Forum Guidelines

These forums are the property of Championship Kart Racing Association, Inc., (CKRA), yet they are here for the benefit of the karting community. Particularly, the members of CKRA and the karters of north-eastern Ohio and the Greater Cleveland area.. In order to keep this an informative place for all and to maintain a family friendly environment, there are certain guidelines that need to be followed.

Use your real name. When registering for the CKRA Discussion Forums, members MUST use their real name, first and last, for their publicly displayed name. For example, John Smith or Betty Grable.

Respect one another. Treat others in your messages as you would like to be treated; respect works both ways. Any blatant insults to others will be deleted.

No self-promotion/advertising. Blatant, obvious self-promotion of one's self or one's business, or the blatant promotion of another’s business, will not be tolerated. Repeated subtle attempts to mention one’s business services is the same as advertising. Forum members may include a single link to their personal website or business entity; extended business dealings should be conducted away from these forums. Use of Private Messages facility to solicit business is the appropriate way to make contact with another member. Businesses may post advertisements for their products and services if they are a current CKRA sponsor, have a valid vendor's license in Geauga County, and are approved by the Board of Trustees.

No inappropriate material. Material must be karting related, or at the least, related to motorsports. Excessive posting of non-karting related material is discouraged.

No inappropriate language. This would include George Carlin’s Seven Filthy Words You Can Never Say on TV, plus all associated derivatives. These forums are to be a family friendly environment. This goal is very important to us and will generate strong responses.

Don't spam. Spamming is either posting repeatedly about the same thing (either in a single forum or multiple forums) or starting multiple topics about the same thing. There are other actions that are considered spamming, such as constantly posting off-topic as well as providing links that have nothing to do with the forum at hand. Spam will be deleted without warning.

Stay on-topic. There will be some leniency on this, and we don't mind if you bring in another idea or two, but stay focused. If you think it's a good enough topic, start a new thread about it. This also prevents losing a good idea in a thread about another topic. Threads that wander significantly off-topic may be closed and/or trimmed.

No conversations. Conversations are for the telephone, or email, but not for these discussion forums. A minimum of friendly banter is to be permitted, but threads with excessive conversations will be deleted or trimmed accordingly. Simply click the send private email icon next to a users name to send them the conversation in a private email. You'll find that many users would rather you kept the conversation with them private.

No impersonating. Attempting to pose as another registered user will not be tolerated and will result in the deletion of that username and the immediate banning of the impersonator. This also applies to not-so-clever variations of registered names.

Don't troll. Topics that are designed to start an unruly argument/flame war will be treated as spam and deleted without warning.

In closing...

Of course, there will be folks who try to find the loopholes in these guidelines, or enjoy being clever by circumventing the spirit and intent of the forums. Therefore, we reserve the right to edit, delete, or ban for our own reasons, without warning. Repeated violations of board guidelines will result in either temporary or permanent suspensions of posting privileges. More serious violations may result in further actions, including contacting the offender’s ISP and other authorities. Please remember that it is a privilege to post on these forums, not a right.

Thank you in advance for abiding by these guidelines which will help make the forums enjoyable for all. Email us with any questions or comments that you have about the forums to forum@ckra.org.. A copy of the forum guidelines are available here for downloading: CKRA_Forum_Guidelines