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R Dub 07-24-2011 11:27 AM

XDTalk Forum Rules - Code of Conduct

R Dub 07-24-2011 11:31 AM

XDTalk Forum Code of Conduct

Your commitment to this Code of Conduct in all message board services, forum areas, sample uploads, and/or other message or communication facilities’ (including any contents of any of these services or facilities) designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group, ensures a positive experience for all our users.

In addition to this Code of Conduct, specific forum areas and message boards also have additional guidelines which govern your use, so be sure to review the Sticky Threads in each area before posting or starting a new thread.

The Avatar and Signature elements in your Profile Page are to be given particular attention.

The Avatar - only one image can be displayed at a time, its width can be no greater than 125 pixels, the height no greater than 125 pixels, and the file size no more than 24 KB. The Avatar must be in good taste and non-offensive to all viewers.

The Signature - This is a block of text that can be added to posts you make. There is a 255 alpha/numeric character limit. No graphics of any nature can be posted in the Signature element. No links to external commercial/retail web sites are allowed unless you are an approved commercial sponsor of XDTalk.

XDTalk Forum may also be referred to as the "forum."

XDTalk Owners, Moderators, and Administrators may also be referred to as "XDTalk staff."

Respect Others

The Owners, Administrators, and Moderators encourage everyone to treat each other with mutual respect. Do not use any communication or collaboration services to threaten, harass, stalk, or abuse others participating in these services.

XDTalk is a youth and family friendly forum. We ask that all members keep this in mind when posting.

XDTalk Forum reserves the right to remove posts that advocate or encourage expressions of violence, bigotry, racism, hatred, or expletive profanity.

XDTalk Forum may remove postings that are deemed inappropriate, offensive or that violate guidelines or this Code of Conduct. XDTalk Forum may also eject or ban any user from their area who behaves in a manner deemed inappropriate, offensive or who violates guidelines or this Code of Conduct. By participating in a collaborative service, you agree to be bound to the rules of that area.

Keep It Legal

XDTalk Forum does not allow any illegal activities. You cannot use the collaborative services to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, pornographic, or other unlawful material or information. Also, you may not use these services for chats relating to illegal drugs or activities

You may not use any of the collaborative services for the purpose of linking to external sites that violate this Code of Conduct.

Do not upload files or post messages that contain photos, music, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity or any other applicable law unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents. XDTalk Forum is not responsible for any use of anything you say or post.

Do not post any materials (including software and other information) that could harm (or is designed to harm) other users' computers or would allow others to inappropriately access software or Web sites.

Play Nice

XDTalk Forum does not tolerate disruptive activity online, such as persistent off-topic comments and postings or statements that incite others to violate this Code of Conduct or participate in illegal activities. Our participants want to chat and post on our collaborative services in a positive environment.

Name calling, personal attacks, and constant bickering will not be tolerated. If you have an issue with another forum member, use the Private Message (PM) function to contact the member. However, the forum rules still apply to PMs.

XDTalk Forum does not allow the posting of destructive features, use of computer programs that contain such features, or access to any content that contains destructive features such as: viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or bots for the use of scrolling, showing multiple screens, and other activities that can be disruptive to online communication.

Falsely impersonating an XDTalk Forum Administrator, Moderator, agent, owner, host, or any other person with the intent to mislead or cause harm to others is strictly forbidden.

Don't Spam

Please don't "spam" through our collaborative services, none of our users like it. To spam includes sending identical and irrelevant submissions to many different discussion groups, forum emails, or Personal Messages. Usually such postings have nothing to do with the particular topic of the group or are of no real interest to those on the mailing list. To spam also includes misrepresenting the source of anything you say or post. Spamming and scrolling in forum areas are serious violations of online etiquette.

XDTalk Forum reserves the right to ban a user at any time, without notice, from any or all collaborative services for spamming.

Accept Responsibility

You are responsible and liable for all your activities while participating in any collaborative services area. Remember, you are responsible for anything you say or post and for protecting your own computer system. We recommend you install a virus protection program on your computer.

Our collaborative services areas are not designed as the primary places to store any materials; you are responsible for creating backups of materials you post to any collaboration service such as photos or documents. XDTalk Forum is not responsible for loss of, access to, or deletion or alteration of any materials included in any collaborative service.

XDTalk Forum reserves the right to remove at any time, without notice, any sample and/or post to a forum topic.

Registered XDTalk Forum members may post internet website links in their posts. Please be advised that XDTalk Forum is not responsible for the content on the websites associated with the links you may view.

Some content and links on the Internet may contain adult content and may not be suitable for children. We encourage parents to join their children as they surf and explore the Internet.

You are responsible for any actions you may take based on advice or information you receive online. Use your own good judgment when evaluating information provided through any collaborative post, remember that the information provided could be from people of any age and experience level.

Commercial Sponsorships

Advertising on XDTalk is only allowed by authorized Commercial Sponsors. For information about commercial sponsorship for XDTalk, please contact the XDTalk owners.

Market Place

The Market Place is an area for members to list their personal items for or trade. No commercial sales unless by an authorized XDTalk sponsor.

The decision to conduct transactions with anyone is your own, and you should conduct your own research prior to making any decisions.

XDTalk is not liable for any transactions conducted between members.

Do not Thread Trash. If you don't like the price, move on or PM the seller if you have information that may help.

Group Buys

1.) All Group Buys must be handled by XDTalk Moderators, Admins, or Owners. A group buy may also be handled by a XDTalk Commercial Sponsor.

2.) To OFFICIALLY post/start a Group Buy you MUST first contact an XDTalk Moderator, Admin, or Owner and have it approved before posting anything about the Group Buy.

3.) Group Buys must have dedicated timelines - A signup period will need to be established, after the signup cutoff date is reached a payment period will need to be established and an order date posted. When the payment period is posted an estimated time of arrival for the group buy will also need to be posted. We realize there can be certain unavoidable delays but the organizer of the Group Buy will need to make sure such instances are kept at a minimal. Product must be available from the manufacturer to avoid missed deadlines.

4.) Only ONE Group Buy is to be conducted at a time per Organizer/Dealer.

5.) Group Buys must be focused on a single product line. NO package deals.

6.) No more Group Buys for specialty items, receivers, uppers, barrels, etc…

7.) All Group Buys must be handled through an established Dealer currently doing business or Industry Partner, such as a manufacturer.

8.) No arguing about another organizer's group buys or about a proposed group buy price. It is up to the buyer to do the homework and determine if the deal is right or not.

9.) Do not comment on another's Group Buy pricing.

10.) Group Buy organizers - DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Make sure you have every detail correct. Make sure your dealer, manufacturer, etc. can provide the goods at the price negotiated and deliver in a reasonable timeline. And most importantly, make sure you can organize the funds appropriately AND keep them separate from all other business.

11.) All Group Buys are between the buyer and seller or Buyers and Organizers. At no time will XDTalk or its membership be responsible for the Group Buy, unless stated otherwise by the XDTalk staff.

All requests for Group Buys will be taken under advisement and addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Uphold the Code

In helping to make our collaborative services a great place to meet, chat and exchange ideas, you must do your part to uphold this Code of Conduct.

XDTalk Forum also reserves our right to amend or change the Code of Conduct at any time without notice. You agree to periodically review this document to ensure you are doing your part.

XDTalk Forum is not obligated to send users or hosts a warning before deleting any content.

Thank you for your cooperation and please remember above all else, this is a Gun Forum!
The Owners, Administrators, and Moderators of XDTalk.

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