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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:29 am    Post subject: Read This Before Posting Reply with quote

The aim of the shortscale.org forum is to provide information and encourage discussion on shortscale guitars, all things musical, and just about anything else in a way in which nearly anybody can participate. Most of the rules below are already included in the terms users must agree to in order to post in the forum at shortscale.org. However, these items have been outlined here as a matter of courtesy and clarification. As the site continues to grow, these regulations can be changed or added to at any time, so be sure to check back periodically for any additions or fine tuning. Content found to be in violation of any regulations of shortscale.org can be edited, moved, or deleted by the moderators at their discretion.

  • Posting of pornographic, gory, or otherwise offensive images/video/audio will not be accepted. Please keep the visual content of your posts to a "PG-13" level.

  • Many of our members also browse this forum from their places of work. As a courtesy to them, links to objectionable material (not to be confused with what is described above) must contain "Not Safe For Work" (NSFW) tags in them. If starting a topic of this nature, be sure to include "NSFW" in the title.

  • When starting a new topic, please make sure it is in the correct forum.

  • Fostering personal disputes is not the focus or intent of this community. We do not want to police nor be pestered by constant squabbles. While heated and intense discussions keep things lively, personal attacks and bickering (when continued beyond a few posts) need to be taken to private messages, email, or Gabbly. Basically, take that anywhere but here. Please, keep personal arguments from one thread/forum away from other threads/forums.

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  • Newcomers will be afforded the same respect and consideration current members receive.

  • To help with security and to eliminate confusion, alias accounts will be removed.

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  • Shortscale is welcoming to people of all creed, color, and preference. Attempts to undermine that, intentional or not, will be addressed directly.

  • Take caution when posting links advertising products. While we all can appreciate finding a good bargain, this practice can be and has been abused for the purpose of self promotion and profit. The only appropriate sections for said actions are Classifieds and Whore House which have minimum post limits for entry in order to discourage fraud and other predatory practices. Anyone suspected of using this site solely for self-promotion will have their posts deleted and their account banned until proven otherwise.

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    - Click the "URL" button once again
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    - When posted, your link will appear like this:

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Any member with a question regarding the nature or application of these rules, please feel free to contact any Administrator or Moderator. Thank you for your continued support!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current security features in place to limit the amount of spam will prevent members from changing their associated email address without automatic deactivation. To avoid this, please send an email or private message to any of the Administrators if you would like your profile updated with a new email address.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has come to our attention recently that members have been trading with new sign-ups who have not yet achieved the minimum 50-post requirement to enter the trade sections of ShortScale. While we don't have a feasible ability or even a desire to halt these transactions, understand the hard limit is enforced for everyone's protection from opportunists, scammers, and spammers. So while ShortScale.org does not endorse or otherwise vouch for any sales made by its members, these particular dealings will find the moderators and administrators even less sympathetic to results.

In addition, members suspected of intentionally running up their post counts in attempts to browse the restricted forums may have their posts removed or accounts deactivated without notice.
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