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Paintball Forum Charter - Updated 4/12/12

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    This forum is for the discussion of paintball related subjects, including techniques, equipment and events. Discussion of current events is also within the scope of the forum, though the scope for such discussion is restricted to the paintball-related aspects of those events only.

    Forum Rules:

    * This forum is not the place for selling, advertising, or trading of paintball markers or equipment, and thus doing so is not allowed.

    * This forum is concerned with paintball markers that fire standard .68 calibre paintballs or .43 calibre paintballs, both of which typically have a muzzle energy of over 1joule which by definition means that they are classed as firearms.

    * The industry and world wide standard for maximum paintball velocity is set at 300fps (feet per second)

    * There is to be no discussion of 'toy' paintball guns that can be bought for children.

    * Please use the term 'Paintball markers' and not 'Paintball Guns'.

    * DO NOT DISCUSS ANYTHING ILLEGAL. (If you are unsure about legality, PM a mod)
    - The wearing of Irish DPM pattern gear while not on duty, or any other clothing and equipment issued by the Irish Defence Forces is illegal under the Defence Act 1954 and it's subsequent amendments.

    *There will be no discussion of skirmishing on land other than approved paintball sites. It is extremely stupid and dangerous. People who do this put our whole sport at risk.

    * There will be no discussion of firearms. It is in the best interest of our sports to try and distance ourselves from firearms as much as we can.

    *There will be no discussion of the importation or use of mountable laser pointers. They are classified under Irish law as a "component parts to a firearm" and are illegal to own unlicensed.

    * Do not use terms such as Airgun, Pellet gun or anything which refers to a firearm or weapon. They are not the same thing. Repeat offense will result in a temporary ban. Continued use may result in longer bans or outright permanent bans.

    * There is to be no discussion of home made pyrotechnic devices or smoke grenades, how to make them, or the ingredients necessary, repeat offenders will be banned.

    * Discussion of the Waffen SS and other such nazi-era groups is a sensitive subject, discussion regarding this topic is allowed only if it is a relevant topic and a proper discussion.
    - If someone posts a thread on this topic which you find offensive, do not reply to it or start a debate on the matter, if it does not suit your personal taste then ignore it, if it is in breach of the charter, then please use the report post button so that a mod can respond to it.
    - There is to be no further debate on the matter of whether or not SS discussion is allowed, the debate took place in this thread and the decision has been made by the moderators.
    - With regard to SS and similar uniforms, there is to be no discussion of insignia or where to buy insignia, in particular the SS lightning bolts, swastika's or any other nazi insignia

    Posting rules:

    * No flaming, trolling or personal abuse. By anyone. First offense will result in a temporary ban. Subsequent offenses may result in longer bans or outright permanent bans. Posts containing offensive material will be edited by the moderators.

    * If you have a problem with a post, use the "Report Bad Post" link (it's marked on the left side of each post with a symbol) to report it to the moderators. Do not take it on yourself to regulate the forum.

    * If you have a problem with an action of the moderators, PM them or take it up on the Admin forum.

    * Spamming. Posts that are nonsensical will be deleted.

    * Replies should try to be on-topic. Although we understand that the nature of life is that threads will drift off-topic; and that off-topic replies can be of even more interest than the original topic; moderators may split threads off if the thread diverges too far from the original topic.

    * No text speak, there are more then 160 characters available here so there is no reason to use it.

    * Please try to watch spelling and grammer as well as using paragraphs. There aren't any bonus points for it, but simple things like this make it a lot easier to read posts.

    * Please refrain from using all CAPITAL LETTERS, this is the Internet equivalent of shouting and can make posts difficult to read.

    Retailer Rules:

    To users associated with any business or commercial entity who wish to make an announcement on their behalf -

    Free advertising is not allowed on People who wish to post for this reason alone will be banned.

    However, allowances can be made for certain announcements which are being posted to enlighten the community.

    -The correct procedure is to contact a moderator who will review your announcement. Not doing so will be seen as an attempt at shilling and your thread will be locked and your access removed.

    - If it is deemed acceptable, the moderator in question will post it on your behalf.

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