This And That Tech FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Quick This And That Tech Walkthrough

Home Page

The main thing I want to point out on the home page is the two columns of information that you see below the Navbar. The column on the left side will show any updates from me about deals or any other news concerning the website. On the right side is a column that shows what is happening within the forums that are accessible from the "Forum" tab. This column will show the most popular deals on the website as well as the most current posts via each forum category.

Game Reviews/Tech Reviews (Located under "Home" tab in the subcategories)

Fairly self-explanatory, but when you click on either link, you will see a list of different categories to choose from. For example, Playstation 3 Game Reviews, Xbox 360 Game Reviews, Wii Game Reviews, et cetera. After choosing your category it will take you to an alphabetical list. Find your item from that list and click on it. That will then take you to the specific review within the forum, where you can also comment on it via the forum software.

Podcasts (Located under "Home" tab in the subcategories)

This is where you will find This And That Tech's podcast info, dubbed the "TATT-cast," & again, you can comment within the forum here.

Forum (Located in the Navbar)

The two main categories are This & That Tech Deals and This & That Tech Discussions, with subcategories under each one. If you aren't familiar with using forums, you can comment or contribute to any of these subjects after registering.

Blogs

More information on this can be found in the Blogs FAQ.

What's New?

What's New is essentially a quick look at all of the new posts made within the site.

User Titles (based on post total)

TATT-Noobie: 0-9 posts
TATT-Tastic: 10-29 posts
TATT-Contributor: 30-74 posts
TATT-Patron: 75-149 posts
TATT-Veteran: 150-299 posts
TATT-Juggernaut: 300-499 posts
TATT-Titan: 500+ posts

Forum Rules and TOU (Terms of Use) Agreement

COMMUNITY/FORUM RULES

The subsequent rules will be enforced by This And That Tech via the administrator and/or moderators. Please note that any infringement of these rules could result in a user’s content being edited, deleted, and/or their account being banned/deleted. If you have any questions, please consult the FAQ for clarification. If you cannot locate an answer, please contact the administrator by clicking on "Contact Us" at the bottom of any page.

This And That Tech Registration

No persons under the age of thirteen (13) may register or access This And That Tech. During registration, you agree to provide truthful and accurate information about yourself. Any change of information must be kept current. Under no circumstances will you pose as any person or entity and/or conceal the origin of any content sent through This And That Tech. Also, please do not create multiple accounts. This And That Tech reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account for any of the above scenarios. After registration, if you wish to change your username due to an error, please contact the administrator and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Soliciting And Spam

This And That Tech cannot be used for unauthorized or unsolicited advertising such as: junk mail, spam, affiliate links, or any other form of solicitation. It should be noted that This And That Tech does use affiliate links, but they are only to be added by Administrators or Moderators. More information on why This And That Tech only allows This And That Tech affiliate links can be found in the FAQ.

Language And Troublesome Conduct

You may not use This And That Tech to produce comments or posts that are unlawful, defamatory, derogatory to one’s sexual orientation, obscene, racist, threatening, provocative, or aggressive in any way, shape, or form. If your behavior interferes with the use of other users, then This And That Tech, at their sole discretion, may ban or delete your account if necessary.

Copyrighted Material/Piracy

You may not use This And That Tech to make content available that infringes upon any patents, copyrights, or trademarks of any entity or person. This And That Tech does not support piracy of any kind. That means there is to be no referencing information or making available information on the use of pirated content or circumvention of copy protection. Any form of requesting or providing links is prohibited.

Trolling

Posts that are deemed solely to irritate other users will not be tolerated. Any form of harassment will be dealt with swiftly.

Other Abuse

This And That Tech is a user-based community and it is expected that each and every one of us behave in a civil manner. If any feature is misused or some type of behavior not mentioned above becomes detrimental and bothersome to other users, then This And That Tech reserves the right to disable any accounts at their own discretion. This would be on a case by case basis, if the need arises.

Final Note

Just use common sense. Treat others as you want to be treated. If you think whatever idea you may have could possibly be against the rules, not beneficial, inconvenient, or harmful to others, then ask via the "Contact Us" link and await a response before you act on it.

TERMS OF USE AND USER AGREEMENT

By using the ThisAndThatTech.com website, you agree to the Terms of Use ("TOU"). This And That Tech reserves the right to modify the TOU at any time. You can review the most current version of the TOU on the FAQ page. It is the responsibility of the user to check for any changes made to the TOU. Any use of the site after changes are made to the TOU represents your compliance with said changes.

Although the administrators and moderators of {1} will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of {1}, nor vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules and TOU, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violate any laws.

The owners of {1} reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason.

Use of General Content

You acknowledge that all content on ThisAndThatTech.com (the “Content”), is protected by copyrights, trademarks and/or other intellectual and proprietary rights. This includes, images, audio, and video. Unauthorized duplication of any of the Content, in whole or in part, violates the TOU. This includes copying, republishing, posting or transmitting said content. You may not change nor delete any trademark or copyright notice. Unauthorized use of any Content may subject the offender to civil liability and/or criminal prosecution under applicable laws.

Accuracy

The Site does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any Content. You acknowledge that the content cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including but not limited to, financial, medical, or legal matters. You further acknowledge that by accessing ThisAndThatTech.com, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Under no circumstances will ThisAndThatTech.com be liable for Content, including but not limited to for any errors or omissions in Content or for loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of Content.

You acknowledge that all content posted on ThisAndThatTech.com is the responsibility of the person posting such Content. This means that you, and not ThisAndThatTech.com, are responsible for all Content that you post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available via the website. ThisAndThatTech.com does not control the Content posted by others and does not guarantee its accuracy or quality.

As with any forum based website, there is a possibility that the content on the site may not be appropriate for children. It is recommended that parents take responsibility in monitoring the internet use of their children.

Community Rules and Posting

Much like any forum based website, it is impossible for This And That Tech to monitor/screen each and every post on the site. The burden of responsibility falls upon the user who posts the content. If objectionable content is posted, please contact the Administrator via the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the website’s pages.

You acknowledge that you are not entitled to any compensation for any Content you may post on the Site or ThisAndThatTech.com’s use thereof.

Please visit the FAQ for the latest info on our community rules or updates to said rules.

Reporting Alleged Copyright Infringement

Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any of our website pages if you believe there is a case of copyright infringement. Please include any pertinent information, such as links directing to the alleged incident, et cetera.

Laws And Regulations

These TOU shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any legal proceedings relating to these Terms of Use or This And That Tech shall be initiated in a state or federal court located in the State of Indiana, County of Indiana, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

Your use of this Website is governed by all applicable laws and regulations of the United States and any state and locality having jurisdiction. Content may be subject to U.S. export and re-export control restrictions. Your use of this Website may be subject to the laws of other countries if you are not located in the United States.

If any of the provisions of these TOU are held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions of these TOU. This is the entire agreement relating to the TOU. This agreement may be modified at the discretion of This And That Tech. Again, any changes will be noted in the Please visit the FAQ for the latest info on our community rules or changes to these rules.

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is simple. Under no circumstances will we intentionally make your private information available to any other parties. The only reason we would ever relinquish any information is when it is a matter of legality and a subpoena demands that we do so. This And That Tech fully intends to keep all of your information private through security measures. However, all methods of security can "possibly" be circumvented. Therefore, This And That Tech cannot provide a full 100% guarantee that a third party (parties) could not unlawfully obtain information from us. As of right now, the only information This And That Tech would have on file is an IP address and any information that was given during the registration process. Once again, ThisAndThatTech.com reserves the right to reveal your identity or any other pertinent information in the event of a legal action that is a result of your activities on ThisAndThatTech.com. As mentioned before, a valid subpoena must be served in order for us to do so.

Any questions about the TOU, please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any of ThisAndThatTech.com's web pages for the latest info on our community rules or changes to these rules.

Forum Posting

This And That Tech’s community is based highly on user submissions and interactions. If a deal thread is posted, please be thorough in your subject line. This goes for all thread subjects. Please make it clear what you are referring to. Purposefully using subject lines that do not correspond with the content within your post will be deemed misuse and may have consequences leading to a possible ban. More thorough examples will be in the Please visit the FAQ for the latest info on our community rules or changes to these rules.

Although the administrators and moderators of {1} will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of {1}, nor vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these above mentioned rules and TOU, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

The owners of {1} reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason.

Affiliate Links

I just wanted to make sure that the website has full disclosure and that everyone understands what affiliate links are and why we do not allow outside affiliate links.

Essentially, affiliate links are links within the site that are specifically encoded with letters/numbers/etc that tells an online retailer where some of their customers are coming from. Example: If there is a post to a specific item at Amazon.com, then you will see a long URL with This And That Tech's "user ID" located somewhere within the link URL. You will see some of these links in the forum posts and sometimes on the front page or via advertisements.

These affiliate links usually pay commissions based upon purchases that occur after following these links. It is generally a very small percentage of the total purchase price; but varies depending on the retailer. It must be noted that the money earned through these commissions goes directly to server bills and/or is how I put food on the table, so to speak.

As you can probably guess, the reason why we do not allow others to post their own affiliate links is rather simple. I don't ask any users to pay for hosting the site. Therefore, it is not fair to me to allow you to post affiliate links and/or ads at my expense. Again, the money I make through affiliate links and advertisements goes to running the site; and is how I provide for myself. I am by no means remotely wealthy; so the money I make through this site is very important to me. Hopefully, you can understand my viewpoint on the matter.

Posting Deals

This And That Tech relies heavily upon quality posts from the users. Please include as much information as possible in the post. The thread title should also be descriptive enough for any user to capture the general idea of the post just by looking at said title.

A good thread title example would be:

Darksiders (PS3/Xbox 360) $27.99 with free shipping @ Amazon

Poor example:

Darksiders Sale

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