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  • Apr 12, 2001
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    When you register with the site you are required to accept the board rules of conduct... Since there has been a question regarding these rules I have modified and will post them here for everyone to read and adhere to:

    In order to keep these forums enjoyable and interesting for all of our users, we ask simply that you follow these minimal rules. By participating in the Sniper’s Hide Forums, you are consenting to these rules. Violators may be warned, suspended from posting, or barred from the forums at the sole discretion of the Sniper’s Hide Administration and its Moderators.

    1.Exercise common sense and be considerate toward your fellow users. Diversity of opinion and intelligent civil discourse is encouraged; by the same token, Personal attacks, rudeness, flaming, baiting, insults to others, or arguments will not be tolerated. Challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully. Any member who threatens anyone on the forum, via PM, instant messengers, or Email, will be subject to disciplinary actions, including but not limited to banishment from the site.

    2. Do not post off-topic. Please keep your comments consistent with the subject and purpose of the conversation thread. Deliberate disruption -- such as consistent off-topic commentary -- will not be tolerated and may result in posts being removed. Failure to heed warnings may lead to banishment.

    Inappropriate content will be removed without notice. Do not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, of an explicit graphic sexual nature, racist, hateful, threatening, or otherwise volatile of any laws. Please use good judgment when choosing user names, avatars, or images to post, and do not attempt to bypass the word filter. It is there for a reason.

    3. Register using only one user name, and do not "flood" the board with posts that are off-topic. Creating multiple user accounts or flooding the board will be considered a denial-of-service attack on the forums and will result in disciplinary action. Sniper's Hide strictly forbids by the use of multiple accounts and has a system in place to identify such accounts. This includes making a multiple account simply because you lost or forgot your original user name or password. Multiple account users will be removed from the forum without warning.

    4. Do not post the same topic in more than one forum. Pick the most relevant forum for your post. If you are unsure, put it in the Bear Pit, say you were not sure where it belonged, and someone will move it to the proper forum for you. Sniper’s Hide reserves the right to move, or remove any post it deems unacceptable at any time.

    5. Posted images should be no larger than 800x600. Images that are larger than this will be converted to a link without notice. Remote avatars should be 100x100 or smaller (actual image size, not the image dimensions displayed after being converted by the forum), and no larger than 30KB file size. Larger avatars will be removed without notice. Uploaded avatars have a limit of 100x100 and 10KB. If you want help creating an avatar or resizing images, post a question on the forum asking for help. There are several members who will be happy to assist you.

    6. Political discussion not directly related to firearms and shooting related issues are prohibited, as is any discussion on religion and religious matters. The posting of political or religious material will be deemed disruptive and maybe result in disciplinary action without notice or warning. Sniper's Hide has zero tolerance for political posts of any kind. Whether under guise of a political joke, or a blatant propaganda piece, no political posts means, no political posts, period.

    7. No all-caps (FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE THIS) please. It is extremely hard to read. Posts submitted in all-caps will be deleted automatically.

    8. No posting of links advertising off site sales of any kind without expressed permission from the board or one of its moderators.

    9. No Commercial postings by any business without first subscribing to the site's rules regarding Commercial Sales. Any business found violating this will be removed along with any and all posts. Businesses are required to meet the minimum requirements to post advertisements of their products and services. Sniper's Hide LLC derives an income from the advertisers fees, attempting to use the site for business is strictly forbidden without paying an advertiser fee to the site.

    10. No post of an illegal nature, to included illegally altered weapons, or discussion of animals hunted out of season, or in a manner not consistent with local laws. Any member posting anything deemed questionable will have their account locked and any identify information maybe turned over to the appropriate authorities by request. Sniper's Hide supports all State and Federal Laws and will assist Law Enforcement if requested.

    Sniper's Hide Group Shot Policy v2 2010

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    Rules for posting in the For Sale Section:

    Sniper's Hide is not a sales based forum. We do not host this site in order for people to sell items to make a living. The for sale section is here for the benefit of contributing members. This site does not benefit from the for sale section, as no commission is charged for items listed.

    You Must be a "Full" Contributing Member to post in the For Sale Section of this Site.

    1. Minimum of 100 posts. You must contribute to this site in a positive manner. "LOL" does not count as a contribution to this site. Those attempting to pad their post count in order to meet the minimum post requirements will be banned from the site for no less than 30 days.

    2. You must fill out your profile with a city, state, and email address in your profile.

    To do this, your city and state goes in the "Geography" line.

    The email we need to see is in the "Public Email Address" box.

    If you do not meet this criteria you will be asked to correct it. If you do not correct it, your post will be removed. If it is still not corrected, you will be removed from the forum for no less than 3 days.

    3. You are not allowed to post in the For Sale section until you have reached the minimum number of posts. (100) The forum software is set up to prevent you from being able to start a topic in this section for a reason. Attempting to circumvent this block by posting an ad selling something in another area of the forum will result in your immediate removal from the site. Your ad / post will be deleted and your account suspended.

    Sniper's Hide does not check the validity of posts made in the For Sale Section, and bears no responsibly to ensure a smooth transaction. Users of the For Sale Section do so at their own risk. Any disputes or fraudulent transactions will result in one or both members being removed. Sniper's Hide also cooperates with any and all requests from Law Enforcement without hesitation to prosecute criminals attempting to use this board.

    Snipershide.com and its moderators reserve the right to delete posts and/or whole conversations we determine are of an irrelevant, abusive or disruptive nature.

    Disciplinary actions are up to the sole discretion of Sniper’s Hide and its moderators, each offense will be taken as a separate incident or maybe compounded with incidents of the past resulting in harsher penalties including prolonged banishment from the site.

    Anyone attempting to circumvent the disciplinary actions of the moderators maybe permanently removed from the board without warning or notice.

    This is your community - let us or your fellow posters know if you feel things are getting off-topic or inappropriate.

    You will be responsible for your own Communications and the consequences of posting or otherwise transmitting those Communications. Sniper's Hide, LLC. does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any material posted or otherwise transmitted by snipershide.com Web site users or endorse any opinions expressed by such users. Sniper's Hide, LLC does not screen, monitor or approve Communications from our Web site users in advance. If we receive notification about a user regarding Communications which allegedly do not conform to this Agreement, Sniper's Hide, LLC. has the right, but not the obligation, to investigate the allegations and determine in good faith and at its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the Communication. We have no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. Sniper's Hide, LLC. reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the snipershide.com Web site for violating this Agreement or violating the law. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove Communications that are abusive, illegal, disrespectful, disruptive, or otherwise problematic.
     

    RuckSack

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    Apr 23, 2012
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    Re: Forum Rules

    As a new forum member, I appreciate the posting of the rules. I do have a question though involving the "For Sale" forum rule of 100 posts. Does that mean I'm not allowed to PM a seller, and also not allowed to make a purchase due to my low post count? Or is it simply that I'm not allowed to "post" in that forum?

    I do have the intention of following whatever guidelines you deem appropriate.
     

    Rob01

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    Jul 9, 2001
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    Re: Forum Rules

    You can purchase and PM but you can't list anything for sale.

    Just to clarify as some, especially a recently banned person, think that they can list items elsewhere on the forum with less than 100 posts. You can't. The For Sale section is the only place to post items for sale and only with the appropriate amount of posts.
     

    RuckSack

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    Apr 23, 2012
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    Re: Forum Rules

    Thanks for the clearing up the purchase/PM Rob. Does that also mean I'm allowed to reply to sellers posts publicly? Or is this also reserved for "plus 100 posts"?
     

    Rob01

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    Re: Forum Rules

    You can ask questions if need be publicly. The posting is only referencing you actually selling.
     

    wewer

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    Re: Forum Rules

    I do have the intention of following whatever guidelines you deem appropriate.
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    Chiller

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    Re: Forum Rules

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wewer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I do have the intention of following whatever guidelines you deem appropriate.
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    Good plan it that is what you agreed to when you origionally signed up for this site.