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10-05-2010 until 11-05-2030
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Road Warriors Rules, Read here first before posting.

Welcome to Road Warriors! This is where we talk about big road bikes, including cruisers, touring and sport bikes.

Please use Thumpers for all single cylinder gab.

What doesn't fly here?
No personal attacks.
No spam.
No for sale/wanted ads (they belong in the Flea Market).
No cross posting threads pointing to Flea Market threads.
No vendor posts (they belong in Vendors).
No whining about other websites or webmasters.
No posting of copyrighted material, such as pointers to pirated factory shop manuals, etc. If you ask for or post links to copyrighted manuals -->

Obviously your typical garage language gets a pass, 'cause, well, most of us talk like that. But no obviously provocative, racist, or similarly offensive nonsense makes the cut. When in doubt, picture a room with young/old/male/female gearheads and act like you're speaking out loud enough for all to hear. In other words, show some consideration to others, because no matter who you are, this place ain't all about you.

We want to keep all of our interactions CIVIL.

Don’t disrupt a thread with personal attacks. If you’ve got a beef with the author, discuss it using Private Messaging, or if you must, post it in Jo Momma. We promise you’ll get an impartial reception by 40 thousand very articulate inmates there.

If you see something that doesn't belong, instead of responding in public, simply click on the Report This link in the offending post and we'll handle things from there. In other words, don't feed the trolls.

And let's not forget this one: ALL Mod decisions are final, don't whine about it.

Always remember that this place is the sum total of what ALL OF US make of it. No more, no less. So enjoy!

Furthermore, we have had it with the mocking dickery that happens in certain brand X threads that pop up in RW. Back in the old days when there were a few hundred inmates, taking jabs in jest was part of the fun of being on here, but as we have grown and grown and grown, the little village is now a mega city and we need to keep things under control or else every forum becomes a mini Jo Momma. Bashing and mocking might be fun for those who do it, but it isn't fun for the rest of the inmates who are trying to ask questions and reply to them, or are trying to help solve an issue with an inmate’s bike. We have made some changes in the Road Warriors forum to address this concern as we strive to improve the signal to noise ratio in this forum.

We would like to see brand X (whatever brand it may be, Harley, BMW, Victory, Ducati, etc..) owners or potential owners be able to ask their technical questions without being mocked at every turn. If you have the urge to mock riders for their choice of bike, head to JoMomma and let loose there. The pirate jokes, the snob jokes, the cruiser jokes the squid jokes… take them all to JoMomma.

If you're here to learn, share your knowledge and experience, teach, and demonstrate with pictorial how to's, you are very welcome! If you're here to bash, piss and be a dick, go play in the basement where you will be greeted by 50,000 savvy inmates who'll dish it right back at you and let the fun begin If that's your cuppa tea, Jo Momma's the place to be.

We believe it is possible to have a civil discussion without resorting to name calling and mocking. If you have nothing positive, constructive or informative to add to the discussion, move on. We will take a zero tolerance for asshat comments in the Road Warriors forum. Civility has always been a major guideline in the bike, riding and equipment forums on this site. Let us be clear here, the Mods know bashing, mocking, needless dickery when we see it, we’re not going to spell it out for you. Constructive ideas are welcome, negativity and put downs are not. When in doubt, if you have nothing constructive or positive to add to the conversation, move on.
(Yes, I've said the same thing 3 times already.. are we making ourselves crystal clear? )

Mods and admins have a big bag of tricks at our disposal. We can start with a temporary ban, we could lock you out of Road Warriors so you don't even see it. We could even restrict you to only seeing and posting in Jo Momma, and see how long you'll last there... Or as we like to say in the Mod Lounge, "high maintenance inmates get the boot".

Finally, don’t feed the trolls… use the REPORT THIS link in every post to report the perceived offender and let us deal with it.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.

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