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Forum Rules (V.4) - updated 3/26/2020
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Be respectful to all members - This also means no trolling / deliberately stirring controversy. We do not discriminate against race, national origin, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability / ailments, or age (though it is preferable that users are old enough to be able to engage in the more advanced topics of this forum). Respect all identities and pronouns. Violation of this rule will result in a permanent ban.

No political / religious / nationalistic discussion, even in the off-topic sections.

Keep your posts as family-friendly as possible - Refrain from using excessively vulgar language.

No double-posting - This is replying to your own post just to get peoples' attention or to increase post-count. However, double-posting is allowed if you are contributing material that would otherwise not fit into one post.

No pointless posts - Basically just saying one word or not saying anything at all in your posts, usually for the same reasons stated in the above double-posting rule. There is some flexibility with this rule depending on the circumstances, however.

Try to have good grammar and spelling when posting messages (no chatspeak!) - Example: Posts should look like this: "Hi, how are you? This is a cool design." NOT like this: "hi how r u dat is cool dizine." This rule mostly applies to younger users who tend to over-do this kind of 'text message' conversational structure. This rule is flexible with users that have trouble with the English language, however. On a related note, please use caution when utilizing online language translators (e.g. Google Translate), as they don't always offer accurate translations.

Also, please do not type in ALL CAPITALS. Use upper and lower case.

Stay on-topic - We allow some deviation if it is still somehow relevant to the original topic, but please try to make an effort to continue such conversations via personal message or a thread where this alternate discussion is more appropriate.

Make an effort to post in the correct sections - Study the forum sections. Don't overwork the staff into moving posts you've made in the wrong sections.

Search the forum before you start a topic - It might already exist somewhere!

Post a link to your web sources when uploading images or quoting text - if your source is a magazine or book, please type the name of it as well as the author(s).

No sponging - A rule adapted from SPF; basically try to contribute the best you can rather than excessively requesting info/pictures all the time without any research effort on your part (Google is your friend). We understand if your requests are of subjects that are highly obscure in nature, however. In this case we allow some flexibility with this rule.

Advertising in the 'For Sale' and 'Useful Links' sections is allowed, as long as it is rotorcraft related, but obvious spam will be removed.

Posting in old topics is allowed, as long as you are contributing something new to the discussion, or you have a question to further advance the topic warranting of reviving it.

Only one account per member - If you are caught creating multiple accounts, all of them will be banned permanently. The duplicate accounts will likely be deleted while the original remains registered, but interaction with the forum will be disabled. However, this rule may be dismissed in the event that an honest user has forgotten their login details. If you are having trouble logging into your account, please contact an administrator for assistance before resorting to this option.

No backseat moderating - It's our job as staff to enforce rules around here, NOT yours. We are the only ones with the powers to do so. We do not care if you are an Admin/Mod at another site, this is obviously not your jurisdiction. And please do not ask us to become an Administrator or Moderator. That's our own choice.

However, if you notice a violation that staff have missed, please report it via personal message and we will take care of the problem ASAP. Please do not reply to posts violating the rules (don't feed the trolls).

Lastly,

No discussions on UFO / Nazi flying saucer / alien crashes / moon landing denials / any other type of conspiracy theories are allowed here. We allow some speculative discussion in the appropriate sections, but outrageous topics like this don't belong on a rational-minded forum like this.

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Please adhere to these guidelines and everyone will be happy. Failure to do so will result in appropriate actions taken by staff depending on the circumstances and nature of the offenses. Repeated violations of the rules and ignoring warnings from staff will result in possible bans.

Thank you for reading and understanding. Hope you enjoy your time here. smile

 


-- Edited by Stargazer2006 on Monday 9th of May 2011 09:27:26 AM

-- Edited by Stingray on Sunday 9th of March 2014 09:01:41 PM

-- Edited by Stingray on Thursday 12th of March 2020 11:58:35 PM

-- Edited by Stingray on Thursday 26th of March 2020 11:40:33 PM



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I would also like to add that any type of slang should be used sparingly. This is an international forum, so some members will either not understand it or be offended by it.



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Avatars

Avatars are the small graphics below a member's username, to the left of their post. It is a picture to personalize their post and is a great way to visually recognize a member without looking at their username. Please do not choose an avatar that is obscene. Also please do not change your avatar frequently. Choose one you wish to keep a while, but if it must be changed then I advise that you to at least do so in a few weeks after your original choice. Frequently changing avatars are annoying and distracting.

 

Signatures

Signatures are another way to personalize a user's post, and it is located at the bottom of their post. It may consist of text as well as pictures. However, the total size of a signature must not exceed this limit:

 
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If they do exceed the limit, they become very distracting and will be removed. Do not use inappropriate images and text in your signature. All image formats are supported.



-- Edited by Stingray on Monday 3rd of June 2013 03:28:10 AM



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There is a special arrangement with Secret Project Forum member that we can freely take his scans and information for inclusion on our forum. That is very nice of him and I certainly appreciate that we can enrich Stingray's forum (and later the website too) with that very rich sum of material.

However, I have also noticed that an increasing amount of posts in OTHER sections have reproduced material from the SPF: fixed-wing aircraft, Fukushima accident and the likes. Please do NOT repeat or reproduce posts from that forum or any other website WITHOUT consent from the original authors or unless you are the author on both forums. Please do NOT make an arrangement with an SPF (or other) member to reproduce whole texts and images from their posts WITHOUT letting the team here know about it.

I would hate to have to lock or edit posts here, but I think this duplication thing is going a little bit too far at times, and there is really no reason for this, especially when the subject is NOT rotary wing aircraft. In most cases a simple link to other resources is more than enough... And if the topic on the other forum is in a "members-only" or "senior members-only" section that can't be accessed with a simple link, remember that there is most certainly A REASON why it was done that way and respect the other website's intentions!



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RE: Forum Rules (V.4) - updated 3/12/2020
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Main guidelines have been reworked but this thread is in need of an overhaul. Will do so when offline archive is fixed.



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