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1. SPAM, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION AND SELF-PROMOTION.
Don't bother. We like non-music-related spam even less. Your post will be reported and removed within a few minutes and your membership promptly terminated.
"Advertising" includes posts that are clearly motivated by the promotion of a band, products or services of any medium (your new cd, radio show, studio etc) - irrespective of motive ie. commercial/non-profit/charity/self glorification etc. Posts made by fans or "Street Teams" to promote a band are also not allowed.
We also don't allow any links to sites that contain reseller ids.
We are open to finding appropriate ways to present a good cause or things that would be of genuine value to the community. If in doubt, consult a moderator.
2. NO FLAMING
Think of iBreatheMusic as a cafeteria (or bar) at a music college - a place where people from all over the world come to meet, ask questions and discuss music-related stuff. We enjoy spirited debate, constructive argument and passionate dialog BUT there is a limit. Please respect other people and their opinions even if they differ completely from your own.
We do not tolerate personal attacks, discrimination on any level, invasions of privacy, abusive or profane language or obvious attempts to provoke such behavior. If you break this rule you will be suspended or banned.
Please remember, the best way to avoid a flame war is personal restraint. Please don't fuel arguements that are getting out of hand. If you feel the need to thrash it out, please rather do it using the private messaging system or in your own private capacity - preferably off ibreathemusic systems.
3. DON´T POST OTHER PEOPLE'S MATERIAL, CLAIMING IT TO BE YOUR OWN
If you post TABs or soundfiles, give credit to the people who created them. If say, you´re caught posting someone else´s MP3s, claiming that it was you who recorded them, you´ll be banned permanently. The same goes for TABs etc.
There are a lot of people who take part in the ibreathe-forums, and collectively they get around the web a lot, so you can be pretty sure that eventually, someone will figure you out if you cheat like that.
4. DO NOT POST COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL OR DOWNLOAD-LINKS FOR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL
This includes audio files ( example: say, full song MP3s of the new Iron Maiden-album ), TABs ( i.e. booklets to some REH instructional video etc. ), scans of books, bootleg recordings/videos or links to online auctions of material that falls under this category.
5. NO DUPLICATE/MULTIPLE POSTS
If you urgently need something, like the answer to a question before an exam - say so in your thread but do not post your thread more than once. Multiple posts clog up the forums and are confusing, not to mention irritate the very people you're trying to communicate with.
Also, please pay attention as to where you post your message. The moderators are authorized to move threads to the correct place, but if you constantly post at the wrong forum, you´ll eventually get a warning.
6. ATTACHING FILES TO YOUR POSTS (eg. images / sound files etc)
The forums allow you to include files with your post, but please only use this feature when it is necessary to support the content of your post (eg. tabs for a lick, mp3's of your playing etc) and not pics of yourself, your car, your dog, pornographic imagery or anything equally out of place. This includes copyrighted material without permission of copyright holder - see #4..
7. DON´T ARGUE WITH THE MODERATORS ( at least not in the forum )
The moderators are here to assist the members of the forum. It's their job to enforce the rules of the forum. If they ban a member, edit or delete a post or lock a thread - it will be for good reason.
Do not dispute a moderators decision or argue with them in forums. If such action is taken against you, you will be personally notified with an explanation unless it's something obvious (like spamming). If you feel a decision was made in error, please email Clive at the following address: clive (at) ibreathemusic.com.
The administrators of iBreatheMusic.com reserve the right to suspend, ban or delete user accounts at their discretion, without prior warning.