FAQs About <I>TSC</I> Message Boards

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  • Who can use TheStreet.com's boards?
  • What is TSC message board Netiquette?
  • What are moderators?
  • Are cookies used?
  • Can I attach files?
  • What are announcements?
  • Are there any word filters?
  • What do I do if I lose my username and/or password?
  • What are archives?

Use of TheStreet.com's Boards

Anyone may read messages posted to the boards. However, you must be a subscriber to

TheStreet.com

or a

30-day free trial member to post on the boards.

TSC Message Board Netiquette

The terms and conditions for participation on

TheStreet.com's

message boards are detailed below. We also explain what we expect from board participants.

Our message boards are intended to serve as a discussion center for thoughtful readers who make their own investment decisions, with or without the help of a broker. They are not the place for stock touters, cheerleaders or hypesters, or for people who will not put their name behind their word. To preserve the spirit of accountability, honesty and informed dialogue that we have fostered at

TheStreet.com

, we respectfully ask that all participants:

  • Include their full name in any posting.
  • Disclose any positions they have in stocks being discussed (long, short, no position).

If you're looking to tout stocks or bash others, you've come to the wrong place, and so we also respectfully ask that you not engage in any:

  • Stock touting.
  • Personal attacks.
  • Profanity, vulgarity or offensive conduct of any kind.
  • Business solicitations or advertising.
  • Any inappropriate, unethical or misleading behavior.

These standards are designed to ensure that the dialogue here is credible, responsible, intelligent and ultimately informative.

We cannot guarantee that readers will tell the truth, and we will not monitor the veracity of names and positions or the content of any postings. But by asking participants to volunteer this information, we hope to raise the credibility of the discussion and foster a spirit of open, honest exchanges of information.

We know some readers feel comfortable with the anonymity that the Internet affords for a wide variety of reasons -- some legitimate and perhaps some not. But disclosure, not anonymity, is what

TheStreet.com

and these boards are all about. We are trying to help investors understand Wall Street, make smart decisions and have fun.

If you have any comments on our policies, or complaints or concerns of any kind about any postings on these boards, please contact us at

boards@thestreet.com.

Moderators

Moderators control the forums. They can delete or move any posts in the forums. If you have a question about a particular forum, please email us at

boards@thestreet.com.

Cookies

This bulletin board uses cookies to store information on the last time you logged in, your username and password. These cookies are stored on your browser. No cookies are used to track your movement or perform any other function other than enhance your use of the bulletin board. If your browser does not support cookies, or you have not enabled cookies on your browser, many of these time-saving features will not work properly. Also, you need to have cookies working if you want to enter a private forum.

Attaching Files

For security reasons, you may not attach files to any posts. You may cut and paste text into your post, however, or use HTML to provide hyperlinks to outside documents.

Announcements

Announcements are one-way communications from either forum moderators or a bulletin board administrators. No one may post replies to these announcements. If you want to talk about specific announcements, you will have to create a new topic in the appropriate forum.

Filtering Posts

All posts pass through an obscenity filter. This filtering is not an exact science, however, so certain words may be filtered out of context. Please realize that any filtering is being done by a computer based on the words that are being screened. Words that are filtered are replaced with asterisks.

Lost Username and/or Password

Retrieve your username and password by sending an email with your full name and email address to

members@thestreet.com

. Please indicate the subject as username/password.

Archives

Archives are read-only areas that contain topics that were previously posted to one of our forums. You may not add a reply to a topic that is in an archive. Topics in an archive may have been completely removed from the original forum where they were started, or they may still exist in their forums.

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