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Forum Rules




OZFM is a place to hold civil discussions about the Forza Motorsport franchise, racing games, the Xbox platform, real-world cars, the automotive industry and the world of racing.

General Rules:
When posting to this forum, you will be subjected to the opinions of others from within the community. These opinions may oppose your own views, that being said we expect that all members will respect fellow members when responding. Heated debates on the forums are welcome, as long as they abide by the established guidelines. If an administrator or moderator sees that a thread or poster violates these guidelines, the thread may be closed or deleted, and posters may be permanently or temporarily banned from the forum. Please keep in mind that there is no tenure granted on this forum -- your post count, length of time as a member, member status/level or association with other members/mods/admin does not protect you from being banned.

Any form of online bullying will no be tolerated. Sure some people will ask some silly questions from time to time, but there's nothing to be gained from bringing them down. Do this and you shouldn't be surprised to get a permanent holiday from the forum.

Additionally, bans are not necessarily precipitated in their entirety by a single violative event. The sum of actions leading up to a member’s removal is taken into account, so what may appear to be a minor breach of conduct may actually be the final occurrence in a long string of offences.

Language:
You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use OZFM to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. Sexual, racial, or ethnic slurs will not be tolerated in any form and are bannable on the first offence. It is recommended that cursing be held to self-censorship, as it does not promote civil conversation. Foul language in the form of insults directed towards other forum members will result in a ban.
No posting in CAPS.
No unnecessary bad language.
No SMS/TXT type language. Typos are one thing, but you are expected to make an effort with your posting/spelling/grammar.

Trolling:
Trolling is considered to be the act of purposely being disingenuous to an active discussion. Negative commentary on given topics is by no means disallowed; however, such comments should attempt to be substantiated. No matter your supposed intent, if the forum administrators perceive you as a troll making unsubstantiated comments in an attempt to provoke the forum body, actions may be taken by the administrators.

Images:
Images of a sexual or profane nature are discouraged. Consider the site as a PG rated forum. Common sense and a "safe-for-work" rule should be the primary considerations. Also, spamming the forum with the same image is not allowed and is subject to banning.
Signature images should be no bigger than 640 pixels by 200 pixels.
Avatar images to contain no animations.

Legalities:
No links to warez sites, or any illegal material is allowed.
No selling of illegal items.

Spam:
Outside advertisements or solicitations promoted by posting messages, private messaging, or e-mailing users via OZFM is unacceptable and will be subject to banning. Examples include: pyramid schemes, your own website and business, etc.

Sorry if you don't agree with these rules, but that is the way it has to be. If you can stick to these rules then there is no reason why we can't get on with each other and have fun racing cars. After all, that is why we're here - right?
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