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Derogatory, inflammatory, blatantly false, misleading, and/or nonsensical posts intended to cause a forum disruption and to provoke other members (i.e. Trolling) will not be tolerated. Threads or posts will be removed without notice.

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DA Members,

These rules are in place and will be enforced by all DriveAccord.net Moderating staff. They were discussed at length by the moderators and this is what we came up with. Please PM a moderator if you have something you'd like to add to the list of rules for the forum.

Very Respectfully,



Your DA Moderating Staff
 

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are these new rules...i have seen alot of the stuff u mentioned in my first month here at driveaccord ...
 

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Yes, they're new rules.... effective immediately.

Things have gotten a bit out of control, so hopefully these rules will put a stop to the issues.

Drive Accord is growing, and as more people frequent the site there will undoubtedly be more issues. With that said, DA is a family-oriented site and these rules were developed to keep it that way.
 

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well i for one am glad to see these new rules...my first impressions of the site werent that great ..i know there will be people here and there with big mouths but bashing others for there own taste is pretty crappy ...hopefully things here get cleaned up :thmsup:
 

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WOW!!!!

Puts on rugged rubber baby buggy bumpers.

Be nice fingers.... Stupid fingers.

Heck I could be banned by these narcosis rules at the sight of driving one of my cars, muchless posting about it.
 

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Great compilation of posting etiquette! :cool:

I *personally* feel the one-strike and you're out (ie. suspended, not banned unless the particular infraction is blatantly egregious and warrants it) works most effectively as a deterrent.

Why give a warning after-the-fact once the damage/insult/personal-attack has already been done!?!

On every-other auto-enthusiast forum that I am a member of and frequent regularly, an immediate suspension (ie. temporary ban) is applied at the FIRST instance of rules violations (regarding 'personal attacks' from the list in the original post in this thread).
 

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Great compilation of posting etiquette! :cool:

I *personally* feel the one-strike and you're out (ie. suspended, not banned unless the particular infraction is blatantly egregious and warrants it) works most effectively as a deterrent.

Why give a warning after-the-fact once the damage/insult/personal-attack has already been done!?!

On every-other auto-enthusiast forum that I am a member of and frequent regularly, an immediate suspension (ie. temporary ban) is applied at the FIRST instance of rules violations (regarding 'personal attacks' from the list in the original post in this thread).
As stated in the second posting of this thread, these rules were discussed at length by the mod's. We feel that these rules are fair to all of the members of DA. As DA isn't another cookie cutter auto forum and these rules show that.
 

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As stated in the second posting of this thread, these rules were discussed at length by the mod's. We feel that these rules are fair to all of the members of DA.
You guys/gals are soft! Hey, your sand-box... your rules! :thmsup:

The Pope said:
As DA isn't another cookie cutter auto forum and these rules show that.
Uh'huh...?!? :wave:
 

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All of these "rules" or in my opinion, good etiquette have been regularly enforced, it's time to formalize them to all the members as a heads-up so no one can claim ignorance and act surprised when these rules come in play.
 

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Surprisingly enough many of the rules are being broken on a daily basis.

I still don't understand how you are going to find out whether or not someone has created a second account once banned. People here could have 10 accounts for all we know.
 

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Surprisingly enough many of the rules are being broken on a daily basis.
Nah, man. The mods' here do a damn fine job of keeping this place tip-top! :cool:

Though, I feel the whip needs to be cracked harder & more often in certain instances... however, this is a *personal* opinion.

arasheht said:
I still don't understand how you are going to find out whether or not someone has created a second account once banned. People here could have 10 accounts for all we know.
The administrator of the site has a log of I.P.'s used by a particular member whenever they log-on. So, if the I.P. of a recently banned/suspended member all of a sudden reappears w/ a newly registered member... voila!
 

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Surprisingly enough many of the rules are being broken on a daily basis.
That is true....and guess what....the ones we catch will be the quickest ones banned from this site after 3 warnings.

The rules are here so people know why their friends may one day disappear if they continue the poor behavior.
 

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Steven,

It would be wise to describe here how to report a post to moderators. I just recently found out about the icon at the top right of posts and I've been here a while. Once clicked it opens a dialog box to type in......what do you want there? Is it necessary to include a link to the offending thread? In short help us to help you guys (and gal:) ) to moderate by explaining exactly what to do and it should be made a sticky.
 

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Steven,

It would be wise to describe here how to report a post to moderators. I just recently found out about the icon at the top right of posts and I've been here a while. Once clicked it opens a dialog box to type in......what do you want there? Is it necessary to include a link to the offending thread? In short help us to help you guys (and gal:) ) to moderate by explaining exactly what to do and it should be made a sticky.

RTF,

Ask and you shall receive.

Click here to learn how to report a post


This is a great idea and thank you for suggesting it! I hope this helps those who want to help us mods out!

-Steve
 

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The rules are very reasonable IMO. Some of us may have differing opinions (agree to disagree) from time to time, but there is no need to be nasty to one another. Kudos to the moderators!:thmsup:
 

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:thmsup: thank you.
 

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I think im just going to ban myself:thmsup::lmao:










/me looks at the financing for the g35 and browse on the other forums
 

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I think im just going to ban myself:thmsup::lmao:










/me looks at the financing for the g35 and browse on the other forums
LMAO

I find it funny. The more rules imposed on the human animal the worse he/she acts.

G35 :thmsup:
 
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