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Site Rules & GuidelinesThe
KeepItUSAMade.com forums will tremendously over a short time and we thank
all of you for being a part of this growing community. Our mission and
intent is to have a place "Where people can discuss the importance of buying
products that are made in the USA, by American citizens". We feel strongly
that this forum should remain focused on American products, American
companies, American employment and other related topics, including topics
that help us get to know our members better. This is not the place for
topics that are sensitive and controversial in nature such as religion,
abortion, etc., please find another
forum elsewhere for this type of content.
In order to keep the KeepItUSAMade.com forums running well and to prevent
problems, please follow these simple rules for the forums here. If you have
any questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the Moderating
General Rules and Guidelines for Forum Use:
1. Read up on past posts about a specific topic before asking a question!
There is a ton of information here, and while many topics have been hashed
to death, it can be a little overwhelming. No one is going to be upset with
you if you ask a question that has been asked before, but some members do
become frustrated if they feel they have answered the same question 10 times
before. The forum has a search function at the top of the page that can be
very useful for locating information on many topics. If you have questions
on how to use it please feel free to let us know and we will help you.
2. Try to keep your topic titles specific and related to what you will be
posting under it. Please try to use the correct forum, and avoid cross
3. While basic discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting
posts, personal attacks, derogatory comments, racial or religious slurs or
purposeless inflammatory posts. Be respectful of others at all times. The
purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and
information on American products and making America better. Occasionally,
there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. But be
courteous when disagreeing with others, it is possible to disagree without
being insulting. The Moderators/Admins will make any final decisions, and
take appropriate action in these matters. You can choose to ignore
bothersome members in the forum by Clicking on their name in any of their
posts, then Clicking on the OPTIONS button, then selecting the "IGNORE THIS
USER" option. You won't see any future posts from this member again.
4. Due to their volatile nature, discussion involving religious, or other
sensitive topics not related to American made products, will be locked
and/or deleted. This is done to keep tempers in check and everyone civil. If
you wish to participate in such discussions, there are other forums
elsewhere specifically for this purpose. The KeepItUSAMade.com team
moderators shall be the sole decision makers as to what constitutes closing,
editing, or removal of a post.
This is a privately owned and operated web site, and your posts CAN BE
EDITED OR DELETED, please don�t threaten us with infringement of your
�freedom of speech�.
5. Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short)
non-sense posts, or the like.
6. Double or multiple posting is not allowed and can result in the deletion
of one or both posts. Double posting is defined as posting the same
information in two or more separate forums. We understand that some topics
might fit into more than one forum. Please try to pick the best one. In
addition, please do not post in the same thread back to back (another
version of double posting), if you have something more to add, edit your
post or add to that thread, don't post twice in a row in a thread.
7. Advertising, spamming and trolling this board is not allowed. This
includes using the forum email and Private message system to spam other
members. IP addresses are monitored on this forum and transgressors will be
8. Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. For style
changes and general 'how-to' questions this should be 24 hours. For specific
troubleshooting issues, use 12 hours as a guideline.
9. Classified - Swap Meet Forum Please keep things to be sold limited to USA
Made-related items. If you would like to sell something that is not USA
Made-related, try Ebay or a similar site.
10. We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are curseual or porn
in nature or violate to the KeepItUSAMade.com community standards. The
KeepItUSAMade.com moderator team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does
and what does not violate community standards. In general, if it is not
suitable for kids, it is not suitable for this forum.
11. Post your comment/question to the most appropriate place. Any posts
deemed to be in the wrong forum will be moved. Do not cross-post the same
question to multiple places.
12. Do not discuss illegal activities. Our server is hosted in the USA and
so is subject to US law. Please do not expose us to any unnecessary legal
liability. Please bear in mind, all advice (medical, legal, etc) that may
get posted should be regarded as "use at your own risk" advice. The owners,
Moderators and Admins of KeepItUSAMade.com, assume no liability for any
consequences that may result in action taken on that advice.
13. Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple
accounts is not allowed.
14. We reserve the right to edit or remove any offensive, inflammatory,
slanderous, rude or inapproprate posts without notice. The KeepItUSAMade.com
team Admins and Moderators shall be the sole decision makers as to what
constitutes editing or the removal of a post. Posts deemed to be SPAM will
be deleted as soon as they are noticed without discussion.
This is a privately owned and operated web site, and offensive posts
CAN BE EDITED OR DELETED, please don�t threaten us with infringement of your
�freedom of speech�.
15. Any signature or avatar that is excessively large, offensive or
insulting to either us, our members, or staff, are prohibited. We reserve
the right to ask you to change and/or remove your signature or avatar at any
time, for any reason. The
moderating team may remove any offensive signatures or avatars without
16. If you are going to post non-English on these forums, please also post
an English Translation of your post. (This forum operates in English. Posts
which include foreign languages should have the English equivalent to aid in
understanding or they will be removed.)
English is the primary language spoken in the USA, let�s keep it this
17.Questions regarding a vendors products or product support or help with a
product are fine, but this is not the place to settle a commercial
disagreement with a vendor, or posting complaints about vendors or
manufactures. If you have a problem with a vendor, please contact them
19. Manufacturers and suppliers are welcome on KeepItUSAMade.com, and are
encouraged to provide advice, support and information for the members of the
forum. However, all posts must help promote made in the USA in general.
Posts that are determined to represent advertising or product promotion
(other than banner or skyscraper ads) may be deleted, and repeat offenders
asked to desist. A link that leads to a manufacture or suppliers website in
the signature area of your posts is acceptable and will be allowed.
KeepItUSAMade.com is proud to offer banner / skyscraper advertising at
reasonable rates, and manufacturers are encouraged to take advantage of them
for this purpose. Allowing advertising within posts is not fair to those
that pay for the banner ads. If you are are a commercial entity - and you
purchase banner advertising on the site - then - at your discretion, you
(the commercial vendor) may make posts in the Supporting Advertisers'
Product Announcements section. If a non banner advertising member posts an
"advertisement" - it may be removed by a moderator.
20. We do not allow Manufactures or Vendors to send private messages or
emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products or services.
Please report any such message to a moderator, and include a copy of the
21. Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot
anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions
we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in
any way. These actions include editing, or removing posts, topics or
22. We the Moderator/Admin Team also reserve the right to refuse membership,
suspend or ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules, or is deemed
disruptive to the forum by the Moderator/Admin Team. Membership may be
denied for a variety of reasons, and membership can be suspended or revoked
at any time by the moderation and administration team Be advised that access
to and being a member of the KeepItUSAMade.com forums is a privilege and not
a right. All posts, threads, attachments, and content posted within this
forum become the sole property of the owners of KeepItUSAMade.com.
Please Note: These rules are subject to change without notice. Please check
from time to time for possible changes in our rules and guidelines. By
becoming a member and posting topics or responding to threads on this forum,
you agree to the rules and guidelines posted above. These posted rules and
guidelines will apply to all current, past and future members and posters on
KeepItUSAMade.com, if you do not agree with any of the rules and guidelines
listed then please do not post or join the forum.