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HuntBuds Forum and Site Rules:

All HuntBuds members are required to follow these rules and guidelines when using any portion of the site and by using the site you accept and agree to uphold these policies. Please remember that HuntBuds is a family friendly site and it is up to each individual member to keep it that way. If you have an outdoor related business, product or service you would like to promote or advertise on HuntBuds please contact Bill Costin @ bill@huntbuds.com. HuntBuds does not allow any type of advertising or product promotion from individual members without prior approval. NO Exceptions!

1. Above all, respect each other. While we realize that discussions may get heated, vulgar language or name calling cannot be tolerated. Masked vulgar language (i.e., w*rd, rul*s, etc) is considered vulgar and will not be tolerated. Violation of this rule will result in discipline or removal from the HB web site. . This site was created for you and with a little Administrative/Pro Staff help can be policed by you. Treat each post as if your 10 year old daughter was going to read it. Keep the content clean, honest, and free from sexual innuendos and foul language. Above all, respect others and they will respect you.

2. If Administration or Pro Staff removes your thread or post, contact them by PM to request their reasons, or to explain yourself. We’re only human and there may have been a misunderstanding. Threatening administration or pro staff will not be tolerated.

3. Please use the personal message (PM) feature to contact other members or forum Administration/Pro Staff about any issue. Do not start a thread or use a post for this kind of contact. Do not start a thread or make a post protesting administration/pro staff actions (this includes protesting the banning of a member). If you have a problem with another member please send that member a PM to discuss your differences and do not bash, fight or criticize another member in a public manner. If the problem cannot be settled between you then please PM an Admin or Pro Staff member.

4. Please use good taste in your choice of avatar. Avatars of sexual or violent nature are not acceptable and will be removed. This includes revealing photos, please be modest in choosing your profile picture.

5. Do not use posts to correct another poster's spelling or grammar - this is rude and unnecessary. If you do not understand what they are saying, ask them to clarify.

7. Do not interrupt a thread’s content direction to bring attention to another agenda or product.

8. Remember that use of ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IN A POST is the same as shouting. It is best not to use all capital letters as it is difficult to read and is intrusive to readers. Please understand that everyone's opinions and views may not be in line with yours but this is not the place to air out those differences. Whether it is politics, hunting methods, brand of bow or anything else we all have our individual opinions and our own personal favorites. Please refrain from bashing or trashing others and their different opinions and either politely express your view or move on and say nothing at all. We have members from all over the country each with different views so lets all agree to disagree if needed but first and foremost be respectful and polite.

9. What may not be in a post is as follows: Material that is threatening, harassing, or abusive to any party. Content that is defamatory, hateful, potentially slanderous, or in violation of any law is not tolerated. Knowingly posting false or misleading material will result in administrative/pro staff action. This includes racial attacks, and racial slurs of any kind, directed at a fellow member or not.

10. Use the proper forum for your threads. Commercial threads need to be started in the manufacturer's announcement area. Bow hunting stories or hunting info need to be posted in the bow hunting forum, etc. Please send a PM to admin or Pro Staff to suggest a new category if needed. Keep all random chit chat threads in the “Camp Fire” section. If you are unsure about what to do or where to go; PM administration or Pro Staff concerning this issue.

11. Spamming is not allowed. Spamming can be defined as using a post to promote a product or agenda. Threads may not be started for the purpose of adding spam or solicitation material unless approved by admin.

12. Asking for money, donations, sponsorships, etc. or to offer giveaways, drawings, or the like is prohibited on HuntBuds unless you are a sponsor and have prior administrative approval. Donation requests will be removed. We realize that there are many good causes out there, but we have no way to verify the validity of such.

13. Alter User ID’s... Creating an alter ID for the purpose of deception is NOT allowed! The alter ID will be banned and the original user may also be disciplined.

14. Running up a thread count to intentionally gain activity points without substantial contribution to the original thread, poll, quiz, or photo is prohibited. All posts, comments and replies shall pertain to the original subject matter and should contribute to the conversation. Avoid short yes, no answers and replies that only include LOL and the like. This also includes "Likes" Please refrain from "Liking" every single post!!! If someone posts something you like or agree with then by all means "Like" it but simply liking everything dilutes your credibility and annoys others by filling their HB inbox and their email with notifications.

15. Forum threads and comments may be moved, closed or removed by administration if deemed necessary. Please keep all comments and replies on topic with the original post of the thread. Comments found to be off topic or that do not contribute to the original poster’s topic will be removed.

16. All photos, videos and other attachments uploaded to the HB site whether on a forum or in your personal albums shall be in good taste. Any pornographic material or photos that are of a revealing nature will be removed immediately and the member will be permanently banned from the site. All photographs and videos must be in keeping with HuntBuds’ dedication to the outdoors, random photographs that are not related to the general outdoors, hunting or fishing may be removed. Members should only post 1-2 photos of an item unless it is absolutely necessary to post more. Please refrain from posting multiple trail camera photos of the same animals. This also applies to scenery photos, 1-2 photos of a sunset or landscape should be plenty to share with others.

17. Posts directing others to another forum or similar site as HuntBuds are not allowed.

18. Members wanting to promote a business, service or product may not do so without prior Admin approval. HuntBuds has Business Memberships for this purpose and we will be happy to assist you in switching to a Business Membership to help promote your goods.

Administrative/Pro Staff Actions: Administration or Pro Staff may find that a thread or post has violated a rule and will either edit it or remove it. In some cases, this may be accompanied by a warning to the poster and, in extreme cases, banning of the member and his IP. Banning may be temporary or permanent depending on the offense. Appeals may be made by PM or email to administration and then a final decision will be made.

These rules are site wide. They apply equally to chat, articles, pictures, reviews, and any other section of HuntBuds.com. If your actions warrant banning it is site wide and applies to all accounts coming from your IP address.
"If I am not hunting or fishing I am probably somewhere talking about hunting or fishing"
I wanted to take a moment to bump this thread to the top of the board. Over the past few days HuntBuds has experienced a welcomed growth in new memberships. New members and existing members should be aware of basic guidlines which regulate this great site.
HuntBuds Prostaff<br /> <br />G5 Prime Alloy 30" DL, 70lbs, BSD Custom Wrist Sling, GT Kinetics, QAD HDX, HHA Optimizer, B-Stinger Stabilizer, G5 Montecs <br /><br />2010 Elite Z28 30" DL, 70lbs, BSD Custom Strings & Wrist Sling, Beman ICS classic hunters 340, QAD HDX, Sword 3rd Axis sight, B-Stinger Stabilizer, G5 Montecs
With all of our new members I thought I'd bump this thread to the top.
HuntBuds Prostaff<br /> <br />G5 Prime Alloy 30" DL, 70lbs, BSD Custom Wrist Sling, GT Kinetics, QAD HDX, HHA Optimizer, B-Stinger Stabilizer, G5 Montecs <br /><br />2010 Elite Z28 30" DL, 70lbs, BSD Custom Strings & Wrist Sling, Beman ICS classic hunters 340, QAD HDX, Sword 3rd Axis sight, B-Stinger Stabilizer, G5 Montecs
MoEliteGT500 said...

With all of our new members I thought I'd bump this thread to the top.



Great bump Mo, everyone should take a few minutes to read this classic piece of literature!
"If I am not hunting or fishing I am probably somewhere talking about hunting or fishing"
Its time for another bump to the top.
HuntBuds Prostaff<br /> <br />G5 Prime Alloy 30" DL, 70lbs, BSD Custom Wrist Sling, GT Kinetics, QAD HDX, HHA Optimizer, B-Stinger Stabilizer, G5 Montecs <br /><br />2010 Elite Z28 30" DL, 70lbs, BSD Custom Strings & Wrist Sling, Beman ICS classic hunters 340, QAD HDX, Sword 3rd Axis sight, B-Stinger Stabilizer, G5 Montecs
I would like to ask that all members new and old to read and follow the rules and guidelines on this thread. I just had a member ask me to delete their account as they did not want to be a part of HuntBuds any longer. This was due to comments they received from other members. I take great pride in telling people this is a family friendly site and we don't tolerate fighting, foul language, inappropriate images, rude behavior towards others. There are plenty of other sites out there where this type of content is accepted but HuntBuds is not and will not be one of them. I get a lot of feedback from our members expressing how much they like HuntBuds because it is free from all the drama, bickering and hateful comments towards others. Just like your mom used to tell you "If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all". We all like to joke and have fun just be mindful of others and don't push it to far where you offend them.

Please read the rules and be nice and respectful towards your fellow members. I have very little tolerance on this matter and in most cases it is one strike and you are out. Thank you!
"If I am not hunting or fishing I am probably somewhere talking about hunting or fishing"
While on the site 53 searching for this guy 500 I ran upon the rules again and thought it would be a good time for a TTT or a bump. I expect the members rolls to be booming 98. So, new or old, please follow the rules or else 49
Nice bump T8! We don't have many rules around here but we enforce the few we do have! This would be a great place for Smiley to hide but sorry no cigar.
"If I am not hunting or fishing I am probably somewhere talking about hunting or fishing"
bump
Patience and Perseverance are qualities that are best practiced rather than preached
If you are a new member or an old one with a poor memory like me please take 5 minutes to read over our site guidelines and rules. Thanks!
"If I am not hunting or fishing I am probably somewhere talking about hunting or fishing"
It is that time again! I ask that ALL members take a few members to review our site guidelines on conduct, etiquette and general do's and dont's. The guidelines have recently been updated and I ask that both new and old members take a few minutes to review them.

Please shoot me a PM if you have anything you would like us to consider for inclusion to this list. Thank you and enjoy the site!
"If I am not hunting or fishing I am probably somewhere talking about hunting or fishing"
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