Here at AR15.COM, we constantly strive to make our discussion forums as fun and lively as possible while keeping an environment that is also professional and respectful of the fact that firearms enthusiasts are made up of all ages, religions, and ethnicities.
The following are an evolving series of rules for conduct in the forums. Those who choose to break these rules may be warned, have their account temporarily suspended, or be removed from this Website at the discretion of the Staff. Serious violations such as threats of violence or advocating illegal or criminal acts may result in legal action.
Situations which have are not covered in this Code of Conduct may arise and will be handled by Moderators and Staff who have been carefully chosen to treat such issues with fairness. The frequency of such situations will guide the Staff to make changes to this code of conduct as necessary.
Respect your fellow gun owners by not violating the following rules:
This includes your username, signature line, title and subject lines of threads.
Any images of violence which are extreme will be removed and may result in a warning or worse.
This includes information obtained through WHOIS searches,etc. Also sharing any image of another member or their family, that the member did not share on this site first is forbidden. The last section is meant to protect a member's photo hosting accounts.
You have the right to disagree, but please do so in a respectful manner. This rule also includes posting disparaging remarks about a member's family.
More specifically creating topics and or replies meant to disrupt the Site's day to day management, disrupt member's resources, or the ability of the Site to function normally. This can include but is not limited to posting overly large photos or .gif files, excessive emoticons, or the use of repetitive or overly long text strings. It can also be the posting of threads or replies, in which it appears that the sole purpose is to provoke other members, or to damage the image and/or reputation of the site.
While it may seem to be funny, the "spamming" of the community in this manner results in problems for users and management. (Multiple topics on important issues or discussions are acceptable, this only applies to topics which waste resources for no other reason except personal enjoyment or humor.)
If you wish to share an article from another site, it's important that you attribute a link to the original site. We will initially issue warnings, but repeat violations will result in your removal from the site. While not a requirement, it is considered a courtesy that you only post a small excerpt of the original article here.
The Tech Forums (AR-15, AK-47, Handgun, Armory, Training, Outdoors) are more "formal" and actions permitted in the General Discussion forums aren not permitted there. These forums are to share information and as a result, trolling, heated arguments, insulting others, etc will not be ignored.
The following is meant to help highlight, or clarify some rules that are not specifically spelled out within the CoC. These are in no way meant to be a final list. The Site reserves the right to alter, or add to this list at any time. We may also address any issue that is considered to be disruptive to the site or the membership, even if not specifically spelled out in either the CoC or the Addendum Page.