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Offline Cormac Long

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Rules for using this forum
« on: September 24, 2010, 06:34:29 AM »
Rules
These should be obvious to most.. but here we go..

  • This is a discussion forum for help on vintage electric pianos & synths. Nothing more.
  • Discussion regarding Rhodes Music Corp and the Rhodes Mark 7 and related products or services is strictly forbidden. Topics/posts related to it will be removed or edited and repeat offenders may be banned.
  • If you have something to sell, list it in the Buying and Selling section. Do not go around posting your advert onto existing threads.
  • If you do see threads that may suggest people are looking for something you have to sell, then send them a personal message.
  • Keep discussion clean, on topic and avoid religion, politics and stuff of that nature that may cause offense to others.
  • Do not cross-post the same topic in several boards.. this is not helpful and it only causes problems with fragmented discussions. We will delete duplicate topics.
  • Be nice to people.. many of those starting out on restoring old pianos will need help and not smart put downs.
  • Ensure that copyrighted content is not posted on these forums neither in the form of text material or as attachments
  • We allow the attachment of small mp3 files to posts (max 1Mb per file). Do not post commercial material that may violate music distribution laws. Use this feature only to post demo clips of your keyboard etc.
  • We periodically delete accounts of members that have never posted messages. This step is purely for housekeeping and to avoid possible spam scenarios with "sleeper" accounts that are created and then used to harvest email addresses from other members. We recommend that if you are joining this forum, that you post your first message as soon as possible or at least hold off joining until you have something to contribute/ask. This will avoid us deleting your account unexpectedly.
  • We periodically update all member accounts to hide their email addresses from other members. This is purely a spam precaution should a spam bot or evil person use his account to collect valid email addresses.
  • Vendors (those selling pianos, parts or services etc.) are required to contact the admin via PM (dresdner353) or email admin@ep-forum.com so we can change their forum member group to "Vendor". This helps clarify their position to other members. We also recommend that vendors use their real name in their account settings. It is also requested that they state their company name and contact details including website address in their signature. We will gladly assist any vendor in getting these settings sorted out.
  • Vendors are welcome to advertise their new products, parts and services in this forum. We will assist as best we can here with making relevant topics into stickies to help promote the vendor. For example, some vendors have requested sticky topics to allow them post about new parts and services they are launching. This is quite acceptable and vendors are encouraged to contact us in this regard if they wish to pursue such topics.
  • Be courteous to vendors that contribute to this forum. They work very hard at their job and their contributions to this forum are invaluable.
  • Vendors with pianos and equipment to sell should post these in the For Sale board

We will remove posts and if necessary accounts of anyone who abuses this forum or its users. If you are offended by a given post or PM and want to escalate an issue, contact myself either by PM or email: admin@ep-forum.com. There is also a "Report to moderator" link on each and every post which you can use to alert to us to posts or topics which you feel are inappropriate.

All trademarks referenced in posts on this forum are the property of their respective owners.
"Rhodes" and the Rhodes logo are registered trademarks of Joseph A. Brandstetter.

Just some links that may prove useful for users that like to track activity on this forum etc.

List of recent posts
The following will list recent posts on the forum, most recent on top:
http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?action=recent

RSS URL
If like me, you like reading forums and news feeds using RSS, then the following link will show you the most recent 50 posts on the forum:
http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml;limit=50

Posting images or links to images
A common problem for some users.. see here for details on what to do..
http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=6394.0
« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 08:41:55 AM by Cormac Long »