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The promotion of drugs or illegal activities is not permitted.
Also, any threads/posts mentioning the shooting or harm of animals will be suppressed or removed.

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No naming of persons or waters on the basis of unsubstantiated rumours
These topics will be deleted or moved into the Moderators area for review

No pornographic or offensive material or links to be posted (includes nudity)
Links to 'adult' websites, pornographic pictures or jokes will be removed. Persistent offenders will be banned.

Personal and unconstructive attacks on other members will not be tolerated
Repeated harassment of other users on the forums or off the forums because of their posts is strictly prohibited and will result in a ban and a report of your behaviour being sent to your ISP. All IP addresses are logged and viewable by Moderators. Along the same lines as above, expressions of hatred based on race/ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and religion are strictly prohibited.

Classifieds
In order to try and help cut down any problems it is a requirement that people wishing to sell items fill in there address/phnoe details on their profile.
This rule also applies to users requesting items they need (wanted ads).
Also, in order to cut down on arguments where users outbid each other we request that the seller puts a price against the item(s) for sale immediately. If the user wishes to auction the item they should use a website more suited to that kind of transaction (such as eBay)

Items of the following nature CANNOT be sold on the forum
Guns and Knives, Pirate copies of DVDs or other media, Material of a pornographic nature or content, Illegal substances.

Note
Users, who are repeatedly abusive, insulting and anti-social, will be banned permanently by our moderators via IP address. Posts containing pornographic material and/or the glorification of violence, drugs and/or racial abuse will be passed to the relevant authorities.


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    Classifieds: When buying or selling goods on the forum, we, would advise both parties to make contact with each other, via telephone, to verify and agree terms of the sale of the said, item.
    The mods will take details before anyone is allowed to sell on the forum, but CarpForum will not be held responsible for any transaction that goes wrong (e.g. goods are not as specified, goods do not get received by the buyer, or moneys do not get received by the seller)
    The transaction is between the two parties involved.
    p.s. Be sure you are both happy with the terms of the sale before agreeing.

    Questions?
    If you have any questions please post in the Feedback Forum or you can contact any of the Forum Moderators!

    Thanks for reading this far. Enjoy the site!
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