Registration Agreement

A few people have joined the Forum and subsequently posted on the board in clear violation of the Registration Agreement.  Then, when confronted, they wondered why there were consequences or tried to play the rules down or tried to insult me or the moderators enforcing the rules.  Now, the rules are here where everyone can refer to them anytime, ALL of the time.  These are the rules that you agreed to when you joined.  They are non-negotiable!  We are going to set it up and have you review and accept the Registration Agreement periodically and/or whenever it is updated.

BEFORE REGISTERING!!!  If you HAD an EZBOARD account and cannot log in, go here first:
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=5300.0

We will reset your password so you can log in using your old account.  Just send a request to webmaster@73-87chevytrucks.com stating your old username and request a reset.

AOL email account CANNOT BE approved !!!  If you have an AOL account, you CANNOT use your AOL email address to register with our forum.  You MUST choose another email account to register.  If you use an AOL account it WILL NOT be approved.  As of Sept 2013, this restriction was lifted.


Posting Restrictions
This is a FAMILY oriented site!  All users are welcomed to join.  By joining you agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, a personal attack, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law, whether written or implied.  Before posting, always bear in mind that this is a family oriented site.  Clean language and courteous behavior on The Forum are mandatory!  You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material.  Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.  Any and all content of the foregoing types will be removed immediately, with or without notice and without apology.  Offending members will then be banned from Forum access for a minimum of 5 days.


Classified Restrictions
This forum is an essential part of a commercial enterprise that offers high-quality parts, technical support, community interaction and camaraderie to its membership.  The Forum is funded partially by retail sales from the associated site store "73-87ChevyTrucks.com," partially by fees imposed for advertising, and partially by generous contributions from our valued Members.  The Forum depends on this funding to remain dominantly cost free to its general membership.

Joining this site does not entitle Members to post items for sale or items wanted to buy or what's it worth queries on the board.  All for sale/wanted to buy/what's it worth items MUST be posted in the Classifieds section.  This site presently charges a fee to post for sale and wanted to buy items in the Classifieds section via Site Subscription, which is $25 per year for individuals not attempting to run a business on The Forum.  Any post that outwardly states, hints, infers or alludes to a for sale or wanted to buy item made by a non-site supporting member will be removed without warning.  By default, new members must log a minimum of three posts before (s)he can view the Classifieds section, while ONLY Site Supporters can post in the Classifieds section.

Vendors/companies joining the site to solicit customers or sales are required to purchase Vendor Support, available under Paid Subscriptions in your profile.  Any marketing posts made by potential vendors without this subscription will be removed without question and the user stripped of posting abilities until the subscription is paid.

Public recommendations for any retail competitors of 73-87ChevyTrucks.com on this forum either by posting comment/images, or by personal messaging via The Forum software, or by posting links to retailers or their affiliates when said retailers or their affiliates are not site-supporting vendors, for services or merchandise similar to or the same as those sold by 73-87ChevyTrucks.com, is highly disrespectful of our site store, The Forum and its owner.  Such offensive activity undermines funding of The Forum as a free service, being unacceptable behavior with potentially severe penalties.  Please donít do it!

If you type the names of certain competitors, our system software will automatically censor those names.  If censoring occurs, there is good reason and you should promptly edit your post to remove the reference(s).  Attempting to circumvent automatic censoring by the system, or persistence at posting in spite of censoring, are grave mistakes that can result in penalties, which may vary anywhere between a simple editing of your post by staff, to the removal of the post, to banishment without forewarning, depending on circumstances.


Additional Guidelines
You, as the author, remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages.  Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries.  The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username.  We advise that you keep the name appropriate.  Offensive, vulgar or degrading usernames will be removed immediately, with or without notice, as this is a family oriented site.  For your protection and for future validation, with regard to the user account that you are about to register, you agree to NEVER give your password out to another person other than an administrator.  You also agree to NEVER login to or use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY RECOMMEND you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile.  It is your responsibility to present nonoffensive, clean and accurate information.  Any information The Forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate, vulgar or offensive in nature will be edited or removed, with or without prior notice.  Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted.  This will occur only in the event of a major or persistent violation(s) of this Registration Agreement.

Also be aware that the site software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information such as your username and password, in your browser's cache.  This is ONLY used to keep you logged In/Out of The Forum at your discretion.  The software does not collect or send any other form of information from or to your computer.


Posting and Staff Moderation
Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts.  Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained therein.  We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented.  The posted messages express the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or The Forum's owner.  Moderators are your friends.  Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately.  The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to edit or remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that editing or removal is necessary or otherwise appropriate.  However, review and editing or removal of posts is a time-consuming, manual process.  Please realize that staff may not be able to edit or remove specific messages immediately.  This site policy equally applies to Member Profile information.


By registering on this forum you accept this Registration Agreement and hereby agree to all of the terms and conditions presented herein and promise to abide by said terms and conditions.