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Marco Polo Owners Club (MPOC) – Forum Rules

No unsolicited advertisements or trade of any kind are allowed in any of the discussion forums.

It is permissible for a registered MPOC Forum Trader to respond to relevant and appropriate threads and in so doing, offer their own services

Access Rules:

· Please read the MPOC disclaimer and the MPOC forum rules carefully before accessing the MPOC forum.

· As a condition to and in consideration of receiving and accessing the MPOC forum, the User agrees to be bound by the terms of the MPOC forum rules.

· Use of or access to the MPOC forum constitutes acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the MPOC disclaimer and the MPOC forum Rules.

· Your continued access to the MPOC forum is conditional on your compliance with the rules of the MPOC Forum.

· If you participate in any of the MPOC forums you agree to be bound and abide by the rules of the MPOC forum:

· Infringement of the rules may lead to your membership rights being reduced, revoked or the termination of your account and the forfeit of any subscription paid.

Please avoid this situation and do not become embroiled in discourse of an abusive or unpleasant manner, let the forum administration and the moderation staff deal with such eventualities.


In all situations you have the right of appeal, to do so please contact us

If you have any questions about the MPOC disclaimer or the MPOC forum rules, please contact us.

Golden Rules

· Please post in the right forum!

· If you have a topic that doesn't fit into any of the forums, post in “General Light Hearted Discussion” which is a general discussion forum.

General Rules:

You must:

· Welcome new members to the Forum.

· Always treat fellow posters with respect and courtesy.

· Keep discussion on-topic: If there is no board where a subject belongs, post it in the "Pub" section or contact a moderator or administrator and ask where to post the thread.

· Keep any friendly rivalry just that, friendly

· Help us keep the forum friendly, welcoming and accessible to all ages by telling us if any posts contradict these rules –

· Let the forum management sort out problems, don’t allow yourself to be drawn into unpleasant exchanges.

· Get in touch if you have any concerns relating to the Forum or our moderation of same but respect that we may not always agree with you.

You may not:

· Swear or post ‘adult’ material – This Forum is read by all ages.

· Post sexually explicit material or any links whatsoever to same.

· Post images which could disturb or cause offence by way of an extreme nature (ie graphic wounds or injuries).

· Do not post insults aimed at individuals or organisations.

· Make derogatory comments against others, including slurs based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, or political affiliation. No personal threats or harassment.

· Name and Shame or make negative posts concerning companies, organisations or individuals.

· Post, link to or otherwise publish any Messages that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, indecent, infringe copyright or other rights of third parties or which contain any other form of illegal content.

· Disguise the origin of any Messages.

· Impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity.

· Post or transmit any Messages that contain software viruses, files or code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of MPOC Forum or any computer software or equipment.

· Collect or store other users' personal data.

· Restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Forums.

· Post deliberately provocative posts whose only purpose is to bait others with malicious intent.

Please Do Not:

· Conduct lengthy one to one chat type conversations, which have no relevance to the wider readership (use the PM system, email or MSN Messenger etc for chatting).

· Use the forum to promote your company or commercial website or products without first registering as a Trader.

· Post, link to or otherwise publish any Messages containing any form of advertising or promotion for goods and services or any chain Messages or "spam".

· Post, link to or otherwise publish any Messages with recommendations to buy or refrain from buying a particular product.

· Use irritating posting styles, including use of all caps and excessive punctuation.

Signatures and Avatars

Signatures may not contain images.
You are allowed no more than 2 lines of standard size 3 text (Slogan/catch phrase etc) one of which may be a link to your own personal website.

Avatars: may not contain any image unsuitable for viewing on a family forum.

Advertising a privately owned Marco Polo For Sale: Vans For Sale Forum within Classifieds

For details on how, and the criteria for posting a advertisement please see:

xxxxxx (to be revised)

Advertising a part for sale: Classified Forum

For details on how, and the criteria for posting a advertisement please see:

xxxxxx (to be revised)

Business & Advertising Rules:


Anyone in a Business, or persons with multiple items of the same type wishing to advertise on the MPOC Forum, needs to purchase a Trade Subscription. This will automatically grant permission to advertise in the MPOC Forums Trade & Business Forum.

This is a dedicated forum within the Classifieds Section for MPOC Forum Traders to advertise their products and services to the MPOC Forum users but it is also fully searchable by the wider public.

All members can view and reply to threads created by MPOC Forum Traders but they cannot create new threads.

This system has been created to allow members in the trade & business community to advertise their goods and services.

MPOC Forum Traders are now also permitted to advertise parts in the Parts For Sale forum. This is subject to a fair use policy with the intention of preventing the section becoming overloaded with parts from the same trader. If it appears as though too many parts are advertised for sale from one trader at any one time, posts may be deleted. Please exercise common sense in this area.

Any infringement of the advertising rules will lead to an infraction being given or the suspension of your account.

Enforcement of Rules

Administrators and Moderators monitor your compliance with these rules and dispense disciplinary action at their discretion!.

If you are found breaking any of the rules you may have your posts deleted, edited or moved (as appropriate). In addition, Your posting rights may be suspended or your account deleted: if the violation is serious enough or repeated after being warned.

If you find a post that breaks any of these rules, please either alert the administration & moderating staff by clicking on the Alert Moderator button contained within the post so the appropriate action can be taken.

And most importantly: Have Fun & Be Nice to one another
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