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« on: April 12, 2010, 10:14:53 pm »
Mission Statement of

We The Armed was founded as an expression of the things we hold dear:  Our Families, Our Homes, Our Countries, and Our Freedom.  We believe in the right to live as free men and women through the practice of self-direction and self-governance.  We The Armed are dedicated wholly and without reservation to the existence and expansion of freedom and justice worldwide.

Forum Rules

  • Members are expected to maintain a level of maturity.  We care not about your physical age.  What we DO care about is how you conduct yourself.  We are not your parents or mentors.  Any member requiring “parenting” will simply be invited to go elsewhere (i.e. banned).
  • We advocate nothing illegal.  Any post violating this rule will be summarily DELETED without further discussion.
  • Personal attacks will not be tolerated.  Any thread in which a personal attack is mounted will be summarily LOCKED without further discussion.
  • Circular debates and/or discussions that have devolved into uselessness will be LOCKED.
  • While conversation is allowed to wander to a small degree, thread derailment will not be tolerated.  The last post in a given thread should be easily connected to the first.  Threads that have been derailed or that have wandered too far off-topic will be LOCKED.
  • We do not oppose the use of strong language, including the use of swear words.  We are adults AND should be able to use words properly, regardless of the word in question.  As such, uses of colorful language must be…
    • Within context (i.e. used properly)
    • NOT gratuitous
    • NOT in poor taste.
  • We use a word filter to censor George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words"Let this filter do its job!  Those making active attempts to evade this censor will have their posts edited and will be dealt with.
  • Images and/or other content that is considered not safe for work or is family unfriendly must be hidden via the use of a “spoiler” tag with adequate pre-warning given.  Pornography is absolutely forbidden.
  • Advertising or selling done for a commercial venture is generally forbidden.  The Buy/Sell/Trade area of the forum is for non-commercial buying, selling and trading among members of the forum.  For those wanting to promote their business or sell items commercially, does offer paid sponsorships.  Please contact Steve Ting for details if interested.

    NOTE that we do occasionally allow very well established members to casually post info about their business or one-off items for sale in our Buy/Sell/Trade area, but only very infrequently and only with Staff approval.  Regular and repeated advertising and posting for profit is never allowed without becoming a forum sponsor.  If in doubt, ALWAYS ASK FIRST!

Rules Enforcement

Any member found to be violating the rules of the board will be dealt with in a manner deemed appropriate by the staff.  This can range from no action at all all the way up to a permanent ban.

Also understand that this is primarily a firearm forum.  In that vein, any violation that occurs in a gun-related thread will be considered far more harshly than one that occurs in a non-gun thread.

Threads in which a violation appears imminent MAY receive a moderator warning.  However, this is not a prerequisite for action.  Official actions in response to rules violations will be swift and can occur without issuance of a warning.

Lastly, know that we do not play lawyer games or stand down on technicalities.  Just because you may not have broken the strict letter of the law does not mean you have not broken the spirit of it.  Any member that is regularly troublesome, rules infractions or not, will simply be banned and forgotten.  We don’t appreciate Internet drama and will not indulge such.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2011, 03:15:40 pm by Thernlund »
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