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Be Nice - Please exercise tact and refrain from insulting others or disrupting ongoing discussions with inflammatory speech. Do not post material that is defamatory, abusive, threatening, or harassing.
Discrimination - Do not post messages that are racially offensive, or discriminatory to any group based on race, religion, gender, age, or national origin. Feel free to bash Rice Boys, though.
Flame Wars - Do not start or participate in flame wars. Following the previous two rules should prevent this from happening.
Offensive/Adult Content - You will not post material that is sexually or otherwise obscene and has no educational purpose or any significant relevance to an ongoing and legitimate discussion.
Illegal Content - You may not post any content that is illegal including (but not limited to) copyright material, serial numbers, links to sites hosting pirated or illegal material or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Exceptions to this standard are covered by the US Federal law regarding fair use, 17 USCS 107, and related case law, which holds that only partial excerpts of copyrighted material may be reproduced, and only as necessary for criticism or comment.
Malicious Links - You may not post "joke" links that result in multiple popups, moving the browser window or anything else that takes control of the browser window or prevents the user from closing it.
Privacy - You will not violate a person's privacy by publishing against someone's will information that is private and personal.
Advertising - MX6.com is largely supported by the revenues generated by advertsing sponsors. For this reason, no advertising of any kind is allowed to be posted, except:
1) sales of cars by members posted in the Cars For Sale forum
2) individual parts by members who are not professional distributors in the For Sale forum
3) Bulk Buys organized by members who are participating in the BB posted in the Bulk Buy forum
4) specific experience with a vendor in the Bulk Buy Coordinator and Vendor Ratings forum
The posting of general information about parts vendors outside of the normal topic of a discussion is prohibited. Anyone selling cars or parts for profit will be considered a professional vendor and will not be allowed to advertise on the site unless they become a sponsor. For information about advertising on MX6.com, please contact Sean Mathis (Scooby).
Spam - Do not spam the board by posting multiple threads or posts on the same subject. Advertising spammers will be banned from the site immediately.
Forum Topics - Please post messages in the most applicable forum.
Double posting - Do not post the same thread in multiple forums. Also do not post replies to yourself, edit your posts to add content instead. Redundant posting is considered spam.
Post Whoring - Repeatedly posting messages with little or not content (just a few words, like "I Agree") contributing to a legitimate discussion is considered post whoring. Post whoring is not tolerated any forum except the Lounge. Even in the Lounge only a moderate amount of whoring will be tolerated.
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Hijacking - Please refrain from "hijacking" a legitimate discussion by diverting it off topic. If an interesting point is brought up in a discussion but is not consistent with the original topic, then post a new thread and link to it from the original thread.
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Violators of the sig rule will be warned, if you do not comply with the sig guildlines after being warned, your sig feature will be permanently removed.
Donations - The donation system is temporarily disabled due to maintenance of the board. An announcement will be posted once it is back up and running.
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Generally, Administrators and Moderators endeavor to provide fair warning regarding behavior which might warrant their intervention. Failure to heed warnings from the moderators and/or administrators is grounds for suspension of posting privileges. Except in the case of malicious behavior such as spamming or flooding which requires an immediate response, the decision to disable an account is discussed amongst the moderating team, to ensure objectivity.
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