Sorry for the formality, but we need to do the ‘legal’ stuff and ask you to agree to terms…
Moderation and Comments
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• You understand and agree that the Service is not responsible for any content posted by third parties. Nevertheless, the Service may monitor the comments and discussions as it chooses and reserves the right to remove, edit or otherwise alter content that it deems inappropriate for any reason whatever without consent. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user’s privilege to post content.
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