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Forum Rules/Guidelines
« on: March 10, 2015, 04:15:50 PM »
Welcome to the MiA forum rules/guidelines. This is a reminder of the guidelines we have established for this forum, in order to keep it running smoothly. If you have a problem with any of these guidelines, then we must quite simply request you post elsewhere. Thanks. Note that these are not the only rules! Many boards have their own specific rules, listed in threads stuck near the tops of those boards. Read before you post!

1 - Please use specific thread topics. The topic of your thread should let the reader know what the thread is about. Mods have full authority to re-title threads, but we would rather you took care of this yourself.

2 - Put threads in the right place. Wanted to sell / buy / trade threads must go in Commerce. Don't post about airsoft in Off Topic. We're not going to punish anyone for asking about AEG brands in AEG vs newbie questions, but if you go blatantly off topic, you'll get a warning. Just to make it clear, any attempt to sell gear outside of commerce will get you a warning. Don't drop into gear or gun threads to mention that you have an appropriate item for sale. The most we'll tolerate is a general "good deals on used gear can often be found in the Commerce board."

3 - Be polite to other members and leave thread moderation to the moderators. If you want to tell someone to do a search, you must also provide an answer to their question. If you cannot, then do not post on the topic. Brief responses only saying to do a search will be deleted on sight. "In before the lock," "this thread sucks," and similar boorish behavior will result in warnings (and then bans, as dictated by our usual policies). If you have a real problem with a post, don't get involved, just use the "report to mod" button and let the forum staff sort it out.

4 - Any racist/sexist/abusive language will be deleted by mods or cleverly edited to make you seem silly. So please avoid it. This includes language implying that homosexuality is bad, such as the use of "gay" or "fag" as insults. Note that this rule does not foreclose other punishments for such language, including warnings or summary bans if warranted.

5 - Please use the 'Modify' button to edit your posts instead of creating a new post directly after the old one. Any attepmts to raise postcount by consecutive multiposts will result in a banning.

6 - The mods have the ability to either delete a post or thread immediately, or lock it and give 24 hour notice prior to deletion. It is up to the mod how they want to handle this.

7 - Please use proper spelling, capitalization, grammar, and punctuation. Not only will you get your message across much clearer, but other forum members might actually be able to reply to your post instead of trying to decipher your enigmatic nonsense.

8 - Please do not post on "dead" threads unless you have something genuinely new, constructive, and useful to add. This applies to any threads that have been left dormant for two weeks or longer. Exceptions include Commerce threads that have not been declared as inactive, Retailer Reviews threads, and Buyer/Seller Ratings threads.

9 - If you're unhappy about forum moderation, PM an admin and state your case. Public complaining about moderation will be dealt with at the moderators' discretion, which includes summary bans. Our usual warning system doesn't mean everyone gets three free chances to tee off on their least favorite moderator.

Any complaints about any mods or anything else should be filed directly to me, in private, not in the forums.

Any questions on this, ask me.

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