Kia Forum banner
Not open for further replies.
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

Premium Member
1,143 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
By maintaining an account and posting on, you hereby agree to abide by these rules.

As noted below, breaching these rules can result in post or thread deletion, and continued breaches can result in your user account being put into the penalty box on either a temporary (binned) or permanent basis (banned).

In your account profile, you MUST display your location (you can get as detailed as you'd like, but at least provide country), your vehicle model, and year.

Members volunteer their assistance and guidance without the expectation or suggestion of payment or tipping. No soliciting.

Please remember the following rules when posting:

No Advertising/spamming. Advertising of any kind or spamming is strictly prohibited.

No Pornographic Materials. No sexually offensive or sexually explicit material. This includes suggestive images, graphics, and comments.

No Topics and media files of a political, religious, pornographic, sexually explicit, or other "NSFW" nature are not permitted. This prohibition applies equally to user titles, signatures, avatars, and private messages.

No Personal Attacks. Do not call other members names, even in jest. You may attack or dispute opinions and facts, but do so with facts and not by taking it to a personal level.

No Avatar Abuse. These are a luxury and abuse of them will result in them being lost and your account being restricted. No pornographic or explicit material.

No Trolling. You will not post any topic that disrupts the peace and harmony of this forum. Don't create meaningless threads with the sole purpose of starting a dispute. This includes messages in profiles and signatures.

No Harassment. Try to keep discussions on a positive note.

No Duplicate Posting. There is no need to post your message or question to more than one forum.

No Multiple Identities. Registering multiple usernames and posting under all of them as different people will not be tolerated. Anyone caught doing this will have all related usernames disabled and their posting priviledges removed.

No Profile Abuse - Using your profile to post offensive or unsuitable material, or using it to harass or offend another user is unacceptable. Please be sensible when it comes to your signature aswell, having a signature that is twice as long as your posts is generally frowned upon.

No Plagiarism. Cite all sources fully in the post and with link when available.

No offensive language or user names (phonetic spellings included).

All posts and images are owned by reserves the right to modify these rules at any time without prior notice


1. Post new threads in the correct forum category; each category includes a brief description of what belongs there. Threads in the wrong forum will be moved to facilitate searches for information of that type.

In addition...

  • Do NOT post complaints about forum staff, warnings/infractions/bans, or site policies. Direct these matters to any Administrator or Moderator privately via PM and allow time for them to respond
  • Please welcome all newcomers with friendly advice about how to find info & resources and get involved in our community - If you can't be friendly, be quiet
  • Begin a new thread only if the subject matter has not already been posted. Like threads may be merged w/o notice
  • No cross-posting: Do not post the same thread in multiple forum sections. Duplicate threads will be merged or deleted
  • Title new threads in a meaningful way so that the subject is obvious and easily searched. The key to others locating posted information in the future depends upon it.
  • Do not post using all caps, or all bold, font: this is the equivalent to shouting on the web and is difficult to read
  • No 'post-whoring': meaningless replies do NOT contribute to the topic of discussion, higher post counts don?t make one member ?better? than another, and high post count competitions tend to annoy the community and staff. Such posts are subject to removal and sanctions
  • Do not post consecutive replies: Use edit to amend an existing post or the "multi-quote" feature to respond to more than one post at once
  • If you must quote a post in a reply, please remove photos from that quote - don't make us scroll through the same photos over and over again
  • ONLY post 'For Sale' or 'Wanted' ads in the Buy/Sell Forum
  • Do NOT solicit our members to join your forum, or any forums outside of our network. Do NOT use this forum to promote your own, or other forums/websites outside of our network. Offenders subject to suspension or ban at our discretion and w/o warning
  • Do not infringe copyrights, post links to downloads, or offers for pirated copyrighted materials i.e. service manuals, copied/hacked navigation software, brand logo rip-offs, etc. This extends to posting of copyrighted articles as well. Under 'Fair Use' provisions you can legally post a small abstract of an article and include a link, or simply post the link. The exception to this rule is press releases, which are intended for distribution

2. Be respectful of others: Personal attacks and insults will not be tolerated. If you don't agree with a post, focus your argument on that post, NOT the person who posted it There is a common bond that brought each of us to this forum but, there is much diversity in age, race, gender, language, and location among our members, which will contribute to differing opinions. All opinions are welcome; disagreements and debates between members are expected on any forum, but we must insist that each member show respect when stating their opinion and respect other members' rights to their own opinions in return.

3. Report posts: Staff cannot possibly read all threads/posts, so we appreciate and rely on our members to help us keep the forum free of problem posts for you. Please REPORT spam, non-supporting vendor violations, insults & personal attacks, trolling, etc.. Please do not respond in a way that will create a greater problem. You may send a PM (with a link to the problem post please) to an Administrator or Moderator... or... click the REPORT POST icon attached to each post. This will send an immediate email alert to ALL forum staff, including a direct link to that post

4. Do not make hateful, racist, or discriminatory comments: Posts that insult an individual or group based on gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability/handicap, politics or religion are strictly prohibited. Expressions of intolerance or hatred will earn a warning/infraction/ban, as will stalking, harassment or threats

5. Do not 'hijack' threads: The subject of a thread is determined by the original poster. Interrupting that discussion is rude and makes it difficult to find posts that are pertinent to the thread topic. Hijack posts may be removed

6. Do not post offensive or shocking content w/o warning: You MUST Begin the title of any thread that is Not Work Safe with the letters NWS to serve as a warning to readers AND all NWS threads must ONLY be posted in Off Topic.NWS material is anything that could be considered inappropriate, indecent, gross, or offensive in mixed company, or could compromise the reader if seen on their computer screen by others.

  • If a thread is NOT labeled "NWS" by the original poster, do NOT post NWS material or links within that thread
  • ALL"NWS" threads posted outside of the Off-Topic forum will be removed
  • The line is thin as to what is acceptable, please use common sense. Any thread/post we deem inappropriate will be deleted w/o notice
  • Posts depicting nudity/partial nudity/obscene material/pornography, or links to same, are absolutely forbidden, INCLUDING in threads labeled "NWS"

7. The Off-Topic forum does not mean 'anything goes': ALL other forum rules still apply! Discussion of religion is NOT permitted due to the volatility of that topic. Such posts/threads are subject to removal and warning/infraction. Politics can be equally volatile and only those discussions that remain respectful will be permitted to continue, however, that permission may be permanently revoked if problems persist.

8. Please do not insult our readers with offensive language/images: Profanity and explicit, obscene, or vulgar language, graphics or behavior is inappropriate in mixed company. Language filters are in place, but are very limited and foul language not included in the filters should not be construed as acceptable. Circumvention of this policy may subject the poster to warning/infraction/ban at staff discretion

9. Solicitations: This member base is not a source to be "mined" for any purpose, including sales or donations by individuals, groups, or businesses, for profit or non-profit, without prior permission or authority

10. Misrepresentation will not be tolerated: This includes creation of multiple accounts for purposes of deception or conflict avoidance

11. Respect the privacy of fellow members: Do NOT post private communications or contact information

12. Linking to files/programs/software which could harm anyone's computer is prohibited

13. Each member is allowed ONE user account. If there is a problem with your user name contact an Administrator by PM. All IP addresses are logged and viewable by Moderators and Administrators
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
Not open for further replies.