VISION & GUIDELINES STATEMENT

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    mk1rceme
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    VISION & GUIDELINES STATEMENT

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:05 pm

    CMCF: THE CANADIAN MILITARY COLLECTORS FORUM is a forum/group originally formed in November of 2009 for the express purpose of being a place where collectors from around the world can come post photos & engage in civil discussions about their Canadian military collections.

    I KNOW there are quite a few forums/groups out there on the internet, and many of us belong to many of them. HOWEVER, I saw the need to have a somewhat comprehensive site that focused on the Canadian Armed Forces in general. This may seem rather bold given the fact that most of us don't just collect a certain countries militaria. Myself, I collect items from quite a few countries. My issue with existing forums is the lack of information about Canada's military, and the fact that most discussions are overshadowed by German and US collector participation in these forums. There are several forums out there that focus on one area of collecting. So I thought, "Why not have a forum that covers the Canadian Military, past to present?" So I created the CMCF forum.

    FEATURES:

    There are forums/categories representing just about everything that Canada had a hand in. ALL conflicts, ALL aspects of the hobby, ALL time periods & ALL wars/conflicts. So PLEASE join us...it's free to join and share your knowledge and photos of your collections with us. We are here to learn & grow from each other and look forward to creating friendships that will last a lifetime & beyond. And the BEST PART...It only takes a minute to register.

    DISCLAIMER:
    RULES,REGULATIONS & RESTRICTIONS:


    Please take some time to thoroughly review the rules & regulations of the CMCF forum. We expect ALL members; including the moderating staff & administration, to adhere to the following set of guidelines. The guidelines are posted for a reason. The reason is simple, it is so that ALL members & guests can be AWARE of what IS allowed & what's NOT in the CMCF. By joining the CMCF you agree to follow the rules & guidelines as set forth below. (NOTE: the administration reserves the right to modify rules at any given time with or without notice. ALL members WILL be notified in the FORUM NEWS & INFORMATION section if a rule is added or modified.)

    First & foremost...The CMCF & its Administration are NOT responsible for any photos, posts, discussion topics, views, emails, personal messages or chat that are posted by our membership & staff.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate any sexual/pornographic comments, pornographic links or photos.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate any advertising or advertising links. The exception to this rule is advertising for militaria related items which ARE ALLOWED in the appropriate section.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate trolling or soliciting. By trolling we mean coming into the forum with the sole purpose of posting controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.

    CMCF takes a NEUTRAL stand as far as Politics & Religion are concerned.

    CMCF WILL ALLOW political discussion & topics ONLY in the REAR ECHELON section. NO political debate/posts/comments are to be found in ANY other section. Political debate & discussion are generally ALWAYS heated & CAN BE offensive to those residing in both your country & other countries. So PLEASE use respect, be tactful & show courtesy when mentioning anything political in nature. While CMCF understands that WE all have opinions, PLEASE be courteous to others when expressing them. CMCF PREFERS THAT POLITICAL DISCUSSIONS DO NOT TAKE PLACE IN THE FORUM.

    CMCF WILL NOT ALLOW discussion of religion & religious topics. The EXCEPTION to this is if it directly relates to militaria. THIS IS TO RESPECT OTHERS RELIGIOUS OR NON-RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

    CMCF WILL ALLOW discussion of other forums as long as it is FACTUAL in nature. CMCF WILL ALLOW for links to other forums to be posted in the appropriate section. We just ask that that negative comments be held to a minimum.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards ANY religion or one's religious beliefs.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards a person based on his or her gender.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards a person based on his or her sexual orientation.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards a person based on his or her race.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate ANY negative remarks towards ANY country, nation or principality.

    ANY COMMENTS, POSTS AND/OR TOPICS WHICH VIOLATE ANY OF THE ABOVE STANDARDS ARE SUBJECT TO BEING EDITED OR DELETED. THE MEMBER MAKING THE COMMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO A WARNING WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF SUSPENSION OR BEING PERMANENTLY REMOVED FROM THE FORUM.

    CMCF understands that inevitably ALL members will not agree on ALL topics & ideas ALL the time. There WILL be disagreements & tempers will flare. This is completely normal, it happens in marriages & relationships....so it will definitely happen in forums as well. all CMCF asks is that when disagreeing with someone or when correcting someones mistakes...please USE CAUTION and BE COURTEOUS. Also please show or provide links to backup your reasoning if it is available.

    We all know how it feels to be told "SORRY PAL...YOU ARE WRONG" or "THAT IS FAKE", it is NOT fun to hear...SO please keep in mind how you feel when told that....when correcting or disagreeing with someone else.

    IF CMCF ADMINISTRATORS OR STAFF DETERMINE THAT THE COMMENTS, POSTS AND/OR TOPICS ARE GETTING OUT OF HAND OR ARE BECOMING TOO NEGATIVE OR OFFENSIVE, THE POST WILL BE LOCKED TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE.

    CMCF WILL NOT delete posts unless they violate any of the discrimination policies. We believe that the posts should stand as reference, whether good, bad or ugly and even if they get hostile. If a topic is LOCKED...then generally a reason will be posted in that topic explaining why.

    If any member believes a post to be inappropriate, please contact a member of administration, and appropriate action will be taken if necessary.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate PERSONAL INFORMATION such as address, phone numbers, etc. being displayed on the forum. ANY member caught doing this WILL BE permanently removed from the forum. The exceptions are if a member wishes to display or use his or her full name and/or your location.

    CMCF WILL NOT tolerate ANY personal attacks or harassment by members on other members. We realize that some members have or will have issues with other members, be it from other forums, other's opinions, etc. CMCF STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that those members IGNORE each other. ANY posts or comments that violate this rule WILL be subject to being edited or removed.

    CMCF reserves the right to lock, delete or edit ANY post that we deem as necessary with or without reason & with or without notification.

    CMCF reserves the right to remove ANY member from the forum that we deem as necessary with or without reason & with or without notification.

    CMCF does not review the personal messages sent between members. BUT we do expect the same strict standards to be upheld when utilizing the message system. If any member receives a message that they feel to be inappropriate, please forward it to a member of administration, and appropriate action will be taken.

    THE MARKETPLACE
    RULES, REGULATIONS & RESTRICTIONS:


    CMCF WILL ALLOW the buying, selling & trading of militaria items within "THE MARKETPLACE" section.

    CMCF WILL ALLOW the posting of "wanted" lists within "THE MARKETPLACE" section.

    CMCF, its' administration & staff WILL NOT be held responsible for any claims made by the buyer or seller as to the originality of an item or items, or any other part of the transaction including but not limited to: the availability, financing & shipping of the item or items.

    CMCF expects that BOTH buyer & seller COMPLETE the transaction if an agreement has been made between the two, and in a timely manner. CMCF also expects that FACTUAL & HONEST feedback be left for each party in the "BUYER/SELLER/TRADER REPORT CARD" section.

    BY POSTING INSIDE OF THE MARKETPLACE AREA, MEMBERS AGREE TO THE ABOVE TERMS & CONDITIONS & ARE CONDUCTING BUSINESS AT THEIR OWN RISK.

    IN SHORT.....PLAY NICE, BE RESPECTFUL & THERE WON'T BE ANY PROBLEMS TO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT!!!!!

    THESE ARE THE RULES, REGULATIONS, RESTRICTIONS & GUIDELINES OF CMCF. WE HAVE TO HAVE THEM TO KEEP THE FORUM FROM RUNNING AMOK & YES....THEY HAVE TO BE FAIRLY STRICT TO PROTECT THE MEMBERSHIP. SO....IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THEM OR WISH TO FOLLOW THEM, BY ALL MEANS EITHER LEAVE OR DON'T SIGN UP!!!!! WE WON'T HOLD IT AGAINST YOU!!!!!


    Last edited by mk1rceme on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:49 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Revised)

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