FORUM GUIDELINES AND USER AGREEMENT
HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
- Research the accumulated knowledge of the group whenever possible (i.e. SEARCH the forums and archives and look at the FAQ�s) 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 question.
- 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 administrators and moderators cannot catch every single abuse or violation of the rules -- notify them!
- Please do not send email to Lance asking questions about your car or parts/kits available for the Contour/Mystique. That is what the forums and the archives are for.
- Donations are greatly appreciated to further the site, but only under the assumption that Lance continues to call the shots personally, and owes no-one any favors for said donations to the site.
- If you lose your password, do not email Lance 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.
- Please make sure you type your email address correctly when registering. If you do not, you will not receive your password or pm notifications.
- 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 wheels!")
- 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"
- Zaino isn't magic, but it�s easy to use, and gives a good shine if used properly.
- Meguiar's isn't magic either, but also gives a good shine if used properly.
- 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.
- This is not a porn or sex forum. Any topics that remotely relate will be deleted. Posting photos of barely clothed men and women is not permitted. There are those who could be fired from their job if a coworker/boss saw such photos onscreen. This can happen accidently and unintentionally if the reader is unsuspecting. All topics with such pictures will be deleted and the poster will be warned. Further abuses will be met harshly.
- Street racing posts are not permitted. Street racing is illegal and stupid and contour.org does not condone it. All street racing topics posted will be deleted and the author warned. Repeated abuses will be met harshly.
- 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.
- This is not a singles bar. This is a car forum, keep your matchmaking elsewhere.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you have a problem with someone on the forums, please do not air it publicly. Take it off line via email, PM�s (personal message) or IM.
- Do not start or continue personal flaming. Posters initiating flaming will be met harshly, you have been warned.
- "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.
- 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 time.
- 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.
- For sale/wanted ads are not allowed in the forums. This is what the classifieds section is for. There is a link to the classifieds in the menu bar.
- Posting pictures or videos of any tach/speedometer at highly illegal speeds is not allowed. That is way too dangerous and just encourages similar behavior. It does not matter if it was taken at a track or any other place where such speeds are "safe", there is no way to tell that it was not taken elsewhere. Similarly, posting about your high-speed escapades on public roads is forbidden.
- 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.
- Registering more than one account is not allowed and is grounds for being banned from the site.
- If a particular subject/link is not appropriate for viewing at work, DO NOT post it.
- Running raffles through the CEG is not permitted. Raffles are not legal in all states and the CEG cannot expose itself to possible legal action either by state governments or by a dissatisfied participant.
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Contour.Org does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on bulletin boards or otherwise contained in the Service. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those who post the statements, and does not necessarily represent the views of Contour.Org.
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