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|Could you please delete my posts?|
|Our general policy is to retain the integrity of the forum discussions as much as possible. Deleting posts and user accounts "at will" has the effect of causing confusion in the flow of discussion threads because people then lose track of who said what and what is being posted in response to who / what. It's like taking out parts of a story or ripping out pages from a book. If we were to open the floodgates to allow people to "take back what they say", we would literally be inundated with requests from people coming back a year, 2 years, 3 years after they posted, and dealing with this would not only overload the (volunteer) admins, but also create the type of confusion mentioned above. The onus is on the poster to be responsible for what they post, not on the admins to go back and prune user posts later at the requests of users who are no longer satisfied with what they posted.<br /><br />Many people have posted things they think back on later, just as many people who write books later look back on what they wrote and wish they could revise it. But by then the book is on the market and on people's bookshelves, that's just the nature of how it goes. It is our belief that people should be responsible for what we post and look back on past experiences as stages of evolution, learning, and growth. Please see the TOS (which you signify agreement to when registering for a user account) for the "legalese" on this topic.|
|Real Names Required|
|Full real names are required in user profiles. It is preferred that villagers include their full real name at the bottom of their posts as well, which can be done automatically by adding a signature in the Edit Account page. As a minimum, villagers are required to have their full real name in the "Real Name" section of their user profile. Accounts not having a full real name or those found to have fake names will be deleted without notice.|
|New Poster Syndrome|
|It is not uncommon for someone to register and then immediately go on a posting rampage, posting at least one post in every active thread in the first 20 minutes after they've registered. Many people find this sort of "flood" by a previously unknown person to be annoying.
It is recommended that you do a bit of reconnaissance beforehand to scout the territory and get a feel of the atmosphere at Kutaki. After registering, it may help to introduce yourself in the first post you make, as noone will know who you are before this point. It is advisable to "ease yourself in" to posting, making only a post or two on your first foray into the village. In a short time, people will get to know you and understand where you are coming from, and will therefore be much more likely to accept what you have to say.
|Some Forums Require a Donation|
|The number of people who register on Kutaki only to advertise their commercial websites, products, or seminars is growing as Kutaki itself grows. Kutaki is a donation-driven website, meaning that it is provided as a free service to everyone, whether they donate or not. Although Kutaki is an attractive place to advertise, considering the user base, it was not created with the intention to provide a free site for people to advertise on. People wanting to use Kutaki for advertising their products, commercial websites, seminars, etc. must therefore make a minimum donation to Kutaki.
* Commercial Websites
Links to commercial websites can be submitted by using the "Submit" link under "Web Links" in the left column of the main Kutaki screen. A minimum donation of $20 will be required to post a link to a commercial website. (Commercial websites are those which exist for the sole purpose of selling items. Dojo websites which also include a "dojo store", etc. are not included in what I refer to as "commercial websites".)
If want to advertise a seminar, please post under the "Event Calendar". (Posts advertising seminars in other forums will be deleted. Posts discussing seminars which have already taken place will be allowed in other forums, of course.) A minimum donation of $10 to Kutaki will be required to post in the "Event Calendar."
* Items for sale
If you do not have a commercial website but want to advertise something you are selling, please post under "Buy My Stuff !!". (Posts advertising items for sale in other forums will be deleted.) A minimum donation of $5 to Kutaki will be required to post in this forum, which will allow you to make the initial post and follow up/update posts in the same thread for a period of one month. After one month, the thread will be locked and considered closed/finished. To continue advertising the item or product, or to advertise a new item or product, a new thread can be started, requiring another donation.
This information is also located in a READ ME post at the top of the above three forums. Posts made in these three forums which are not accompanied by a donation as per the information above will be deleted.
|This is a copy of the Registration Disclaimer that user's are shown at the time of registration. It is available here for the convenience of those who have already registered, for the opportunity to go back and review what they agreed to abide by here at Kutaki.
First - PLEASE READ THE FAQ BEFORE REGISTERING! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE FAQ AT THIS POINT, PLEASE GO BACK AND DO SO NOW BEFORE PROCEEDING! YOUR POST(S) OR COMPLETE USER ACCOUNT MAY BE DELETED WITHOUT WARNING AS A RESULT OF YOUR FAILURE TO MAKE YOURSELF AWARE OF KUTAKI GUIDELINES BY READING THE FAQ.
While the administrators and moderators of Kutaki no Mura will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to this site express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and that Kutaki no Mura cannot be liable for any objectionable content.
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. Creating multiple accounts for a single user is not allowed. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of Kutaki no Mura have the right to REMOVE, EDIT, MOVE or CLOSE any topic, thread, or USER ACCOUNT at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
When registering, YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR FULL NAME IN THE REGISTRATION FORM OR YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE DELETED WITHOUT NOTICE. YOU SHOULD ALSO READ THE FAQ which is linked in the menu at the left side of the page, in order to be aware of certain conditions and guidelines which apply at Kutaki.
By clicking the Register button you agree to be bound by these conditions.
|How do I unsubscribe?|
|If you wish to unsubscribe your Kutaki account, please send a request to the CONTACT US link with your reason for wishing to do so. Your account will then be set to "inactive." If you change your mind in the future, you can have your account activated once again.|
|How do I advertise an event or seminar?|
|Events and seminars can be advertised in one of two ways: 1) via a banner ad, or 2) via the Event Calendar. For banner ad inquiries, please use the "Contact US" link on the left. For using the Event Calendar, please see the Event Calendar link on the left.
Please be aware that Kutaki administration reserves the right to refuse to publish any advertisement for any reason whatsoever. Events which are not directly Bujinkan-related are likely to be refused. Please use the Contact Us link to inquire if you have any questions about the material you would like to advertise.
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