Forum rules and etiquette: please read

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James Elliott
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Joined: 2011-03-11

THE RULES IN SHORT (done by us just for you)

Welcome to the C&SC Forums: engage, participate and enjoy. Seeing as you
are all grown-ups, you should be pretty much aware of what is
acceptable behaviour, but like any social gathering, there must be some
rules and protocols. After all, though we want this to be a fun place
full of passionate debate, it is a free service we are providing for
you and anything or anyone who jeopardises that for everyone else will
incur our wrath!
Below you will find the full set of rules, but here are a few key points:

  • Be nice to each other, we all know the difference between banter and bullying.
  • Don’t overreact. Incredible but true: some people have been known
    to post on the internet after a couple of drinks, which may affect
    their tone and attitude. Of course we’d rather they didn’t, but lets
    always try and keep a sense of perspective.
  • On the other hand, don’t feed the trolls. Trolls is internetese for
    those people who derive a rather pathetic kick from turning forums into
    Fight Clubs. Unlike genuine posters who have had a bad day or a drink
    too many, the trolls have no interest the subject and aren’t even
    proper enthusiasts, so don’t encourage them or respond to them, simply
    report them to a moderator and we’ll sort it out.
  • Don’t get us in trouble! If you want to post something make sure it
    is your copyright or copyright free, and not libelous or offensive.
  • Don’t spam us. It’s very annoying, very obvious and generally just winds people up rather than making them your friends.
  • Don’t use this forum for flogging your wears. Quite apart from the
    fact that it usually turns people off rather than on, we have a team of
    lovely advertising salespeople who are relying on your business to keep
    their Smeg fridges well stocked with Veuve Clicquot. Give them a call
    on 020 8267 5377 or e-mail ads.C& or use the
    contact forms on this site.
  • This is not the place to air your grievances about specific
    products or services. You may call it having an opinion, but the law
    calls it libel and it will be moderated accordingly. If you do have a
    substantiable beef with anyone in the classic car world, why not get in
    touch directly, we are quite good at this stuff and will do everything
    we can to help you.

THE RULES IN FULL (done by people who are paid to do these things)

Welcome to the Classic & Sports Car Forums, your essential destination for
discussion, advice and information about all things classic related.
We aim to offer friendly, lively Forums where members can share opinions
as well as knowledge and experiences. To keep things fun and fair for
everyone, we ask you all to read - and expect you to abide by - the
following rules.
Any additions to the site - including comments on
news stories and blogs, as well as Forum posts - that breach these
rules are subject to editing and/or deletion by the site's
administrators. Members who break the rules will also receive a warning
and/or be banned from the site.
1) Members must not post libellous,
racist, aggressive or otherwise insulting or abusive remarks about any
individual, company or organisation.
2) Members must not use swear
words, or offensive phrases or terminology in their posts, user names,
signatures or profiles/biographies.
3) Members must not post any
pornographic or otherwise offensive images or text that could be
distressing to any other member. This includes the picture chosen as
your Avatar.
4) Posts and user profiles must not include links to
inappropriate material -which includes pornographic or offensive images
or information, but also competitive sites.
5) Members must not
submit information disclosed to them in confidence or post any material
that compromises the security or privacy of anyone other than
6) Members must not promote illegal activities in any way, including linking to illegal material in their posts.
7) Members must not post images or information owned by other third parties.
8) Members must not post or link to spam of any nature.
9)Individuals from the classic motor industry as well as their staff are
required to identify themselves as such in their signature. Any
additional information – such as the telephone number, email and
website address of the company – should be put in the user’s profile.
‘Trade’ members of the forum failing to meet these conditions will be
removed, as will those the moderators suspect to be trade members
posting under an alias.
10) The site must not be used to solicit
business of any kind – this includes any information in signatures and
biographies, and specifically prohibits trade users from linking within
forum posts to their websites, special offers, etc.. Neither shall
trade members use the forums to encourage members to contact them for
special offers or advantageous pricing. Classic & Sports Car offers
a range of advertising opportunities that can be used to promote
relevant products and services - click on Contact Us for more
11) Members should not register more than once, nor
submit the same or similar posts to more than one area of the site.
Duplicate registrations, threads or posts will be deleted. Members are
also encouraged to search for the topic they intend to post before
starting a new thread, as existing discussions may already exist for
them to join.
12) Whilst we do not pre-screen submissions, members
must not question the decision of the site's moderators to edit or
remove posts or profiles, or begin a discussion in any forum about such
actions. If you feel a post or profile has been unfairly altered or
removed, please use the Contact Us page to register your views.
rules are regularly reviewed, and may be updated at any time - please
use the Contact Us page to notify us of any perceived breach of any of
the above, or to suggest any additions or amendments.