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Terms and Conditions of Service

Historically, we have not had a lot of official rules at WoodCentral, yet our forum has always been very civil. We abide by the generally-accepted, largely-unspoken rules of respect, courtesy and common sense that guide all communities, real or virtual. When in doubt, treat others as you would have them treat you. We do ask, though, that you refrain from discussing religion or politics, and we never allow

  1. Spam in any form.
  2. Off-color posts, dirty jokes or swearing. Please refrain from saying anything you wouldn’t say in polite company or in front of your children.
  3. “Flaming” or personal attacks on others. Healthy debate and respectful disagreement are welcome; name-calling, bickering and back-biting are not.

If you are an individual with something to sell, feel free to post it in our Marketplace. You can also make a brief post on the appropriate forum pointing to the listing in ‘Classified’. If you’re a business and would like to advertise on WoodCentral, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call toll-free 1-877-933-4637 during business hours.

Unsolicited commercial messages and links are not permitted on our forums and will be removed at the moderator’s sole discretion and earliest opportunity. You may post a link to your commercial website and/or mention your commercial product or service in a message only if it is an appropriate and relevant response to a question posted on the forum by someone else.

You may post a link to your non-commercial website anytime. Non-commercial sites are those that do not offer products or services (Exception: woodworking projects) for sale to other visitors.

WordPress Websites

Rules for users of our WordPress websites for woodworking:

  1. Purpose of the Website: The websites are intended for woodworking-related content only. Users are expected to create websites that primarily focus on woodworking topics such as projects, tutorials, tool reviews, and related discussions.
  2. Content Guidelines:
    • Users must not publish any content that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive, or infringes upon the rights of others.
    • Content must be original or properly attributed if using third-party material. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
    • Images used on the website must be either original or properly licensed. Users are responsible for ensuring they have the right to use any images they upload.
  3. Number of Pages and Size Limits:
    • Each user is allowed a maximum of [insert number] pages per website.
    • The total file size for each website should not exceed [insert size] MB.
    • Excessive use of large media files (images, videos) should be avoided to maintain website performance.
  4. Use of Resources:
    • Users are expected to use server resources responsibly. Excessive use of server resources (CPU, memory, bandwidth) may result in account suspension.
    • Automated scripts, bots, or any malicious activity aimed at disrupting the service or other users’ websites is strictly prohibited.
  5. Advertising and Monetization:
    • Users are allowed to monetize their websites through ads or affiliate links, but the primary focus of the website should remain on woodworking content.
    • Users must comply with WoodCentral’s advertising policies and guidelines.
  6. User Conduct:
    • Users must adhere to a respectful and professional conduct when interacting with others on the platform. Harassment, hate speech, or any form of abusive behavior will not be tolerated.
    • Spamming, excessive self-promotion, or solicitation is prohibited.
  7. Legal Compliance:
    • Users are responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to copyright, data protection, and online advertising laws.
    • Users must not engage in any activities that could harm the reputation of the platform or its users.
  8. Moderation and Enforcement:
    • The platform administrators reserve the right to moderate and remove any content or accounts that violate these rules or pose a risk to the community.
    • Users found to be in violation of the rules may face account suspension or termination.
  9. Updates to the Rules:
    • These rules are subject to change at the discretion of the platform administrators. Users will be notified of any updates to the rules.

By adhering to these rules, users can contribute to a positive and thriving woodworking community on the platform while ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

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