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1. select or use as a BrainReference.com User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
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3. use as a BrainReference.com User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.
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1. Increase the knowledge of other readers
2. Help create dialogue and discussion around topics
3. Provoke re-thinking of many conventionally held beliefs (i.e. mercury vaccines are good for kids)
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C. bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
9. Create separate user accounts with the intention of artificially inflating your BrainReference.com count, comments, or any other BrainReference.com service.
10. Post personal communications from anyone without their consent.
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Last Updated 04/2011