Forum Rules Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. Please make sure that you also read the Forum Etiquette page. Badger & Blade Terms of Usage Welcome to Badger and Blade, the premier on-line forum for those in pursuit of the gentlemanly art of traditional wet-shaving as well as providing one of the most comprehensive resources for discussing and reviewing men's grooming products. This site is filled with the friendliest bunch of people on the internet, dedicated to kicking back, shooting the breeze, and helping each other. Please keep in mind that this is a privately-owned forum. While having fun is the primary goal, there are several rules that the moderators and administrators would like to make clear. All members 1. Feel welcome! Jump right into the conversation -- a great place to start is by introducing yourself in our Shave Clinic and Newbie Check-in, as well as in the Hall of Fame. 2. Realize that we take great pride in B&B being a work-friendly, internet oasis for gentlemanly behavior. This means that profanity, inflammatory comments regarding politics and/or religion, personal attacks, pornographic images, discussions of illegal or illicit activity, or any other ungentlemanly behavior as deemed inappropriate by the Administrators/Moderators, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Offenders will be dealt with swiftly. More to the point, if it's likely to be offensive, or if you wouldn't say it to someone in person, it doesn't belong here. 3. Comply with the requests of the moderators. We dont interfere unless its absolutely necessary. We will gladly discuss with you any requests we make. This can be done via private messaging so as to save anyone from any unnecessary public embarrassment. 4. For members other than Vendors, to whom separate rules apply, offers to buy, sell, trade, or otherwise exchange can only be made in our Buy Sell Trade forum (please see #12 for more on this) (BST). No links or mentions to such offers are to be included in members signatures nor posted in forums other than the BST. New members are welcome to purchase items from the B/S/T forum right away, but must wait until they've amassed 45 days of membership and 50 posts to use this forum to sell, trade, or post "want to buy" ads. More on the B/S/T Rules here. Also, have a look at this page: Panjo Marketplace 4a. The BST forum was not set up as a profit center for individuals. B&B discourages members from only posting sales and not contributing in other forums. To use the BST, the vast majority of your posts should be on the shaving forums. 4b. Members without a bonafide internet or brick and mortar storefront may also be considered vendors (at the sole discretion of the mod team) and may lose their privileges in the B/S/T forum if they are marking up items to unreasonable prices, or selling large quantities of items on the B/S/T on a regular basis - again, both of these variables are at the sole discretion and classification of the mod team. We welcome members who wish to add further value to the membership of the forum by selling items here in the B/S/T - however this community is not intended to be the free storefront and marketing arm of businesses. 5. While we enjoy offering the B/S/T thread as a service to our members, we see it as just a small portion of our site's greater good. Problems are incredibly rare, but you should know that transactions in B/S/T are ultimately not the responsibility of B&B -- caveat emptor! 5a. These are not hard and fast rules but such activities are watched with a wary eye. • Never ending PIFs end up in what is basically trading and trading is not allowed outside of the BST. • Traveling boxes/Trains can only be started by members in good standing. Members participate at their own risk. 6. To prevent abusive advertisement, no member shall direct other members, either through direct hotlink or indirectly through comments or other means, to any live e-Bay auctions or other auction sites. Do not post URLs, item numbers, or seller IDs or any similar information unless that e-Bay sale is strictly a "buy it now" sale with no option available to place a bid, or is contained within an e- Bay storefront. Members should also use good judgment in posting information that may reference specific active auctions, particularly if the extra attention drawn to it would be unwanted by other members who may be bidding. Please feel free to discuss eBay auctions only after they are closed. 6a. Links to sites that duplicate B&B content - B&B is a free service for our members, and maintains a specific set of rules, posting limitations, and fee structure for those advertising goods, services, and outside information sources such as blogs, podcasts, videos, and sites which have similar content to B&B. Links, redirects, or pointing to content that duplicates B&B content is disallowed. Links to blogs (regardless of subject) are not permitted. In short, if it's a subject discussed on B&B, links to other sites may only be posted by approved and paid vendors. 7. B&B is not an appraisal site. As such, asking values here isn't acceptable behavior. All B&B members, asking and answering, new or old, should be aware that B&B is a community of users, and not an appraisal or identification service. 8. Any proposed group buys must be brought to the attention of the moderator team for approval prior to the posting of any such proposed endeavor. 9. This website is based in and governed by the laws of California. 9b. Any attempts at promoting gambling, raffles or unauthorized use of this site for fund-raising is strictly prohibited, this would include, but is not limited to such things as charity events, "vote for me/someone I know in a contest", solicitations for medical treatment costs or political campaigns. This means that discussion of Kickstarter or other similar fundraising sites & their projects, unfunded projects, and pre-order projects are also prohibited. 10. Individuals are only allowed to register once. Anyone found with more than one account will lose all membership privileges. If you have multiple individuals in your household that wish to be members and share an IP address, please inform a moderator. 11. Do not submit/post copyrighted materials, or pictures, content, etc that you do not own. Badger & Blade is not responsible for, and does not assume liability for the content posted by members of this forum. If you feel an infringement has been made, contact the member that posted the material in question. 12. Commercial activity. One of the cornerstone principles of Badger and Blade is the separation between our member discussion fora and areas in which commercial activity takes place. This allows our discussions to remain free from commercial interests whilst allowing our Vendor members to promote their businesses in the appropriate part of the site. Promoting a business may include (but is not limited to) any of the following: posting photos of work which you may sell, posting photos of repair or modification work which you have performed for payment, or displaying a body of work which reflects activity for which you are paid in any way and at any level of compensation. Promoting a business without a Vendor membership is prohibited at Badger and Blade. Should the idea of our Vendor Program be of interest to you, please contact any one of the Moderator Team. 13. Remember that in the end, it's not solving world hunger. It's just shaving! Other terms Finally, everyone should be aware that "Badger and Blade", the badger head logo, "B&B", and all combinations thereof when referring to men's grooming; are trademarked and the sole property of Badger & Blade. All content submitted becomes property of Badger & Blade which is free to use any and all submissions for non-commercial purposes. Lastly, but most importantly, have fun! How do I accept this agreement? By using or accessing the services, you agree to abide by this agreement without modification by you. If you do not agree, you may not use the services. All members and vendors must read and agree to the rules in order to participate on Badger and Blade.