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The moderators of Iowa Shooters reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread, and/or ban or restrict any member for any reason.
Personal attacks: This is a forum of and for adults. Personal attacks and throwing insults at other members is not acceptable. Everyone also has access to the "edit" and "delete" functions for their own posts, so losing your temper is not an excuse.
Common Courtesy: Is expected of everyone. This is a very general rule but one that any adult shouldn't have trouble following. As a rule if you wouldn't say something to someone's face, then you should think twice before saying to them it over the Internet. Remember that everyone places different values on things and what's small and insignificant to you might be a big deal to another member.
Illegal Activity: No threads or posts discussing how to violate laws.
Racially offensive material: Racially offensive postings or material are not welcome and will get you banned quickly. This is a diverse forum of people from many different ethnicities, all of whom are welcome here. Diversity is welcome at Iowa Shooters. If you don't like that, then please find somewhere else to go.
Use of the private messaging system: Use of the PM system to circumvent the rules will not be tolerated, especially when it comes to the buying and selling of items.
Threats: Threatening another member in any way will get you banned in very short order. This is a local forum and many of us run into one another in the real world (so think twice before your gorilla mouth overdrafts your parakeet ***). This category not only includes physical threats but also threatening someone's job or carry status, etc. because you disagree with them or don't like them.
Copyright violations: Cutting and pasting any external article content is not permitted. If you care about the forum please don't do it. We can't afford to get shut down over a needless lawsuit and these legal firms are getting more aggressive about coming after site owners. So when you want to reference an article, you may post:
1)A link to the article.
2)The title of the article.
3)A brief summation in your own words of the article.
That is it. Nothing more. As in nothing, nada, zero. No first sentence clipped out, nothing. Violating this policy will draw infractions and/or banning regardless of who you are.
Classified Ad Rules: IAshooters.org strives to provide its members with a community oriented forum where members participate in more than online discussions. One of the most highly used features of the forum is the classified section where members in good standing can advertise their firearms, firearms related items and the occasional unrelated item for free.
To be considered "in good standing" we have implemented what is referred to as "The 50 Post Rule." Members wishing to sell an item on IAshooters.org are required to participate in the online discussions and become a contributing member of the community. After a member has contributed 50 posts, they may offer to sell items on the IAshooters.org free classified service. "Spamming" of the forum will result in a members post count being reset to ZERO. A second infraction will result in termination of the member's free account.
In an effort to give all users the most equitable use of the classifieds section, users are limited to no more than 5 open ads. The administration reserves the right to remove ads that exceed the 5 ad limit with no warning or explanation.
Users are required to use the default setting of "3 weeks" for their ads so that every person using the classifieds has an equal chance of their ad being rotated to the top. It is no longer permissible to select short durations and re-list the ad in order to move your ad to the top. Violators will have their ads closed.
Anyone repeatedly abusing the free service provided by the classifieds is at risk of losing that privilege permanently.
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