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In an effort to make SlingshotForums.com more enjoyable for our members, we have adopted the following simple posting guidelines. We’d prefer not to moderate a single post, but not all of our members feel that way. We’re trying our best to find a happy medium but as this forum grows many situations will need to be handled with care. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding in creating an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone.

Selling or direct solicitation of ANYTHING in the forums or by PM is not allowed and will result in the deletion of the post. You may be notified by the Slingshot Forums staff anytime these actions need to be taken. Repeat offenders will lose their posting privileges.

Spamming/advertising in the general forums is not tolerated. Again, if you have a product or service that would be of interest to our members please contact the Slingshot Forums administrators to learn how you can join our team and help support our community. We offer low-cost packages that can be of great benefit to you and your company.

Advertising your business or product in signatures, avatars, pictures or user names is not allowed. Only current Supporting Vendors listed on the site may be included or mentioned in a signature. Any violations will be removed and repeat offenders will lose posting privileges.

Public posting of PM's is not allowed and will be removed. Repeat offenders will lose their posting privileges.

Private party ads are acceptable as long as they are posted in the Classifieds forum section and posted by private sellers. The classified section is not intended for private entrepreneurs. If your business has a product or service that you feel can benefit our community, contact us BEFORE you post!

A promotion of competing sites and/or any other forums is not allowed. Repeatedly referring to other related sites is considered SPAM and will not be allowed.

Users posting links to other forums in signatures, posts or PM's in effort to generate traffic to another site will be up to the discretion of the Slingshot Forums Admin and Moderator Staff and you may be notified if action needs to be taken.

Cross posting is not allowed by non-supporting vendor members and can result in the deletion of one or both posts. Cross posting is defined as posting the same information in two or more separate forums. We understand that some topics might fit into more than one forum. Please try to pick the best one and stick with it.

PLEASE try to put topics in the correct forums! Supporting Vendors, are allowed to make "double posts" advertising their products and/or deals outside of their own forum section WHEN an open forum section's topic pertains to their products and/or deals. Regular double posting rules apply to all other posts that are NOT business related.

Profanity is not tolerated in threads or thread titles!

Try to be as descriptive as possible when creating new threads. Getting the help you're looking for is as simple as generating an informative thread title. Titling your thread, "hey" or "question" will not get the views or response that you're looking for.

Respect other members. Do not flame, badger, disrespect or taunt anyone on the forums. This also goes for our Supporting Vendors as well. If we feel a thread is getting out of hand we will close it or delete it. You can, and will be banned if you continue this type of behavior. This community is an awesome group of people who generally want to learn, develop and expand, so we don't expect this will be a problem.

Discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. We reserve the right to edit as appropriate, delete profane, harassing, abusive and spam comments or posts, and block repeat offenders.

Adult type content IS allowed in the OFF TOPIC forum ONLY! Please be courteous of other members and be sure to include a stern warning when posting such content. Please use links to adult content and use "NWS" or "NSFW" in the thread title when doing so. Again, images that are not work safe need to be in a link format. Using the Slingshot Forums server and attachment feature for adult content is strictly forbidden and will be removed. Any Videos with Adult content or any illegal or inappropriate activities will be removed.

Official Supporting Vendors are allowed to list links to their web pages in their signatures and contact info. Pricing, item descriptions and special sales will NOT be allowed in vendor signatures.

Supporting Vendors are allowed to post in open forum sections if the post is on-topic or in reply to a members question or issue. Please do not abuse this privilege.

Supporting Vendors are allowed to cross post ONCE on a specific item. Once in their own vendor forum and once in any other forum outside their own vendor forum.

Moderators and Administrators have the final word. If you have a problem or a complaint please direct it to the administrators instead of posting in the public forums. They will quickly take the appropriate actions to resolve the issue in a private and discreet manner.


Most of all....Have fun and enjoy the forums!

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GENERAL NOTES

When uploading pictures (except in a picture thread):

  • Please insert pictures as thumbnails--more people will be able to see them. Many live in remote locations and/or do not have large data plans on their phone. Click on a thumbnail to get the full-size image. The exception is a thread dedicated to pictures, post full images as people expect that to be a content-heavy thread and clicking all those little images is counter-productive.
  • Any uploaded pictures not inserted into the text of the post show up at the bottom as thumbnails, they aren't lost. (Edit the post and Delete them if they're extras.)
Small images on other websites can be embedded by using the top tool bar while editing to insert a picture.
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Large images should be saved to your device and uploaded by using UPLOAD A FILE. This works for computers, tablets, phones, etc. Put the cursor where you want the image to appear and insert a Thumbnail of the image. It appears full-size on phones due to their small screens and the image downloads quickly, allowing everyone to see it. If they want a larger picture the reader clicks on the image and it expands, and they can then make it even larger with the pop-out arrow on the upper-right of large images.
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Please keep profanity to a minimum outside "Not Safe For Work" threads, and whenever using it have it fit the context. When in doubt, see the Official Guidelines above.

Use the Report button when you see a problem. The staff doesn't read every post, but can help out if you bring it to their attention. Report your own post if you need help, we read reports and lend a hand where possible.

Thank you for making this an awesome / interesting / informative site!
 

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USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD!

Looks like: search_pc.png or IMG_20160310_160214.JPG

In the upper-right corner is the Search box, enter a term such as Battery or Gas Cap (capitol letters do not matter). Check the Search titles only box. Bahda-boom! Results! --Remember to keep it very brief, one or two words, generally.

If you want something someone said, pick a specific word (or phrase, the shorter the better) and enter it in the Search box, then select Posted by Member: and enter the first few characters of their name. If you pause typing and have enough characters, a list of matching users will be displayed, click one (this takes longer on slower connections like cell phones.

Searches generally work best when the word you're searching for is in the title, then no additional search terms are necessary. I'd suggest adding more words only if you get too many results the first time.

Other than "less is more" there's not much to it, you should be in good shape. There's a topic on most everything, so if it doesn't pop up right away, try a different term and you should be good. (Which is, by the way, why staff members sometimes edit thread titles and add terms or make the subject easier to find in general.)

  • Search is not case sensitive
  • Spaces get converted to word separators (white space), use as many or few as you want
  • Word order doesn't matter
  • Spelling matters
  • Alpha Fuel will find posts containing both "alpha" and "fuel" in any order
  • Purple Alpha Fuel will find posts containing all three words (including posts where some words are found in quoting another person), but not posts containing only "alpha" and "fuel"
  • "Alpha Fuel" (in quotes) will find posts containing "alpha fuel"--both words in that order, case insensitive--a product Alpha Powersports is not making at this time
  • start* will find "start" "starter" "starting" "started" etc.
  • *start will find "start" "restart" "cold-start" etc.
  • *start* will find everything *start and start* find
Remember the first time you search,
Search this forum only
is checked by default, the second time
Search this forum only
will be unchecked by default. You can check or uncheck the box as needed.

You can also use external search engines such as Google.
Example search: fuel filler slow site:slingshotforums.com


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How "Follow" Works
When a person "Follows" someone it adds that person to their personal news feed. For example, you like several posts by "Jane Smithy" and would like to follow her:
  1. Click on Jane's name next to one of her posts.
  2. From the menu that appears select: Follow
At some point Jane and other people you follow will post to the forum. To see what they've posted:
  1. Click on your own user name in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  2. From the right column of the menu that appears select: Your News Feed
  3. A screen containing a summary of posts of the people you follow is displayed. Click on a post you're interested in to read it.
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