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    You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

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    As a site dedicated to all the latest news & rumors regarding Orlando area and California theme parks - please remember that not everything posted in our forums should be taken as fact, or absolute. Discussions and posts on the forums are based on the opinion of the user and does not reflect the views of Inside Universal and its staff. Rumors should be considered as such until Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld Orlando, or any other official outlet provides information stating otherwise. Any official announcements of future attractions and projects will be shared on our main site, InsideUniversal.net

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    UPDATE: November 11th, 2010

    It is against forum policy to share links to websites that you operate, or are otherwise affiliated with; without the consent of Inside Universal and it's Staff. Posting any links will result in an immediate deletion of the post. Repeat offenders may be subjected to a forum ban.
     
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    Amendment: News & rumors discussions

    As a site dedicated to all the latest news & rumors regarding Orlando area and California theme parks - please remember that not everything posted in our forums should be taken as fact, or absolute. Discussions and posts on the forums are based on the opinion of the user and does not reflect the views of Inside Universal and its staff. Rumors should be considered as such until Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld Orlando, or any other official outlet provides information stating otherwise. Any official announcements of future attractions and projects will be shared on our main site, InsideUniversal.net
     
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    Amendment: Sharing Images

    Any image shared that allegedly shows internal, a.k.a. leaked, information that has not been released through accessible public channels will be immediately removed.

    Photos taken from behind-the-scenes, restricted, or backstage areas are strictly prohibited. This includes any photo taken over the top of construction walls. Construction photos are welcome as long as they are taken from public areas. However, if the images appear to be taken from an angle beyond those areas, or show proprietary information such as blueprints - they will be immediately removed.

    In some cases, this may include removing links to any site that contains said images. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove any questionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary.
     
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    We've been lax on the rule, but after much consideration - we have decided to begin reinforcing it.
     
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