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SteelSoldiers.Com Website Rules and Regulations

Welcome to SteelSoldiers.Com. We strive to keep this the most comprehensive, current, and cutting-edge military vehicles forum on the web.
Registration for the SteelSoldiers.Com forum is free, but we do insist that you abide by the rules and regulations listed below.
Registration of New Membership: Please carefully consider the following when requesting membership to SteelSoldiers.Com. By requesting membership, you certify that all information in your application is accurate.
• Username: New members may choose any Username they see fit. We do ask that no profanity or vulgarity is included in the username. Any Usernames deemed inappropriate will be changed without the consent of the member. Only one username is allowed per person.
• Location: We require that all members include their state in their new member profile. This allows the other members to know their neighbors. Users who refuse to add their location will be subject to warning, temporary ban, and then permanent ban.
• Email Address: New members must provide a valid email address in order to be registered. We will not sell your email address to any 3rd party.
• Avatar: Members may upload a photo to be used as their avatar or choose one from the avatars provided in the forum. No lewd, vulgar, obscene, graphic or ****ographic images will be tolerated. No avatar may be displayed in such a manner as to insult, accuse, or defame the United States, the military, or any person. If your inappropriate image is deleted by a SteelSoldiers.Com Moderator, then the member will not be able to use an avatar ever again. When in doubt, ask a Mod if it is appropriate.
• Signature: Members may use the signature spot at the bottom of their post to list their name, location, vehicles owned, etc… Members may not use their signature block for the sale of items (Truck for Sale! Or Deuce Hard Tops for Sale!) or advertising of any kind. A link to your SS classified ad in the form of FOR SALE may be posted next to your vehicle description. (Example: 1972 M35A2 w/w FOR SALE) No pricing, description, or terms may be posted. Again, no inappropriate language will be tolerated. No signature may be devised in such a manner as to insult, accuse, or defame the United States, the military, or any person. A SS Mod may edit a member’s signature without warning. If the member violates the policy again, their ability to post a signature will be terminated.
• VENDORS: All vendors of military trucks, parts, or other paraphernalia must put their business name in their signature block. It would be helpful if you would include your phone number. No advertising of any kind may be done in your signature. You may also link to your website in your signature. Vendors, please refrain from posting in the classifieds. There is a vendor section to advertise your items in, it just requires upgrading to the vendor account. Upgrade your account by clicking on the resources link at the top and upgrade to premium membership. There is another option for vendor status.

Conduct: SteelSoldiers.Com is designed to be a family-friendly and clean website. The forum discussions can be lively and informative without degrading into vulgarity. As a registered SteelSoldiers.Com member, it is your responsibility to make sure that you DO NOT:
• Post or link to material that is considered sexually explicit, profane, hateful, lewd, threatening, abusive, defamatory, or otherwise inappropriate for a family viewing of the website.
• Post Copyrighted material without permission.
• Post material that is intended to bait others to a conflict.
• Post material that you know contains a virus or other malicious software.
• Post pro or anti-religious (unless in the Chaplain’s Corner) or pro or anti-political material
• Post Zombie threads.
• Repetitive pro or anti-vendor material. Anti-vendor material that is not well-founded (3rd party hearsay) will not be tolerated. Excessive pro-vendor posting (cheerleading) will not be tolerated either.
• Post information regarding past, current or upcoming lawsuits or litigation.
• Cross-post multiple posts or threads about the same topic. This includes either creating multiple threads about the same topic in multiple forums or the same thread repeatedly or posting the same post within multiple existing threads.
Moderators may delete any post in violation of the above policies with or without notice.
Revocation of Membership: No one wants to participate in an anarchic, vulgar, or hateful forum. The following outline the steps taken in response to repeated violations of the Rules and Regulations:
1. The member in violation will receive an email or Private Message notice informing them to stop/correct the offending behavior.
2. The second violation will result in a 30-day suspension of forum privileges.
3. The membership will be immediately and irreversibly revoked if a third violation of policy ensues.
Forum Etiquette: The SteelSoldiers.Com forums are designed to allow members to share stories, questions, photos, how-to articles, mishaps, etc… Unfortunately, some of the information found in the forums may be incorrect or misleading. The Moderators do not have the resources to ensure that every post is factually correct. Please use the advice found in the forums as a starting point for your research. The TM’s will be your best source of how-to advice. Do not trust that Member X will remember every step to rebuilding a deuce transmission. Please keep the following in mind when posting to the forums:
• Keep your posts on-topic. Do not hi-jack peoples threads for your own gain. Start your own thread instead.
• There are lots of forums available at SteelSoldiers.Com. Make sure you post your new thread in the correct spot. Moderators will move posts to the correct forum without notice to the original poster.
• Do not post items For Sale or items Wanted in the forums. That is what the Classified Ads section is for. Posting classifieds requires upgrading to the premium account. Previously classifieds required a certain post count to use. We've moved it to a fee based access. The reason for this fee is to weed out some of the spammers/scammers that used the classifieds previously. Membership also grants other things to users, a larger PM box, extra access, custom titles, and more things in the works. The link may be found at the top of the site in the menu bar. Upgrade your account by clicking on the resources link at the top and upgrade to premium membership. Moderators may delete your For Sale or Wanted postings without notice. It is OK to post an item for sale if it is done in an effort to help another member or if the need for a part comes up during the course of a restoration or repair thread. EXAMPLE 1: Member A posts that their Deuce is broken down and they believe it is due to a faulty in-tank pump. Member B may post that he has a used transfer pump for sale for $XX and to PM if interested. Example 2: Member A has an ongoing thread describing his M817 dump truck restoration. He mentions in that thread that one of his hydraulic lines is leaking and he would like to know who has the best price on them. "Swap Meet" style threads are allowed for parts swapping at a specific Rally/Event. Only one thread allowed per event. If cannot post to the classifieds, please see this thread.
• Do not post inflammatory information about religion, politics or other sensitive topics
• Do not post material dealing with the sale or use of alcohol, tobacco, or firearms. The exception to the rule would be the discussion of rifle mounts or ring-mounts.
• Do not post unfriendly or insulting comments or replies to other members., This can start unpleasant exchanges which no one wants to read in an otherwise valuable topic. If someone has posted a rude comment to/about the user, the user itself is asked to ignore the remark and report the offending post for review and deletion.
• Do not post in all CAPS or in giant run-on sentences without punctuation. Do not post as if texting and do avoid the use of texting abbreviations. We are not the grammar police but we want everyone to easily read your post in at least 8th grade English. It is extra work to post proper sentences from a smartphone but the result will be greatly appreciated. Please do your best to use capitalization, proper spelling and punctuation. It makes it easier for everyone to read!

Vendor Participation: Vendors of military vehicles, parts and other paraphernalia are welcome to participate in the SteelSoldiers.Com forums, but direct solicitation is not allowed. Vendors should be aware of and must follow the following policies:
• There shall be no fighting between vendors in the forums. Vendors should not make derogatory remarks about a competitor’s product. Keep it civil!
• Vendors are not allowed to post pricing information in forum posts. That is considered solicitation.
• The SteelSoldiers.Com classified ads are not designed for commercial use. Vendors who wish to advertise on the website should contact a moderator or admin for pricing information. Commercial ads will not be posted in the classified section.
• Vendor members must post their business name in their signature block and include their phone number in their profile.
• Vendor press releases will be published only after submission to and subsequent approval by the webmaster.
• Vendor Group Buys must be coordinated through and approved by the webmaster.
• Vendors that post in the SteelSoldiers.Com do not represent the website or any of its interests. SteelSoldiers.Com does not warranty any of the products that may be sold or serviced by a participating vendor.

Linking: Please consider the following regarding linking:
• Do not link to password protected websites that the rest of the membership cannot access.
• Do not link to ****ographic, obscene, hacking, malware/virus-infested or violent websites.
• SteelSoldiers.Com does not endorse websites, products or services simply because a link is posted within the forum.
• Do not post links that are longer than a page width. Use a link shrinking service such as to keep them trimmed up.
• Do not post links that are known to "go dead" after a short period of time.

Private Messages (PM):
• The PM function is not to be used to send spam or solicitations.
• Do not send rude, hateful, or threatening. Violators will lose their PM function.

Collusion: Collusion between members will not be tolerated in the SteelSoldiers.Com forums. The following could be construed as collusion and will be deleted:
• Sharing of bidder ID numbers or names to avoid bidding against another member
• Sharing of auction numbers or lot numbers to avoid bidding on the same item as another member
• Any other arrangement between members that serves to keep auction prices low in favor of the member bidders
First time offenders will be warned. Second time offenders will lose posting privileges for one month. Third time offenders will be banned.

Auction Postings: Please abide by the following rules concerning the posting of auction information in the forums:
• Do NOT post about future or current GL/GSA/eBay (including items for sale in buy-it-now formats)/local/city/state/Federal/estate auctions. You may post about any auction after the auction is closed.
• Do not post links to auction photos.
• Do not post links to GL/GSA(or other sites)that have links that quit working after a short period of time. Save the image to your PC and then attach it to your post.
• Do NOT post links to current eBay auctions or Craig's List ads that are not your own. You may post a link to your own auction/ad only if it is in an information/discussion thread about you vehicle/item. Do not start a post in the Conversations forum or your vehicle specific forum just to announce your auction/ad.
• No collusion as specified above.

SteelSoldiers.Com Acronyms: A common abbreviation or acronym used to describe Steel Soldiers is SS. This has nothing to do with the Nazi party. It is strictly an abbreviation. In mixed company, you will want to avoid using this abbreviation to prevent any confusion on the behalf of strangers. Once again, Steel Soldiers or SS makes no representations or affiliations with the Nazi SS.

Chat Room: All of the Rules and Regulations of should be respected and followed in the SS Chat Rooms. Members who do not follow the rules will lose their Chat Room privileges.

Classified Ads: Do not post commercial advertising. Commercial advertising is a pay-per-ad service. Please email the webmaster if you would like to post a commercial/vendor ad. Please keep all classified ads military vehicle related. Do NOT post more than 10 ads at any one time. Users with more than 10 ads will have their oldest ads deleted. Members who consistently abuse the system by posting more than 10 ads will have the classified ad privileges revoked. You may only advertise items you own (No posting items for other people).

Technical Manual Library: These TM’s are available free to the membership. They are not to be downloaded, printed and then sold by any members. Do not upload any manuals that have not been classified for public release. Members who post restricted manuals will be banned and the materials removed. Steel Soldiers will cooperate with authorities in investigations in this matter.

Video Library: Feel free to post any military related video to the SS video library. Do not post any copyrighted material without express permission from the owner. Do not post videos that would be unsuitable for children or that show any personal injury or destruction of private property. SS will not be held liable for any of the content in member posted videos.

Copyright: All photographs and printed material on are protected by US and International Copyright rules. Please do not reproduce any part of the SS website or forums without the approval of the site management. Copyright to posts and other information become the property of the SS website.

Trademark: The name, Steel Soldiers, is protected by Trademark under authority of the US Patent and Trademark Office. Any use of the mark without prior approval will be subject to legal action.

Liability: Steel Soldiers assumes no liability for any damages related to loss of property, property damage, personal injury, death, or other serious consequences related to off-road, convoy, camping, drive-in or other types of congregation of Steel Soldiers membership and/or their vehicles. assumes no liability for any damages resulting from erroneous information posted by another member on our forums. It is your responsibility to verify any information posted herein before using it to repair, modify, tune-up or hot-rod your military vehicle. The opinions expressed by members in the forums are not the opinions of Steel Soldiers or our advertisers.

Privacy: Please respect the privacy of others and yourself. Steel Soldiers will never knowingly release any personal or private information about our members. We cannot control what you say or do in the presence of other members. It is up to you to control yourself and prevent the release of sensitive information. Steel Soldiers is a public site and you should never expect information to be kept in confidence if you display it somewhere on the SS site. The whole world has access to and even if you edit out or delete some sensitive information, chances are that it has already been cached by some search engine and will remain in the public. THINK before you post. We do not have the staff or time to police your posts for you. It is your responsibility.

Site features: Constant reporting of threads or abusing the thread reporting system may lead to disciplinary actions.

Closing Points:
• Keep it FUN. SteelSoldiers.Com is meant to be a fun place to hang out and share in your love of military vehicles.
• Keep it CLEAN. Watch your language because lots of families visit this site together.
• Keep it INFORMATIVE. This is a place to share information, not fluff, jokes, emails, dirty pictures, etc… Make a good contribution. Don’t post just for the sake of posting. Be prepared to back up your information with sources because it is in our nature to challenge others.
• Keep it EDUCATIONAL. Post up well thought out how-to articles, tips/tricks, cost saving advice, parts cross-over info, etc…
• Keep it REAL. Be yourself. Don’t assume some internet personality in an attempt to impress or deceive the membership.
• Keep it OPEN-MINDED. Share your ideas and information freely with the membership. Be open to new ideas and changes suggested in the forums.
• Keep it FRIENDLY. Welcome new members with open arms. Don’t chastise them and belittle them just because they are new. All of you were newbies at some point too!
• Keep it GOING. Steel Soldiers relies on advertising and the generosity of our membership to pay the bills and develop new and exciting changes. Please contribute if you are able.

A lot of time and effort went into creating these guidelines. We take them very seriously and we expect you to do the same. If you feel that you cannot abide by them, then do not apply for membership. If you have a suggestion for a policy change or addition, please feel free to email them to us. Please check these rules occasionally as policies are subject to change. It is your responsibility to stay current on the SS site policies. “I didn’t know about the policy,” is not an acceptable excuse. Thanks for taking the time to learn the SS Guidelines and for all of the contributions that you make to the site. Welcome to the Family! For breaking above rules you may be warned/banned appropriately!
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