Bikejournal Forum Rules Agreement
Like many things in life, there are rules in the bikejournal forum that must be followed and will be enforced in order to maintain a certain standard of operation, as determined by the website administrator. In order to utilize the forum on bikejournal, you must therefore agree to the following set of rules. These rules are designed to keep this forum respectful of other members and cycling-related.

In the rules set forth below, "admin" refers to the website administrator and any forum moderators.

Offensive/copyrighted material:
Refrain from using any profanity, sexual innuendo, or "inferred" profanities (letters blanked out, etc.).
Links placed into posts should not go to any sites that could be considered offensive.
Do not post images that could be considered offensive and avoid posting copyrighted images.
Do not copy newspaper articles into a post. Provide a link to the article instead, when possible.

Forum topics:
Threads should be related to biking or this website in some sense. Threads that are deemed to not be within the scope of this site will be deleted.
No political statements are allowed as they always end up as arguments and will only serve to divide the bikejournal community.

Advertising:
No advertising, promoting, selling, soliciting, etc. is allowed. You are welcome to voice your opinion about stores, manufacturers, people, etc. you have a history with, but not simply as blatant advertising, etc.

Post etiquette:
Be respectful of other members. No personal attacks will be tolerated in the forum. If you have an issue with something posted, please bring it to the attention of the website administrator at admin@bikejournal.com, instead of responding to the member directly.
Within an existing thread, try to keep responses related to the original subject. If you find yourself interjecting a new, un-related question or idea, consider starting a new thread.
The "reply w/ quote" option should normally only be used if you are responding to a post prior to the most recent one. Also you should remove any non-pertinant parts of the quoted text to cut down on the size and redundancy of the new post.
When starting a thread, use a descriptive subject line that relates to the subject of your thread. This helps target your thread to the members who will be most responsive.
When starting a thread regarding a recent well-known race or event, do not post any "spoiler" information in the thread title.

Consequences: If your post does not follow these rules, the admin reserves the right to remove or edit the post at any time. If any action must be taken, you will be informed via email. If you must be warned several times, you may be banned from the forum or possibly the website. Thanks in advance for your consideration and respect of other members.

Note that I have asked the forum moderators not to post publicly why a post was edited out of respect for your privacy. Please check your email for an explanation if you ever find your post edited. I will be copied on all emails sent by the moderators and will receive any replies.

Please report any rule violations to the website administrator at admin@bikejournal.com.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Sean "slantz"

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