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Rules & Guidelines for the Forum on Economic Geography

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  • These forums are centered on Economic Geography and related areas. They are not a place to promote ideological, religious, or political matters. All such discussions will be deleted/closed.


Failure to abide by these rules may result in an editing, negative moderation or deletion of your post. We reserve the right to ban abusers from the site. We reserve the right to change these rules at any time.

These rules and regulations have been adopted and slightly modified from the site http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=65.

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