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following rules and disclaimers.
- Each individual
may set up one forum identity only.
- When registering on the forum, you will need to choose a username. Please
refrain from using anything that may be easily confused with other members
or people, for instance, Amateur Radio Callsigns (for example "G9XXX"
is no good, whereas "G9XXX Fred" is OK). Also do not include anything
that could be regarded as obscene or insulting.
- Usernames may contain letters, numbers, hyphens, underscores and spaces
only. Minimum and maximum username restrictions apply; currently minimum 7
characters and maximum 15 characters.
- During registration you will be required to enter your "location".
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Enter the nearest large town or city, or the county. If you are not in the
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to an equivalent level of accuracy as described above.
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this via PM, failure to do so will result in further action up to and including
a forum ban.
- You have the
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that you enable this option to reduce the risk of your email address being
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- The first few posts you make will not appear in the forum immediately. They will be queued for verification by a moderator before appearing. Once you have made a few acceptable posts this restriction will be removed, and your posts will then appear immediately. The moderators may reapply this restriction to any member on a temporary or permanent basis if they feel that posts by that member require this verification.
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and don't want to see the same message repeated.
- Please try to post your message in the right section. If you are not sure
which section to use, look at the messages already in the sections for guidance.
- When starting a new thread please use clear and meaningful subjects that
include the make and model of the set, if applicable.
- Ensure that any post is relevant to the title of the thread that it is posted
in and to the ongoing discussion within the thread. Off-topic posts are likely
to be deleted by moderators.
- If you start a new thread please don't bump it until at least 14 days have elapsed
after you last posted in it. "Bumping" is defined as posting in a thread purely to bring it closer to the
top of the "New Posts" list, as opposed to adding significant new information to the thread.
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should be kept to a minimum.
- This forum is primarily for the discussion of equipment that was manufactured
or originally sold in the UK. Discussion of non-UK equipment is welcome but
may be more appropriate to forums based in the relevant country. The moderators
may use their discretion to limit excessive discussion of non-UK equipment.
- Do not post or request service data in the forum which is available for sale at http://www.service-data.com.
The service data website funds this forum. Also do not post links to other
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regardless of the price charged at the other site/source. Also do not post
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for data. In situations like this you should simply state where the data may
be obtained. However you may post a small section from published data (such
as a section from a circuit diagram or other diagram) where appropriate to
illustrate or help with a discussion.
- This is a discussion
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should check back to read any replies. Requests for replies by other means will
be deleted. You must not include your email address, telephone number or other
contact details in your posts or signature.
and other on-line auctions etc.
references to eBay below also apply to other similar organisations.
- The word "eBay" can be used in these forums so long as you keep
within the rules. Don't disguise the word "eBay" by using expressions
such as "A well known auction site", "You know where",
"A place I mustn't mention", "ey"
and so on. If you do this it just looks like you've got something to hide.
Don't use derogatory terms such as "fleabay" either.
- Buying and selling are peripheral activities in these forums, so you may
not promote eBay auctions here. This applies to other seller's auctions as
well as your own. This means that you may not mention that an item is for
sale on eBay, or post a link to it. Neither can you seek to circumvent this
rule by posting something like "This set is too difficult for me to restore,
so I'm putting it on eBay" or "I sell these on eBay, my eBay ID
- You may not post links or references to items just because they interest
you, you think they may be of interest to other forum members, or you wish to make any comments about them. Posts such
as "I saw this on eBay, but can't afford it. Another forum member might
like to buy it" or "I intend to bid on this if somebody nearby can
pick it up for me and bring it to NVCF" are not allowed.
is one exception to the above rules. You may respond to a "Sets/Parts
Wanted" or "Information Wanted" post by mentioning an eBay
item or posting a link to it. This is on an "Information Only" basis
though, so don't discuss the item in follow up posts. Once again don't try
to circumvent the rules by posting a wanted ad and then responding to it by
saying "I've found this one on eBay", or by promoting your own auction.
discussion is allowed about the eBay company (including subsidiaries), the
eBay website, eBay auction items or eBay sellers. So don't start your Success
Story with something like "I bought this on eBay, the seller is a right
crook. He charged far too much for postage and the packing was lousy. He said
it was working, but it's missing half the parts."
about whether you need to use the word "eBay" at all. Are other
forum members really interested in where the item came from? Could you use
a PM rather than posting in the public forums? If in doubt don't use the word
"eBay" or seek advice from the moderators.
moderators will assess any references to eBay or items listed thereon, on
a case-by-case basis. This may result in posts that are felt unsuitable or
inappropriate being edited or removed, even if they do not fit the examples
- Anyone violating the wording or spirit of these rules can expect a warning or infraction for the first violation and stronger penalties up to a permanent ban for repeat violations.
For more information about the reasons for this section of the rules and further clarification of what is and is not acceptable please read this forum thread.
- Regular contributors
to the forum discussions may post messages requesting parts and sets they
require, and may also offer occasional items for sale. However it should be
noted that any buying or selling is a peripheral activity and is not the main
purpose of the forum.
- Offered and
Wanted posts may only be posted in the Offered and Wanted sections of the
- Items offered
or requested must be relevant to the topics discussed at this forum.
- Any item offered
must include an exact price, and indicate whether or not you are prepared
to post it.
- The only exception to the exact price rule is if all the proceeds are to be donated to charity. In this case the name of the charity must be clearly stated and the buyer expected to pay by cheque written directly to the charity.
As any postage and packing incurred will need to be recouped by the seller, this has to be stated precisely and a separate cheque or other method of payment used to pay the seller.
- Messages offering/requesting
swaps are not permitted. These are rarely successful and are sometimes used
to circumvent the price rule above.
- If the location
of the item is not the same as your location in your profile, you must state
the location of the item.
- You may only
offer items for direct sale. You may not post details of items you are selling
on eBay (see eBay section) or have offered elsewhere.
- You should expect
people to reply in the forum or via the forum Private Message system, and
should check back to read any replies. Requests for replies by other means,
such as email or phone, will be deleted.
- The posting
of sale or wanted messages is a privilege offered to regular forum members
only. If, in the opinion of the moderators, you are only here to trade and
not to become involved in other discussions, your posts may be deleted and
your access to the forum may be restricted.
- Commercial advertising
and spamming is not permitted under any circumstances.
Messages and Emails
- The ability to send Private Messages (PMs) and emails to other members will
be enabled once you have posted one message in the forum and (as noted in
rule A8) this post has been approved by a moderator.
- The same guidelines as detailed above for forum messages also apply to
messages sent via the forum Private Messages system. Reports of harassment
via the PM system will be fully investigated. To report an abusive or unwanted
PM, please contact a moderator or administrator. Anyone using the PM system
for spamming or other junk messages is likely to be banned.
- The Private Message system is intended for private follow-up correspondence
as a result of forum threads (exchanging contact details to complete transactions
etc). It is not intended as an alternative to using the forum itself. Nor
is it an alternative to email for ongoing discussions unrelated to the forum.
Excessive use of the Private Messages system while making few or no posts
in the forums is not acceptable and could result in warnings leading to a
- The contents of Private Messages, while generally regarded as private, can
be accessed and read by the forum administrators in exceptional circumstances.
Note that deleted Private Messages can still be accessed by the administrators
through the regular forum backups.
Discussions, Sales and Wants
- Equipment or information that cannot be used legally in the UK by the general
public or a licenced radio amateur must not be bought, sold or discussed in
these forums. The moderators will delete any posts relating to equipment or
information falling into this category. Examples include (but are not limited
to) broadcast transmitters, unapproved CB equipment, mobile phone jammers,
GPS jammers, speed camera jammers, bugging equpment, circumvention of copy
protection systems and pirated/cracked software.
- For this forum, broadcast transmitters are defined as those having an output
in excess of 100mW e.i.r.p. on any waveband currently or previously used for
radio or television broadcasting. Most 'Gizmo' and 'iTrip' type units intended
to enable transmission over a few metres are less than this threshold.
- The only exception to F1 and F2 is that general discussions on licensed
broadcast equipment operated by professional broadcast organisations are allowed.
- Discussions about radio, audio and associated equipment and electric clocks fitted to vehicles are allowed. Discussions about other aspects of vehicular technology are not permitted as there are many web sites which are more likely to be of use.
An exception is posting images, with brief details of the vehicle's purpose, of vehicles in the service of radio (etc) manufacturers and/or dealers, TV detector vans, BBC, ITA and Post Office Telephones vehicles but technical details of the vehicles themselves must not be discussed.
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- A warning and infraction system is operated here. Anyone who posts in violation
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to moderators. Members can see their own "score", not that of other
- Members may also be banned for persistent inappropriate posting, spamming,
abusive remarks towards the moderators or other members, or any other serious
or ongoing action likely to disrupt the normal running of the forum or waste
a disproportionate amount of moderator time.
- In all cases the decision of the moderators is final.
- Members who have not posted any messages for three months or longer may
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- Some forum sections contain "sticky" threads which contain further
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to these overall forum rules.
- The forum rules may be changed periodically. An announcement will be posted
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