Unregistered, You must accept the Forum Rules below to be able to use some forum functions.
Please be aware of the following guidelines, Prior to joining our community.
It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to know these guidelines and Forum RULE.
The RCSparks Studio Forums have only 1 RULE!
1) The "NO BULLIES ALLOWED"
policy is in place. By that we mean that there are enough Bullies in the world, we don't need any here.
This forum is a sanctuary for all RC Enthusiasts to come and enjoy themselves - without worry of being picked on, or put down because of the RC they choose to use, opinions they have, or otherwise.
This is an Teen / Adult Community Forum. Minimum Age is 13. The Site is regulated as PG-13
. If a member is caught lying about their age, the associated account will be IMMEDIATELY BANNED
on a PERMANENT basis, via IP Address.
Children under the age of 13, found using a parents account(s) will be removed immediately, and again the asociated parents account will be banned. Parents need to be responsible with the use of their children on computers.
Accounts, Language, and Posts are monitored. No Nudity, and No direct Bullying will be Permitted. Hot Girls in Bikini's and "Swear" Words are Permitted in Videos - as long as the posts follow the guidelines of Rule #1. No Swear Words / Cuss words are permitted in Text Posting.
We truly value a sense of Community Spirit & Open Conversation with Respect for other members.
Here at the Studio Forums, we pride ourselves on building a fun, and safe environment for our visitors & members alike. The Sparks Studio also makes a special effort to Reward
Community Members that show excellence in both the world of Radio Control, and in Assisting other members with Kindness and a good sense of humanity!
Like any community, RCSparks has certain standards. When members join our forums, they agree to abide by these rules. To remain a part of the RCSparks community, members must be considerate of others. Repeated violations of these guidelines set forth below may result in a member being put on moderated status or, if the violations are extreme then access may be temporarily or permanently restricted to our forums.
1) TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:
Although discussion forums encourage a wide range of opinions, please keep your posts focused on the topic of the thread and related to the forum you are submitting your message.
The RCSparks Forum's chosen language is English. All other languages are subject to removal.
Each forum has a different topic, so what is appropriate in one forum or thread may not be appropriate in another.
*** NEW ADDITION - October 1st 2012, Motion Passed by Community Poll - "Thread Titles" should be informative and give a short description about the content of the thread. One word thread titles like "wohoo" or "Help" are NOT allowed. A moderator will rename or delete your thread if you dont follow this rule. A good title might be "Wohoo, look at this fun video of my Wraith" or "I need help with my servo on my Honcho". Excessive PUNCTUATION is also a "No-No" Example : "Wraith!!!!!!!!!!!!!" A thread like this will be Title Changed, or deleted without Notice.
These are the Reasons why this rule is IMPORTANT.
a) It will make the forum easier to search
b) It will make the forum easier to navigate
c) It will make it easier to locate an old thread
d) It will raise the amount of visits and replies on your threads
2) INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE:
The use of Language is PERMITTED at RCSparks - but it is not to be used to directly insult other members in a derogatory way. As mentioned in above rules - We all know cuss words exist - and as this is intended as an open site for Teens & Adults - We will monitor Language - But videos or posts may contain PG-13 Content. This is at the discretion of Moderators and Admin. Direct threats, or disrespectful content is NOT Permitted forwards other members. Inflammatory behaviour, or "Bullying" will be dealt with swiftly.
Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the forums when posting your messages.
We will not allow linking, mention or reference to any website or organization that contains any of the aforementioned objectionable content. Any posts or links made to websites containing such will be removed and a warning given.
Yup, I said it. We all know what it is - but for those that don't - here is the RCSparks Definition:
1. A newbie to an online forum who goes into overtime posting many short and usually meaningless posts in an attempt to raise their post count to pass the newbie stage ASAP.
2. A type of trolling or board saboteur where the intent of the person is to invade the forum with an annoying presence.
3. A person, who feels their higher post count gives them added credibility in the forum, even over people who have contributed for much longer and as such they go to great lengths to increase their post count.
NOTE - "Copy and Pasting" messages from thread to thread, other forums, or the internet itself, or Double Posting is Strictly prohibited.
This falls into Copyright areas, and infringement of other peoples / producers rights.
To Keep our readers and member happy - we minimize the "clutter", and only keep quality content. The RCSparks Studio is about individual promotions of creativity - and your post must reflect that - Creativity
. If it is judged by Forum Management, including Moderators, to be deemed as an "effortless" post - it will be removed without warning, or notification.
4) CHEATING IN SITE CONTESTS:
Fortunately, this has not happened yet! Yaaaaaay! But in any community, there are times when one person can spoil it for others - so as a part of our community guidelines we include "No Cheating". For each contest that the RCSparks Studio does, there is a common understanding that all folks are EQUAL when entered, and if someone is caught cheating or BEING A DICK - they will be automatically removed from the contest, and added to the PUBLIC CHEATERS LIST.
They can either choose to be a part of the PUBLIC Cheaters List, OR, be permanently banned from our forums. if the offense is deemed very malicious towards others - Management may do both. As the RCSparks does not have an OFFICIAL CHEATERS list - know now that if the person (s) are caught cheating - they will be the FIRST name on the list for people around the world to see.
There is an easy way not to be on the list though! Just be good and fair to one another!!
5) HARASSMENT & FLAMING:
RCSparks members are not permitted to harass or "flame" other members. Please do not post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Please note that this also includes the posting of taunts on a forum solely for the purpose of demeaning that forum's topic and/or members.
6) COPYRIGHTED OR TRADEMARKED MATERIAL:
It is illegal to post any content that is copyrighted or trademarked, unless you hold the copyright or trademark. Any material protected by copyright may not be posted in the message boards without the expressed permission of the author or owner of the copyright on that material. This includes reproducing the full text of news stories, articles, etc. It is acceptable to provide a link to copyrighted material, to post brief excerpts, or to paraphrase other works, though we do strongly encourage you to cite the original source whenever possible.
7) PIRACY OR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES:
This community forum is a place for ideas and constructive participation, and not a place to violate any laws or to discuss illegal activities. This type of activity includes, but is not limited to, advocating or asking for information regarding software piracy or unauthorized emulators of software or hardware, sharing or distributing viruses, licenses, registration information, software keys, "cracks," or other information designed to do harm to or allow unlawful access to any computer hardware, software, networks, or any other systems. Please refrain from posting this kind of message.
8) RELIGION, POLITICS & FORUM POLITICS:
There is enough of a difference of opinion in both of these areas - our community chooses not to engage in discussions about these two topics. The RCSparks Studio forums is not to be used as a platform to promote, defend, discuss or otherwise religious views, political ideology, or situational / geographic area Laws. Any thread or posts deemed to be unuitable content will be removed by the management team, and a warning to the poster maybe issued. The RCSparks Moderator team reserves the right to USER Account Banning, Removal, Warn, or Otherwise. Forum Politics include: Bashing other sites, Causing unrest among other members, or any written thread/ post in what as deemed "Disrespect" for the Forum Administration Team. People Registering under false Age, or posting "a Parent gives consent" is NOT allowed, and the profile will be banned permanently. Minimum Age requirement is 13 years old.
9) PRIVATE MESSAGING:
While the topics may vary all RCSparks forum etiquette rules apply to private messaging. All rules that are broken via private messaging will be dealt with in the same fashion as if they were posted on the forum itself. The Private Messaging system is not to be used by members to Solicite Money or otherwise. Members in violation of this guideline will be in breach of RULE #1, and will be immediately banned - for length of time determined by a senior Forum Administrator.
10) ADVERTISING & "COMMERCIALIZED" Posting / Videos
The RCSparks Studio Forums does Not allow unsolicited commercialized videos and advertising to be posted in the Forums. Our definition of Commercialized: "Video's, Photo's, and Posting's promoting other Websites, Forums, or Products to gain a higher recognition for a specific business or organization, for profit." This is a loose term / definition, yet falls under RULE #1. This forum is about community, and promoting individual film makers. Not for promoting other websites / forums and products for a manufacturer(s).
If you are interested in contacting the Studio for potential Advertising and Commercial opportunities, that is available on a structured vasis. Please click HERE
to contact us directly.
11) Selling and Trading
in the Forums are reserved for Elite Members only. Information on Elite Club Membership can be found here: Support RCSparks
Registered non-Elite Members can request to buy items in the "Wanted: Awesome RC Stuff" section.
However, any post or replies that offers a trade or sale will not be allowed and will be deleted accordingly.
RCSparks and the Community are expected to respect each other, and treat new and senior members with Fairness. Asking for personal donations from members, requesting free RC's from other members, Linking to External Sites other than in specified areas, using the forums for personal financial gain, re-routing visitors / traffic away from RCSparks, or other Any actions that are deemed to be in violation of this guideline will be dealt with on an event to event basis. Any major violation of anybodies rights to feeling comfortable in our community will be considered to be in breach of RULE #1. For more information about Rule #1, go to the top of this page and start reading again.
*** If you read that someone is violating these rules, or you would like to report a post directly - please send any of our Moderators a PM, or "report" the posts. (There is an area to do this in the right on the thread) It is YOUR Responsibility to know these Terms of Service, and User Agreement when using the website domain RCSparks.com, and all affiliated Domain Extensions starting with RCSparks.com.
Your use of this site (RCSparks.com) and it's services indicates agreement with these terms! If you do not agree fully, please exit this site immediately and do not visit again! The data on this site and access to it are provided without guarantee or warranty. Your access to the data and / or site may be limited at any time for any reason.
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose.
You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
All Content on this site is produced through a Proprietary System Designed, Maintained, & Owned by RCSparks Studio Website. The Content is Copyrighted and Data is Proprietary! Data retrieved from 3rd Party sources does not arrive in the Database ready to be viewed... it has to be manipulated, mished, and mashed to become what you see on this site... unique and proprietary.
Some content falls also under the Copyright of others such as Avatars, Descriptions, Code Libraries, and Graphics. These elements are obtained through approved means and used within the terms of their respective creators / copyright holders. Authorized use of our content in videos, images, etc. may obligate you under the terms of those respective copyright holders. It is up to you to comply with those terms, if applicable.
** USiNG RCSparks Studio COMMUNiTY / FORUM CLASSiFiEDS ** It is YOUR Responsibility to know these Terms of Service, and User Agreement when using the website domain RCSparks.com, and all affiliated Domain Extensions starting with RCSparks.com.
By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.
The materials on the RCSparks Studio's web site are provided "as is", and without warranty of any kind. The RCSparks Studio makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, the RCSparks Studio does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
Do NOT use copywritten material, photos, videos, or content that does not belong to you. This is strictly prohibited - and is ground for immediate user IP Ban, and account removal from the RCSparks.com Domain and all affiliating domain services
You MUST contain written permission from copyright holders to use pictures, videos, written word, and otherwise, or your account will be subject to immediate removal from the RCSparks.com Domain and all affiliating domain services
For Sellers: YOU MUST represent your products for sale in an honest, and non-misrepresenting way. False advertising, or mis-leading Auctions/Classified Advertisments (intentional, or not) will be removed from the database with the potential of the Seller being Bannered/Blacklisted from the entire domain of RCSparks.com, and affiliate domain services
For Sellers: Do not use "Curse Words" or otherwise commonly refered to as "Bad Language" to represent your product.
Price is required for all For Sale ads - If you are selling something, the buyer needs to know the asking price. If you are firm on your price or are taking offers, please mention this in the ad. If you are not sure of an asking price, please post in the forums requesting help from the community or do your own research.
Sell here, post all information here. Ads with links to other sites like eBay, Craigslist or other RC sites for text and pictures are not allowed.
Sellers must be Minimum of 18 years of age, or have a concenting adult posting the advertisment. Anyone found posting for sale items below the age of 18 years old may be removed from the Classifieds & Auction House, and all ads deemed in violation of the Terms & conditions of this website and removed.
** For private sellers and dealers/businesses - Commercial sellers are welcome to offer RC Products and used/new parts for sale in the Classifieds/Auction Section. Please make sure to identify yourself as a commercial seller.
** Use at your own risk - RCSparks and its owners/moderators/administrative team and affiliate partners are not liable for any loss that may occur with any transaction in the www.RCSparks.com/forum/classifieds/ or the Root domain of RCSparks.com.
We will monitor the section and try to remove any questionable items or sellers but can not guarantee any goods or services offered in the RCSparks Studio Classifieds (www.RCSparks.com/forum/classifieds/).
** Be ready to sell when you post a For Sale ad: No "feeler", "testing the waters" or "I am thinking of selling.." advertisements, please.
These items will be removed, and False advertising, or mis-leading Auctions/Classified Advertisments (intentional, or not) will be removed from the database with the potential of the Seller being Bannered/Blacklisted from the entire domain of RCSparks.com, and affiliate domain services
Do NOT SELL these items:
ANY fraudulent, counterfeit or stolen items
ANY copyrighted materials without appropriate licenses (like software)
In no event shall RCSparks Studio or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the RCSparks Strudio's Internet site, even if the RCSparks Studio or an RCSparks Studio authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
4. Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on the RCSparks Studio web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. RCSparks Studio does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. RCSparks Studio may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. the RCSparks Studio does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
The RCSparks Studio has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the RCSparks Studio of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.
7. Governing Law
Any claim relating to the RCSparks Studio web site shall be governed by the laws of Alberta, Canada.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
Additional Website & Domain-Wide Terms Of Service Agreement:
** The data on this site and access to it are provided without guarantee or warranty. Your access to the data and / or site may be limited at any time for any reason.
** Refunds are NOT issued for Website Downtime, under any circumstances.
The owner of this site disclaims any and all liability that may result from your use of the site. Again, this site, the data, access to it, etc. etc. are provided without guarantee or warranty of accuracy or fitness for any purpose… use it at your risk!
These terms may be modified at any time without notice and are effective immediately
BOTTING / CRAWLING / SCRAPING / MASS COPY & PASTING DATA FROM THIS SITE FOR REPUBLISHING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED: All these activites are specifically disallowed! The TOS retricts this activity and it is also disallowed via robots.txt exclusions. Please note this is considered Commericial and Excessive use whether immediate income is realized or not.
Any prior discussions of Commercial Use or Excessive Use of content are null and void. Any verbal or written offers, unless signed, are hereby rescinded in full! Please contact the owner of this site to seek permission for any works that currently may be in violation of these Terms of Service.
Damages for Commercial Use or Excessive Use of this site's Proprietary Data, Content, and / or Services outside these terms and conditions will be sought in the amount of minimum $10,000 U.S. per instance + the amount of revenue generated (if any) + damage to reputation and / or ability to do business in the industry + legal fees.
The owner of this site disclaims any and all liability that may result from your use of the site. Again, this site, the data, access to it, etc. etc. are provided without guarantee or warranty of accuracy or fitness for any purpose... use it at your risk!
Thank you for your understanding my friends, and let's keep our Community a Fun and Safe place for all !
RCSparks Management Team