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Forum Guidelines

Forum Guidelines

The following are the Carolina Euros Guidelines. As we continue to grow it is essential that we provide these guidelines to promote a professional atmosphere for our members and site sponsors.

The Carolina Euros community is made up of a diverse group of people. Please respect your fellow members. These guidelines are presented to provide a common ground between all members. The guidelines, and appropriate action, will be interpreted by the moderators to the best of their abilities. These guidelines are to be considered an addendum to the Terms of Use that all members must agree to via a submit button when registering to participate on the discussion board.

Content

What can I post, or not post, on the CarolinaEuros.com discussion forums?

The CarolinaEuros.com discussion forums exist to discuss topics related to the European car scene in both North and South Carolina. An Off Topic forum is provided for other items that may be of interest to forum members (i.e. non car related events, trivia, jokes, etc.).

The following is a list of items that are absolutely not tolerated. Violation of these will result in IMMEDIATE banning of your account:
  • Pornography (this includes providing links)
  • Profanity/Extremely vulgar language. DO NOT bypass the swear filters.
  • Posts made attacking any particular race, gender, religion or sexual orientation
  • Flaming (posts made to deliberately incite or perpetuate a conflict or argument)
  • Personal attacks on fellow members
  • DO NOT "call people out." If you have a personal issue with someone contact them via Private Message (PM) or email
  • Spam (commercial solicitation from non-sponsoring entities)
  • Forum bombing (aka post whoring), making pointless posts
  • Discussion of illegal activities including, but not limited to, drug use, criminal activity, or swapping of copyrighted material (MP3s, Movies, Software, etc.)
  • Posting of links that are deliberately meant to crash computers or provide an uninterruptable number of pop-up windows
Any topic that is deemed objectionable by the moderators or majority of the community may be closed and/or deleted.

Posts by or regarding Vendors and Commercial Entities

Commercial solicitation of any kind will not be tolerated on CarolinaEuros.com unless they are a registered vendor. This includes company names within user names and links to commercial sites within your profile or signature. CarolinaEuros.com administrators and moderators reserve the right to delete any post that is deemed in violation of the vendor policy.

Selling of individual items is permissible by private parties in the Buy/Sell section only. However, selling multiple quantities of the same product is considered a commercial endeavor, and these types of posts may be removed at the discretion of the CarolinaEuros.com administrators and moderators.

Messages promoting a commercial entity that is not a site vendor or sponsor may be deleted at any time at the discretion of the CarolinaEuros.com administrators or moderators. Occasional posts helping a fellow member to find a commercial vendor that has what he/she needs may be allowed, but we encourage you to check with our sponsors for pricing as well. Users are encouraged to report posts that are in violation of these policies.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please email



Main Guidelines

The following are considered main guidelines and should be observed at all times:
  • Email Address
    • You must provide a current and valid email address within your member profile so that you can be reached by forum moderators or administrators. You MAY select "Hide my email address from other members" so your email is not posted for all members to see, administrators will still be able to use it to contact you if necessary.
  • Signatures
    • Use images and/or graphics sparingly, don't post signature pictures that take up half the screen or are very large in file size, try to keep them under 100kb
    • No commercial advertisements or commercial links and/or email addresses are allowed unless you are a site sponsor
  • NO RICK-ROLLING. Do not post a link to a Rick Roll video, or any other links that take a member to something other than what is implied in the thread.
  • No SHOUTING (i.e. Don't use all capital letters when posting)
  • Try to post to the forum that is most appropriate for the topic being presented. If you DO post in the wrong forum, please inform an administrator or moderator. Otherwise, expect your post to be moved to the appropriate section. Please DO NOT start a "where did my thread go?" thread.
  • Limit cross-posting (posting links in one CE forum to a thread in another CE forum). Members are encouraged to use the forum's SEARCH features before posting to see if that same question has been asked before.
  • Please limit the use of cr3ative spell1ng. It is difficult to read.
  • Respect the privacy of other forum members and individuals. Do not post personal information about them (i.e. addresses, phone numbers, passwords, etc.).
  • No buying, selling, or trading outside of the Classifieds Forum (additional information regarding Carolina Euros Classifieds is shown below)
  • Sponsors that do not follow the rules run the risk of having their sponsorship terminated and the balance of their sponsorship fee refunded
  • DO NOT post messages that violate Federal, State, Provincial or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
  • DO NOT impersonate other individuals or falsely represent yourself
  • DO NOT post under various screen names
  • Respect forum moderators and administrators and give them ample time to respond to any suggestions or problem posts. Cleaning up other peoples' messes is never fun and can take some time.
  • DO NOT make a thread asking why a post was locked. Contact the moderator of that forum directly via PM or email.
  • If you feel a post is inappropriate please use the "REPORT" feature that is available on every post. Please do not overuse this feature. You may also send the moderators or administrators a Private Message to notify them of inappropriate posts.
  • Please do not use the forums for personal messages. We encourage you to use Private Messaging, email, or instant messaging for such matters.
  • Please do not intentionally REPOST material. If you see a repost please provide a link to the original thread and alert a moderator to lock the thread.
Objectionable Material

How is objectionable material dealt with?

Threads and/or posts that violate the above guidelines will be reviewed by moderators and/or administrators and appropriate action will be taken.

The objectionable post/thread may be locked or deleted at the discretion of the moderators.

Reporting Objectionable Material

Threads or posts may be reported to the forum moderators via the "Report" button on the bottom left of each post.

DISCLAIMER

Your agreement to the forum registration and use of the discussion forums constitutes acknowledgement of all posted Rules, Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Carolina Euros, LLC and CarolinaEuros.com are not responsible for the validity of any post made in any forum on the site. Carolina Euros, LLC and CarolinaEuros.com do not make any warranty or guarantee in regards to any post made by any individual or company posting in any forum on the site, including registered members, guests, volunteer staff and advertisers (sponsors). Use of these forums and any interaction or transaction is the sole responsibility of the individual user and/or company. By using the forums you understand that Carolina Euros, LLC and CarolinaEuros.com are not liable in regards to any interaction or transaction and shall be held harmless involving any claim related to, or stemming from, interactions or transactions conducted or facilitated by this web site (www.CarolinaEuros.com) and/or forums.

These guidelines are open to future revision(s).