This forum has three sections.
The first is the main forum area. It is intended to serve solely for the purposes of the exchange of the audio ideas and experiences, and to support understanding of the principles and solutions used in audio reproduction. The content of this area shall be comprised solely of the free exchange of information, and will be free of any and all commercial content.
It is impossible, and probably not desirable, to deny mention of commercial brands and products. However, any effort to mention them for the purpose of advertising will be neutralized. Advertising will be considered any mention or linking to a site that any forum member would benefit from. This will include situations where an outside party uses a forum member to attempt to make commercial postings.
The second, Flea Market, is intended to be the place where members of the forum may buy, sell, or trade personal items. This is intended for spare parts, and not businesses of any size. This area is not meant to be the commercial one and cases where there is reasonable doubt as to the intent, it will be the decision of the administrative board as to its suitability. If it is the decision of the board, as decided by simple majority vote, the thread will be moved into the sponsored forum. Threads in this area may not be linked in the main discussion area.
The forum administration will not involve itself in the process of group buys. Any group buys shall be the domain of the members. In order for a process to qualify for group buy status, all pertinent details shall and will become public domain. These shall include a complete and detailed parts list, that must state supplier names and cost, of all items. Any PCBs must make the layout and Gerber files public domain. The purpose of group buys is to make items available to the members at a price that is advantageous to the members. However, the forum shall not be held responsible for any inadvertent financial loss incurred by any member in this process. Members that organize group buys shall be expected to act in good faith, and if evidence proves to be not the case, banishment will considered as appropriate action.
The third section, Sponsored Forums, is the zone of the forums that belong to registered manufacturers. Their area shall be considered to be an extension of their website (if any), and they have the responsibility to make their forums readable and interesting, for all interested parties, including but not limited to, their customers. The manufacturers shall have autonomy inside their area.
For the DIYHiFi.org team,
This text was last revised on January 5, 2008.