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Old 10-29-2009, 08:30 AM
GhostInTheMachine GhostInTheMachine is offline
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Default Rules/Guidelines

FORUM Mission Statement:

It is my goal that the CMP Forum continues to stand out as a unique and friendly family orientated site for CMP enthusiasts. It is a site that is friendly, clean and unique, and is focused on CMP-associated activities and firearms. That policy is reflected in the site content.

Forum Rules:

Respect other members
Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. You have the right to disagree with that opinion. You do not have the right to be rude, vulgar, or disrespectful in expressing your opposition. Flaming will not be tolerated!

No harassment
Absolutely no tolerance. If any moderator receives a report of harassment that can be validated through our online logs, the user can face being permanently banned, ISP notified of internet mis-usage and possible police action based on severity.

Keep it clean
When posting please avoid using excessive vulgarity. Many people read the boards while at work or at home with young eyes present. Posts with excessive language used will be edited or deleted at the discretion of the mods/admins. Questionable images and threads (bloody, nude, racist ect..) are not acceptable and will be deleted. Pornography is strictly prohibited!! Even those classy "babe" photos can be considered an inappropriate image the post will be deleted.

Make your comments count
If you have something to say, make an effort of communicating it intelligently. Don't have anything worth while contributing? Don't say anything. Let’s keep the "junk posts to a minimum"

No Spamming / Advertising
Please do not post the same question across multiple forums. The best way to get the answers you are searching for is to post a clear single question in the appropriate forum and be patient, Replies will come. If you are in a hurry for a particular answer try using the search button or reading through replies to similar questions. It may just contain the information that you need. Any members advertising their wares on the site without expressed permission will get banned. Personal items for sale in the classifieds are ok as long as the meet the criteria laid out in the site rules.

Copy Written Material
The site will not host or allow the posting of copy-written/patented materials such as books, music, movies, etc.

Disallowed specific topics
We're all about freedom of speech, however there are some topics that don't belong here, such as:

Police/military bashing/slander.
Breaking the law.
No satanic threads/links etc.
Any form or racism PERIOD.

Avatars are turned off. We realize this is an option in the users control panel. But our server hosts those images. The more “junk” we hold on the server the slower it is. Let’s keep the forum quick.

Short and sweet please.

Marketplace/Classified Ads Posting Rules:

Vendors (or people selling quantities of the same item) must first contact the Administration (members: GhostInTheMachine). The forum Marketplace is for the convenience of individual members and is not intended to support users primarily interested in generating profits/income, or in furtherance of a business. Those members who demonstrate such an inclination, to include, but not limited to continually reselling recent CMP acquisitions at a marked up price will face losing their posting privileges and/or removal. We understand that some may not be satisfied with a luck of the draw purchase and it's ok to find someone interested in purchasing it here, whether in whole or as parts, but this should be the exception and not the norm.

Posts will be deleted at the discretion of the moderators.
There is tendency to post negative replies when someone lists an item for sale that others consider "overpriced". Negative comments will not be tolerated. To put it simply: If you don't have anything directly related to the purchase or sale of an item, keep it to yourself.

Omission of information is also known as fraud.
Example: If you are selling a rifle stock that has a 9 inch crack in it you need to disclose that information to the buyer. Do not tell the buyer that the stock has "light scratches" only.
If it’s determined that you defraud a member by failing to disclose crucial facts about your items, your access to this section will be restricted and you may be banned from the forum.

Use this section at your own risk.
There are a lot of scams out there so take precautions in your business ventures. The Civilian Marksmanship Program WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSSES AS A RESULT OF USING THIS SECTION. As a suggestion: sellers should consider using delivery confirmation to avoid conflicts from buyers; saying they never received the products. Buyers, get to know the seller a little before you blindly send cash. If something does not seem right; it probably isn't. If something seems too good to be true; it probably is.

Respect fellow members
This section is a great place to support/help out fellow members attain their shooting and/or collecting goals, and occasionally make new friends. Please be respectful to your fellow members. Maybe try selling here to a member instead of eBay and save them a buck or two. Users who are found to be using the Marketplace primarily to generate profits/income, or in furtherance of a business without prior approval are liable to lose their privilege to post in the Marketplace and/or be banned from the forum.
If you have any questions, problems or concerns feel free to contact an Admin. (GhostInTheMachine)

PLEASE try to go back and mark SOLD when the item sells.
This will help eliminate the old threads coming back up, as well as help those looking for specific items.

Lastly, don't forget the Buyer/Seller Feedback forum. Be sure to express a good or bad experience with your buyer or seller, and let others know what to expect. Also be sure to check there and the iTrader feedback list for a member's information if you are concerned BEFORE you buy.

1. Describe your item in the title.
2. Post a price, easy to find, not just lost in the paragraph of description.
3. Give ALL details. i.e color, size, year, make, model, etc
5. Put "For Sale" in the title of For Sale items, put "WTB" for items you Want To Buy.
6. List shipping, pick-up or delivery options for the buyer.
7. Be sure to add "SOLD" one the items are sold.

Moderation Rules:

1. All spammers get banned instantly and permanently.
2. Inappropriate or out of hand threads shall be closed with or without reason posted for the closure or deleted at the discretion of the Mods/Admins.

Rules Enforcement:

1. If you cannot follow the rules set forth, your posts may be deleted, removed, or edited by the Moderators.

2. If you repeatedly do not follow the rules set forth, you will be banned from this section or from the CMP-Forum for any length of time from 2 days to permanently, at the discretion of the Moderators.

NOTE: These rules can change at any time. Administrators and Moderators have the right to make any decision that fits the website and its users.

The opinions and posts on this site do not necessarily reflect those of The Civilian Marksmanship Program.
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