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Welcome to the Forums. Please take a few minutes to read and understand the following rules. By posting in these forums, you agree to abide by these rules.

Mission Statement
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Below is a list of rules for the MNSubaru forums. Members are expected to follow the spirit of these rules. These rules have been created to promote and maintain an open and fun environment for all members. If you have a question about any of the rules please contact the moderators. We reserve the right to modify the rules as needed and at moderator discretion.

Overall Rules for Posting and Discussion
As a member of this site we ask that you keep the site clean. We have a diverse base of people on this site and we do not want to offend our members. Furthermore we want to keep this site work and family friendly.

The following items are not allowed in any posting to this site, be it links, avatars, signatures, posts, threads, images, videos, etc:
  • Pornography, sexually explicit or suggestive, or NSFW content (links or pictures).
  • Swearing (includes dodging the filter).
  • Vulgar, crude or other explicit remarks.
  • Offensive names.
  • Racial remarks.
  • Religious remarks.
  • Lifestyle remarks.
  • Threats or overly aggressive behavior.
  • Starting fights/arguments (trolling).
Please use your best judgement and common sense when following these rules

MNSubaru has a strict policy against harassment, flaming, and trolling. MNSubaru members are not permitted to harass or "flame" other members. Please do not post or transmit any harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. This includes any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Please note that this also includes the posting of taunts on a forum solely for the purpose of deriding that forum's topic and/or members.

Rules Regarding Events
MNSubaru does not endorse or promote illegal activity including but not limited to; street racing, speeding, wreckless and/or careless driving and trespassing. Discussions on the forums related to illegal activity will be deleted and infractions will be given. Illegal activity at MNSubaru events will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave the event. MNSubaru will cooperate with law enforcement as required.

Any member of the forums may organize an event, you do not need to be a moderator or admin of the site to do so. MNSubaru may be able to provide guidance or assistance to some events, so feel free to ask, but due to limited resources we may not be able to help in all cases.

For Sale/Wanted Rules
The For Sale forum is provided as a service to the MNSubaru community. Items do not need to be Subaru related, but please do not abuse this forum.
  • Only moderators can edit the FS thread so, make it complete w/details the first time. PM a moderator or post in thread when an edit(price change, sold etc...) is needed.
  • All members can view and reply to For Sale threads.
  • All for sale items posted outside the for sale section will be delete without notice.
  • All members can view, reply, and start threads in the "Want to Buy" Section.
  • Only Vendors with Vendor status can start threads in the Vendors section. All members can view and reply to these threads. If you are a vendor and need your account upgraded, Please contact a moderator or administrator.
  • Post a complete description and include pictures of the item(s) for sale.
  • [*]Item must be owned by poster. No selling for a friend. Items found selling for a friend will be deleted without notice.
  • Price is required on all items. Trading is a price, along with Free, or $xxx OBO. If you choose to no longer look for a trade for the item and choose to sell it, you must post a price. Items without a price will be deleted without notice.
  • Post your location.
  • Keep comments in the For Sale forum on topic.
  • Do not hijack threads, if you have an item to sell, please start a new thread.
  • Do not lowball prices or post that you saw an item cheaper elsewhere.
  • Do not list stolen items, weapons, or non-legal items for sale.
  • To Sellers, Do NOT try to scam members on this forum.
  • (scamming is considered, but not limited to, any behavior that includes trickery, knowing omission of truth, fraudulent claims, or otherwise unethical actions involved in a transaction or advertisement.)
  • To Buyers, Be aware of what you are buying, pay attention to post count, join date and location when buying.
If you participate in a group buy, do NOT back out after the items have been ordered. Many of the group buys here are organized by individuals for the purpose of helping out other members. Not paying for your item(s) can put people in very difficult financial situations. Abuse of group buys will be dealt with seriously.

Special Note for Vendors
Vendor registration is not required, but you must be a registered vendor and provide complete contact information to post in the Vendor forum. Vendors are asked to list their items for sale only in the Vendor forum. Vendors are encouraged to participate in the rest of the forums, a separate/personal account is required when the posting is not business related. Please contact a MNSubaru Moderator to become a registered vendor.

Note on Off-Topic Discussion
Off-Topic forum is intended for any discussion that doesn't fit into another category. All content must follow site guidelines and must be safe for work. You may not title a thread or post content and label it NSFW. NSFW material is not acceptable on MNSubaru. Off-Topic is heavily moderated.

Members may use signatures. You are limited to one line of text and you must adhere to the site guidelines. Additionally, you may not include any hyperlinks, quotes, pictures, or hidden messages.

To enforce these rules the Moderators of this website have created a set of infractions. These infractions will be given out consistently, without regard to past behavior on the forums. The Moderators do retain discretion and have final authority on disputes.
  • General Moderator Warning
  • (Used at the discretion of site staff for any violations not specifically outlined below.)
  • Hijacking threads
  • (Intentionally misguiding original subject of the thread.) Intentional wrong forum/cross posting. (Starting thread in wrong category/cross posting.)
  • Trolling/Flaming
  • (Purposeless trolling or flaming throughout forums and/or threads.)
  • Language
  • (Vulgar/profane/ offensive language of any nature.)
  • For Sale/WTB/Vendor threads
  • (Misuse of FS/WTB/Vendor forums. misleading information.)
  • Harassment/Threats
  • (Any harassment of another user or community.)
  • Offensive content
  • (Posts/Discussions/Hyperlinks to pornographic or offensive material of any nature.)
  • Illegal activity
  • (Discussions or participation of illegal activity in the forums.)
  • Spamming (BAN)
  • (Unsolicited links or posts to unrelated products/services or companies)
  • Multiple user accounts for one person (BAN)
  • (One person using multiple user accounts on the forums)
  • Group Buy Abuse (BAN)
  • (Abuse of a group buy, backing out, failure to deliver)
  • Misleading Thread titles (Includes video threads)
  • (When creating a new thread your title must accurately describe the contents of the thread. Misleading or incomplete thread titles are not allowed.)
  • Dodging the swear filter
  • (Dodging the swear filter is not allowed in any format. This includes pictures, videos, or using any combination of alphanumeric text/symbols.)
  • Religious and Political Threads not allowed
  • (MNSubaru does not allow Religious or Political threads in any forum including Off-Topic.)
First warning from the moderator staff will include corrective actions including deleting or moving any content that does not follow the site guidelines.

Second warning from the moderator staff will include corrective actions and an automatic ban of your account for a period no less than 24 hours and no greater than one week.

Third warning from the moderator staff will warrant a ban for no less than one week and up to 30 days.

Depending upon severity of violation(s) you may be banned immediately and indefinitely.

Members are encouraged to report offending posts to the Moderators by using the "Report this post" function of the forums. Please include a description of why you are reporting the post. Your report will go only to the moderators of the website and will NOT be revealed to other members. Please keep in mind that while these reports go directly to moderators, this system is not intended to be used as a means for lodging personal complaints against other members simply because you don't like them and/or their actions.

New Users
New members will have to go through a MANUAL verification process before you are allowed to post on the site. MNSubaru does NOT auto approve it's members. This is to help keep spam accounts to a minimum.

Thank you
Thank you from the Moderators of MNSubaru. We hope you enjoy your time on the MNSubaru website. We encourage you to be active and get involved and help make this a great community.
For breaking above rules you may be warned/banned appropriately!