Welcome to the Pradopoint Community Forums. Pradopoint is a community of people interested in four wheel driving, its associated activities and the Toyota Prado. We endeavour to make Pradopoint a safe and supportive, family friendly website where people respect each other, their opinions and support our members. If everyone adheres to the Rules, Pradopoint can then be the great resource and community it was intended to be. Pradopoint is managed by a team of Moderators who generously devote their time to making the website operate well. Please offer them the courtesy and resect they deserve.
Please note you are also subject to the Pradopoint Code of Conduct.
The code of conduct is an overarching principle that applies to all areas of Pradopoint and how you interact with it and the other visitors and members of the website. The general rules of ‘netiquette’ apply on Pradopoint. In summary these include:
In addition the points below are relevant to the forum:
You may hold only one active Pradopoint account. Fake accounts will be removed.
Account details (login and password) must be kept safe and secure. You must not allow others to access or use your account.
If your account is suspended, banned or otherwise you may lose access to the benefits included in your financial membership. No refunds will be offered for financial memberships.
It is solely your responsibility to terminate the renewal of a financial membership by logging into your Paypal account and amending the recurring subscription.
Membership accounts including posts & threads will not be deleted or removed by request. By granting the licence mentioned above we reserve the right to retain the content. Pradopoint’s essence is that of a threaded, conversational website. In order for threads to make sense for future viewers posts must remain in place.
Threads and posts are to be created within the appropriate section / sub-section of each forum. There are a number of topics that create nothing more than work for our moderator and administrator team. Topics related to the list below are prohibited and will be removed and result in infraction points being awarded. These include:
Legally we are required to remove threads and posts that are defamatory. While a defence to defamation is the truth, we are not at liberty to make that decision. Please consider what you post before you submit it.
Posts and threads that fall within this category will be edited or removed and result in infraction points being awarded. Trolling may be defined as deliberately attempting to ‘get a rise’ out of someone and does nothing positive for the community. Members should not reply to any message of this nature publicly and should report the post to the moderation team.
You must not post the content of a private message or email without the express permission of the author.
As the Pradopoint community has grown, an avenue for advertising has emerged to this niche interest area. In the past, some suppliers and members have taken advantage of our community for personal gain. These Advertising & Trading Rules are now in force and apply retrospectively. To discuss advertising opportunities on Pradopoint email email@example.com.
Trading outside of the For Sale section is prohibited. This includes using private messaging. If you have more than one item to sell (ie. you wish to sell items you are fabricating, manufacturing or importing) you must establish a commercial membership with Pradopoint. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may post a message in the For Sale forum only if:
You may not directly or indirectly advertise products for sale in your forum signature whether by private messaging, email, links to external websites, phone or otherwise.
You may add links, phone numbers or email addresses to your posts or blog that are relevant to your topic only if:
You may add a link to your profile (homepage link). This link may be:
You may add links, phone numbers or email address to your signature only if:
Usernames must not contain any form of advertising including:
All group buy type threads are to be located within the Group Buy forum. You may add a post to the Group Buy forum only if you have express permission from the owner of Pradopoint.
Advertising in threads is prohibited unless:
Pradopoint is maintained by a group of moderators that generously donate their time to the community. Moderating a popular website is not a simple task and they do their best to promote the underlying principles of Pradopoint as outlined above.
A moderators role is to keep topics on track, clean up any spam or trolling comments, help with the general running of the forum and to award infraction points where required.
Please respect them as they are people just like you.
Any abuse or threat to the moderator or administration team whether direct or implied will result in permanent banning of a members account and may be referred to the relevant law enforcement agency.
If you believe you have been subject to an unfair award of infraction points or a ban you may email email@example.com.
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