VISION & RULES STATEMENT

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    VISION & RULES STATEMENT

    Post by Admin on Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:28 pm

    OEF/OIF is a forum/group originally formed in January of 2010 for the express purpose of being a place where collectors from around the world can come post photos & engage in civil discussions about their collections. OEF/OIF is a sister forum to IACMC that was formed in 2008.

    We KNOW there are quite a few forums/groups out there on the internet, and many of us belong to many of them. HOWEVER, we saw the need to have a somewhat comprehensive site for specific wars/conflicts to go hand in hand with our main forum.

    FEATURES:


    So PLEASE join us...it's free & share your knowledge & photos of you collections with us. We are here to learn & grow from each other and look forward to creating friendships that will last a lifetime & beyond. And the BEST PART...It only takes a min to register.

    DISCLAIMER:
    RULES,REGULATIONS & RESTRICTIONS:

    Please take some time to thoroughly review the rules & regulations of the OEF/OIF forum. We expect ALL members; including the moderating staff & administration, to adhere to the following set of guidelines. The guidelines are posted for a reason. The reason is simple, it is so that ALL members & guests can be AWARE of what IS allowed & what's NOT in the OEF/OIF. By joing The OEF/OIF you agree to follow the rules & guidelines as set forth below. (NOTE: the administration reserves the right to modify rules at any given time with or without notice. ALL members WILL be notified in the FORUM NEWS & INFORMATION section if a rule is added or modified.)

    First & foremost...The OEF/OIF & its Administration ARE NOT responsible for any photos, posts, discussion topics, views, emails, personal messages or chat that are posted by our membership & staff. OEF/OIF takes a NEUTRAL stand as far as Politics & Religion go. By registering and posting in the forums of OEF/OIF, you agree that OEF/OIF, it's administration, staff & members ARE NOT & WILL NOT be held responsible for any photos, posts, discussion topics, views, emails, personal messages or chat that are posted.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate any sexual/pornographic comments, pornographic links or photos.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate any advertising or advertising links. The exception to this rule is advertising for militaria related items which ARE ALLOWED in the appropriate section.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate trolling or soliciting. By trolling we mean coming into the forum with the sole purpose of posting controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT allow political discussion & topics.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT ALLOW discussion of religion & religious topics. The EXCEPTION to this is if it directly relates to militaria. THIS IS TO RESPECT OTHERS RELIGIOUS OR NON-RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

    OEF/OIF WILL ALLOW discussion of other forums as long as it is FACTUAL in nature. OEF/OIF WILL ALLOW for links to other forums to be posted in the appropriate section. We just ask that that negative comments be held to a minimum.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards ANY religion or one's religious beliefs.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards a person based on his or her gender.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards a person based on his or her sexual orientation.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards a person based on his or her race.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards ANY country, nation or principality.

    ANY COMMENTS, POSTS AND/OR TOPICS WHICH VIOLATE ANY OF THE ABOVE STANDARDS ARE SUBJECT TO BEING EDITED OR DELETED. THE MEMEBER MAKING THE COMMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO A WARNING WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF SUSPENSION OR BEING PERMANANTELY REMOVED FROM THE FORUM.

    OEF/OIF understands that inevitably ALL members will not agree on ALL topics & ideas ALL the time. There WILL be disagreements & tempers will flair. This is completely normal, it happens in marriages & relationships....so it will definately happen in forums as well. all OEF/OIF asks is that when disagreeing with someone or when correcting someones mistakes...please USE CAUTION and BE COURTEOUS. Also please show or provide links to backup your reasoning if it is available.

    We all know how it feels to be told "SORRY PAL...YOU ARE WRONG" or "THAT IS FAKE", it is NOT fun to hear...SO please keep in mind how you feel when told that....when correcting or disagreeing with someone else.

    IF OEF/OIF ADMINISTRATORS OR STAFF DETERMINE THAT THE COMMENTS, POSTS AND/OR TOPICS ARE GETTING OUT OF HAND OR ARE BECOMING TOO NEGATIVE OR OFFENSIVE, THE POST WILL BE LOCKED TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT delete posts off unless they violate any of the discrimination policies. We believe that the posts should stand as reference, whether good, bad or ugly and even if they get hostile. If a topic is LOCKED...then generally a reason will be posted in that topic explaining why.

    If any member believes a post to be inappropriate, please contact a member of administration, and appropriate action will be taken if necessary.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate PERSONAL INFORMATION such as address, phone numbers, etc. being displayed on the forum.
    ANY member caught doing this WILL BE permanently removed from the forum. The exceptions are if a member wishes to display or use his or her full name and/or your location.

    OEF/OIF WILL NOT tolerate ANY personal attacks or harassment by members on other members. We realize that some members have or will have issues with other members, be it from other forums, other's opinions, etc. OEF/OIF STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that those members IGNORE each other. ANY posts or comments that violate this rule WILL be subject to being edited or removed.

    OEF/OIF reserves the right to lock, delete or edit ANY post that we deem as necessary with or without reason & with or without notification.

    OEF/OIF reserves the right to remove ANY member from the forum that we deem as necessary with or without reason & with or without notification.

    OEF/OIF does not review the personal messages sent between members. BUT we do expect the same strict standards to be upheld when utilizing the message system. If any member receives a message that they feel to be inappropriate, please forward it to a member of administration, and appropriate action will be taken.

    OEF/OIF reserves the right to add to, edit or delete these rules at any time with or without reason & with or without notification as we see fit for the protection & benefit of the forum & it's members.

    BY posting on OEF/OIF, you allow OEF/OIF to use the postings & photographs on our site. If, for whatever reason, you leave the forum, the postings & photographs will NOT be removed.

    THE MARKETPLACE
    RULES, REGULATIONS & RESTRICTIONS:


    OEF/OIF WILL ALLOW the buying, selling & trading of militaria items within "THE MARKETPLACE" section.

    OEF/OIF WILL ALLOW the posting of "wanted" lists within "THE MARKETPLACE" section.

    OEF/OIF, its' administration & staff WILL NOT be held responsible for any claims made by the buyer or seller as to the originality of an item or items, or any other part of the transaction including but not limited to: the availability, financing & shipping of the item or items.

    OEF/OIF expects that BOTH buyer & seller COMPLETE the transaction if an agreement has been made between the two, and in a timely manner. OEF/OIF also expects that FACTUAL & HONEST feedback be left for each party in the "BUYER/SELLER/TRADER REPORT CARD" section.

    BY POSTING INSIDE OF THE MARKETPLACE AREA, MEMBERS AGREE TO THE ABOVE TERMS & CONDITIONS & ARE CONDUCTING BUSINESS AT THEIR OWN RISK.

    IN SHORT.....PLAY NICE, BE RESPECTFUL & THERE WON'T BE ANY PROBLEMS TO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT!!!!!

    THESE ARE THE RULES, REGULATIONS, RESTRICTIONS & GUIDELINES OF OEF/OIF. WE HAVE TO HAVE THEM TO KEEP THE FORUM FROM RUNNING AMOK & YES....THEY HAVE TO BE FAIRLY STRICT TO PROTECT THE MEMBERSHIP. SO....IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THEM OR WISH TO FOLLOW THEM, BY ALL MEANS EITHER LEAVE OR DON'T SIGN UP!!!!! WE WON'T HOLD IT AGAINST YOU!!!!!

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    Re: VISION & RULES STATEMENT

    Post by nkomo on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:05 pm

    If you are rude to one of my Admin Moderators or Moderators, you will be BANNED. The Admin Mods and Mods spend a lot of their time on here working to provide a nice, positive atmosphere. I will not tolerate members being rude to them.

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