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    Sigs, Avatars, etc-- PLEASE READ

    ARP members,

    A couple of things have happened that I won't go into here. But it has caused us to take a closer look at your signatures and stuff. What we found was that some of you who seem to have ongoing feuds with other members had some pretty harsh insults toward them in your sig lines. That must stop now.

    As a reminder about Avatars, they must be in reasonably good taste and if political, we generally allow positive messages but not negatives ones. EX: 'I love Trump' (picking on him since he's prez) is allowable, but 'Trump sucks' is not.

    What I need everyone to understand is that sigs and avatars are global, they show up all over H-Talk. One of the main purposes of ARP is to give you guys a place to discuss this stuff and get it off your chest, but without it popping up all over the site. Remember, the main purpose of HVAC-Talk is for HVAC professionals, so politics has little place on the rest of the site, except perhaps when it is relevant to another discussion (and we need to limit it even then). What happens in ARP stays in ARP.

    We mentioned that this change might be coming in The Cage, and we've seen at least one attempt to get around insults in sig lines by putting the insult that was in a sig line at the end of the post. Nope, that dog don't hunt either.

    Keep ARP rivalries in ARP. This site is not for Hatfield and McCoy stuff. And technically, insulting another member is a violation of the rules. While we sometimes cut you some slack in ARP due to the emotional nature of the topics; if it gets outside of ARP, you won't get that slack.

    Also, when a former member that you had a problem with is gone for whatever reason; let it go. Bad mouthing a former member is in poor taste, and they aren't here to defend themselves, so continuing to attack them is kinda crappy. Whatever the deal was between you and them, it's over.

    The ARPC will give you three days to remove any sig lines, avatars or "get-arounds" for sig lines that do not comply. After that, we will remove them, and possibly with consequences.

    Lastly, a reminder to be careful what you put in subject lines of a post. Subject lines show up site wide when a member hits the "New Posts" button or does a search. Please be careful to keep edgy and graphic language out of the subject lines.

    Thank you

    K for ARPC

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    Dad has made this an official site rule now, and note that location is also included.

    15. Avatar, Signatures and Location

    Using your Avatar, Signature or Location for ARP (America-Religion-Politics) soap-boxing or grandstanding is against the site rules. Only our Professional Members may advertise in the Signature area. Our Administration/Moderation team will remove any violation. Further information can be seen here. https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread...tc-PLEASE-READ

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