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  1. #1
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    Jun 2009

    Lightbulb Rules, Etiquette and TOS

    Please see the site rules and policies here:

    [ame="https://www.websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=159"]The Rules - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Victim Friendly

    Websleuths is a victim friendly forum. Sleuthing family members that are not suspected of being involved in the crime or disappearance is not allowed. Don't make random accusations or post personal information (even if it is public) like parking tickets, address, or first and last names of all their relatives and their neighbors. Also, never "bash" or attack them, or accuse them of involvement. However that does not mean that family members cannot come into discussion as the facts and issues of the case are discussed.

    We do not blame victims at WS. Please, be respectful at all times to the suffering of the lost/missing and the dead, as well as to their families and communities.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Exclamation Copyright Reminder!

    Please note the following policies:

    Quote Originally Posted by tybee204 View Post
    TOS Excerp:

    5. Copyright infringement is a serious matter. Please post no more than 10% from any published document and link to the original. Do not copy
    and paste entire posts from other forums without express permission of the author. If you have questions about copyright infringement, please refer to information about the Fair Use Doctrine.

    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    Please only copy no more than 10% of an article and do not forget the link!
    Posts that copy more than that will be edited and posts with no link will be removed entirely.
    Please, please follow this rule.

    If you copy an image or picture from another site, please provide a link to the original source or the picture will be removed.

    Be courteous to the work of others.
    Thank you.
    Please do not cut and paste information from pay sites or password protected sites.

    Posts containing whole articles will be removed without warning.


    Regarding photos:

    There is supposed to be a link at the bottom of every photo unless it belongs to the poster.

    Pictures and photos without such links will now be pulled as mods see them - this includes the birthday threads, etc.


    Please hit the alert whenever you see copyright breaches, as these are serious matters which have the potential to get WS in trouble.

    Thank you for your co-operation in these matters.

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