TrackForum Rules

Forum Rules

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below and contained in the "Forum Rules" available inder the "FAQ" link in the forums main page. If you agree to the terms, please check the 'I agree' checkbox and press the 'Register' button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index.

Although the administrators and moderators of [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of [ARG:2 UNDEFINED], nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, harrassing or otherwise violative of any laws. You also acknowledge you have read, undertsand and agree to the "Forum Rules" available under the "FAQ" link on our main page. You specifically acknowledge that Trackforum is a private online community, that we provide memberships to minors, and that minors have access to all postings made at this site

The owners of [ARG:2 UNDEFINED] reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Selected excerpt of the Forum Rules FAQ are included below - by your registration and use of this site you ackowledge and agree to the full Forum Rules located at http://www.trackforum.com/forums/faq.php?

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TRACKFORUM FORUM RULES, COMMUNITY STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES:

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THE BASICS:

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Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. By registering at TrackForum you agreed to be bound by these rules, along with any revisions or clarifications of them. If you disagree with, or no longer wish to be beound by these rules, you may cancel your registration at any time.

Although the administrators and moderators of TrackForum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of TrackForum, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws. By your registration and use of Trackforum you acknowledge that Trackforum is a private online community, and that we have minors as members, and that aas such minors may be present at any time.

The owners of TrackForum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

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TrackForum Rules, Community Standards and Guidelines:

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*Please post reasonably, responsibly, rationally and most important civilly - DISCUSS issues as opposed to TELLING others - TrackForum is not a "bash the other side" forum

*Respond to the topic and NOT individuals

*Stick to the topic - using "but he/she/they were worse/started it" response is not an acceptable response

*Use of deragatory euphimisms or name-calling is not allowed - this applies to all discussions about individuals, series names, public figures, etc.

*If in sole opinion of mods, a post is intended to denigrate or derail discussion it will be deleted and we may take appropriate action

*Use "Private Message" (PM) or "Report Post to Moderators" for problem posts - members responding "in kind" can expect appropriate action as well

*If you choose to participate in a discussion, respect other posters and their opinions.

*There is plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate here - but we require CIVIL debate.

*Our rules and guidelines are pretty simple - within limits it is HOW you convey your opinion that is key criteria

Please also review the "sticky" notes and announcement at the top of individual forums for additional direction on rules and guidelines for those particular forums.

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THE BIG STUFF:

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

In an effort to improve the signal to noise ratio at TrackForum we ask that you abide buy these rules, community standards and guidelines when participating. With nearly a million posts and growing and registered members from all over the world, we have reached a point where we need to properly consider the tremendous diversity, age, education, location for those participating at TrackForum.

We want to promote a clean, healthy, respectful atmosphere where people are not afraid to ask questions, participate in this community and generally have a good time discussing and debating their thoughts and opinions with others.

THE IMPORTANT RULES:

Violation of these rules is potentially grounds for restriction of posting privileges or other action. If you think we're kidding, please feel free to try us.

No profanity - period.

No spamming or commercial solicitation of any kind. Any such messages will be removed at the discretion of either a forum moderator or administrator. Selling of individual items is permissable by a private owner, however selling multiple items of the same product is considered a commercial post and may be removed at the discretion of moderators and/or staff. Group buy topics maybe posted in the forum they most apply to as long as it is not promoted by a commercial entity. TrackForum advertisers and/or partners are permitted to make commercial posts in the general forums, within reasonable limits. Mass commercial solicitation through the Private Message function by non-advertisers is strictly forbidden and grounds to have your account revoked.

No flaming of other members to incite or perpetuate a conflict or argument. Personal attacks or name calling is likely to get you banned.

No flaming forums or threads with pointless posts.

No linking or posting of pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable material. In the event you post any such material you acknowledge that Trackforum reserves the sole right to determine wheter such material constitutes obscenity under the Trackforum community standards.

You may not impersonate other individuals or falsely represent yourself.

You may not discuss, suggest, engage, or encourage any illegal activity on the forums. Linking to locations that deal with any such activity are also forbidden.

You may not post under secondary usernames or alias user names other than your main account - we do not allow multiple registrations or usernames without express permission (which permission will not be granted without valid cause) - violation is grounds for having all posting privileges, including your primary account, revoked.

You must have a valid e-mail account in your profile so you can be reached by a forum moderator or administrator. "Free" email accounts, and any similar account with a history or potential for abuse, may be restricted and/or refused.

Please restrict signatures to no more than 3 to 5 lines total. We also ask that you sue the smallest text size for your signatures - please PM or post a request in Feedback if you need help. We also do not allow images in signatures.

Respect the privacy of other members and individuals. Do not post personal, private information about others. Violation of this provision is cause for an immediate suspension.

Respect both forum moderators and administrators. It is a thankless job - and cleaning up other people's messes is never fun.

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THE SMALLER STUFF:

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These guidelines are help you (and others) have an enjoyable experience here.

No SHOUTING. Don't use all caps when posting. It is difficult to read and annoying.

Please post to the forum that is most appropriate for the topic being presented.

Please do not cross-post to multiple forums.

Refrain from using profanity or creative $pe11ing to get around the censor filters.

Please observe all copyright laws when posting copyrighted material. Always include a link.

Do not post messages that violate Federal, State, or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).

Moderators and administrators frequently review forum messages for those that are in violation of our rules. Any messages found to be in violation may be deleted without warning or explanation. We also reserve the right to ban or suspend any user, at any time, and for any reason.

There will from time to time be topics and discussions that will include heated debates. Please think before you post and re-read what you type before you post it. Please limit your comments to the debate at hand and not make it a personal issue between you and another reader. The tremendous diversity in age, race, gender, language, location (worldwide) and more here are one of our strongest benefits, but as a result there will be varying opinions on different subjects. Please treat others civilly, and respct their opinions and values - as you would/should expect them to do for you.

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for TrackForum to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. TrackForum is unable to, and does not, actively monitor the contents of every posted message and is not responsible for any messages posted. TrackForum does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness, truthfulnes or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of TrackForum or any entity associated with TrackForum . Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email, Private Message, or preferrably by using our "Report to Moderator" function. TrackForum has the ability, but not the responsibilty, to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if determined 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.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this Discussion 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 violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by TrackForum.

Although this Discussion Forum does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to edit or delete any message or account. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless TrackForum, VBulletin-JelSoft(the makers of the bulletin board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

We also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a violation of our rules, complaint, or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

A valid email address is required for registration so that your password can be sent to you personally. This has been done to prevent and safeguard the TrackForum Forums from random attacks and people looking to cause problems and spam these forums. TrackForum does *NOT* sell or distribute your email address to unrelated third parties. Each member/user controls and determines whether to have your email address visible in your posts on these forums. This option is controlled and determined by settings in your User Profile - which you control.

Please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on these discussion forums and could be cause for account suspension.

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TrackForum Mission Statement:

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And now a few words from our founder and owner, Turn13:

This site strives to be an alternative to the rah-rah, sis-boom-bash mentality. It's not what you say, it's how you say it. Definitely.

Legitimate criticisms of a series are always welcome, if indeed you are a fan of that series.

Intra-series debate is also welcome, but we appreciate all your efforts to maintain a civil tone and reasonably supported arguments.

We believe your opinion matters; so do other members' opinions. Therefore, opinions are to be respected, not used to taunt or degrade.

If your goal is to ridicule others, there are of course other websites for that. This is not to say that opinions should not be challenged - that, in fact, is the process by which they become legitimate.

If there was one effect I'd like the site to have on a new viewer, it would be to pique their interest in motorsports - not just specifically in one style, or a certain technology, but on the emotional, visceral, positive appeal of a day at the track that combines heroism, technology, teamwork, and unforgiving competition.

Personally, for me it comes from the inspiration of a lifetime exposure to Indy- knowing teams, drivers, entrepreneurs, fans and visitors from around the globe. So Indy is an important piece in my personal expression.

But I would hope that fans from other venues and disciplines will take that cue and share their experiences and knowledge, in their own ways. I'm looking out for that all the time - I've had a lot of fun introducing new fans over the years. I also want to be the recipient of such introductions from others. I hope I stay open to that experience always.

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Thanks for being a part of our community - we hope you find a home here .....

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