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07-01-2007, 09:22   #1
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****MOTORS CHARTER Read before going further****

Research your question. Many questions have been asked and answered many, many, many times before.

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Posts: 24,040 - Motoring Procedures For Complaints
If you have a complaint about a post, please use the Report Post function (see the icon to the left of the post) to make a complaint. This will then be dealt with by one of the moderators.

Should you have a complaint about an issue within the Motors forum then please follow the following escalation channels using the Private Messaging system:
1. Forum Moderators - a list of moderators can be found at the bottom of each forum main screen - best off CCing them all in your PM as we mods sometimes venture offline to do other things.
2. Category Moderator - unkel, tricky D.
3. Help Desk

It's important to note, if you have an issue with a moderation decision, that you don't question it on-thread. Doing this will inevitably drag the thread off-topic which is unfair to the OP and other posters. Users who question mod instructions on-thread will be infracted or banned as necessary.

Should you feel that you are not satisfied with the outcome from contacting the Forum Mods, then try the Cmod. Should you still be unsatisfied, the start a thread in the helpdesk forum. Should you deviate away from these channels and go to the helpdesk initially (for example) then, you will be redirected back towards these channels.

Finally, mods are unpaid and lead somewhat normal lives (we have nagging wives or busy jobs or exciting cars) so please give us a chance to deal with your queries. We do try to remain impartial and open. Sometimes we may wish to get further advice to decide the fairest outcome so please be patient.

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