It seems that there must always be rules and regulations and/or guidelines for everything. These are for the benefit of all and to make your GTA forums a better place to visit and have fun.

1- GTA staff members are the authority for the forum. Disrespecting or ignoring staff will get you a warning for the first offence. Second offence gets you a vacation from posting for 7-14 days. Third offence will cause you to lose all access to GTA forums. If there is an issue with a post or member, please report it to the forum staff.

2- Please have respect for differences in opinions with your fellow GTA members on your forums. After all, the forum is all about opinions

3- Subjects not related to airguns should be addressed in the “Back Room” and not on the main forums. NO DISCUSSIONS OF RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL SUBJECTS PERMITTED AT ALL.
   (3a)- Firearm and/or Airsoft Discussions are NOT PERMITTED (we ARE an airgun forum) and will be Deleted. Repeat Offences will result in Administrative actions which can include direct warnings, probationary periods, or deletion of membership account.

4- Do not troll and please do not respond to Trolls. All it does is aggravates and encourages the problem. Those that do troll will be banned. Threads or post deemed To be Trolling of members or Sponsors will be removed without warning.

5- You MUST be 18 years of age or older to post in our Classified Gate!!!! If you have items for sale, you are welcome to post them on the “Classified” page but please do not post them in other forum gates. They will be deleted from the main forum pages. Photos of the ACTUAL item (NO OUTSIDE LINKS OR FACTORY PHOTOS) for sale along with asking price are mandatory items. See the sticky in the Announcement Gate for guidance on posting pictures. No chit chat allowed in a classified post. If you have questions or comments, do so through personal message or email. Once your items sells/traded, please Report To Moderator your ad so we can mark it as complete and move it to the Archive Gate.

6- Foul language, pornography, sexually explicit material and any provocative photos are strictly forbidden. They will be deleted and you may be banned.  No profanity, disguised or otherwise.

7- Offensive pictures, racial slurs, and character insulting will not be tolerated and can be cause for being banned. (Including rule #6)

8- Vendor sales will be by sanctioned vendors only and all sales will be held inside the VENDOR AREA no exceptions.

9- Non-commercial persons may advise members of their wares within reason but may not discuss pricing except in the “Classifieds”. Either e-mail them or go to their website. (This may change if it is abused)

10- A member must have a 20 post minimum before being allowed to post pictures or outside links to other sites. Pictures depicting hunting or game taken are welcome ONLY in the Airgun Hunting Gate. Any other related airgun pictures are welcome also.  Share your experiences with other GTA members. Be aware of your state laws regarding hunting and taking of game. Posting illegal kills can get you prosecuted. The GTA staff reserves the right to remove threads or posts which they deem include inappropriate pictures or links. Additional rules apply that can be found in the Hunting Gate section.

11- Any material posted that is illegal, immoral or unethical will be deleted. Any unsafe practices will be removed and warning given.

12- Discussion regarding silencers or sound suppressing devices is permitted. HOWEVER, the discussion or showing of "HOW TO" make removable report deadening devices is NOT allowed on GTA Forums!! THESE POSTS WILL BE DELETED!!!!!  Repeated violation of this rule by a member can be cause for banning.
Here is a reference link if you still don't understand why we limit show and tell discussion.

13- Personal attacks on individual airgunners, dealers, tuners or other airgun forums are strictly forbidden. If you have issues with them, then they should be addressed one on one.  Do not create a “war zone” on your forum. Take your issues up directly with them and do not launder them here on the GTA forums. Repeated assults will result in suspension of your GTA account or privledges.

14- No cross-posting. Decide WHICH gate fits your post best and post ONLY one thread. Do not post the same thread in multiple gates. Duplicates will be deleted.

15- Private Messages (pm) are just that, PRIVATE. As private emails are too. If any private communication from pm's or emails are posted in the gates the poster may be banned and message deleted.

16- NO multiple user accounts. We screen all new accounts and verify they are not associated with present members. If a temporary banned member attempts to set up a new account to get back in, it can and probably will be a permanent ban when detected.

17- No air gun item retailers are allowed to sell in the GTA Member Classifieds or anywhere else on the GTA Forums except for inside VENDOR AREA. The GTA Member Classifieds are for the membership and no retailer, wholesalers.

18- DO NOT POST IN THE  “MACHINE SHOP TALK & AG MACHINE PARTS MOD GATE” until you have read the Warnings at the top of the page and meet the standards of that gate. It is a specialized gate strictly for machinists and those with machining skills.

19- The Chat Room is an extension of GTA Forums. No one under the age of 18 is allowed due to possible subject matter discussed. Being that it is part of GTA Forums, we expect visitors to maintain the standards of language and mutual respect while in the Chat Room. The assigned moderators will enforce the policies.

All rules are enforced by the Forum owners, administrators and moderators with discretion as needed. Those that habitually disregard these rules may be banned from the GTA Forums.  The Forum owner and administrators reserve the right to amend the rules at any time and ban anyone for repeated violations of the posted rules.

The GTA provides its users with access to airgun information and airgun related accessories.  The GTA makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the information contained within its forums. The GTA can not screen or authenticate all posts, listings, articles or other information. There are no warranties, expressed or implied, that the instructions and information on the GTA website are accurate and reliable.

Under no circumstances shall the GTA be liable to any registered or unregistered user who misuses that information. Such limitation of liability shall apply to prevent recovery of direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive and exemplary damages, including such damages incurred by third parties.  Such limitation of liability shall also apply to damages that arise from use or misuse of the site, from one's inability to use the site, or from the interruption, suspension, or termination of the site or services offered on the site.
Such limitation shall also apply with respect to damages incurred by reason of other services or goods, or reviews received through or advertised on the site, or received through any links provided on the site.  Such limitation shall also apply, without limitation, to the costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, lost profits, or lost data.

We thank all of you for your cooperation and let's go airgunning!!!!

The GTA Management


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