The NEW SEAT Forum Rules As Of 26/09/2007

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The NEW SEAT Forum Rules As Of 26/09/2007

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:29 am

Registration to this forum is free but we do insist that you abide by the rules and policies that are detailed below. With the use of the forum you accept that you have read, understood and agree to abide by the forum rules. Please be aware that the rules are subject to change at the discretion of the SEATForum.net Administrator to ensure the smooth running of the forum. It is in your interest to check the rules on a regular basis to ensure you understand them.

Considering the real-time nature of this forum, it is sometimes impossible for Admin to review all messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not constantly monitor the contents of posted messages and are not responsible for any messages posted. SEATForum.net do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of SEATForum.net or any entity associated with SEATForum.net. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact [email]([email protected])[/email]. Admin/Moderators have the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if determined that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this Forum, Private Messaging or any other service connected with the forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or deflamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violate any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by SEATForum.net.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless SEATForum.net, vBulletin (the makers of the bulletin board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

We at this discussion forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

A valid email address is required for registration so that your password can be re-sent to you should you forget yours. This has also been done to prevent and safeguard SEATForum.net from random attacks and people looking to cause problems and spam these forums. SEATForum.net does *NOT* sell or distribute your email address to any third parties. The option to have your email address visible on these forums is controlled and determined by settings in your profile which you control. If you feel uncomfortable submitting your email address, you can go to a number of free email services on the Internet to get a second email address for the purposes of registering on bulletin boards like this one. For more information on our Privacy Statement, please see below.
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Forum Rules - Behaviour Policy

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:33 am

It is hard to cover every single item that could happen on a forum and we know that 99% of people follow rules and use common sense.

Below are the reasons that you could be moderated or even have your account suspended on SEATforum.net:

These rules are not to be questioned by a member and the Forum Administrator or Forum Moderators decision is final. If you have a complaint about a Forum Moderator or Forum Administrator then please send an email to ([email protected])

The forum behaviour policy covers the forum, private messaging facility and any email accounts belonging to SEATforum.net

* No profanity in subject lines or signatures.
* No spamming or commercial solicitation of any kind.
* No abuse of other members to incite or perpetuate a conflict or argument.
* No bombing forums or threads with pointless posts.
* No linking or posting of pornographic or objectionable material.
* Do not impersonate other individuals or falsely represent yourself.
* Do not discuss, suggest, engage, or encourage any illegal activity on the forums. Linking to locations that deal with any such activity is also forbidden.
* Posting under secondary usernames or alias user names other than your main account for the purpose of arguing, degrading or belittling other readers is grounds for having your posting privileges revoked.
* You must have a valid e-mail account in your profile so you can be reached by a forum moderator or administrator. Failure will result in your account being removed.
* Try to post to the forum that is most appropriate for the topic being presented.
* Refrain from using profanity or cr3ative spell1ng to get around the censor filters.
* Respect the privacy of other members and individuals. Do not post personal information about them (i.e. addresses, phone numbers, passwords, etc.)
* No buying, selling, or trading anywhere outside of the Classified Section.
* Observe all copyright laws when posting copyrighted material.
* Do not post messages that violate any laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
* No abusive or slanderous comments against people, individuals or companies.
* No posts of a sexual, lewd, explicit or gratuitous nature
* No posts regarding child abuse or pornography whether direct or indirect.
* No hijacking posts with unrelated comments.
* No racial or religious attacks

If Admin/Moderators find occurences of the above on the forum then they have the right to delete, edit or move the offending material at their discretion.
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Forum Rules - Moderating

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:34 am

Failure to abide by the rules and conditions of SEATForum.net may result in different causes of action.

This includes the removal of the offending post, thread, image, avatar or signature.

If a problem persists an Admin/Moderator will issue you with a warning.

If this is not complied with or you cause a serious problem you will be removed from the forum.

The Admin/Moderators decisions are final to ensure the smooth running of the forum, and that the above conditions are complied with by you, the forum user.

They are here to ensure the forum is suitable for all users and to make sure that it is kept safe from any actions resulting from unsuitable postings.

The Admin/Moderators have the right to edit or remove any materials as they see fit. These rules apply to all section of the forums. It is at the Admin/Moderators discretion whether to inform the original poster for the editing or removal of any thread.

There is a function for you to report any posts that as a user you see unfit. Your report will be dealt with by a member of the Admin/Moderator team.

This forum is primarily designed to be a source of information for people interested in the SEAT brand.

All users should use it in accordance with rules. We reserve the right to delete any item posted on here that may not be suitable for the forum. Any posts/threads or users contravening these rules may be moderated at the discretion of the Moderating team.

Moderators complete a thankless task and abuse of any Moderator will not be tolerated. If you are asked to edit or change something and have been given a reason then please carry this out, if you have been warned or have broken a rule then this will be explained to you by a Moderator and is not there to be questioned.

The moderator’s decision is final. Please accept their decisions. If you have a problem with this, feel unfairly treated/ warned or banned please email ([email protected])
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Forum Rules - Avatars

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:36 am

To place an avatar on your profile you will need to go to your User CP which is at the top left hand side of the forum and on the left hand side you will see Edit Avatar.

Avatars are the small pictures that you will see on the left hand side when a member posts on the forum.

You can either enter a URL or you can upload from your own PC.

The current rules for avatars are as follows:

Maximum size of 150x150 pixels and 25kB.

The server will not allow you to upload anything but what is stated above, it may however re-size the avatar for you.

The following avatars are not allowed on this forum:

1. Anything of a pornographic or sexual nature.
2. Anything of a racist nature.
3. Any form of commercial advertisment.

Moderators will check all of the avatars on this forum and will remove any that are found to be in breach of the rules without notification.
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Forum Rules - Attachments And Pictures

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:38 am

Due to the amount of server space we have for this forum we have had to change how we allow attachments and pictures for all users.

The maximum size of a picture must not exceed 640x480 pixels and a file size of 100kbs.

They will have to be hosted by a third party hosting service such as:

http://www.photobucket.com

or you can find numerous hosts via the undermentioned link

http://www.free-webhosts.com/free-image-hosting.php

We advise that you blank off your number plate otherwise this could lead to your car being cloned. SEATForum.net will not accept any responsibility for cars being cloned from this site.

Please be aware that when you place a picture on this forum it has to be free of any copyright restrictions.

Any images that SEATForum.net use are with the permission of the owner including any SEAT UK press images, SEAT Sport images, Cupra Championship images and BTCC images.

Any images placed on here become the property of SEATForum.net.

Any images that are found to break any forum rules will be removed without notification and you will be warned, if you are a persistent offender you will then be removed from the forum.
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Forum Rules - Site Sponsors

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:41 am

The site has a number of sponsors that help keep the forum running and are here to provide a service to the membership in between running a business.

In the past we have seen people make demands of companies and whinge when they have not received a reply within ten minutes of posting and this will not be tolerated.

If you would like a part or to buy something from one of the site sponsors, please place your request in the relevant section and wait for it to be replied to.

Please note that some of the companies do not come onto the forum all day and some maybe only once a day and if you have not been replied to, please use the contact details and do what we all used to and that is to pick up the phone and ask or drop an email to them.

Anyone found to be abusing site sponsors including what could be considered slanderous comments will have the post removed and could be banned without notice.

If you have a complaint or are not satisifed with the company, please take it to the company direct and do not use this forum for your own political devices such as slagging off a competitor to make another company look good.
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Forum Rules - Swearing

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:43 am

This is a forum that can be viewed by children and other people that do not want to see the swearing that seems to have become a culture on certain forums nowadays.

We have a responsibility to make sure that this forum does not have swearing on it and therefore there is a built in swear filter that censors most of the words that we consider swearing.

When you have used a word that is in the swear filter it will appear as follows ****

Please do not try and by-pass the swear filter by replacing it with other words such as c%ap or [email protected] etc etc as Moderators will edit your post and either remove the word or ****** it
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Forum Rules - Privacy Statement

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:45 am

The SEATForum.net does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging a user's Internet Protocol (or IP) address and session information such as the duration of their visit, the type of browser and platform which they use.

This information is recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide anonymous statistics which the SEATForum.net uses to evaluate use of the site.
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Forum Rules - Slander/Abuse

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:46 am

Abusive or slanderous postings against people, individuals or companies are forbidden.

If you have problems with an individual, company or team leader, then before posting your views on here your first port of call is to make contact with the said person or people, giving them a chance to settle the matter.

If this action fails then please make Admin aware of the situation at [email]([email protected])[/email], and take the correct actions and contact trading standards.

The site can be held legally responsible for any views or postings on this site.

As a registered user you agree not to post slanderous allegations or views against people / persons on this site. SEATForum.net reserves the right to remove any such post without giving a reason.

The same applies to admin and moderators. They are here to make sure the forum runs smoothly and must be treated with respect.
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Forum Rules - Signatures

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:47 am

Forum Signatures are space that is located below your posts.

You will see members who have text, links and pictures in the signature.

To edit your signature all you need to do is to go into your User CP which is at the top left hand side of the forum and on the left hand side you will see Edit Signature.

The following rules apply:

Forum Member - 5 lines of forum size fixed text with a maximum of 100 characters. Images are restricted to 450 x 90 pixels in a jpeg format and with a maximum file size of 40kb. They are to be linked to a third party host.

Signatures are not to be used for the following:

1. Commercial advertisments or links (anything that makes money)
2. Advertisment or links to pornographic sites
3. Advertisment of any other websites or clubs except SEAT Car Club.

The only members that are allowed to have commercial links are Forum Advertisers or Forum Sponsors and these will be recognisable by having these words under their username.

Signatures are not to be used to promote your own personal website or to help get your own club up and running or to make money from the use thereof.

Admin/Moderators will check all of the signatures on this forum and will remove any that are found to be in breach of the rules without notification.
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Forum Rules - Commercial Posts/SPAM

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:50 am

This forum has strict rules about commercial posts or posts that would appear to be spamming.

The forum has sponsors that have paid to be on this site and therefore they need to be protected and this means that companies or individuals that do not have permission to have commercial posts or signatures will have the posts or signatures deleted and will be banned from the forum without notification.

A commercial post is one that is linked to a website or company that sells an item or items and spamming is where a person has made numerous posts around the forum that are the same.

For instance an individual selling 30 turbo's would be seen as commercial posts unless we all just happened to have 30 turbo's in our back garden.

Also, trying to get your new club or website off the ground would be considered as spamming and equally using the PM system to invite more than one person to your site because its better.

Please do not try and manipulate the system as moderators will pick it up and you will be removed immediatly.

If you wish to advertise on the site please send an email to

[email]([email protected])[/email]
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Forum Rules - Advertising Websites

Postby Admin on Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:09 pm

Members are not allowed to advertise ANY websites in signatures or avatars

BUT

There is one place that you can place a URL to your website and that is

In your user control panel, you will see a space to enter a URL.

Any commercial URL's found will be deleted.
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