Cigar Forum Rules
What a Self Moderated Community is all about
Cigar Pass is open to all who wish to join, and is self moderated. This means that we do not have moderators, and everyone is responsible for their own actions. It does not mean a single person or group of persons has the right to dictate as they see fit. No one person is above the rules; everyone is to abide by the below rules, no matter how long you have been a member.
We will continue to modify/remove/add rules as necessary. We don’t delete threads, cover up content, scramble passwords, etc. We do expect everyone to act like adults and respect our rules and this community.
Those who have a negative past (ie: scammed member on another forum, wasn’t fair with previous dealings, etc), are not allowed to participate at CP. We don’t believe in starting known scammers with a “clean slate”.
Please abide by the following rules
Always use the search feature in the forum prior to asking a question. We have over a decade of cigar information, and chances are your question may have already been asnwered, sometimes numerous times.
Treat others with respect. If someone failed to use search prior to asking a common question, posts a thread in the wrong forum, etc... please kindly point them in the right direction. Ego's have no place at Cigar Pass.
Absolutely no flaming or name calling.
Attempt to resolve conflict privately and away from the forum. 9 out of 10 times conflicts are easily managed, and commonly stem from a miscommunication or misunderstanding. If all else fails, then you may go public.
Do not entice another member to engage in an argument. This is known as "baiting", and is not allowed.
No discussion of "touchy" subjects. This includes any topic where people have strong feelings, such as religion and politics. Use your best judgement when posting a thread; if you think it could become heated, then best not to post it.
Do not post defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harrasing or obscene content in the forum.
No spamming. This includes promoting another cigar forum or similar site. If you join Cigar Pass with the intent to be a conributing member, and you own a cigar blog or retailer store, you may post a link in your signature. We ask that you reciprocate with a link back to Cigar Pass. Competing sites such as forums are strictly prohibited from being promoted on the Cigar Pass forums.
No excessive cussing.
Do not post pictures to describe your post. The occasional picture is fine, however it should not become the norm of your posting style.
Use the correct forum category when posting a thread.
Always use proper grammar to the best of your ability. Do not post in all caps or all lowercase as it's difficult to read.
Do not create multiple accounts.
Sales posted in the Buy / Sell / Trade forum must take place on Cigar Pass. Links to sales hosted by other sites such as ebay, Craigslist, other cigar forums, etc is prohibited. It is our intent to maintain a safe trading platform, and we can only do that if the sale takes place on Cigar Pass. Links to cigar retailers is permitted.
If a member violates one of the above rules, s/he may receive a written warning.
If a member violates a rule a second time, s/he may receive a 3 day suspension.
If a member violates a rule a third time, s/he may be banned permanently, with no restitution.
Please Note: If a member melts down and posts publicly or privately that they are leaving CP, then their account will be permanently banned. If a member asks to have their account deleted, they will be permanently banned.
Members can and will be banned at the administrators discretion.
Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Cigar Pass. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use Cigar Pass to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise violate of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by Cigar Pass.