Forum Rules

By using the LCARS Forums, it is assumed that you have read the following rules and agree to abide by them. If a post is deleted due to inappropriate content or violation of these rules, LCARS will assume that you intentionally decided to bend one of the rules. There is no argument if a user post or a user themselves is banned from the forum. LCARS maintains the right to operate and maintain a user friendly forum that supports its users and the ham radio community.

The rules are simple and easy to fallow:

  • All information and instructions given within these forums is to be used at your own risk. By following or using any of this information you give up the right to hold lcarsonline.org liable for any damages.
  • All the forums are categorized by topics. Please post your questions or messages in the appropriate forum.
  • Answers to many of the questions you may have can be found in the Tutorials Section, Glossary, or from other posts on the message boards. Please use the search functions, at the top right of each page, to find your answers. If you are still having problems, feel free to post your question.
  • All help must be provided in the forums. We do not allow support to be provided or requested via personal message, email, or remote desktop control programs (Logmein, TeamViewer, etc).
  • If a topic is posted in a forum that is not appropriate for the question, the staff has the right to move that topic to another better suited forum.
  • The posting of any copyrighted material on our web site is strictly prohibited.
  • There will be no use of profanity on our message boards. This will not be tolerated and can lead to immediate suspension.
  • When posting, please use proper grammar. Refrain from ‘text-message’ style substitutions of words like ‘u’ for ‘you’, and ‘ur’ for ‘your’. Most of our volunteer members are very busy helping as many people as they can, and a post that is hard to read will often be overlooked.
  • There will be no racial, ethnic, gender based insults or any other personal discriminations. This will not be tolerated and can lead to immediate suspension.
  • There will be no posts meant to offend or hurt any other member, in a manner which is offensive or inflammatory. This includes flaming or instigating arguments.
  • Spamming is not permitted; please keep all your posts as constructive as possible.
  • Pornography, warez, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked in any shape or form.
  • No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.
  • This forum has the right to request alteration or deletion of any offensive post. If this is not done in a prompt manner, the Staff will delete the material themselves.
  • Posts may be deleted for any reasons the forum administrators deem reasonable.
  • Pictures may be posted as long as they are not explicit, offensive, or copyrighted.
  • Advertisements, of any sort, are not permitted. This includes member names and links to commercial sites in Signatures, or in posts. You also may not solicit sales for Newegg through the use of promotion or coupon codes. If you would like to advertise on our site, contact us here.
  • In order to reduce spam on the site, you will not be able to add a signature to your account until you reach 25 posts. Signatures are limited to 5 lines or 2000 characters; whichever comes first. If your signature is larger than the allotted size given or deemed unacceptable, you will be requested to adjust your signature. Failure to comply will result in the removal of your signature.
  • Only one image per signature. Images in signatures must also be no larger than 500 pixels wide X 90 pixels high. If you have more than one image you will be requested to remove one. If this is not done in a timely manner the staff has the right to modify your signature to abide by these rules.
  • This forum has the right to request alteration or deletion of any offensive post. If this is not done in a prompt manner, the Staff will delete the material themselves.
  • Members may have only one account on this forum. There is no need to have more than one.
  • Any impersonation of a user from these forums, in any mode of communication, is strictly prohibited and will result in a banning.
  • Linked and locked topics are pruned regularly to reduce page clutter. If you have a question about where your topic went, please PM a Moderator or Administrator before starting a new topic asking where it went, or posting a duplicate of the original topic. We will be happy to provide you with a link to the new location, or a reason why it was locked and/or removed.

Violation of any of these rules can lead to a banning of the user from our Web Site and a deletion of their account. The consequences will be determined by the Staff on a case by case basis.

When posting you agree that the administrators and the moderators of this forum has the right to modify, delete, edit or close any topic, signature, account, or profile data at any time that they see fit. If you have any questions concerning this, please do not start a new thread, but rather private message to an administrator or moderator.