GUIDELINES & FAQ

BEFORE BROWSING OR CONSIDERING MEMBERSHIP IN THE RACING STUDEBAKERS FORUMS, PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW ALL HERE FIRST!!!
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GUIDELINES & FAQ

Post by Sonny » 02 Apr 2006, 19:33

As with any community, ours has a few guidelines

Commercial Entities: The submission of information in membership forms for, or use of membership for, or any post made for, the purpose of advertising of any product or service or website or company or entity ANYwhere on the Racing Studebakers website is not allowed without prior written permission from the Racing Studebakers webmaster, PERIOD, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Submitting commercial advertising information in a membership application or ANYwhere on the Racing Studebakers website, without prior written permission from the Racing Studebakers webmaster, is considered SPAMMING. Any forum post or any membership submission or registration with links to any advertising, website, product, service, company, entity, or any MSN/ICQ account or e-mail address that cannot be verified or any advertising comments/submission made ANYwhere on Racing Studebakers, not specifically endorsed or permitted by Racing Studebakers management in writing prior, will be deleted and that poster will added to the permanent ban list. In addition, formal complaints will be made to the respective ISP and to all applicable government regulatory agencies. All spammer information is automatically submitted for black listing with numerous, internet anti-spam organizations. The restrictions in this paragraph include all pre-selected signatures used in posts.

Therefore, unless you are submitting your own, verifiable, non-commercial, personal information that includes your own, non-commercial, personal website link, DO NOT SUBMIT ANY MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION unless you have already contacted the the Racing Studebakers webmaster by e-mail to get permission to submit an application and you have that written permission from the Racing Studebakers webmaster in your hand PRIOR to submitting any membership information/request!

Racing Studebakers spam policy is very simple... We believe that ALL legitimate internet service providers, website operators and users have the responsibility to pursue every spammer to the fullest extent of the law, period. Then, and ONLY then, can these slime-balls get what they truly deserve!!

NOTE: Anyone suspected of any of the above will be banned without question!

Racing Studebakers reserves the right to edit or remove any post or article or submission deemed to need editing or removal.

Avatars: Avatars are allowed for registered members.

Forum Search: Lots of topics have been discussed and answered. However, the list of subjects is very long and archiving the topics makes it harder to access them. So, if you're seeking information on a specific subject, it's easiest to find if you use the search feature provided.

General Post Etiquette: We wish to keep Racing Studebakers a friendly, politically neutral place. Please leave bad manners and politics at the door. The use of any type of discriminatory words or phrases is not allowed.

On all internet forums, typing in all capital letters, (caps), is considered "shouting", something which many internet users find quite rude. Please make sure that you do not type any post titles or your entire post using all capital letters.

Racing Team Membership: The guidelines for membership as a Racing Studebakers Racing Team are as follows...

You have an existing racing team with a Studebaker bodied vehicle and are already actively engaged in any organized racing venue. OR, you are actively engaged in building/preparing a Studebaker bodied vehicle to be fielded in any organized racing venue, in the very near future. The number of members in your team can be as few as one person or have many people, it doesn't matter. A team can be a private or professional effort.

If you would like to be officially recognized as a numbered Racing Studebakers Racing Team, please request membership via e-mail to the webmaster, webmaster@racingstudebakers.com. If qualified, your team gets a number, (in the order in which the request was received), and a team bio, as well as postings of all your accomplishments, updated team info, pictures, your racing schedule, etc., installed in the featured Team Studebaker section of the main Racing Studebakers website.

In addition, Team Studebaker membership gives you access to the private Team Studebaker section located on this forum as well as a free Racing Studebakers e-mail account, (if so desired). Your team will get Team Studebaker stickers with your team number, (suitable for your car and/or framing), along with any other stuff that we can beg, borrow or steal for all of our Studebaker racing teams. We also welcome, (always), ANY sponsorships, deals, stuff, etc., donated or provided for the teams. (hint-hint....)

Member Posting "Rank": Member posting rank is determined only by the number of posts contributed by a registered member. The number of posts that a member makes does not imply their level of expertise, (although Studebaker Racing Team Member rank could be considered "expert" as that member is actively engaged in racing/preparing their Studebaker). Racing Studebakers is proud of the fact that the forums have many fine experts in attendance, in all aspects of high performance Studebakering, no matter how many posts they have/have not contributed to the forums. The posting ranks are as follows;

Studebaker Racing Team Member: No minimum number of posts required for this rank. This person is actively racing/preparing their Studebaker and is a member of a "numbered" Racing Studebakers Racing Team.

Stock 6 cylinder Member: 0 to 19 posts

Stock V/8 Member: 20 to 59 posts

R1 Member: 60 to 99 posts

R2 Member: 100 to 199 posts

R3/R4 Member: 200 to 399 posts

R5 Member: 400 or more posts

Posting Pictures: Please consult the separate section outlining posting of pictures, links, etc., on the forums, located in a separate post in the Forum Guidelines & FAQ forum.

Support: If you have a problem, anywhere on the Racing Studebakers website, please contact us at webmaster@racingstudebakers.com. Please give us as much detail as possible. Some of the big, commercial sites can monitor their support requests 24/7, we can't. We can only promise that any problem will be addressed just as quickly as we can, usually within 24 hours.

ALSO, if any member has a specific problem using the forums OR suggestions concerning the forums, please post your questions, concerns or suggestions in the "General Topics For Members" forum. I'll address them ASAP. As always, you can PM or email to me as well.

Live Chat: Please join us every Monday night at 7:00 PM EST for LIVE chat! Get answers to your questions answered real-time. It's easy! Just go to, http://www.racingstudebakers.com/expert_chat.htm, register, (you MUST follow the instructions in the e-mail that you will receive when you register), then just "Log In", it's that simple! The chat site is great if you need a place to communicate in real-time, anytime, (it's actually open and available for your use 24/7). You can also make your own private "room" for private discussions, if you wish.
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