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Wizards of Waverly Place Forum Info & Rules

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    SLOZCdude

    [1]Oct 28, 2007
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    Hello! This thread will be all about, well as said in title, the Wizards of Waverly Place Forum Info & Rules!!!

    Please credit everything in here to the TV.com staff, and the staff members who posted in THIS FORUM.

    This thread will be locked to prevent off topic posts. Any questions, comments, or concerns, please PM me. If you, for some reason, need to break one of the followingrules, please PM me and I will tell you whether you can or not.

    Edited on 10/28/2007 4:59pm
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    SLOZCdude

    [2]Oct 28, 2007
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    Terms Violations

    Topics and message posts that violate the TOS will be deleted from the boards, and additional penalties may be applied at the moderator's discretion. Reposting deleted violations (yours or those of others) is also considered a violation.
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    Member Conduct

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