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On behalf of all the staff here at The Monte Carlo Forum, WELCOME! Thank you for checking us out!

We're glad to welcome everyone to join in the conversations. We'd be glad to hear from ya!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away. There are many knowledgeable members and staff here. We'd be glad to help you out the best we can. We also have a helpful Search feature located near the top of the page, inside the purple stripe.

Like every forum on the internet, we have some rules we all need to follow. So without any further ado, here's the boring part. The rules:

The Monte Carlo Forum membership is diverse, covering people from various countries, backgrounds, ages and experiences. Considering this diversity, and to make the forum enjoyable for the majority of our membership, we have adopted the following simple posting guidelines.


Vulgar language, images and other offensive material including, but not limited to, sexual content, race, nudity or pornography is not tolerated here. The Monte Carlo Forum staff shall be the sole judges of what does and what does not violate the boards standards.


While debating and discussion is fine, respect your fellow enthusiasts. Being of a diverse background, members are likely to express different opinions, and while opinions may differ from yours, they are just that, opinions; and everyone is entitled to express theirs freely. We will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, or personal attacks. Do not flame, bother, bug, disrespect, hound or taunt ANYONE on the forums or through private messaging. If we feel a thread is getting out of hand we will close or delete it. You can/will lose your posting privileges if you continue this type of behavior.


"Trolls or Trolling", "Flames" and/or "Board Wars" are not tolerated here or elsewhere. Posts that taunt or are otherwise inflammatory against other sites will be removed. Also, anyone found to be making inflammatory posts, remarks, or threats on other forums, social networking sites, etc... can and will loose their posting privileges here. This rule also applies to those that, for whatever reason, feel a need to post negative remarks about this site on other forums. If you do, don't expect to be welcome here.


Double posting is not allowed and can result in the deletion of one or both posts. Double posting is defined as posting the same information in two or more separate forums. We understand that some topics might fit into more than one forum. Please try to pick the best one. In addition, please do not post in the same thread back to back (another version of double posting), if you have something more to add, edit your post, don't post twice in a row in a thread.


Selling or solicitation of ANYTHING in the general forum, by Private Message or in Chat is considered Spam and is not allowed. Anyone found posting excessive links to their websites, or suspected of "sneaky" advertising will be warned and will possibly lose their posting privileges. Please post your private party ads in the Monte Carlo Forum Classifieds forum sections. If you are a business and have a product or service that would be of interest to our members, visit our Advertising/Sponsorship page to learn how you can join our team and help support our community. We offer a variety of low-cost packages that can be of great benefit to your company.


Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short), "smiley" only, non-sense posts and such. Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count ("post whoring") is frowned upon. If you do engage in this type of activity, we can prevent your post count from increasing from that point forward or possibly ban your account.


No promotions of other related sites. There is no problem with occasionally using the name of other sites or even posting a link to a pertinent thread from another site, but repeatedly referring to other related sites is considered "SPAM" and is not allowed. This includes spamming or "RECRUITING" on behalf of on other sites. Please have the decency of NOT putting links to them in your signature, profile or have a post, PM or Chat telling members to come over to another related site. Such activity is ground for removal from signature, and repeated offenses are grounds for being banned.


You are not allowed to post links that lead to an affiliate program or that in any way earn you something. We consider you earning something if you have an affiliate ID, website, or if you earn money from banner impressions or click-thru's. If you feel that you have a service or product that the members of Monte Carlo Forum can benefit from notify the Administrator.


Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed and can quite possibly result in both accounts being removed without notice. Usernames containing (but not limited to) sexually explicit, or racial terms are not allowed. The forum staff have the final say of what is appropriate. If you want to change your username, please contact an administrator. Don't create a new account. An administrator can change your username for you.


Illegal transactions/sites, selling of personal information (i.e. credit cards, e-mail addresses), pornography, etc are not allowed in the forums and will result in the deletion of the post and the revocation of your posting privileges.


Don't post "Hey BigJoe1456"as a thread, if you need to speak to someone specifically, PM or email them. Also, don't start a thread just to congratulate yourself on your post count. This is also considered "post whoring" since it's only purpose is to raise your post count. Everyone is happy for you that you reached your goal, but there's no need to create a thread about it. Mention it in the daily blog instead.


While these rules cover most common situations, we cannot anticipate everything. Therefore, we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure our site is not disrupted or abused in any way.


Moderators and Administrators have final word in anything and everything. If you have a problem or a complaint direct it to them, not to the general forums. They will then take the appropriate actions. This applies to issues with the forum in general, as well as issues with other members.

There's a misconception that the moderators have little to no ability on the forum, and can't do anything but report things to the administrators. This is not the case. All staff, including moderators have the ability to make your posts and you disappear if they need to. The staff will always be able to get the last word in. Ignoring the forum rules, warnings from moderators or administrators, or making public posts insulting the staff will not be tolerated.


We ask that members keep in mind membership is a privilege, NOT a right, and as a private forum, the administration and moderators have total say as to which members are, and are not allowed. The same rule applies for single posts and threads, and anything deemed to be inappropriate by any member of the staff will be removed. Members who continue to ignore this rule will be removed with no possibility of return.


"Signatures" must not violate any of the posted rules, and kept to a reasonable size. As determined by the staff. Signature pictures should not exceed 600 pixels wide and/or 200 pixels high. The staff reserves the right to edit or remove signatures that are too large, or violate any of the forum rules.

The Daily Member's Blog

Each day a new thread is created for all members to chat about what ever is on your mind. It's in the "Off Topic" section of the forum, so the subject matter doesn't have to be car related.

  • Any member can start the daily blog. If you're the lucky one to start it that day, please add the prefix "Member's BLOG" from the pull-down menu (next to the thread title) when creating the thread. This helps everyone find the thread easier.
  • Include that day's date in the thread title.
  • Members must wait until after midnight, eastern time, to start the blog.
  • Posting short messages is acceptable in the daily blog ONLY. Posting something like, "Good morning MCF" to let people know you're online is fine. However the rest of the forum rules still apply.
  • If you think you have a subject that may be discussed at length, or be of interest for future reference, you may want to give it a thread of it's own. Info posted in the daily blog often gets buried and forgotten once the next day's blog is started.
These can be amended over time without notice.

The Monte Carlo Forum Staff



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