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Moderated Discussion Areas Rules & Policies

Considering the real-time nature of this area of the website, it is impossible for us to review articles or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we at do not actively monitor the contents of and are not responsible for any articles posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any articles, and are not responsible for the contents of any article. The articles express the views of the author of the article, not necessarily the views of this website or any entity associated with this website. Any reader who feels that a posted article is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable articles and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular articles immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this website to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this website.

Although this website does not and cannot review the articles posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these articles, we at this website reserve the right to delete any article for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your articles, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this website, Madrona Park, Inc. (the makers of the software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your article(s).

We at this website also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on this website.

If you would like to submit an article for publication on the website, please read and follow these guidelines:

CHOOSING A TOPIC AREA: There are nine topic areas. Please choose the appropriate topic area:

--ContinuousWave: The GAM or General Whaler Area: For topics related to Boston Whaler boats which do not fit better into other more specific areas; For posting of timely notices of newsworthy events or announcements related to Boston Whaler boats and accessories and the companies that own and produce these products. Topics and issues of a general boating nature, like how to improve your skill at catching fish using hooks and lures, or where is the best location in your area to catch fish are not appropriate. There should be some relationship to Boston Whaler boats in all articles posted to this area.

--ContinuousWave Whaler Marketplace: For notices of intent to sell or buy Boston Whaler boats and related equipment; for questions and discussions of price and value of certain individual boats; for requests for sight-unseen appraisals of individual boats based on scant descriptions of them. Discussions should be about specific boats. Discussions of general trends of price or value for Boston Whaler boats can be posted to the GENERAL area. Questions seeking suggestions for where to buy or who is a trustworthy seller are also appropriate.

--ContinuousWave: Whaler Repairs/Mods: For articles that ask or answer questions of how to accomplish repairs or modifications to Boston Whaler boats, particularly those first designed before c.1990; also for similar questions related to basic accessories (of any age) for those boats, like outboard engines, fuel systems, trailers, etc.

--ContinuousWave: Whaler Performance: For articles that ask or answer questions regarding optimizing the performance of Boston Whaler boats, including their engines, propellers, trailers, etc.

--ContinuousWave: Cetacea Comments: For articles that provide follow-up discussion and comments on boats that have appeared in the Cetacea gallery. There is a thread associated with each Cetacea article which should be used for questions or comments. Authors should not begin new threads.

--ContinuousWave: Small Boat Electrical: For articles that provide information about electrical or electronic topics related to small boats.

--ContinuousWave: Whaler Trips and Rendezvous: For articles reporting cruises taken or planned. For articles organizing or chronicling rendezvous of Boston Whaler boat owners and their boats.

--ContinuousWave: Whaler Post-Classics: For articles related specifically to Boston Whaler boats first designed and produced after c.1990, except articles related to buying or selling individual boats which should be posted to the Marketplace area.

WRITING STYLE. It is strongly encouraged that all articles be written in standard English using standard typographic conventions. Use of silly affectations like all-lower-case or ALL-UPPER-CASE is strongly discouraged. Capitalize the initial letter of the initial word of each sentence; capitalize proper names; capitalize the personal pronoun, I. Proper spelling and punctuation is encouraged and will be much appreciated by all readers. Questions should be indicated by use of the question mark in singular application. It is not particularly handsome to adorn articles with multiple question marks and other repetitive punctuation.

The website should not be viewed as a chat-room or a soap opera, and articles should not be submitted which are unnecessarily chatty or colloquial or seek to provide homilies on life in general. This requirement does not apply to Mr. Hooter.

It is not possible for authors to edit their articles once submitted. It is strongly encouraged that authors perform some proof-reading before submitting. It is not necessary to post follow-up articles correcting minor errors in the original submission unless crucial for proper comprehension.

Use of non-standard abbreviations is strongly discouraged. Model names of Boston Whaler boats should always be spelled out, not abbreviated. References to years should be written in four-digit style, thus 1986 instead of '86 . References to lengths should be written out, like 19-feet, instead of using punctuation marks to denote feet and inches.

APPROPRIATE CONTENT. The website should not be used for self-promotion. The website is not to be used as a platform for spreading political views. Discussions of social injustice or economic stratification in American society are not welcomed. Use of the website to attack individuals, occupations, professions, or corporations is not tolerated! Vulgar language is not tolerated. A good test of language content is to consider the website's contents to be the equivalent of polite dinner conversation in the presence of women, children, and clergy. The website is read by people of all ages and backgrounds, and consideration of this is important when submitting articles.

It would be greatly appreciated if authors considered the effect of posting silly or meaningless topics whose purpose is to parody or ridicule others.

TROLLING. Articles which solicit discussion of well-worn topics previously beaten to death are often considered to be trolls. It is best to ignore such trolling authors and let them find other waters in which to fish. Please do not rise to take the bait when offered an irresistible question like why do Whalers suck?

If you have comments about these guidelines please contact me by email.

Jim Hebert
ContinuousWave website.