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Before you can participate (reply and post) in the Community Forum area you need to become a VIP member of the Bethpage Online group.  There are two ways to become a VIP member:

  • Anyone who has received an e-mail invitation can join Bethpage Online. Simply follow the e-mail instructions for joining our Group.
     

  • It is not necessary to have an e-mail invitation to join Bethpage Online

    To join Bethpage Online without an invitation:

1.      Go to the Community Forum- Bethpage Online main page.

2.      Click Ask To Join. A new page will open where you can type a personal message asking for an invitation to join Bethpage Online.

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Use of the Community Forum Ė Bethpage Online group constitutes agreement with the below guidelines and Bethpage.comís Terms of Service.

About Interactive Areas (Message Boards, Chat Areas, etc.)

Bethpage.com message boards, chat rooms and other such interactive areas are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express their opinions and share their ideas and information. Given the nature of Bethpage.com and the volume of messages and postings, Bethpage.com cannot and does not monitor all of the material posted or transmitted by users and third party information providers. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using these forums. We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. Bethpage.com reserves the right to delete, move or edit any communications at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.

Posting Rules

Interactive areas, discussion boards, chat rooms, etc., are intended to encourage public debate. We expect people to differ - judgment and opinion are subjective things - and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. But by using these areas of Bethpage.com, you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on our site at any time for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any Posting Rule will be made by Bethpage.com in its discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove content, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting content on our site. When using Bethpage.com, please do not post material that:

  • contains vulgar, profane, abusive or hateful language, epithets or slurs, text or illustrations in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature, or expressions of bigotry, racism, discrimination or hate.
  • is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, deceptive, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community, contains any actionable statement, or tends to mislead or reflect unfairly on any other person, business or entity.

  • violates any right of Bethpage.com or any third party.

  • discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner  prohibited by law.

  • violates any municipal, state or federal law, rule, regulation or ordinance, or attempts to encourage such an evasion or violation.

  • unfairly interferes with any third party's uninterrupted use and enjoyment of Bethpage.com.

  • advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.

  • uploads copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on Bethpage.com without the express permission of the owner of that material.

  • uses or attempt to use another's account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Service.

  • includes images, photos, articles or other content that constitutes, promotes or encourages illegal acts, violation of any right of any individual or entity, violation of any local, state, national or international law, rule, guideline or regulation, or otherwise creates liability.

  • uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files.

  • disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of Bethpage.com, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through Bethpage.com or affiliated or linked sites.

  • "flames" any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.

WARNING: A VIOLATION OF THE FOREGOING GUIDELINES MAY BE REFERRED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

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