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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.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  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.
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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  • Ford Focus 2.0 Ghia


    • My long, strong legs.


      • Yes yes, not cars but...

        Sold this

        Bought this



        • It's totally personal style preference but that first one there is much cooler . Was that the one you had the accident on? How is your leg btw?


          • Nah I had the accident on a Yamaha FZS600, I don't commute via motorcycle anymore as I live 9 minutes walk from work - so significantly reduced risk these days.
            Leg is fine, still only limited sensation (3 years this September) but since I've started running 5k about 4-5 times a week it doesn't really itch at all. Thanks for asking

            Cruisers are cooler, but sadly they're also heavier - that Dragstar, whilst lovely to enjoy on a quiet open road is over 230kg - and it's only a 650cc - not to mention the constant need for cleaning after you've been out for a ride or the condition will deteriorate.

            Not bad as it was picked up after sitting in a garage for 5 years, started fine, MOT'd and sold for


            • Joy of joy, I got myself a new car... again. My 8th car is...

              1998 Jetta TDI MANUAL... Reason... the other one (2001 Jetta tdi) was automatic.
              So now I got 2 cars...

              Here is my latest day to day ****box

              Car cost me 1200$
              + 600$ repairs. Barings, bushings, front top plates + labour
              Fixed cigarette lighter myself
              Failed to fix nasty wiring or relay (reason for my horn not working, AC is on and off depending on pothole)
              +250$ for the bbs mags

              It was rusted to hell, I grinded the rust, puddied the holes and spray painted it. I think I did a soso job for a newbi of body work.
              doesn't look that great, but the drive is now excellent.

              It's missing the following.
              New cheep radio with MP3 + aux + usb

              Tinted windows

              Horn fixed and wiring to be stable for AC.

              If I keep it over a year without more maintenance I will be ultra happy as it consumes 45 liters for over 800km (compared to my 2001 automatic that does less than 600km on the same tank)
              Last edited by PermenentMarker; 09-11-2012, 09:56 AM.
              In game ID: CoolIT


              • [QUOTE=SheepDip;1087425]Nah I had the accident on a Yamaha FZS600, I don't commute via motorcycle anymore as I live 9 minutes walk from work - so significantly reduced risk these days.
                Leg is fine, still only limited sensation (3 years this September) but since I've started running 5k about 4-5 times a week it doesn't really itch at all. Thanks for asking

                Cruisers are cooler, but sadly they're also heavier - that Dragstar, whilst lovely to enjoy on a quiet open road is over 230kg - and it's only a 650cc - not to mention the constant need for cleaning after you've been out for a ride or the condition will deteriorate.

                Not bad as it was picked up after sitting in a garage for 5 years, started fine, MOT'd and sold for


                • Got myself a new ride, and a "famous" one to boot. Now I too can pretend to be a star in a reasonably priced car!

                  Allthough it's not as sporty as the brown top gear car, as it's only the 90 bhp common rail diesel version of the CeeApostropheD.

                  But then, I don't need a car that's quick, but one that's economical. As I start to study again next month, I'll have to commute 180 kilometers (so 360 km per trip) to the university twice a week for the next three years. So using little fuel (5-6 litres per 100 kilometers) of a cheaper variety (as diesel's not as heavily taxed here) makes me save teh monies!

                  The alloy wheels came with it, as did a set of winter tyres on steel wheels, which is nice.

                  Also, as I both need the boot to haul stuff I need for work (as I work in youth care, that would be parasols, bikes, skis etc. for valuable spare time activities :P), and to offer comfortable backseat space for my carpool fellows, it's the "Sporty Wagon" and not the hatchback.

                  There's a medium sized scrape on the rear bumper, but I don't mind that, as it's all plastic underneath the paint, so no risk of rusting.

                  In the background is my 55 bhp Polo that will be the commuting car for my GF from now on.

                  And to any of you who pity me on my economical boxes: Not only are they dirt cheap to run, it's also more fun to drive a slow car quickly than to drive a quick car slowly!
                  My amateurish youtube channel


                  • 65 mustang coupes. the first i've owned since i was 15. 34 years ago. the second i've had in the garage for 15 years.
                    one has a 302 with cleveland 2barrel heads and a predator carb. two-stage nitrous system. c-6 automatic with a 3,500 rpm stall convertor and a transbrake. 13" wider rear tires, 5" front. 9" rear end with 4.56 gears and a spool. moser axles. the rear was narrowed and mini tubs were installed to fit the tires. it's got a ten point roll cage. it's painted in grabber blue laquer, by me, about 15 years ago.
                    the other is a 250c.i. straight six, with a c4 auto. front disc upgrade. 8" rear from a maverick. pretty much all stock and all new parts. interior is a beaut and it's got a killer stereo and powered sub. it's the one i take for long drives. still needing paint. probably with this years tax return.
                    i sure wish i'd gotten a mach 1 when i first started driving. it'd still be in the garage now as well.
                    1 million fps Slow Motion video of bullet impacts made by Werner Mehl from Kurzzeit - YouTube

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