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    TheCorsa Site Rules


    Last Updated: 9th July 2013


    Thank you for following these rules, they help to ensure that all our members have a positive and responsive experience on the forums.



    Repeat violators of any of these rules may find themselves subject to loss of posting privileges, after due warning, or even complete banning of their account.



    These rules are to be considered part of TheCorsa's Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these terms, then you must discontinue use of the forums immediately.



    About Moderation



    Remember that Moderators and Administrators have the final say on any moderation decision, including the right to close, rename, or delete any thread, or edit or delete any post, for any reason. While the action will generally be explained, this explanation is voluntary and may not be provided, even upon request.



    Remember also that just because a moderator has not noticed a violation does not mean that the rule is no longer valid, no longer being enforced, etc. All rules listed here (plus any at a moderator's discretion) are valid and binding.



    Posting Etiquette



    Step 1: Search and Research

    First, search to see if anyone has posted the same question or item. If you have a question, search for relevant keywords. (It helps to restrict your search to the relevant forum.) Do a general web search for the problem, too — you're probably not the first person to encounter it.



    If it's a really hot topic (like alloy wheels or lowering etc...), chances are there are already one or more active threads about it. Look in those before posting.



    If you have a link that you think might interest people, search the forum you planned to post in for the URL you planned to link to. Especially if it's older than just 1 or 2 days, it's probably already been shown here before and thus not of interest to most.



    Don't resurrect ancient threads. If your search finds a relevant thread that doesn't answer your question, but that's more than about 6 months old, the information in it is probably partly outdated. Instead, post a new thread, but include a link to the old thread as a reference. This shows people that you did your homework.

    Also try to make use of our Thread Tags System. It works exactly the same as the regular search function but the results are grouped by keywords. Clicking on any desired keyword/s will then take you to a list of threads tagged with the specific keyword/s.



    Step 2: Choose where to post

    Carefully choose which forum to post in. The correct one is the one that most narrowly fits the specific problem. (For example, if your problem is regarding 'will these alloys fit my corsa?', then post in the wheels, brakes & suspension section.) Don't use general chat as a catch-all because you don't know where your problem goes. Don't post wherever and declare "I didn't know where this should go, so I put it here" — take the time to find out. Do not post your question in more than one forum. Miscategorised posts may be moved, closed, or deleted without further notice.



    Check the forum you plan to post in for any sticky threads: these contain common questions, information, or rules concerning that forum.



    Step 3: Name the thread

    Choose a thread title carefully. It should be a super-short summary of the question. Do not announce that you have a question — we already know that, because you wouldn't be posting otherwise. Do not mark your subject with any emphasis like "Need help!", "Please!" "Urgent!", etc. That is just noise that reduces your chances of people reading your thread.



    Good title: "Alloy Wheels are rubbing"

    Bad title: "Help!", "Alloy Wheel problem!! Urgent!!"



    Step 4: Post your question

    Ask your question correctly. Again, leave out pleas for help and just stick to describing the problem.



    Step 5: Follow up

    Thank those who took the time to respond, and follow up with a report of whether their suggestions did or did not help.



    Main Rules



    1. No sexism, racism or abusive posts

    Sexist, racist, or abusive posts shall result in punishment, with the severity of the punishment depending on the intensity of abuse. Racist and sexist posts shall be removed, and the offending user shall be banned immediately. Rude behaviour in your replies to another poster (especially those new to the message board) will be seen as abusive posting and will be punished.



    2. No Post boosting

    Those found to be flaunting this rule shall be warned. Unnecessary posting, unnecessary threads or random posts/threads shall be dealt with at the initiative of the member of staff exercising a context sensitive decision. Don't whine if you get warned for this. Sometimes people get away with it, but you likely will not.



    3. Use common sense when posting in any of the forums

    Whereas TheCorsa encourages laughter amongst those who contribute, we do ask users to remain sensible when doing so. We ask users to respect other peoples opinions and beliefs.

    Posts can be removed at the request of users if deemed to be out of context for the thread in question. For this, please use the report post function, however the final decision lies with the Moderating Staff.

    The option is also there for those who want to exercise their right to keep their threads on topic, but it's also an option to let the banter flow if the original poster doesn't mind.



    4. Discussion of Piracy

    The specific linking to files or sites that index files is forbidden, and will gain you an instant warning. You are permitted to discuss clients and file sharing as a phenomenon. You are not permitted to discuss specific instances of copyright violation that you or another carried out.



    5. No content that is sexually explicit

    Genitals, and mutual arousal/stimulation images and Pornography in general is forbidden, and those who post pornographic content shall be banned, the length of this ban will be determined by the Admin Team. False links that connect to pornography which purport to link to a legitimate URL, will be dealt with harshly.



    6. Be nice to the staff, and they'll be nice to you

    We will treat you in a civil, courteous and responsive manner, and expect our members to act the same towards us.



    7. No text talk in posts

    TheCorsa severely discourages users to use either leet or text speech on the forums. We ask users to remain considerate for those who read their postings. We ask users to contribute using as clear English as they possibly can, and for those who do not know how to paragraph to learn to do so. The key labelled 'Enter' is large enough. Exceptions shall be made to those using a braille keyboard.



    8. Aliases

    Each user is allowed one account. Any user found to have more than one account on TheCorsa will be deemed to have an alias. The alias account will be banned and the admin/mod will decide what happens to the original account.



    9. Use of proxy services

    The use of proxy servers as in those of known proxy server sites and hosting companies like layeredtech, ev1servers and others is prohibited. Although we respect your privacy, those we find hiding behind a non-normal proxy server (normal being for example NTL, AOL, BT, etc..) will be permanently banned from our messageboard.



    10. Problems or queries

    If you have a problem or wish to have any of the boards rules clarified, please contact one of the Admin Team.



    11. "Loaning" accounts

    People who are suspected/found "loaning" their accounts to other posters shall be banned, the length of this ban will be determined by the Admin Team. Persistent offenders will be permanently banned. Also anyone found using someone else's account with or without permission shall be banned, the length of this ban will be determined by the Admin Team.



    Other rules


    If you are going to bicker with someone, do it via private message, email, or instant messaging. There's no need to annoy everyone with it.
    No threads about other members.
    Don't post nonsense threads, +1 posts, or anything else with no semantic value.
    Don't hijack or derail threads. Stay on topic in help & advice threads, or any other thread of a serious nature. If you want to discuss a detail or offshoot, start another thread.
    Don't ask for replies via email or private message. That defeats the purpose of a forum, of allowing everyone to see the question and replies.
    Useful Suggestions
    Spell check your posts and use proper grammar. Not only is it less annoying for the reader, but it helps prevent people from attacking your spelling and grammar rather than having real discussion.
    Don't put in a line break after each line. The browser will wrap the text for you.
    Don't try to use HTML in posts — it will not work. Use vBcode to format your posts instead.


    Signatures and Avatars

    Avatars are only available for VXR Members, Signatures are text only, below are the rules:

    Signatures
    Text only.

    Avatars
    Images must be no wider than 140 pixels, nor taller than 140 pixels.

    Posting Images
    We offer a Gallery to VXR Members to host their images in.
    If you are not a VXR Member then you must provide your own image hosting. Many members use photobucket (free) for this.

    Spam
    We take a strict zero-tolerance stance on spam. Any commercial messages, posts linking to free iPod/Mac/Xbox/etc sites, etc will be immediately closed, the links removed, and the poster banned with no warning.



    Enjoy the forums



    We, as members of TheCorsa are all here for our love of the Nova, Corsa B, Corsa C, Corsa D and cars in general.



    We ask that all users make an effort to get along together, and to enjoy TheCorsa. If you have any suggestions or improvements to make to these rules, please post it in the suggestions forum, or contact a member of the Admin Team.



    Thanks

    Lee, Dave, Jt999

    TheCorsa Admin
    Last edited by Lee; 09-07-2013 at 07:17 AM.

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