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FORUM - CODE OF CONDUCT

Welcome to the Download Festival discussion forums! These forums are here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss ideas, give advice, and converse about any other aspects of the Download Festival with other members. Community forums are at their best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you conduct yourself in a civilized manner when participating in these forums.

The guidelines and rules listed below explain what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other community members. Note that the following guidelines are not exhaustive, and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. As such, the forum moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. Your access to these forums is a "privilege," and not a "right." Live Nation reserves the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines.

We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis. The action we take may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category.

Highly Inappropriate
Language or links to websites containing language or images, which fall under the following categories, is deemed to be highly inappropriate. Clarification on what constitutes each category can be found by clicking on the links below.

Racial / Ethnic

Extreme Sexuality/Violence

Real-Life Threats

Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

Sexual Orientation

Nudity

Impersonating a Live Nation Employee or moderator

Moderately Inappropriate
Language or links to websites containing language or images, which fall under the following categories, is deemed to be moderately inappropriate. Clarification on what constitutes each category can be found by clicking on the links below.

Obscene/Vulgar

Inappropriate

Harassing or Defamatory

Major Religions or Religious Figures

National

Illegal Drugs or Activities

Spamming and Trolling

Advertising

Discussing Disciplinary Actions

Other Categories
There is one other category of harassment that is not necessarily related to the language used, this is listed below:

Ongoing harassment
Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific member with harassment can lead to more severe action. The idea behind this is to prevent any one member from consistently being uncomfortable in the Download Festival forums.

IMPORTANT
Repeatedly violating any area of the Download Festival Forum Code of Conduct, including the areas detailed above, will often result in permanent banishment from the forums.

This policy is not language-restrictive. Language that falls under this policy will always be subject to the repercussions listed, whether it is inappropriate in English or any other language.
The bottom line is that we want the Download Festival Forums to be a fun and safe environment for all members. In attending this festival and posting on its forums, you will encounter thousands of other people who share different experiences and come from vastly different backgrounds. While certain language and images may not be offensive to you, consider the fact that that same language and images may have a completely different effect on someone else. We've done everything we can to make this a great festival but now it's up to you, the people, to breathe life into the festival.