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As a member of The Aerodrome Forum, you agree to the following rules.

General Rules

  • While debating and discussing an issue is fine, we do not permit rudeness, profanity (or attempts to bypass profanity filters), insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decisions are final in these matters.
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  • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
  • All posts will be in English. Messages containing non-English text must also include an English translation of the text.
  • Posts arguing about forum policies or rules are not allowed.
  • Posts criticizing or discussing moderator actions are also not allowed
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  • Becoming a member of The Aerodrome Forum is a privilege, not a right. We reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates these forum rules.

Advertising Services and Solicitation

Members will not post threads or send private messages or emails to other members that advertise or solicit any products, services, funds or donations. Explicit advertising and soliciting in signatures is also prohibited.

Links in signatures must follow these guidelines

  • A link and/or promotional text for a non-commercial site that does not offer product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate The Aerodrome Forum's community standards. The Aerodrome Forum administrators and moderators shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)
  • Duplicate links to the same URL in a signature are not allowed.
  • All signatures must be in English

Avatars

  • Animated avatars are not allowed.
  • Avatars that may be confused with official staff avatars are not allowed.

Signature Size Limits

All signatures must meet the following standards:

  • You may not have both text and images in your signature
  • For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 90 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
  • Do not use images with large text to bypass the previous item
  • For images in signatures: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and 20k in size
  • Animated images in a signature are not allowed

We also have some rules that apply for certain forums

Off Topic forum

The Off Topic forum is where members can gather to chat about almost anything. If you have a question that doesn't fit into any other forum, this is the place to discuss it.

Moderation

Although the administrators and moderators of The Aerodrome Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review each and every message. A message posted here expresses only the views of its author and not the owners of The Aerodrome Forum. The owners of The Aerodrome Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any message and/or thread for any reason.

Staff Disputes

Any disputes with the administrators or moderators of The Aerodrome Forum will be handled in private through the Private Message System.

Addendum

The Aerodrome Forum administrators reserve the right to update and/or modify these rules as necessary to ensure the smooth operation of this online community.



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