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"Dropzone.com" is the interactive on-line service operated on the world wide web of the internet, consisting of information services and content provided by Dropzone.com, affiliates of Dropzone.com and other third parties. "The user" means each person who establishes or accesses a connection ("account") for access to and use of Dropzone.com.

(A) The user expressly agrees that use of Dropzone.com is at the user's sole risk. Neither Dropzone.com, its affiliates nor any of their respective employees, agents, third party content providers or licensors warrant that Dropzone.com will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of Dropzone.com, or as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information, service, or merchandise provided through Dropzone.com.

(B) Dropzone.com is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are implied by and incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to this agreement.

(C) This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. The user specifically acknowledges that Dropzone.com is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other the users or third-parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.

(D) In no event will Dropzone.com, or any person or entity involved in creating, producing or distributing Dropzone.com or the Dropzone.com software, be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use Dropzone.com. The user hereby acknowledges that the provisions of this section shall apply to all content on Dropzone.com.

(E) In addition to the terms set forth above neither, Dropzone.com, nor its affiliates, information providers or content partners shall be liable regardless of the cause or duration, for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or other defects in, or untimeliness or unauthenticity of, the information contained within Dropzone.com, or for any delay or interruption in the transmission thereof to the user, or for any claims or losses arising therefrom or occasioned thereby. None of the foregoing parties shall be liable for any third-party claims or losses of any nature, including, but not limited to, lost profits, punitive or consequential damages. Dropzone.com, its affiliates, information providers or content partners shall have no liability for investment decisions based on the information provided. Neither, Dropzone.com, nor its affiliates, information providers or content partners warrant or guarantee the timeliness, sequence, accuracy or completeness of this information. Additionally, there are no warranties as to the results obtained from the use of the information.

(F) Dropzone.com is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and the users. Accordingly, Dropzone.com has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, the users or any other user of Dropzone.com, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Dropzone.com. Neither Dropzone.com nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

(G) In many instances, the content available through Dropzone.com represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, the user, or other user not under contract with Dropzone.com. Dropzone.com neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on Dropzone.com by anyone other than authorized Dropzone.com employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will Dropzone.com be liable for any loss or damage caused by a the user's reliance on information obtained through Dropzone.com. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through Dropzone.com. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.

(H) Dropzone.com reserves the right to refuse service, or parts of the service, or access to the Dropzone.com servers, to anyone for any reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a professional environment for the users of the site. We reserve the right to remove or edit any content or cancel any membership without prior notice and without providing a reason.

(I) By publishing or submitting any content including, articles, stories, postings and photographs to any part of Dropzone.com you give permission that such content may be used at the sole discretion of Dropzone.com anywhere else on the site, for any purpose, in its original or edited form, at any time in the future. Content will not be sold without permission of the original author or owner.




By sangiro on 2005-07-21

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ChrisD
ChrisD  2014-05-08

How about having a long overdue "Code of Conduct" for the moderators?

Far too many behind the scenes activities without explanation, your either, in all due respect, having a public forum or running a private club? Your choice but many of the moderators activities need to be accountable and held up to daylight for discussion. Just my two cents on terms of use for today. Or at least in the interim a sticky, locked info posting, explaining this is your site and NOT a public Forum!

ChrisD


ChrisD
ChrisD  2014-05-14

Crowdsourcing has been suggested many times. Generally when someone wants to control others this is a frequent tactic that is raised to ensure the private agenda is what is most important. It does nothing to promote discussion, educate others, nor does it provide any entertainment value. Additionally, enforcing crowdsourcing regimes such as like buttons and the rest or similar minded draconian measures to ensure the dominance of a very vocal minority ,...tend to drive numbers of responses down and frequently stifle free speech, the exact opposite of what the proponents indicate their intentions are in the first place. Fortunately the many sites and forums that have implemented these measures learn very quickly that to pander to the addicted minority is to risk the value and usefulness of the sites and their mistakes become readily apparent. The hypocrisy frequently is quickly noticed. As an example, you will kill a good site, which this place is not, by stifling free speech, but according to those users that which to control others by indicating they know best are frequently more disruptive that the mythical Troll which they speak so knowledgably of. Troll subjects come up repeatedly, by most often by those control freaks which wish to dominate at everyone else's expense, but the public, unknowing frequently falls for this popular appeal and the sites generally suffer. The hubris is more carefully illustrated if you can think of the egos and personalities of those that are involved by contemplating the fact that the most common misconception advanced is that SOME are entitled to a private conversation on a public venue. Think about that for a bit, and you can see some of the control forces these people are trying to use for their own agenda! Of course if some users wish to limit free speech as they are doing this site will quickly turn into a dead site consisting of excepts and quotes from a few books and the SIM. Which is basically what they want. The idea that your protecting newbies from themselves is just a silly and naïve viewpoint that is baseless and groundless out in the real world. Of course as a rhetorical tool it gets a lot of mileage from the masses who are unable to think for themselves. Kind of the same quote that Hermann Wilhelm Göring used when he was purportedly quoted as saying all you have to do to eliminate the opposing view point is raise issues of the patriotisms. Here, the same effect is induced by indicating that they are protecting newbies, when in reality nothing is further from the truth. Beware of what you wish for,.....


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