Forum Rules

1. Though its not necessary, we encourage you to introduce yourself before posting.

Posting

2.1 Members will conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Members shall not engage in disrespectful posting, personal attacks, name-calling, flaming, baiting, inflammatory posting or language, juvenile, chauvinistic or demeaning posting, post whoring (posting with the sole purpose of increasing their overall post count), trolling, e-sniping, e-stalking, indirect attacks, and other such activities not conducive to a positive and productive environment. This includes posts or threads of a purely sexual nature and or posting other users personal information. All posting in violation of the Guidelines will be acted on by interpretation of moderators.

2.2. Posting about religion or politics or cop-talk are allowed on a probationary basis, but limited to the Politics board and must be kept in a respectable tone / manner.

2.3. Do not threadjack. If you want to start a off-topic conversation, take it to PM.

2.4. Members should not post copyrighted materials without permission of author or photographer as applicable. Links to other publications or materials are allowed along with a short introduction to the material.

2.5 Threads posted about current racing results where TV coverage is imminent shall not contain information about the result and will have the word "SPOILER" in the title.

2.7 Post in the correct forums. Any comments/suggestions regarding the forum go in the News/Information Forum.

2.7 No threads about evading the police.

2.8 No Spamming. No CAPS.

2.9 Keep user titles clean. Do not put "banned" in your user title.


Images

3.1 The board needs to be work-appropriate. Pictures of clothed spouses or significant others are o.k.. If questionable, images should be linked and not directly visible in a thread. This link, and if possible the thread title, should carry a warning that such material may be NWS = "Not Work Safe". Links will be deleted if determined to be inappropriate by the moderators.(NSFW) section only please

3.2 Graphic images depicting violence are discouraged, with the exception of those that serve an educational purpose in the motorcycling community. Those that satisfy the educational clause should be linked and not directly visible in a thread. This link, and if possible the thread title, should carry a "GRAPHIC" warning.

3.3 Signatures are limited by the software, and shall not exceed [size to be determined as we go...it's an evolving process]

Member Actions

4.1 When personal disputes arise between members they should take their squabble to Private Message (PM) and will do so when requested by staff.

4.2 Interactions with moderators.

4.3 Members shall conduct themselves respectfully when in dispute with a moderator. If a moderator instructs a member to take the discussion to PMs, please do so. The moderators will determine whether to lock the thread.

4.4 Members that smear or otherwise attack the site or moderators are subject to suspension and or removal.

4.5 Members will not start a thread with the intent of continuing the topic of a thread that was closed or removed.

4.6 Multiple logins are not permitted.

4.7 Members shall not promote their business or other forums in fashion that can be considered SPAM. Postings of such material may be removed by the moderators and an explanation will generally be provided, but not required. Repeat offenses may lead to suspension and/or removal. Advertisers are exempt and may post specials and/or information about their business. More detailed vendor Rules are here: [insert link]

Selling

5.1 Sell only in the For Sale section.

5.2 The board is not responsible for policing business dealings in the classified. Buy and sell at your own risk.

5.3 Provide feedback regarding vendors or dealers, but do not gratuitously slam a vendor on the board. Prior to posting, please contact them directly if possible to work out issues.

Finally

6.1 Mods reserve the right to lock a thread they deem as no longer useful

6.2 Mods reserve the right to edit/delete your post if it contains drama. rgvcycles has a no drama policy.

6.3 Moderators have discretion in interpreting the Guidelines. Their judgment is final. The moderators will deal--in their discretion and with the best interests of the board and community in mind--with any grey areas not explicitly covered by the Guidelines.

6.4 While we will try to keep these guidelines consistent, members acknowledge that the guidelines may be edited and updated from time to time as needed and new issues arise. Members agree to periodically review the guidelines.