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Old 23-09-2004, 23:17   #1 (permalink)

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Due to several complaints to admin/mods regarding the content of "OFF TOPIC", and after much disscussion by us, we are cracking down on the posting of "pointless" threads!!

We would please ask people to use their common sense when posting in this forum. Yes, this section is for things not relating to the ZR. but we ask that this is used sensibly. We also ask members to realise that this site can be and is used by younger members and to take this into consideration when posting.

The admin/mods team will be deleting threads that are felt to be inappropriate and if people have problems with this they are asked to pm a member of the team with their opinions and actions will be explained.

This is not meant as a way to stop people posting in this forum but a method of managing the pointless threads that are tbh getting out of hand!

Please take a look at the forum regulation:

* Please post to the appropriate forum.

* Please do not use text talk or similar slang, as it unlegible and people may not reply to your post if they cannot view it.

* Please do not use excessive use of !!!??? and similar in topic titles, please also include a description in your title, things like help!!!!!!!!!!????? or where???????????? are not good titles, titles such as: Help needed in removing air box, and where can i fhe Xpower catalogue are good topic titles, When starting new topics in ALL forums (Gen Disc and otherwise) could users please use the space in "Subject" line to give a brief description as to the content of the topic.

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