The following are the WI BIMMERS Guidelines. As we continue to grow it is essential that we provide these guidelines to promote a professional atmosphere for our members and site sponsors.
What can I post, or not post, on the Wibimmers.com discussion forums?
The Wibimmers.com discussion forums exist to discuss topics related to owners of BMW © automobiles . An Off Topic forum is provided for other items that may be of interest to forum members (i.e. non car related events, trivia, jokes, etc.).
The following is a list of items that are absolutely not tolerated. Violation of these will result in IMMEDIATE banning of your account:
The following are considered main guidelines and should be observed at all times:
You must provide a current and valid email address within your member profile so that you can be reached by forum moderators or administrators. You MAY select "Hide my email address from other members" so your email is not posted for all members to see, administrators will still be able to use it to contact you if necessary.
Use images and/or graphics sparingly, don't post signature pictures that take up half the screen or are very large in file size, try to keep them under 100kb
No commercial advertisements or commercial links and/or email addresses are allowed unless you are a site sponsor
NO RICK-ROLLING. Do not post a link to a Rick Roll video, or any other links that take a member to something other than what is implied in the thread.
No SHOUTING (i.e. Don't use all capital letters when posting)
Try to post to the forum that is most appropriate for the topic being presented. If you DO post in the wrong forum, please inform an administrator or moderator. Otherwise, expect your post to be moved to the appropriate section. Please DO NOT start a "where did my thread go?" thread.
Limit cross-posting (posting links in one CE forum to a thread in another CE forum). Members are encouraged to use the forum's SEARCH features before posting to see if that same question has been asked before.
Please limit the use of cr3ative spell1ng. It is difficult to read.
Respect the privacy of other forum members and individuals. Do not post personal information about them (i.e. addresses, phone numbers, passwords, etc.).
No buying, selling, or trading outside of the Classifieds Forum (additional information regarding WI BIMMERS Classifieds is shown below)
Sponsors that do not follow the rules run the risk of having their sponsorship terminated and the balance of their sponsorship fee refunded
DO NOT post messages that violate Federal, State, Provincial or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
DO NOT impersonate other individuals or falsely represent yourself
DO NOT post under various screen names
Respect forum moderators and administrators and give them ample time to respond to any suggestions or problem posts. Cleaning up other peoples' messes is never fun and can take some time.
DO NOT make a thread asking why a post was locked. Contact the moderator of that forum directly via PM or email.
If you feel a post is inappropriate please use the "REPORT" feature that is available on every post. Please do not overuse this feature. You may also send the moderators or administrators a
Private Message to notify them of inappropriate posts.
Please do not use the forums for personal messages. We encourage you to use Private Messaging, email, or instant messaging for such matters.
Please do not intentionally REPOST material. If you see a repost please provide a link to the original thread and alert a moderator to lock the thread.
How is objectionable material dealt with?
Threads and/or posts that violate the above guidelines will be reviewed by moderators and/or administrators and appropriate action will be taken.
The objectionable post/thread may be locked or deleted at the discretion of the moderators.
Reporting Objectionable Material
Threads or posts may be reported to the forum moderators via the "Report" button on the bottom left of each post.
"Meets" are considered a planned gathering of forum members and their vehicles for the purpose of socializing and group driving. "Event Management" is any person involved with the planning of the meet. Meets may no be specifically endorsed by wibimmers.com although the information may be conveyed through wibimmers.com.
Entry and Advertising Release
In consideration of this entry, car owner, entrant and spouse or guest(s) agree to permit WiBimmers.com to use their names and pictures, and pictures of the car, for publicity, advertising and commercial purposes, including newspapers, magazines, and radio during and after the event and do hereby relinquish any rights whatsoever to any photos taken in connection with the event, and give permission to publish or sell photographs.
Event management reserves the right to restrict entrants to acceptable behavior during any and all activities. Any poor behavior during the events will be reason for denying admittance of vehicle and entrant to listed events. This reservation includes persons, things, conduct, printed matter, or any act or item of poor character which the management considers to be objectionable to the event’s well being. Underage drinking will be strictly prohibited and enforced.
In consideration of the acceptance of the right to participate by the undersigned entrant, participants, and/or spectator(s), the undersigned does by execution of this entry form, hereby release and discharge WiBimmers.com and any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, and anyone else connected with the management or presentation of the meet of and from any and all known or unknown damages, injuries, losses, judgments, claims, or liabilities of any kind or character or from any cause whatsoever that may be suffered by the undersigned to his person or property. Further, the undersigned expressly agrees to indemnify WiBimmers.com for any sums of money which may have to be paid to any persons for any loss, damage, costs and expenses including attorney’s fees, personal injury, property damage or any other claim resulting from or occasioned by the conduct or act of the undersigned entrant or any participant assisting or cooperating with entrant or under the direction or control of entrant. Entrant acknowledges the risk of damage to his person or property by reason of participation in the Autumnal Gathering 2 and expressly agrees to assume all such risk.
Your agreement to the forum registration and use of the discussion forums constitutes acknowledgement of all posted Rules, Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). WI BIMMERS, LLC and Wibimmers.com are not responsible for the validity of any post made in any forum on the site. WI BIMMERS, LLC and Wibimmers.com do not make any warranty or guarantee in regards to any post made by any individual or company posting in any forum on the site, including registered members, guests, volunteer staff and advertisers (sponsors). Use of these forums and any interaction or transaction is the sole responsibility of the individual user and/or company. By using the forums you understand that WI BIMMERS, LLC and Wibimmers.com are not liable in regards to any interaction or transaction and shall be held harmless involving any claim related to, or stemming from, interactions or transactions conducted or facilitated by this web site (www.wibimmers.com) and/or forums.
These guidelines are open to future revision(s).
© 2013 Wibimmers.com
User Terms Version 1.0
- Pornography (this includes providing links)
- Profanity/Extremely vulgar language.
- Posts made attacking any particular race, gender, religion or sexual orientation
- Flaming (posts made to deliberately incite or perpetuate a conflict or argument)
- Personal attacks on fellow members
- DO NOT "call people out." If you have a personal issue with someone contact them via Private Message (PM) or email
- Spam (commercial solicitation from non-sponsoring entities)
- Forum bombing (aka post whoring), making pointless posts
- Discussion of illegal activities including, but not limited to, drug use, criminal activity, or swapping of copyrighted material (MP3s, Movies, Software, etc.)
- Posting of links that are deliberately meant to crash computers or provide an uninterruptible number of pop-up windows
- Any topic that is deemed objectionable by the moderators or majority of the community may be closed and/or deleted.