Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on 1st Gen Civic Forum. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. Rules

    1. Forum Rules and Policy

      What are your forum Rules
      Forum rules

      [*]Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below).
      [*]Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning
      [*]Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator Team. Only do this if a moderator team member has not replied within 6 hours. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who consistently "act" as moderators may be warned
      [*]Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning
      [*]Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed
      [*]You will not discuss, suggest, engage, or encourage any illegal activity. Links provided to locations that deal with any such activity are also expressly forbidden.
      [*]Do not post messages that violate Federal, Provincial, State or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
      [*]Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline () image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.
      [*]Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or colored text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.
      [*]Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "I've got a problem!", etc. Examples of good titles include; "Getting white stuff in my valve cover", "Cannot tune carburetor", etc.
      [*]Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), Casino's, commercial solicitation etc. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. The Classified(s) forum is for private sales only! Any shops/stores or non-private sales are forbidden and subject to removal and/or editing at moderators or administrators discretion. Repeated violations are subject to user removal or posting privileges revoked.
      [*]Special Arrangements for advertising can be made by contacting the Site Staff for shops or Stores.
      [*]No advertising, buying, selling, or trading anywhere with the exception of the Classified forum. The rules of that forum, which must be abided by, are located here. 1stgencivic.com is not responsible for any loss due to any sale or exchange of any item in the Classified forum.
      [*]The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users.
      [*]The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.
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      What is the policy on Signatures and Avatars
      Signatures

      [*]Signatures may contain up to five lines (one line being that displayed on a browser opened to 500px width) of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image, valid combinations include; a single image of no more than 60px high, 468px wide and 6kB (6000 Bytes) in size. Signatures containing an image this large may also include one line of small size text. Signatures containing an image of 30px high may include up to three lines of small size text or two lines of normal size text. Images of 15px height or less may allow up to three lines of normal size text or four lines of small size text.
      [*]Text sizes should be between 9 and 12 (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, emoticons, and so forth.
      [*]Links in signatures are permitted to a maximum of four unique pages or sites. Linked sites may be commercial in nature. You may not link to, Unpleasantness or political, racist or other similar hate sites. Links are included in signature size limits.
      [*]Users abusing these rules will be warned.



      Avatars
      [*]Users are permitted to utilize a gallery avatar or to link to one of their own (subject to previous points on misuse of bandwidth).
      [*]Owners of preloaded avatars have exclusive use to their own image.
      [*]User defined avatars are to be no larger than 75 pixels square,
      [*]Contain no animation,
      [*]Contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimicking ranks or copying avatars of team members),
      [*]Not to exceed 6kB (6000 Bytes) in file size and have a consistently high availability (i.e. links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed).
      [*]Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, and so forth.
      [*]Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges.
      [*]These policies are in place to protect our community and help promote a healthy environment in which to communicate. It also serves to protect our members from abuse and involvement in policing. The policies aforementioned are straightforward and can only be amended by its loyal members, moderators and administrators at any time without warning or notice. It is the responsibility of the forum member to check this page on a regular basis for any revisions in 1stgencivic.com Forum rules before making any posts to the forum.

      [*]1stgencivic.com reserves the right to censor posts found to be violating by any means necessary.1stgencivic.com takes no responsibility for the content of any of the messages posted in the 1stgencivic.com Forums or of the authenticity of its authors.

      [*]By registering and posting to the 1stgencivic Forums, you agree to abide by the above rules and terms.
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      What is your sites' Rules & policies, Statement
      Rules & policies, Statement ', 'These policies are in place to protect our community and help promote a healthy environment in which to communicate. It also serves to protect our members from abuse and involvement in policing. The policies are straightforward and can only be amended by its loyal members, moderators and administrators.

      [*]www.1stgencivic is a Non-Profit Site', 'The Google & Auction ads on the site are there to pay for the site services. As you know I don't ask for donations to maintain the site. The ads as you can see are all related somehow and are to our benefit to be here, and are not disturbing pop-up ads. Those that have followed the growth of this site have seen many changes to benefit our global community, and have and will expand to accommodate other areas of interest.

      [*]Area 51, 'This is where you can discuss anything you want; it could be the best talked about section of the forum and highly rated. Not! It's where you end up restricted to if you act like a child. Chances are if you are immature enough to have been locked up in here, there is no reason to believe you will ever manage to get back out. You can still read other forums but not post in them. If you can prove yourself to the rest of the members of this forum that you have seen the light and can act in a humane manner you can be beamed back to the bridge. Otherwise, if you continue to act up you will be locked up in the brig for a week. If, when the force field is lifted and you come back and continue to shoot at our community, you will be banned permanently.

      Addendum', Additional Statement
      [*]1stgencivic.com offers free services which promote your Honda and for you to meet new friends. Anyone who deliberately violates the rules to cause trouble will be warned or banned depending on the severity of their actions. The Site Administrator and Moderators have the right to edit or delete any message, images, signature, image or related content on its boards at any time, without notification. While the Administrator and Moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrator and Moderators (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable. You agree that the Site Administrator and Moderators reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever if they feel it is inappropriate. Furthermore, we reserve the right to not disclose our reasons for deleting message(s). 1stgencivic.com is not responsible for the loss of any messages, images, or any other data stored in the database. The forums are free of use by all members therefore 1stgencivic.com has the right to make any necessary changes to the forums if deemed necessary. If a topic you have created is moved to the appropriate forum by the Site Administrator or Moderators, (Example: What you did during the holidays is posted in the engine swap forum instead of off-topic forum) do not always consider this as a punishment, it is just a way to keep the forums organized. However if you continue to deliberately post in the wrong forums or create identical topics in more then one forum you would be politely informed of where to post your topics. I try not to be strict on this matter and understand some members do not really understand where to post certain messages. Should a violation of the rules result in a user being banned, any new accounts created by the user will also be banned. Please respect the members of 1stgencivic.com and enjoy your stay. You can use this site to your advantage on promoting your car and meeting new friends, there is no need to stir up trouble and it will not be tolerated. Repeated or severe violations of the rules after banishment or engaging in actions we deem as abuse of the boards will result in dire consequences you will be turned over to the proper authorities in the case of illegal activity.) If you do not agree to these rules or choose not to obey them, then do not post here.
      Thanks and I wish all of you the best.
      Randy Site Administrator of 1stgencivic.com

      Forum
      This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members here at http://www.1stgencivic.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Please read it and become familiar with it, it's terms are retroactive and agreed by team and group members
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      What is the policy on Advertising For Sale and Wanted Rules
      Advertising For Sale and Wanted Rules

      [*]1stgencivic.com reserves the right to change these rules at anytime

      [*]Prefix your Advertisement title below.

      FS: For Sale
      WTB: Want to Buy

      Listing: Listing in local paper, Internet list with link, IE Craig-list, Auto-trader etc

      Members must have a post count of 15 or greater; this is strictly enforced to keep out SPAMMERS. This is not a moderator function; it is built into this forum. Members found posting useless posts to make the Post Count of 15 will be warned & have their posts removed or banned

      [*]No businesses or resellers. Unless you are a member and owner of one of these fine cars. (Providing a service to members)
      [*]If you have bought this product specifically to resell it and make money, don't post it here. This is not free advertising for your business, or on the side business.
      [*]You MUST post a price for ALL For Sale (FS:) and For Sale/For Trade (FS:/FT:) topics.
      [*]You must provide a valid E-mail address. (Display your Email Icon in Profiles)
      [*]You must provide your location and pickup details. e.g. will ship, will deliver in, pickup only in.
      [*]Seller must clearly post the conditions of the sale.
      [*]Seller must post a time limit for the receipt of payment and the form of payment accepted.
      [*]Seller reserves the right to refuse to sell to any member that does not meet the conditions posted.
      [*]You cannot sell something you do not have in your immediate possession.
      [*]NO selling items on behalf of other people, like friends, relatives, etc.
      [*]NO Misleading thread titles.
      [*]Describe the item in full, include pictures or links. Saying "13" Wheels" isn't sufficient, "13" Wheels Mint condition 4x100" is better. A full description would include: new/used, receipt, warranty, length of time owned if used, damage if any, etc... [*]Any member interested in buying a item should be posting "first dibs, second dibs etc.
      [*]If the first dibs fail to send payment then negative feedback will be posted.
      [*]The second dibs member has the right to accept or decline if the first dibs fails to meet the sellers terms. This can proceed based on the number of dibs posted until the sellers terms are met.
      [*]Moderators have discretionary judgment based on posting activity. If you are selling more than we feel is reasonable for the casual seller this forum is meant for, you will be given a warning or possibly banned from the For Sale section. We do not have the time to investigate every poster, and if you are selling 4X4 civic V8\'s, or mention you have more product for people who PM you, we will assume the worst.
      [*]Sellers and sales in this forum are in no way related or affiliated with the http://www.1stgencivic.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, it's agents or it's affiliates. http://www.1stgencivic.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; does not endorse or guarantee these trades in any way, *www.1stgencivic.com only hosts the forum, the content of posts and or threads are the sole content of the forum member who posted them. *Buyer bewares, please police yourself accordingly.
      [*]PLEASE REPORT ANY PROBLEMS TO THE MODERATORS, they will endeavor to do what they can to help, but the ultimate responsibility lays with you the trader. :D
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      What Anti-Spam Measures do you have in place
      In an effort to reduce Spam the registration policy has been changed.

      [*]You agree not to spam the forum in any way that is not related to the site, any post or profile found to contain or appear to be spam will have the post removed and or the member banned from the site.

      [*]This includes any signature containing Non-related links, Spam words or images. Users that register and have links or references to other sites and have no post count within a reasonable amount of time will have their account deleted.

      [*]Every effort has been made to keep the scum bumb Spammers of the earth from posting our forums. Moderators have been recently working overtime to keep things cleaned up. This is not fair to them or our members; however there is no guarantee we can keep them all out.

      [*]Recent outages of the forum and loss of members ID's and posts have nothing to do with these new policies.

      [*]As of today all accounts that are not activated within one month of registration will have their account deleted. This gives new members plenty of time to contact me through the contact form on the site to resolve any email issues they may have.

      [*]To further reduce forum Scum, new members will not be able to post links or linked images until:
      A: Reached a 5 post count
      B: A member for 5 days

      [*]New members will not be able to use personal link or signature in their profile until 20 post count is reached.

      [*]Here is a short list of email address that are not permitted to be used on the site. Members will be instantly locked out of the forum. These are the most common emails used by spammers.

      *@freemail.ru
      *@*.info
      *@*.biz
      *@pisem.*
      *@webmailemail.*
      *@relayers.org
      *@gawab.com
      *@mail15.com
      *@inmail24.com
      *@*.ru

      [*]All these steps are put in place to make our members stay more pleasant without having to look at disgusting posts.

      BTW Welcome
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      Can I post my auctions on the forum
      Ebay sellers auctions listed on New Portal page

      Good news, sell your stuff on eBay and raise funds for the site at the same time.

      All I need is your sellers id and I will add it to the list.
      PM me or email your Id.
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      What is your policy on registration and Spamming
      In an effort to reduce Spam the registration policy has been changed.

      You agree not to spam the forum in any way that is not related to the site, any post or profile found to contain or appear to be spam will have the post removed and or the member banned from the site.

      This includes any signature containing Non-related links, Spam words or images. Users that register and have links or references to other sites and have no post count within a reasonable amount of time will have their account deleted.

      Every effort has been made to keep the scum bumb Spammers of the earth from posting our forums. Moderators have been recently working overtime to keep things cleaned up. This is not fair to them or our members, however there is no guarantee we can keep them all out.

      Recent outages of the forum and loss of members ID's and posts have nothing to do with these new policies.

      As of today all accounts that are not activated within one month of registration will have their account deleted. This gives new members plenty of time to contact me through the contact form on the site to resolve any email issues they may have.

      To further reduce forum Scum, new members will not be able to auto register. These duties will be handled by the Administrator.

      Here is a short list of email address that are not permitted to be used on the site. Members will be instantly locked out of the forum. These are the most common emails used by spammers.

      *@freemail.ru
      *@*.info
      *@*.biz
      *@pisem.*
      *@webmailemail.*
      *@relayers.org
      *@gawab.com
      *@mail15.com
      *@inmail24.com
      *@*.ru

      All these steps are put in place to make our members stay more pleasant without having to look at disgusting posts.

      BTW welcome
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      What is 1stgencivic.com Policy on Seller/Advertisers
      1stgencivic.com/org Advertising Disclaimer: 1stgencivic.com does not endorse any of the Advertisers (sellers) on the site and therefore 1stgencivic.com cannot be held
      responsible for any issues between individuals, whether Members or Guests, & Advertisers resulting in loss of money. It is the responsibility of the
      individual to assess each Advertiser accordingly.
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      What is 1stgencivic.com Policy on Group Buys
      1stgencivic.com/org Group Buy Disclaimer: 1stgencivic.com and its staff are not responsible for any of the transactions that take place in the form of Group Buys, and in no way do we endorse any of the Group Buys. Participating in Group Buys is completely voluntary and should be done at your own risk. Although we are not responsible for the Group Buys, should an occasion arise where you lose your money or no product is delivered, notify a member of the 1stgencivic.com staff and we will do everything in our power to settle the dispute by investigating the situation.
      All organizers of group buy/purchases are solely responsible to see through the whole exercise, including the final delivery of the product to the group. 1stgencivic.com does not endorse the product in the group buy/purchase. 1stgencivic.com is also not able to give any protection to our members who participate in the group buy/purchase and 1stgencivic.com is not liable for any damages as a result of the group buy/purchase.
      Spamming the forums with "I got scammed by so-and-so" will result in immediate banning.
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      Login and Registration Issues
      Why can't I log in?
      Have you registered? Seriously, you must register in order to log in. Have you been banned from the board? (A message will be displayed if you have.) If so, you should contact the webmaster or board administrator to find out why. If you have registered and are not banned and you still cannot log in then check and double-check your username and password. Usually this is the problem; if not, contact the board administrator -- they may have incorrect configuration settings for the board.
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      Why do I need to register at all?
      You may not have to -- it is up to the administrator of the board as to whether you need to register in order to post messages. However, registration will give you access to additional features not available to guest users such as definable avatar images, private messaging, emailing to fellow users, usergroup subscription, etc. It only takes a few minutes to register so it is recommended you do so.
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      Why do I get logged off automatically?
      If you do not check the Log me in automatically box when you log in, the board will only keep you logged in for a preset time. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. To stay logged in, check the box during login. This is not recommended if you access the board from a shared computer, e.g. library, internet cafe, university cluster, etc.
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      How do I prevent my username from appearing in the online user listings?
      In your profile you will find an option Hide your online status; if you switch this on you'll only appear to board administrators or to yourself. You will be counted as a hidden user.
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      I've lost my password!
      Don't panic! While your password cannot be retrieved it can be reset. To do this go to the login page and click I've forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be back online in no time.
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      I registered but cannot log in!
      First check that you are entering the correct username and password. If they are okay then one of two things may have happened: if COPPA support is enabled and you clicked the I am under 13 years old link while registering then you will have to follow the instructions you received. If this is not the case then maybe your account need activating. Some boards will require all new registrations be activated, either by yourself or by the administrator before you can log on. When you registered it would have told you whether activation was required. If you were sent an email then follow the instructions; if you did not receive the email then check that your email address is valid. One reason activation is used is to reduce the possibility of rogue users abusing the board anonymously. If you are sure the email address you used is valid then try contacting the board administrator.
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      I registered in the past but cannot log in anymore!
      The most likely reasons for this are: you entered an incorrect username or password (check the email you were sent when you first registered) or the administrator has deleted your account for some reason. If it is the latter case then perhaps you did not post anything? It is usual for boards to periodically remove users who have not posted anything so as to reduce the size of the database. Try registering again and get involved in discussions.
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      User Preferences and settings
      How do I change my settings?
      All your settings (if you are registered) are stored in the database. To alter them click the Profile link (generally shown at the top of pages but this may not be the case). This will allow you to change all your settings.
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      The times are not correct!
      The times are almost certainly correct; however, what you may be seeing are times displayed in a timezone different from the one you are in. If this is the case, you should change your profile setting for the timezone to match your particular area, e.g. London, Paris, New York, Sydney, etc. Please note that changing the timezone, like most settings, can only be done by registered users. So if you are not registered, this is a good time to do so, if you pardon the pun!
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      I changed the timezone and the time is still wrong!
      If you are sure you have set the timezone correctly and the time is still different, the most likely answer is daylight savings time (or summer time as it is known in the UK and other places). The board is not designed to handle the changeovers between standard and daylight time so during summer months the time may be an hour different from the real local time.
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      My language is not in the list!
      The most likely reasons for this are either the administrator did not install your language or someone has not translated this board into your language. Try asking the board administrator if they can install the language pack you need or if it does not exist, please feel free to create a new translation. More information can be found at the phpBB Group website (see link at bottom of pages)
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      How do I show an image below my username?
      There may be two images below a username when viewing posts. The first is an image associated with your rank; generally these take the form of stars or blocks indicating how many posts you have made or your status on the forums. Below this may be a larger image known as an avatar; this is generally unique or personal to each user. It is up to the board administrator to enable avatars and they have a choice over the way in which avatars can be made available. If you are unable to use avatars then this is the decision of the board admin and you should ask them their reasons (we're sure they'll be good!)
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      How do I change my rank?
      In general you cannot directly change the wording of any rank (ranks appear below your username in topics and on your profile depending on the style used). Most boards use ranks to indicate the number of posts you have made and to identify certain users. For example, moderators and administrators may have a special rank. Please do not abuse the board by posting unnecessarily just to increase your rank -- you will probably find the moderator or administrator will simply lower your post count.
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      When I click the email link for a user it asks me to log in.
      Sorry, but only registered users can send email to people via the built-in email form (if the admin has enabled this feature). This is to prevent malicious use of the email system by anonymous users.
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      Posting Issues
      How do I post a topic in a forum?
      Easy -- click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens. You may need to register before you can post a message. The facilities available to you are listed at the bottom of the forum and topic screens (the You can post new topics, You can vote in polls, etc. list)
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      How do I edit or delete a post?
      Unless you are the board admin or forum moderator you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post (sometimes for only a limited time after it was made) by clicking the edit button for the relevant post. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic that lists the number of times you edited it. This will only appear if no one has replied; it also will not appear if moderators or administrators edit the post (they should leave a message saying what they altered and why). Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.
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      How do I add a signature to my post?
      To add a signature to a post you must first create one; this is done via your profile. Once created you can check the Add Signature box on the posting form to add your signature. You can also add a signature by default to all your posts by checking the appropriate radio box in your profile. You can still prevent a signature being added to individual posts by un-checking the add signature box on the posting form.
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      How do I create a poll?
      Creating a poll is easy -- when you post a new topic (or edit the first post of a topic, if you have permission) you should see a Add Poll form below the main posting box. If you cannot see this then you probably do not have rights to create polls. You should enter a title for the poll and then at least two options -- to set an option type in the poll question and click the Add option button. You can also set a time limit for the poll, 0 being an infinite amount. There will be a limit to the number of options you can list, which is set by the board administrator
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      How do I edit or delete a poll?
      As with posts, polls can only be edited by the original poster, a moderator, or board administrator. To edit a poll, click the first post in the topic, which always has the poll associated with it. If no one has cast a vote then users can delete the poll or edit any poll option. However, if people have already placed votes only moderators or administrators can edit or delete it; this is to prevent people rigging polls by changing options mid-way through a poll
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      Why can't I access a forum?
      Some forums may be limited to certain users or groups. To view, read, post, etc. you may need special authorization which only the forum moderator and board administrator can grant, so you should contact them.
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      Why can't I vote in polls?
      Only registered users can vote in polls so as to prevent spoofing of results. If you have registered and still cannot vote then you probably do not have appropriate access rights.
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      How do I mark my post as read
      My post always show unread

      Unread posts! Reading and clearing

      It contains all your unread posts as well as any new posts.

      When you log into the forum you get this, it includes and unread and and new posts sine and while you are on line.


      Before you log out you can click View unread posts again


      When you get the list of unread posts you can decide to mark them all as read or leave them until next time you log in.

      Optionally while reading a post you can also re-make it as unread by clicking this icon next to quote

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      Formatting and Topic Types
      What is BBCode?
      BBCode is a special implementation of HTML. Whether you can use BBCode is determined by the administrator. You can also disable it on a per post basis from the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML: tags are enclosed in square braces [ and ] rather than < and > and it offers greater control over what and how something is displayed. For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page.
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      Can I use HTML?
      That depends on whether the administrator allows you to; they have complete control over it. If you are allowed to use it, you will probably find only certain tags work. This is a safety feature to prevent people from abusing the board by using tags which may destroy the layout or cause other problems. If HTML is enabled you can disable it on a per post basis from the posting form.
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      What are Smileys?
      Smileys, or Emoticons, are small graphical images which can be used to express some feeling using a short code, e.g. :) means happy, :( means sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen via the posting form. Try not to overuse smileys, though, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may decide to edit them out or remove the post altogether.
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      Can I post Images?
      Images can indeed be shown in your posts. However, there is no facility at present for uploading images directly to this board. Therefore you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.some-unknown-place.net/my-picture.gif" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor to images stored behind authentication mechanisms such as Hotmail or Yahoo mailboxes, password-protected sites, etc. To display the image use either the BBCode [img] tag or appropriate HTML (if allowed).
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      What are Announcements?
      Announcements often contain important information and you should read them as soon as possible. Announcements appear at the top of every page in the forum to which they are posted. Whether or not you can post an announcement depends on the permissions required, which are set by the administrator.
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      What are Sticky topics?
      Sticky topics appear below any announcements in viewforum and only on the first page. They are often quite important so you should read them where possible. As with announcements the board administrator determines what permissions are required to post sticky topics in each forum.
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      What are Locked topics?
      Locked topics are set this way by either the forum moderator or board administrator. You cannot reply to locked topics and any poll contained inside is automatically ended. Topics may be locked for many reasons.
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      User Levels and Groups
      What are Administrators?
      Administrators are people assigned the highest level of control over the entire board. These people can control all facets of board operation which include setting permissions, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc. They also have full moderator capabilities in all the forums.
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      What are Moderators?
      Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) whose job it is to look after the running of the forums from day to day. They have the power to edit or delete posts and lock, unlock, move, delete and split topics in the forum they moderate. Generally moderators are there to prevent people going off-topic or posting abusive or offensive material.
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      What are Usergroups?
      Usergroups are a way in which board administrators can group users. Each user can belong to several groups (this differs from most other boards) and each group can be assigned individual access rights. This makes it easy for administrators to set up several users as moderators of a forum, or to give them access to a private forum, etc.
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      How do I join a Usergroup?
      To join a usergroup click the usergroup link on the page header (dependent on template design) and you can then view all usergroups. Not all groups are open access -- some are closed and some may even have hidden memberships. If the board is open then you can request to join it by clicking the appropriate button. The user group moderator will need to approve your request; they may ask why you want to join the group. Please do not pester a group moderator if they turn your request down -- they will have their reasons.
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      How do I become a Usergroup Moderator?
      Usergroups are initially created by the board administrator who also assigns a board moderator. If you are interested in creating a usergroup then your first point of contact should be the administrator, so try dropping them a private message.
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      Private Messaging
      I cannot send private messages!
      There are three reasons for this; you are not registered and/or not logged on, the board administrator has disabled private messaging for the entire board, or the board administrator has prevented you individually from sending messages. If it is the latter case you should try asking the administrator why.
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      I keep getting unwanted private messages!
      In the future we will be adding an ignore list to the private messaging system. For now, though, if you keep receiving unwanted private messages from someone, inform the board administrator -- they have the power to prevent a user from sending private messages at all.
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      I have received a spamming or abusive email from someone on this board!
      We are sorry to hear that. The email form feature of this board includes safeguards to try to track users who send such posts. You should email the board administrator with a full copy of the email you received and it is very important this include the headers (these list details of the user that sent the email). They can then take action.
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      phpBB 2 Issues
      Who wrote this bulletin board?
      This software (in its unmodified form) is produced, released and is copyrighted phpBB Group. It is made available under the GNU General Public License and may be freely distributed; see link for more details
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      Why isn't X feature available?
      This software was written by and licensed through phpBB Group. If you believe a feature needs to be added then please visit the phpbb.com website and see what the phpBB Group has to say. Please do not post feature requests to the board at phpbb.com, as the Group uses sourceforge to handle tasking of new features. Please read through the forums and see what, if any, our position may already be for features and then follow the procedure given there.
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      Whom do I contact about abusive and/or legal matters related to this board?
      You should contact the administrator of this board. If you cannot find who that is, you should first contact one of the forum moderators and ask them who you should in turn contact. If still get no response you should contact the owner of the domain (do a whois lookup) or, if this is running on a free service (e.g. yahoo, free.fr, f2s.com, etc.), the management or abuse department of that service. Please note that phpBB Group has absolutely no control and cannot in any way be held liable over how, where or by whom this board is used. It is absolutely pointless contacting phpBB Group in relation to any legal (cease and desist, liable, defamatory comment, etc.) matter not directly related to the phpbb.com website or the discrete software of phpBB itself. If you do email phpBB Group about any third party use of this software then you should expect a terse response or no response at all.
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      Downloads
      Where I can find the Downloads?
      Links to the the Downloads are located in the board navigation and portal navigation. Directlink: [Downloads]
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      What means ?
      No download possible. The overall traffic set by the administration for each download or the displayed category is used for this month.
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      What means ?
      No download possible. This can be:
      - The download is blocked by an Administrator.
      - The user is not logged in but the download is only allowed to registered users.
      - The user have not enough traffic to download this file.
      - The Administrator has entered a minimum number ob posts, the user doesn't have.
      - The traffic limit for this file is completely used.
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      What means ?
      External Source. The download will be started by an external server. This will be handled as . The usertraffic and overall traffic will not be decreased.
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      What means ?
      Like the user traffic will not be decrease. But only logged in users can download for free. The overall traffic will go down.
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      What means ?
      Download possible with restrictions. The download is just possible for registered users. The user must be logged in. The file size will be substrated from your traffic and also be substrated from the overall traffic.
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      What means ?
      Free Download. The download will be not restricted. This file can also be downloaded by guests. You are not needed to be logged in. Your traffic will not decreased but the overall traffic will be go down.
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      Why can I not download any file?
      This can have many reasons. Look under and .
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      How and when I get new traffic for my account?
      After the first login the user will get a timestamp. Each first day of a month the user will enter the downloads the traffic will be refreshed. Ask your administrator how much you will get.
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      I wants to download still one more file, but I have not any traffic left?
      In this cases ask the administrator. Only he can decide to increase the user traffic before the account will get automaticaly new traffic the next month.
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      How I can rate Downloads?
      Behind each download into a category or the detail view you will find a section for rating.
      By click on "Rate" a registered user can rate the download from 1 point (very bad) to 10 points (very good). You can rate a download only one time.
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      Attachments
      How do I add an attachment?
      You can add attachments when you post a new post. You should see a Add an Attachment form below the main posting box. When you click the Browse... button the standard Open dialogue window for your computer will open. Browse to the file you want to attach, select it and click OK, Open or doubleclick according to your liking and/or the correct procedure for your computer. If you choose to add a comment in the File Comment field this comment will be used as a link to the attached file. If you haven't added a comment the filename itself will be used to link to the attachment. If the board administrator has allowed it you will be able to upload multiple attachements by following the same procedure as described above until you reach the max allowed number of attachments for each post.

      The board administrator sets an upper limit for filesize, defined file extensions and other things for attachments on the board. Be aware that it's your responsiblity that your attachments comply with the boards acceptance of use policy, and that they may be deleted without warning.

      Please note that the boards owner, webmaster, administrator or moderators can not and will not take responsibility for any loss of data.
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      How do I add an attachment after the initial posting?
      To add an attachment after the initial posting you'll need to edit your post and follow the description above. The new attachment will be added when you click Submit to add the edited post.
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      How do I delete an attachment?
      To delete attachments you'll need to edit your post and click on the Delete Attachment next to the attachment you want to delete in the Posted Attachments box. The attachment will be deleted when you click Submit to add the edited post.
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      How do I update a file comment?
      To update a file comment you'll need to edit your post, edit the text in the File Comment field and click on the Update Comment button next to the file comment you want to update in the Posted Attachments box. The file comment will be updated when you click Submit to add the edited post.
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      Why isn't my attachment visible in the post?
      Most probably the file or Extension is no longer allowed on the forum, or a moderator or administrator has deleted it for being in conflict with the boards acceptance of use policy.
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      Why can't I add attachments?
      On some forums adding attachments may be limited to certain users or groups. To add attachments you may need special authorisation, only the forum moderator and board admin can grant this access, you should contact them.
      Min post count of 100 is required to post attachments.
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      I've got the necessary permissions, why can't I add attachments?
      The board administrator sets an upper limit for filesize, file extensions and other things for attachments on the board. A moderator or administrator may have altered your permissions, or discontinued attachments in the specific forum. You should get an explanation in the error message when trying to add an attachment, if not you might consider contacting the moderator or administrator.
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      Why can't I delete attachments?
      On some forums deleting attachments may be limited to certain users or groups. To delete attachments you may need special authorisation, only the forum moderator and board admin can grant this access, you should contact them.
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      Why can't I view/download attachments?
      On some viewing/downloading forums attachments may be limited to certain users or groups. To view/download attachments you may need special authorisation, only the forum moderator and board admin can grant this access, you should contact them.
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      Who do I contact about illegal or possibly illegal attachments?
      You should contact the administrator of this board. If you cannot find who this is you should first contact one of the forum moderators and ask them who you should in turn contact. If you still get no response you should contact the owner of the domain (do a whois lookup) or, if this is running on a free service (e.g. yahoo, free.fr, f2s.com, etc.), the management or abuse department of that service. Please note that phpBB Group has absolutely no control and cannot in any way be held liable over how, where or by whom this board is used. It is absolutely pointless contacting phpBB Group in relation to any legal (cease and desist, liable, defamatory comment, etc.) matter not directly related to the phpbb.com website or the discrete software of phpBB itself. If you do email phpBB Group about any third party use of this software then you should expect a terse response or no response at all. #
  2. Privacy Policy

    1. What is your site Privacy Policy
      First Generation Honda Civics Web site has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. Due to the sensitive nature of the information we collect from our users, including email address and IP addresses, we believe it is important to satisfy strict privacy requirements.

      The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site:
      Collected Information
      The following section describes the information we collect from you and indicates the primary purposes why we collect each type of information from you. We will not sell or share As described below in more detail, we use your IP address to help Diagnose problems with our server and discussion board, and to administer our Web
      site. Your IP address is or may be used to help identify you, to track activity within our site to better understand your interests so that the site may improve or enhance these areas of interest and to gather broad
      demographic information. Our Web server will collect IP information. This IP address is not directly linked to you personally.
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      Our site's Member form requires users to give us contact information
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  3. Classifieds

    1. What is the policy on Advertising For Sale and Wanted Rules
      Advertising For Sale and Wanted Rules

      [*]1stgencivic.com reserves the right to change these rules at anytime

      [*]Prefix your Advertisement title below.

      FS: For Sale
      WTB: Want to Buy

      Listing: Listing in local paper, Internet list with link, IE Craig-list, Auto-trader etc

      [*]No businesses or resellers. Unless you are a member and owner of one of these fine cars. (Providing a service to members)
      [*]If you have bought this product specifically to resell it and make money, don't post it here. This is not free advertising for your business, or on the side business.
      [*]You MUST post a price for ALL For Sale (FS:) and For Sale/For Trade (FS:/FT:) topics.
      [*]You must provide a valid E-mail address. (Display your Email Icon in Profiles)
      [*]You must provide your location and pickup details. e.g. will ship, will deliver in, pickup only in.
      [*]Seller must clearly post the conditions of the sale.
      [*]Seller must post a time limit for the receipt of payment and the form of payment accepted.
      [*]Seller reserves the right to refuse to sell to any member that does not meet the conditions posted.
      [*]You cannot sell something you do not have in your immediate possession.
      [*]NO selling items on behalf of other people, like friends, relatives, etc.
      [*]NO Misleading thread titles.
      [*]Describe the item in full, include pictures or links. Saying "13" Wheels" isn't sufficient, "13" Wheels Mint condition 4x100" is better. A full description would include: new/used, receipt, warranty, length of time owned if used, damage if any, etc... [*]Any member interested in buying a item should be posting "first dibs, second dibs etc.
      [*]If the first dibs fail to send payment then negative feedback will be posted.
      [*]The second dibs member has the right to accept or decline if the first dibs fails to meet the sellers terms. This can proceed based on the number of dibs posted until the sellers terms are met.
      [*]Moderators have discretionary judgment based on posting activity. If you are selling more than we feel is reasonable for the casual seller this forum is meant for, you will be given a warning or possibly banned from the For Sale section. We do not have the time to investigate every poster, and if you are selling 4X4 civic V8\'s, or mention you have more product for people who PM you, we will assume the worst.
      [*]Sellers and sales in this forum are in no way related or affiliated with the http://www.1stgencivic.com, it's agents or it's affiliates. http://www.1stgencivic.com does not endorse or guarantee these trades in any way, *www.1stgencivic.com only hosts the forum, the content of posts and or threads are the sole content of the forum member who posted them. *Buyer bewares, please police yourself accordingly.
      [*]PLEASE REPORT ANY PROBLEMS TO THE MODERATORS, they will endeavor to do what they can to help, but the ultimate responsibility lays with you the trader. #
  4. Disclaimer

    1. Any member that can prove through emails or PM's of things gone amuck during transactions can directly report wrong doings to the Administrators or Moderators. While an investigation is undertaken the post will be locked. Members may have their post deleted or banned from the site or just have their topic delete based solely on the severity of the breech of site policy or rules.

      1stgencivic.com/org Advertising Disclaimer: 1stgencivic.com does not endorse any of the Advertisers (sellers) on the site and therefore 1stgencivic.com cannot be held responsible for any issues between individuals, whether Members or Guests, & Advertisers resulting in loss of money. It is the responsibility of the individual to assess each Advertiser accordingly.

      1stgencivic.com/org Group Buy Disclaimer: 1stgencivic.com and its staff are not responsible for any of the transactions that take place in the form of Group Buys, and in no way do we endorse any of the Group Buys. Participating in Group Buys is completely voluntary and should be done at your own risk.

      All organizers of group buy/purchases are solely responsible to see through the whole exercise, including the final delivery of the product to the group. 1stgencivic.com does not endorse the product in the group buy/purchase. 1stgencivic.com is also not able to give any protection to our members who participate in the group buy/purchase and 1stgencivic.com is not liable for any damages as a result of the group buy/purchase. #
    2. What is your site Disclaimer
      The information contained in this Web Site (First Generation Honda Civics) has been designed to be as comprehensive and factual as possible at the time it has been included on the Site. First Generation Honda Civics site does not, however, guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this Web Site and reserves the right to make changes, at any time, without notice, to any of the information on the Site or to any of the specifications or other matters referenced on the Site. Any visitor to the Site using information contained on the Site does so entirely at his or her own risk. In no event shall First Generation Honda Civics authors or its contributors of information be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action in contract or tort or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of information available from the Site. #