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« on: Nov 04, 2004, 09:17 AM »
Forum Agreement

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar,  racist, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Posting spam, flooding, chain letters, pyramid schemes, advertisements, promotions, for-sale items, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

This forum and "First Amendment Rights."  It is important to distinguish that "First Amendment Rights" guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America with regards to freedom of expression are rights granted that state the government of the United States shall enact no law that prohibits such.  This is not a governmental forum, and as such, we are not bound by "First Amendment Rights."  While we certainly encourage free speech, there are topics which are inappropriate for this forum, and such topics may not be discussed here.  When we delete a thread or a post, it is important that posters understand we are doing so because the topic is inappropriate for the forum, and that "First Amendment Rights" do not apply.  Think of how certain topics are inappropriate in your living room, in front of your parents, or in other places in life; the same holds true here.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another member, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another member's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and log into this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Derbies and Tournaments

Derbies and Tournaments are allowed by and as long as they have a theme of contributing a 100% charitable donation to a Pro-fishing or Pro-Hunting organization. Other charitable organizations such as a local fire department or ambulance corps for example are allowed as well. If there is any question if a organization qualifies as a charitable organization please contact the Admin or a State Moderator for which the event will be held. In accordance with the general principle of and no member is required to participate or pay a monetary amount to enter a contest. No person hosting or participating in a event shall have any form or variation of the event to be for business advertisement unless otherwise they are a paid sponsor of and or unless they have the express consent of the Admin of these sites. No person hosting in or participating in a event shall hold a for profit event monetarily or otherwise a product of that may be monetary.

Terms Of Use maintains this site for your personal information, education, and motivation. Please feel free to browse our site. All materials on our site, including but not limited to artwork, photographs, graphics, text, are the sole property of The exclusive rights to all materials on this site are protected by U.S. and international laws of copyright, trademark and unfair competition.
Please understand that the "Terms of Use" are provided for both your protection and mine; they are written to clarify the terms under which the images contained within this collection may be used.  These terms are legally binding.

• 1. You may "NOT" copy, reproduce and distribute content from this website. All images and writings are property of and may not be reproduced by any method including screen captures and/or downloads.

• 2. Should you choose to use any graphic found within the linkware collection, whether a complete set or individual image, you must use a linking logo (found on each set selection) and correct referring link within the same page that the image(s) appear.  A text link is permitted.  This is not negotiable.  Using this logo and link is part of the copyright.

Please refer your links to:

A page of "credits" is not acceptable.  Please credit my linkware actually on the page(s) of use.

• 3. You may not alter, change, colorize, re-size or modify any or all images without specifically indicated approval.

• 4. Images from the linkware collection may NOT be used by individuals whose intent in developing web sites for others is for gain  (whether actual income and /or bartered for trade) whether from the site itself or from the web page developing service.

Use of my images by individuals developing websites with intent to gain is unequivocally denied unless a license and written permission from me has been obtained PRIOR to the downloading, uploading or use of any graphic.

You may not use graphics from the linkware collection if you are developing websites for others at no charge and then advertise these sites within a client portfolio with intent to acquire additional paying clients.

• 5. Images within the linkware collection are not to be placed in any on-line collection or archive; in addition, no images are to be redistributed for financial gain or placed within any compilation CD, software or other reproducible media.

• 6. Any site whose intent is to earn revenue (whether actual income and or bartered for trade) is considered a commercial endeavor. The linkware collection graphics are for not-for-profit (i.e. personal) web pages only.

If you are a commercial endeavor and would like to purchase a license to use these graphics, please email me.

• 7. Please load the images to your own server or web site directory.  Please do not link directly to my images. If you are unsure how to load to your own directory, please consult the upload data on the site service you are using. Web TV users: please use a Web TV Transloader service.

• 9. If you use images from the linkware collection, please email me the URL of the completed page.

• 10. If for any reason I request that the images from the linkware collection be removed from your site, you will be given 72 hours to comply.  Violations of the terms of use could subject you to this request.

Permission for Commercial Use or Other Uses Not Covered Above
For permission to use materials commercially or in any context, please write to Please include the title of the page, title of article/image you would like to print, the specific URL where you found the information, and information as to the nature of your intended use.

Signatures and Avatars

Signatures must be setup in your Profile not manually added to your messages.
Signatures and Avatars may not contain any advertising, pricing, sales, product etc. details.
May contain a maximum of two smilies. Or one animated smiley.
May include two clickable links. URL's or mailto: - No duplicate links
Only exact URLs allowed ie not LOOK HERE - No tinyurls etc either, only exact, literal URLs
May not contain links to other threads or posts for the purpose of self promotion
Your signature is your signature. It is not for sale or rent.
Any signature or avatar that is offensive or insulting to either us, our members, or our staff, are prohibited.
Please limit signature pictures to 120 pixels high and keep them limited to one line long.
We reserve the right to ask you to change and/or remove your signature or avatar at any time, for any reason.

At All Times

Keep all commentary civil, and be courteous at all times. Constructive criticism is welcome, but insults directed towards other users moderators or the site admins will not be tolerated. Coarse/insulting language will not be tolerated. No commercial advertising is permitted.Any posts deemed to be self promotion, advertising, or spam can and will be removed. NO SPAM - NO ADVERTISING eg. Posting and making excessive, inappropriate and unnecessary references to your products and websites is self promotion. Any posts deemed to be of this nature will be removed. Settle your disputes in private please. If you feel a post violates any of these rules, or you need to bring it to the attention of a moderator or please use the ‘report to moderator link to notify the moderators. These forums are centered on ice fishing. They are not a place to promote ideological, religious, or political matters. All such discussions may be deleted/closed.

Failure to abide by these rules may result in a deletion of your post. We reserve the right to ban abusers from the site. We reserve the right to change these rules at any time. Disclaimer

The information on the website is provided as a service to its members. We make every effort to ensure accuracy and quality of the information provided on the IceShanty website.

The information presented on this web site represent the opinions of the individual contributors. No representation is made regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information contained on any of these pages.

By using the information, you acknowledge that there are potential hazards which may cause damage to you and or others. You agree to hold harmless from any liability resulting from your use of the information on this website.

Neither, its members, its sponsors and advertisers, or any of the individual contributors accept any liability for the consequences of using the materials, products or services presented on these pages.

Always check your local regulations!
Use the information on this website at your own risk!

We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.  As a part of the use of the continued use of this forum, you may be required to agree to rules changes in the future.  While we do not see the need to update these rules, from time to time, an issue may arise that requires existing rules to be updated, or new rules to be instituted.  We reserve the right to adapt these rules for any such future issues.

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