E6 Townhall FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Forum Guidelines - Please Read

The Purpose of the Forum

The E6 Townhall is a community centered around discussing the music of the Elephant 6 Collective. Any news, information, discussion, or opinion related to Elephant 6 is welcome. You're encouraged to share your thoughts, engage in conversation, and make friends - in either the appropriate Elephant 6 artist forums or the General Discussion area. Please follow these guidelines to help maintain a positive atmosphere on the E6 Townhall.

Improper Use of the Forum
Since the E6 Townhall is open to all ages and making all feel welcome is important, please respect other members and refrain from posting:
  • Offensive language or media - text, imagery, video, etc., that is explicitly obscene or offensive; hateful or derogatory views based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability
  • Abusive behavior - talk that is abusive, personally offensive, or intended to harass any member of the forum
  • Spam - memes or junk that is off-topic, repeated, or intended to pollute the forum; advertising for company products
  • Personal information - content that invades the privacy of others, such as phone numbers, email and home addresses, personal pictures, etc.
Also, to help maintain order on the forum, please keep in mind to:
  • Search for previous threads that may be relevant to avoid starting a duplicate thread
  • Post your thread in the correct forum, and do not post the same topic in multiple forums
  • Turn off autoplay when posting a video
Disciplinary Action
By the sole discretion of the staff, posts or threads containing objectionable content will be removed.

Any user who posts such content will be warned and reminded of the guidelines. Failure to comply with the guidelines will result in a temporary ban. Repeat offenders will be permanently banned based on IP range. Any user who makes a duplicate account while temporarily banned will also be permanently banned based on IP range.

Contacting the Staff
If you have questions or issues, or to report behavior in violation of the guidelines, contact the staff by private message. Please note all staff are volunteers and do this out of love for the music of the Elephant 6 bands.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and enjoy the forum.

Forums, Threads and Posts

What is a bulletin board?

A bulletin board is an online discussion site. It's sometimes also called a 'board' or 'forums'. It may contain several categories, consisting of forums, threads and individual posts.

How is all this structured?

The bulletin board as a whole contains various categories (broad subject areas), which themselves contain forums (more specific subject areas) which contain threads (conversations on a topic) which are made up of individual posts (where a user writes something).

The board home page has a list of categories and forums, with basic statistics for each - including the number of threads and posts, and which member posted the most recent message.

How do I find my way around?

When you click on a forum's name, you are taken to the list of threads it contains. A thread is a conversation between members or guests. Each thread starts out as a single post and grows as more individual posts are added by different users. Threads can be rated (?) to show how useful or popular they are and may contain polls (?).

To start a new thread simply click on the + Post New Thread button (you may need the right permissions to do this).

Threads can be ordered in many different ways. The default is to have the thread with the most recent activity at the top. But you can easily change this ordering, for example to have the thread with the most posts at the top, or the highest rating. Simply click on the appropriate column heading at the top of the list of threads (Thread, Thread Starter, Rating, Last Post, Replies or Views). You can also reverse the sorting order by clicking the arrow next to the name of the active option. (Note that 'sticky' threads will always be at the top no matter how you change the viewing options).

Multi-page views

When there are more threads to display than will fit on a single page, you may see the 'Page' box, which contains page numbers. This indicates that the list of threads has been split over two or more pages.

This method of splitting lists of items over many pages is used throughout the board.

What are sticky threads?

'Sticky' threads are created by moderators or administrators (?), and remain 'stuck' to the top of the listing, even if they haven't had any posts recently. Their purpose is to keep important information visible and accessible at all times.

How do I read a thread?

To read a thread, click on its title. Each post in a thread is created by a member or a guest. You'll see some brief information about the member who created the thread above the main post message. In some cases it will be to the side of the post.

To post a reply to an existing thread, click on the + Reply to Thread button. If this button does not appear, it could mean that you are not logged in as a member, or that you do not have permission to reply, or that the thread has been closed to new replies.

If enabled, there will also be a 'Quick Reply' box where you can quickly enter a reply without having to go to the 'Post Reply' page. You may need to click the quick reply button Reply to this Message Reply in a post to activate the quick reply box before you can type into it.

On long threads you may want to change how the posts are ordered. For more on different ways to view and navigate threads, click (?).

Is there a faster way to get to forums?

If you know which forum you want to go to, you can use the 'Quick Navigation' control, which appears at the bottom of many pages within the board.

How do I find out more about members?

To view information about a particular member, click on the user name. This will take you to their public profile page (?).

What is the Navigation Bar?

The navigation bar at the top of every page has links to help you move around. A 'breadcrumb' area at the top left shows where you are now. A form on the right allows you to quickly login. With one click you can reach areas such as: the User Control Panel (?), FAQ (which you are reading now), the Calendar (?), Search options (?) and Quick Links (?) to other useful features.

What is the 'What's Going On?' box on the board home page?

On the board home page you'll see a section at the bottom that tells you what's going on at the moment. It tells you things like the number of registered users online, the number of guests, and even things like birthdays, and forthcoming events.

Can I change the way the board looks?

You may be able to change the styling of the board by using the style changer in the bottom left of the page. This lets you choose different skins which change the color scheme and appearance of the board. If this option does not appear, the board cannot be restyled.

Terms of Service

The E6 Townhall Terms of Service

1. As a condition of your use of this Web site and the interactive services contained therein, you represent and warrant to The E6 Townhall that you will not use this Web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.

2. This Web site contains one or more of the following interactive services: bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities. You agree to use such services only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular service, area, group, forum, community or other message or communication facility. In addition to any other terms or conditions of use of any bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities, you agree that when using one, you will not:
  • a. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, derogatory, defamatory, infringing, improper, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • b. Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws or by rights of privacy of publicity unless you own or control such rights or have received all necessary consents.
  • c. Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  • d. Conduct or forward chain letters or pyramid schemes.
  • e. Download for distribution in any manner any file posted by another user of a forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • f. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • g. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any of the bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities.
3. The E6 Townhall has no obligation to monitor the bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities. However, The E6 Townhall reserves the right at all times to disclose any information deemed by The E6 Townhall necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part.

4. You acknowledge that communications to or with bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities are not private communications, therefore others may read your communications without your knowledge. You should always use caution when providing any personal information about yourself or your children. The E6 Townhall does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities and, specifically disclaims any liability with regard to same and any actions resulting from your participation. To the extent that there are moderators, forum managers or hosts, none are authorized The E6 Townhall spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of The E6 Townhall.

5. The information, products, and services included on this Web site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The E6 Townhall may make improvements and/or changes in this Web site at any time. Advice received via this Web site should not be relied upon for personal, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

6. The E6 Townhall MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

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8. IN NO EVENT SHALL The E6 Townhall BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED

  • a. WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEB SITE,
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9. DUE TO THE FACT THAT CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT OR RECOGNIZE AN EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THIS WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS WEB SITE.

10. The E6 Townhall reserves the right in its sole discretion to deny any user access to this Web site, any interactive service herein, or any portion of this Web site without notice, and the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this Web site is offered.

11. Links on The E6 Townhall are monetized by Viglink.

12. This agreement is governed by the laws of the USA. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Web site. Use of this Web site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and The E6 Townhall as a result of this agreement or use of this Web site. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

13. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and The E6 Townhall with respect to this Web site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written with respect to this Web site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters and/or data mentioned herein are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product or event. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

14. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest ? 2000-2012 by The E6 Townall.

14. You are responsible for reviewing The E6 Townhall Terms Of Service Policy. The E6 Townhall reserves the right to modify Terms Of Service Policy at any time. Your continued use of the The E6 Townhall constitutes your consent to such changes.

Privacy Policy

The E6 Townhall Privacy Policy

The E6 Townhall, has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to user privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for The E6 Townhall, as well as e-mail newsletters. It is important for you to understand what information we collect about you during your visit and what we do with that information.

This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected on The E6 Townhall and not to information that is collected through any other means. Your visit to The E6 Townhall is subject to this Privacy Policy.

1. Personal Information Collection and Use
We do not collect personally identifiable information about you, except when you provide it to us. For example, if you submit an inquiry to us, you may be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details (name, e-mail address, etc.).

When you submit your personally identifiable information through The E6 Townhall, you are giving your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you would prefer that we not collect any personally identifiable information from you, please do not provide us with any such information. We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent, except as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

Except as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we will use the information you provide us only for the purpose of responding to your inquiry or in connection with the service for which you provided such information. We may also use the information you provide in aggregate form for internal business purposes, such as generating statistics and developing marketing plans.

In addition, we may disclose any information, including personally identifiable information, we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal proceeding or governmental request.

2. E-mail addresses
We do not want you to receive unwanted e-mail from us. We try to make it easy to opt-out of any service you have asked to receive. If you sign-up to our e-mail newsletters we do not sell, exchange or give your e-mail address to a third party.

E-mail addresses are collected via the The E6 Townhall Users have to physically opt-in to receive the The E6 Townhall newsletter and a verification e-mail is sent. The E6 Townhall is clearly and conspicuously named at the point of collection.
The E6 Townhall uses e-mail addresses to send its occasional mailings about E6 Bands or goings on.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by e-mailing us at our Contact UsContact Us page.

The security of your personal information, including your e-mail address is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during registration and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, though we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about the security on our Web site, please visit our "Contact Us" page and a designated The E6 Townhall correspondent will respond to your question.

If we decide to change our e-mail practices, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we think appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to our e-mail practices, we will notify you here, by e-mail, and by means of a notice on our home page.

3. Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your e-mail address changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate your details by visiting the Contact Us page.

4. Log Files
The E6 Townhall records details of individual accesses to its Web pages. This information may include details of Internet IP addresses and browser types. We use this information to provide a more relevant site for you. In addition, we use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site.

5. Cookies
The E6 Townhall uses cookies to improve user experience, such as enhancing navigation and relevancy of product and information on the site. Your Web browser should allow you to choose whether or not to allow cookies - you can still use our site if you have them disabled. For more information on cookies, you can visit www.cookiecentral.com.

6. Notification of Changes
We may revise this Privacy Policy at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy here. As we may make changes at any time without notifying you, we suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy. Please note that our rights to use your personally identifiable information will be based on the privacy policy in effect at the time the information is used.

7. Comments
We have taken great measures to ensure that your visit to The E6 Townhall is an excellent one and that your privacy is respected. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us by e-mail via our Feedback link:

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8. Your Consent
By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

9. Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last modified on 10/06/2012

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