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Discussion in 'Off-topic / Suggestions' started by Viral, Oct 26, 2013.

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  1. Viral

    Viral Always Sunny Staff Member Owner

    Ålesund, Norway
    Community Guidelines
    We take pride in keeping our message boards respectful, pleasant, and enjoyable for members of all ages. Please read the following guidelines before posting.

    Self-Promotion is Spam
    All posts are read by our administration and moderation team. If we catch questionable content, it will immediately be edited or removed for further investigation. Any post that is considered advertising for one's self-interests, including the promotion of an investment forum or any site one is affiliated with, fits under this subject.

    While you are allowed to promote your web site(s) in your signature, you are not permitted to post links to sites you run or are in any way affiliated with in your posts. In addition, users are not permitted to post any kind of affiliate program link with referrer IDs. Repeat violators who post promotional content will be warned and then permanently banned.

    Relentless Stock Pumping and Stock Bashing
    The TCI board is a place to learn. People who take the liberty to excessively push, bash or consistently sow doubts on stocks will be warned by the moderator if their actions appear of an unusually intense and frequent nature. We want the board to be a place to fiercely debate stocks in an open environment. TCI members deemed not respectful of the community guidelines for relentless one sided posts will be warned by the moderator to tone it down if they push the boundaries. TCI members who fail to respect the warning will have their messages deleted related to that stock. They will be free to post comments on the particular stock (s) after close of the market week on Friday and Saturday (This will be for a probationary period). The TCI board is a place to learn, spinners will be eventually banned if they can’t control their behavior.

    Language and Trolling
    Our community is family-friendly. There could be young users and language should be kept within a PG-13 level. Vulgar language is not allowed. This constitutes the use of any kind of offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate material deemed unsafe for younger members. Inappropriate language will potentially be removed and users will be warned.

    Do not post provocative, outrageous, or pointless messages only to get a response from others, i.e. "trolling." Repeat violators will be permanently banned.

    Lastly, if it is abundantly clear that a user has no intention of positively contributing to on topic discussions, combined with an abrasive, combative attitude, they will be warned prior to being banned. Users must demonstrate an interest in contributing. In other words, users who wish to do nothing but argue off topic issues are welcome to do so in the appropriate forum, here being Off Topic / Suggestions, but not anywhere else.

    Personal Attacks
    In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated. While discussions may become heated, it is not an excuse to result to attacks or insults. There is a difference between a passionate, respectful discussion and one that delves into personal matters. Think of it as debating issues, not individuals. When the line is crossed, the discussion may be closed by the moderation team. Violators will be warned and potentially banned.

    We will be less strict with these rules in our Off Topic section, but as far as being family friendly, this still holds strong.

    Ethical behaviour
    All TCI members are expected to interact with other members in a genuine way and not attempt to manipulate stocks on the board. All information that posters bring to the board they should believe is accurate or state otherwise. Unethical behavior such as slandering other members will result in messages being deleted. A first warning will be provided prior to the posters removal from the TCI board. Other examples of unethical behavior are bashing stocks or undermining stocks while short selling them and/or working for hedge funds doing so and spinning the board. As well, excessive pumping of stocks such as telling the board you are all in on one stock is considered a form of pumping. TCI encourages everyone to have a diversified portfolio. Please notify the moderators if you suspect unethical behavior on the TCI board.

    Moderators and Administrators Have the Final Word
    If you have a problem or a complaint, please direct it to the administrators and/or moderators, not to the boards. Please also do not hesitate to send us your suggestions for improving the site. We will take appropriate actions to address the issue. People who persist complaining about the TCI board will be warned prior to be banned from the site.
    We will do our utmost to avoid banning individuals from the site for any reason.

    If you have something to post and you're not sure which board it belongs in, do not post it in more than one board. If the administrators or moderators think it would fit better in another location, it will be moved there. Duplicate threads only serve to create confusion.

    Signature Rules
    A typical signature contains the poster's name, e-mail address, website, and a favorite quote or saying. Excessive font size are not allowed. Anyone abusing this privilege will be warned and then have their signature removed until they acknowledge this guideline.

    Multiple Accounts Per Individual Are Not Permitted
    If you forget your password, use the password recovery tool, in which case you will be able to reset your password, given that you have access to the e-mail associated with your account. If you are still unable to login, contact the administrator.

    Again, please follow the above guidelines when posting on our message boards. If you have any questions, please contact us.

    For TSLA discussion please head over to TSLA Investors Discussion at Tesla Motors Club.
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