SingaporeBikes Forum (SBF) General Rules & Regulations
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1) Categories of prohibited threads/postings
b) NEW TCSS or post-clocking threads (existing ones will remain)
c) Threads which glorify post-clocking.
d) Threads asking an individual to enter.
e) Defamation against any party.
f) Duplicated thread (e.g. Nee Soon, Yishun, Nee Soon Central, Nee Soon South etc).
g) Thread topic contains nicks of SBF member(s)
h) Query/question where the answer has been obtained.
i) Threads containing sensitive or classified information
j) Anti-government/political contents
k) Greetings (Good morning/afternoon/night/Hi/Hello etc)
l) Flame wars/Abusive Postings
m) Boh liao threads that are not constructive but serve as a clock posts and offtopic comments thread.
n) Threads that link to blogs or websites for the purpose of flaming, posting critisms, negative comments to any particular individual/individuals.
o) Reference or referals to any other external bike forums
p) Spam and/or unauthorized advertising.
q) Nudity or obscene material.
r) New threads or posts by banned or suspended errant members using clone accounts.
a) Each individual is and will only be allowed ONE (01) account in SBF. Any individual found having more than one member account (clones) in SBF will have the accounts banned. All subsequent clones will similarly be banned on sight.
b) Sharing of a single account between multiple individuals is strictly prohibited. This is to encourage responsible posting by our members.
c) Nicknames of an offensive / political nature will either be removed or the offending member will be asked to provide another nickname which is non offensive in nature.
d) Person(s) who have previously been banned for offences commited and register a new nickname will also have their new nickname(s) banned on sight. The ban applies to the PERSON, not just a virtual nickname.
3. Member Avatars & Signatures
a) Each member is allowed to have ONE (01) image not exceeding 640 x 480 pixels in his/her signature. Image size must not exceed 100KB (KiloBytes) for the benefit of mobile users and users on slower connections.
b) Strictly NO advertising is allowed in the signature column. An exception is made for the following users: Advertisers, CMO. PMO
4. Posting Guidelines
a) The main language of communication in SBF is in ENGLISH. Other languages are allowed, but not exclusively in other languages other than ENGLISH. Exceptions are made for existing specific threads like "S4 Melayu Riders" and such.
b) Post clocking is strictly frowned upon. Offenders will be penalised.
Offenders may be slapped with the following penalties:
a) Infraction issued to member. 3 strikes and adios, you are out.
b) For more serious offences, a Moderator Preview status may be issued to the member. Postings from the errant member will have to be previewed by a moderator before it is visible to the public.
c) Being Banned (Banished) from SBF. Any attempts by the same person to register another nickname will similarly be banned on sight.
d) For serious cases where the Police is involved, the forum management may be required to furnish information to assist in their investigations. IP addresses are traceable. So are you. Be safe, not sorry. Please post responsibly.
The moderators reserve the right to edit the following:
a) Inappropriate thread topics.
b) Substitution of profanaties/words with suitable replacements.
A Few Guidelines for a pleasant visit to SBF
Respect for each other
- Please respect each other so there will be few, if not no problems. Respect other users, moderators & administrators without any political , social or any other kind of difference. We are afterall, human. Quote: "Respect to be Respected"
*** DISCLAIMER ***
Neither SingaporeBikes.Com (SBF), it's Administrators (admin) nor Moderators (mods) will not be responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message or infomation, and will not be responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this forum or its management. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by using the "REPORT POST" button on the bottom left of each post. Admins & Mods have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.
You agree, by posting, and through your use of this service, that you will not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of any person's privacy, or otherwise violating any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this forum. You also agree not to hold liable SingaporeBikes.Com, its administrators and/or moderators for any information posted on this forum.
First release: 29th June 2005
Last revised: 15th May 2009
Above list is by no means exhaustive and is subjected to changes without prior notice.
In most cases, the moderators' decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
The rules may appear to be very strict, but ultimately the rules are here to protect our own members.
It is to encourage responsible posting by our members.
Nobody likes to be in a forum where unnecessary flame wars rage daily like some other forums.
SBF Management reserves the right to amend the forum rules at our own discretion.
If a thread is deemed to be closed/deleted in error, kindly inform the respective moderator(s) of that section via Private Message (PM).
1. Posting Responsibily
Just a kind reminder to every1, please post responsibly.
Now, just what do I mean by that? In the recent past, there were members who flamed the living daylights out of some bike shops. Their claims, being unsubstantiated, led to these bike shops threatening legal action against them. These lawsuits, we're not only talking about the local stables (pardon the pun), but also shops across the causeway as well. Singaporean or not, you will possess no immunity if you flame bike shops across the causeway.
Also recently noticed a trend of posts against certain fast food joints. If claims are backed by solid evidence, by all means, please post and warn the world that chickens should deserve respect in death or the patties are filled with nutritious innards. If such claims are something forwarded to your inbox, discretion is advised if you want them to reappear on public forums. You might recall the case of NKF suing a blissfully ignorant lass for forwarding defamatory emails halfway round the world.
IP addresses are traceable. So are you. Be safe, not sorry.
I haven't got a better term to label this group of people. They probably know who they are. I term them "post-clockers".
- They're the ones who open useless threads titled as somebody's nickname.
- They're the ones who counter-open threads titled as another post-clocker's nickname.
- They degenerate a proper thread into a TCSS thread.
- They go into a proper thread asking a stupid question.
- They go into a proper thread replying to a stupid question posted by another post-clocker with a stupid answer.
- They engage in an endless cycle of stupid questions and stupid answers in proper threads.
- They engage in an endless cycle of stupid questions and stupid answers in crap threads.
- Their post sometimes consist of only smiley faces.
- Their reply to post consisting of smiley faces with more smiley faces.
- They engage in an endless cycle of smiley faces postings in proper threads.
- They engage in an endless cycle of smiley faces postings in crap threads.
- They have no idea what private messaging is about.
- They show lack of consideration to other members of SBF who have to waste time looking through their useless postings in between proper postings.
- They waste valuable SBF resources and bandwidth by posting crap.
- They waste the moderators' time by trashing their nonsensical threads/postings.
- They find ways and means to push our limits and test their luck by seizing advantage of loopholes in SBF's policies.
You guys have been warned.
And warned again.
Any members deemed as post-clockers guilty of the above will be placed on moderation with immediate effect, without prior warning. That means every single thread/post by them will be previewed by moderators before being made available for public viewing.
3. Group Threads
We understand that there are many different cliques, groups, teams, clans, associations, gangs etc etc in SBF and we also understand that compelling everyone to chat only in existing TCSS threads can be a real autocracy.
After much deliberation, the Chatter Box team has decided to relax Clause 1(B) of Chatter Box Rules and Regulations.
Yes, you guys heard it right, opening of new TCSS threads will now be allowed. However please comply with the following simple procedures BEFORE doing so...
1) The prospective threadstarter to drop a PM to MiCmAsTa , ravenSP, Aie, Sh|nHwA- , or M|rac|e with the list of at least 8 persons who intend to chat regularly in the newly formed thread. Note that the mentioned 8 people will be required to make their first entry in the thread within 3 days. This is necessary to ensure that the 8 listed names are active chatters.
2) Include the proposed title of the thread, e.g. "Triangular Racing Team Members Fall in here!" etc.
3) Wait for our PM endorsing the thread.
4) Once you receive our reply, you can proceed to open the thread immediately.
Non-compliance of the above procedures will still result in the thread being closed. The moderating team will usually approve all new TCSS-thread requests, unless the listed members consist of hardcore post-clockers. Our turnover rate of approval will not exceed 2 days, so please be patient while we process your applications...
Wishing you a pleasant day ahead!
Singapore Bikes Forums
SBF Garage Sales Act
BY CREATING THREAD(S) OR POSTING IN GARAGE SALES, YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES LISTED IN THIS POST.
1. Threads / Topics allowed in SBF Garage Sales section
a) All sales of motorcycles/items by non-commercial entity. Items are deemed owned by commercial entity if the seller contravenes the following subsection(s):
i) Items are sold for a beneficial profit to any business(es), shop(s)/workshop(s) or legally registered bodies
ii) More then one motorcycle/item sold by a seller without seller's ownership. Meaning the concurrent sale of more than ONE motorcycle(s)/item(s) which do not belong to the seller.
b) All sales of used items. Items are not restricted to motorcycles and related products, not owned by a commercial entity. Items are deemed owned by commercial entity if the seller contravenes the following subsection(s):
i) Items or services are sold for a beneficial profit to any businesses, shops / workshops or legally registered bodies
ii) More then one items sold by a seller without seller's ownership (resellers) Meaning concurrently selling of many products or services which do not belong to the seller.
iii) Sellers with intention to make long term profit from the sales of products or services. (Please refer to this link for more details.)
To be fair to all other genuine personal sales threads and users who have paid to advertise their services or wares in SBF, Garage Sales mods will not hesitate to remove any "private sales" threads WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
In simpler terms, to those so called "Private Sales" thread owners, you might NO LONGER receive a nice PM from us stating that we removed your thread.
Please DO NOT come and PM us why your thread is removed , why this and that. If you find that your thread has "disappeared" it means that your thread somehow has contravened the Garage Sales Act and has been removed.
The rules are VERY VERY CLEARLY stated in the "Garage Sale Act" and if you still somehow missed this bulletin or sticky thread, neither SBF nor its moderators will not be responsible for any damages.
We get many many PMs daily, and we are not obliged to reply to each and every PM.
2. Threads / Topics not allowed in SBF Garage Sales section
a) Threads with pre-order, order taking and other form of reservation requirement. (Please refer to this link for more details.)
b) Threads / Topics not related to sales of any items, not contravening Clause 1.
c) Selling of personal services, without purchase of product. Examples include but are not limited to:
i) Installation of aftermarket parts
ii) Bike Servicing
iii) Modification of components
iv) Rental of car(s)/motorcycle(s)/item(s)
d) Items gazetted by Singapore Law as illegal. Examples include but are NOT limited to: Official List of Banned & Controlled Items (PDF)
i) Guns / rifles of any form
ii) Swords / knives
iv) Drugs, stimulants, steroids
v) Duty unpaid Cigarettes, cigars or tobacco products
vi) Unlicensed Software/Movies/Games/Music
e) Other Items
i) Live Animals
ii) Non authentic items a.k.a imitations
3. Defamatory Posts/Flame War(s)
a) Post(s) with defamatory remarks will be deleted or edited at moderators' discretion.
Action may be taken against the poster.
Please refer to Chatterbox Rules and Regulation when posting
4. Ownership of threads/topics
Each approved sales thread is owned by the seller and thus he/she has the right to post the information he deemed necessary and the price he/she deems appropriate.
It is the seller's right to do so, even if the price or condition of the item does not justify each other.
5. General guidelines suggested for browsing Garage Sales
a) It is the buyer's right to do his/her own homework and research on whether the item being sold is reasonable or justifiable.
This means asking around for opinions, going to shops to check on current market prices or even meeting the seller personally and viewing the item.
It is also the buyer's right to bargain and negotiate what would be a reasonable and justifiable price.
b) It is NOT the buyer's or browser's right to post nonconstructive or critical comments, especially if there is no intention of buying.
c) If you do not have any interest in the item or no intention to buy the items advertised, leave it alone.
If you are interested in the item, feel free to post enquiries in the post.
Alternatively, you can contact the seller by PM or any other contacts the seller leaves behind.
6. Sale of unapproved aftermarket parts
a) SBF will not be responsible for consequences occuring from the purchase and installation of any aftermarket parts not approved by the relevant local authorities.
Buyer will buy and install at his or her own risk.
7. External URL Links
a) Linking your sale to an external website is strictly prohibited.
An exception is made for the webpage of the MANUFACTURER of the item showing its specifications or for hosting images of the item that the seller is selling.
Some good photo hosting sites include Photobucket and Imageshack.
8. Other Rules & Regulations
a) Excessive posts to "up the thread" is strictly prohibited. A general guideline will be not more than 2 times within a 24 hour period. Members found going around all over "upping" other members' threads may be penalised for post clocking.
b) Members are allowed to have a maximum of 5 concurrent active sales threads per user. If you do have many items on sale, please consolidate them into ONE (01) thread with thread topic starting with "<SALE>". <CMO>, <PMO>, <ADV>, <WTB> threads are not included in this limit.
c) Repeatedly opening new threads for the sale or search for same item. Repeated threads spotted will either be merged or trashed at moderator's discretion. Further spamming of threads will be awarded an infraction.
d) Exceptions to rule 1A are made for <ADV> (for advertisers) <CMO> (for Commercial Mass Order) and <PMO> (Personal Mass Order) advertisers. <ADV>, <CMO> and <PMO> advertisers are allowed ONE (01) thread in Garage Sales which must be marked with the <ADV>, <CMO> or <PMO> header accordingly.
e) Lowballing of other members' sales thread is highly frowned upon. An example would be offering $200 for a $1500 item on sale.
Infringement of any section of the act will result in one or more of the following actions:
a) Account suspension
b) Removal of Posting rights
c) Thread(s)/post(s) deleted
d) Awarding of infraction points. (3 points and you are out, clones will be similarly banned on sight.)
ANY THREAD/POST INFRINGING ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE DELETED WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE!
As Always, Moderators will exercise discretion before taking any action towards any errant member.
SingaporeBikes.Com shall not bear any risk or responsibility on behalf of the buyer or seller in any transaction carried out in Garage Sales.
As much as possible, SBF's Administrators and Garage Sales Moderators will look through and remove any malicious sales threads to protect our members.
This is a FREE Service provided to members for their personal sales by Singaporebikes.Com
First release: 29th June 2005
Last revised: 15th May 2009
This act is not exhaustive. Please contact the moderators if you have any enquires.
It's been observed that often, sales threads has been swamped by unconstructive and irresponsible comments and posts, i.e. attacks on the condition of the item, the price, "this shop has this price blah blah".
Garage Sales Guidelines
- Each approved sale thread is owned by the seller and thus he/she has the right to post the information he deemed necessary and the price he/she deems appropriate. It is the seller's right to do so, even if the price or condition of the item does not justify each other.
- Please provide adequate details of the item(s) you have on sale. Details like: price, condition, specifications would be very useful. Pictures of the actual item will help you sell your item faster and with less fuss.
- It is strongly advised to refrain from posting prices in your topic title. Keep your thread topic title to be easy to read and comprehend. It will make it easier should you decide to revise your asking price.
- Titles like "Come in and take a look!" is highly discouraged. Doing so might have your thread title changed by moderators to make it more clear to other members.
- It is the buyer's right to do his/her own homework and to do research on whether the item being sold is reasonable or justifiable. This means asking around for opinions, going to shops to check on current market prices or even meeting the seller in person to view the item.
- It is also the buyer's right to negotiate what would be a reasonable and justifiable price.
- It is NOT the buyer's or browser's right to post unconstructive or critical comments, especially if there is no intention of buying.
How are we to know you are not a bike shop under the disguise of a forum user and trying to guide buyers to your shop?
No one made you the "guardian" of the Garage Sales section. (If you really do have an issue with the thread, click on "report post" on the offending post for further action.)
None of the sellers are holding a gun at your heads and forcing you to buy the items on sale.
If the sale price is outrageous and yet there is a buyer, I can only say congrats to the seller and to the buyer for not doing his/her homework first.
- If you do not have any interest in the item or have no intention to buy the items advertised, leave it alone. If you are interested in the item, feel free to post enquiries in the post. Alternatively, you can contact the seller by private message (PM) or any other contacts the seller leaves behind.
With that in mind, this guideline is in immediate effect. All offenders will be dealt with accordingly.