WARPIG Free User Registration
And Rules of conduct
Take the time to completely read this page
the whole thing can save a lot of confusion in the long run as you will
be responsible to adhere to these guidelines)
Standing on a long history as
the first web page ever devoted to the sport of paintball, the World
And Regional Paintball Information Guide (WARPIG) is a free resource
for the benefit of the internet paintball community. Included in the WARPIG
web site are discussion forums, classified ads, calendars and other sections
which allow WARPIG users to post information directly to the server. Maintenance
of the site, and much news reporting is provided by the staff of Corinthian
Media Services, contributors from across the internet have submitted articles,
photographs, and vast amounts of knowledge in the forums, and project expenses
have been met by the support of sponsors in the paintball industry, and
by Bill and Dawn Mills of Corinthian Media Services.
In order to maintain a friendly
environment which will encourage new players and foster growth of the sport
of paintball, posting access is controlled via user registration. Violation
of these rules may result in removal of posted messages or data and or
The general rules:
Classified ad and
Name calling, slander and other
forms of abuse are not acceptable.
Discussion must remain civil.
Differing opinions, and negative
views are completely acceptable, and messages will not be removed simply
because two or more people disagree. Disagreement is the cornerstone of
discussion and learning. Discussion must, however remain civil.
To keep WARPIG acceptable to
the widest audience, and maintain positive rankings with net filtering
services, posted messages must use language acceptable to a "family audience."
If you are in doubt if a posting
is appropriate, use this simple test - would you say this in front of your
mother? If you're still in doubt - don't post it or, consider a way
to reword it that would be more socially acceptable.
Discussion forums are not link
Discussion forums, classified
ads, auctions, etc. are not meant for publicizing web pages. If you have
a web page you would like people to find, please fill out the feedback
form with the URL so that it may be included in our link page. It
is perfectly acceptable to list URLs and refer to web pages in answer to
relevant questions in the WARPIG forums. Also, event promoters may
include a URL when announcing their upcoming tournament or recreational
event in the relevant forum. Postings however which conist of little more than a link to another web site, rather than actual discussion will be removed.
Discussion forums are not billboards
for commercial advertisements.
While it is perfectly acceptable
for employees of paintball related businesses to answer questions and take
part in discussions, the forums are not to be used by dealers looking for
a free way to advertise price lists and products. Field and store
owners are encouraged to list their businesses in the field and store listings,
and their events in the event calendar. Manufacturers are encouraged
to send news releases and or products for review to our feedback
form for inclusion in the web site. As an exception to this rule, event promoters may announce an upcoming event in appropriate forum.
Spamming is prohibited.
Posting the same message several
times, or in several areas of the web site, or posting messages that are
repetitive or devoid of content simply to re-arrange post order, increase
post count, or do anything other than communicate within the guidelines
for which the forum was designed, is not allowed.
Posting of a person's personal information without their consent (personal phone numbers, private e-mail addresses, home addresses, social security numbers, etc.) is prohibited.
Posting of advertisements of
"pay for surf" and similar internet advertising businesses or commission plan programs is not permitted.
- Postings advocating illegal or inherrently unsafe activity, or linking to resources for same are not permitted. Some examples include but are not limited to:
- Threats of physical violence, vandalism, harassment or other abuse.
- Pyramid or Ponzi Schemes.
- Unlicensed music or video sharing.
- "Cracks," "Warez" or similar unlicensed software distribution.
- Unlicensed manufacture and or use of explosives.
- Unlicensed firearms modification.
- The WARPIG forums include multiple
levels of user tracking,
All available user data will
be made available to law enforcement agencies, or duly authorized legal
investigators if the site management believes access to this data will
assist in a criminal investigation, or help resolve a legal dispute.
This policy has been put in place to add extra levels of protection for
people who make purchases arranged in our classified ad sections, and to
guard businesses against slander and libel.
By registering, users agree
that they will abide by these rules.
Users agree that for any violation
of the posted rules, or for an action that the administrators of WARPIG.com
feel is contrary to the purposes of the WARPIG Project, their WARPIG.com
user accounts may be suspended, and or messages, advertisements or auctions
they have posted may be removed from the web site. Users additionally
agree that they have no right to post content at WARPIG.com, and are guests
who must abide by the site rules.
Adult images and media content
are strictly prohibited.
Photographs may be included
in forum messages through the use of hypertext linking. Links to,
and inclusion of images deemed to be adult, provocative, lewd, prurient,
or otherwise disturbing are prohibited.
Avatars and signature files must follow the same
guidelines as postings and linked content.
In some areas of the site, users
may be allowed to represent themselves with an avatar, or image next to
their identifying information. These images are designed to represent
the person posting the message, and must follow the same "family friendly"
guidelines as other images linked in the site. Sexually provocative
photographs, whether they include nudity or not, are not an acceptable
representation of the person posting the message.
The user agrees to receive occasional
e-mails from WARPIG.com.
WARPIG.com may occasionally
send e-mail bulletins to its users. It will not, however lend, lease,
sell or give private user information to other parties except in working
to resolve a criminal or legal dispute. Some sections of the web
site (classified ads, calendar, field and store listings and auctions)
will make public the e-mail address of the person posting information within
them. WARPIG's forums give the option of a user allowing others to
mail them through the forum, without making their e-mail address public.
The user grants irrevocable
DRAP rights to Corinthian Media Services for content submitted to WARPIG.com.
The user grants Corinthian Media
Services the right to distribute, reproduce, adapt and print content and
messages submitted to WARPIG.com. While the user will still retain
the copyright to works he or she submits, he or she may not retract DRAP
rights of the content. In some forum and posting areas of the web
site, the user may have the option to edit or retract his or her messages.
In other areas, and in circumstances where such retraction or editing could
be done as a part of a willful deception or fraud, the user may not be
able to change previously submitted information.
- The user agrees to only submit materials for which he or she has the legal right to grant DRAP rights to Corinthian Media Services, and or which are consistent with US Copyright law.
Impersonating other users, persons
or businesses is prohibited.
Choosing a username, or signing
messages with a name to willfully cause confusion, or deception is prohibited.
The user agrees to hold WARPIG.com
and Corinthian Media Services, as well as its owners and agents harmless.
The user agrees he or she has
no rights related to the use of the services at WARPIG.com. They
are offered as a goodwill effort to the paintball playing community, and
the user agrees that WARPIG.com, Corinthian Media Services, as well as
its owners and agents are in no way liable for loss of service, or damages
arising from or relating to the services provided at WARPIG.com
Registration requires that the
user have a valid e-mail address.
The user's password will be
sent to this address. At certain times, in order to prevent spamming
or other disruption of the forums, the registration of new accounts from
"free" e-mail providers may be temporarily restricted.
If you want to keep it, use
Accounts which are inactive
for extended periods of time, may be deleted. Simmilarly, old, inactive
discussion threads and other outdated content may be removed from the system
at any time.
The term, “buyer”
refers to a person purchasing an item from a seller, or bidding on an item
in the auctions. The term “seller” refers to a person advertising
an item for sale, or listing it for bids in the auction. WARPIG.com
refers to the World And Regional Paintball Information Guide maintained
by Corinthian Media Services.
Both buyer and seller agree
that in all situations, they are the sole parties responsible for transactions.
Both the buyer and seller affirm that WARPIG.com is merely an informational
service which they are using to contact each other, and that WARPIG.com
is not responsible for the quality of products bought or sold, the safety,
legality, or merchantability of said products, for ensuring that proper
payment is made for their transactions.
In using the services provided
by WARPIG.com, both the buyer and seller agree to hold harmless WARPIG.com
and Corinthian Media Services for any liabilities connected with their
Both Buyer and Seller agree
that they will only advertise items for sale, trade, or wanted which are
legal to own and operate in their communities, and which have been obtained
by legal means.
Forsale and wanted advertisements
will only be for paintball equipment and supplies. Mention of non-paintball
products will only be limited to items which will be considered acceptable
to trade for paintball items by the buyer or seller in classified ad listings.
The Player to Player classified
ads may be used by players looking to contact other players, teams or leagues,
seeking employment in the paintball industry, or by paintball related companies
Ads may only be placed by individuals
looking to buy or sell their personal equipment. Persons representing
stores or businesses may not enter advertisements for items the store is
Additionally, sellers may not
advertise products which they intend to build for buyers, or the sale of
construction plans, diagrams, instructions or web addresses of where to
find products or plans.
Ads may not be placed for Pyramid,
or other “get rich quick” schemes.
Ads may not be placed for “free
internet” and “pay to surf” type businesses.
"Spamming" - posting an advertisement
multiple times, or in the wrong groups (i.e. listing an item for
sale in ForSale, ToBuy and PlayerToPlayer) is prohibited.
"Hit loading" - listing unrelated
words in the ad to increase the chance of the ad being selected in an automated
search engine is prohibited.
Both the buyer and seller understand
that WARPIG.com will not intervene as a mediator to settle disputes between
a buyer and seller. WARPIG.com has no way to verify identity of a
buyer and seller, beyond an e-mail address. If a buyer or seller
needs to further identify the other party in a transaction they realize
that it is their own responsibility to obtain legal or investigative council
in this matter.
Buyer and seller affirm that
the WARPIG.com classified ads and auctions are not a place to air grievances.
Ads warning people not to do business with a particular person are not
Buyer and seller realize that
they may sell an item quickly, and still receive email from people reading
the ad up until or even after it expires.
to the classified ad rules, the following rules apply to the auctions:
Sellers agree that they will
list an item only in the WARPIG.com auctions. They may not simultaneously
advertise their item on other Auction sites. The seller agrees that
listing the item in multiple auctions is a form of fraud, as one of the
top bids would be declined.
The buyer and seller agree to
only list items that are actually for auction. Starting a false auction
as a way of posting additional information about an existing auction, advertising
items forsale, or anything but an item for auction is prohibited.
The seller agrees that they
will not sell their item to anyone other than the winner of their auction.
The seller agrees that they
will sell their item to the highest bidder in their auction, provided a
suitable payment arrangement can be made (COD, check, money order, cashier's
check, etc.) between the two parties, and that the highest bid exceeds
the reserve amount if any has been set. The seller agrees that is
his or her personal responsibility to enter correct data into the system,
as he or she will be bound to sell the advertised item at the closing auction
price, even if that requires locating and buying items at a higher price
elsewhere to make good on the deal.
The seller agrees that aside
from the opening bid (listing the item for auction) he or she will never
place bids on his or her own items. The seller understands that the
WARPIG Auction software will confirm an item being listed for auction by
sending him or her an e-mail listing him or her as the first bidder, with
the opening price as the first bid.
The seller understands that
it would be fraudulent to cancel an auction once bidding has begun.
The seller also understands, that due to the changing schedules of WARPIG.com
maintenance, it may not be possible for the WARPIG.com staff to remove
an auction before it receives its first bids.
The buyer agrees that if their
bid is the highest in an auction, they will pay that price to the seller
to complete their transaction. The buyer agrees that it is his or
her personal responsibility to enter a bid correctly into the system, and
that if they enter a bid higher than what they had intended, they will
still be bound to that price. The buyer understands that once they
list a bid, it may not be retracted.
Both the buyer and seller agree
that the price arrived upon by bidding in the auction does not include
shipping fees, and that the two will need to agree upon these, if any are
If either party is unable to
contact the other party in an auction, their obligation to complete the
transaction shall end 14 days from the completion of the auction.
Note: The WARPIG Auction is
run with a modified version of EveryAuction by Matt Hahnfeld, of EverySoft.
How registration and posting
Registration is fast and easy. In fact, reading
this page of instructions and rules is the most complicated part.
Minors must obtain consent of a parent or guardian before registering,
and that parent or guardian must agree to monitor their activities on WARPIG.com,
including posting auction/classified messages on their behalf.
Because of the e-mail verification system
must know your own e-mail address. Over 95% of the registration
problems encountered stem from a user not knowing their correct e-mail
address. If you do not know your e-mail address, contact your internet
service provider (ISP) for assistance.
Additionally you must accept the e-mail
if you register and do not receive your registration e-mail within a few
minutes, check to see if your e-mail provider or your computer has a spam
blocker or filter. It is possible that the registration message was
caught in the filter. You must receive and act on the e-mail to complete
Once you have received your registration
e-mail, click the included link, or cut and paste it to a web browser to
activate your account.
Your e-mail address will remain confidential.
It will not be rented or sold to any outside parties as a mailing list.
will not result in unsolicited e-mail. While you may receive
an occasional e-mail about your account, or an e-mail newsletter from WARPIG.com,
will never be asked to send your password to anyone by e-mail. Never
send your password to someone by e-mail.
If you loose your password after first
receiving it, our automatic reminder feature can send it to you as fast
as your initial registration.
You can login to WARPIG's forums with your
username and password. WARPIG's classic forums, and additional services
like classified ads and auction will require your e-mail address and password,
not your username.