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Certain areas of the Restricted Area enable you to access online forums where you can post messages and read messages posted by other users (hereinafter "Forums"). Such postings may contain data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, external links or other materials (hereinafter "Postings"). The Lockman Foundation may provide some of the Forums Postings and users create other Postings. The Lockman Foundation does not endorse, and specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for, any Postings posted on the Forums, whether the Postings are provided by The Lockman Foundation or a user. The mention of another party, product, or service on the Forums should not be construed as an endorsement by The Lockman Foundation.

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* The Forum is not intended to provide or be a source for answering test or homework questions of those that are students. Questions asked should be from a true desire to learn and not as an easy substitute for the learning process (3/8/11).
* Postings must be Biblically based.
* Postings must not oppose the Bible's sole authority (sola Scriptura).
* Postings must be consistent with Biblical Christian doctrine (Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, Chalcedonian Creed, and Canons of the Council of Orange) (8/10/11).
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* You understand that the Forum does not provide the advantage of live, personal interaction. Therefore, the use of humor or extreme brevity in a written message could sometimes be misunderstood and, at times, cause frustration, discouragement or conflict with others and should therefore be avoided.
* Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. (Colossians 4:6)
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FORUMS - VIOLATIONS

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FORUMS - INDEMNITY

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