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Discussion Rules and Conditions

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This facility exists to allow interested people to contribute ideas, comments and discussions with the community of users of this site and share related information.

To ensure a civil forum community, users are required to follow certain rules. These rules are applicable for this and other Zacher Antiques discussion and contribution areas.

Your usage of this facility Indicates Agreement with These Rules.

In using Zacher Antiques Discussion, you agree to be bound by the following rules and conditions. You further agree that all information you provide in your registration is accurate. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not register or participate in Zacher Antiques Discussion.

Principles of Zacher Antiques Discussion is an invitational forum and we ask simply that you voice your opinions in a tasteful manner, respecting the many others from around the world who form this online community.

You might want to spend some time following discussions (“lurking”) before you participate. Discussions are more rewarding when users post messages relating to the discussion topic and avoid repetitive or excessively lengthy posts. Posts to Zacher Antiques Discussion are publicly visible to all visitors to the site.

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Users Are Legally Responsible and Liable for Posts

You agree that you are fully responsible and legally liable for the content that you post to this forum.

The Right to Move, Edit, or Delete Posts

The Zacher Antiques team believes in free expression and active and open debate; we do, however, expect users of Zacher Antiques Discussion to follow rules that protect other users and persons from the invasion of their rights and privacy. The Zacher Antiques team has no obligation to monitor the forums, or any submissions or other materials that you or other third parties transmit or post on Zacher Antiques Discussion.

The Zacher Antiques team does, however, have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor Zacher Antiques Discussion and the materials you transmit or post. Should you violate or allow another person to use your account to violate any of the following rules, The Zacher Antiques Team reserves the right to move, edit, or delete your post or discussion thread:

  • Posts that are defamatory, libelous, unnecessarily antagonistic, or an invasion of privacy or violation of the rights of another user, person, or party.
  • Posts that are obscene, abusive, harassing, threatening, off-topic, unintelligible, or inappropriate, as determined by the moderators of Zacher Antiques Discussion.

  • Posts that are in violation of copyright, trademark, or intellectual property laws, as determined by the moderators of Zacher Antiques Discussion. Simply because material is available on the Internet does not mean it is in the public domain; most materials are protected by law. In addition, simply including attribution does not permit users to post copyrighted materials on the forum; only extremely short excerpts or hyperlinks are generally permitted.

  • Posts in violation of local, state, Australian or international law.

  • Posts promoting, soliciting for, advertising for, referring to, or hyperlinking to commercial products, programs, or services; including contests, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or commercial enterprises. Zacher Antiques Discussion is designed for discussion and debate.

  • Posts which are submitted repetitively, without any bearing on the discussion topic, or otherwise deliberately disrupting the forums (“spamming”).

  • Posts which attempt to impersonate or fraudulently represent another user, person, or party.

  • Posts which are in a language other than English.

  • Posts which include viruses, “Trojan Horses,” or any other contaminating or destructive feature that may damage another person’s computer.

  • Posts which include graphics, audio, movies, JavaScript or programs, or other binary files. The forums are designed to be text-only.

  • Posts which are determined, solely under authority of The Atlantic Monthly and third parties employed or directed by it, to be otherwise objectionable.

Zacher Antiques Discussion is a privately-held, privately-maintained forum. has the right, but not the obligation, to remove any material from the forum which we, at our sole discretion, feel is not appropriate.

The Right to Remove Users

Every message in Zacher Antiques Discussion is automatically labeled with your user name (“posting name”). The Zacher Antiques team reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to remove the posting privileges and/or eject a user permanently from the discussion forum for:

  • Violating the posting rules set forth in the previous section.
  • Impersonating or fraudulently representing another user, person, or party.

  • Using an invalid or outdated e-mail address.

  • Using words or phrases as part of one’s login name that are determined by The Zacher Antiques team to be obscene, threatening, or otherwise offensive.

  • Registering more than one login name at a time.

  • Violating any portion of the terms of service set forth herein.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to seeing you in the forum!