These rules apply to the entire website:

  • Stay positive and be supportive.
  • Do not use profanity.
  • Do not engage in personal attacks.
  • You may not post copyrighted articles, such as articles or other content from other sources. You may post relatively short quotes from articles if you post the link to that article. Also, you will receive a penalty for suggesting, asking for, or providing information about how to (a) break copyright law (including unofficial internet rebroadcasts of games), or (b) violate the terms of service of any site or product.
  • Obscene, pornographic, or other questionable content is not allowed.
  • You should not respond to inappropriate posts.
  • Be civil and respectful to others. Generally, don’t go out of your way to be annoying.
  • Please post in English only. The moderators for this board can only consistently moderate in English and will delete any posts that are in any language other than English. Exceptions may be made for words in other languages that are commonly known to English-speakers.
  • You understand the below Privacy Policy and agree to follow the below Terms of Use of this website.

WoodAndShop reserves the right to add or change these rules at any time without notice.


Personal Information

The only personal information we collect is what you voluntarily offer during signup, and some basic information related to payments made on the site. We also store certain information we receive related to your use of the site, such as your IP address. Credit card numbers are never received nor stored, as all processing is handled by a third party. The personal information we do have will never be made available to others, with the following exceptions: (1) legal orders, such as subpoenas and (2) repeated serious violation of site rules.

Also, moderators have access to some information to enable duplicate account checking. They also may have information that they have access to as part of the moderation of the site, such as abuse reports, appeals, and other information sent by users to the moderators. Moderators are not allowed to share any of that information with non-moderators or anyone not on this site, unless one of the above exceptions apply.

Social Networks

If you choose to connect your WoodAndShop account to a social network account (such as Facebook, Twitter, etc), we will store basic information received from your social network account. This may include account ID, real name, email, and location, along with a list of those you have connected with on that network.

Message Board Posts, Boardmails, Chat, etc.

This site allows you to post messages in various formats, either to the public, to groups, or to individuals. All messages are owned by whoever posted them. By posting to, you agree to allow your message to be published on the Internet by

Posts to the message board may be edited or deleted by the user until the post is put into the “archive”, according to the board archive policy at the time. After that, posts may not be edited or deleted from our archive. Other message formats supported by this site do not allow editing or deletion, but have a limited audience. Please be aware of that when posting personal information.


Users who have signed up for WoodAndShop may occasionally receive administrative emails.


We collect web analytics information about our users in order to help us run the site more effectively. For example, web analytics allows us to see trending information about page views per day, or even things like what percentage of users are using each browser. Our web analytics are provided by third parties, and their privacy policies apply to the information they collect.

Third Party Advertising is supported largely by advertising. We use various third party ad services to provide the ads that you see on the site. We cannot control what (if any) information is stored by these services. We do not provide any personal information about our users to these services.

Our ad networks use cookies to serve ads on this site. For example, Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit

Future Changes

If our Privacy Policy changes at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes.



Rules of the Forum

Browsing, posting, or in any other way using this site requires that you abide by the “Rules of the Forum”.

Modification of posts

Posts may be modified by the site’s automated software before being posted to the board. These modifications may include sanitizing for acceptable HTML, converting common emoticons to images, and embedding videos linked to within the post.


Use of automated systems (e.g. robots, spiders) to access the content of this site is prohibited. The exception to this policy is public search engines, which may use automated systems to access the content for the purpose of indexing it.

Ad Blocking Software

Users of this site agree not to use or discuss ad-blocking software when accessing this site.

Click fraud

Users will not participate in nor encourage “click fraud”, which is to click on ads for the purpose of generating a charge per click without having actual interest in the target of the ad’s link.

Future Changes

If our Terms of Use change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes.

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