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Important Forum Rules

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Andy, Feb 8, 2018.

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    Forum Rules


    Do not make any username that has a swear word, is racist or would be considered rude and offensive. You will be automatically banned if you do this.

    Multiple Accounts

    You may not make multiple accounts; if you do all your accounts may be banned.


    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.


    Do not post the same topic in multiple forums.

    If you are unsure of which forum a thread should go under, just state that in your post and a moderator will move the thread to the correct forum.

    Multiple posts are unnecessary and will be deleted.

    Do not post any topic about politics or religion in any forum other than Airgun related politics in the Airgun politics section. The reason is not for censorship purposes, but because most of our users don’t want to read about those topics and it’s best kept off the forum there are other sites for Politics etc.

    Do not post anything relating to the power adjustment of air rifles or pistols on any open forum - if you need advice on how to keep your rifle/pistol below legal limits ask for advice by Private Message.

    Do not post unsolicited self-promoting sales / advertising material for products or services on the forum without prior moderator consent. Ads for individual items for sale should be put in the appropriate sales section.

    Stay On Topic

    Topics and discussions shall be placed in the most appropriate forum and shall be relevant to the purpose of this forum. Threads started in the wrong forum will be moved (with or without notice) and off-topic threads or otherwise useless threads will be deleted or moved.

    Posts in the Airgun section must remain on topic, any off-topic post will be removed without warning.

    Donations to Private Individuals

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    Mobile SMS Type Text

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    Quoting Long Posts

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    Short Posts

    Try to avoid one or two word posts.

    Do not post the same question multiple times in multiple threads in the same forum. If no one responds to your question or request, just post a reply to the same message thread again to bring the message to the top of the list so that other forum users notice it.

    Even though this is an international forum, please make sure that your posts are written in English.

    Graphic Vermin Kill Images

    Only post pictures of dead animals in the hunting section, then those who don't wish to see them won't have to while reading general airgun topics.

    Sales/Swap Rules

    Sales Approval

    New sales/swap threads will not show publicly until they have been approved by a member of staff. Before this happens you must:

    1. Complete the ‘My Personal Seller Info’ field in your profile (this is a private field that can only be seen by admin staff) with your full Name, Address, Post Code, a Telephone Number and (if you have one) your PayPal payment address.

    2. Include in at least one photo of the item for sale/swap along with a note laid next to the item that clearly shows your forum username and the date (same date as the advert). An example of what we want can be found here.

    Failure to do either of the above means your advert will not be approved.


    1. Do not list items for sale or swap that you have listed elsewhere. This was introduced as multiple cross-forum listings can cause many problems - especially when a user says ‘I’ll take it’, only to be told it has been sold on another forum. You can however, list items if you have multiples of the same or you are making multiples of items for sale.

    2. All items advertised on airgunforum.co.uk must be available 'exclusively' to our members. By advertising elsewhere you cannot guarantee your item would be available. Users who list elsewhere as well as here will have their advert deleted; they may also receive a one month ban.

    3. Do not list items for sale on behalf of other people; you must own the item that is for sale.


    1. Do not post replies in a Sales Post by saying something that may decrease the probability of a sale/swap.

    2. Do not post replies unless you’re interested in buying the item. If you wish to point out a problem to the seller, do so by PM.


    First to say they will have it in the For Sale thread gets the item at the advertised or agreed price.


    You must state a price when selling an item, but you can put ‘open to offers’ with a starting price if you wish.


    1. You must check/update your thread every 24 hours. If it's still for sale please keep other members informed by adding a post to your thread. Once sold; make a post stating that your item is now sold then admin will update your thread and move it to the Sales Graveyard.

    2. Do not bump more than once in 24 hours.

    Every time an advertisement is bumped to the top of the list by the seller all other advertisements drops down the page.

    A seller who bumps an advertisement more than once in 24 hours will find that it disappears, continued aggressive bumps could result in restricted forum access.

    3. If you click on ‘Watch Thread’ this will alert you of any posts in your thread.

    Deleting or Editing Threads

    Never delete or edit anything out of a For Sale advert - just post an update in your thread with the reason. If it does not sell in the time scale you wanted you can put ‘no longer for sale’ or ‘withdrawn from sale’ as a new post.

    Realistic Imitation Firearms

    1. Do not advertise for sale or wanted realistic imitation firearms on airgunforum.co.uk, these include airsoft replicas, blank firing guns, model guns, but does not include airguns, de-activated firearms or antique firearms.

    2. A realistic imitation firearm means an imitation firearm which (a) has an appearance that is so realistic as to make it indistinguishable for all practical purposes from a real firearm and (b) is neither a de-activated firearm nor itself an antique.

    More information on the VCRA can be found HERE

    FAC Rated Items

    1. All FAC rated items must be clearly marked as such in the advert and must only be available to FAC licence holders.

    2. All sales must be 'Face-to-Face' or via a RFD.

    3. Any FAC item offered without following these rules will result in a ban and/or being reported to your local Police if deemed appropriate.

    Under 18s

    No one under the age of 18 is allowed to buy or sell airguns via this forum; it is your responsibility to ensure that both the buyer and seller are 18 or older.


    Sales/trade/swaps of live animals/reptiles are not allowed on this forum.

    Competitions & Raffles

    1. Friendly competitions and raffles may be held by members to celebrate post count achievements; i.e. 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 etc. however, these must be free to enter and only airgun related items may be given away.

    2. Fees for entry or cash prizes can only take place with the express, written permission of the airgunforum.co.uk site owner or a member of the moderation team. Failure to do this could lead to laws being broken under the UK’s Gambling Commission’s regulations.

    Reporting posts

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    Avatar Rules

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    Signature Rules
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    • Make sure your signature is appropriate.
    • No swearing, porn (of any sort however mild), flaming, threats, etc., to be posted in signatures.
    • The forum software will not let you use an oversized signature.
    • No advertising of any other website/s without express permission from the forum's Administrator.
    • No religious or political opinions to be expressed.

    Although the administrators and moderators of Airgunforum.co.uk forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

    By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise in violation of any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

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    Please report any member whom you feel to be in violation of these rules to a moderator or Site Admin immediately.
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