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    Registration to this site is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below.

    BY USING THEMESS.NET, YOU ACCEPT, WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT. reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. The changes will appear on this screen and are effective immediately. If you do not agree with any of the terms or conditions contained in this agreement or with any future change to this agreement, do not use or do not continue to use after such change has been implemented.

    You agree to abide by all standards and applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations in your use of, and you agree not to interfere with the use and enjoyment of by other users. You agree to be solely responsible for your actions and the contents of your entries through You agree not to impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to a moderator/admin, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.

    You must be at least 15 years of age to use

    You agree: (1) to comply with all laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States through; (2) not to upload or distribute in any way files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; (3) not to use for illegal purposes; (4) not to interfere or disrupt networks connected to; (5) not to use for chain letters, junk mail, “spamming” solicitations (commercial or otherwise) or bulk communications of any kind and (6) to comply with all regulations, policies and procedures of networks connected to You agree not to post, promote or transmit through any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature. You further agree not to transmit or post any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate your access to should your conduct fail to conform to these terms and conditions.

    You may NOT post or obtain any content using which: Is threatening, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law. While does not and cannot review all content provided to it, and is not responsible for such content, reserves the right to delete, edit or rearrange content that it deems abusive, defamatory, obscene or in violation of copyright or trademark laws or is otherwise unacceptable. You acknowledge that any content may be removed, published, copied, modified, transmitted and displayed by for the purposes of delivering the offered services. will not be liable for any content provided to it, including the photographs and any content added by account holders in any section of

    Privacy policy: Don't post or submit anything to the site that you consider to be private. All user messages, posts, albums, and profile information is subject to inspection by the moderators for the purposes of policy/rule enforcement.
    If you believe that your information or any other material has been posted by a user on and that it constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with a written notice (e-mail is sufficient) that includes the following information:

    • an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
    • identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
    • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on;
    • your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
    • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
    • a statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf;

    Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on is

    A user will be considered by to be a "repeat infringer" if more than one notice has been received and acted upon in relation to any material posted by that user. The account and any posted materials of a user who has been deemed a "repeat infringer" by, will be removed from the web site. Users should send an email to if they feel that they have been deemed a "repeat infringer" by and that it is unjustified.

    The rules

    Concerning posting copyrighted works on the message boards:

    1. Articles or news stories: Don't copy articles off other websites or other distribution mediums and paste them into posts here. It's important to be a good internet citizen and comply with all copyright laws by only posting the title of the article, a link back to the source, and a small blurb telling what the article is about so users know what they're clicking on. Unlike the previous incarnation of the site, this will be strictly enforced.

    2. Images:
    - No hotlinking of images, any images posted must he hosted on a third party image hosting site.
    - Inserting images that you own or have taken is allowed, however as above these images must be hosted on a third party image hosting site.
    - There is to be no insertion of images that you do not hold the copyright to. Post a link to the site with the image you'd like to talk about or share, preferably with a page link so the source image can be seen in its full context.

    3. Request for usage rights of copyrighted content that appears originally or only on The copyrights of any text or images posted on this site are owned and are the responsibility of the users who post them. staff/webmaster does not perform intermediary duties, and will not contact users on your behalf. If you wish to converse with any users on the message board, you must sign up for an account and use the forum software to "personal message" them. If your copyrighted work has been used on this site without permission, please see the 'copyright agent' section of the "contact us" link on the site's main page for the fasted method for resolution.

    General Dos and Don'ts of the message boards:

    1. Don't use excessive emoticons in your posts.
    2. Don't use profanity.
    2.5. Don't direct post images or links to gory or graphic images.

    2.6. Don't URL link any images containing nudity of any kind. This is a work safe forum. Any user who posts links of images of women who are not fully clothed or in a military uniform will have their account suspended. Any picture where the person is in a suggestive sexual pose is also prohibited.

    2.7. Don't post links to terrorist propaganda sites, for any reason. They aren't allowed here.
    2.8. Don't post links to terrorist propaganda videos. These can be identified by usually having terrorist organization logos, featuring terrorist themed music, and reading of manifestos or shouting of religious decrees while sniping, bombing, or beheading a victim.
    2.73. Don't post threads with TITLES IN ALL CAPS.
    3.5. Don't use avatars that go against the wider forum rules.
    4. Don't use racial or religious slurs.
    5. Don't be a poser. Being yourself is good enough; there's no need to try to be something you're not. If you don't know something, ask and people will respect you for your honesty.
    6. Don't hijack a good conversation thread with an off-topic political or flame war. Posts of this nature will be deleted.
    7. Don't make multiple accounts for yourself. If it's discovered (it's not difficult) that you have multiple accounts, all of them will be deactivated and most likely your ip subnet banned.
    8. Don't post topics with thread titles that don't describe what's in the thread. Examples are: "WTF?" "Please read this..." and "Oh my god!"
    9. This site's language is English. Using alternate languages to get around the flaming or insulting rules is not allowed and can earn a ban.
    10. Don't make threatening comments against another user, or post personal information about another user. All such posts are fully logged and are forwarded to the authorities where we see fit.
    11. Do not post content from other sites without receiving permission. This includes posting more than small excerpts with a link back to the original site.
    12. There will be no soliciting allowed in forum posts. Do not attempt to sell or advertise anything here. This means in the public forum as well as via private message. If you are not sure if you are in violation of this guideline, ask a moderator.


    The Do's

    1. Be civil to your fellow forum user. They'll respect you if you respect them. Treat people the way you wish to be treated and act the way you would over some real world beers in a Service Mess.
    2. Browse the introduction thread to better understand some of the people on this forum.
    3. There's a wealth of knowledge and experience on tap here via the users on this forum who have served in the armed forces of various countries. Ask lots of questions.

    Posts, threads, and users who don't follow these rules run a high risk of being deleted. The first one to start using profanity or insults in an argument loses. If you can't win with intelligence and knowledge, then these forums are the wrong place for you. thrives on civil discourse, if you can’t interact with people civilly your access to the site will be terminated.
    Last edited by digrar; 14-10-2015, 01:13 PM.