Unfortunately, we got to have them. These may seem pretty obvious to most people and common courtesy is the main thing we ask for on LST, but here we go:
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Although the administrators and moderators of Last Sparrow Tattoo will attempt to keep all objectionable messages, reviews, images and articles off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all site content. All contents expresses the views of the author, and the owners of Last Sparrow Tattoo will be held responsible for the content of any message, review, image, article, or other item on the site.
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Members agree that they are posting at their own accord and the posts become property of the Forum. Posts can only be removed at the discretion of the Forum owner or moderators.
Vendor/Advertising on LST: If you are a vendor and/or business and would like to advertise on the forum, you must follow the Vendor & Business Membership & Rules.
1. You are allowed 1 thread (in the "Vendor Marketplace" Forum) to introduce yourself and post your information advertising your business if you provide a recipricol link to the forum on your website. Do not post your info in multiple threads.
2. You are allowed to put your business info and website in your signature.
3. Please do not actively or aggressively solicit our members (by posting, PM-ing them or emailing them directly). If they would like information from you, they will contact you. We do not allow solicitations via pm. If it has been found that you have done so you may risk being banned from the forum.
4. Spamming: We HATE SPAM! Although it is ok to put your company information in your signature (please reference siggy rule regarding putting website links) and profile, SPAMMING is PROHIBITED. You will get one warning about spamming. One example of spamming is welcoming newbies and saying something like "go to my website or contact me for more info". Or posting the same information in multiple posts.
5. Promotions or Giveaways: If you would like to do a "promotion" or "freebie" offer that you would like to post, please PM one of the moderators or admin first for approval. We do not want conflicting promos that may take away from another vendors give-away, etc.
6. Signature: You are allowed to put your business name and contact in your signature line.
These vendor rules apply to business that are not tattoo related (ie. your side photography business, your modeling portfolio, anything you are trying to advertise, etc.)
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