Viper Owners Association Rules

General Forum Rules:

  • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate, "vulgar profanity" (or attempts to bypass profanity filters), insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
  • Please refrain from posting meaningless and/or spamming threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
  • Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
  • Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members.
  • Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. For style changes and general 'how-to' questions this should be 24 hours. For specific troubleshooting issues, use 12 hours as a guideline.
  • We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature. Nudity is not permitted. The moderators shall be the sole arbitrators of what does and what does not violate community standards.
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
  • The VOA does not condone street racing and as such, at the discretion of the moderators, we will review any street racing related posts and take down street racing videos.
  • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not permitted.
  • While we are quite happy to have constructive comparative conversations about competing community vendor's products, we will not tolerate blatant advertising. The same rule applies to alternate forums; hard nosed discussion is fine, but please keep it civil so we are not forced to take any action.
  • We reserve the right to remove definitively offensive posts.
  • Posts discussing moderator actions ARE allowed, but we'd prefer you contact the moderator directly to find a compromise. The moderators are here to ensure that all reasonable voices can be expressed. Our preference is to mind our own business rather than yours.
  • You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
  • You cannot post NON VOA advertisements or notices for contests.
  • Avatars are available for VOA members only and must be Viper related.
  • We also reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules, as access to our support forums are a privilege and not a right.

Although these General Forum Rules should address most common situations, we obviously cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.