Please Read Before Creating an Intro Post
Welcome to TCCA!
We require an introductory post before a new member can post in any of the other forums. As such it is only fitting for us to set an expectation, and offer an explanation for them.
DO NOT CREATE A THREAD IN THIS FORUM FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF! THREADS POSTED HERE FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE WILL BE DELETED.
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should repair questions be asked in the Introduction Forum. Part of what makes this site such a great resource is the wealth of information that can be found and researched here. Chances are good you have taken advantage of it already through the web or our search function. If you were looking at previous threads for repair information you probably didn't find answers in the Introduction Forum since their titles and location would certainly not have grabbed your attention nor assisted you in finding them. (Also please keep that in mind when creating thread titles.) Don't just take, add something. By creating repair threads in the proper forum with a fitting title you are helping the next person researching the issue and giving something back. Many of our more experienced and involved members will not give repair assistance in the Intro Forum for just that reason. Additionally not everyone reads the introduction forum, some of the 'experts' confine their reading to their area of expertise. Besides, not only is it rude to request help before saying hello but most of our parents taught us not to talk to strangers but to always try to help a friend.
We do not expect, nor do we need to know, your life story. A simple hello, what you drive (year, model, trim level, engine type) and what state/province/country/planet you drive it around is all anyone ever needs to post. If you want to say a little more that's great, folks are more inclined to assist someone they find likable. But keep in mind this is a car forum, understand your audience and keep it PG-13 please. Do not be rude or antagonistic. You only get one chance to make a first impression and many people will not help someone in a repair thread that had an unpleasant intro post.
We require an intro for a few very good reasons. The folks that share this community deserve better than spam, trolls & delays. We do our best to keep spam down and trolls out and an intro really helps us with that. Without an intro thread requirement we would have to review membership requests and have multiple confirmation steps. Since the staff here is all volunteer, do not get paid and have lives in the real world that could result in a substantial delay in being able to post your questions and receive answers. So before you get carried away thinking about what an inconvenience taking 24 seconds creating one is, consider how annoying it would be to wait 24 hours or more to even have a chance to ask for help.
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This is first and foremost an automotive forum. It is not facebook, please govern yourself accordingly. While community banter is encouraged it should be largely confined to appropriate forum areas. Discussions may not include anything inappropriate to a family safe environment. Posts of a sociopolitical, religious or sexual nature are prohibited. We, the staff, have the ability and reserve the right to edit or remove objectionable messages or posts without notification to the poster. If we see the topic has gone way off base, or has run it's course, it can and will be subject to closure or deletion. We will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary .
Last edited by jag1959; 12-01-2016 at 10:29 PM.