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Martin W

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« on: December 02, 2008, 08:20:54 PM »

The Spitfire Forums are the interactive message boards. The forums are free for everyone to use, everything you need to do is to register and enjoy  Cool.

Here are a few rules of conduct for everone's benefit.

General rules

Rule one of  every good community is: don't just read, post! If you have something to add, please do so!
It is the editor's intention for this forum to provide a platform for discussion and research about history of World War II in the air, the corresponding period in aviation history and aircraft technology of the 1930s and 1940s.

While the focus is intended to remain with British subjects, such as the Spitfire, Royal Air Force or the Battle of Britain, please feel free to explore other related subjects as well!

Posting messages

Registration is required in order to post messages of your own.

Try to make the topic subject line accurate and descriptive. Most people will decide what to read based only on the subject line.
Message content

Subject matters with no connection to the subject of this form are discouraged, except for the General Discussion area. Please respect that other users come to this place to talk aviation and get answers to their questions. 
It should be kind of obvious, but a reminder anyway: some subjects are not suitable here at all. Your views on politics, ideologies, society in general, ethnic groups, religions, nationalities, sex or other individuals are irrelevant here. Please keep them for yourself and remember that your best guide when posting here is common sense coupled with friendly attitude!
Offensive language is not welcome here. Unknowingly, some people tend to be less civil on the web than when talking face-to-face. You can avoid making somebody mad at you by using common sense when writing messages - try not to say anything you wouldn't want your mother/wife/children/friends to hear you say.
Another bit of wisdom is to be very careful about using words that might be taken as derogatory by any group of people. If you're offended by another poster's use of such a word, please give them the benefit of the doubt that they used the word without even realizing it could be offensive, and let them know via a polite email.
Bad  practices

Deliberate posting messages under someone else's account is strictly forbidden.
For the same reason, use of multiple accounts is forbidden.
Spamming is the obnoxious practice of sending the same message to randomly selected discussion forums not regularly visited by the sender. It is a very bad idea to spam. Spam messages will be removed.
Flaming is a ranting, personal attack on a person or thing. At this site it is a big no-no. Just don't do it.
Trolling refers to intentional posting of an obviously inflammatory message that dozens of others feel compelled to refute. Those messages are aimed at setting off a cascade of posts, clogging the news group with invective rather than useful information. Should the "troll" appear on the discussion forum, the best way to deal with it is to ignore it.
Messages in the form of “Check your e-mail (n/t)” on any forums are strongly discouraged and may be removed at the moderator's discretion.

All posts must comply with common local and international legislation, especially with regard to copyright.
For visitors contacting a third party using the functionality provided on the forums, including via e-mail or hyperlinks, the Spitfire Site accepts no responsibility for any actions taken by that third party in response to the visitor's communication or for any transactions entered into between the visitor and the relevant third party.
Although the moderators have better things to do, they have the right of  removing posts which according to their judgement do not comply to the netiquette rules. They also have the right to remove posts (or filter the language) that according to their judgement can be deemed offensive by other site visitors.
As managing publisher, the moderators also reserves the right to remove any post which presence on this site does not comply with the site's overall message or the good name of the Spitfire Site.
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