ADMIN!!!! WARNING!


Mikebrock
 

Guys, note the STMFC rules:

"Members are permitted to criticize or praise manufacturer's products free
from criticism from other members. Criticism of a manufacturer's business
practices is, however, not within the scope of the group.

ALL SUBJECTS OTHER THAN THOSE DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH STEAM ERA FREIGHT
CARS ARE PROHIBITED FROM MEMBER MESSAGES. Thus, all
admin, security, or "policing" functions will be conducted only by myself or
my representatives.

All references to politics or political views are prohibited."

Now, there was reference to a political party in a recent post. Consider this a warning. Such references will result in instant removal from the STMFC. Under no circumstance will political discussion be allowed on the STMFC so don't even think about it. Included are references to cultural issues. Simply put, the STMFC is about steam era frt cars...1900-1960. There are additional subjects allowed such as frt car loads and RPM meet information but all such subjects are included in the group's rules. Since some members seem to have forgotten the rules:

"The objectives
include the sharing of
information about North American, standard gauge railroad freight cars in
the period 1900-1960 inclusive
including their operation,
distribution and the various techniques of building
models of them. Discussions about the cargos of freight cars are permitted
but only as they are directly associated with freight cars. Emphasis is to
be placed on the study of the prototype with
a goal of producing models of them with as great a degree of accuracy as
possible. It should be noted that discussions by the group's members
includes questions and answers regarding the group's subject. However, it
should also be noted that the group is not to be considered necessarily as a
library with its members prepared to respond to questions or acting as
sources for information. Such responses are entirely voluntary and at no
time is any group member obligated to respond to a request for information.
In fact, the group is not a good vehicle to transmit large amounts of
information. The group is a good vehicle, however, to provide guidance as to
where a member might find information.

Announcements about prototype modeling events are within scope but such
announcements will be made no sooner than 3 months prior to the event.

Personal attacks about other members, manufacturers or prototype modeling
events is expressly prohibited
and may result in
expulsion from the group. Members are expected to conduct themselves in a
gentlemanly manner. Personal attacks on anyone including non members is not
permitted.

Members are permitted to criticize or praise manufacturer's products free
from criticism from other members. Criticism of a manufacturer's business
practices is, however, not within the scope of the group.

ALL SUBJECTS OTHER THAN THOSE DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH STEAM ERA FREIGHT
CARS ARE PROHIBITED FROM MEMBER MESSAGES. Thus, all
admin, security, or "policing" functions will be conducted only by myself or
my representatives. Warnings about virus activity is strictly
prohibited. Threads or subjects may be terminated only by myself or my
representatives. When threads/subjects are terminated, members are expected
to avoid sending messages associated with such threads/subjects.

All references to politics or political views are prohibited.


Placing photos in the file space involves issues associated with copyright
and property rights. Members are allowed to upload photos into the file
and/or photo spaces but
only those photos that the members took themselves or those for which they
have permission from the photo seller or other source to present on the
internet for public consumption. Members are
expected to obtain by themselves the necessary permissions. Failure to do so
could result in the member being excluded from using the file and photo
spaces. All photos placed in the file space are for personal use only by
members of the STMFC and any rights for other usage must be negotiated with
the party holding rights to the photo's usage. Photos placed in the STMFC
file space must include in the description the source of the photo. The
STMFPH is an associated group used to provide additional storage
space and the same conditions apply to photo activity in that group.

Announcements of steam era frt car related items for sell are permitted BUT
actual
lists of items should be made available from the seller upon request rather
than in the message. Announcements of such sells should be kept at a
minimum. The primary objective of the group is to exchange information
concerning the subject.

Messages regarding the selling of products associated with freight cars as
part of a commercial
enterprise must be sent during the period of noon Friday EST and Sunday
midnight EST.
Each seller is allowed one message unless a correction is needed. Seller
messages MUST include OFF GROUP addresses for replies. Replies by members to
seller messages MUST be OFF GROUP.
Selling messages MUST include a statement that replies MUST be OFF GROUP and
must include an Email address to which responders can reply to. This address
should use the term "AT" instead of the "@" sign to ensure that the address
is not edited by Yahoo. The reply must be sent to the email address
including the "@" sign and NOT to the STMFC.

Repliers are free to use any reply technique as long as it replies to the
message writer's email address and not that of the STMFC.

Members must sign messages with their full names. If the member's address IS
their full name exactly [ to the left of an @ sign ] or simply their full
name, that is acceptable as a signature."

Mike Brock
STMFC Boss

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