posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 03:36 AM
I'll say it before the mods do
ATS is a PRIVATE forum. What that means is that when you sign up to post here you agree to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS of membership.
Those Terms and Conditions of membership are, by ATS standards, THE LAW.
It doesn't matter who writes those terms and conditions, or what country they come from, or their inside leg size, number of pimples on their ass
etc, because the overriding factor in actual civil and criminal law in the USA, UK and most other civilised countries is that if you signify the
acceptance of terms and conditions of a PRIVATE INSTITUTION, you are bound by those conditions first and foremost and the court will ask you why - if
you agreed to them - you feel the need to take an issue to court when, simply, it was your choice to act in the manner that you did in order to be
rebuked by the forum staff.