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Repeating, BEFORE you register check your email spam blocking settings and make the necessary changes to allow email from StriperSurf Forums and “@stripersurf.com.”

During registration input your email address carefully, these are not valid addresses:

[ yourname@aol ]    [ yourname@comcast ]   [ www.yourname@msn.com ], etc
The ".com" and ".net" are missing and no one has an email address starting with "www."

The Registration Form requires the following data:

  1. Username
  2. Account Password (this is Case Sensitive)
  3. Confirm Account Password (this is Case Sensitive)
  4. Account Email Address
  5. Confirm Account Email Address

Registration Confirmation: The email confirmation will include your Member Name, Email Address, Password and a link to click which will open a browser window on StriperSurf.com and acknowledge that your account has been validated. If you are unable to click through to the web site Copy & Paste the StriperSurf Forums email to ME from the email address you input during registration and I will validate your membership manually. This is not "instantaneous" and email addresses must match.

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Users Guidelines
I. Considering the real-time nature of the StriperSurf Message Board, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of posted messages and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the publisher, administrators and moderators of StriperSurf.com or any entity associated with StriperSurf.com.

Interpretation: People who post here have different and varied opinions. Many of them know what they are talking about, others don't. We'll leave it to you to decide who is which. Just try not to take the whole thing too seriously and don’t expect us to either. If you don't want to see critical comments, you should go away now. If your sole purpose of posting is to be belligerent, combative, aggressive, critical and negative as possible for no apparent reason, you should also go away.

II. Any user who feels that a posted message violates the guidelines set forth is encouraged to contact us immediately. Click on this button in the lower right corner of the post to file a report. You may also email, or use the private message function of this Message Board. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

III. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this Message Board software service to post or upload any material which is knowingly False and/or Defamatory, intentionally Inaccurate, Abusive, Belligerent, Vulgar, Hateful, Harassing, Obscene, Profane, Sexually Explicit, Threatening, Invasive of a Person's Privacy, or otherwise Violative of any Law. Personal attacks are strictly prohibited.

Interpretation: “Your opinion shows a lack of knowledge. My opinion is correct because....” is not a personal attack. “You are an ****** idiot and your mother ........” is a personal attack. If all you can write is that some other person's opinion is stupid or dumb, you are proving your inability to express yourself in intelligible English. You therefore are the idiot!

Posts such as this will get you banned:

"I want a piece of you....I will kick your A*S*S like no other you piece of crap!
You chicken S*H*I*T dirtball>>>>>>>>>>>IF I EVER RUN INTO YOU>>>>>>>>>>YOUR A*S*S IS MINE!!!!!"

Other hot buttons for us include racist comments and really, really mean things. Excessive use of exclamation points, arrows (!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >>>>>>>>) or SENTENCES IN ALL CAPS is also discouraged. Bypassing the censoring settings by typing expletives, such as shown in the above quotation only proves your immaturity and ignorance. Constant use of the Reply with Quote button should be avoided since it makes reading the thread more difficult. Uploading soft or hard porn or any picture that offends our Catholic upbringing will get you banned and reported to your ISP and your company's IT/Network manager. We'll cc your HR manager just to be mean and destroy your career.

IV. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by StriperSurf.com.

Please post quotes from articles with a link to the actual article when possible. Please do not link to images on another web site without permission as you will be using their bandwidth.

V. Although this Message Board does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at this community reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this community, StriperSurf.com, its publisher, administrators, moderators and agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

Interpretation: Removal or deletion of posted material is at the discretion of the administrators and moderators. While we try to be consistant, some days we may just be a little more easily irritated than others. This is a privately owned and operated web site and therefore your First Amendment rights under the US Constitution do not apply. We make no apologies for this and do not wish to hear any crybaby whinings about censorship.

VI. We at StriperSurf.com also reserve the right to terminate your membership and "ban" you from reading the message boards. We also will reveal your identity, your ISP (or whatever personal information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Interpretation: We do respect your privacy, but not that much. Only administrators can view your IP address and email address. You have the option to display your email address, go to UserCP to check your Profile. We may reveal information to our moderators, if needed. We will definitely reveal this information to law enforcement, your employer or other official types if required.

VII. Advertisements, promotion of or links to third party companies, commercial or competitive web sites, chain letters, wagers, betting pools, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are strictly forbidden.

Interpretation: Just don't do it, we will delete it and you. Competitive websites are any site with information, features, products and articles similar to those provided by StriperSurf.com. Private, “For Sale” posts for fishing tackle and fishing accessories are acceptable within reason. Reason is, at the most two rods and reels.

All business entities; including guide services or agents may not use the Forums to promote any business, product or service. Please refer to our extensive Advertsing program.

If you want to sell your truck, boat, house, wife, kids and a mess of tackle contact your local newspaper's classified advertising department or pitch it on Ebay. Offending posts will be deleted and we'll suspend your posting priveleges until you beg us for mercy.

Additional Rules, Guidelines, Warnings and Threats

1. Think before you type. This is a public forum. Never forget that thousands of people access this message board, even though only a small minority actually posts a question. Avoid all vulgarity. This is not the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, and we all like a good laugh through double entendre but be tasteful and ask yourself if Mom would mind reading it before you say it. "Your mission," should you decide to ask a question, should be to ask yourself first “does it inform and entertain?”

2. Moderation Queue. This is a feature that permits us to pre-approve a Member's posts before they are displayed on the Message Board. This is a real pain in the neck but if we think you are a hard case or abusing the Private Message feature you will be put "in Queue." Yes its like Big Brother, snooping and censorship but you don't have any constitutional rights on this private web site and we need to protect our interests and the rest of this community first.

3. Age Restrictions. As much as we like children and enjoy teaching them how to fish, past experience has shown us that their participation on this Message Board isn't a good for them or for us. No one under the age of 13 may register on this Message Board, even if your Mom or Dad says OK. Sorry.

4. Nit Picking Lawyer types. We have enough lawyers in New Jersey and we don't want to hear from you about whatever you don't like. We do claim OUR Constitutional First Amendment rights just like the New York Times, Washington Post or Consumer Reports. As editors and reporters for StriperSurf.com we can say that product "XYZ" in our opinion is a piece of junk. If some underage kid submits a false birthdate during registration and then is offended by something on the Message Board Forums, it's not our problem. Poor parenting. For the record our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy which we paid a damn lawyer to draw up for us, takes precedence, supercedes and controls these Guidelines.

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