, etc are not allowed. The files may not be safe.


    Code all external links before posting.
    / *Not effective now*/

    Posts about limited license giveaways from other websites/blogs/forums are not allowed
    Only those giveaways from which everyone can obtain a license are allowed
    . (Exception to this rule is effective now for Limited giveaways sub-forum)

    No OEM keys/ serials/ keys or any other type of keys allowed. Even if the keys are available publicly e.g. on Giveaway pages, then also its not allowed to post those keys on forum.

    No Keys/serials/licenses etc. should be requested inside Forum or using PMs.

    No HACKING/BYPASSING ACTIVATION/CRACKING/CRACKS/WAREZ/ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS/KEYGENS etc. allowed. It includes tutorials talking about these too.

    No copied content from anywhere should be posted.
    Even if the same member has posted the content somewhere else like a blog or forum, he should not post it here. Only exception to this rule is FREEBIES/ Promotions/Giveaway Offers etc.

    Maximum One Paragraph can be quoted when the source is other website. Copying and pasting more than one paragraph is not allowed in any case.

    Respect original Author copyright. Make a reference to original article rather than copying it.

    Copied content will be deleted as soon as we find it out.
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    I would ask you to include a rule towards hacking.
    Most of the time there is a slight border between trick and a hack.
    Users must think before posting up whether their trick would fall under the category of hack and try to avoid such contents.

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    Ya, what Kavin said is true in almost 90% of cases. The term hacking should be defined clearly I guess, for example tutorials that use hacking software, keygens, patches etc etc should be clearly mentioned.

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    No copied content from anywhere should be posted. Even if the same member has posted the content somewhere else like a blog or forum, he should not post it here.

    I think this will have a negative impact as our primary conributors Mike and Grr post regularly on other foums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwin View Post
    No copied content from anywhere should be posted. Even if the same member has posted the content somewhere else like a blog or forum, he should not post it here.

    I think this will have a negative impact as our primary contributors Mike and Grr post regularly on other foums.
    Well mate, If you were admin of any forums at any time, you would know how big the problem gets when another forum or blog sends you a legal notice, or a DMCA notice or google adsense bans you for something like this or similar.

    These are standard rules of copyright and I think everyone should respect that.

    I have already talked about few exceptions to these rules like Freebies, giveaways or other promotions.
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    Yes indeed ashwin. It might look like a simple problem, but since copyright is a legal issue and the copyright to the post is reserved to admin and not to the poster himself, it really gets a thing to worry for the admins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avinash View Post
    Well mate, If you were admin of any forums at any time, you would know how big the problem gets when another forum or blog sends you a legal notice, or a DMCA notice or google adsense bans you for something like this or similar.

    These are standard rules of copyright and I think everyone should respect that.

    I have already talked about few exceptions to these rules like Freebies, giveaways or other promotions.
    Well i happen to be a member of several public and private forums.
    But since you have made it a rule and sice you are the admin, i do respect that.
    I wont post anything that i have posted in threads that i have started at other forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwin View Post
    Well i happen to be a member of several public and private forums.
    But since you have made it a rule and sice you are the admin, i do respect that.
    I wont post anything that i have posted in threads that i have started at other forums.
    Lets live with this fact Ashwin.

    Moreover Avi had faced a bad experience of its kind, so no problem.

    I just have a suggestion that if the member posting can have a disclaimer in its signature, then no admin should be able to send Legal notice, or a DMCA notice; as then entirely it would depend on posting member & not admin..

    What do you all think abt it?

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    Well, I have been open about everything on the forum. Regarding this issue, I know its not possible to defend if some forum or blog sends you a notice. Even if are able to defend , it takes a lot of time to prove that two guys are the same.

    As I have faced this issue, I know how difficult it is to prove things like two guys are same.

    Take the example of Raymond issue, till now they do not believe that i am a different guy than what they are thinking. So I put that in RULES to make my view clear on the forum.

    After much thought, I am against that disclaimer thing too.

    Just for the info, I did have been served a legal notice once for something like that, though it was not about copied content but something related to forum and blog. I had to remove that content immediately.


    Hope you can understand my viewpoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avinash View Post
    Well, I have been open about everything on the forum. Regarding this issue, I know its not possible to defend if some forum or blog sends you a notice. Even if are able to defend , it takes a lot of time to prove that two guys are the same.

    As I have faced this issue, I know how difficult it is to prove things like two guys are same.

    Take the example of Raymond issue, till now they do not believe that i am a different guy than what they are thinking. So I put that in RULES to make my view clear on the forum.

    After much thought, I am against that disclaimer thing too.

    Just for the info, I did have been served a legal notice once for something like that, though it was not about copied content but something related to forum and blog. I had to remove that content immediately.


    Hope you can understand my viewpoint.
    Np Avi..

    Like I said, u already tasted sour stuff..

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