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2020 CX-30 Skyactiv-X MHEV GT Sport Tech
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1. New User Registration
We require all new users to update their profile and would recommend that new members post an introduction in the New Members section of the forum before posting elsewhere. This helps to protect the forum from spammers and unsolicited sellers and also helps members give advice and comment as they know what car model you have.​

2. Usernames, Avatars and Signatures
These should be "PG" rated as this forum is viewed by all ages. Posting inappropriate Avatars or Signatures, or registering with an inappropriate Username will result in a PM from a Moderator. You will be asked to have the item changed within a 24 hour period. If no action is taken, your avatar/signature will be deleted, changed, or disabled without further notification. Accounts with inappropriate Usernames will be suspended. Usernames, Avatars or Signatures containing the following apply to this rule: profanity or adult-oriented content, obscene, pornographic, political, advertisements in avatars and signatures, flaming or bashing other people, websites and/or businesses.​

3. General Posting Rules:
  • Post topics in the appropriate section.
  • Do not make repeated & identical posts. These will be removed.
  • Keep Discussion Titles clean. This forum is used by members of all ages.
  • Updated details are a forum requirement and an introduction is recommended before making subsequent posts.
  • All posts must be made using English for moderation reasons.
  • Porn is not welcome here. "R-rated." "X-rated" pictures, sites, or links are and will remain strictly against the rules and will be deleted without notice.
  • Profanity or Defamatory language - Profanity, defamatory, sexist, or any other generally inappropriate content is not allowed in the forum.
  • Threats, Racism, Sexism - Threads or replies promoting or expressing intolerant views towards minorities (race, religion, sexual preference, etc.) will not be tolerated.
  • Advocacy of violence or suicide will result in an immediate ban
  • Sexual Harassment will not be tolerated. Defined as unwelcome sexual advances, sexual suggestions, or sexual content directed at another user, when reported.
  • Drugs: Threads/replies promoting illicit drugs/narcotics will not be tolerated.
  • Police Bashing: Persistent or purposeful “cop bashing” is not allowed. Referring to a cop, policeman, etc is appropriate but unproven defamatory remarks or titles will not be tolerated
  • No Political Threads! These threads tend to get out of hand really fast. There are plenty of other places on the internet to discuss politics.
  • Flames or derogatory insults are strictly against the rules. If you disagree with another member's point of view, do so in a mature and civil manner.
Suggestion: If you are particularly irritated by another member's posting habits, you can click on that person's profile, and select "Add to ignore list." This will make that person's posts invisible to you.​

4. Stay respectful.
If you feel something negative towards a user/post, please try to state your case in a calm and respectable fashion. Replying to the post just to stir the pot and not offering anything of value is highly frowned upon.​

5. Trolling is not allowed.
If you have nothing constructive to offer, your account will be banned. Spamming links to competing forums or other businesses is considered trolling.​

6. Regarding Vendors, Sponsors & Vendor/Sponsor Bashing:
Attacking a vendor/sponsor on the forum is inappropriate and will not be tolerated. If you have a complaint with a vendor/sponsor, you may post the information in the appropriate forum and discuss the facts pertinent to the problem at hand. If you do post on the forum about a specific problem involving a vendor/sponsor, please remain calm and state the facts. Do not let emotion cloud the issue at hand, make your thread in the appropriate section, state your case, and be done with it. Harassment will not be tolerated.​

Members are free to discuss and even recommend the products and services of non-supporting vendors; however non-supporting vendors are not allowed to directly or indirectly advertise their services. The moderators reserve the right to edit or delete posts they deem to violate this rule. Anyone who benefits from the promotion of a product is considered a commercial post.​

We really hope most situations can be resolved off-line however we will not prohibit a statement of fact. But we will control the thread so as to stop the "Hate" or "Me too" replies these threads often generate.​
If the situation resolution seems to be totally unacceptable or completely ignored, you should contact the Vendor directly with your situation. This rule is designed to respect vendor/sponsor business practices, their products, and their pricing.​

6. Copyright-protected material.
Members agree not to post any material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner(s) of said copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. This includes, but is not limited to, magazine, book and newspaper scans, television broadcasts and copyrighted images and photos. You may post a small snippet of an article, but you may not post the full text. Please provide a link (if possible) to the material.​

7. You may only have one membership account.
Multiple member accounts (sock puppets) are not permitted. If you are a corporate user, we will allow a second forum account for personal use. If any member is found with more than one account on the board and/or actively uses to spam or deceive staff or board members, both accounts and IP addresses will be banned without warning.​

8. Do not post another person's private information that is not otherwise publicly available.

9. Attacking Forum Moderators:
Posting a thread or reply to question or criticise moderator or administrator actions is not appropriate in a public forum. Please utilise the forum Private Message / Conversation function, or e-mail, if you wish to discuss these issues. As long as you bring up your concerns maturely and civilly to the moderator or administrator in question, we will do our best as a team to address your concerns fairly and promptly.​

10. For Sale/Wanted (no dedicated section yet - but stay tuned)
You must own what you are selling. Do not post adverts for friends or others.​
No retail sales or spam​

Warnings, Suspension, & Banning
If a member violates any rules, he or she may be contacted by a moderator with a reminder of the forum rules and a request to keep the rules in mind in the future. Depending upon the severity of the violation, Moderators or Administrators may include a warning that continued violations will result in suspension. Members who have ignored prior warnings or committed a serious breach of their membership agreement may have their membership suspended for a period of time. If necessary, a member will be banned from the forum. Also depending on the severity of the action, you MAY NOT receive a warning. Warnings are a courtesy, not a right.

If you violate forum guidelines, in most cases, you can expect the following action from the moderators/administrators:
  1. First offence - warning via private message, e-mail, and/or moderator reply in the offending thread
  2. Second offence – Temporary ID lock, Suspension, possibly permanent ban
  3. Third Offence - Permanent ID lock & Permanent Ban
Please realise that the nature of the offence will determine the action to be taken. If the violation is extreme enough, or has been repeated enough times in the past, a member can have his/her ID locked/banned without a warning. The owners of these forums have the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Threads or replies that do not comply with our guidelines may be locked, edited, or deleted, depending on the nature of the offence. We will make every effort to state why such action was taken via private message, e-mail, and/or moderator reply in the offending thread. For this reason, we ask that you check your private messages often. You can find out whether or not you have received any private messages by checking your account or by clicking on your Avatar. You can also set your options so that the board notifies you when you have received a private message / conversation, if you so desire.

If you are not a CX30Talk Sponsor and promote....
Lately, CX30Talk has had a number of businesses and "marketers" soliciting their wares in threads and posts. Some are veiled, whilst others are more brazen. To be clear, CX30Talk would not exist except for paying Sponsors and Members - and they, along with us, feel it is unfair that they subsidise non-Sponsor sales and marketing efforts, often by offering competing products with CX30Talk Sponsors. In short, if you are not a Sponsor, the CX30Talk forum rules prohibits commercial posts to the Forums.

What are considered commercial solicitation? Some examples...
  • If you post We/our/my company has... - you are selling something....
  • If you post We/our/my product is... - you are selling something....
  • If you post We/our/my customers'... - you are selling something....
  • If you post We/our/my will be announcing... - you are selling something....
  • If you post We/our/my test results for our... - you are selling something....
  • If you post We/our/my can make or supply that... - you are selling something....
Note that being a CX30Talk Member does not broker you being a CX30Talk Sponsor and acting as such, no more than being a Member of a car club entitles you to receive a free commercial full-page colour advertisement in their monthly publication.

If you or your company wishes to become a Sponsor you are encouraged to use the contact us page and choosing the Vendor / Sponsor option from the drop down.

Until you become a paid Sponsor, please understand your "advertisements" will be either edited or deleted, as it's neither fair to those who support this site - nor us, the CX30Talk community.

Thanks for your understanding,
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