The Administrators and moderators of this forum have received a number of inquiries regarding the forum's position on member's signatures, banners, and links within the signatures, and what may and may not be included in that area.
Therefore, in keeping with the forum's established guidelines we are asking all members to review their signatures and banners and make any changes necessary following these guidelines:
- There should not be any website links in a signature to content that could be viewed as obscene by some or that which would be unacceptable to children. We are a rail forum and as such have members of all ages. Most signatures are to member's rail picture pages. Links to non-rail pages should be used on other forums that are appropriate to the link.
- Pictures or banners in signatures should not exceed 400x100 pixels. Pictures should also not be used to link to personal websites as a way of promoting them. Members can also make use of the avatar for their favorite picture.
- If you have a non-rail related link, it should be to an appropriate page that meets the above guidelines.
- A one or two non-linking sentence is also allowed, as long as the text is appropriate.
We ask for everyone's help in complying with these guidelines.
Over the years this forum has been a leader in Amtrak rail discussion. Considerable amounts of time and work are necessary to allow guests to post topics for discussion and responses to ongoing threads; most forums require registration before one may post. We have tried to allow the discussions to go wherever they go and only "jump in" if they get way off topic or personal attacks are made on other members. Thankfully this doesn't happen very often and we all enjoy a free and open discussion venue.