CastIronCollector.Com Forums Terms Of Service
This online forum exists to provide a venue for the discussion and enjoyment of the hobby of collecting and using cast iron cookware, and of related subjects.
When posting to the forums, please keep things civil. Users are not permitted to, among other things, post abusive, hateful, or harassing information about any person or entity. Crude language, crude humor, and sexual content of any kind is prohibited. This is a G-Rated site, so please post accordingly.
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Real Name Policy
When you register, your username must be a version of your real first/last name. Your forum username is your introduction to fellow forum members. It's your "Hello, My Name Is" name tag, just like you would wear at an in-person social gathering. It should be easy for others to read and understand.
For example, if your name is James Edward McDonald, acceptable usernames include James McDonald, Jim McDonald, J McDonald, JE McDonald, James M, Jim M, etc.
Usernames should not be initials only, first name only or last name only, or name fragments e.g. not "J.E.M.", "James", "McDonald" or "Jim McD". Usernames should not include numbers or non-alphabetic characters other than a period, a space or underscore used as a space.
Usernames should not include nicknames, name fragments, titles, city or state names, or any other wording not a part of your real name.
Business names are not allowed as part of your username, as it constitutes a form of advertising or promotion. However, you are welcome to add this information to your profile.
If during registration the forum software says that your preferred username is already in use, please use appropriate spacing or punctuation to differentiate it, e.g. "JimMcDonald" or "J.E.McDonald".
Why have we used real names for over 10 years? Because when we use real names, posts are more friendly, more personal, and the replies you receive are more helpful.
We reserve the right to modify your username at the time of registration for clarity and compliance with our real name policy.
If you're concerned about privacy, don't hesitate to contact us so we can discuss a username that works for you and meets our requirement.
Guidelines For Posting Messages
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Posting Messages That Promote Products, Services, Events, or Personal/Business Websites
The following types of product/service/event/website posts are allowed by forum members:
Those that have a financial interest in or other relationship to a product/service/event/website may not post the following without prior approval by email from CastIronCollector.Com:
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Identity & Reuse Of Content
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