Posted: 4/6/2010 12:39:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2014 4:20:39 PM EDT by Forest]
AR15 DISCUSSIONS FORUM RULES
BEFORE POSTING IN THIS FORUM, PLEASE READ THE AR15 DISCUSSIONS FAQ. IT CONTAINS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION WHICH WILL HELP YOU AVOID ASKING QUESTIONS WHICH ARE ALREADY COVERED.
90+% of the time, the answers to your questions can be found in the FAQ entries, and folks have worked hard to compile this information for you. Also, scan the topics on the first couple of pages, because someone else might have had the same question recently, and the answer to your question may be in that earlier thread. Don't be surprised if your post ends up locked because you've asked a question which has been covered over and over again. If you've made an attempt to find the information but can't, then post away. Even if someone posts a question which might seem redundant to you, we will not tolerate people "stomping newbies." If you see someone who hasn't followed the guidelines and are tempted to respond with a personal attack, then just don't. Leave it be. You're going to attract negative attention from the moderators by doing so. If you feel compelled to respond, let it be a simple "This information is already covered in the FAQ/whatever. Please read the tack at the top of the page" and provide a link to the topic.
As always, don't forget the Four Rules for Handling Firearms
Finally - this is a TECHNICAL FORUM, not General Discussion. The management has set forth a higher standard to be upheld here than in GD. If the original post is questionable to you, IM one of the moderators and alert them. DO NOT troll other people's posts who annoy you. You're not doing anyone a favor and will probably get in trouble yourself. If you think someone is out of line use the "REPORT" button and let the mods handle it.
With these general rules out of the way, here are the rest of the rules; especially pay attention to the first three:
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- READ THE FAQ
- USE THE REPORT BUTTON: Be polite and act like an adult; this is not general discussion. If someone has made a foolish purchase or given foolish advice do not call them names or use profanity. Explain politely what you believe the problem is or contact a moderator or staff member. Similarly, if you think someone is shilling please contact a moderator and let us investigate.
- POST THREADS IN THE CORRECT SECTIONS. Please do not post threads about new assault weapon laws, movies or other items that are not related to the physical functioning of AR15s. Also don't ask about ammo, optics, and other topics which are covered by their own forum. The mods spend too much time with these distractions, and may lock a thread instead of moving it. IF A THREAD HAS BEEN MOVED, IT MAY NOT LEAVE A POINTER TO ITS NEW LOCATION. Click on the "My Topics" button to see the new location of your post.
- KEEP YOUR COMMENTS ON-TOPIC AND YOUR SMART-ALEC COMMENTS TO YOURSELF. The technical forums are for technical discussions, and posting stupid comments if you think someone else's comments are not up to your standards are a sure way to get you into trouble. Please do not post funny photoshops, cute pictures or internet "meme" in the technical sections. Please take up discussions about other firearms, such as pistols, shotguns etc being better than an AR15 for some task in the General Firearms section.
- Do NOT make claims or provide expertise regarding items you have no first hand experience with.
- Do not make comments about other members lack of posts or time on the site. There are very experienced military personnel and law enforcement officers who only post here once in awhile. If you think someone is making false statements about their experience or background please contact a moderator. This has been a problem in the past and will be dealt with.
- If someone appears new or inexperienced, try to be helpful. If you are new or inexperienced in some area please avoid giving advice about something which you are not knowledgeable about.
- Please use thread titles that give some indication what the thread is about. For example if your new Hellblast light does not work try "Hellblast light broke" vs. "well this sucks" or "what do you think about this" Using generic thread titles will make it less likely that someone who is familiar with light (or whatever) will see thread, also the thread will not show up in SEARCH later when someone else encounters the same problem.
- If you have a problem with a product or dealer like shipping or delivery issues please post that in the Equipment Exchange Feedback Forum. If your thread does not relate to the physical functioning of an AR15, such as slow or fast shipping, you should be posting in EE feedback. Please knock off the whining in every thread where there is a question regarding a cosmetic flaw on a receiver etc whether you personally don't care if your new firearm has a cosmetic flaw isn't something you need to share over and over with an exasperated sigh.
- Dealers are not to make posts about products they sell. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO "INDUSTRY PARTNERS"; however Industry Partners are still required to obtain Staff permission when advertising in the AR15 technical sections (except for the New Products section). If you are buying products solely to resell them, or otherwise involved in regular business transactions, you are considered a dealer-this is not the sole definition of dealer. If you are unsure, ask. That you don't bother to pay income tax or sales tax doesn't mean that you are not a dealer. That you do not have a business license or insurance does not mean you are not a dealer. That you operate out of your house or garage and do not have a regular place of business does not mean you are not a dealer.
- Do not post links to 'deals'/'good buys'. Such deals should be posted in the General Discussion area for Firearm Deals/Promotions, Non-Firearm Deals and Promotions, or Amazon Deals.
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