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Forum Posting Rules... applies to ALL sub-forums. NEW MEMBERS PLEASE READ FIRST!!!

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Old 05-15-2003, 02:53 PM
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The members of 1911 Forum should be proud that for the most part we are a clean speaking and orderly group. Discussions here seldom degenerate into the vicious name calling, and use of vulgarities, which one finds as commonplace on some other talk boards.

We also consider this to be a family-friendly forum. Content that includes vulgar language, rascist or insensitive remarks, or images that are distasteful or are in any way sexually suggestive in manner will not not allowed, and will be promptly deleted. This is a gun discussion forum, let's keep it that way.

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Old 06-21-2003, 03:48 AM
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Firearm WTS/WTB/WTT threads not allowed

The number of threads have increased recently that are borderline firearms for sale, and will not be tolerated in this forum.

If you state that you are "thinking" about selling a gun - that is a for sale ad.

If you state that you have two guns, and "one of them has to go, help me decide" - that is a gun for sale ad.

If you state "I wonder what this gun is worth if I were to sell it" - that is a gun for sale.

If you state "I have a gun for sale on ebay" - that is a gun for sale.

If you are not sure if your post is against forum rules, check with any Staff member BEFORE you post.

Deliberately posting a firearm for sale, or trying to skirt the rules with creative language will result in immediate termination of your membership.

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Old 02-07-2004, 07:59 PM
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Duplicate threads and cross-posting

Place your thread in the proper forum, and do not just use this General Gun forum as a dumping ground. If you scroll down the listings you'll see that there are subheadings under each forum's title which describe what subjects it is for. We are getting tired of moving threads that obviously belong somewhere else (ie: Kimbers, ammo, holsters, rifles, etc.). If you post here on one of those subjects, and can't find your thread when you come back to check on it, please check the forum(s) dedicated to the subject. That's probably where it will be, assuming it wasn't deleted. Also, please do not create duplicates of topics already actively being discussed. Add your comments to the existing running thread.

On the same subject, we only allow topics to be placed in only one sub-forum at a time. Additionally, cross-posting the same topic into multiple sections of the forums is expressly not allowed. Duplicate threads will be deleted immediately and repeat offenders may be disciplined.

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Old 03-19-2006, 04:46 PM
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Regarding lazy or illegible posts

We strongly discourage lazy posting habits such as poor grammar and lack of punctuation. There are a lot of members here who seem to be treating our forum like it's Facebook or Reddit. When you type in all capitals, no capitals, no punctuation, no periods, refuse to check spelling, and speak in unintelligible gibberish, don't expect other members to try to decipher what you're trying to say. If you expect anybody to take the time to actually read your post, then PLEASE take enough time to write it properly. This isn't grammar school, but it sure isn't a teenage chat room either. I might also mention that poor grammar also makes us all appear very uninformed and uneducated to the anti-gunners, as well as to any average person doing research on firearms that happens to come across our website.

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Old 04-03-2006, 01:06 AM
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Please be careful not to reply to threads that are more than a few months old. We've been seeing a lot of people reply to threads that were last active several years ago, for example. One member even once replied to a thread and asked the original poster a question, not realizing he had been dead for over a year. PLEASE check the posting dates of the thread in question before you think of writing a reply. Original thread starters posting a follow-up are of course welcome to do so.

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Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.

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Also, the moderators may remove or lock any thread or post that they feel isn't appropriate for this forum. This includes but is not limited to controversial topics, excessively negative discussions, immature or adolescent-sounding posts, and seemingly nonsensical content.

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Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.

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It has been decided that from this point on threads dedicated to fighting "zombies" and other fanciful scenarios will not be allowed, with limited exception during the final weeks of October celebrating Halloween.

The 1911 Forum staff also reserves the right to close or delete threads related to "end of the world as we know it" scenarios as well if they go beyond our guidelines of being a family-friendly forum.

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Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:28 PM
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Brand bashing

Enough is enough, folks. This is the General Gun Discussion section:

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There are also specific sections for rifles/shotguns, revolvers, Browning Hi-Power, and .22 Rimfire, while all other non-1911 firearm types can go here. With that in mind, negative talk or brand-bashing will NOT BE TOLERATED. If somebody begins talking about Glocks and you absolutely loathe them, then refrain from joining in the discussion. Members with a tendency to bash certain brands just because they don't like them will be identified as trolls and permanently banned from this site.
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Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:27 PM
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We need to start enforcing the rule about using only the default text size and fonts in your posts. When you make your posts with extra-large, bold, colored, or different-font text you make it look like you're shouting above everyone else, and on top of that it can be very hard or even distracting to read. Same goes for the use of all caps, i.e. TALKING LIKE THIS. Please stay with using default settings unless you have a need to emphasize something. Thanks for your understanding.

BTW signatures are exempt, as long as they're not too overboard.
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Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.

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Old 06-15-2017, 12:36 PM
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Dear fellow forum members,

The 1911 Forum Staff has decided that we need to enact a new rule regarding members providing links to their own YouTube videos, Facebook pages, blogs, and other personal websites. Some people are abusing their free use of this forum by using it only to promote their own videos and websites. Therefore we are going to treat this just like the use of our Classified section. You must be a member with 45 or more constructive posts (i.e., not ones saying "+1" or "me too") and be an active, participating member who posts such links only on an occasional basis, such as an average of 10% or less of the time. If you spam us with posts just to get to 45 posts or if you post links as often as you contribute to discussion elsewhere you'll simply be banned without warning and your posts removed.

By the way if you have a personal YouTube Channel or Facebook page you are allowed to include a link in your signature line. We invite members to share their videos and such with us, but please this is a free forum and we don't appreciate people abusing the privilege just so they can make more money off their own websites. Thanks for your understanding.

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3. Images that are copyrighted yet are being posted here without the author's permission.

4. Those containing captions incorporating foul language.

In addition, when posting a photo please keep the image size at a reasonable level, preferably no larger than 1024x768. Any larger and it upsets the formatting of the thread, as well as being hard on those without fast Internet connections.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to PM any of the administrators. Thanks!
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Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.

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Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.

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Just a reminder that threads or posts involving items for sale or trade may ONLY be posted in the Classifieds section of this forum. Also, nobody is allowed to post items for sale until they have reached at least 45 constructive posts (not "me too" or "+1" posts). Deliberately padding your post count or firing off a bunch of junk posts just so you can use the Classifieds section, or posting a WTS thread in another sub-forum in a deliberate attempt to circumvent the rules will result in immediate termination of your user account.
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Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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