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SpaceWeatherLive forum rules

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Posting messages:

  • This forum needs to be inviting for everyone of all knowledge levels.  Respect other's posts and questions.
  • The forum is accessible for everyone, but some sections and content are not visible for non-members and/or guests.
  • Becoming a member of SpaceWeatherLive is free of cost and can be done with the form you can find on this site or with your Facebook account.
  • These rules can be changed without notice. It is your own responsibility to keep yourself updated on the rules. When changes are made, old versions of the rules will no longer be valid and only the latest version counts. 

Copyright and problems:

  • Only members of SpaceWeatherLive can start topics, post answers, start polls.
  • Keep posts substantive, refrain from text-message style chatting.  
  • The main forums are English-only, Dutch is used in the Dutch-specific forums.
  • Jargon is allowed, but make sure your text is still readable for the average forum members. If needed, provide a short explanation for the words you use.
  • Stay on-topic and make sure you post your topics in the right forum.
  • Questions/discussions about alternative science (unproven theories) are only allowed in the pinned topic “Unproven theories” in the “Other” forum.  Posts of this nature elsewhere will be deleted or moved without warning.
  • Obscene or racist language will not be tolerated. This includes obscene or racist illustrations, pictures and movies.
  • Insulting posts, or posts which otherwise harm persons and/or organizations will be removed.
  • Don't post with the sole intention of raising your post count. Only post when you have something to add to the topic. Useless answers will be removed without prior notice.
  • Topics have to be placed in the correct forum. For example, posts regarding active regions go in the active regions board and not in the general discussions board. Incorrectly placed topics will be moved to the correct forum without prior notification. 


  • We are not responsible for damage to optics or other materials after an action published on this forum.
  • Moderators of this forum can change or remove topics and posts without permission of the author whenever they think it is necessary.
  • Advertising for profit is not allowed on this forum. Such topics will be removed without permission of the author.
  • Texts from external websites will never be published on this forum without permission from the author or without publishing the source. In case we receive a complaint from an external site we will suspend the member in question.


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