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    Forum Rules

    Forum Rules

    When Meguiar's Online went live in January 2004 our goal was to create an Online community for learning about car care and detailing. A place for enthusiasts to share and learn from the experience and knowledge of others. We pride ourselves on providing a family friendly and polite discussion forum.
    Meguiar's Online Member Rules

    1. No personal attacks toward members or non-members.

    2. No arguing with Moderators or Administrators.

    3. You are welcome to disagree but you must be polite.

    4. No bashing any company or their products. No bashing other people.

    5. Forum Nicknames and Avatars must be family friendly. E-mail addresses cannot be used as a forum nickname.

    6. No politics. Politics are a very important part of our culture and it's important that everyone be involved to the degree that they are compelled but not on this forum. There are hundreds, possibly thousands of political websites and political discussion forums and if you want to talk about politics then these other discussion forums is where you need to post your opinions, not here on MeguiarsOnline.com Also we will not allow forum nicknames or Avatars with any political implications. MOL is about discussing car care not politics.

    7. Keep language "G Rated", this includes insinuations. If you wouldn't say it in front of your grandparents, your parents or your children, then you shouldn't probably be posting to the Meguiar's Online forum.

    8. Only appropriate pictures suitable for all audiences will be allowed, this includes avatars. If the photo is questionable at all it will be deleted at our discretion.

    9. Clickable Links are allowed after new members have over 30 substantial posts . Self-promoting clickable links are not allowed and will not be tolerated in messages. Self-promoting links are allowed in signature Lines once a member reaches Level 2 Privileges. Self-promoting statements, phone numbers or e-mails addresses are also not allowed in your posts.

    10. Only one account per member! The only conceivable reason for multiple accounts, would be for fraudulent activity.

    11. Continuously breaking the rules to disrupt the online community will result in you being banned from the forum with little or no warning.

    12. No Commercial sales or samples from competing companies.

    13. All messages posted to MeguiarsOnline become the property of Meguiar's Inc. and may not be deleted without first obtaining permission. Deleting messages without permission will result in immediate banning from the forum.

    Signatures Rules Level I
    1. No Clickable Links Allowed to Commercial Websites
    2. No Clickable Links Allowed to Other Discussion Forums
    3. No Phone numbers or Email addresses will be allowed
    4. No signature photos allowed (this option is not enabled)
    5. Nothing rude, crude or impolite will be allowed

    Signatures Rules Level 2 - After 30 Relevant Posts
    1. Clickable Links Allowed
    2. Phone numbers allowed
    3. Clickable email addresses allowed
    4. No signature photos allowed (this option is not enabled).
    5. Nothing rude, crude or impolite will be allowed

    Blue = Polite warning via email to remind you of the rules.
    Green = E-mail warning and possible 1 to 7 day suspension.
    Red = You will have banned yourself immediately with little or no warning.

    Exceptions:
    We stand behind our Moderators, if our Moderators think you're causing problems for the online community they are empowered to take whatever action necessary to correct the problem.




    Last edited by Mike Phillips; Dec 11th, 2007 at 08:08 AM.

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    Re: New Forum Rules!

    ***Bump***

    Thought there might be some happiness over this change?
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    Re: New Forum Rules!

    I was pretty surprised over the clickable links. That will be great for the detailer's with a website they wish to show.
    Scott

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    Re: New Forum Rules!

    The signature rules are definitely more flexible, seems very fair! Very nice!
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    Re: New Forum Rules!

    I like the clickable links and the signatures!

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    Question Re: New Forum Rules!

    12. All messages posted to MeguiarsOnline become the property of Meguiars Inc. and may not be deleted without first obtaining permission. Deleting messages without permission will result in immediate banning from the forum.
    I'm a bit confused about the above rule.

    Does this mean if you don't like your last post (or maybe you have double posted by accident), then you will be banned if you delete it without permission?

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    Re: New Forum Rules!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Bumper View Post
    I'm a bit confused about the above rule.

    Does this mean if you don't like your last post (or maybe you have double posted by accident), then you will be banned if you delete it without permission?
    That one probably doesn't really apply much anymore, at least not now. The posts can only be edited and deleted by users for a limited amount of time then a mod has to do it.
    Scott

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    Re: New Forum Rules!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueZero View Post
    That one probably doesn't really apply much anymore, at least not now. The posts can only be edited and deleted by users for a limited amount of time then a mod has to do it.
    That rule was put in place after a former member maliciously went ahead and deleted his threads which spanned over several months. This lead to many posters having their posts deleted and/or making many threads unreadable.

    Since then, we have turned off the editing function after so many minutes. This is to prevent the above from happening again, and for preventing someone with an agenda from removing posts after the fact.

    If there is a problem with a post, just let Mike or myself know and we will take care of it.

    I hope that clarify's that rule.

    Tim

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    Re: New Forum Rules!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Bumper View Post
    I'm a bit confused about the above rule.

    Does this mean if you don't like your last post (or maybe you have double posted by accident), then you will be banned if you delete it without permission?
    Tim covered one of the reasons why the ability to edit or delete a message is limited but their's also another reason and that sometimes a person will post some questions or statements, someone else will answer the questions or respond to the statements and then afterwards the first person will change what they wrote, (for whatever their reasons), and then this will make the rest of the thread tend not to make sense.

    A simple practice it follow is to only click on the Submit Reply button after you're sure of what you've written and you're ready for the world to read it.

    Luckily problems are few and far between and definitely the exception to the norm on this forum. Also as Tim stated, if you do realize you've made some kind of mistake after the 30 minute limitations on editing, then simple shoot one of us a e-mail.

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    Re: New Forum Rules!

    You can email or PM one of the moderators here and they will help. Done this, I pm'ed Tim and he helped out.

    These guys are really helpful.

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