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Warka Rules And Regulations

By participating on Warka, 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, otherwise in violation of any law. Warka will NOT TOLERATE :

  • Insults, profanity or vulgar language
  • Hateful postings against any group or individual
  • Personal attacks and name callings
  • Disruptive, off-topic, offensive or abusive messages
  • Use of vulgar nick names or multiple nick names to confuse the audience
  • Vulgarly sexually-oriented messages
  • Spam, advertising or commercial links intended for personal gain

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.

Note that it is impossible for our staff to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of CyberEthiopia, its staff or its subsidiaries.

Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to report it to Warka Administrators immediately through the "Report this post button" under each message.

Our staff reserves the right to remove objectionable content, with or without notifying the author, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, therefore implies that we can not remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries.

The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information, our staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

The Warka Administration Team

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1) What is Warka ?

Warka is a web-based discussion forum made by Ethiopians for Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia.

2) What is the objective of Warka ?

Warka's objective is to foster dialogue, collaboration and knowledge sharing among Ethiopians (both in and outside the country) by offering appropriate e-forums in local Ethiopian languages in a free, open and democratic spirit.

If you are member of an Ethiopian community or network and want to manage our own discussion forum in Amharic, go to www.warkaye.com

3) Is Warka a moderated forum ?

Warka Forums are open to all, free, and not moderated (i.e. uncensored). Not moderated as anyone who registers with a valid email address can post a message on any forum.

As a non-partisan and independent forum, Warka administrator will not censor anything on the basis of one's cultural identity(including ethnicity, religion or language), gender, or political views.

However, Warka Administrators reserve the right to remove objectionable post with or without warning at any time.

Registered Warka users have the right to report message that they find offensive, generally objectionable or violate our rules and regulation.We highly encourage all Warka users to use the "reporting feature".

Warka administrators monitor carefully the reports and take necessary actions (Edit/delete message, deny access)

4) Who administers Warka ?

Warka is administered by individuals selected by CyberEthiopia's Board of Directors.

5) Why is my thread or message removed or locked ?

Warka administrators have most likely received repeated reports that this is an offensive message and/or have themselves, at their own discretion, determined it either violates Warka's rules and regulations or is inappropriate to the forum.

6) How can I send a message to the Warka administrators ?

The best is to use the Warka Feedback Forum or write us through our "Contact us" button. We do not reply to all messages, but we do read them.