Below are some simple rules and guidelines that you are
required to know and obey as a member of MY350Z.COM Forums. We require these
rules for the security and status of the board and for your own safety. Your
cooperation with these rules will help us keep the board a fun place to visit.
Please visit us often as we enjoy your presence and input.
By viewing our forums you
have agreed to the following rules:
This or any "not work safe" material is strictly prohibited. Posting,
requesting, linking to, and/or trading of such will lead to being banned. There are also
borderline sites and/or pictures which we choose to ban; if you post one of these, the post will
be deleted, do not repeat or you will be banned. If you find a thread
that contains pornography, it should be reported to one of the moderators by
The forum has people from many walks of life. People's
religion, race, political beliefs, age, sexual preference, etc., vary immensely. Please be mature and
caring towards others. Offenders will receive one warning only and failure to
comply after that will result in being banned. If you have a personal
problem with someone on the forum resolve it by private messaging.
- NOT on this board or posting in the forum. MY350Z.COM will not tolerate abuse (e.g. racial slurs, etc.)
of another member.
3.) OTHER 350Z FORUMS/SITES
You are not allowed to post links to, pictures of, or advertisements for other 350Z forums or sites, unless the
topic on hand is related to the topic elsewhere, but you must link directly to
the topic, not the site itself. We pride ourselves on the information available
here and on our integrity. We will not be affiliated with any other forum which
may have lesser standings on rules and policies. If we
catch anyone spamming another site via PM or in the forums they will be banned.
Do not post your or others personal information (phone numbers) especially IP addresses. Apart from anything else, this is for board security
and your security. Of course this does not include posting your e-mail/homepage address.
5.) APPROPRIATE FORUMS
Please post your topics in the appropriate forums. This makes it easier for all
members as well as the forum staff. Failure to do so will results in warnings. Multiple warnings will cause banishment.
6.) FORUM SECURITY
Any attempt that is made to gain unauthorized access to our Gallery, database or
server will result in your IP address being automatically banned from the forum.
As will any attempt to brute force another Member/Moderator/Admin account. This
action will be taken immediately and is required for security purposes. We log
all IP addresses so can easily find out who is doing what and pass on these
details to the relevant authorities if necessary.
7.) SEARCH FUNCTION
Please use the search function before posting or
asking a question. It is a much more efficient and quicker way of getting your
question answered. Another reason is to reduce the amount of duplicate posts and
to conserve some server space.
8.) MEANINGLESS POSTS
Do not post any meaningless, roll call posts, or any posts that is a waste of server resources and bandwidth. They are not allowed and will result in your post count being set to zero and the possibility your account being
banned. Select forums (i.e. Anything Goes) and select threads may be alloted for "post whoring," but the posts from such threads will (and the threads themselves may) be purged from time to time.
9.) COMMERCIAL/PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
No commercial or promotional materials or links in posts and signatures. Any posts or signatures that can be competition of our
sponsors or MY350Z.COM, or obvious traffic stealing posts "may" be removed
without notice. Understand that we have sponsors paying money for advertising.
of other members will not be tolerated. Name calling, picking fights, etc. Do
not make posts that incite arguments, or any post that turns to arguments and
flame wars, etc. Posts of this nature will not be tolerated and can result in
the immediate closing or deletion or editing of the post and the banishment of
the posting members account. Any insults or harassments towards staff members, including board ownership (that is, Internet Brands aka IB), will result in instant banishment.
signature sizes down whether it be picture(s) or text. For pictures please keep
it below 50KB and at a reasonable resolution. Signatures load on every post, so
having a large one will take the page to load longer (especially for those on
dial-up). Do not place any advertisements in your signature unless you are an
approved sponsor. Any controversial signatures, whether graphical or text-based, may be removed by the MY350Z.COM Staff at the moderation board's discretion.
Polls older than
2 months old will be locked. The reason for this is to make space for newer
threads. Polls are bumped every time someone votes; that can cause it to stay on
the 1st page all the time.
13.) COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT & PAID SERVICE/SUBSCRIPTIONS
Do not post
anything "for sale" if it is not yours. Examples of such include videos, photographs,
literature, software, or anything subject to copyright laws. This includes requests and links to downloads of copyrighted material(s). Soliciting for paid services and subscriptions are also not allowed on this forum. For instance, Carfax requests are one such example that is not allowed here.
Do not post the
same or similar thread in multiple forums. This waste server space and is
ridiculous. Post your thread in one place only. It will be seen. Also please refrain from posts of a "spam" nature, e.g. posts for free iPods requiring other users to sign-up. Such threads/posts will be closed (or deleted) and the poster may be banned at a moderator's discretion.
When a post is
locked or deleted or when member account is suspended and/or banned, it is for a
justified reason. Do NOT make another post in continuation of the locked/deleted
posts or your account is subject to being banned. Do NOT make a new post
demanding explanation of why a post was locked or deleted. If you would like
explanation of a closed or deleted post, PM one of the moderators.
16.) PRIVATE CLASSIFIEDS
The "Private Classifieds" forum is for private sellers offering the sale of
individual items. It is NOT for any person, company or business of any size or
type (including salvage yards and used parts companies) to sell merchandise of
any retail nature or to make a profit. Any company attempting to sell multiple quantities of items or in a retail nature without being a sponsor of this site
is subject to being banned.
17.) BUYER BEWARE
can happen at any time. The owners and administrators of MY350Z.COM are not
responsible in any way and cannot guarantee the ability of a seller to complete
the transaction or the quality of the items. It is strongly recommended that you
use C.O.D. or an online escrow service. Always use common sense and do research
on the product and the seller before making any deal.
18.) GROUP BUYS
Members are to post what they would like a Group Buy on, and wait for a
sponsoring vendor to reply and set it up from there. If a vendor is willing to make a profit from
this site, they should be willing to step up and become a sponsor and give back
to the site that is helping them make the profit. Any post made containing
information on a Group Buy being handled by a company who is not a paying
advertiser of this site will be locked or deleted. Any company attempting to set
up or promote a Group Buy without being a sponsoring vendor is subject to
If you are, or do represent a business, and wish to purchase advertising space
on MY350Z.COM, please contact SPONSORSHIP for rate information. If it is
brought to our attention that you are a company or business using the MY350Z.COM
to promote your business or to sell or distribute products or a retail nature,
you will be subject to INSTANT banishment, whether it be through your username,
signature, postings, etc. .
20.) FORUM CONTENT/USE OF LANGUAGE
real-time nature of our forum, it is impossible for us to review messages or
confirm the validity of information posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the
accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for
the contents of any message. Discussions revolving graphically sexual situations, [promoted use of] drugs and/or drug paraphernalia, intended or executed criminal activity, etc. will be deleted from the forum and bans issued (where applicable), so please refrain from such content. Forum content also includes language. Although there is an automatic filter that censors inappropriate/profane language, intentional attempts to bypass this filter will result in one warning and then a ban (Anything Goes forum is exempt). The language filter is implemented for a purpose, thus it should not be intentionally circumvented. Please use common sense when posting pictures. Nudity, gore, violent acts (and results thereof) amongst other images are not allowed. Please note that this includes pictures in your avatar and/or signature. This is a public site, accessible by minors as well. So please keep all viewable pictures/avatars/signatures under the common PG rating. Offensive avatars / signatures may be reported to our staff, and removed at their discretion. Any violations noted here are subject to ban as per moderator discretion.
21.) WARNINGS & BANISHMENT
Warnings are issued for misbehaviors or for violations of the above TOU rules. These strikes carry on to all usernames of the same person.
Same goes for banishment; when a person is banned, all of their existing
usernames are banned as well. There are ways to track usernames of the same person.
22.) STREET RACING THREADS
Due to safety and legality concerns, street racing threads posted anywhere on this site are prohibited. Users that post street racing threads will be warned for the first infraction and then banned for any following infractions.
To ensure the safety for our members, only Premier Members are allowed to make threads requesting online contest votes, Facebook likes, Charity/cause donations, etc. Additionally, any thread requesting monetary donations of any type must be approved by the Mod/Admin team in advance. Any threads that do not adhere to this rule will be deleted, and the user will be infracted. Repeated infractions may result in banishment.
MY350Z.COM reserves the
right to change these rules at any time and the staff's word is final.
If you receive an e-mail/private message from a
"Moderator" addressing behavioral issues please don't take it as a personal
attack. The Staff of MY350Z.COM are here to assist with making this site run
smoothly and this means from time to time Staff may offer corrective suggestions
Rules as stated above apply to ALL
forums within the MY350Z.COM Forums community however, certain forums contain
rules in ADDITION to those set out above. You must also adhere to the individual
rules (if they exist) when you post in that particular forum. They will be found
directly below this announcement...
Please feel free to report any posts that you feel are in violation of the terms
set forth. Use the "Report this Post to a Moderator" method or
a moderator you see online. Either way is acceptable and appreciated.
In short, any unsuitable attitudes here lack in common
sense will be violation of the rules. Any violations could end up banning you
from this board and also from "the system"!!
Thank you very much for taking the time to read and familiarize yourself with
our forum rules, policies and guidelines. And thank you for your cooperation
regarding changes in the rules.
We understand that all Members
make up this Z community and we hope that by placing a few rules in effect that
we can continue to make an enjoyable MY350Z.COM experience.