BHS Alumni Forum RulesBHS Alumni Forum Registration Agreement

1. Read the FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are questions that get asked very often. Therefore, we have created one document that contains both the questions as well as the answers to common issues. Please read the FAQ before asking a moderator for help. If moderators have to post the same answer over and over again, it wastes time that should be used for their regular duties.

2. Read the stickies
Threads marked with a pin are at the top of each board. Stickies also contain answers to questions that have been posted over and over again, or they may contain important announcements from the moderators. They also have information as to what kinds of postings are allowed on particular sub-boards. It will help you, and us, if you read the stickies on a board before posting to it.

3. Search the board
The search feature is your best friend when looking for something in particular. There is a good chance that someone else has posted information you are seeking. If you want an answer quickly, use this tool. If you don't find what you are looking for, try again with different words related to the same topic or subject.

4. Choose the proper board for posting
All boards have a brief description of its related topic. Please post in the board that fits your topic most.

5. Use a meaningful subject line
When posting on a board, use a short phrase that describes your subject precisely. This will make things easier for moderators as well as members who might be seeking a similar topic while browsing the board for relevant postings.

6. Don't SPAM the board!
Board spam (posting any advertisements) is not allowed and will be removed without further notice. Members who dump such board spam will be banned immediately.

7. Don't double-post
Please don't start more than one topic with the same question. Postings in which you reply to your own posting to clarify your previous posting will not be considered "double-posting", so you can add information that you forgot to post, to your own posting.

8. Don't cross-post
Please don't post the same topic as a reply to several threads - this only clutters the board and causes the moderators more work.

9. No hijacking of threads
When someone starts a thread, about a topic of their interest, it's not polite to hijack their thread and change the topic. When in doubt, start a thread of your own for your individual topic.

10. Don't clutter announcement threads
Please don't post your individual issues as a reply to a generic announcement thread. Example: a thread that announces that a new feature been added to the forum is meant to explain the details of the feature. You shouldn't reply to it with your questions. Instead: start a new thread on the Support Board.

11. Watch Your Content
You agree, through your use of the Burch Alumni Forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.


12. Moderation
Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

13. Identity
You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

14. Logging
Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.