Chances are - if you're honest, sincere and civil with your posts - you will never have to worry about the SI Administrators. In fact, the SI Administrators are really great people and they perform an invaluable service in maintaining the sanctity of Silicon Investor.
However, you subject yourself to possible suspension and/or termination if you do any of the following:
* Provide untrue or incorrect information about yourself during the Silicon Investor Registration Process.
* Use Silicon Investor for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, tortuous ("tortious" or whatever -- you know what we mean), improper or otherwise objectionable.
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* Use Silicon Investor for the transmission of junk mail, spam, chain letters, advertising or unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail.
* Post messages that are egregiously off-topic, repetitive, or significantly disruptive to the dialog. (Note: cross-posting of the same or similar message is limited to two boards, inclusive.)
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The following actions, among others, may result in removal of messages and/or termination of your membership.
a) Using the Service for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, tortuous ("tortious", "tortoise", etal) or otherwise objectionable.
b) Posting material, non-public information about companies, without the authorization to do so.
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e) Using the Service for the transmission of junk mail, spam, chain letters, or unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail.
f) Using the Service for the transmission of advertising or promotion of any product or service.
g) Posting improper or off-topic messages or posting more than twenty messages in six hours.
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