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Forum Rules & Guidelines - Please Read First!
November 20, 2013, 10:26:30 PM
INTRODUCTION

By registering at Bellyinc.com - A health & Fitness/ Celebrity Media/ News Publishing platform, you are privileged to contribute in any shape or form. However, if we feel this privilege is being abused, you will be warned first, or banned depending on the severity of the violation.

1. Registration and participation/ New Members
      a) Multiple Login Identities
      b) Contribute
      c) Author Credits/ Image Codes
      d) Trolling/ Flaming
      e) Bad Behaviour
2. Banned Content
      a) Nudity & Pornographic Material
      b) No Postings Of Magazine Scans Unless...
      c) No  Copyright Material
      d) Affiliate-based Video Or Image Uploading Services, Are disallowed.
3. Celebrity Section & Placement
      a) Do not post a non-celebrity in this section
      b) Male Celebrities
      c) Adult actors/actresses (porn stars) are forbidden
4. No Hotlinking
5. Double Posts & Re-posts
      a) Bumping
      b) Posting "Stock" or "Royalty free" images
6. Posts Must Have Full Name & Brief Description In Title
7. Spam
8. Underage Persons and Celebrities
9. Request Board
      a) Before you request, search it!
      b)  Add Small Description And Thumbnailed Example To Request
      c)  Do Not Bump Your Own Requests
      d)  Do Not Request Explicit/Banned Content
      e)  Requests must adhere to the Rules of the Forum
      f)  Contribute to gain faster responses
      g) Constant Rule breaking
10. Personal Information, Passwords & Staying Safe Online
      a) Personal Space & Online Privacy
      b) Passwords
      c) Posting Information about yourself
      d) Unsafe & Harmful Content
11. Member Signatures
      a) Signatures must be of a non-sexual nature
      b) Only One Link Allowed In Signature
12. Other Information
      a) If In Doubt, Ask A Modarator
      b) Can I Change My Username?
      c) Users Will Be Notified Of Rule Updates
13. Other Information
14. Cookie Policy


1) REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION

Please register and politely participate as much as you can.

NEW MEMBERS: After registering, only your first post requires a CAPTCHA to be solved. This helps to minimise the impact of spam and abuse throughout the forum. A captcha's sole purpose is to tell humans and bots apart. It is easy for humans to solve, but hard for “bots” and other malicious software to figure out. By adding captcha to members first post, we can help block future automated software.

a) Bellyinc.com does permit users to have multiple login identities under special circumstances i.e one for business and one for personal use but other multiple IDs from the same IP will be deleted. We understand that there are members who share their IP address, whether it is because they are living in the same house, the same college housing or similar situations. If you are in this situation, please inform a Mod so that they can make an exception for you. Lying to obtain an exception to this rule will result in banning.

b) Please participate. Share pictures or videos, post stories, or join in on conversations with others and thank them for their contributions. We are not trying to force posting, but if you regularly download content please thank or otherwise nicely respond to the original posters of the images or videos. It encourages them to continue posting and Belly, Inc. promotes a friendly environment where hard work is appreciated and welcomed.

Use of proxies are permitted for journalists and whistle blowers only but use at your own risk. If your IP appears on botscout.com your account may be deleted without prior notice.

Though "Lurking" is completely acceptable, registration and participation is highly recommended.

We want members to enjoy their stay. This is a group of like-minded people and there's no reason to be shy and lurk when there are tons of different things to talk about, whether it be movies, games, or admiring beautiful people. So please, have fun, and welcome to our eccentric little family!
 
c) Acknowledgement (crediting orignal posters aka "OP" and publishers)

Acknowledgement will be given where its rightfully due and by this we mean to the original journalists, photographers, and content creators. Whilst we do realize tremendous effort and hard work resides with the uploader; there's a worrying trend of people failing to give credits to the original content creators and expect everyone to credit the uploaders.  To be eligible for credit, please make sure your posts, along with the original source and the creator are clearly sighted for future references.

We've made the forum part of our site and only the forum located here at Bellyinc.com/BellyForm completely viewable and open free to the public - for them to share and discuss as they see fit. 

d) If you don't like a certain celebrity please do not bother replying, especially if it is to incite arguing or disagreement. This is called trolling/flaming and will not be tolerated here. Users who break this rule will be warned and eventually banned if the trolling/flaming continues.

e) Personal attacks against other members, or attacks based on race, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation are prohibited. Explicit descriptions of sexual acts are prohibited.

2) BANNED CONTENT:

a) Nudity & pornographic material is strictly prohibited at Belly,Inc. Under no circumstances are you to post such material on any public threads/ topics/ posts.

You will not post nude pictures or videos or post links to them either in your post or signature. Content with slight see-through and slightly obscured shots are also prohibited. If you are in doubt, please ask a Mod before publicly posting. Censoring or modifying a nude image by blurring it or by adding another object to the image to cover up the area is not acceptable either and will be treated the same as an actual nude image. Fully exposed pictures (top or bottom) are not acceptable. This also applies to video posts. This site is designed for people of all ages and many of the picture and video hosts allowed here (such as ImageShack for example) do not allow these types of pictures. Unacceptable content will be removed by the moderators and the poster will be warned.

b) There is to be no posting of active Magazine's and their scans an exception to this rule is if it's an article or discussion, critique related. Any banned content also cannot be used in avatars or signature banners.

c)No Copyright material, this includes movies, TV shows, torrent files and music are also not permitted here due to the obvious copyright issues.

There are no exceptions to this rule.

d)Under no circumstances are members allowed to use affiliate-based video or image uploading services, they are disallowed.
Such sites include but are not limited to, imgchili.net, imagetwist.com, imgmonkey.com etc.

3) CELEBRITY SECTION & PLACEMENT:

a) Please limit your picture or video posts to celebrities only. A celebrity can be an up and comer in their field. Please do not post non-celebrity or any pictures that are not celebrity related in the celebrity sections.

b) Male celebrities must be posted in the 'male celebrities' section. This forum was originally established as a 'female celebrity forum,' but a male section was later added for those that also like male celebrities and wished to share images/videos of them. If you are uncertain where pictures should be posted, please ask a Mod.

c) Video clips/screen caps from porn films are not permitted on this forum. As this forum caters for all ages. Non-nude images of mainstream porn stars are also forbidden if in doubt, contact a mod. Any content which is deemed unsuitable will be removed at the discretion of the moderators and the poster will be given a warning.

4) NO HOTLINKING:

Hotlinking (linking to an image on someone else's website). This includes image thumbnails/ pictures which are hosted even on your own websites. Hotlinking is strictly prohibited.

What does hotlinking mean?

Hotlinking means embedding or linking *directly* to an image on someone else's website to put on another website. You must remember, it costs website owners money to store media files such as pictures & videos on a website server. So when people link directly to pictures, it's using their resources for free and it's costing them money.

For example, lets say if you wanted to share an image on a website with a friend... there's no harm there right? But when you post this link to a forum of a million members, a million people could be viewing this file and if it's a direct link it will not just cost the owner money, it will slow down their website.

This can be avoided if visitors simply  download the pictures and upload them to a website that ALLOWS hotlinking (such as a video or picture uploading service) e.g Imagebam or Imgur.com. That's why we always say REHOST any image you find... unless the image is already on a website that allows hotlinking.

We have made it easy for members to rehost images by finding easy to use one-click rehosting tools.

The use of "cash for images" or "cash for clicks" image hosting sites are also strictly prohibited.

5) DOUBLE POSTS & REPOSTS:

Before posting use the Search feature (found at the top right corner of the screen) to prevent double posts. Pictures that are substantially different in size or resolution or have edited content will not be considered re-posts. If a re-post is found it will be merged with the original thread.

5.a) Bumping - Many forums and sites have different meanings when it comes to the term "bumping" threads/ posts. To clarify things, here's what we mean:

- Going off-topic, in order to keep the post/ thread active.
- Don't bump threads just because you can, contribute to them. Everyone loves content and discussion rich threads, lets keep it that way.

5.b) Posting "Stock" or "Royalty free images"

- Any stock photo watermarks or copyright information must remain intact on the image.  This prevents our site from getting into any copyright mess.
- Any stock photos posted are not "affiliate image links". This helps prevent anyone attempting to spam our forum with stock images that others may profit from.

6) POSTING IN CELEBRITY SECTION MUST ONLY HAVE THE FULL NAME OF THE CELEBRITY. ALL OTHER POSTS MUST HAVE A FULL NAME & BRIEF DESCRIPTION IN TITLE:

When posting celebrities in the celebrity boards, the first post must only contain their full name in the subject title. Posting anywhere else make sure your titles are appropriate, descriptive and to the point. 

Include the full name of the celebrity in your post's subject and a brief description of the pictures or videos. If possible include the photographers name, the magazine name or the event and date. Users should have a fair idea of what to expect before they click on your thread. Content from an unknown source should be posted using as much information as you can get from the images or videos. For example: Shakira - traditional costume & performance on beach

7) SPAM:

Spam of any type is prohibited. Spam is defined as any advertisement of a different website or forum. You may include one link in your signature as long as it does not link to nudity, a site containing nudity, a site used for monetary gain, a retail site, or auction type of site. A link to your own website is allowed providing it meets those conditions. New members that registered just to spam for another site will be immediately banned without warning.

8 ) UNDERAGE PERSONS AND CELEBRITIES:

This notice is to inform members that posting celebrities and or persons,  under the age of 16 or were at that time the picture or video was photographed/ filmed is prohibited . For other celebrities under 18, inappropriate or sexual comments, counter comments (including those against members) and judgement or harassment of other posters will be deleted by staff without notice and those members involved may face immediate banishment. Belly, Inc. is taking a harder stance which will include banning repeat offenders. This decision is not up for debate.

Violations of this rule will be immediately deleted and the offending user will be informed immediately.

NO ONE WILL BE EXEMPT FROM THIS RULE. ARGUING ABOUT TEENAGE LEGALITY WILL ALSO NOT BE TOLERATED.

Thank you for your cooperation.

9) REQUESTS BOARD:

a) Before making a request in our request section, please take the time to use the SEARCH function in the top right corner of the page. You might find what you are looking for and save time for others.

QUICK TIP: If you're trying to locate something in particular, be it a 'celebrity' or 'thread' and the forum’s   search isn’t helping; try putting your query in Google and simply add “bellyinc” at the end. It usually does the  trick and it’s quicker. In the future, we'll have a more  integrated Google search option.

b) Add a small description to the request, and if possible a thumbnailed example.
Example: Hilary Duff - MTV Awards 2004 high quality pics

c) Do NOT bump your own request. Any action such as this will result in a thread being locked.

d) Do not request any pictures that violate the other rules of the forum. This explicitly includes requests that the material be sent via PM or email. Any requests for material that violates the rules will be deleted without warning.

e) Any and all requests and request fills must adhere to the Rules of the Forum as well.

f) Remember, if you contribute to the forum, other members will most likely offer their help and those that contribute regularly over a period of time may be offered a mandatory status.

g) Rule breakers will be warned first. Constant rule breakers may face banishment.

10) PERSONAL INFORMATION, PASSWORDS AND STAYING SAFE ONLINE:

a) Think carefully before posting pictures, videos & other information about yourself.  If you post something online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not yours anymore. We encourage our users to be sensible and avoid discussing, sharing or saving anything (in private messages/inboxes etc) which could later compromise their privacy. Belly, Inc will not be responsible for this.

b) Users' passwords are protected (not even staff members/ Admins can access them) but for your own safety please ensure your passwords are unique and unrelated to personal details, online accounts and private life and never hand out your passwords to anyone including members, staff or Admins.

c) Never post personal information online – like your address, email address, mobile number etc to strangers.

d) If you see something on Belly, Inc. that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried, close the page and contact a member of staff immediately.

11) SIGNATURES:

a) Signatures are enabled for members. Signatures are typically displayed after the end of each post or personal message and you may change them from your profile/ account settings. BBC code and smileys are also enabled for members to use in your signature.

Your signature must be appropriate and suitable to be viewed by all ages this means it must be of a non-sexual nature. All forum rules apply to member signatures. You will not post nude pictures or videos or links to banned content in your signature.

b) You may include one link in your signature as long as it does not link to nudity, a site containing nudity, a site used for monetary gain, a retail site, or auction type of site. A link to your own website is allowed providing it meets those conditions. New members that registered just to spam for another site will be immediately banned without warning.

OTHER INFORMATION

a) If you have any questions about the rules of this forum, you are free to Private Message (PM) any of the Moderators of this forum and your questions will be addressed promptly. A current list of Belly, Inc. staff can be found on the right-hand side towards the bottom.

Administrators on this forum have red usernames,  Global Moderators are blue, and Board Moderators are shown in green.

b) If for whatever reason you need your username changed or adjusted please contact any moderator or admin and they will make the changes for you. Mods and Admins can also give you a customized user title but we ask that you make at least 100 posts (new threads and or replies) before making this request.

c) The date of the last update will be added to the this thread title of the forum rules.

Problems or suggestions, we have forum boards dedicated for some issues. Anything of a personal nature please contact one of the Admins.

COOKIE POLICY

What are cookies?

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called Cookies on your computer or mobile device. A cookie is basically a small text file which a website saves on the users computer to ensure it remembers their actions and preferences temporarily or, over a period of time.  These may include but not limited to, visitor login state, language preferences, font size, custom details and display options. Cookies can help save everyone from having to re-entering their details/ preferences  whenever they re-visit the website, cool right? To learn even more about European Union cookies law, you may also like to visit Cookies - European commission. You will find other helpful information at Cookielaw.org.

How do we use cookies?

Belly, Inc. uses cookies to enhance and enrich user experience especially for our beloved members. We also use cookies to personalise our site content and ads; to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Doing this ensures better website load times for everyone, among other things and Ads help us sponsor our content and services.  Cookies helps us understand what your interests are, what you're looking for and then helps us deliver you tailored results. Gathering this cookie information ensures better productively for us in producing more of the content which interests you. We also share purely statistical visitor information with social media, advertising and analytics partners.  Also, some videos from video sharing sites (which members embed in our pages) may use cookies to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you played.

We use Google products such as Google AdSense and Google Analytics features which contracts us to follow Google’s EU user consent policy. For more information about their cookie use please visit: How Google Uses Cookies. Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do, some features of this site may not work as intended.

Our advertisers and third party ad servers use Cookies and/or "Web Beacons" (which are usually small, transparent graphic images) in order to monitor information related to served advertisements. Clicking on such advertisements will direct you to the website of a third party and the advertiser. This Privacy Policy does not cover the privacy practices of any advertisers or ad servers.

Opting Out

Most if not all our advertisers will make available an "opt-out" option, again its cookie based that you may download to your browser. If this cookie is installed on your browser, the corresponding advertising network will not collect anonymous site visit data on that browser. The Lijit opt-out cookie is designed to persist for 25 years click opt-out to install this cookie. For Google Adsense visit: opt-out.

Most opt-out tools are cookie-based. This opt-out tool only prevents Ad vendors from collecting site visit data pertaining to you on the browser on which it is installed, and will only function if your browser is set to accept third-party cookies. If you delete an opt-out cookie from a browser's cookie files, they will collect site visit data from that browser until an opt-out cookie is reset on that browser.

Additionally, you may prevent us from collecting information on a browser by blocking third-party cookies in that browser. If you block third-party cookies from being set on your browser, you may not be able to enjoy some features or functionality of, and you may see the same content and advertisements repeatedly on some Publisher sites.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.


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