March 14, 2015

Rules

ZARIF FORUM AND WEBSITE RULES

By accessing the “Zarif” website, you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “Zarif”. We may change these rules at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of “Zarif” after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

Thank you for registering with “Zarif”. We will run this website like a public forum or a public bulletin board. We may employ moderators, and offensive posts will be deleted. Unsolicited Off-Topic Advertising is against forum rules. If you refuse to conform to Forum Rules, then please do not continue the registration process. An email will be sent to you when you register for this site. Respond to the email by clicking the link to activate your account. Responding to this email and activating your account signifies your willingness to obey the Forum Rules. Note that if you subsequently only post Off-Topic Advertising Spam, your posts will be deleted, and your account will be deleted. We reserve the right to delete posts and spam and user accounts for any reason that’s deemed necessary. When the time is right, we will employ plugins to block Comment Spam. If you are a known and registered spammer, don’t complain to us when your comments are blocked and your user account is deleted. “Zarif” lives by quality content. Freeloaders who post Off-Topic Advertising are not welcome here, so do not bother to register if that is your only goal or intent. Notice that as time goes by, some content on “Zarif” might only be available to Registered Users.

Our “Zarif” forums here are powered by BuddyPress and bbPress, which are social media and bulletin board solutions released on the WordPress Depository and can be downloaded from www.wordpress.org. These WordPress plugins facilitate internet based discussions; we and none of these groups are responsible for what gets posted or what we allow and/or disallow as permissible content and/or conduct.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “Zarif” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts and users are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that we at “Zarif” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. There is a lot of ugly, filthy, and degrading material on some of the websites out there; and, we don’t want any of that here. We want to keep all of our sites as G-Rated as possible. We will let other websites cater to and handle the retrograde stuff. We want websites that leave people feeling good about themselves and life.

As a user, you agree to any information you have entered being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “Zarif” nor any of our affiliates or software providers shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised. We employ security plugins to slow or block brute-force attacks, but we are not responsible if those security measures fail. We collect no credit card, banking, or social security information on this website. The only thing we are collecting is your email address; and, we reserve the right to use that as we see fit to enhance your experience at “Zarif”.

The Owners or Powers That Be at “Zarif” reserve the right to link to affiliates, to display context sensitive advertising, and do what is necessary to raise enough money to keep this site going. The same privileges do not extend to the Users, although a link to a User’s website or LinkedIn Profile or email address is perfectly permissible in the signature of an On-Topic Post.  Posts and comments that have a lot of links might be blocked, because spammers tend to provide a lot of links and no content. We want our Users to be able to promote themselves and to be found if they want to be found; but, we reserve the right to replace the links in posts to a comparable affiliate link either directly or through a background unseen add-on service with our host.

Obviously, we want any money generated by “Zarif” to go to “Zarif” for the upkeep of the site. Someday, we hope to be able to hire a couple of employees and lease a dedicated server to keep “Zarif”, “All Things Computer”, “STORE PORT“, Our Computer Store, and the other associated websites updated, fast, and relevant. “Zarif” is currently sponsored and maintained by “All Things Computer” found at allthings.computer.

Welcome to “Zarif”. May you have an elegant, graceful, inspirational, and uplifting experience while you are here. Register for “Zarif”. Join the different groups as you see fit. Participate and have fun!

Here’s the Opening Post that explains why we chose to call this website Zarif and why Zarif is the theme of this website.

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Be Excellent to Each Other,

The Powers That Be

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