FORUM RULES

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FORUM RULES

Post by 14k on Tue May 05, 2009 3:20 pm

Forum rules:


Welcome to Midwest240sx. In order to make your stay as pleasant and constructive as possible please take your time to read through this document. Please properly Introduce yourself before posting.

These rules can be changed without notice though normally we announce changes via announcement in all the forums.

1) Use the search function before posting.

2) Respect the netiquette: Lurk and get to know the forum before you post.

3) Keep the focus: Questions outside the scope of a certain forum will either be moved, locked or simply be deleted.

4) Be nice to each other and respect the moderator. Profanity and insults will not be tolerated. If you have a problem with another member turn to the respective moderator and if the moderator can't help you send a private message to 14k.

5) Do not spam. No blatant advertising.

6) Keep the size of personal images down.

7) No cross posting. Post your message once, to the appropriate forum and nowhere else or it will be locked or deleted without warning.

8.) Don't post just to increase your number of posts. If you have nothing to say on a certain matter then don't post. The number of posts on this board has no direct relation to the experience of a member.


9) How NOT to post on this forum:

5 minutes after your initial post you reply to your own post writing something like "Why is nobody helping me? I'm sure you know the answer". Once somebody replies to your thread but doesn't give you exactly the answer you've been expecting you insult them.


10) The official language is English.

11) Multiple registrations are prohibited and are grounds for immediate account deletion.

12) Instructions by the moderator team and Admin's are to be followed.

If you don't comply with these rules you'll have to face a set of sanctions:

We have an active moderation team and a lot of members who will remind you of the rules should you not stick to them, be it for not having read them properly or for simply not caring.

As in real life, there must be some measures put into place for people who keep infringing these rules, in real life it's the penal code, here it is these sanctions:

Each moderator can report you for violating a forum rule. Such a report contains a timestamp,the forum rule you violated and the post in question.

Such a report will result in you getting a "strike".

Strike 1 - 24 hour ban

Strike 2 - 48 hour ban

Strike 3 - 1 week ban

The report will point out the number of strikes left until will be suspended

As in baseball "3 strikes and you're out", though in this case the 3 strikes have to occur within a month's time or they will be forgotten.

A suspension involves the following:

Banned

After 30 days of suspension your account will be reinstated as we believe everybody should get a second chance. The strike list will start from zero again. If a member should continue to violate forum rules and gets suspended once more his/her account will be terminated without further notice.

If you wish to contest a strike send a PM to 14k with a reference to the post in question and an explanation why you think the strike is not justified. By publicly complaining about a strike in any way (starting with pointing out "I've been striked for this and that"), or go badmouthing this forum and its members on another board you also forfeit your rights to an appeal and the strike will be permanent without exception.
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