Author Topic: Registration and Posting Agreement: BEFORE you post to The Forum, READ this...  (Read 23222 times)

Offline Captkaos

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A few people have joined the 73-87 Chevy Trucks Forum (aka, The Forum) and subsequently posted on the board in clear violation of the Registration and Posting 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 and Posting Agreement periodically and/or whenever it is significantly updated.


Forum Membership
This is a FAMILY oriented site!  All users are welcomed to apply for membership.  However, be it known that the granting of membership for, in, of, and to this forum is fully revocable, initially and forever, in perpetuity, at the sole discretion of The Forum owner.   Consequently, membership for, in, of, and to this forum is subject to revocation and/or suspension and/or withdraw at any time, with or without notification, motivation, provocation or reason, whether expressed or unexpressed, at said Forum Owner's sole discretion.


Posting Restrictions
By joining this forum, you agree during and through your access and use of The Forum that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented or demeaning, 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 stripped of posting privileges and banned from Forum access for a minimum of 5 days.


Classified Restrictions
This forum is an essential component 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 barter, solicit or post vehicles or items or services for sale, wanted to buy, trade, or what's an item worth queries or assertions on the board.  ALL for sale, wanted to buy, trade proposals and/or what's it worth items and inferences MUST be posted in the Classifieds section, only.  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 operate a business on or through The Forum.  Any post that openly expresses, hints, infers or alludes to a for sale, wanted to buy or trade item(s), service(s), vehicle(s), barter or any other form of solicitation made by a non-site-supporting member will be removed without warning.  In addition, no statements, hints or inferences of vehicles, items or services for sale or wanted to buy, or for trade, or valuation, or barter, or any other expression of solicitation may be published or linked in ANY Member's profile signature.  All such profile signature content is subject to discretionary editing and/or removal by The Forum staff.

By default, members must log a minimum of three (3) posts before (s)he can view the Classifieds section unless (s)he has become a paid Site Supporter beforehand.  ONLY Site Supporters are able to post in THE CLASSIFIEDS section!!

Vendors/companies joining this site to solicit customers or to promote sales, whether directly or indirectly, are required to purchase Vendor Support, available under Paid Subscriptions in your profile.  Any marketing posts made by known or potential vendors who lack a current and active Vendor Support subscription will be removed without question and the user stripped of posting abilities until the vendor subscription is paid.  In addition, any post that openly expresses, or hints, or infers, or alludes to enterprise activities or products for sale, wanted to buy or trade item(s), service(s), vehicle(s), barter, or presents any indication of an enterprise solicitation, or that seeks information from Members for potential sales or promotion, whether now or in the future, by anyone who lacks an active Vendor Support subscription will be removed without warning and the offending Member stripped of all posting privileges until The Forum Vendor Support subscription is paid.  Any subsequent lapse in Vendor Support may result in consequential removal of all enterprise promoting and soliciting posts.


Competitor Endorsement Restrictions
Openly endorsing retail competitors of 73-87ChevyTrucks.com on this forum either by posting comments/images, or by personal messaging via The Forum software, or by posting links directly or indirectly 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 site owner, and the general membership of The Forum.  Such activity undermines funding of The Forum as a free service and is regarded as poor behavior that may result in potentially severe penalties being imposed.  Please do not openly endorse retail competitors who are not paid Site Supporters!!!

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 violation of censoring, are grave mistakes that can result in penalties, which may vary anywhere between simple editing of your post by staff, to the removal of the post, to banishment, depending on circumstances.


Additional Guidelines
You, as the author, remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages, images and links.  Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any websites related to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries.  The owners of this forum 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 are responsible for providing adequate information and making your posts understandable.  For the most rewarding experience, we urge you to follow standard English grammar, punctuation and spell-checking rules, using software tools that are readily available.  Many such tools are integrated with your Internet browser or can be installed as add-ons.  If your posts cannot be understood or are difficult to read due to a lack or misuse of basic language skills, punctuation, capitalization, poor grammar and so on, you will enjoy fewer responses.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username.  We advise that you keep the name appropriate.  Offensive, discourteous, 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 that you use a complex and unique password for your account and keep a private record of it, available solely and strictly to you, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to complete a detailed profile.  It is your responsibility to present inoffensive, clean and accurate information.  Any information The Forum owner or staff determine 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 and Posting 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.  The cookie is used ONLY to keep you logged In/Out of The Forum at your discretion.  The software does not covertly collect any other form of information from your computer or send any other form of information to your computer.


Member Posts 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.

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-wide policy equally applies to Member Profile information.


Periodic Updates and Enforcement of Rules
This Registration and Posting Agreement (aka, User Agreement) is subject to periodic updates and changes as circumstances require, with or without an announcement.  The rules set forth herein will be enforced regardless of whether or not a notification of changes was issued.  Ignorance of the rules and/or any subsequent changes thereto and/or not understanding the rules and/or disagreeing with the rules are not acceptable rationales for noncompliance.  Therefore, as a registered user of this site, you are encouraged to review this document periodically whether or not updates and/or changes are announced or notice is given.


The Members and Staff of this forum welcome you and hope that you enjoy your time spent here.  We look forward to your participation!


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