The Fox Carbine

Welcome to the Fox Carbine site Message Board. This is an interactive site for collectors and those interested in the Fox, FoxCo and Demro, open bolt carbines invented by Gerard Fox. By clicking on this link you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the rules of the forum.

Forum Rules and Fine Print

The rules exist for two purposes: to maintain the friendly community atmosphere, and to protect the integrity of this forum's intent. These rules are nonnegotiable. This forum has been made available, free of charge, to those who wish to use it. The only caveat is that the house rules be obeyed. If you wish to use this forum, you must obey the rules. The rules are as follows:

Treat others with respect.

No politics or religion.

No unsolicited advertising (covered in detail further down the page).

No concentrated attacks on individuals, organizations or the like. This includes so-called "venting" messages.

The forum at Foxcarbine.com is moderated. A moderated forum is one in which the Administration takes an active interest. It is closely monitored by the Administration. This means that messages which violate the rules of the forum will be quickly removed and a warning issued. Further rules violations will result in a posting ban until the individual agrees to abide by the rules.

The forum at FoxCarbine.com is not to be used to debate the Administration of this forum. Any such message will be promptly removed without fanfare. If you wish a clarification of the rules, send an e-mail to the forum administrator. All e-mails will be acknowledged, but please be aware that Administration of this site will not enter into a debate about the rules. As noted above, there is no charge for using the forum but if you wish to use it, you must abide by the rules.

The forum at FoxCarbine.com represents a community. This community is made up of real people and they have, over time, evolved a code of conduct which they wish to maintain. The number one mistake that new posters make is in not understanding that they are dealing with real people. These people expect to be treated with politeness and respect. Above all, remember that you should behave as if you were speaking to someone face-to-face. Treat them with the same respect you demand and you will quickly become part of the community of users.

Disagreements are part and parcel with any trade or craft but disagreements can be handled without personal attacks or name-calling. If you disagree with something someone says, it is a simple matter to say, "I disagree", without resorting to name-calling. Again, it is a matter of politeness and treating people with the same respect you wish to be treated with.

We don't do politics or religion. We don't use profanity. Messages containing politics, religion, or profanity will be removed.

Unsolicited advertising will not be tolerated at all.

Unsolicited advertising means any advertising without prior consent of the forum's Administration. This includes, but is not limited to, the posting of URL's to any site by anyone affiliated with said site; answering forum messages with "we've got that product, come visit our site for more details" messages, etc. Personal "for sale" messages and personal "wanted to buy" messages are welcome, encouraged and space has been provided for such activity.

No links to other sites by anyone affiliated with that site are allowed without prior permission. The "add a link" function in messages is strictly for forum members to make use of in helping others find sites of interest or illustrating a point. They are not to be used to advertise, promote, or send folks to your own site. No links to other sites in a forum message by anyone affiliated with that site are allowed without prior permission. This rule is not that difficult to understand: URL's or links in a message are perfectly fine as long as they are not to your site or a site you are affiliated with.

On the Internet, just as in face-to-face communications, there are social "niceties". One of the more common mistakes made by new users is the writing of messages using all CAPITAL letters. On Internet forums and Usenet, the use of all capital letters is considered shouting. New users will often use all capital letters in a message and then wonder why other users either don't answer their message or give a curteous reply. Save the all capital letters for when you really want to emphasize a point - no one likes to be yelled at.

The Administration of FoxCarbine.com reserves the right to modify these rules at any time without any advance notice. This is a privately owned and operated site. The Adminisration of FoxCarbine.com reserves the right to refuse service to anyone disrupting the orderly operation of the forum.