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This is an unofficial, unauthorized fan site. This site is not affiliated or endorsed by Chris Rea, his management or his record company. It is not intended to present itself as an official site or Chris Rea. We dont have direct contact with Chris Rea or his management and therefore we cannot forward questions, messages, items or anything else to them. Please dont ask us to as we cannot and will not do this.

The basic ground rules for using ChrisRea.nl and all affiliated sites are simple: be polite, use common sense, don't break the law and don't post any message that even hints at advertising or the illegal downloading of content.

We don't intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within posts, but we will enforce the policies outlined both here and on the forum. We reserve the right to remove, modify or move posts at our discretion and without explanation.

Please contact the administrator or the moderators if you do not understand any of the rules, guidelines or policies outlined below. The goal of moderation is to keep the forums enjoyable and free from problems.

By using this web site, you agree to be contacted by site administration, regardless of your account settings, when it becomes necessary to do so regarding your account activity.

These rules can be changed without notice though normally we announce changes via announcement in all the forums.
  1. 1. General site rules

    1.  These rules apply to the whole website, including the forum.
    2.  We take the "Be Polite" rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned with or without warning. Be nice to each other and respect the moderator. Profanity and insults will not be tolerated. If you have a problem with another member please contact the administrator and dont discus this publicly on the forum.
    3.  If you spam our members in any manner, your account will be disabled. Dont contact anyone to suggest sites where illegal content can be downloaded. Dont contact anyone who is not explicitly expecting you to contact him/her.
    4.  Your account is yours alone. You are responsible for any activity created with it. You may not share your account login with anyone.
    5.  All publicly displayed messages are limited to the English language unless otherwise stated in the context. This includes posts, titles, signatures, and any attachments or other forms of public display. In the future there might be forum sections in other languages. For now the forum is English-only.
  2. 2. Posting

    1.  It is not allowed to post anything about illegal (downloading of) content. Illegal content is in this matter all material that is not officially released by the record company. This includes offering (links to) downloadable content, asking where this content can be obtained, discussing content that is obviously illegall, linking to pages on YouTube (and other video sites) that contain content that is not officially released by the record company, and even hinting to this subject. This cannot and will not be tolerated. This rule applies to the whole site, including the forum and also the private messages!
    2.  Read before asking. This forum has tons of information already and perhaps your question is already answered. If you cannot find your answer right away, you may also use the search function.
    3.  Look for the right forum to post your topic in. There are many predefined forums where most if not all topics will fit. If you cannot find the right forum to post your topic, use the general topic the blue caf or contact the administrator with your suggestion for a new topic. If you post your topic in the wrong forum it might be moved to the right forum or merged with another post about the same subject. This is done without prior notification. Please keep on topic and appropriate to the forum you are posting in, help to keep the forums easy to navigate and easy to find the information we all want.
    4.  Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use all caps or special characters to draw attention. Titles or posts all in caps will be edited or deleted.
    5.  Cross-Posting is not allowed. Cross-posting refers to posting new duplicate threads or posts, or the linking to threads or posts already started by the member with the intention of gaining exposure. Post your message once, to the appropriate forum.
    6.  Some words are censored by the administrator. You are not allowed to use these words. You may also not post words or URLs that are censored by adding spaces, dots, or substituting characters; or by any other means in an attempt to defeat any censors put in place by the administrator of ChrisRea.nl.
    7.  You may not bump threads. Bumping can refer to posting useless information, posting one-liners or any other action to deliberately keep a thread hot or to bring it to the top of the forum. Moderators will use their discretion, depending on the nature of the post, as to whether to take action or not.
    8.  Don't post just to increase your number of posts. If you have nothing to say on a certain matter then don't post. The number of posts on this board has no direct relation to the experience of a member.
    9.  You may not link, in any manner, to sites or images containing pornography, sexually explicit, gross violence, or are determined by moderators to be detrimental to the community.
    10.  Political discussion are prohibited, as is any discussion on religion and religious matters.
    11.  Any posts that encourage illegal intent will be removed.
  3. 3. New users

    1.  When you register a new account on this site, this account needs to be approved by the administrator. This may take a while as this is a non-profit fan site and the administrator is not online 24/7. If an user account gets approved you will be notified.
    2.  New registered users are added to the newly-registered-users group and are therefore not allowed to post directly. All posts will be screened by the administrator or a moderator. This may take a while as this is a non-profit fan site and moderators are not online 24/7. If a post gets approved you will be notified. Approval of a post doesnt necessarily mean you are no longer in the newly-registered-users group and therefore allowed to post directly. This is at the discretion of the moderating staff.
    3.  All new members can introduce themselves in a special introduce yourself forum.
  4. 4. Privacy Policy

    1.  We will not release any member information unless under court order to do so.
    2.  We reserve the right to modify and amend these terms at any time without notice. It is your responsibility to remain informed of current policies.
    3.  We do not monitor private messages. But we will investigate all allegations of PM abuse. We further, reserve our right to disable any account at any time for any reason and without notice.
  5. 5. Moderation

    1.  Instructions by the moderator team are to be followed.
    2.  Please remember this is non-commercial, non-profit fan site, maintained with a very small staff. The administrator nor the moderators are online 24/7. This means answering a question, solving a problem, removing spam, etc. can take a while. We do our best to make this site as enjoyable as possible, while keeping everybody happy.
    3.  It is not allowed to open a new post about the same subject after a moderator has closed a topic with an explanation of why the topic was closed.
    4.  You may not post on behalf of any banned member in any public manner. This includes all forums, private messages, signatures, and e-mail features.
    5.  No discussion about the rules or their interpretation. The interpretation of these rules is solely up to the administrator and can change at any time without prior notice. If you're unsure about what constitutes a breach of a rule, ask a moderator.
    6.  Public posts debating these rules and/or moderators' enforcement of such, will be removed without comment. We encourage feedback however and invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
    7.  Any abuse towards the administrator or the moderators in any form, may result in immediate suspension of your account.
  6. 6. Copyright

    Not all the actual content is owned by ChrisRea.nl. All material collected and contained on this site is covered by copyright law and by international conventions relating to the intellectual rights of the copyright holders. All material on this site remains the property of the respective owners of the rights. Please do not take any content from this website without permission.

    Thanks you for your cooperation. The administrator and moderators of ChrisRea.nl.



    Last update of these rules: January 7th, 2012.



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