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We are starting the work to switch our forums, which have been based on a version of the Vbulletin forum software since their inception with the Red Orchestra mod (then VB 3 and currently VB 5.1) to an all new forum software called Xenforo. After researching it, we feel Xenforo is a better choice for the future as it has a vibrant modding and addon community that will allow us to extend the functions of these forums in ways players will enjoy.

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[COLOR=darkred]Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
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  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.

Examples:
So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.




Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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  • #76
    Originally posted by Marsalkka Mahtimeisseli View Post
    I think not. The turrets on T-26 M1931 don't have that little "slope" between turret side and top.

    Finns had a great variety of different weapons and I think these rare submachine guns are quite interesting:


    Finnish Suomi M/26 and American Thompson M1928A1. Suomi M/26 was a predecessor of Suomi M/31 and only 100 were made. Finns captured a small number of Thompsons from Soviets, especially in the Battle of Ilomantsi, where Soviet 3rd, 69th and 70th Naval Infantry Brigades wielded them.


    SIG Model 1920 "Bergmann" and MP 28-II "Schmeisser". M/20 "Bergmann" was a licensed copy of German MP 18 made in Swiss and instead of 32 round magazines, it used ones with 50 rounds. Finnish Civil Guard (Suojeluskunta) bought around 1500 Bergmanns before Winter War and when the war started, these guns were transferred to Finnish Army. During the Winter War Finnish Army bought 171 pieces of MP 28-II from Belgium, but those arrived after the war had already ended. In the Continuation War those MP 28-II smgs were used by Finnish troops in Lapland, where some German units also used same guns.


    Soviet PPD-34/38, PPSh-41 and American Thompson M1928A1. PPD-34 was a "first-generation" submachine gun based on MP 28, shooting bullets from a 25 round arch-shaped magazine. Later Soviets introduced a little bit improved PPD-34/38, which also accepted a drum magazine, copied from the Finnish Suomi M/31.


    German VMP 1930 and EMP 35. Both were commercial weapons, but their development was secretly funded by The Reichswehr. I don't know how these weapons made their way to Finland, but I suspect the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS brought them to Finland.
    So Roosevelt was supplying uncle joseph with tommy guns? Hehe, he always loved gangster movies

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Zakarro View Post
      So Roosevelt was supplying uncle joseph with tommy guns? Hehe, he always loved gangster movies
      playing RO since 2009.
      IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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      • #78
        Originally posted by aaz777 View Post
        Nice, those hats they are wearing, those are spetznas of WW2?

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Zakarro View Post
          Nice, those hats they are wearing, those are spetznas of WW2?
          Soviet naval infantry, germans called them black death
          playing RO since 2009.
          IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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          • #80
            Originally posted by aaz777 View Post
            Soviet naval infantry, germans called them black death
            Ahh, so technically like spetz. Reason I ask is cause I noticed naval clothes. Usually spetz wear those no?

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            • #81
              Originally posted by Zakarro View Post
              Ahh, so technically like spetz. Reason I ask is cause I noticed naval clothes. Usually spetz wear those no?
              No, Spetznaz and Naval Infantry of WWII are hardly related...

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Zakarro View Post
                Ahh, so technically like spetz.
                Soviet marines would be better comparison.
                Armour will not protect cowardly heart - 10th Motorized Cavalry Brigade, precursor of 1st Polish Armoured Division
                The engine of a Panzer is a weapon just like the main gun - Gen. Heinz Guderian

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
                  No, Spetznaz and Naval Infantry of WWII are hardly related...
                  My ignorance on the subject then. I rremember with original Operation Flashpoint 13 years ago, spetz wore what look like naval clothes and that russian shirt with white and blue stripes. That game was based in the 80s cold war.

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Zakarro View Post
                    My ignorance on the subject then. I rremember with original Operation Flashpoint 13 years ago, spetz wore what look like naval clothes and that russian shirt with white and blue stripes. That game was based in the 80s cold war.
                    The stripey shirt was used in "photo opportunities" by apparent Spetsnaz teams in the 80s. Of course, Spetsnaz basically means "Special (Purpose) Forces" generically, so it includes all sorts of different units from different sections of the armed forces, as well as the GRU and CT units. So, to be fair, there probably is a Russian Navy spetsnaz unit somewhere!

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                    • #85
                      finnish grenade with soviet frag sleeve.
                      Another idea of captured+tungsten

                      playing RO since 2009.
                      IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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                      • #86
                        finn with PPD-34
                        playing RO since 2009.
                        IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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                        • #87
                          soviet partisan with probably ZB
                          playing RO since 2009.
                          IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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                          • #88
                            finnish olympic sportsman with AVS-36
                            playing RO since 2009.
                            IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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                            • #89
                              playing RO since 2009.
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                              • #90
                                playing RO since 2009.
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