Jeff Head with the approval of other active SDF MODs and myself has streamed lined the rules of this forum..making them easier to read and understand. Great job Jeff! SINODEFENCE FORUM RULES OF BEHAVIOR Version 3.2, 08252015 INTRODUCTION: The Sinodefence (SD) Forum, as it's name implies, is principally about Chinese Defence forces. It also however includes forums/topics for all the World's military forces, World News, a Member's Club Room, and other forums/topics established for the discussion of other activities as established by the Forum Management Team. The SD Forum maintains a professional attitude and prides itself on providing an atmosphere that allows both younger individuals, and seasoned professionals to visit and discuss military and other topics rationally and with good will. We take pride in the forum we have established and the professionalism of it. The following Rules of Behavior have been established to maintain the decorum, professionalism, and reasoned atmosphere we expect at the SD Forum. All members, by accepting membership to the SD Forum, agree to be bound by these Rules of Behavior and are required to read and abide by them. SINODEFENCE FORUM RULES OF BEHAVIOR MODERATOR INSTRUCTIONS & INTERACTION: Moderators post BLUE, RED, or BROWN text as official instructions, edits, or input. These colors, including in bold, are for moderator use only. Do not quote or respond to moderator posts. If you have issue with one, PM that moderator, or another about it. Be advised: Moderators have a forum where actions are discussed. Follow moderator's instruction. Disobeying or ignoring moderator's instructions will lead to warnings or suspensions, including permanent suspensions. GENERAL RULES: All new members must read the forum rules and follow them. This is an English language forum. You may post in a any language, however provide an English translation for your post and any links posted. This is a military forum. Non-military topics belong in the provided off-topic forums. This is a professional forum. Do not make nonsensical claims or points. Moderators will remove them and ask you to stop. Stay on topic. Off-topic discussions, if they persist, will be moved or deleted. When posting a new topic, use the search function, and also look through earlier threads to ensure it is not a duplicate post. Only post pictures that are either on your server, or a common online server like flikr, etc. Also, very high res pictures (like anything over 2000 pix) should have a smaller version posted with a link to the high res. See how BD Popeye does it in the Daily US Naval Pictures thread in the Military Pictures Forum. Pictures over that simply take too long to load, slowing down everyone who visits this page. Such posts will be deleted. A maximum of 5 pictures are allowed in any one post. A maximum of three five picture posts will be allowed in sequence. Only post videos that are either on your server, or a common online video server like Youtube, News Service, etc. A maximum of 2 videos are allowed in any one post. Do not post multiple posts of two videos to get around this limit. Do not make one line posts. You will be warned if you persist in doing so. Multiple accounts are not permitted. If a thread is old, or closed, and if new material comes up, open a new thread under the same name but add a "II" or next available Roman Numeral to the thread title. DO NOT DO THE FOLLOWING: Post any personal attacks, political propaganda, or commercial advertisements better know as spam. Post any swearing, foul language (damn, hell & ass are permissible). Do not posts asterisks in place of the letters to try and get around this rule. Post Text message abbreviations such as U R, ppl..etc.. etc... or excessively use slang language. Post any comments would be offensive to any ethnic, racial or religious groups or government. For example, "Chinaman," and "Chicomm," are offensive to our Chinese members and not permitted. Post any comments that prompt anger or hatred between different countries or groups of people. This includes "Nationalistic chest thumping," "Country bashing," and any attempts to insult countries, governments, or people (particularly with insulting labels, like Nazis, etc.). Post or take part in meaningless arguments and inappropriate provocation of members. Post anything that the moderators/administrator regard as inappropriate. This includes "sexual comments," including idiotic & immature "she's hot" etc comments. Remain respectful to all women, military or otherwise. Post any article by someone else without comments of the poster and a link to it. You are responsible of the content of your links so do not post trash. Post anything (pictures or any plagiarism ) that violates an author's copyright. Always provide a source if quoting someone else. Post any purely political comments of any sort. Post any comparison threads. FORBIDDEN TOPICS: No "what if" discussion about war, particularly nuclear war, between China and other nations, or between any nations. No discussions that compare Indian defense against Chinese defense or India Vs China discussions. No discussion of revenge against any country for past actions that are now historical. IE. Mao and Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Russian Stalinist era, the Japanese atrocities in World War II, etc. No discussions regarding Tienanmen Square or the Tibet operations in the 1950s. No discussions promoting any Terrorist Organization or their ideologies. No discussion about, or photos or videos of, sexual themes, pornography, or nudity. No discussion regarding any commercial activity seeking the money or business of forum members. No discussion of purely political issues. WARNINGS AND BANNINGS: Members will receive warnings for minor infractions which will appear in the Banned/Public Warning list. After two warnings a member will receive a one week suspension. After a third warning a member will be banned for longer periods or may be banned permanently. A member may be banned at a moderators discretion for unspecified amounts of time or permanently without warnings issued for any major infraction. Super Moderators can ban members, and the banning will appear in the Public Banned/Warning list. Members shall not publicly call for the banning of any member.