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 Post subject: Forum rules
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Unfortunately every Forum needs rules, and by registering, using or reading the CVFR forums you hereby agree to the following terms and conditions:

1. Active participation in the forums is restricted to CVFR members and is dependent on adherence to the rules and policies detailed below. Rules and regulations establish firm criteria and ensures that everyone is on the same page. Failure to abide by these rules can result in editing of your post or topic, a warning from a moderator or admin, or a deletion of the post/topic and a locking or deletion of the whole post. This is a private membership forum, with limited viewing allowed to guests.

2. Topics are not subjected to pre-approval and are done with the understanding that the topic starter and subsequent posters who reply will use discretion, tact, and common courtesy when replying, outright attempts at inciting harmful conflict will not be tolerated. Topics will only be allowed on subjects deemed acceptable by the administrator of this forum and in keeping with the guidelines of the CVFR

3. Messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the forum or any entity associated with the forum or its owners/administrators. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact the admin immediately by pm or email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

4. You agree, through your use of this service, that:

a. You will not use the forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violates any law.

b. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have the express permission of the copyright holder.

c. You agree not to post any advertising except in the applicable forum as set up by the administrator.

d. You agree not to use more than one registered forum account and not to represent yourself as another person, company or entity.

e. The moderators/administrator makes every effort to review every message posted but is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to edit/delete any message if it is deemed in violation of the rules, if you disagree the only agreeable means of communicating that disagreement will be via PM or email to the webmaster or admin whose decision is final, arguing on the forum will not be tolerated.

f. We reserve the right to revoke your membership or disable your posting ability if you are in violation of these rules.

g. There will be no tolerance for:

(i) Posting of personal attacks against another member, moderator or administrator in the forum.

(ii) Posting of any form of advertising including: URL's with affiliate codes, referrer tags, tracking numbers or anything which actively promotes your site or company, that is why we have a links page.

(iii) Posting links or promotions for affiliate or rebate sites: including rebates, and coupon sites.

(iv) Posting a coupon or promotion for a company you work for under the guise that you are a consumer.

(v) Posting shopping experiences for a company you work for under the guise that you are a consumer.

(vi) Registering more than one account. (If you share a connection, please contact a moderator/administrator before signing up another account or BOTH will be terminated.)

(vii) Using another member’s account after you have been banned or blocked, this will result in that member also being banned.

(viii) Use of a false or invalid e-mail address.

(viiii) Promoting links to an Ebay auction or other auction site unless a forum is set up for that purpose. If a forum is initiated, the Ebay link is to be approved by a moderator/admin prior to posting. (There are a lot of scams on Ebay and a lot of unacceptable items for auction).

(x) Posting Information on how to defraud any company or promotion of any kind of illegal or unethical activity

(xi) Posting personal information (full name, street address, etc of another member or non-member without their consent)

(xii) Posting requests for copies of copyrighted material, or "how-to-get/make bootleg material" instructions.

(xiii) Posting links or information about where to purchase or sell drugs, legal or otherwise.

(xiiii) Anything that could interfere with the viewing of the forum by other members - including any Java or Java script, MARQUEE or other page altering tags.

(xv) As a courtesy to fellow users utilizing low screen resolutions and/or slow Internet connection speeds, those users who append signatures to their forum posts must keep the total length of their signature to a "reasonable length". If you are unsure, it is best to ask the ADMIN.

(xvi) Posting complete nonsense, gibberish or using the forum to play posting games.

(xvii) Attacking or harassing any member of CVFR, moderator or administrator on the forum, through PM, in person, or via email. This especially applies if you have been suspended; repeated emails will not be tolerated and you will be banned.

Note: The forum has a zero tolerance policy for personal attacks. Posting something to the forums which personally attacks another forum member or contains profanity or any type of racial or ethnic slur will result in immediate suspension of your user account and possible suspension or expulsion from CVFR.

5. No one really wants rules. Please let's self-police by thinking before we post! Additions may appear below to clear up rules, to modify them, or for any other reason.

6. Acceptance:

If you are a member, you agree to abide by these rules with the understanding that they might be added to, changed, removed, or otherwise modified. You will do all you can to have a good time and not prevent anyone else from doing the same.

7. Language:

The rules of language use have been clear to most of us for years We are all adults, and this site is not aimed at being family entertainment fit for all ages. Language on this site may be offensive at times, to some people. This is true of any public setting where motorcyclists may congregate; a ride, a bike night, bar, BBQ, rally, etc. Foul language will not be tolerated and will be edited out. Remember we have young people who are members also.

8. Admins/Moderators:

Admins and Moderators are people that are doing this as volunteers; they are dedicated to the site and generally level-headed. If they need to act, the administrator of the site and CVFR will support them. Whining will not get your post put back on. I expect that moderators act as a thermostat to keep the atmosphere comfortable. They will not rule with an "iron-fist" unless it is required, but rather give input as needed to maintain harmony.

9. Nudity:

Nudity is not permitted anywhere on the site. That includes Avatars, Sig lines, and any uploaded pictures.

10. Signature Lines

If downloading of your own sig is permitted in the future, please keep your sig small and of something at least loosely related to your bike or the theme of the site; 200x200 is a good idea. Banners and advertisement will not be permitted.

11. The object of this forum is to allow CVFR members to express opinions that are in keeping with the initial intent of the CVFR forum, tasteful, and are related to the CVFR in nature. This includes such subjects as the steeds we ride, CVFR activities, events, rides, charities, CVFR SITREPs, ideas for CVFR organizing CVFR events, posting information of a CVFR nature for all members and veterans, etc. New forums may be added as the site evolves but until a specific forum is set up, let’s all abide by the aforementioned subjects as best we can. Forum rules may be modified as required by the administrator.

12. The present Admin and Senior Moderators for all CVFR forums is Smokey.

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