Forum Rules
Infractions do not expire.
When a certain amount of infraction points are obtained, the user will be banned for the amount of time as follows:

10+ Infraction Points - 1 Day Ban
20+ Infraction Points - 1 Week Ban
30+ Infraction Points - 1 Month Ban
40+ Infraction Points - 1 Year Ban
50+ Infraction Points - Permanent Ban

Immediate Permanent Bans are given as follows:
1. Child Pornography
2. Racism


Immediate 3 Day Bans are given as follows:
1. Pornography
2. Religion
3. Politics

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Section 1: Threads
1-1: Thread Content Relevance
Thread content should be relevant to the topic of the thread.
Thread content should match the title and or subject of the thread.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the thread will be locked.
2nd Occurrence - 2 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.

1-2: Thread Starting
Threads started should be based on a topic or event as it relates to the subject matter of this forum.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the thread will be locked.
2nd Occurrence - 2 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.

1-3: Thread Starting (Originating Forum)
Threads started should be posted in the correct forum.
This is judged by the first post of the thread.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the thread will be moved.
2nd Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the thread will be moved.
3rd Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the thread will be moved.
4th Occurrence - 3 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.

1-4: Thread Starting (Duplication)
Do not post the same thread in multiple forums for a quicker response or any other matter. The only threads that are allowed to be duplicated are event threads.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the thread will be merged or locked.
2nd Occurrence - 1 infraction point will be granted to the offending user.

1-5: Thread Starting (Events)
Event threads should be posted in a regional forum. Event threads are the only type of threads that can be posted in multiple forums (in this case, multiple regional forums).
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the thread will be moved.
2nd Occurrence - 1 infraction point will be granted to the offending user.

1-6: Thread Starting (Flamming)
Threads deliberately started to initiated a genuine ruckus amongst members, don't do it.
Occurrence - 5 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.



Section 2: Posts
2-1: Breaching Language Filter
This forum encourages a work safe environment.
Users of the forum should feel comfortable accessing the forum in the work place.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited.
2nd Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited.
3rd Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited.
4th Occurrence - 3 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.

2-2: Flamming
When responding to threads, provide positive contributions or constructive criticism.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited.
2nd Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited.
3rd Occurrence - 2 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.

2-3: Post (Advertisements & SPAM)
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited with thread locked.
2nd Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited with thread locked.
3rd Occurrence - Permanent Ban.

2-4: Post (Bumping)
Bumping should not occur twice within a 24 hour period. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis. (e.g. Car not running and needing to commute to work.) Allow other users time to respond to your questions and or statements.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given.
2nd Occurrence - A posted warning will be given.
3rd Occurrence - 2 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.

2-5: Post (Whoring)
Post whoring is limited to the Off-Topic forum. Contribute to forum threads constructively.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited or deleted.
2nd Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited or deleted.
3rd Occurrence - 5 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.



Section 3: Content
3-1: Child Pornography
This would consist of any media including sounds, video, and images of erotic nature with persons under the age of 18.
Occurrence - Immediate Ban.

3-2: Gore Violence
Disturbing content of blood, gore, or violence is not tolerated. This is referring to actual leaving beings such as animals and humans.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited or deleted.
2nd Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post will be edited or deleted.
3rd Occurrence - 3 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.

3-3: Pornography
The line is drawn with see through apparel and or covered nipples of the nude female body. No sexual acts, erotic material, erotic objects, or female or male genitals.
Occurrence - 3 Day Ban with post edited or deleted.

3-4: Racism
You know better, don't do it.
Occurrence - Immediate Ban.

3-5: Racism (Racial Jokes)
Use racial jokes at your own risk. A user may find them offensive.
Occurrence - 10 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.

3-6: Religion & Faith
Please keep your beliefs and religious practices to yourself.
Occurrence - 3 Day Ban with post edited or deleted.

3-7: Religion & Faith (Religious Jokes)
Use religious jokes at your own risk. A user may find them offensive. Try to respect the beliefs of others as you would want them to respect your beliefs.
Occurrence - 10 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.

3-8: Street Racing
We support getting individuals that have the need to race where they belong, the track. We will not support the discussion of street racing meets or gatherings.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the post/thread will be edited/deleted.
2nd Occurrence - 5 infraction points will be granted to the offending user.



Section 4: Signatures
4-1: Signature Content (All Signature Types)
Keep it safe for work. If it is not appropriate for a corporate work environment that employees both female and male employees, don't use it. Also reference section 3 for other inappropriate content.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the signature will be deleted.
2nd Occurrence - The user will lose the privilege to use a signature.

4-2: Signature Content (Signature Type)
We recommend using either an image signature or a text signature. If your signature must have both an image and text, keep the real-estate of the signature below or equal to 500 pixels in length by 160 pixels in height.

4-3: Signature Size (Images)
Maximum size: 500 pixels length by 160 pixels height.

4-4: Signature Size (Text)
5 Lines of text, size 2 font.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the offending user will have 48 hours to change the signature size. If the signature's size is not changed within 48 hours, the signature will be deleted.
2nd Occurrence - The user will lose the privilege to use a signature.

4-5: Signature Size (Image & Text)
If your signature must have both an image and text, keep the real-estate of the signature below or equal to 500 pixels in length by 160 pixels in height.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the offending user will have 48 hours to change the signature size. If the signature's size is not changed within 48 hours, the signature will be deleted.
2nd Occurrence - The user will lose the privilege to use a signature.



Section 5: Avatars
5-1: Avatar Content
Keep it safe for work. If it is not appropriate for a corporate work environment that employees both female and male employees, don't use it. Also reference section 3 for other inappropriate content.
1st Occurrence - A posted warning will be given and the avatar will be deleted.
2nd Occurrence - The user will lose the privilege to use an avatar.

5-2: Avatar Size
Maximum size: 150 pixels by 150 pixels.

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