FORUM PRIVACY: This is a private forum for registered and current owners of the specified Superformance model cars only. Any discussions and our transmitted materials are not to leave this forum without expressed permission of both the author, contributors and the forum moderator. Breach of privacy under the previous conditions can result in immediate and permanent termination of this forum without notice.------------------------------
This mail list forum is a network programmed to deliver messages into the normal E-mail boxes of all registered members. With this tool, members can send out E-mail to all their fellow members with one click. Other members can reply to all their fellow members as well. Good communication is the key to success in any large organization, and this no exception. To make the best of this tool, there are a few guidelines to follow…
1.) To POST a message, You must post from a computer that has it's return address entered as the same as the E-mail address you signed up with.
2.) To REPLY to a message, simply press the REPLY button your message will be sent to entire group.
3.) Be sure to sign your message with your REAL NAME & CAR NUMBER so everyone knows who you are! We will try to list your return name at the top of the Email with that same information,
so it will automatically appear… this way you won't have to type the info in every time manually. As an example, your signature should look like this, John Doe - 1001
4. ) If you plan on posting a message not really directly related to the Superformance cars (such as events coming up, miscellaneous questions, etc), then on the subject line before the subject text place
this tag (non-spf) This is spelled in all lower case letters, with hyphen separating them and enclosed in arrow brackets with no spaces. This then requires only one filter definition to effectively
capture any non Superformance related emails with this subject line in your pre-set email filter rules you set up on your own home email viewing program.
5.) Keep messages as short as possible. * Cut out and trim any and all unneeded text when replying!!! Please "trim your posts", which involves manually dragging your cursor across any unnecessary
text after you hit the *reply* button to highlight it, then delete it leaving only the text, or a portion of it which you are replying to or referring to. Please also delete the footer (links, advertising, etc)
at the bottom of each post as it is automatically generated each and every post. Doing this cleans up the messages, makes them easier to read, reduces mail size so more can fit in the archive space
as well as reduce reading length for *digest* subscribers (who receive 25 messages in one mail where they can see the same repetitive content posted over and over and over again.) Following these
few simple procedures will assist in greatly enhancing your everyone's posting pleasure!
6.) Since there are many members also on this list, there may be as many as 50 emails per day seen here. Keep your messages to only on-topic subjects. However, there is nothing wrong with
occasional friendly greetings, posting parts for sale or wanted to buy, questions, etc!
7.) Please contribute often. We'd like to hear everyone on here at one time or another!
8.) If the email traffic is too much for you, request the DAILY DIGEST mode, where only one E-mail per day will be delivered, with all the day's content inside.
9.) If the traffic is STILL too much, you can opt to have your messages stored on the com site with the No E-Mail (Web View Only) mode. There you can only see and read your mail
like a traditional message board format.
10.) It is highly suggested that you set up a "Mail Filter" to automatically separate your mail list mail from you regular daily deliveries. This will keep your mail box uncluttered, and separate.
This option is accessed in your mail reading program.
11.) If mail can not be delivered to you either due to a server outage or your mail quota on your server is full, then messages will come back to SCOF as "Bounced." Your account is automatically
deactivated, where it will have to be manually reactivated during site maintenance once a week. If your account repeats the bounce, then you will be placed on DIGEST mode. If the bouncing
does not cease, then you will be place on web-view mode, or eliminated from the list. KEEP YOUR MAIL BOXES CLEANED OUT!
Mailing List Delivery Options...------------------------------
Our members are highly active on the mailing list, and you can sometimes see an average of 30-70 E-mails a day. It is highly recommended that you create a Mail Filter sin your mailing program on your computer to better manage the volume of mails. You can do this by clicking on the mail filter button at the top of this page.
1.) Individual E-Mail (Instant messaging) mode; This sends you the individual E-mails as they are sent. On the spot. This is great to get up to the minute information. This is your default setting.
2.) Digest mode; This packs all the day's Emails for you, into one single email sent to you at the end of each day, or when the bundle reaches 25 mails, whichever comes first. This is a good way to
get all the information without overloading your mailbox if you already get a lot of mail.
3.) No Email (web view only) mode; This is the least desirable, however, it is better than unsubscribing completely. With this mode, you simply view your messages in a web browser as if it were a
web page. The problem with this is if you forget to look at your messages, you'll never see them.
4.) Unsubscribe; This completely takes you off the mailing list, where no one will be able to get any information to you. Once taking on this fatal position, your only option is to resign on to your
account, and ask permission from the administrator. We highly discourage this option unless deciding to quit the group entirely, permanently, or unless your car has been sold. There will be a
minimum 6 month restriction on resubscribing if choosing this option.
Article I. CAR OWNERSHIP AT TIME OF APPLICATION...
a.) Only the current registered owner with a Superformance Mark-III Cobra / Mark-II Cobra / Coupe / GT40 / Grand Sport / S1 in their physical possession are allowed to join this private forum.
The vehicle must be owned by the subscriber, and must have been delivered to the owner at his final destination before application can be made to this forum.
b.) This is a privately owned, operated and self-funded organization supported solely from annual membership dues and donations.
Article II. CAR OWNERSHIP DURING MEMBERSHIP...
a.) Members with more than one year membership in good standing may sell their car and still be allowed membership for as long as they like.
b.) Members must inform the administrator of their car sale so records can be updated.
c.) Failure to adhere to any of the above rules may result in an immediate and permanent termination of their current and future membership rights.
Mailing List Conduct…----------------
TOPICS: While discussing important issues regarding our Superformance cars is the main purposes of this forum, it would get very boring if that's all that transpired. Therefore you will find a bountiful exchange of ideas, technical questions and answers, as well as recreational information and personal reports on the "latest happenings." This forum is about the "owners" of these cars, not merely the cars by themselves, so a broad range of non-Superformance topics will surely be covered, especially during the "off-season" months of October through March. If it were just all tech talk, it would become very boring, very quickly. If you feel the "personal" messages sent are not of interest, simply use the "delete" key. Expect a ratio of about 70% car related posts to 30% non-car related posts as an average, with winter seeing higher traffic of non-car posts than average of course. If you wish to comment or remind the forum of these rules or the ratio of car versus non-car related content you see, please do it courteously.
Article III. FORUM PRIVACY...
a.) This is a private forum for registered and current owners of the specified Superformance model cars only. Any discussions and/or transmitted materials are not to leave the forum without expressed
permission of both the author, contributors and the forum moderator. Breach of privacy under the previous conditions can result in immediate and permanent termination of this forum without notice.
b.) You may not in any way, shape or form forward, copy, refer to, communicate or otherwise distribute private discussions and or materials and passwords pertaining to anything posted on the this
forum to anyone else other than a currently registered member without the expressed permission of both the author, contributors and the forum moderator.
Article IV. APPROPRIATE TOPICS TO CONSIDER...
a.) Upcoming Dates & Events
b.) Review and discussion about previous events and results
c.) Important issues directly affecting members
d.) Parts For Sale or Wanted to Buy. Post with "FOR SALE" or "WANTED" in the subject line. No more than 1/week
e.) Questions on vehicle modifications, maintenance, set up and operation
f.) General information regarding the sport of automobiles
g.) Latest hints, tips, suggestions, upgrades and notices about vehicles and techniques
h.) Occasional personal views, opinions, questions and summaries of current events around the world
i.) Reminders to the forum for trimming their posts, message content and rules compliancy where necessary
Article V. ACTIONS *NOT* APPROPRIATE FOR THE LIST...
a.) Commercial advertising or "mass selling" by businesses or members without prior administrator authorization.
b.) Forwarded jokes, unsolicited political statements, and other off topic questionable material including repetitive birthday announcements
c.) Personal arguments and public bashing of other members, businesses or organizations
d.) Foul language, derogatory statements and intentionally demeaning and sarcastic remarks either generally or specifically directed at any individual, group or business either a member, or not.
e.) Unsubstantiated "urban legends", hearsay, or other unverifiable statements, comments or content.
f.) Knowingly pass untrue and intentionally misleading statements, remarks, rumors or comments
g.) Malicious name calling, unnecessary vendor criticism and disrespect towards other members
h.) Emotional or uninformed complaints only for the sake of complaining with no offer of solution or compensation
i.) If there are any personal disagreements or issues to be resolved, this must be done privately and directly
j.) If there are any public disagreements or issues to be resolved, this must be PROPERLY, COURTEOUSLY and RESPECTABLY!!!!!!!
k.) The posting, discussion, inference, solicitation or organization of regarding any future, pending, potential legal action or situation, involving or regarding any related business, this forum or it's members.
l.) If you are unsure if your post could possibly violate the above agreement, please forward the message privately to the administrator for consideration and approval. This will guarantee your post's validity.
m.) Be aware... decorum of this list will PROTECT DEALERS & MANUFACTURER FROM ANY UNWARRANTED BASHING at all costs...
but it will not keep them from TRUTH and FACTS... the way it should be.
If for some reason the above rules are violated, the list owner has the option of warning the specific individuals no more than once, then either suspend the user for a disclosed amount of time, or remove the user from the list indefinitely. THERE IS NO NEGOTIATION in these rules!!! The list owner retains all rights to this list and it's operation. This is in place for the benefit of list members and the integrity of the list itself.
*** LIST ETIQUETTE IN ONE SENTENCE… "Honesty, Courtesy and Respect"
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