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GM-Volt members weigh in on a wide variety of topics - including the mud pit I call Politics. You'll notice that the forum is not like the rest of the internet. The vast majority of comments here are respectful even when there are dramatic disagreements.

We also keep the place at a PG language level. Yes, it might be extreme, but things can quickly escalate if we don't enforce it. Want to be crude? Please go elsewhere.

As you can imagine, tempers can sometimes flair when there is a disagreement. If you are involved in one of these heated exchanges, I strongly caution you to avoid stooping to calling the other person names as part of your reply. It will not be tolerated. You will be banned. Perhaps you'll be placed in a temporary "time out" corner like a misbehaving 5 year old. Typically the first infraction will be temporary. A failure to learn from that experience will lead to a permanent ban from posting.

Thankfully, this is rarely needed, but it does happen. So please think twice, count to 10, take a few deep breaths before posting your response. I don't want to ban someone, but I will.

I just banned two members who decided that "milky oil" was a debate that could only be settled with name calling. Silly really.

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Thank you, sir! I strive to do the same thing at RAV4World. We are often complimented by newcomers who find it refreshing to find an automotive forum where everyone is civil and polite. This is also such a forum.
 

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Yeah I'm an admin at a forum for the Kappa platform, Solstice and Sky and yeah, enforcement is important. Thanks!
 

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I have belonged a TR7/8 form for over 11 years that serves enthusiasts from around the world and never once have I've seen any posts that have even approached disrespect. While most are older there is still a goodly age mix coming from all stripes as you could imagine from those in the hobby by opening their pocket book to those doing all the work from welding to painting to ovehauling the engines and transmissions themselves. Now it might have something to do with the model not getting the respect from the tweed cap and leather elbow patched crowd (traditionalists) even though it got good initial reviews from the auto journalists, won rally's in Europe, won 5 of 6 races in Trans Am, won IMSA championship, won SCCA championship, won North American Rally championship, Camaro and Corvettes would not race against it unless it carried an addition 400 pounds of penalty weight. The point being the community that feels it is unjustly denigrated might be more cohesive and I feel that the Volt might be in that category as well. Maybe it is just the age of contributors (is that anti ageism)? Maybe the age of contributors should be in upper right hand corner of posts. (OK, I know that wouldn't really work!):p
 

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I guess this means bounder and upstart are off the table. :p
 

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I moderated at Miata.net for 7 or 8 years (25,000 posts) and currently serve for 6 years on the iMiEV forum and I would NOT participate in ANY forum which did not maintain a civil decorum - To heck with your 'first amendment rights', you do not have the right to be uncivil everywhere - These forums are privately owned and participation is by invitation only and that invitation can be withdrawn at any time

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I guess this means bounder and upstart are off the table. :p
LOL. Name calling is like porn, I know it when I see it, haha.

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Seriously, we do get some reports where someone thinks a post has gone too far. I or another moderator look and see nothing we have an issue with and we do nothing. At other times it's very clear, and sometimes it's a judgment call. "You don't know what you are talking about" is not going to get you banned while "you are an idiot, ass" and the like will have crossed the line into banning.

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Another thing that can get you banned is continually starting flame wars about a specific manufacturer, often with incendiary headlines. We've had some who only posted anti-GM or anti-Tesla rants for example. Single-mindedly, time and time and time again. Even after warnings, they would/could not stop. Result? Banned permanently. You have a right to your opinion and can post it here, but when it becomes essentially "spamming" your hate it's gone to far.

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Another great way to get kicked out is to continually pick fights with, well, almost everyone. There was on ex-member who was argumentative in this way and even dared me to ban them. It's funny, every so often someone will volunteer to be banned and we aim to please. I did not need to be asked a second time. :)

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Also note that a moderator can—and sometimes will—edit your post title or even remove some of your content. This is a private forum, we have the right to make edits. You'll usually see a note that this happened and a short explanation, "typo", "clarity", "name calling", etc. Though it's not a requirement that we do so, I make a habit of adding a note if I make an edit, so everyone knows. Claiming your freedom of speech is being trampled by a moderator changing your inflammatory, misleading or simply incorrect post does not fly. Take it too far and well, you'll be banned.

Our Terms (which you agreed to when signing up) broadly cover the above. Things like "threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent" and at our "sole discretion" in relation to these are laid out.

Note that we only rarely need to employ any of the above. 99.9% of the time all we do as moderators (besides participate as a member) is keep the spammers out.
 

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GM-Volt members weigh in on a wide variety of topics - including the mud pit I call Politics. You'll notice that the forum is not like the rest of the internet. The vast majority of comments here are respectful even when there are dramatic disagreements.

We also keep the place at a PG language level. Yes, it might be extreme, but things can quickly escalate if we don't enforce it. Want to be crude? Please go elsewhere.

As you can imagine, tempers can sometimes flair when there is a disagreement. If you are involved in one of these heated exchanges, I strongly caution you to avoid stooping to calling the other person names as part of your reply. It will not be tolerated. You will be banned. Perhaps you'll be placed in a temporary "time out" corner like a misbehaving 5 year old. Typically the first infraction will be temporary. A failure to learn from that experience will lead to a permanent ban from posting.

Thankfully, this is rarely needed, but it does happen. So please think twice, count to 10, take a few deep breaths before posting your response. I don't want to ban someone, but I will.

I just banned two members who decided that "milky oil" was a debate that could only be settled with name calling. Silly really.

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Wow Stever.. just like politics ..hard to believe getting that worked up over a darn car issue ..go figure..at any rate I rarely follow the forum and have trouble figuring out how to ask questions and find responses .. sent you something las week or so on "Service Hi volt" error in my 2012. Not coolant. Got "defeat sensor" ..not yet installed. Can I have reset after installation? Any other insight you can share much appreciated. And mya cooler heads prevail..lol
Thanks so much, Daveyj
 

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GM-Volt members weigh in on a wide variety of topics - including the mud pit I call Politics. You'll notice that the forum is not like the rest of the internet. The vast majority of comments here are respectful even when there are dramatic disagreements.

We also keep the place at a PG language level. Yes, it might be extreme, but things can quickly escalate if we don't enforce it. Want to be crude? Please go elsewhere.

As you can imagine, tempers can sometimes flair when there is a disagreement. If you are involved in one of these heated exchanges, I strongly caution you to avoid stooping to calling the other person names as part of your reply. It will not be tolerated. You will be banned. Perhaps you'll be placed in a temporary "time out" corner like a misbehaving 5 year old. Typically the first infraction will be temporary. A failure to learn from that experience will lead to a permanent ban from posting.

Thankfully, this is rarely needed, but it does happen. So please think twice, count to 10, take a few deep breaths before posting your response. I don't want to ban someone, but I will.

I just banned two members who decided that "milky oil" was a debate that could only be settled with name calling. Silly really.

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If you want to report a post you think crosses the line in some way, go to the post in question, at the bottom left of the post window frame find and click on the triangle icon with an exclamation point in it.

It will be reviewed. Keep in mind, we may agree or not.
That's good advice. Civility has become a dying concept.
 
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