The Comet Performance Forum exist to foster knowledge and understanding of performance improvements to the Mercury Comet Automobile. We are an open minded group, but we do have a few rules:
The Comet Forum Policies and Guidelines
Here are some basic policies for the Comet forums. Please try and maintain these guidelines to ensure a smooth running forum without bantering and ill feelings. If you ever feel someone is not abiding by these rules, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will review the topic and either ask the person to edit the statements or we may delete the comments that are out of line.
Vendor Relations and Experiences
POLICY: Please try and resolve product problems with vendors before "venting" on the site. Venting may sound harmless, but can create ill feelings to parties that are involved. Only the parties DIRECTLY involved in a vendor/customer interaction are welcome to post about the experience. Fellow members with useful suggestions based on solid facts, remedies, and solutions, rather than personal opinions and personal attitudes, may respond.
COMMENT: There is value in sharing experiences where the sharing brings a swift end to a real problem someone else is having. What is oh-so hateful and destroying in forums is when people with hate in their hearts and foul agenda's reply and it becomes useless gossip and innuendo, then it becomes childishness. I don't think it has to be too cumbersome to police. I think we are a mature group of people who want to keep our little serene (usually) post-haven a fun place to frequent.
Respect Your Fellow Members
POLICY: Do not belittle, disparage, ridicule, or make fun of a fellow member. This includes name-calling, questioning people’s integrity/knowledge in a disparaging way, or openly trashing someone’s reputation online.
COMMENT: The Internet is a funny place. It’s easy for people to think that they’re a 7’ tall, 300 pounds Kick-boxer while online. Just try and post comments that you wouldn’t mind saying to someone in person. There will be events in the future and you may one day have to face that person, so be careful what you say. You don’t want to be watching your back at Comet events, do you?
Treat New Members With Kid Gloves
POLICY: All new members will be treated with an equal amount of respect as long standing members. We will not forget that we were as they once. Allow them to post questions and answer the question even if it has been asked and answered 100 times somewhere else or can be found on the Tech pages. If you feel so strongly about directing people to search old topics instead of answering the question, just kindly tell them the answer and say, "you can also find that information by performing a search or by looking at the Tech Page."
COMMENT: We love new members because they aspire to own a car like the one we’ve already built or are currently building. These people just want to hang out and pick our brains. If we could exchange beer here, they would even buy us a beer and sit and listen for hours about what we have to say. This is a good thing; let’s encourage questions and comments, no matter how ridiculous or insignificant it may sound.
Religion, Race and Politics
POLICY: This site is dedicated to Mercury Comets, not religion, race or politics., but we do have a lounge where we permit the non-automotive and off-topic posts to reside.
COMMENT: It's way too easy to hurt someone's feelings when discussing life issues such as religion, political views, and/or the color of someone's skin or ethic background. Let's keep it civil and friendly. We are diverse culture and this forum should reflect that. We are all Comet fanatics and that's what should matter the most.
POLICY: Refrain from the use of cursing and foul language, the admin of the Comet Performance Forum will have the final say on what is considered offensive and will remove posts considered as such and ask the poster to discontinue using such on the forum.
COMMENT: With over 20,000 other words in the english language we can find better words to express ourselves.
POLICY: Posting photos is acceptable and helpful if it is related to helping someone build or upgrade a car. Many users are on dial up, so be mindful of using photos because it makes the pages load slow. NO NUDITY. Please refrain from posting suggestive poses of girls with cars. And then, please warn people in your post and link the photo.
COMMENT: This policy is in affect to keep the site loading fast and to not offend users. All it takes in one girly picture to turn someone off and they leave the site. We don't need to run someone off just because of a photo. If you think you have a questionable photo to share, ask the admin for direction.
How to Complain
POLICY: Complaints about the forum or a member of the forum.
Before posting a negative comment about our site or a member, please give us some respect and first try emailing the moderators or owners of Comet Performance about your problem or concern. If you then feel you still need to vent, please include a possible solution to your concern. This includes posting general complaints about other members.
COMMENTS: Negative comments do nothing but fuel the fire for bad relationships. This site was created to help others build an restore Comets. That’s it, nothing more. If we can help you obtain your dream car, then we have succeeded.