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12-26-2017, 07:17 AM

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5. Anyone found violating these restrictions will have their sig pics forced out and will be moved to another user group that does not have sigs enabled. Contact myself, Tahoegirl or Joe58 for reinstatement please.

6. Animation is allowed in sig pics.


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