• We have updated the guidelines regarding posting political content: please see the stickied thread on Website Issues.

Terms and rules


The "Providers" ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content or accounts.

The Content You Submit to the Service

All content you submit, upload, or otherwise make available to the Service ("Content") may be reviewed by our staff. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services).

All Content you submit represents your own views, selections, or preferences. Your Content does not represent any views, selections, or preferences attributable to, or the responsibility of, the Service or its Providers.

You are granting us a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service.

You retain copyright privileges over the Content you submit, subject to the granting of license noted above.

We may remove or modify any Content submitted at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be acted upon only at our discretion and subject to the Service's Privacy Policy and applicable data protection regulations.

Content Types We Discourage or Prohibit

Do not submit for public access or viewing any Content that represents private, confidential, or personally identifiable data relating to you or anyone else. Your rights and privileges with regard to your personal data are specified in the Service's Privacy Policy available elsewhere in this site's Help section. If you submit personal data so as to expose it to public viewing, you agree to accept full and sole responsibility for your submission and any consequences deriving therefrom.

You agree not to use the Service to submit or link to any Content that is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, that invites or inflames discord (e.g., "trolling"), or serves solely to promote a particular political, religious, or commercial interest or agenda (excluding announcements of relevance to the Service's thematic scope).

You also agree not to use the Service to submit or link to any Content that contains adult or objectionable content, contains the personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.

You are entirely responsible for the contents of, and any harm resulting from, both your Content and your conduct while using this Service.

Your Relationship With the Service and Its Providers

We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

If you wish to close your account, please contact us. Closing your account will neither nullify nor terminate the aforementioned license you grant us as a condition of registering for and using the Service.

Minimum Age Requirement

This Service is available only to users who are at least 18 years old. If you are younger than this, please do not register for this Service. If you register for this Service, you attest that you are of this age or older. We accept no responsibility for registrants below this age or users who explicitly or implicitly misrepresent their age.

These Terms and Rules

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

Obtaining a registered user account and using the Service constitutes acceptance of these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not register or use the Service.

Registered members from the former Fortean Times Message Board (FTMB) migrated onto this new forum presumptively and effectively acknowledge and accept these Terms and Rules by using this Service. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from actively using the Service and contact the forum staff to disable or delete your user account.