Below are some simple rules and guidelines that you are required to know and obey as a Member of "RidesChannel.com" Forums, Blogs, Videos, Commenting system and online community.
We require these rules for the security and status of the site and for your own safety. Your cooperation with these rules will help us keep the site a fun place to visit.
Please visit us often as we enjoy your presence and input.
Although the administrators and moderators of "Rides Channel" will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages.
All messages express the views of the author, and neither the Administrators of "Rides Channel", will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws. The owners of "Rides Channel" reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.
By viewing and participating in "RidesChannel.com" Forums, Blogs, Videos, Commenting system and online community 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 private messaging.
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. "Rides Channel" will not tolerate abuse (e.g. racial slurs, etc.) of another member.
You are not allowed to post links to, pictures of, or advertisements for other 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 allotted for "post whoring," but the posts from such threads will (and the threads themselves may) be purged from time to time.
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 "Rides Channel", or obvious traffic stealing posts "may" be removed without notice. Understand that we have sponsors paying money for advertising.
Any harassment 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.
Please keep 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 "Rides Channel" 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.
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.
SPAMMING / SPAM
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.
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.
Internet scams can happen at any time. The owners and administrators of "Rides Channel" 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.
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 banishment.
If you are, or do represent a business, and wish to purchase advertising space on "Rides Channel", please contact Dylan Finger at
for rate information. If it is brought to our attention that you are a company or business using the "Rides Channel" 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.
FORUM & COMMENTING CONTENT / USE OF LANGUAGE
Considering the real-time nature of our forum and commenting system, 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. 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.
WARNINGS & BANISHMENT
Warnings are issued for misbehaviors or for violations of the above 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.
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.
"Rides Channel" reserves the right to change these rules at any time and the staff's word is final.