Since you are reading this page then it is safe to say to that you already know basic website navigation such as typing web addresses, clicking through links and maybe even watching or listening to multimedia. That's great! What we'll do here is try to familiarize you with how to use our forum and its many options.
When you get done reading this you will be able to reply to existing posts as well as make new posts. You will know how to format your text, make links, add images and videos and much more. We're not going to teach you how to use every little button, gizmo or forum feature but rather provide you sufficient working knowledge to feel comfortable enough to get involved here in the forum. After that, you can do a sleuthing around to learn what the rest of the goodies do.
When you find a community and forum that you like and plan on staying with for a while it is a good idea to set up and complete your profile. You access your profile by clicking 'My Profile' located at the top of the forum. This area is not much different than any other form you have filled out online or in real life except that much of the information in here is optional.
Summary - All your settings from other tabs summarized.
Edit Your Details - Edit your login name, email address and password.
My Avatar - Select an avatar from those available or upload your own image. If you upload your own image, you can upload an image up to 250 x 250 pixels and 50 kilobytes. The forum will automatically scale the image for use in various locations.
Look and Layout - Tweak a few forum appearance settings.
My Profile Info - Fill in personal information that you don't mind sharing publicly. This is also where you fill out your forum signature.
My Posts - List of your posts ordered by most recent. Handy for finding a post that you don't recall which board you posted it in.
My Subscribes - List of topics that you have subscribed to send you an email notification for all new responses.
My Favorites - List of topics that you have ticked as a favourite of yours so they are more easily identifiable in the forum list.
Remember to press the 'Save' button any time you make changes in your profile.
So, you have been lurking around the forum for a while reading every post and getting to know everyone. You have just read someone's post and you have finally decided you are going to reply and contribute some information of your own. Great! This is done by pressing one of the 'reply' buttons.
Quick Reply - this brings up a small text area (without reloading the webpage) where you can quickly type a short reply. Press 'Submit' when you are done typing your response. If you have a change of heart you can press cancel and nothing gets posted regardless if you typed anything or not.
Reply - This is the standard method in which you should reply when you want to reply primarily to the most recent post. The reason for this is because the subject line of your reply will auto fill with the subject of the post from which you are replying. In case you were wondering, yes, you can change the subject. OK, now you are looking at what is called a text editor. Think of it as a slimmed down version of a word processor (such as Microsoft Word) in which you can format your text, add links, images, smilies, etc. More on how to format your post later. For now, type your response and press the 'Preview' button at the bottom of the page if you wish to view your post prior to submitting it. When you are done editing and are satisfied your post is ready to contribute to the forum then press the 'Submit' button.
Quote - If you wish to quote someone's post whether in whole or in part you simple press the 'Quote' button located beside the 'Reply' button underneath each post. The is very useful if you wish to make light of or expand upon a prior post. Once you press the Quote button you are brought into the same editing environment that you use to edit or create any other post. At this point, you type your response directly to that quote. When you are done replying, press the 'Submit' button.
Reply Topic - This button functions the same as the 'Reply' button with the exception that your subject line will auto fill with the subject of the original post (OP). This may come in handy if you replying to a long post whose subjects may have changed over time but you want to reply to the OP. When you are done replying, press the 'Submit' button.
Now that you have responded to a few other posts, and feel like an accepted member of the community, you want to tell us a little bit about yourself. To do this, you should start your very own topic so we can properly respond and greet you. Navigate to our General board and click on it so that you can see the list of all of the existing posts. At the top of the list is a button labeled 'New Thread'. Click that button to start your very own topic. You are placed at the same text editor that you used earlier when replying to posts. Simply type your message telling us all about yourself and press 'Submit'. Now you have your own post topic in the list.
Remember we said earlier that the text editor is very similar to a word processor? Well, as in any word processor you can format and arrange your text for emphasis here in the forum.
The first, basic thing you should know is that the forum uses what's called BBcode or Bulletin Board Code. BBcode uses 'tags' to 'mark up' your text. Each 'tag' has an opening and closing 'tag' denoted within brackets. An opening tag will look like [ ] and a closing tag looks like [/ ]. Notice the slash in the closing bracket is the only thing that is different. If you forget the slash, the forum will interpret your closing bracket as an opening bracket.
The easiest way to 'mark up' your text is usually to type it out first, then select it, and press the appropriate button at the top of the editor. For example, if you wanted to make 'some text' bold you would type it out 'some text', then select 'some text' with your mouse, and then press the 'B' icon in the toolbar located just above the Message area (where you are composing your message). You will now see: [b]some text[/b]. When you preview or submit your message it will be displayed as 'some text'. Alternatively, if you know them, you can type the tags manually right along with the rest of your text or you can use the buttons at the top of the editor to insert the tags the fill in your text. The BBcode Wiki covers the basic mark up tags so let's move on to what the Wiki doesn't cover.
There are two types of lists: ordered and unordered. An ordered list is a numerical list like you might use to list the finishing order of a race. An unordered list is a list you might use to list groceries. There are two different tags needed to create a list.
First, you use a tag that creates the kind of list you want.
[ul] [/ul] = unordered list [ol] [/ol] = ordered list
Second, you use a list tag for each item in the list
[li] [/li] = each list item.
So, the code for an ordered list would look like this:
[ol] [li] 1st place[/li] [li] 2nd place[/li] [li] 3rd place[/li] [/ol]
Embedding a video in your post is a more recent addition to the forum and makes use of many video sharing websites on the web. This gives us the ability to show the video in our forum without having to host it ourselves or making you follow a link over some other website to see the video. Once you have a video that you want to post you need to find the unique identifier in the URL to that video.
It's difficult to provide detailed instructions or examples here, so we'll only cover the basics. Understand that each video sharing website uses a unique identifier for each video. For example, this video from YouTube whose URL is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tej2qez-Keo. You need to know the video's unique identifier (which differs depending on what site you visit); in our example, the unique identifier is Tej2qez-Keo. Once you know what that unique identifier is you can embed that video in our forum by selecting the video hosting website from the 'video' drop down list at the top of the WYSIWIG editor pr typing the following:
[video type=] [/video]
If you were embedding a video from YouTube, for example, the bbcode would end up looking like this:
[video type=YouTube] insert_unique_identifier_here [/video]
[video type=YouTube] bqJE5TH5jhc [/video]
It's a good idea to preview your post to make sure the video is visible before submitting your completed post.
There will be times when you make a post and you don't catch a misspelled word, fix a broken link or something that will require you to edit you post. It happens to us all so the edit button is easily accessible. When you are looking at one of your own posts that you need to edit you will find the 'Edit' button at the bottom of your post. Simply press the edit button and you use the same editor you used to create your post populated with the actual post. Edit your post as you see fit and, when you are satisfied, press the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the page. All done!
Now that you have settled into your new community and everyone has met you, you want to be able to keep up with your favorite posts without checking in every five minutes to see if something new has posted. There a couple of ways that you can do that.
At the top and the bottom of every thread you will find the 'Subscribe' button. Pressing this button subscribes you to that topic so that any responses to that topic will generate an email notification to your email address stating that a new post has been made along with a link directly to said post for your convenience. You will notice the button now reads 'Unsubscribe' indicating that you are subscribed and pressing the button again will remove your subscription to that thread. Remember that you can also manage your subscriptions in your profile.
Another way of gaining visibility of threads that wish to keep an eye on is set them as your 'Favorite'. This will place an obvious indicator, such as a star, beside the topic name of the thread so that it will stand out in the forum list of topics. You will notice the button now reads 'Unfavorite' indicating that the post is already one of your favorites and pressing the button again will remove it from your favorites. This is a great way to get visibility on multiple topics that you wish to watch without getting spammed by email subscriptions. Remember that you can also manage your favorites in your profile.
The karma system is one of those neat little things that contributes to the community aspect of a website by empowering you to give feedback to those who deserve it. It is a tool you can use to show appreciation or disapproval for anything that another member has done.
Maybe you posted for help on how to do something and got such a swift and helpful response from another member that you want to show appreciation in more than just words. You can applaud them by giving them Karma. Perhaps another member responded to that same post negatively offering no help and unnecessarily making you look foolish when you genuinely needed help. You can smite them by take away Karma. However, should you smite someone, you should follow that up with a message to an admin or moderator and let them know just in case there is a larger issue.
Please use the karma system responsibly. Don't abuse it by artificially inflating someone's karma or waging a personal war against someone by reducing their karma unnecessarily. If abuse is detected the karma system will be shut off as it is not a necessity. The karma controls are located in the top, right of each post we make in the forum. The '+' sign adds karma and the '-' takes it away. You cannot adjust your own karma.
Now that you know how to create your own posts, edit them, set notifications, etc, you are ready to explore the rest of the forum. Don't be afraid. Go click things and see what they do. If something 'breaks' or you don't understand how to use something make a post in the forum and ask for help.
Forum Ten Commandments
1. The Main Language Used in this Forum is English and Tagalog.
All the other 175 dialects in the Philippines is also allowed. As long as we are able to communicate with other members. But if you use a dialect with only 30,000 living person using it and none of them are members here except you then nobody will answer your inquiries.
If a moderator sees a post in any other language or dialect in the Philippines, it will not be removed. Why? I don't know, I just like it that way. ;-)
2. Respect Yourself and Others.
Be courteous and polite at all times, even if you disagree with someone.
Keep your language family-friendly. Don't cursed or say bad words in your own dialect like, ukkinam, fukinenang, namit kawing and others. Other members and moderators will not be able to understand them. And you will be giggling alone in front of your computer like an asshole. Only words we can understand are censored to enforce this requirement. If you cursed in Ilongot, lucky you. Ang pinoy nga naman!
Do not make personal attacks against another member.
Think before you hit submit.
If someone annoys you, don't respond -- report the post to a moderator or email it to NOBONG (at) BURAGA dot ORG
3. Search and Read Before you Post.
Most of the forums have important posts stickied at the very top -- we encourage you to read them. Many frequently asked questions and tips, and important resources are posted there and it can save you a bit of time.
You should also search the forums using the search box.
4. Editing a Post.
You have 30 minutes to edit your post after it is being published. After that period of time, your post will be locked for editing. This is an anti-spam measure. Often enough, spammers would write an innocent post so that moderators would not act against them and edit them later on.
If you really need to edit a post, please contact a moderator for assistance.
5. You Can Discuss Politics and Religion.
Experience has shown us that discussions of politics and religion usually lead to disputes, and people end up upset and offended. It's OK because you will not be able to kill each other unlike what happened at Bangbang-ali in Cubao (formerly Ali-bangbang) where two drunkards discussed politics to show that they know something and feel like somebody disguising their miserable life. Yon! nagsaksakan patay yung isa. Headline sa Remate at Tiktik kinabukasan. Sometimes your profile on this forum and on Facebook looks like you are a somebody and intelligent but the moment you typed your ideas people will know otherwise.
But the beauty is you can do it here safely. On the Internet, nobody know you're a dog.
6. Don't Bump Threads.
If your thread hasn't received any answers, don't bump it.
Do not revive old threads by posting on them and getting them back to the first position of the list. Those discussions were finished or didn’t get enough attention in the first place.
7. Don't Cross-Post.
Don't post the same topic in more than one forum. If you feel that your thread needs to be moved, PM a moderator instead. Otherwise, forum members may feel frustrated and annoy, or think that it is spam.
8. Keep Personal Information Private.
All posts in the forums are easily found via search engines, so unless you're willing to expose your information to the world, please do not post telephone numbers, e-mail addresses or IM nicks in your posts. For your own security, keep private information like that - private.
We will not edit or remove a post that contains personal information. Bahala ka na nga! Dadami ang spam email sa inbox mo. Bebentahan ka ng pekeng Viagra galing China na gawa sa ugat ng makahiya. Mabilis nga tumigas ang titi mo pero pag-nahawakan, bigla rin liliit at lalambot.
9. Disputes Are Not Forum Fodder.
Friendly debate is fun and helpful,. Disputes aren’t, and should kept private. If you think that someone is being disrespectful to you, or that others may be affected, please report the offensive post.
10. Report Offensive Posts.
If you think that someone is being disrespectful to you, or that others may be affected, use the 'flag post' button.
When you report a post, the moderators of the forum will be notified.
Moderators deal with reported posts based on the information that is available to them. Sometimes a decision may not be exactly what you were hoping for, but it will have been made for a good reason. Please note that a moderator's decision is final and may be based on information that is not available to you.
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nobong (at) buraga dot org
This document was last updated on October 15, 2011
Welcome to BURAGA.org!
1. Your Relationship With BURAGA.org
1.1 Your use of BURAGA.org’s products, services and web sites (referred to collectively as the “Services” in this document and excluding any services provided to you by BURAGA.org under a separate written agreement) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and BURAGA.org. This document explains how the agreement is made up, and sets out some of the terms of that agreement.
1.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing with BURAGA.org, your agreement with BURAGA.org will always include, at a minimum, the terms and conditions set out in this document. These are referred to below as the “Universal Terms”.
1.3 Your agreement with BURAGA.org will also include the terms of any Legal Notices applicable to the Services, in addition to the Universal Terms. All of these are referred to below as the “Additional Terms”. Where Additional Terms apply to a Service, these will be accessible for you to read either within, or through your use of, that Service.
1.4 The Universal Terms, together with the Additional Terms, form a legally binding agreement between you and BURAGA.org in relation to your use of the Services. It is important that you take the time to read them carefully. Collectively, this legal agreement is referred to below as the “Terms”.
1.5 If there is any contradiction between what the Additional Terms say and what the Universal Terms say, then the Additional Terms shall take precedence in relation to that Service.
2. Accepting the Terms
2.1 In order to use the Services, you must first agree to the Terms. You may not use the Services if you do not accept the Terms.
2.2 You can accept the Terms by:
(A) clicking to accept or agree to the Terms, where this option is made available to you by BURAGA.org in the user interface for any Service; or
(B) by actually using the Services. In this case, you understand and agree that BURAGA.org will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
2.3 You may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with BURAGA.org, or (b) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the Timor-Leste or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.
2.4 Before you continue, you should print off or save a local copy of the Universal Terms for your records.
3. Language of the Terms
3.1 Where BURAGA.org has provided you with a translation of the English language version of the Terms, then you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language versions of the Terms will govern your relationship with BURAGA.org.
3.2 If there is any contradiction between what the English language version of the Terms says and what a translation says, then the English language version shall take precedence.
4. Provision of The Services by BURAGA.org
4.1 BURAGA.org is constantly innovating in order to provide the best possible experience for its users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services which BURAGA.org provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you.
4.2 As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that BURAGA.org may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally at BURAGA.org’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time. You do not need to specifically inform BURAGA.org when you stop using the Services.
4.3 You acknowledge and agree that if BURAGA.org disables access to your account, you may be prevented from accessing the Services, your account details or any files or other content which is contained in your account.
4.4 You acknowledge and agree that while BURAGA.org may not currently have set a fixed upper limit on the number of transmissions you may send or receive through the Services or on the amount of storage space used for the provision of any Service, such fixed upper limits may be set by BURAGA.org at any time, at BURAGA.org’s discretion.
5. Use of the Services by you
5.1 In order to access certain Services, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the Service, or as part of your continued use of the Services. You agree that any registration information you give to BURAGA.org will always be accurate, correct and up to date.
5.2 You agree to use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions (including any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the Timor-Leste or other relevant countries).
5.3 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by BURAGA.org, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with BURAGA.org. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Services.
5.4 You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Services).
5.5 Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with BURAGA.org, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose.
5.6 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that BURAGA.org has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which BURAGA.org may suffer) of any such breach.
6. Your passwords and account security
6.1 You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services.
6.2 Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to BURAGA.org for all activities that occur under your account.
6.3 If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify BURAGA.org immediately at nobong (at) buraga dot org.
7. Privacy and your personal information
7.2 You agree to the use of your data in accordance with BURAGA.org’s privacy policies.
8. Content in the Services
8.1 You understand that all information (such as data files, written text, computer software, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos or other images) which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Services are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. All such information is referred to below as the “Content”.
8.2 You should be aware that Content presented to you as part of the Services, including but not limited to advertisements in the Services and sponsored Content within the Services may be protected by intellectual property rights which are owned by the sponsors or advertisers who provide that Content to BURAGA.org (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on this Content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by BURAGA.org or by the owners of that Content, in a separate agreement.
8.3 BURAGA.org reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any or all Content from any Service. For some of the Services, BURAGA.org may provide tools to filter out explicit sexual content. These tools include the SafeSearch preference settings. In addition, there are commercially available services to limit access to material that you may find objectionable.
8.4 You understand that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Services at your own risk.
8.5 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that BURAGA.org has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Content that you create, transmit or display while using the Services and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which BURAGA.org may suffer) by doing so.
9. Proprietary rights
9.1 You acknowledge and agree that BURAGA.org own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Services, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Services (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). You further acknowledge that the Services may contain information which is designated confidential by BURAGA.org and that you shall not disclose such information without BURAGA.org prior written consent.
9.2 Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with BURAGA.org, nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use any of BURAGA.org’s trade names, trade marks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.
9.3 If you have been given an explicit right to use any of these brand features in a separate written agreement with BURAGA.org, then you agree that your use of such features shall be in compliance with that agreement, any applicable provisions of the Terms, and BURAGA.org's brand feature use guidelines as updated from time to time.
9.4 BURAGA.org acknowledges and agrees that it obtains no right, title or interest from you (or your licensors) under these Terms in or to any Content that you submit, post, transmit or display on, or through, the Services, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in that Content (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with BURAGA.org, you agree that you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and that BURAGA.org has no obligation to do so on your behalf.
9.5 You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) which may be affixed to or contained within the Services.
9.6 Unless you have been expressly authorized to do so in writing by BURAGA.org, you agree that in using the Services, you will not use any trade mark, service mark, trade name, logo of any company or organization in a way that is likely or intended to cause confusion about the owner or authorized user of such marks, names or logos.
10. Content license from you
10.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give BURAGA.org a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling BURAGA.org to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.
10.2 You agree that this license includes a right for BURAGA.org to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom BURAGA.org has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.
10.3 You understand that BURAGA.org, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit BURAGA.org to take these actions.
10.4 You confirm and warrant to BURAGA.org that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
11. Ending your relationship with BURAGA.org
11.1 The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or BURAGA.org as set out below.
11.2 If you want to terminate your legal agreement with BURAGA.org, you may do so by (a) notifying BURAGA.org at any time and (b) closing your accounts for all of the Services which you use, where BURAGA.org has made this option available to you. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to BURAGA.org’s email address.
11.3 BURAGA.org may at any time, terminate its legal agreement with you if:
(A) you have breached any provision of the Terms (or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the Terms); or
(B) BURAGA.org is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Services to you is, or becomes, unlawful); or
(C) the partner with whom BURAGA.org offered the Services to you has terminated its relationship with BURAGA.org or ceased to offer the Services to you; or
(D) BURAGA.org is transitioning to no longer providing the Services to users in the country in which you are resident or from which you use the service; or
11.4 Nothing in this Section shall affect BURAGA.org’s rights regarding provision of Services under Section 4 of the Terms.
11.5 When these Terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and BURAGA.org have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of General Legal Terms shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.
12. EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES
12.1 NOTHING IN THESE TERMS, INCLUDING SECTIONS EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES, SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT BURAGA.org’S WARRANTY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSSES WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
12.2 YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE.”
12.3 IN PARTICULAR, BURAGA.org, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT:
(A) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS,
(B) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR,
(C) ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND
(D) THAT DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.
12.4 ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
12.5 NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BURAGA.org OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
12.6 BURAGA.org FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
13.1 SUBJECT TO OVERALL PROVISION IN EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BURAGA.org, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR:
(A) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY.. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS;
(B) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OR DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF:
(I) ANY RELIANCE PLACED BY YOU ON THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY ADVERTISING, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY ADVERTISER OR SPONSOR WHOSE ADVERTISING APPEARS ON THE SERVICES;
(II) ANY CHANGES WHICH BURAGA.org MAY MAKE TO THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE SERVICES);
(III) THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES;
(III) YOUR FAILURE TO PROVIDE BURAGA.org WITH ACCURATE ACCOUNT INFORMATION;
(IV) YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT DETAILS SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL;
13.2 THE LIMITATIONS ON BURAGA.org’S LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT BURAGA.org HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.
14. Copyright and trade mark policies
14.1 It is BURAGA.org’s policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable international intellectual property law (including, in the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and to terminating the accounts of repeat infringers. Details of BURAGA.org’s policy can be found at BURAGA.org Disclaimer Policy.
14.2 BURAGA.org operates a trade mark complaints procedure in respect of BURAGA.org’s advertising business. For complaints you can contact us at nobong (at) buraga dot org.
15.1 Some of the Services are supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the Services, queries made through the Services or other information.
15.2 The manner, mode and extent of advertising by BURAGA.org on the Services are subject to change without specific notice to you.
15.3 In consideration for BURAGA.org granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that BURAGA.org may place such advertising on the Services.
16. Other content
16.1 The Services may include hyperlinks to other web sites or content or resources. BURAGA.org may have no control over any web sites or resources which are provided by companies or persons other than BURAGA.org.
16.2 You acknowledge and agree that BURAGA.org is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.
16.3 You acknowledge and agree that BURAGA.org is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources.
17. Changes to the Terms
17.1 BURAGA.org may make changes to the Universal Terms or Additional Terms from time to time. When these changes are made, BURAGA.org will make a new copy of the Universal Terms and any new Additional Terms will be made available to you from within, or through, the affected Services.
17.2 You understand and agree that if you use the Services after the date on which the Universal Terms or Additional Terms have changed, BURAGA.org will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Universal Terms or Additional Terms.
18. General legal terms
18.1 Sometimes when you use the Services, you may (as a result of, or through your use of the Services) use a service, or purchase goods, which are provided by another person or company. Your use of these other services, software or goods may be subject to separate terms between you and the company or person concerned. If so, the Terms do not affect your legal relationship with these other companies or individuals.
18.2 The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and BURAGA.org and govern your use of the Services (but excluding any services which BURAGA.org may provide to you under a separate written agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and BURAGA.org in relation to the Services.
18.3 You agree that BURAGA.org may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Services.
18.4 You agree that if BURAGA.org does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which BURAGA.org has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of BURAGA.org’s rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to BURAGA.org.
18.5 If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms. The remaining provisions of the Terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.
18.6 You acknowledge and agree that each member of the group of companies of which BURAGA.org is the parent shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms and that such other companies shall be entitled to directly enforce, and rely upon, any provision of the Terms which confers a benefit on (or rights in favor of) them. Other than this, no other person or company shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms.
18.7 The Terms, and your relationship with BURAGA.org under the Terms, shall be governed by the laws of Timor-Leste without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You and BURAGA.org agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Timor-Leste to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. Notwithstanding this, you agree that BURAGA.org shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
Revised October 16, 2011
BURAGA.org Disclaimer Notice and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice
First of all, I would like to thank you for visiting BURAGA.org, and now for clicking on the link to read the disclaimer. So few people actually read disclaimers these days. Truly, you are the unsung heroes of our nation.
About Using this Website
By using or accessing this website you are accepting all the terms of this disclaimer notice. If you do not agree with anything in this notice you should not use or access this website.
Warranties and Liability
All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. The contents herein are solely the opinions of BURAGA.org and their contributors, and should not be considered as a form of therapy nor constitute professional advice or a formal recommendation. If expert assistance or counseling is needed, services of a competent professional should be sought.
While the content of this site is provided in good faith, BURAGA.org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site. In no event will BURAGA.org be liable for any incidental, indirect, consequential, punitive or special damages of any kind, or any other damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of profit, loss of contracts, loss of reputation, goodwill, data, information, income, anticipated savings or business relationships, whether or not BURAGA.org has been advised of the possibility of such damage, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or any linked websites. All information is provided on an as-is basis. BURAGA.org hereby excludes all representations and warranties whatsoever (whether implied by law or otherwise) relating to the content and use of this site.
The members of BURAGA.org are responsible for the content, not our employer, volunteer group, membership organization, church, or other agencies which you might be seen members represent.
We do not warrant that the servers that make this website available will be error, virus or bug free and you accept that it is your responsibility to make adequate provision for protection against such threats. We recommend scanning any files before downloading.
Links to Other Websites and Products
Hyperlink is the most import feature of the web. Linking is not a crime. If it is a crime then Google would be the Number 1 violator. Links to other websites are provided for the convenience of users only.
Please be aware that the administrator of BURAGA.org is not responsible for any content which is streamed through this website. The sites that we link to via hyperlinks are not under our control. The sun, the moon and the rotation of the Earth are not under our control either. We’re working on it, but don’t hold your breath, and don’t try to make us responsible for other sites, bad weather, global warming or any malady that befalls you. If you try, we may have to send our crack in-house security team to visit you. We are unable to provide any warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness or legitimacy of the content of such sites, or the reliability, quality or effectiveness of any products provided through external websites. A link to an external site does not imply an endorsement of the views, information or products provided or held by such websites.
BURAGA.org waives responsibility to any copyright infringement that may occur. The videos on BURAGA.org are made available through embedded links or streams publicly available on popular video hosting websites. BURAGA.org does not host any content or video, generate the content, or reproduce any of the videos. BURAGA.org streams content that has been uploaded to third-party online video hosting sites such as: youtube.com, megavideo.com and other video hosting sites. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented on this website, only shall the content provider be held liable. BURAGA.org can’t take any responsibility for the content hosted on such sites.
Errors or Material Omissions
If you see any errors in an article or story here, please tell me. I will fix it if I made an important mistake (it could happen), although again all the actual facts here are drawn from sources that are already public. I won’t necessarily change or delete something that is true just because you ask me to do that. But I might.
A blog is always in transition. The world is an ever-changing place, which means that content can become outdated quickly. The information published today might not be valid or accurate two weeks or two years from now. Content, sources, information and links change over time, we cannot be held liable for this constant changes. While we hope to avoid having outdated material on our site, we can’t guarantee that everything is timely, so don’t rely on the timeliness or accuracy of the information on the site. (Only a lawyer (liars) would put out information to impress you and then say “don’t rely on it.” And while we don’t want to come across like other lawyers or liars, we don’t want to have to update our website every night either.)
Our intention is to do no harm. Not to injure others, defame, or libel. What we write on your blog is not to be taken as fact nor absolute. If people use our advice, tips, techniques, and recommendations, and are injured, we are not to be held responsible.
If we write a satire article or a blog post against a person or organization and resulted into a torrent of ridicule to that person or organization. We cannot held criminally or civilly responsible for the negative publicity that person or organization gets. We are protected under fair use policy of the law.
We never censor comments based on ideological point of view. We reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to;
1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
2. Comments including profanity
3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
4. Comments that attack a person individually
This site makes forums and message boards available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
I try but can’t always. NOTE: the chances of me even reading an email are greatly reduced if it:
1. has no subject line at all;
2. the subject or sender include the words “Viagra,” “cialis,” “penis,” or any other French words; or
3. the sender’s name has a middle initial displayed, which seems to be a spam indicator, especially if the name is something like “Brad Pitt” (the name on one email I actually received). If your real name actually is "Kim Kardashian” or anything like it, I apologize for not writing you back but suggest that you make up a normal-sounding fake name for purposes of writing me. Also that you use that name for all other purposes too for the rest of your life.
If any of the content of this disclaimer notice is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under the applicable law, that will have no bearing on the enforceability of the rest of the disclaimer notice and the illegal, invalid or unenforceable part shall be amended to the minimum extent necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.
Nothing in this disclaimer notice shall serve to limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury arising from BURAGA.org negligence, or for fraud, or for anything else which it would not be lawful for BURAGA.org to exclude.
This site is operated by individuals in different countries and the lead administrator is based in Timor-Leste. This disclaimer notice shall be interpreted and governed by Timor-Leste law. If there is any dispute about or involving the site, by using the site, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of Timor-Leste without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the courts of Timor-Leste.
You agree to indemnify and hold BURAGA.org, its admin members, affiliates, officers, and other partners, harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the site, including also your use of the site to provide a link to another site or to upload content or other information to the site.
We reserve the right to revise and amend this disclaimer notice from time to time and any revised version will be deemed to be applicable from the first date of publication on this website.
Just in case. If I say something stupid in the future, it’s better to be able to point out that the stupidity is mine, and mine alone. My stupidity! You can’t have it! :)
Revised October 16, 2011
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
BURAGA.org does not store any copyrighted documents, softwares, audio-visual content for streaming or downloading on our servers. The BURAGA.org website, forums and software may contains links to user-submitted audio-visual content stored on third party servers. BURAGA.org is fully compliant with the laws of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
All streaming music, audio, video content, PDF downloads and related services accessed through BURAGA.org is stored on third-party servers, aggregated, linked or embed in our website. BURAGA.org is not responsible if this third-party website like YouTube, MegaVideo, RapidShare is fully compliant with the laws of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Please note that any claims against these third-party websites like YouTube-related content must be made to YouTube itself. Any DMCA claims sent to BURAGA.org that pertains to YouTube, MegaVideo, RapidShare and other third-party website content will be ignored.
A. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail). BURAGA.org will take all necessary actions to remove/delete material/links claimed to be the subject of infringing activity. Please provide the following information:
* Describe and identify the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
* A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located within the BURAGA.org site, with enough detail that we are able to locate it.
* Include your name, phone number, postal address, email address and any other company/record label information.
* Sign the document with your legal name.
* A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
* A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Understand, upon signing this document, you claim to be the owner of the copyrighted piece that is being infringed upon or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest.
* A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
BURAGA.org's designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Nobong Barrientos, email him at nobong (at) buraga dot org.
For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to our Contact Us page. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
B. Counter-Notice. If you believe that your User Submission that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Submission, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
* Your physical or electronic signature;
* Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
* A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
* Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Timor-Leste and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, BURAGA.org may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 25 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 15 to 25 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at BURAGA.org's sole discretion.
Understand that you will be held liable for damages if you falsify any activity, mislead or misrepresent yourself as the rightful copyright owner or representative thereof.
Revised October 17, 2011
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 05:10