Be Sure to Read and Obey the Following Rules, Guidelines and Policy:
All Ford Mustangs (AFM) is committed to providing a comfortable, informative, and entertaining environment in which to enjoy our Mustang hobby with fellow enthusiasts. Our Mustang Community Forums is an extension of that vision. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy the board.
Posting to our Forums is a privilege, not a right and Forum participants must conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. The following rules, guidelines and policies are displayed and agreed to at the time a person registers as a member of this site. It is important that all members read and abide to each the following site rules:
- Member Profile Information is Required:
As a member of AFM it is your responsibility to ensure your member profile contains valid and accurate information. In doing so, please obey to the following rules::
|Member Profile Information ||Rules and Guidelines |
|Email ||Must contain your valid email address. |
|Name ||Must contain EITHER your full name or your first name only. If you have a nickname, post it as your known nickname within your member profile. |
|Country ||Country where you reside. |
|State or Province ||State or Province where you reside. |
|Location ||City, Town or Region within the State or Province specified. |
|Profile Picture: ||Post a picture of yourself here or a picture of you and your ride. |
|Avatar ||Select or upload an Avatar of your choosing or one will be selected for you. |
|Signature || Absolutely NO Images or URL links permitted. If you have a homepage, post the URL as your homepage within your member profile. |
--> Limited to NO MORE THAN 3 inches in height.
--> Limited to NO MORE THAN 8 lines.
--> NO Images or URL links permitted.
Members who fails to adhere to these rules will be subject to the immediate cancellation of their site membership. Our staff reserves the right to modify or ask you to modify your member profile information for any reason without notification.
- Ambiguous Thread Titles:
Do NOT post a new thread with an ambiguous, irrelevant or incomplete thread title. When creating a new thread, take the time to provide a descriptive and well worded thread title, indicative of the content within your post. Posts containing thread titles that are ambiguous, unclear or fail to accurately reflect thread content, may be modified or deleted without notice.
Consider starting your thread with the thread subject followed by your question and/or concern. Use the year, make and model as appropriate and avoid using all caps or repetitive characters such as ..., ???, !!!.
|Ambiguous Thread Titles ||Valid Descriptive Thread Titles |
|'64 coupe brake pedal removal??? ||1964 Mustang Brake Pedal Removal? |
|transmission swap ||2004 Mustang Automatic to Manual Transmission Swap. Worth it or just do gears? |
|help me please im desperate!!! ||1987 Mustang Turbo Swap Issues. Please Help I'm Desperate! |
|idle just raises to 2 grand ||1991 Mustang GT Idle Surges to 2 grand |
- Disrespectful Comments:
Members MUST at all times, be respectful to other members of our community. Flaming is NOT permitted in any of our forums. Slander, bashing, flaming, name calling or harassment of any kind, will NOT be tolerated under any circumstance. Any posts not in compliance with this rule will be promptly deleted or edited to remove offensive content. The ONLY place where we are lenient on language is the Hot Hot Zone because it is password protected & members know what they are getting into by asking for the password. Save any cuss words for the Hot Hot Zone.
- Offensive Content:
Offensive content, including racial/religious slurs is NOT permitted under any circumstances. Obscene, harmful, threatening, abusive, unlawful, defamatory or otherwise objectionable material of any kind will NOT be tolerated. This includes but not limited to, violent material, profane language, pornography, adult, sexual or mature material, or anything that might exploit minors. Any content not in compliance with this rule will be promptly deleted or edited to remove offensive content. Also do not post threads discussing illegal activities, including drug use (Yeah, we know about street racing but this is a car site. It is what it is)
Do NOT submit any threads or posts designed with the sole purpose to invoke a conflict. This is considered a serious offense and a NO tolerance policy is in effect!
Spam posts will not be tolerated in any of our forums. If you choose to post messages containing spam, your post will be immediately deleted and your account will be banned. This is considered a serious offense and a NO tolerance policy is in effect! Also do not promote your new favorite Mustang (or other) car site here, & don`t complain about other car sites here. We don`t want to hear it. There`s always 3 sides to every story.
Any forum of slander, harassment or disrespectful behavior of ANY kind towards AFM Staff, will NOT be tolerated under any circumstance. This includes the posting of issued warnings and subsequent communications between a member and staff. Any member who violates this rule will be subject to the immediate cancellation of their site membership. This is considered a serious offense and a NO tolerance policy is in effect!
- Off Topic Posting:
Do NOT Hijack Threads. When posting, KEEP to the topic of the thread. Posts containing inappropriate topic conversation that stray too far from the thread topic will be closed or deleted.
- Double Posting:
Do NOT Post Flood the forums. Post your message to the MOST appropriate forum. Cross/Double posting is a waste of time and valuable resources. If within a one hour time frame from being posted, USE the edit button to change or add to your recent post. If you post the same message in multiple forums, your post will be deleted.
- Frivolous Posts:
Do NOT submit Frivolous Posts such as, posting a reply when one is not required. If you wish to thank people for something they've posted, include other comments with your post or send them a pm.
Avoid using All Capitalized Text in thread titles, posts or member profiles. This is considered rude and is recognized on the internet as a form of shouting.
- Photos and Graphics:
Do NOT display full size photos or graphics directly within your posts. Use the "Attach File:" option to include a thumbnail link to pictures and graphics within your post. This is in consideration for those members using dialup access. You can also upload photos and images directly to your member gallery. Photos considered as offensive content including pornography, adult, mature or of a violent nature are not permitted under any circumstances.
- Classified Ads:
Classified Ads are NOT permitted within our forums. Post your personal ads for items for sale or wanted to buy to our Free For Sale sections. ANY and ALL Classified ads within our forums will be promptly deleted without notice.
- Unauthorized Advertising:
Do NOT include Advertisements or Promote 3rd party websites or services within your post or signature. This includes links for the purpose of promoting and/or driving traffic to another website. We will promptly delete any of these posts. A no tolerance policy is in effect.
- Copyright Infringement:
Do NOT copy portions of text from other websites or alternate sources without prior authorization. Doing so is an infringement of copyright laws and could result in this site being closed down.
Trolls and Spammers Beware
AFM has a "Zero Tolerance" policy for trolls and spammers! If you come here as a troll or spammer , and post as such, your account will be terminated, and you will be banned. No second chances!
In addition, registering on this forum with more than one user name is prohibited. If we find that you have multiple user names registered, all accounts will be removed with the exception of your original account. If you do it again, your account will be removed, and you will be banned. Accounts not activated within 7 days of registering will be subject to deletion without notice. If you have a problem accessing your account, contact support.
AFM is a free site. The people that work behind the scenes to bring you what you see are all Mustang enthusiasts, as well as volunteers. The time and effort to run and manage these forums is considerable. If you have suggestions or comments about the site, please present them in a constructive manner.
Comments which are derogatory in nature will not be tolerated. If you have a question, suggestion, comment or request, please post in the "Site Support" forum. If you would like to discuss it privately, please use the private message system to contact the site admin, or any of the moderators.
Before posting, please USE the search feature to check to see whether a thread on your topic has already been posted. Multiple threads on the same topic will be deleted, closed or merged.
We are all car enthusiasts, specifically Mustang enthusiasts! Respect other opinions, even though you may not agree. Everyone is entitled to their say, but please do so in a courteous manner. It's easy to flame someone if you disagree, but remember, that type of behavior is strictly prohibited. We come from different locations, we are a mix of ages, and our backgrounds vary. Take that into consideration before you click the post button. A moment of thought is better than hours of grief. The general rule of thumb is treat others as you would like to be treated.
Please don`t bring your drama from another forum to AFM eg. complaining about another site, or some person/vendor that you have a beef with. There`s always two sides to every story, and we don`t this site to be an outlet for bashing & counter bashing.
Site Policy !
AFM reserves the right to make changes to these rules and guidelines at any time. If you feel for whatever reason you are unable to follow these simple rules, we respectfully request you move on to greener pastures.
We reserve the right to remove or edit any post for any reason, including those listed above. We will remove or edit posts in question and give you one warning not to repeat the offense. Repeated offenses could lead up to and include a temporary suspension or permanent ban from our forums.
Please do your part to help keep our forums clean, friendly, informative and a cut above the rest. These rules are in place to help create a better community for you, so please Enjoy, Participate and have FUN !
How we moderate
Each moderator of AllFordMustangs has a set of forums that they oversee on the site. Each moderator on the site was hand picked because they are very knowledgeable Mustang owners who have proven to be dedicated to the idea of bringing our Mustang community together. When a post or thread is reported, a moderator looks at the issue and acts with their best judgement. We cannot promise that a moderator will see the issue the same way as you do but by reporting the issue at least you can be sure it will be looked at by a moderator in a reasonable time period. As each moderator does have a life and job a response may take several hours or possibly up to 24 hours to be looked at.
Non Supporting vendors
Non-Supporting vendors are not allowed to post about available products or services on the forums. These posts will be deleted and the posters account disabled.
Only one (1) username/Account is allowed per member. Do not create more than one account. They will be deleted when found. If you find that you do not like your username, contact an administrator & ask for it to be changed. If the name you want is not already in use, they will gladly change it for you.
Posting False information
Anyone found to be posting false information will be subject to being banned. If you do not absolutley know something about a given subject, do not post your guesses as fact. We do not need members doing damage to their cars because someone posted how to do something, or what part to buy as fact when in fact they pulled it out of thin air. Don`t do it!!!
Bashing AFM sponsors/Vendors will not be tolerated in open forums. If you have a problem with a product/service from a site sponsor/vendor, contact them via a PM in the Marketplace forum. If they do not help you after you contact them via PM, let one of the site administrators know & we will check into the matter. Anyone bashing a site sponsor in open forum without giving them a chance to correct the problem will be subject to being banned. The length of the ban will be up to the administrators. I have yet to see a forum sponsor fail to help a member with a problem
Frivolous Posting to reach 50 posts
Do not make frivolous posts just for the sake of upping your post count to 50 posts to either get a forum discount from a vendor, or to be able to sell an item/s in the For Sale sections. The staff will be on the lookout for these kinds of posts, & they will be deleted. After that the poster`s count will be reset to "0". If a member does it a second time, they are subject to being banned. This is not Craigs list. You cannot join AFM just to sell your stuff.
Do not hijack another member`s thread. If you do not have any information or questions about their specific problem or question, stay out of that thread and start your own. The first time we catch a member violating this rule, the hijacker`s post will be deleted. Any further violations by the same member will lead to administrative action up to & including banning. Moral is:
MAKE YOUR OWN THREAD, DO NOT TAKE OVER/HIJACK ANOTHER MEMBER`S THREAD