Site Rules

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Feb 18, 2018
  • Absolutely NO FLAMING, NAME CALLING OR PERSONAL ATTACKS, NO TROLLING. Mutual respect and civilized conversation is the required norm, this includes personal attacks in signatures. NO POLITICAL DISCUSSION OUTSIDE OF THE DESIGNATED SUBFORUM. (Coming Soon)
  • No OFF-TOPIC posting will be allowed with the exception of the Off Topic sub-forum area.
  • No THREAD HIJACKING. Start another thread if you have a different topic.
  • No THREAD Crapping
  • No SPAMMING. Any such messages will be removed at the discretion of either a forum moderator or administrator.
  • You must have a valid E-MAIL ACCOUNT where you can be reached by a forum moderator or administrator. Email accounts must be updated in your account when a change is required.
  • No CURSING (or any facsimile thereof including but not limited to changing one letter in a word for using symbols instead of letters) in the thread title. It is permitted in the thread body, but please refrain from using excessive profanity dammit.
  • No BOMBING forums or threads with pointless posts.
  • No SHOUTING (Posting in all capital letters) It's hard to read and just plain rude and annoying.
  • Do not post PERSONAL INFORMATION (i.e. addresses, phone numbers, passwords, personal identification numbers, images) or any other information considered private without the express permission of the individual. You must respect the privacy of other members.
  • Do not IMPERSONATE other individuals or falsely represent yourself.
  • POST to the forum that is most appropriate for the topic being presented. Threads incorrectly placed will be moved or locked.
  • Do not post MATERIAL where you do not have permission to distribute it electronically or otherwise. This includes posting images directly from a website (Bandwidth Theft) Images are to be hosted personally or by a third party host.
  • Observe all COPYRIGHT LAWS, TOS's and NDA's when posting copyrighted material. If the material belongs to someone else, credit the original author. Do not post messages that violate Federal, State, or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
  • No BUYING, TRADING, or SELLING anywhere with the exception of the For Sale / Trade forum. The FS/T forum has its own set of specific rules and has a required 100 post minimum to participate. WARNING: Do not spam the forums to reach the required minimum, your posts will be deleted or your account banned. Please read their rules before posting in that forum. No PRICE CHECKS OR FEELERS allowed. 502ss is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any loss due to any sale or exchange of any item in the For Sale / Trade forum.
  • Posting is to be in ENGLISH only. Non-English posts will be locked or removed.
  • ADVERTISING, site pimping, contests or any type of business promotion is not permitted. Soliciting for fraternal organizations, humanitarian causes or personal rewards is prohibited unless approved prior to posting.
  • Do not abuse BB CODE. It is provided as a benefit to you and its usage can be revoked.
  • Each 502ss member is limited to one ACCOUNT/ALIAS, unless otherwise authorized by a Hard|Forum Administrator. Protect your password and your account. You are responsible for your account regardless of compromised or stolen passwords.
  • Thread NECRO-ING is not allowed unless specific to the old thread and necessary. Mods will determine what is necro-ing and what is not.
  • Use of SPECIAL CHARACTERS that break with traditional English and cause graphical anomalies will be grounds for an immediate permanent ban.
  • All avatars & Signature images must be SAFE FOR WORK!
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