Forum Rules

Welcome to the InterCity82 Official Discussion Forum

The following rules and guidelines have been put in place to maintain the integrity of our community and apply to both new and existing users. Please read the rules below carefully, by posting in this forum you agree to abide by these rules. While we will moderate the board, we also ask you 'the users' to help maintain a high-quality and family friendly message board. We ask you to carefully read and acknowledge the board rules listed below and respect any feedback from the moderator.

By registering and posting here you agree to the following:

Message Board Rules

  1. LANGUAGE AND INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT
    This is a family-oriented site provided and operated by the InterCity82 website team. You agree not to post profanity, sexual innuendo and anything else similar in text, or as an image within the community. Any post considered to be in violation of these rules will be deleted without warning. Repeated violations will result in the termination of your account.

  2. DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, GENDER, RELIGION, AND/OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION
    You agree not to post discriminatory material or use any verbal slur that targets someone, or a group of people, based upon gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, and cultural background. This behaviour will not be tolerated.

  3. RESPECT FELLOW USERS
    When you register, you agree to become part of our community. You will be tolerant and respectful of your fellow board members and any visitors. Criticism of ideas and opinions is welcome, but you may not slander or personally attack other members in any way or your stay here will be a short one. If you deem yourself more savvy than another user, please respond constructively. If you find you can't get along with another user, feel free to use the ignore feature.

  4. RESPECT PRIVACY
    Please respect the personal privacy of all members. The forum will be host to a lot of information, 100% of it volunteered by its members – respect what someone chooses to discuss/upload and what they choose not to discuss/upload.

  5. PORNOGRAPHY
    The forum is used by people of all ages, many of them minors. You agree not to post images or links containing sexually suggestive material. Posts containing such material will be deleted and your account terminated immediately.

  6. RELIGION & POLITICS
    Religion and politics can evoke very intense conversation, and while the forum welcomes intense conversation, we think it's probably best to leave the messy subjects of religion and politics out of it. Let's try to stick to trains instead. Discussion threads on religion and politics may be removed without notice.

  7. TROLLING/TRASH TALKING
    Any topic or post viewed as trash talk by the moderators may be removed without warning. This is a forum provided by InterCity82 for the fans of model railways. Registering and posting on this board with the intention of demeaning, insulting InterCity82 and his fans is considered trolling and will not be tolerated. We hope our members will return that same courtesy when visiting the model railway boards.

  8. SPAMMING AND POST-COUNT INFLATION
    Posting the same message in several forums is unnecessary and not well-respected. Replying to obvious spam will result in a warning. "Chat Style" threads, one line or word responses ( I agree,me too..) and responses posted just to gain a higher post count or stir up trouble will result in a reduction in your post count. If done repeatedly, it will be considered spam and will result in a warning. Your posts should be meaningful, well thought out and add something of substance to the discussion. Cross-posting will result in threads being locked and/or deleted at the moderator's discretion.

  9. THREAD HI-JACKING
    Taking a thread off-topic is offensive to the originator of the thread and the entire message board. Conversations can naturally meander off and on topic but please respect the original discussion threat started by that member.

  10. MULTIPLE USER ACCOUNTS/IMPERSONATING OTHER USERS
    You may not impersonate another board member or create an account specifically for the purpose of provoking other users. Accessing or using another members account is strictly prohibited. Multiple accounts will automatically be disabled and the primary account banned. If you are found to be using more than one account (i.e. proxy accounts), you will be permanently banned. Any attempt to bypass a temporary suspension or ban will immediately result in your account being disabled permanently. IP addresses can and will be logged if needed.

  11. NO PRIVATE MESSAGING
    It was a hard decision to make, but private messaging has been disabled. The reason for this is that the forums are visited by members of all ages, from 92 years old right down to just 8 years old. To help protect the forum's youngest members from being targeted by unwanted attention, all discussions are 100% public and easy for all to see.

Message Board Guidelines

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PINNED THREADS
    Threads at the top of each forum contain important message board information, read them to keep current on the latest forum news. Pinned threads are topics that can be found at the top of the forum and will stay current regardless of posting traffic. If you want a topic pinned, contact a moderator or InterCity82 (Will) with the request.
  2. COMMENTS ON MESSAGE BOARD ISSUES
    Please do not make a thread about message board issues but rather send all suggestions, complaints and compliments directly to a moderator or InterCity82 via the Contact part of the website (bottom left).
  3. REPORT RULE VIOLATORS AND INFRACTION
    Please report infractions to a moderator by using the "report" button located in the bottom right corner of each post. Please do not respond to obvious trolls and spammers directly and take matters into your own hands. This makes you part of the problem and makes our job of keeping the peace more difficult than it needs to be.
  4. REDUNDANT/DUPLICATE THREADS
    In the interest of keeping a tidy forum, you are expected to search for already existing threads on the same subject. Either page back or use the search function (located at the top of the page). Posting duplicate threads will not endear you to your fellow users and your thread will either be locked or merged with the existing topic. While you're not expected to search exhaustively, some effort is required.
  5. POST IN THE CORRECT FORUM
    Please think about which board your topic belongs in before posting your message. The moderators reserve the right to move topics and posts as they see fit to keep the board orderly and easy to read.
  6. IMAGES, AVATARS, AND SIGNATURES
    All images, including avatars and signatures, must conform to message board rules. Please keep graphics and avatars respectable as this forum is used by people of all ages. Avatars can be no more than 100 by 100 pixels and signatures no taller than 150 pixels, this includes both image and text. The moderators reserve the right to request and/or remove any signatures we find inappropriate, regardless of its size. If you want to copy and use images that another member has created and provided, ask permission before copying their images. You would want that same courtesy if the images were your art.
  7. ATTENTION ALL VISITORS
    We welcome and enjoy having opposing views in our discussions but if you are a visitor here, remember that this is forum and website covering the topic of trains. If trains aren't really your thing, then why are you here?! lol

Registration

All new accounts are registered through intercity82.com. If you register multiple accounts, all but one will be disabled. IP addresses can and will be logged when required.

Warnings and Bans

This forum operates a '3 strikes' policy. After a 1st warning, a 2nd warning is given. If a 3rd strike occurs then your account is terminated. IP addresses can and will be logged in order to prevent persons creating multiple accounts.