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More Smoke, If you post a "I Want More Smoke", or "Smoke out" threads, You Will be bashed, flamed, heckled, and given a hard time. Blowing smoke is killing the diesel world by causing the government to crack down and put more restrictions on diesel vehicles. If you post such a thread the Staff will not be responsible for any attacks, So post it at your own risk!

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1. Username and Access (please read this guideline carefully)

1.1 Subscribers may select a username of choice (all usernames will be screened for appropriateness - no profanity or vulgarity, etc.). Usernames related to a non-sponsor business are not allowed. If you register with a business name as your username you will be asked to change it until you are set up as a vendor.

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1.8 Members may not post items for sale in their signature.
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2. Conduct
Duramaxforum.com encourages lively and informative discussion among Discussion Forum participants. But keep it clean and productive.

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a) referring dealers for warranty work.
b) referrals for local shops who perform installations not offered by sponsoring vendors

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3. Discussion Forums
Duramaxforum.com Discussion Forum is designed to help owners solicit input from others on the proper maintenance and operation of their truck. Use good common sense. Remember, we do not have the staff to mediate or "police" all of the information that is posted. Analyze thoroughly before taking any advice offered.

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3.5 Moderators may Move, Edit, or Delete any thread/post without warning or explanation as they see fit to do so...
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4.Sponsors and Vendors

Standard Vertical Scope / Auto Guide Vendor Rules said:
Here are the standard vendor rules, these rules will be enforced above and beyond our specific forum rules.

1. Any and all commercial posting on the forum requires vendor credentials to do so. This includes: A business name Usernames, business information in your Signatures and or Avatars, soliciting in private message, and any and all commercial posting in threads. Failure to sign up as a vendor prior to commercial posting will result in your post being deleted and your account being blocked and or banned until the proper credentials have been added to your account

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If you`re a vendor on the forum and are encountering issues with your account or experience on the forum please contact us at [email protected] for support.
4.1 Vendors are Not permitted to sale or give price quotes to another member in the open forums.

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4.10 Non Vendors are not permitted to mention companies they are affiliated with.

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First offense: A warning will be given and All staff will be notified of the warning.

Second offense: A two day Ban from the site.

Third offense: Will require a meeting between the Vendor and Staff and can result in removal of Vendor status and a permanent ban from the site.
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5. Educate, Don't Irritate
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For Sale Forum Rules! said:
When selling stuff in the for sale section, you MUST include a price that you want to sell your stuff for. This isn't e-bay. Also, if you don't have your location filled out to where it shows up when you post, please put a location in the post.

If you have an issue with the prices that people post, please PM that person. Calling them out and referring to another site is inappropriate. If you can get it for a cheaper price elsewhere, please do so and not slam the person posting. thanks.

We do help people out here to get the best deal, but this is a private seller section. Please don't refer people to other websites in the threads that people are selling things.

If you need a refresher on the rules that you agreed to when you signed up, please click here.

Please remember to close your thread when the item(s) are sold.

Due to some previous issues, the item you sell must belong to you and be in your possession, we understand your friend isn't on the forum, but this has created a lot of issues. If they want it listed here, they can join, post 25 constructive posts or become a paying vendor, and then post their own AD up.
 
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