Community Forum Terms & Conditions

Comments and Forums: Terms of Service and Guidelines


  1. The SF Gateway Forums and Comments functions are founded to allow free exchange of ideas and opinions specifically related (but not restricted) to Science Fiction and Fantasy literature - especially, older 'classic' SF.
  2. Constructive, rational and thoughtful Posts and Comments are welcome.
  3. Please post to the appropriate Forum to reach the best audience, and do not cross post (same posting on more than one Forum).
  4. All Postings and Comments are the expression of the contributors, who are solely responsible for the content. SF Gateway does not endorse any specific views or stance. The moderators may stimulate the discussion with their own remarks.
  5. This is NOT a private chat room. The Posts and Comments are read by people of all ages, from all over the world. Personal messages should be communicated through private emails or the Private Messaging function.
  6. Posting to the Forums or adding a Comment is a privilege (not a right), which you earn and maintain through your rational and compassionate contribution. While removal of Postings and Comments is kept to a minimum, irrelevant and substandard Posts or Comments may be removed to maintain high quality of these reader contributions. Harassment, abuse, threats, obscenity, spam, commercial advertisements and other objectionable content are rejected. Repeated offences will result in the loss of posting privileges.


Terms related to the use of this posting and commenting service

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  2. You agree that SF Gateway may further remove any content, or terminate your password, community, or account for any reason, including, but not limited to, the lack of use of the account.
  3. Global Nature of the Internet: User Content must be civil and tasteful and must comply with all local rules regarding online content and acceptable content, in recognition of the global nature of the Internet.
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  5. Users agree not to copy and paste other articles verbatim in their entirety and present ssid articles as their own.