FORUM RULES. Read before you post.

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1) Posting derogatory comments of a racial, religious, or sexual nature. This includes your username, signature line, title and subject lines of threads.
Profanity is not allowed in the subject line of threads.
Site Staff and Moderators reserve the right to edit these items and to remove your ability to modify them in the future.

2) Posting comments or links in support of illegal activities including, but not limited to, doing harm to a state or federal official, threats against the life of any person, , or advocating the overthrow of the government.

3) Copyrighted Material must be respected. If you wish to share an article from another site, it's important you post only a small excerpt of the content (less than 10%) with a link to the original. Violations will result in your removal from the site.

4) Posting repeat topics with similar or slightly varying titles. The "spamming" of the community in this manner results in problems for users and management. (Multiple topics on important issues or discussions are acceptable, this only applies to topics which waste resources for no other reason except personal enjoyment or humor.)

5) Attacking or insulting a person in an effort to elicit a negative response. You have a right to disagree, but please do so in a respectful manner.

6) Posting pictures, or links to images which contain pornography, nudity+, animal cruelty, racism, or sexism. Any images of violence which are extreme will be removed and may result in a warning or worse.
*Posts with images of violence or graphic gory items should contain a warning in the title. These types of images will not be tolerated if inserted at random in other discussions.
+Nudity includes any photo which contains genitalia, female nipples, sexual acts, or depictions thereof.

7) Posting of someone else's personal contact information (home phone numbers, home addresses, unpublished e-mail addresses, and the like). This includes information obtained through WHOIS searches,etc.

8) Posting topics or discussions that do the site or community harm. More specifically creating topics meant to disrupt the site's day to day management, disrupt member's resources, or disrupt the ability for the site to function normally. This can include but is not limited to excessive quoting (aka "hourglassing" or quoting 5 or more previous posts,) posting overly large photos or numerous GIF animations, and use of repetitive or overly long text strings.

  1. Companies or individuals cannot advertise or sell products and or services in the forums (including sig lines and titles) without prior approval from the site owners. Vendors are allowed to post sales or specials on a limited basis
  2. Individuals interested in selling or trading equipment should go to the Classifieds. At no time should an item be listed in any discussion forum. This includes links to auctions.
  3. Fraudulent practices or attempts to defraud another person or group will be dealt with very seriously.

Situations which have not been covered in the rules may arise and will be handled by moderators and staff. The frequency of such situations will guide the moderators to make changes to these rules as necessary.

Please enjoy the Website and all it has to offer.

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