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The Z Club NZ online forum is a place for all who love Z cars to share knowledge and experience. Community forums are at their best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you conduct yourself in a civilized manner when participating in these forums.
The guidelines and rules listed below explain what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other community members as well as what remedies the moderators will take to correct problems. Note that the following guidelines are not exhaustive, and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. As such, the forum moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate.
Your access to these forums is a “privilege,” and not a “right” (this include financial members) The Z Club reserves the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines. We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis. The action we take may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category.
Use of bad language is not permitted. This includes swear words, obscenity or vulgarity. Please try to find some other way to get your point across.
“Flame wars” and other such aggressive behavior serves no useful purpose. The club cannot tolerate any kind of personal attack be it harassment, defamation, religious, ethnic, sexual or otherwise.
Messages containing sexually oriented/violent/illegal dialogue, images, content, or links to these things will be immediately deleted. Messages with links to or suggesting illegal activity will also be deleted.
Posting or linking to any of these could result in a immediate ban.
Depending on the severity of a case, the moderators may take the following actions:
Modification or Deletion of posts, Notification posted "in thread", Warning emailed or PMd to user(s) involved.
More serious problems or second offense
Deletion of posts, Temporary ban of user(s), Notification posted "in thread", Warning emailed or PMd to user(s) involved.
Serious problem or continued offenses
Deletion of posts, Permanent ban of user(s), Notification posted "in thread", Warning emailed or PMd to user(s) involved.
Be respectful of all users at all times. This means please use etiquette and politeness. Treat people with kindness and respect.
Respect the forum staff. We provide a service in our free time to keep the forums running efficiently. We will occasionally ask for input, but in some cases we will not, please respect our decisions.
If a post or thread contains spam (unsolicited advertising) it will be removed and the poster may be banned. Active users in good standing are allowed to have links to personal sites in their signatures, in their profile, and may post them in threads on occasion (just not often, please) as long as the content of those links does not include abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-orientated material.
If you have found a post that you feel is inappropriate or that violates the forum code of conduct, please contact a moderator. Do not attempt to moderate discussions or correct other users yourself, you may make the situation worse.