If you find this boring and unnecessary, you may go back to the site. But please be reminded that everything that is documented below are being followed and implemented.
This disclaimer applies to any sites that display the README link. Please read through the categories that apply to you. If you are interested in using this README on your own page, you may link back to this page or click here.
The site owner will be referred to as the “Author”, “their”, or “them”. “You” or “Your” as the visitor, reader, and/or follower.
Part 1. Personal relationships and privacy
Part 1.A. The information provided on this website is vague, may be embellished, and incomplete. Should you assume or make judgements based on what you’ve read, can be invalidated. Your views and opinions on them as people or their life as a whole, is best kept to yourself unless the author gives you permission to be transparent about it.
Part 1.B. Should you seek and heed advice from the author, s/he will not be liable of the negative consequences, since your action/s thereafter was/were based on your own decision.
Part 1.C. Intrusive questions are not welcome nor necessary and therefore will be ignored. Other than what they have already provided, the author has the right to deny and invalidate information when asked for more details on events or personal information. If the information you need are currently unavailable, it only means as is or the author finds it inappropriate to share on the internet. In any case that the information is on another site, you should use your best judgement what to do with it.
Part 1.D. Weblogs and/or online journals are an author’s outlet, which is as sacred as the handwritten diary hidden between the mattresses. If you have a real life relationship with the author, you may find posts/blog entries which may undoubtedly be based on experiences you may be involved or aware of. There are many compromises that can be reached from using vague nicknames to protect your anonymity, or not mentioning you at all. Should you presume that the content is about you or someone you know and you don’t appreciate it, you should communicate with the author privately to resolve your issues and avoid leaving negative and hateful comments on the specific post. You may also prefer to stop visiting the site immediately to not impede their ability to express themselves, spare your feelings and avoid drama.
Part 1.E. The author can opt to password protect entries/posts from ex-friends, lovers and estranged family members. If any relationship has ended, there is no reason to get daily updates about their life. Unless you wish to do so, be reminded that your actions are based on your own decisions. Regardless of the outcome or what your mind concoct from what you read, do not repeat or use it to degrade, insult or hurt the author.
Part 2. Feedback and/or initiating contact
Part 2.A. Compliments are always graciously accepted and appreciated, as well as constructive criticisms and reproaches. Giving your opinion is not necessary nor mandatory, yet respected. However, do not expect any responses and reactions from the the author, as it is at their discretion to provide any.
Part 2.B. The author is somehow letting you into their life and sharing their thoughts on the WWW where everyone is considered strangers if not virtual acquaintances. If you consider yourself an avid follower, don’t delude yourself into thinking that you are as important to the writer as s/he is to you.
Part 2.C. Only website posts, contents, and entries related messages and questions will be responded to by the author, as or if they decide to do so.
Part 2.D. The author has the right to seen-zone, ignore and/or block you off on any messenger platforms (FB Messenger, WhatsApp, LINE, etc) even if their usernames/handles are visible on their webpage.
Part 2.E. The author can stop writing at any time for any reason they see fit, and at no point must they justify or explain these reasons to you or any of their readers. It’s their weblog, they can do whatever with it as they please.
Part 3. Offensive language and materials
Part 3.A. The author and the reader can differ in views, opinions, beliefs, culture, mindset and maturity level. If you find the language and/or materials used on the website offending, you may opt to leave and stop going to the website instead of cyber bullying. They can disregard and deny your demands to remove a content or change their way of doing things, as it is absurd because you are on their site at your own discretion.
However, should you believe and you have valid proofs that illegal materials and/or information are involved and/or being used on their website, it is the only time it would be deemed appropriate to complain about the author to their internet service provide (ISP) or contact the proper authorities.
Part 4. Copyright and courtesy
Part 4.A. Unless the author specifically offer their assistance, they can decline requests for a layout, to show you how to do a certain script, or for a graphic effect similar to what they have on their site. There are plenty of tutorials available, just use a search engine to find what you need.
Part 4.B. The author can deny you access by blocking your IP and report you to the authorities if they have proven/validated that you committed plagiarism. You also have the right to do so if you find some of the website contents unoriginal but the author claimed ownership.
Part 4.C. You should never use anything off the author’s site, be it writing, images, or html or any programming code, unless stated otherwise. Site owners and content creators are possessive of their works and don’t usually respond well when they discover that their property are being used, especially if without their consent. Copyright is protected by law and in effect the minute something is created and published, regardless if the © notice is visible. There are online tools where you can learn about copyright laws and Redistribution In Graphics Has To Stop.
Part 4.D. In under no circumstances you should direct link anything, especially images and/or graphics the author provided, unless otherwise offered and documented. Direct linking is getting the exact URL of the site owner’s content and coding it into your site instead of actually saving it and uploading it on to your server. It is essentially bandwidth theft, because it uses data transfer, and the owner of the server has to pay for it. Always save the image and upload it to your own drive and server.
This is adapted and a modified version of the original text created and written by the webmaster of namaii.com and can still be found here.
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