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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited) Site Guidelines & Regulations

A violation of 355Nation’s rules may result in a repeal of your opportunity to post here and be part of our community. Please remember that this board is privately owned and funded and as such is a privilege, not a right.

[General Posting and Content]

I. Thread titles.
We want to try and keep the board front as work friendly as possible, please do not post profanity in your thread titles. We are all adults here, so profanity is acceptable inside threads. If your thread contains content that is not work appropriate include a NWS (Not work safe) tag in the thread title.

II. Spamming & commercial solicitation.
Selling of individual items is permissible by a private owner in our Classifieds forums; however, selling multiple items of the same product is considered a commercial post, If you wish to become a site sponsor, contact one of our administrators. If you choose to spam our forum, regardless of the reason (to win a contest, achieve a higher post count, etc) your account will be suspended for 48 hours. In the interim, we will remove all of the spam posts and cut your post count by double the posts in question.

III. Multiple User Accounts.
If you are found registering multiple accounts, all of your accounts are subject to termination.

IV. Derogatory threads/member bashing.
The Nation welcomes open debates and discussions but starting posts or threads with the sole intention of causing problems is not permitted. Because of the diverse culture of, topics about racism, religion, political bashing or other sensitive subject will not be tolerated. This includes but not limited to the posting of any racial slurs, extremist religious views, political views or any other media that is intended to be offensive(this includes images, videos or lyrics.) Also, if you're post(s) provide no value to the thread in discussion (ie Trolling, flaming, insulting and/or offensive) your posts will be subject to removal. Your account will be subject to suspension or permanent banning if the acts continue. If you have a problem with another board member we urge you take it to PM's. If it becomes serious please do not hesitate to contact a Moderator or Admin.

V. Inter-board harmony.
We are a community and we like to promote a healthy environment, you are entitled to your opinion of other forums, however, if you have something derogatory to say about another site, please refrain from posting it here.

VI. Torrents, hacks, cracks, copies of software, illegal activities and porn.
355Nation does not support discussion of illegal activity on our forums. Linking to locations or asking for illegal copies of software, DVD’s, MP3’s or other media may result in revocation of your account privileges. However, if you are a musician or know of a good band (and have their permission) feel free to post their site or MP3’s. We also need to keep the board semi-work friendly, so we don’t allow posting of pornographic material or linking to it. As far as illegal actions go, illicit drugs, vandalism, theft, etc, we will not support these activities or discussions of them. Posting pictures of minors (even if it is questionable) in a sexual nature will also be removed.

[Signature, Avatar & Thread Titles]

I. Signatures
Please keep your signature to 6 lines of text total. If you would like to include a signature banner picture (maximum dimensions are 575px X 128px for standard membership and 600px X 200px for Contributing membership) or quote, they are each counted as 2 lines of text, adjust accordingly. Please realize that not everyone appreciates a signature 5 paragraphs long, especially if they’re on a slow internet connection or utilizing a handheld device. Also, refrain from posting pornography in your signature.

II. Avatars
Avatars follow the same guidelines as signatures, but maximum dimensions are 160px X 120 px. Again, no porn allowed.

SECTION C. [Truck Of The Month Contest "TOTM"]

I. Submissions

Entries for TOTM are taken the final week of every month. Voting will start on the 1st of every month and will continue through the entire month. The winner will be announced on the 1st.

  • Upload a minimum of Five good quality non-photochopped images to your User Album located in your User Profile.
  • Fill out the 'About Me' portion of your User Profile (located in the User CP menu) with your personal info and truck information.
  • Post a link to your User Profile and User Album in the TOTM Entry thread located in the TOTM forum.
You can also copy your modification information into the description box of your album to make it easier for Voters to see your modifications.

For an example album visit: brewer15650's Photo Album

II. Contest Rules
  • You must be the owner of the car you are submitting.
  • 10 images max. Please take the time to take good pics of your truck.
  • We will not consider low quality images or images in clustered areas (ie: driveway)
  • No Photoshopped pictures!
  • One submission per person per month
  • Past winners may enter again after 12 months from the original winning date.
  • You will NOT be up for voting if you do not have a link to your thread in the current months thread.
  • You will NOT be up for voting if you get banned.
  • You must have at least 100 posts to enter
  • You must have at least 100 posts to vote
  • You have to have been a member of the forum for 1 month at the time that entry closes to enter.
III. Prizes
  • (1) 355Nation sticker courtesy of PDX GRAFIX
  • (10) business cards
  • Front page listing of your ride on
IV. Miscellaneous

Even though the forum allows you to vote with less that 100 posts, our staff makes an effort to keep the contest fair for our members. Voting polls are checked everyday and will be amended accordingly.

The TOTM contest is about ride quality, mod quality, etc, however it also relies very heavily on user participation in these forums. Please keep that in mind when voting.

If you did not win in the past, please feel free to re-submit your ride. New and better pics will help you out, so don’t be afraid to get creative with your camera and the location.

If your album contains more than 10 pictures and you win the TOTM competition, the staff will choose the best pictures based on picture quality and aesthetics to use for the winner thread and the front page article. Low quality or cluttered images will not be used.

SECTION D. [Violations & Disclaimer]

I. Retribution
  • First offense: Warning via private message and moderator reply in the offending thread.
  • Second offense: 7 day suspension of account and a PM stating offense
  • Third offense: One month suspension of account and a PM stating offense
  • Fourth offense: Permanent suspension of account and an email stating offense
II. Disclaimers
Moderators and administrators review forum posts and topics for violations of the rules and guidelines we’ve written. Any posts or topics found to be in violation will be removed or locked and you will receive an explanation in the thread or via PM.

Any user who feels that a post or topic is objectionable is entitled to report the post to a Moderator via private message or by clicking the “Report” link in the lower left corner of the post (Yellow diamond with exclamation point). The Staff has the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame if the topic or post violates the rules and guidelines of our forum.

There are going to be topics and discussions that will have heated debates. Please think before you post and re-read what you type before you post it. Keep your comments limited to the debate at hand and not make it a personal issue between you and another member. There is tremendous diversity in age, race, gender, language, location (worldwide) and more here and there will be a lot of varying opinions on different subjects.

The topics and posts at express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of or any entity associated with You remain solely responsible for the content of your topics and posts, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless, Vbulliten (the makers of the bulletin board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise against any laws.

The staff at also reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

A valid email address is required for registration so that your identity and email can be confirmed. This has been done to prevent and safeguard from random attacks and people looking to cause problems and spam these forums. does not sell or distribute your email address to any third parties. The option to have your email address visible in your posts on these forums is controlled and determined by settings in your profile which you control.

Thank you for your ongoing support and contributions.

-355nation Staff
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