Welcome / Posting Guidelines -- PLEASE READ

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Welcome / Posting Guidelines -- PLEASE READ

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Welcome to Modern Buddy!

Please read these guidelines before posting. Modern Buddy is a moderated forum, and we will remove anything that strays from these rules. Enforcement of these guidelines is at the discretion of the moderators and admin of the forum. If you feel a post is in violation of the guidelines, please use the "report post" function to bring it to our attention by clicking this button:
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The Moderators may, at their discretion, take action regarding posts or behaviors which aren’t specified below. We will try to be open and transparent regarding all moderation.

GENERAL BEHAVIOR

The purpose of Modern Buddy is to inform, educate, entertain and bring us together as a community. This is a forum where scooterists of all ranges of experience, backgrounds and knowledge levels can come and discuss things without feeling intimidated or assaulted by the hostility often found elsewhere.

Be civil to one another. Treat everyone with respect. Keep it friendly and remember that not everyone shares your particular viewpoint, nor should anyone be ridiculed or patronized for not believing or behaving exactly as you do.

ModernBuddy does not tolerate hate speech or expressions of prejudice and bigotry of any kind. This includes but is not limited to: race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, language, disability, location.

Politics has no place here. We can stray from discussion of scooters and what’s related, but not into this minefield. This includes avatars, signatures, and other means of expressing your political views. Take it elsewhere.

Sexual harassment of any type will not be tolerated. Please be aware of how comments may be interpreted, and whether they may cause someone discomfort or concern. If you’re saying, “I’m just sayin’!” you’ve probably crossed a line.

Please refrain from criticizing others on the basis of: what scooter they own/ride, what gear they wear, not being as knowledgable about scooters and such as more experienced owners. Advice, suggestions, and recommendations are all good.

Experienced users: please have patience with the new users, whether they’ve searched for a topic, their level of knowledge.

Members should respect each other’s privacy. Please do not disclose the personal information of others, links to their personal social media, revealing screenshots, or similar without their explicit permission. Posting others’ phone numbers, addresses of all kinds, and other information is not allowed. No doxxing.

POSTING and CONTENT

Try to do a search (link at the top of every page) before asking a general question—chances are, the question has been asked and answered several times already. If you can't find an answer via search, though, don't sweat it. Ask and we'll try to point you in the right direction.

Flaming is not allowed. While discussion, courteous disagreement and debate are fine (even encouraged), arguing and bickering is frowned upon as it contributes to a negative and hostile tone.

The following topics and types of content are not permitted on Modern Buddy:
  • Any type of hate speech
  • Pornography (Context is everything. The moderators will have the sole and final decision as to what crosses the line.)
  • Politics and religion (advocacy of a particular party, candidate, viewpoint, or religion, or any controversial topic related to politics or religion)
  • Helmet laws and whether the should/should not exist (the cause of many past flame wars)
  • Other blatantly divisive topics such as abortion, the death penalty, and gun control (to name a few)
  • Any content violating the privacy of other members
Off color posts are permitted provide they don't violate other guidelines but should be correctly labeled. The moderators may remove any content they deem is offensive.

Personal attacks are strictly prohibited. Any posts in violation will be immediately and summarily removed and the poster will be warned against further infractions. Repeat offenders may be banned.

Off topic/not scooter related posts are permitted, provided they do not violate the above restrictions.

Post subject lines should be fairly descriptive to benefit tagging, searching and helping others decide what content the want to read. As such, we strongly encourage the use of the following in your subject lines (when applicable): [NSR] (or "Not Scooter Related"); [NBR] ("Not Buddy Related"); [NSFW] ("Not Safe for Work").

Angry rants are discouraged. If you have an issue with customer service, a dealer, a retailer, Genuine or anyone else, please try to stick to the facts when posting about it without making claims and accusations you're not prepared to back up or otherwise violating the guidelines.

Sales and solicitations are allowed only in the For Sale / Wanted section unless otherwise approved by the admin.

Retailers and dealers should contact the admin before posting.

Please do not post copyrighted material on the forum without the owner's permission. Best practice for posting an article is to post a link to the source. Quoting passages is allowed. We have many members who are writers, designers and artists so do our best to respect creators' rights.

HAVE FUN
Scootering is supposed to be enjoyable; that's why we're here.

Explore the site and the different types of content available.
Participate in some of the forum activities (photo scavenger hunt), meetups, group rides and rallies as well as discussions here.
Get to know your fellow scooterists.
Maximize your enjoyment of scootering.

And ride safe!
Eric // LA Scooter Meetup Group // Stella 4T // Vespa LX // Vespa LXS // Honda Helix // some, uh, projects…
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