ICOA FORUM GUIDELINES
ICOA WEBSITE & FORUM GOALS
Each Message Board Forum is intended to be a safe haven for our members and non-member guests. A place that no matter how things are going.... you can come in from the rain and cold in your life, be with friends and feel the warmth of sharing your interests and also discussing CBXs just like we all do when attending rallies. This is the goal and balance we want for our site.
RANGE OF TOPICS WE ALL CAN DISCUSS
We want the topics on our site to be just like a rally where CBXers discuss a broad range of items.... including CBXs. You want to discuss just
CBXs.......our site might not be what you want. Bottom line is we encourage you to post any topic CBXer
s would have an interest. It does not have to be something new........it can be anything of interest or items that might help all our friends here. The main thing is please try to do at least one post a month...don't be shy and again just like at a rally we all want to hear from and about you.
SAMPLE TOPICS OF THOUSANDS YOU COULD DO A POST
You would not go to an ICOA Rally and not say a single word to anyone the entire event.......would you? Please set a goal to do one post/reply a month. Here are some sample topics of thousands you might do a post on that will be of interest and/or help all of us.
a) Introduce Yourself. Where you live, your motorcycle background, CBXs, what you do for a living, CBX help you need
b) Got three Mustangs now. Had a Mustang Car and Plane...just bought a Mustang Horse.
c) My ride to Colorado (on or not on a CBX)
d) My latest Bridgestone tire is terrible in the wet!
e) My new jacket, helmet, tires, boots, gloves Yeas/Nays
f) Does the Yamaha Carb Clearer work in CBXs?
g) Anyone going to Marlinton next year?
h) Went to Mark Sprouls CBX Dragster run........posted UTube videos...check them out.
i) Flatslides....how much and are they still avail for the CBX
j) Recommendations for buying some other CBX Clubs Goodies!
k) Mobil 1 car oil in a CBX!
l) MotoGP bans Rossi for being too fast. Views on MotoGP and this decision!
m) New speeding law in VA.
n) Is Deals Gap really Deals Crapp?
o) Honda Hoot. Is 8,000 Goldwings really of interest?
p) I got another CBX
q) On and on ........any topic just like one would hear at an ICOA Rally and not just CBXs.
MAKING NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
For current ICOA Web Site members please welcome new forum members to the ICOA forums and CBX community just like we have for the last twenty five years at our rallies. Followup and help with their CBX interests and questions, include them in discussions and seek out advise they may offer in areas they have expertise. Think about how bad it would be if all of us regulars would just stick together and simply ignore/exclude first time attendees at a rally. "New To CBXs" people have to feel welcome or we might lose them forever and who knows this person that left us might have been the best friend any of us could have ever had.
The Rally Section is maintained by the ICOA Rally Director and will list ICOA rallies. Other events that would be of interest and benefit the club membership will be listed at the sole option of ICOA. Text and pictures for non ICOA events are to be submitted to the Rally Director for review and must comply with the Forum Guidelines. ICOA reserves the right modify the content of all rally/event submissions or not list an event.
CBX BASED PROBLEMS/ISSUES/DISPUTES
When you have a specific CBX
based problem/issue or dispute with an individual, organization, company, group, club, website or ICOA member take it up with them individually first and off line just like you would do in your life or at a rally versus firing off a post or a reply to a post on the forums for the entire world to see. If the matter is still a problem after doing the above you can consider a post to our sitel If none of this works contact the Club Web Director for help as an intermediate/arbitrator related to your CBX based issue. The next step if this fails is to contact the Club Director. The final step is to use the club bylaw procedures and request the ICOA Board of Directors review the matter.
NUISANCE ICOA WEB PAGE MEMBERS AND POSTS
Individual ICOA Web Members that are continually the center of or involved in disruptive posts/issues/disputes that do not comply with the ICOA WEBSITE & FORUM GOALS section stated above can have all their site posting rights temporarily or permanently suspended. Anyone suspended from the ICOA site can email the club Director and request reinstatement after three months.
TONE OF POSTS AND REPLIES
Please pay particular attention to the words you use in our Forums and make posts as if you are talking face to face to all the Forum Members at a Rally. Remember words in a forum post could remain on the board long after they have been written. Take issue with the commentary or subject on a constructive basis or in a PM.....instead of the attacking the author on a personally basis for all to see. Think about replies or posts that might be viewed as damaging speculation, an attack or too forcefull.... a day or so before doing them....see what others post ....the forums will still be there.
QUESTIONS/RESPONSES RELATED TO AN ICOA QUESTION, ISSUE OR CLUB MATTER
Club Business Not Related to the ICOA Homepage or Forums
All club business (question, issue or reply) not
related to the ICOA Homepage or Forums is to be conducted by contacting the member responsible for the area/matter via phone, email or pm for help first.
All questions related to ICOA that that followed the above process must
include the Members Name, ICOA # and the requestors email address. Club messages made that are by intent without merit, facts or substantiation will be not be replied to and if they appear on the website will be deleted.
Club Business Related to the ICOA Homepage or Forums
If the matter relates to the ICOA homepage or forums the matter must be posted on ICOA website using only this link specifically available to handle issues/matters and this includes all replies, recommendations of comments about any matter by others not directly involved: http://www.cbxclub.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=58
These are the only
process paths to follow for club questions/issue resolution and answers on club and web site matters.
ICOA FORUMS SPECIFIC CODE OF CONDUCT
By using the ICOA Forums, you agree that you will not post any of the following material on our Forums
Any statement without
merit, facts or substantiation intended to directly or indirectly demean, embarrass an individual, organization, company, group, club or website -or- ICOA, a member and/or Directors.
Any statement intended to promote, dictate or dwell on ones personal
life/views/religion/philosophy. Examples: I hate web site forums for these reasons ....for the 153rd time. I will never go back to South Carolina.... for the 35th time. What are the (political party, religion, race) doing ....for the 1st time
Any form of spamming or Trolls designed to cause hate and discontent among the fine users of this message board
Any statement or material that contains obscene, vulgar or indecent language or images.
Any statement that is bigoted or racially offensive.
Any statement or material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activity with the intent to commit them.
Unsolicited repetitive direct or indirect advertising/promotion intended to "pimp" and benefit a specific individual, vendor, vendors parts or events, organization, company, group, club or website.
Unauthorized copyrighted material.
Any post recorded to three more forums.
We will remove any statement, posting or Threads on the message boards of www.cbxclub.com
that generates complaint(s) or violates the above stated Code of Conduct.
Decisions made related to the Code of Conduct violations by our monitors are final and will be made by the Monitor Team as if the entire membership was voting on the matter.
Continual abuse or bad judgement will result the loss of all Forum privileges
To send a complaint related to any post directly to our Forum Monitor Team click the ! icon at the top right of the post. NOTE: To do this you must "login" and become a registed ICOA Forum user
The FORUM GUIDELINES AND CODE OF CONDUCT is an ongoing work in progress with updates and changes made as necessary. This message board is paid for and intended for the specific benefit and enjoyment of the ICOA membership. Non members are welcome and participation is a privilege not a right.