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Mustang Evolution Community Rules

We are a community of individuals who share a common interest in Mustangs. Please think before you post and keep your comments limited to the topic at hand and above all be nice. If you come across any violations to these guidelines or have any problems navigating the site, do not hesitate to let us know and we'll be happy to address your concerns.

Be Courteous!
We aim to ensure that the forum is an enjoyable place that you want to visit time and time again. Please treat each other with respect just as you would on the road.
  • Our rules extend to all sections of the website including private messaging.
  • Personal attacks on others will not be tolerated. You may challenge others on their opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully. Excessive sarcasm, belligerence, insults, profanity, anger, offensive comments about race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and national origin, are not acceptable.
  • Do not post defamatory remarks or directly misleading information.
  • Stay on topic by keeping discussions relevant and on track.
  • Participants may not post or bump threads for any reason. Bumping is posting useless information, posting one-liners or any other action to deliberately keep a thread hot.
  • Do not take every opportunity to express your disagreement, incite argument, insult each other, or fan flames. Voice you opinion respectfully and then let it go.
  • Do not post the same discussion more than once or in more than one forum.
  • Posts containing rude, explicit, obscene or vulgar language or abbreviations, images or links to websites with adult content/images or punctuation marks designed to "trick" our obscenity filter may be removed, and you may be permanently banned at moderator discretion.
  • Public discussion about moderation or moderator decisions is not allowed. If a moderator deletes or edits one of your posts and you disagree with the action, contact the moderator concerned. Do not repost deleted material. You be banned immediately at moderator discretion.
  • NO SPAM! Our user base is not a resource to be "mined" by individuals, groups, or businesses, for profit or not for profit. Participants may not post affiliate links or links to direct others to any pages at their own commercial website or website in which they have a commercial interest.
  • Trolling and cyberstalking are NOT allowed and are grounds for immediate banishment. Trolling on this board includes posting controversial and often irrelevant or off-topic messages with the intention of (or anticipated result of) baiting other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal, harmonious on-topic discussion, especially when a pattern of such posting is apparent.
  • Classifieds are NOT to be used for off topic chatter or general discussions about a buyer or sellers ad, but are intended for posts directly related to questions about the item for sale or trade. Posts that are deemed chatter create unfair bumps, and will be removed. Continued responses by seller to such posts will cause the thread to be removed.
  • Fair Warning: Discussions about street racing or other types of illegal activity involving automobiles, public roads, or parking lots, as well as discussions about politics, religion and weaponry will be closed or removed. The participants will be issued appropriate infraction points and/or banned from MEVO at moderator discretion.
  • This forum is not a democracy; it is privately owned and we make the rules. If rules are violated we retain the right at our discretion to remove, edit or delete any posts or threads, and if necessary ban or remove members.
  • Any abuse, harassment or insubordination towards any staff member will not be tolerated. You will be permanently banned.
  • We take the "be nice" rule VERY seriously!
Posting Standards
  • Forum members should use the standard fonts available on the forum. The use of bold, large or colored fonts should be used sparingly. Posts containing inappropriate formatting will be removed or modified at our discretion; e.g. all caps or excessive color.
  • Posts and threads are to located in the appropriate topic area; moderators may move content that is inappropriately located.
  • E-mail and web address are not appropriate forum usernames.
  • Posts should be well formatted. Use paragraphs, punctuation, and capital letters appropriately. Excessive use of internet slang and texting shortcuts (b4, str8, etc) is not permitted. Posts with violations may be edited or deleted without notification.
  • The language of this forum is English. If you are not a native English speaker, do your best. We are glad to have you as a member and will be supportive and polite.
  • Do not post protected or copyrighted material. Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the member should not be posted on the discussion forums without the consent of the owner. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. You cannot legally post entire articles or news in the forum without permission from the copyright holder. Even if you attribute the article correctly its still copyright infringement. Under Fair Use provisions you can legally post a small abstract of an article - or perhaps the opening paragraph. In either case please post a link to source. The exception to this rule is press releases; they are meant for distribution and can be copied and posted in their entirety. If you are not sure if you can copy something then always err on the side of caution and simply post a link to the material.
Classifieds Use: Our classifieds system is offered as a benefit of membership, and no commercial sales are permitted. We expect ads placed to be related to the topic of this forum. Only members with 20 posts or more may post new ads. Members must continue to be active participants in other areas of the site-forums in order for their classified threads to remain.
  • Include the name of the item in the title of your post
  • Ads must include following information: A detailed description including year, model number, selling price or terms of sale, item location and shipping or delivery options and pictures of item.
  • EVERY For Sale ad must have at least one picture that includes the item displayed along with a piece of paper that includes your forum username and date clearly visible. Stock photos alone will not suffice. You must post a pic of the actual item.
  • Place only one ad per item - do not post or repost an ad in more than one section of the classifieds.
  • Links to Ebay, Craigslist, or other sites is not permitted within a classified ad.
  • Do not place posts disputing or questioning a price on an item listed by the OP of the classified ad; posting different prices from another source will be removed, unless provided by the OP of the ad.
  • Member signatures are NOT ALLOWED to contain or describe an item for sale.
  • Ads may be removed by our staff at any time for any reason.
Mustang Evolution Sponsors
To support our commitment to provide a member based Mustang resource community, Mustang Evolution accepts sponsorship and advertising from companies providing quality products and services. We value our site sponsors and the expertise and experience they bring to Mustang community.
  • Official Mustang Evolution Sponsors will be designated as Vendors and become part of our Vendor Group, enabling them to post in the Sponsors Spotlight. The Sponsors Spotlight is the only forum area specifically designed to post announcements about products and services. Sponsors are encouraged to answer member questions in regard to their products and may quote product prices and promote sales specials in this forum.
  • Sponsors may provide links to external content about their products.
  • Sponsors are encouraged to post and join in general forum conversations.
  • Official Sponsors may not solicit our membership or advertise in any other section of the forum except as specifically allowed in these policies or by prior arrangements. Sponsors may post information about their products and answer questions about their product posed by any party that requests the information.
  • Sponsors may offer information that points out the differences between their product and a competing product only if it serves to clarify an issue but may not post in a disparaging way about a competitors product.
  • Sponsors may have their business name incorporated into their signature block (may be a (1) link to website) and may include their business telephone number.
Commercial Members
Any member with an Mustang-related product, service or company, whether for profit or not for profit, may make a request to become a Commercial Member. Mustang Evolution does not discourage nor endorse any commercial entity and is not primarily intended for soliciting business by commercial entities (advertising). Commercial Members must adhere to all forum policies including the following which specifically pertain to Commercial Members:
  • Members with a commercial interest in participating in our community will be identified as commercial members at our discretion and may post in the Commercial classifieds section of the forum.
  • Commercial Members may place ads for services and products in the commercial classifieds forum but may not solicit our membership or advertise in any other area for the site or as specifically allowed in these policies or by prior arrangements. This includes: posting prices, directing members to phone for more info or directing members to any pages at their own commercial website or website in which they have a commercial interest in, including informational pages.
  • Commercial members will refrain from making direct, emotionally charged, posts to, or about competitors.
  • Commercial members may not post product comparisons.
  • Commercial posts must be related to the topic of this forum i.e. Mustangs and any posts that are deemed to be unsuitable will be removed.
  • Commercial members may not use any section of the forum except Commercial Classifieds to discuss their products or services unless answering a direct question and even in this case may not quote prices.
  • Commercial members may have their business name incorporated into their signature block (may be a (1) link to website). Commercial members may include their business telephone number within their profile (but not in their signature).

Dealer/Vendor and Customer Disputes
This forum is not intended to be a mechanism for people to vent frustrations about vendors or sales from private parties. Please settle your differences with the seller, manufacturer and dealer through other means, and not through our community.

About the First Amendment, censorship and your "right to free speech"
We believe in public freedom of speech but that right does not mean that others have to publish your speech. Mustang Evolution is privately owned and we require members to abide by our rules and by the decisions of our staff. If you post outside these guidelines your post may be edited or deleted - any law or constitutional right your country may have regarding freedom of speech does not apply to this site.

Site Management, Member Concerns & Account Closure
If we feel site rules are violated we may remove, edit or delete posts and if necessary ban or restrict account access. If a moderator deletes or edits one of your posts and you disagree with the action, contact the moderator concerned or any other member of our site team. Do not repost deleted material. This forum is largely self-policing, which means that moderators will respond and react to problems reported through the REPORT POST option on each post, or via PM. Do not hesitate to use these tools to report any problems regarding the forum.

Participants may only have one account. Moderators will ban all extraneous accounts, leaving only the original account active. Repeated creation of additional accounts will result in all accounts being banned/blocked.

We may remove accounts that have no posts. If the account has many posts, completely deleting the account can significantly disrupt thread continuity. In that event, we may (at our discretion) disable your account in some or all of the following ways: change the user name, remove signature content, subscriptions, avatar and identifying information or replace it with fictitious info. We may change account options to refuse contact and/or ban the account. Where communication features were used to share information with other individuals (e.g., sending a personal message to another Forum user) we generally cannot remove content.

Registering and participating at MustangEvolution.com constitutes an agreement to abide by the Terms of Use.
We reserve the right to modify these rules at any time without prior notice.
 
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