Rogue was created by and for a group of motorcycle enthusiasts brought together in message forums on the internet while waiting to take delivery of their new 2000 model RC51\SP1 Honda motorcycle.
Our Goal is to compile & distribute beneficial information about this wonderful new motorcycle as well as to help preserve & promote interest in the sport of motorcycling & motorcycle safety.
What started out as a thread on a forum soon became a reality as many of the forum members showed their support & contributed to the design of the new owners group.
Preliminary by-laws & code of conduct for members
To limit unwanted junk mail (spam) the only correspondence you should receive from / or pertaining to the group would be from me personally unless other members should "reply to all" for a comment. The majority of business will be conducted in the forum.
The post forum on our new site will be moderated by myself & others that I will appoint in due time. As mentioned earlier the forum will be accessed by password only to keep out wayward posters.
As we are all adults & in this for the same reason, I would like to think that you may express yourself in any way you see fit. Many of us use some colorful metaphors in everyday speech & I want everyone to feel free to be themselves on this forum without fear of reproach from fellow posters. However I would ask that you keep topics of religion, ethnic comments, innuendoes & references out of the forum.
Tangents are welcome at all times under any topic as I am sure that all of you are capable of deciding what & when they are appropriate and\or neccessary.
Our members will be dedicated & committed to gathering & dispersing information about the RC51 to be used to the advantage of the group.
We will strive both individually and as a group to enlighten & educate ourselves and the public on issues of recreational motorcycling, racing & safety.
This is only the beginning of what I intend for us to accomplish. Please submit your responses on other ideas for the group via email directly to me & I will post them on a site to be voted on.
The Rogue Forum Rules
All of you are either members of ROGUE, approved retailers or an advisor that I personally trust so I must assume that everyone is here with the intention of contributing to the good of the group in a positive manner.
That does not mean I don't want
some controversy & arguements in the forums, but I do want
all correspondence to remain civil.
1. Title your posts accordingly!
If you want to post about Erion Exhaust cans then call it
"Erion exhaust question" or Erion something etc...
Don't title it "question for you guys" or "have
you seen this?" Posts of this type will end up being
2. Anyone deliberately
antagonising or provoking other members will have his/her
membership revoked without recourse.
3. Anyone making personal
threats to another member will be banned immediately.
4. Explicit language used in a
defamatory manner will be evaluated, by myself and/or moderators
I appoint, for content & could result in membership
revocation after one warning.
4a. Other members of the forum
are encouraged to notify me via e-mail if they deem any thread
inappropriate for the group.
5. Anybody found allowing their
user LOGON & PASSWORD to be used by ANYONE else to access the
forums will have their membership revoked without recourse &
yes we do check IP addresses.
5a. Anyone using their access to
retrieve information to be used against or to discredit or defame
the ROGUE organization, any member of, any constituent or sponsor
in any way will have their membership revoked without recourse.
6. As this is a closed forum I
see no reason why you cannot express your true feelings about any
company, agency, business etc... However, if legal action is
taken by any such company I will follow all laws applicable to
the issues of revealing identity of the poster(s) as well as
turning over transcripts of the forum.
NOTE: The feasability of
incurring legal action in a closed forum is slim at best, but
could happen especially in this sue happy day & age. Of
course as long as we all follow rule #4 there probably won't be
anything to worry about.
7. It's ok to cross reference
information between threads, but if you jump in a duplicate a
thread that is already in discussion then don't be surprised to
find that your thread has been deleted.
7a. There is a search function
that is extremely easy to use with great results available on the
8. Threads & pics posted
solely for humorous reasons or are non-rc51 related including
dialogues between individual members or posts for saying thanks
to another member for services or parts rendered etc.. will be
temporarily left for everyone to view, but will eventually be
deleted to keep the topics streamlined & RC51 oriented.
9. No Commercial postings
allowed unless you are a site approved retailer. Violation of
this rule will get you banned. The classifieds section is for
personal RC51/SP related items only.
9a. Do not start a post to
inform other members that someone is selling some item on Ebay!
If the members want to know this they would be on Ebay instead of
10. No group buys! The only
members allowed to offer group buy deals are the site approved
retailers & they must be either the distributor or sole
retailer of the product being offered.
11. If you have an RC51 related
question for me, please post it in the forum instead of e-mailing
me. Chances are someone else has a similar question, plus you can
get more answers than just mine.
12. No discussions or tangents
of synthetic versus conventional oils or chain lubes allowed!
13. Use the categories for their
intended topics. Posts placed in inappropriate categories will be
deleted on sight.
14. DO NOT POST RACE RESULTS in
the subject line of any thread & only post threads of that
nature in the "racing forum". Just because you have
seen the race doesn't mean everyone else has as we are all on
different TV coverage schedules all over the world etc & we
do not want to spoil the ending for people that enjoy the
suspense of not knowing who's going to win. This is really
nothing more than common courtesy & consideration for others
so if you break this rule twice your membership will be revoked.
15. When you register you must
use your real name in the "required" field. This is to
help insure that we are all on the same level & to remind us
that we shold be respectful of each other just as if we were
standing face to face. Being that this is a mature forum this
should not be a problem with anyone here if it is I don't want
you to be a part of this forum so if at any time you alter this
to remove or replace your real full name, you will be banned from
16. Don't make me have to write
any more damn rules.
NOTE: Thread & message
deletions occur for numerous reasons: Some simply because they
are not RC51 related or they have become stagnant with no more
page views others because they are not in the right category or
titled appropriately & some are simply inappropriate for this
type of forum. Wednesday's have traditionally been the day that
clean-up, discards & reorganization takes place, but it can
happen at any given time.
Business Owners, Retailers/Distributors & Reps must be approved by the forum ADMINISTRATORS PRIOR to offering any items or services for sale & will be asked to use the Merchants Corner for posting info & prices for such items. The Forum Fee for allowing Merchants to offer items or services for sale is $125 for a 3 month venue. This fee gives the merchant the right to post items for sale in the dedicated areas of the forum as well as place an ad on the "For Sale" page of the main rc51.org site.
The main forum is to be used for answering specific questions & feedback about products or any other insight you might have, but pricing & promotions stay in the Merchants Corner
All Rules are subject to change without notice
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