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Revised August 11, 2016

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By Jonathan
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Since we have gained a lot of new members in the last month or two, I just wanted to remind everyone that you agreed to follow these guidelines when you signed up for this website. Membership here is a privilege, not a right, and everyone is expected to know and abide by the code of conduct.

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