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Whilst we attempt to edit or remove any messages containing inappropriate, sexually orientated, abusive, hateful, slanderous, or threatening material that could be considered invasive of a persons privacy, or which otherwise violate any kind of law, it is impossible for us to review every message posted on this discussion system. For this reason you acknowledge that all messages posted on this discussion system express the views and opinions of the original message author and not necessarily the views of Linn. Therefore we take no responsibility and cannot be held liable for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy and completeness of every message.

By registering on this discussion system you agree that you will not post any material which is knowingly false, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, sexually orientated, threatening or invasive of a person's privacy, or any other material which may violate any applicable laws. Please read the Forum Guidelines and Linn's Privacy Policy before using the forum.

Failure to comply with these rules may result in the termination of your account, account suspension, or permanent ban of access to these forums. Your IP Address is recorded with each post you make on this discussion system and is retrievable by the forum staff if need-be. You agree that we have the ability and right to remove, edit, or lock any account or message at any time should it be seen fit. You also agree that any information you enter on this discussion system is stored in a database, and that "cookies" are stored on your computer to save your login information.

Any information you provide on these forums will not be disclosed to any third party without consent, although the staff cannot be held liable for any hacking attempt in which your data is compromised.

By registering, you also agree to abide by, and acknowledge the presence, of the following community guidelines:

Forum Community Guidelines

  1. Only one account per person.
  2. Stay on topic. Try and keep your posts relevant to the thread, or original poster's question. We may redirect, or split threads, if they get too far of track. Feel free to start a new thread if you'd like to continue a conversation that has strayed away from the subject at hand.
  3. The forum may not be used to post for sale or wanted ads. This includes posting links to auctions or other websites where equipment is for sale. Please respect the spirit of this rule: posts attempting to circumvent it by asking for valuations or hinting that items are be offered for sale will be moderated.
  4. Racism, sexism, homophobia, or any post which may be interpreted as hate-speech is not welcome. Discriminating against, mocking, or attacking others based on gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, religion, disability or age will not be tolerated.
  5. No personal attacks or ad hominem arguments. We want healthy debate, dissent and new ideas, but please argue against an opinion, not the person holding it. Attempting to undermine someones argument by attacking their character, motives or personal traits is not acceptable. In sporting parlance that means tackling the ball, not the player.
  6. We may moderate, redirect or close threads that have descended into flame-wars or have otherwise become unpleasant or divisive.
  7. No Trolling. Forum members that act in a troll like manner, or display patterns of behaviour commonly associated with internet trolls are not welcome and may be permanently banned. Members who actively provoke, defame, harass, anger, tease, flame, or incite other forum users either publicly or in private (via the forum messaging and email features) are considered trolls. If you feel you are a victim of trolling, get in touch.
  8. Anything that might put Linn in legal jeopardy will be taken down. This includes posts which may breach copyright or otherwise infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
  9. If we consider a post to be dangerous, or that it contains instructions or descriptions of modifications to products which could cause harm, it will be removed.
  10. You may be misunderstood. This is a large global forum and for many english is not a first language. Please be aware that your posts may not be interpreted how you expect, so please try and be clear. Humour, satire and sarcasm is great, yet keep in mind that often its subtlety is lost in some mediums, and may not translate across cultures.
  11. Business interests should be declared. If you have a business that produces or markets products or services related to hi-fi or music—either for profit or just fun—you should declare it by letting us know. You'll will be given a lovely 'Trader' badge for your troubles, which helps other forum members know you have a business interest.
  12. Trusted Linn Retailers. Linn, accredited, approved and trained Linn Retailers can be identified by their 'Expert Linn Retailer' badge. These are the shops and business who can be trusted to uphold the high standards of service that Linn demands.
  13. No Spam. Any posts that are deemed spam or are posted by bots will be removed. This may also apply to individuals that are posting adverts or links to external sites without meaningfully contributing to the community. We employ automatic spam filters that aim to catch much unwanted content even before it is posted. On occasion these can snare genuine users unintentionally. If this happens to you, please contact us.
  14. Help the community by reporting inappropriate posts. If you find a post which you feel does not abide by the spirit of these guidelines, please hit the report button. One of our team of moderators will take a look as soon as they can and take action as required.



How we'll moderate
  • We aim to moderate in a way which benefits the community as a whole; fostering useful and healthy discussion and making the forum a welcoming and enjoyable environment.
  • If a post is deemed to breach, or go against the spirit of these guidelines, then it may be removed. A moderator will endeavour to give the member some feedback as to why by Private Message or email. Please heed their advice, they aim to be helpful and constructive.
  • We’ll leave a notice making it clear when a post has been removed, which will help maintain the continuity of the thread and also give some feedback to the community as a whole.
  • If a moderated post has been quoted by others, we may have to edit it in their posts as well.
  • We will never edit a user’s post to change the meaning, nor anything else intended by the user. Moderated posts will be removed in their entirety.
  • We may remove a whole thread if the original post breaches the guidelines.
  • Threads that have descended into flame wars will be closed or removed.
  • Threads that go off topic may moderated or split.
  • We may also close/lock threads that are old or that, for example, discuss technology that is out-of-date or has been superseded—avoiding instructions that may be misleading. This is in order to furnish members with the most relevant and up-to-date advice for their product; discussion of old products is still more than welcome. Please feel free to start a new thread if the topic you’d like to comment on has been closed.
  • Members who repeatedly breach these guidelines may be permanently banned. This not an action we take without serious consideration and, aside from excluding automated spam bots, is thankfully very rare.

By continuing with the sign up process you agree to the above rules and guidelines any others that the Administrator specifies.