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User Guidelines

Non-Members of Harpguitars.net are welcome and encouraged to read messages, but cannot reply or post.

For security reasons, Forum users are required to register through The Harp Guitar Foundation, where they will provide their name, address and email for verification.  A minimum $10 donation is asked to remain active on the Forum for each year.

Registrants will also find it much easier to keep up with the Forum - if you keep your computer logged in, all new messages will show a yellow folder symbol, and you can subscribe and unsubscribe to individual threads as desired.

Click here to bypass registration and go directly to Forum.

To register, follow these simple quick steps:

  1. Choose a username.  This can now be anything you choose (within tasteful boundaries) and cannot contain a space.  So if you want to just use your name you could type "Joe_User" or "joeuser" for example. 

  2. Choose a password.  This can (and should) contain Mixed case letters and numbers.  I will not be able to access your password.

  3. Enter your email.  Many of us have several accounts and change these over time.  Make sure you enter an address that will not block an automatic message if you forget your password down the the road (and you will!) so that you can retrieve it.  And before you retire any email account while changing your service, make sure you can log into your Member profile, and change your email to your mew one when ready.  I have no means of helping you retrieve a password.

  4. Enter your real name.  This is not an option.  Nor is checking the "private" box.  In addition, I ask that as a courtesy to readers, you include your name as the "signature" at the end of each post.

  5. Enter personal info as desired.

  6. Add Avatar.  This option allows you to have an image show up under your username on each post.  Again, tasteful discretion is asked for.  Images must be 100x100 pixels at 72 ppi.  If you need help formatting to this requirement, send image to me, and I can prepare it.  Otherwise, you may upload your image directly to the Forum server.  Other image attachments in your posts may be uploaded as well, but space is extremely limited, so please use an attachment pointing to your own url whenever possible.

  7. Add Signature.  Type in your name here and it will automatically appear at the end of each post.

  8. Change other defaults if you feel it necessary.

  9. After clicking "Submit," I will receive an email asking to approve your membership.  As soon as possible, I will:

    • immediately approve any current subscriber - you are on!

    • approve new members who have sent me an introductory email as requested on The Harp Guitar Foundation Donation page.

    • remind you if your yearly donation has lapsed or that I have not yet received payment.

That's it!  In addition, the Forum News section will continue to add various topics and tips about using the Forum.

By registering on this forum, members signify that they understand and agree to the additional rules below.
Click here to Register

Membership Agreement, Rules and Policies

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not post any material which is knowingly false, defamatory, libelous, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, racist, religious or illegal.

You agree to include your real name (first and last name) in your Member Profile.  
If you post images or other copyrighted material in this public forum, the liability is yours. The system operators will remove any postings at the request of a copyright holder if there appears to be a copyright violation. Lacking such a request, we assume that the person posting the material has secured permission to do so.
Messages express the views of their authors, not necessarily the views of the operators. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. 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.
Messages in this forum are entered into the Public Domain when posted unless they are explicitly copyrighted by the writer. If you write something here that you wouldn't want to see in print elsewhere, you must attach a copyright notice to it.
We reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever, to deny service to individuals that we deem disruptive, and to terminate the service at any time without notice.

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