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Forum Rules - Everyone please read, especially new members. - Ron Ramirez - 04-13-2012 07:48 PM
The following are the rules for participation and posting on the Philco Phorum.
Revised December 23, 2012
I. Permitted and prohibited discussions.
A. The following types of discussions are not allowed in any part of the Phorum:
Spam is not tolerated here. On the first offense, your username, e-mail address, and IP address will be permanently banned from the Phorum, and the incident reported to your ISP.
One strike and you're out. Period.
B. Discussions which are permitted:
For now, I'll say any other discussions are fair game. Just keep it clean, and be kind one to another, OK? But let us please not let things get out of hand.
If a topic gets out of hand, it will be locked, and the offending party (or parties) will be notified via PM.
II. Multiple threads on the same subject not allowed.
When you start a thread, please keep the discussion within the same thread.
Example: "Philco 90 broken"
After you've started that thread, please do not start another thread on "Philco 90 bad resistor" if it is the same Philco 90 being discussed in the original thread. Give others a chance to respond to your questions rather than asking them again in a new thread - please be patient.
These sort of threads will be immediately deleted, to keep clutter to a minimum.
Please cooperate with me in keeping one thread in the same place rather than scattering it around.
III. "For Sale" ads
A. The first person to answer a "for sale" ad by posting "I'll take it" shall be the first in line for that item. Subsequent posters shall follow in order of their posting, should the first person in line decide not to take the item for whatever reason.
B. I cannot control ads which are placed on the Philco Phorum and on other radio forums at the same time. However, the original poster (OP) shall place a follow-up post to their Phorum ad when the item has been sold, whether it be as a result of an ad here on the Philco Phorum, or a similar or identical ad on another forum.
IV. You are encouraged to post, post, post!
A. Please feel free to interact with the folks here. Your posts, comments, questions, etc. are most welcome provided they do not violate any of the Phorum rules listed herein.
B. If you join the Philco Phorum and then do not make any posts, your membership will automatically be dropped after a certain period of time. This should not be construed as anything personal against you. It is done only to keep the database from becoming cluttered.
C. Likewise, if you only make a few posts and then refrain from posting, your membership will automatically be dropped after a certain period of time, for the same reasons as outlined above.
D. Should your membership be dropped and you then wish to participate again at a later date, feel free to reapply for membership. You are always welcome here.
So please...don't be shy...post away!
V. Sending people away from the Phorum.
A. People come here to receive assistance. We are a community dedicated to Philco and related subjects. If a discussion is started here or a question is asked that relates to Philco, please do not send them to some other forum. If you want to link to a specific resource or tutorial on outside forums, that is fine, but simply telling people "you should post over at..." or "have you tried over at..." is not appropriate. It can frustrate members looking for solutions and not more forums to post in.
B. This also applies to forums associated with vendors of various radio parts, tubes, services, etc. Referring people to the vendor website is perfectly acceptable, as is referring them to specific resources, threads or tutorials in their forums; but telling them simply to go post or search in some other forums is not. Please remember, at all times, that they came here for the answer.
VI. Should you experience any difficulty in using and/or posting to the Philco Phorum:
A. You agree to notify a member of management as soon as you experience difficulty. This is the only way in which problems can be solved.
B. How to notify a member of management:
Follow this link and you will see links to send an email or PM to a member of management.
C. Phorum problems and issues are not resolved by posting complaints on other radio forums. They can only be resolved by following the steps above - contact a member of management via email.
D. Complaints and/or negative comments about the Phorum or any Phorum member, administrator, or moderator posted by a Phorum member on the Phorum or on any other online forums is not considered acceptable behavior (see Part I-A above) and will not be tolerated.
VII. Failure to follow these rules may be considered grounds for suspension or banning, at the sole discretion of the Phorum management (the Site Administrator and/or the Moderators).
VIII. Your first post on the Philco Phorum indicates your acceptance of these rules.
The Philco Phorum Management