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Welcome! These forums are here for anyone to post on. We do not limit registration to anyone nor do you need to own a Chrysler/Dodge LX/LY/LC vehicle to join. We hope you find this website and its forum an informational and enjoyable place to visit.
Our forum is considered to be a "self policed" forum. That is to say, our staff is instructed to only moderate when required and react to issues, rather than seek them out. In exchange for this light handed approach, we need to trust our members to govern themselves, and use the "Report Post" feature when they find something that violates our rules or general "family friendly" environment.
These rules are to be seen as general governing principals and you need to understand that the specific language is unimportant. Alan Greenspan put it best when he said "Rules cannot take the place of character." The following outline is just that; it outlines and embodies the character of the environment we wish to enjoy with our fellow enthusiasts.
We choose staff members very carefully, selecting those individuals we believe understand the "spirit" and character of our community. We trust these folks to make decisions and judgment calls that always keep within that spirit. In other words, read these rules to get a feel of how we run this place and do your best to keep within that feel. If a staffer contacts you in regards to these rules and guidelines, always remember they do so in order to keep this place within those guidelines and that their judgment is to be respected as such.
If a member is found to have deliberately broken one of the following rules or guidelines, then a staff member may issue a warning or an infraction, depending on the violation.
- Avoid personal attacks and be respectful of our members. If you don't agree with what someone posted, debate their post... not the person that posted it. "Flaming" in any form is strictly prohibited. "Derailing" someone's thread for the purposes of negatively affecting it is strictly prohibited. And if someone does chose to disrespect, flame or derail, anyone who responds in kind is just as guilty. Bottom line is respect each other, and each others posts. If you don't like what someone posted, figure out how to say so without disrespecting them, flaming them, or derailing their post. If you can't do so, use the Report Post feature and let the staff handle it, or simply move on to the next post. But no matter what, do not contribute to the problem.
- Expressions of hatred based on race/ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and/or religion are strictly prohibited. Any such expressions, whether directed at another person or at a group in general, may be grounds for immediate banning. Seriously, don't even think about going there.
- Adult material will not be allowed in any way, shape, or form. Ask yourself before posting or picking that avatar or that signature, "would I want to explain this to my 6 year old neice?" If the answer is no, don't do it. Other likely examples include videos of people and/or animals being hurt or killed, as well as illegal activities.
- No Duplicate Threads. Pick the one and only one best place for your thread or announcement to be seen by the world. If we see a topic plastered all over the place the staff member who has to clean it all up will be very cranky.
- Politics in any form are prohibited. There are thousands of political places to visit on the web. This ain't one of them. Our members come here to talk cars and the community that surrounds them, not to put up with "your" political propaganda.
- Religion in any form is prohibited. Religion is a volatile subject and not welcome here. You can be true to yourself and your beliefs without the need for religious expression. Please do so when you're here! The exception to this rule, which is subject to staff approval, is your avatar or username. These things are expressions of your personality and some leeway is allowed.
- No un-authorized advertisements. If you post something for sale, and you are not a Supporting Vendor, that something may not be related to your source of income in any way. Got parts you're not using for sale? No problem! Do you sell these parts or services and make money on them as a matter of course? Big problem! Make sure you're a Supporting Vendor before mentioning them here (this includes - but is not limited to - direct posts that may or may not include links or pictures, avatars, quotes and/or signatures that advertise). We charge Supporting Vendors for the privilege of advertising here. You don't get to take for free what they pay for.
- No one may solicit users for any purpose external to the forum. Our member base is not a resource to be "mined". Ignore this rule and you may find yourself banned without warning.
- Privacy of your fellow member is paramount. Posting any personal information of another member will not be tolerated. In addition, impersonation or misrepresenting yourself will also not be tolerated. Any private information posted by a member about another will be edited or deleted. Any member that misrepresents themselves may find themselves banned without warning.
- Multiple accounts are not allowed. Get caught with more than one account and all accounts will be banned, and you will be reported to your ISP as harassing our site.
- Linking to any file/program/software that could harm a persons computer if prohibited. This includes “crash me” sites.
- Do not post about any street racing or illegal driving. LXForums/Modern Mopar Muscle in no way supports street racing or racing in an unsafe and illegal manner. Discussions that involve any such law breaking are not welcome or permitted here. Obey your local traffic laws and satisfy your need for speed at the track only!
- Your signature must conform! (see signature section below). The staff reserves the right to enforce this rule as loosely or as tightly as they see fit for the moment. Don't overdo an oversized signature.
- Embedded vs Linked Content. All rules regarding content apply to anything you directly embed in your post AS WELL AS anything you link too. Posting a link to rule breaking content is the same as showing it directly in your post. Either way, you're breaking the rules.
- If you post it, the world owns it. Any material entered by any member on LXForums/Modern Mopar Muscle is considered as being available on public domain and should be treated as such. No material entered by any member is to be considered representative of LXForums/Modern Mopar Muscle, its staff or its data providers. In other words, you are posting at your own risk. As such; all material entered and/or submitted to LXForums/Modern Mopar Muscle database are considered property of LXForums/Modern Mopar Muscle, its community and the world in general.
- Any thread that has been closed or moved to The Abyss is not up for review. Restarting a closed or Abyssed thread will earn the restarter an infraction. If you have a question, bring the issue up with a member of the staff privately.
Vendors may make posts in already-existing threads where they feel a product they sell will be well-received by the members reading the thread (subject to forum moderation if deemed necessary).
Vendors may post sales threads in their vendor area or in the Vendor Aisle, but not both; like all members, vendors are also subject to the general rule of a single post per topic. Sales threads may not be posted outside of these areas.
What is a sales thread?
- If the thread is substantially about something you are selling, its a sales thread.
- If it is substantially about something you plan to sell, it is a sales thread.
Why Do We Do It Like This?Vendors are protected under the same rules that apply to the general membership (see above). We do, however, encourage discussion and debate over vendor products and services. Vendors are allowed to engage in this debate but the topics need to remain focused on the products/services.
We are the largest community of LX owners on the web. As such, advertisers want to be here in large numbers. Furthermore, our members value the quality of their experience here and feel that quality would be diminished if they had to wade through advertising to get to the information they are expressly seeking. LXForums is different from other forums in this regard and members like it that way.
This does not mean that advertisers are unseen. Advertisers may comment on their own products as they see fit in threads all over the forum. That means participating in the dialogue, where your products may help with the issue under discussion and you explain how and why. Be advised though that blindly advertising -- talking at people as opposed to talking with them -- could be considered an intrusion into their conversation at best, or spam at worst. bottom line: Be a part of the community and not a billboard.
No matter where your posts are, they still go onto the New Posts screen, which is the single most-visited screen on this site. People *will* see what you have to offer. If they do not respond its probably not because they haven't seen the thread. You are allowed to 'bump' a thread once in a 24-hour period, assuming no one has posted into your thread in the last 24 hours.
Vendors are welcomed as contributing members of the community. However the realities of this medium and competition creates conflict between competitors. As a result, vendors are held to a more restrictive standard with regard to their freedom to comment on other vendors or other vendors' products. In short: say nothing negative about any other Supporting Vendor or their products. "say nothing" includes innuendo, smarty-pants remarks, surprisingly catastrophic test results, poisoned cigars or any other creative tactic that the creator thinks is too clever or subtle to be caught onto by the staff. Here again the spirit of the law is what matters, and final judgment is left to the staff as to violating content and the sanctions that may be imposed. Additionally, ordinary members who choose to engage in conduct that is deemed so extreme that they are a vendor's proxy combatant -- be it out of enthusiasm for a vendor's cause, or any other reason -- can result in those members being treated as vendors under these guidelines.
LXForums reserves the right to reject a vendor's application for Supporting Vendor status, or to terminate an existing Supporting Vendor for any reason.
How Do The Staff Do Their Jobs?
These forums are managed on the basis of moderators having discretionary authority to make decisions as circumstances require. While this gives them considerable authority, they make it a point to be transparent to the membership and consistent in their attitudes and decisions. Furthermore, when new things necessitate changes in standard general practices, they will try to ease the affected parties into the change as gently as possible without penalty during the learning process.
This is not the forum where you should be looking for a "show-me-the-rule" discussion to have any rightful place. This forum does not work that way. The staff is far more concerned with maintaining the spirit of the community rather than the letter of any law. If any member chooses not to live within that broad spectrum, it is the staff's job to first remind -- either publicly, privately or both at the the staffer's discretion -- and guide them back onto an acceptable path. If transgressions continue, moderators and admins will usually graduate first to formal warnings, followed by formal infractions which increase in severity. Again at the discretion of the staff. However, should a moderator or administrator decide to go straight to severe sanctions and skip the intermediate steps, that is also a reserved prerogative.
Decisions taken by staff members are often group decisions. Remember there is an entire forum here that is invisible to all but the staff here. Very often, when a situation presents itself that situation will be discussed in a roundtable before action is taken.
Private messages to staff members about staff issues, the business of this forum, infractions received etc. are subject to review by the entire staff. Oftentimes a member brings up an issue where the situation will be better resolved if everyone gets a chance to go over it as a group.
Buy / Sell Rules
- Signatures are allowed on the forum, however they must be reasonable in size and content (HTML is not allowed)
- Absolutely no pornography or bad language are allowed in your signature
- Signature pictures are limited to 500(W) X 120(H). An example of that size is below:
- You are allowed 5 lines of text if you do not have a signature picture, 3 lines of text if you do have a picture
- Advertising of any form is not allowed in your signature unless you are a Supporting Vendor. Due to Supporting Vendors conducting business on the forums, we do make allowances for larger signatures to assist in advertising. Though we still ask that they remain reasonable.
- If you want more info then your signature can fit, simply make a post about your car and link to it in your signature! That way you can fit all the information about your mods and your car as you want
- If your signature is too big, a member of the staff will PM you informing you to edit it to fit the requirements. If you do not edit your signature in a reasonable amount of time (or your signature is so ridiculously large that we aren't waiting) it will be edited by the staff.
- Be clear in your thread title if you are selling a part or looking for a part. (ie. WTB= "Wanting to Buy" )
- Be descriptive. Take lots of pictures (if possible). Most importantly, post a price! Nothing more frustrating then having a part up for sale that you want to buy and the poster left no price.
- Advise how to get in touch with you. If you don't visit the forum very often, leave an email address.
- When you have finally sold your part, please post that you have done so! The preferable way would be to edit your original post to reflect the status of the item for sale. (This goes for price changes as well)
- After you have completed a transaction with another member, leave feedback for them! How to leave feedback for a buyer/seller.
- Do not "crap" on sell or swap threads to indicate your unhappiness with some aspect of them. While everyone has a right to their own opinion, you do not have the right to spoil someone else's sale thread. Start a new thread and your voice can be heard there.
- "Thread Crapping" in Buy/Sell threads is likely to draw an infraction.