Since these seem to have been in question a lot lately, and when infractions are given out people continually ask where these rules are or how to find them I felt it was time for a refresh and updated master thread with the rules listed.
These rules are combined from the original rules thread with mulitple posts added by moderators and admins over the past several years.
These rules are not up for debate or discussion.
The Airsoft Canada Forums
Welcome to Canada’s Discussion board for airsoft players across the country, and around the world! Our forums quickly fill up with topics related to gear, guns, repairs and upgrades, not to mention we currently have most active airsoft classified forum in Canada. We welcome any player to join the forums and contribute information where ever they can to improve the experience for all the users.
The ASC forum only rules, they are policed well. They are intended to keep the forums clean, useful, and informative. Please read them before posting to save yourself from any problems you may encounter.
1) Be respectful of other users.
If you respect the other members, they will respect you. Being polite, and kind to those on the board goes a long way to creating a positive image for yourself. When asking a question, almost every member of the board is willing to help you with any problem you may have. However, please do not abuse their kindness by asking questions without first doing some research on the topic. If you ask something which can easily by answered with a bit of reading, you may not get a polite response. Make frequent use of the information and FAQ sections.
2) Avoid hateful language, racial slurs, or excessive profanity.
This should go without saying. Using any of the above mentioned things only makes you appear immature and disrespectful. Failure to comply with this simple rule may result in removal from the board.
3) Use descriptive titles, and follow the title formats where specified.
It can be very difficult and distracting to see a board full of topics entitled, “Look Here” or “Here’s my question”. Please make your topic title as DESCRIPTIVE as possible. This aids in clarity, and will go a long way to creating a positive image of yourself on the board. In addition, some forums such as the classified section have a specific way to title your post. Please follow the formats. Stick to these rules, and your post will have a long life on the board.
4) Only post topics that are related to airsoft.
This is Airsoft Canada. As such, we try to keep topics related to airsoft. Some military topics are allowed since they directly relate to gear or equipment. In general however, try and stick to airsoft topics.
5) Improper Links, Photos and Videos.
There is to be no posting or linking to photographs or videos of people being killed, or the dead bodies of people whether they are combatants in a war or not. This will usually be considered a major offense.
6) Drop the attitude.
There has been an unsettling trend as of late on ASC for members to feel the need to participate to only criticize other members spelling and punctuation.
Starting now we will be issuing warnings to those who feel the need to do this. If members wish to bother they should do it via pm and not muck up a thread.
PLEASE REPORT issue posts/threads: Turns out we mods don't read every post that everyone makes (although some people seem to think we do...). If people see an issue then REPORT it with the report function you will see at the bottom left side of a post. ( Red lined Triangle with exclamation point in the middle)
PLEASE report threads/posts you see that are questionable or blatant rule breaking ( In all forums ) as well as threads where the item has been sold/traded/etc.
7) Multiple accounts.
If you have more then one account it will get you banned.
8)No posting of guns or 18+ items outside of specified areas
There will be no posting of guns or other 18+ items for sale or looking for in Signatures or other areas where you don't need to be age verified. Items are to be sold in their proper locations. Guns go in the gun section, gear in the gear section, NAR in the NAR section.... Failing to do this will get you a warning, particularly with selling guns.
9) DO NOT try to cheat the Age Verification
Cheating the Age Verification process by trying to use an image of the Age Verified tab as your avatar (or by any other photo editing means). Using fake ID or another having someone else become "age verified" for you. This will result in a ban.
Trying to scan and faxing a drivers licence to an age rep or any board member in attempts to buy from them will result in a ban. Age verifications are only done in person with designated age reps.
If you are found to be selling age restricted items on these boards to non age verified members, you will loose your age verification and possibly receive a ban as well.
10) Bumping Sales Threads.
A bump of a sales thread is any post or update made under 1 week of the original or last post.
If you have new information to add then please edit your original post.
Examples of this are: new items to be sold, price changes, items sold, adding pictures.
If you are responding to a specific question that has not already been answered that is okay. Although a reply in your thread to a PM received is not this information should be edited into the original post.
Bumping early does result in an infraction, and repeated abuse can and does lead to a temp ban typically of 1 to 3 weeks. Continued abuse after this can lead to loss of age verification, and/or banning from the site.
11) Signature Rules
ONE image, at a maximum of 100 pixels high, 512 pixels wide
If that image is combined with text, the text can NOT exceed 100 pixels in height and 600 pixels wide
If your signature is text only, it can NOT exceed a total of 200 pixels in height and 600 pixels wide
12) Updated: Classified Rules & Info
For all sellers, please pay attention to the new rule in the classified area. There is to be no retailing in the classifieds. If you have goods to retail then please see this thread
for more info.
If you have sold an item, do not edit out your original post. Please keep all contents of your original post, including the price of sold item(s).
You may append to your post, notifiying that it's 'SOLD', change the thread title notifying it's sold, or use the report post function to alert a moderator an item's sold.
All sold items are moved into the "SOLD ITEMS ARCHIVE" for future reference. This should help reduce future disputes, and buyers will be able to refer to past transactions to judge market price.
The archive area will be read-only.
13) Retaliatory Feedback
If you give retaliatory feedback you can face profile infractions, removal of age verification or even banning from the site. Please keep your feedback honest.
14) Necro posting
Do not raise an old thread without adding valuable or pertinent information.
These simple rules are universal and should be respected anywhere on the board. Following them will insure that you’re name is respected, and your company is enjoyed in any post you make. Not following these will result in warnings, which, if unheeded, will be followed by muting or banning (see below).
Ignorance of the above rules is unacceptable. Although an admin or mod may overlook the first offence, it is possible for them to come down harder on you if you break the rules repeatedly.
Offences are divided into two Categories
Definition - Minor offences include things such as mistitling posts, NAR (Not airsoft related) posts, insulting users or user prices, excessive post bumping, rude behaviour and general disrespect of the board's members. They are not limited to those listed.
Response - In general, this is up to the moderators viewing your post and has a LOT to do with your previous conduct on the board. They may warn you publically or privately. In addition, they have the ability to formally register that offence with the administration. If you have been an upstanding member of the board, it may be overlooked completely, however if they feel your actions are inappropriate and it is formally registered, you will be informed. Any formal minor offences will then be considered major offences.
Definition - Major offences are such things as fraud, racial bigotry, trolling*, attempting to sell illegal items, and any minor offence after a formal registration. They are not limited to those listed.
Response - If a major offence is formally reported, several options are available.
1) Removal of posting privileges for a time designated by administration according to the severity of the offence (Muting).
2) A temporary ban for a time designated by administration according to the severity of the offence.
3) A permanent ban from Airsoft Canada Forums.
*Trolling - Is defined as purposeful posting of false, useless, and/or inflammatory remarks to incite discord or unrest in the board or its operation. Whether posts constitute trolling is a decision for administration.
Please remember that although this forum is open to the public, it is owned and paid for by an individual. It is private property, and the administration reserves the right to take any of the above actions as they deem necessary.
- The Administration