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    Welcome to the (DCO) forums!

    In addition to DCO's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, the user agrees, by use of these forums, to the following:
    1. Decisions of moderators and administrators are final. Moderators and administrators of these forums reserve the right to edit, move or remove any content posted by members, or to suspend or ban any member at any time or for any reason in accordance with these rules and regulations and at their sole discretion. They also reserve the right to handle all moderator issues privately.
    2. We strive to maintain a friendly atmosphere that is welcoming to users of all ages. That means no cursing, swearing, excessive sexual innuendo or posting pictures that contain nudity. Links found to lead to a site that does not hold to the same standards are subject to edit or deletion.
    3. We also want to maintain an atmosphere that is welcoming to David Cook fans everywhere, regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, sex, disability, arrest or conviction record, marital status, sexual orientation or military status. Posts containing racial, ethnic, religious, political, sexual or other slurs, intentional attempts to drive posters away or make them feel unwelcome, or posts with the purpose of criticizing or insulting another poster or group of posters will be removed.
    4. Please refrain from spreading rumors. If you did not receive the information you are posting from a credible source, please do not post it. Moderators reserve the right to delete any posts they believe to contain false information.
    5. Discussing the personal lives of David, his band, his crew and/or his family is not appropriate for these forums and will therefore be subject to removal.
    6. Posting stolen music or links to download content protected by copyrights and other proprietary rights is prohibited in these forums will result in disciplinary action that may include being banned from these forums.
    7. Impersonation of a band, crew or family member in these forums will result in the banning of that user.
    8. Image banners or advertisements for other sites are not allowed in these forums. The companies that advertise here have paid for that privilege. If you would like to advertise a site or a company, please click here. Exceptions: links to your personal social network pages (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or your DCO forum profile are fine.
    9. No spamming of the boards. This includes, but is not limited to, repeatedly posting the same or similar content or posting identical messages more than one time or in more than one forum, or registering for the sole purpose of promoting your website, e-bay auction, etc. (exceptions: if you have or find an authorized charity auction that is directly David Cook related it may be posted on the Fan Discussion forum). Spamming also includes excessive no-text posts or posts made with such frequency as to disrupt normal operations of the forums.
    10. We’ve included a variety of forums for all sorts of different discussions. Please read the forum descriptions and post on the most appropriate board. Threads and posts may be moved from one forum or thread to another more appropriate at the moderator’s sole discretion. Controversial off-topic discussion (e.g., religion, politics, moderation issues) should be kept to private messaging.
    11. If you would like to start a new thread, please take the time to see if there is already a thread started for that topic. Duplicate threads are subject to removal, or may be merged with existing threads, at the moderator’s sole discretion.
    12. Please post in English only if possible. The moderators for this board can only moderate in English and will delete any posts or post content in any language other than English if deemed offensive.
    13. Internet etiquette states that UPPER CASE letters are shouting. Unless it is something urgent, please use lower case letters when adding new discussions.
    14. Any abuses of the private messaging system will result in a warning to the offending user and/or a possible ban. The contents of another member’s private messages should not be publicly posted on the boards without that member’s permission.
    15. Along the same lines, personal information (including photos) is not to be given out about any individual without their permission. In particular, persons under 18 years of age should seek parental consent before giving out personal information in public or private through the use of the forums. You are cautioned not to post your own personal information in the interest of safety. You should not post your address, telephone number, or anything that might put you at risk. We are not responsible for monitoring this information, nor liable for any consequences that may result from the exchange of this information.
    16. IF ANOTHER POSTER VIOLATES THE RULES, PLEASE JUST IGNORE THEIR POST AND NOTIFY A MODERATOR DIRECTLY BY CLICKING ON THE "FLAG" BUTTON OF THE VIOLATOR'S POST. Debating with a hostile poster about their behavior only causes threads to degrade. Stick to the topic of the thread, rather than the personalities involved. Another person's poor behavior is not an excuse to misbehave.
    Please remember that moderators are also members and are dedicating their free time to preserving the integrity of this forum for every member’s enjoyment. Please make sure you treat them with the respect they deserve.

    Moderators are not employees of the label, management or related entities; they work as volunteers to help ensure the success of the online community.

    Management of these forums reserves the right to amend and/or implement new rules at anytime, with or without notice. New rules may be posted periodically. It is every member’s responsibility to read, understand and comply with all posted rules. Your continued access to or use of the forums after any such change to these rules shall constitute your consent to such change.

    Site/Forum Administrators/Moderators:
    Admin / Mod
    FoolsApril64 (aka Lisa)
    Admin / Mod
    Last edited by FoolsApril64; 21 Feb 2015, 02:08 PM.