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Forum Rules

Mission Statement

The purpose of M4Carbine.net is to provide a forum to share professional and technical information to the shooting community. The forum is open to military, law enforcement, and recreational shooters.

Posting Rules

1) Derogatory Remarks Please do not post any comments that are intentional personal attacks against other members. (Including, but not limited to, name calling, comments of a racial, religious or sexual nature.) Debate is welcome and encouraged. Personal attacks, and name calling, serve no purpose in the exchange and debate of good information. Please be respectful to your fellow shooting enthusiasts whether they are new shooters or seasoned veterans.

2) Information, Links, and Images, Please do not post information on illegal modifications to firearms, threats against individuals or government entities images, or links to pornography. Do not post someone else's personal contact information (including home phone numbers, addresses, and unpublished email addresses). Do not post topics that disrupt the overall workings of M4Carbine.net.

3) Industry Professional This forum designates a very choice few members with the title of Industry Professional. These are individuals who have extensive first hand experience with the deployment of small arms, execution of proper tactics, or development of the past or current military weapons platforms. Generally speaking, they are well compensated for the information that they provide; and providing information on a free internet forum is a service to us all. Often in an internet forum other posters may not recognize the individual behind certain screen names or have checked their screen name bio. This title is a helpful tool for a viewer to identify such individuals. You are welcome to disagree with their opinion (debate is one of the best ways to fully understand and exchange information), but please take a moment to recognize where their experience and information comes from.

4) Contact The Manufacturer or Dealer First Internet forums have a large global audience and unsubstantiated or ill-informed comments will affect the livelihoods of a lot of hard working people in the industry. If you have an issue with a manufacturer or dealer that you would like to resolve, we ask that your first contact them to resolve it.

5) Industry Disclosure If you are an industry manufacturer/dealer or employed by one you must disclose this relationship through your screen name or signature line--no posting of products or news is allowed. For commercial sponsorship, see below. Anonymous industry trolling will not be allowed.

6) Trolling Posting comments with the purpose to start conflicts with members, libel persons or groups, or to disrupt the overall running of the forum will not be allowed.

Posting Suggestions

In order to maintain a site that is an effective database of good information, it is best to post information that you have first hand knowledge of. If you are repeating information that you have been told or have read from another poster, it is best to disclose that in the opening of the post.

Differences in opinion are quite common amongst the firearms industry, as there are few absolutes in this industry. And as a result, debates over preferences are common. We hope you use this forum to share and exchange ideas and not to win arguments. It is the bigger man that agrees to disagree without being disagreeable.

Product Reviews Written by M4C Forum Member Requirements

Written Product Reviews - Written product reviews must be posted in their entirety on M4Carbine.net with at least half of the article's photos. A link can be provided to additional content available on another site at the end of the article.

Video-only Product Reviews - A written summary of the review must be provided on M4Carbine.net, and the video embedded in the M4C post. No external links are allowed in the post.

Written Product Reviews that include a video - The text of the article must be posted in its entirety on M4Carbine.net with at least half of the article's photos, and the video embedded in the post. A link can be provided to additional content available on another site at the end of the article.

External/Coded links to off-site content or sites are not allowed in signature lines, or signature files at the end of every post except in the case of staff, moderators, manufacturers, dealers, industry professional or SME's.


Commercial and Personal Sales

1) Companies and individuals cannot advertise or sell products in the discussion forums (including signature lines and titles). Manufacturers/Dealers WHO ARE PAID SPONSORS are welcome and encouraged to post information in the discussion forums as it relates to technical specifications, new product releases (models, colors, options, etc.), prototypes, user feedback, or additional features in existing or expanding products lines. Members interested in selling or trading equipment should use the Market Place/Equipment Exchange.

2) Fraudulent practices or attempts to defraud another person or group will be dealt with very seriously.

3) If your company is interested in becoming a site sponsor or dealer please contact the website administrator for consideration using the contact us link.

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of M4 Carbine LLC used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of M4 Carbine LLC.

Participation Disclaimer

M4 Carbine LLC does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the site, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, M4 Carbine LLC is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. However, M4 Carbine LLC reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to M4 Carbine LLC in its sole discretion.

M4Carbine LLC reserves the right to revise and amend the forum rules as necessary.

Thank you,
Site Staff

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