FORUM RULES- PLEASE READ- UPDATED 3.10.2012
Forum Rules and User Agreement
HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS:
1. Research the accumulated knowledge of the group whenever possible (i.e., SEARCH the forums and archives and look at the FAQs) before
asking an obviously common question. If someone is asking a FAQ,
politely remind them of the search feature or point out the thread in
2. If you see a post that should be locked, alert an Admin or Moderator that
it needs to be locked via the notify moderator button at the bottom of
their post. The administrator or moderator cannot catch every
single abuse or violation of the rules – notify them!
3. Please do not send email to Mark asking questions about your car or
parts/kits available for the Contour/Mystique. That is what the forums
and the archives are for.
4. Donations are greatly appreciated to further the site, but only under the
assumption that Mark continues to call the shots personally, and owes
no-one any favors for said donations to the site.
5. If you lose your password, do not email Mark asking for it. There is a
link in the login section that will email you a temporary password if you
have forgotten it. Change your permanent password in the “My Home
Area” once you are logged in; the temporary password only works once.
6. Please make sure you type your email address correctly when registering.
If you do not, you will not receive your password or PM notifications.
7. If you do not know what you are talking about on a technical matter,
do not offer your opinion as fact, please identify it as your opinion.
This is for the benefit of those less technically savvy that cannot filter
out the junk (i.e., “I installed a K&N air filter and I gained 45hp at the
8. In a technical debate, please back your stuff up with actual technical
information and not just with personal flames and statements like “my
car never exploded, so it must gain me 45hp at the wheels.”
9. Zaino isn’t magic, but it is easy to use, and gives a good shine if used
10. Meguiar’s isn’t magic either, but also gives a good shine if used
1. The act or solicitation of exchanging copyrighted digital media, in any
means, will not be tolerated on this website. Any related posts will be
removed and the authors warned or penalized.
2. This is not a porn or sex forum. Any topics that remotely related will
be deleted. There are those who could be fired from their job if a coworker/boss saw such photos onscreen. This can happen accidentally and unintentionally if the reader is unsuspecting. All topics with such pictures will be deleted and the author warned. Repeated abuses will be met harshly.
3. Street racing posts are not permitted. Street racing is illegal and stupid
and Contour.org does not condone it. All street racing topics will be
deleted and the author warned. Repeated abuses will be met harshly.
4. Posts containing vulgar, profane, abusive, racist or hateful language
or expressions, epithets or slurs, text, photographs or illustrations
in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature will be deleted and actions may be taken against the originator. Attempts to defeat the built-in censor will be met harshly.
5. This is not a singles bar. This is a car forum, keep your matchmaking
6. This is not a “free-speech” site, so to speak, though you may say
whatever you wish as long as it doesn’t violate forum guidelines.
The admins have final say on forum rules.
7. This is the internet – don’t be a wuss and get all bent out of shape if
someone else doesn’t agree with you. This is how flame wars start.
8. If you have a problem with someone of the forums, please do not air it
publicly. Take it off line via email or P.M.’s (personal message) or
9. Do not start or continue personal flaming. Poster initiating flaming will
be met harshly, you have been warned.
10. “In B4 Da lock” posts are really lame and waste bandwidth. Do not
consider making one. You won’t like the consequences if you do.
11. Posting just to raise your post count (aka post whoring) will not be
tolerated in any form. If an admin deems you are abusing your
account in this manner, your post count will be zeroed and you will
lose posting privileges for a period, and permanently if it is not the first
12. Putting pictures in your signature is not allowed. It causes too much
clutter and can destroy the layout of the forums. Create a car profile
in the registry and put a link to it in your signature.
13. For sale/wanted ads are not allowed in the forums. This is what the
Classified section is for. There is a link to the classifieds in the menu
14. Posting pictures or videos of a tach/speedometer at ANY speed is not allowed. What this means to you:
Speedometer/Tachometer shots (still/video) will not be permitted unless speedometer indicates zero (0) miles per hour (km/hr).
Posting video of you holding the camera while driving down the street is not allowed.
What is allowed: Clearly recorded at a designated race location (Closed Course/Raceway) and video recording
is clearly captured by a fixed (mounted) camera device. Video must clearly show a track event/autocross event. Saying that the road is closed is not enough, it must show that the video was taken at a track event or autocross and must be recorded with a mounted device.
Similarly, posting about your high-speed escapades on public roads is forbidden.
15. Although you may think your personal life is interesting, please
don’t post the intimate details. This isn’t a forum for outlining the saga of your life.
16. Registering more than one account is not allowed and is grounds for
being banned from the site.
17. If a particular subject/link is not appropriate for viewing at work,
DO NOT post it.
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