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DefenceTalk.com Forum Rules

Please take some time to read the FORUM RULES below and familiarize yourself with some of the important things that will help you stay longer on this forum.

In quest for Defencetalk.com to create a vibrant, mature defence community, we ask that you post with respect for all players - people in the news, journalists, fellow forum participants, their countries, leaders of their countries, and especially their armed forces, etc. This is an international defence community. So, when you post, we encourage you to tell your fellow community members a little about who you are - not just an e-mail address, but a bit of a bio. It enriches the discussion to know who's "behind the post."

DefenceTalk Forums are well-monitored. We will try to enforce the principle that if you would not say it to a friend in a polite face-to-face conversation, it shouldn't be written here.

By posting, you agree to the rules below. We reserve the right to delete any posts which do not honor and respect principles stated above and which do not conform to these rules, as interpreted by DefenceTalk.com Moderators and Admins.

  1. Check the Official WARNING Goes out to... and DT Hall of Shame - Ban List threads in Announcements forum to see warnings/bans and reasons why user was warned and banned.
  2. Do not post one-liners or one line replies. We understand that sometimes a topic/subject may only require one line reply but for most of the time please put some effort in your replies and content so it adds value to the subject/topic being discussed. Posting just to increase your post count is highly discouraged, you will not get far with number of posts you have but quality of those posts.
  3. Do not start "this vs that" topic threads. We encourage detailed comparison of weapon systems which looks at capabilities of weapon systems being compared but not in form of "weapon A vs. weapon B." Please be detailed and give reasons why such and such weapon system would be better for various conflict scenarios.
  4. Do not use these forums for any commercial purpose - no solicitation of funds, no advertising, and no solicitation for goods or services.
  5. Do not post anything illegal or injurious (including libelous, defamatory, or abusive statements, obscenity, profanity, or pornography).
  6. Do not post irrelevant topics/replies. The DefenceTalk.com, its moderators, and members of this community reserve the right to delete posts we determine are irrelevant to the discussion in which they're posted.
  7. Do not disrespect anyone on this board-whether you disagree with them or agree with them. It is suggested that you keep your cool and show restraint when discussing important defence matters.
  8. Do not disrespect military personnel of other countries. DefenceTalk.com considers them dedicated professionals who put their lives on the line for their motherland.
  9. Do not put more than 8 smilies/emoticons in your posts. If you do, your posts will be edited.
  10. Do not link, in any post, to pages elsewhere on the Web that violate either these rules or their spirit.
  11. Please provide your real name and an e-mail address where we may contact you, if necessary, during the registration process. You may choose any username you desire.
  12. Do not post racial slurs, racist remarks against other people and countries of the world as we have participants from all over the world and we want to show highest form of respect for them as you would want them to show for your country.
  13. Do not use multiple user names to conceal your identity.
  14. It's your Defence Forum too! Let us or your fellow posters know if you feel things are getting off-topic or inappropriate. Thanks.
  15. Do not start inflammatory threads with purpose of degrading/defaming another country, its leaders or its people.
  16. Do not encourage or support terrorism/terrorist activity on our forums/website. Defencetalk.com condemns all forms of terrorism. Although we discuss war and military, it does not mean we promote war and use of military force. We believe in Peace and peaceful resolution to outstanding disputes around the world.
  17. Do not post religious sermons in your replies. This is a Defence forum and only topics/issues related to Defence are allowed and discussed.
  18. Proper punctuation is a must. Do not add excessive dots as a replacement for a comma. this....isn't really....fun..to read. also watch the spelling. [Its hrd 2 reed whn peple tipe poorly, its also trashy! This will make posts much nicer, neat and easy to read for fellow participants. This isn't done on most forums, its time you get use to it here.
  19. Do not post LINK/URL to external FORUMS and message boards.
  20. Do not use forums for "lobby" purposes. Defencetalk is an international website but that does not mean you can abuse its forums by posting false and anti-"country" information in order to degrade members of that country or its position in the world community. We will not allow that.
  21. You must post source of your information/articles ( link, website, book, magazine, etc.).
  22. You must have fun and let others do the same.
  23. Do not post in ALL CAPS letters on the forums. Its considered rude!
  24. DEFENSE PROFESSIONALS / Military Professionals - IF you are serving in the military, served in the military or work in field that is related to defense/military, please let us know. We will verify your claim and add you to our Defense Professionals group, identified in blue color username. In addition to the above rules, you are expected to keep this in consideration when interacting with other users on the forum:
    1. Please understand that we expect those who make it to the Defense Professionals Group should conduct themselves appropriately, and that is as professionals. They should be courteous and interact in a mature manner when engaging in discussions with other professionals as well as those who are not as experienced or in the defense/military industry.
    2. DefenceTalk really appreciates you spending your time on DefenceTalk and educating us with your knowledge and experience. We hope to see you more often and expect that you would share the site with your friends and co-workers so we can develop an even better professional online community for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.
    3. As a professional in your field as well as on the forum, you are expected to set an example for others (especially the youngsters), and to be able to have discussions, debates, difference of opinion and still maintain a level of respect and decency for others and those that you exchange your point of views with.
    4. We sincerely believe that once you get into name calling and degrading the other person rather than laying out your opinion, you start to lose support for your argument and people do not take you seriously... which is not a good thing for any person, especially if you are a listed as a PROFESSIONAL. It diminishes the individual because of the negative way that you conduct your self on public forums and boards.
    5. So, please keep in mind that many professionals like yourself read your comments and they do comment to the mods/admins, even if you don't see their comments on the board. Be respectful of one another no matter how high the disagreement of opinions...
    6. The rules apply to everyone!
    7. The Official WARNING Goes out to... & DT Hall of Shame - Ban List also applies to everyone who fails to comply with the forum rules.
    8. See info on DEFENSE PROFESSIONALS Group: Defense Professionals Group
    9. The List of professionals so far View Forum Leaders
    10. Thank you for your time and understanding.

Violators may be warned, suspended from posting, or banned from the forums, at the sole discretion of  DefenceTalk.com Admins / Mods.

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1. Your Conduct

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