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Forums rules and disclaimer

Postby CJ » Wed May 23, 2007 12:58 pm

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FTO Ireland Club Committee

Bernard: Secretary / Moderator
colm_mcm: Moderator
Dragonheart: Moderator
CJ: Chairperson / Administrator
Seb: Vendor Management / Moderator

Forum Rules

Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below).

Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning or ban.

Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning and where appropriate, a ban.

Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline () image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.

Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". Users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text or post in 'mobile phone text speak'. Similarly, users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.

Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "I've got a problem!", etc.

Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed.

Requests for changes to usernames will not be entertained unless there is a valid reason. Changes will be made at the discretion of the FTO-Ireland team.

The moderators and site admins reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to the FTO-Ireland team members and not users.

The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.

Signatures

Signatures may contain up to three lines (one line being that displayed on a browser opened to 800 pixels width) of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image, valid combinations include; a single image of no more than 60 pixels high, 500 pixels wide and 6kB (6000 Bytes) in size. Signatures containing an image this large may also include one line of small size text. Signatures containing an image of 30 pixels high may include up to three lines of small size text or two lines of normal size text. Images of 15 pixels in height or less may allow up to three lines of normal size text or four lines of small size text. Animated images are not allowed.

Text sizes should be between 75% and 100% (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, emoticons etc.

Links in signatures are permitted to a maximum of two unique pages or sites. You may not link to pirated software, porn or political, racist or other similar hate sites. Links are included in signature size limits. Users abusing these rules will be warned.

Avatars

Users are permitted to utilise a gallery avatar or to link to one of their own (subject to previous points on misuse of bandwidth). User defined avatars are to be no larger than 100 pixels square, contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimicking ranks or copying avatars of FTO-Ireland team members), may not exceed 10kB (10000 Bytes) in file size and have a consistently high availability (i.e. links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed).

Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, and so forth.
Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges.

Advertising

Only non-commercial adverts are permitted on the FTO-Ireland forums, businesses or individuals who contravene this rule will be warned and/or banned. If you are interested in advertising your product range on FTO-Ireland, please contact the site admin or a moderator for more information.

Information for Sellers

Only non-commercial adverts are permitted on the FTO-Ireland forums, businesses or individuals who contravene this rule will be warned and/or banned. If you are interested in advertising your product range on FTO-Ireland, please contact the site admin or a moderator for more information.

Users must have clocked up at least 10 posts before submitting a private advert. Ads posted by users with less than 10 posts will be deleted.

Please post as much information you can about the part or car you are selling. Don't forget to supply contact information on the advert (email, PM or phone). Please update the advert subject with SOLD when the car or parts have been sold. Pictures and an asking price will help sell an item and are encouraged.

For sale threads from commercial organisations are not permitted, please contact info@fto-ireland.com for more information if you want to post a commercial advert. Only private individuals are allowed to post cars or parts for sale.

Please keep multiple items for sale to a single thread. Adverts for other cars are permitted in the 'Other cars' or 'Japanese Performance' forums. It is acceptable to advertise 'general' items in the Off Topic forum (within reason). Illegal or inappropriate for sale threads (i.e. any item that is felt to be damaging to the club or its members) will be removed with the appropriate follow-up action (e.g. bans where appropriate).

FTO-Ireland reserves the right to withdraw selling privileges or ban sellers who contravene this policy, all decisions in this regard are at the discretion of the committee


Information for Buyers

The Irish Mitsubishi FTO Owners Club can take no responsibility for the accuracy of any advert or the reliability of the seller, nor are we responsible for any transactions between members and/or registered users of the forum.

When dealing with a forum user please treat it no differently from buying from your any other online source. FTO-Ireland can offer no guarantee regarding any advert on the site, and no guarantee regarding any registered users.

If the member who has placed the advert is not known to you, is a new member, or you are a new member yourself, then we strongly suggest that before agreeing to buy something you perform a search to check out the seller's past history. This will not guarantee a trouble-free purchase but should assist you in making an informed decision about who to buy from or sell to.

If you do have a problem with a transaction resulting from an advert on this site we will do our best to help you in any way we can, but it is important to note that our powers are limited and we mainly act just as mediation between the parties involved.

Remember that any buying or selling you do with FTO-Ireland members or registered users is entirely at your own risk.

Policing

FTO-Ireland operates a three-strike policy i.e. if the need arises to warn a user 3 times in any twelve month period, the users will receive a ban, the length of which will be determined by the FTO-Ireland management team.

Arguing with team members after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning.

Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact the site admin. The site admin's decision is final.

Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account of evade an email ban.

An exception to the three-strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.

Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While FTO-Ireland may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurrence.

Disclaimer

FTO-Ireland is committed to the highest standard and quality of information and every attempt has been made to present up-to-date, accurate information.

However FTO-Ireland gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information on this website and accepts no liability for any loss damage or inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on such information.

Although FTO-Ireland takes all reasonable measures to ensure that the information provided to it from third parties is accurate and not defamatory or offensive it cannot control the content or take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers or linked pages.

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the committee, administrators or moderators (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable. Every effort is made to react swiftly to remove any inappropriate content, either through discovery by FTO-Ireland's moderators and administrators, or through requests from FTO-Ireland members or third parties.
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