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ChiefDelphi also reserves the right to prohibit or delete discussions that are thought to violate applicable law, are NOT robotics related, or that may be harmful to other members. Please remember, you are representing not only yourself, but your team and its sponsors, as well as what FIRST stands for. Please try to practice gracious professionalism at all times.

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ChiefDelphi also has the right to remove your membership and access to the site at any time, with or without warning, should you violate these guidelines.

ChiefDelphi reserves the right to modify these rules as needed, without notice (although it is usually given). Check these rules often for updates and changes.

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