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(iv) Advertising or promoting

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(vi) Impersonation

(vii) Inappropriate user names

(viii) Posting of URLs (web site addresses), unless allowed under any relevant local house rules.

(ix) Misuse of the complaints facility

(x) Contributions which are not your own original work; which infringe the rights of others

(xi) Accounts that are not registered with a valid personal email address accessed regularly.

(xii) The use of multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users

(xiii) Attempts to hide the use of multiple accounts, or pretending to be a Pakistani user, or attempting to disrupt any service in any way