Official Forum Rules: (Moderators let me know here if you have any more to suggest)

1. Conversation is open to all things Firearms/Weapons and Similar Outdoor Lifestyle Topics Only…No Religion or Politics.

2. Speak to each other as if were all sitting in the same room with loaded firearms.

3. Be respectful and treat each other like Brothers since we’re all 2nd Amendment Patriots on the same team here.

4. Help each other with good information and firearm advice/recommendations.

5. No Drama…

6. Flag any inappropriate behavior (pattern of negativity, incoherency, or low value bordering on harmful contributions to the conversation). A Moderator will address any issues.

Treat each other like Brothers. Not everyone has thick skins and it’s not always translated/received the same way online as it would be in person. Make sure to keep everyone on the same even keel. No need to get everyone wound up over nothing.

M*CARBO Brotherhood - Veterans, Police Officers & 2nd Amendment Patriots!

We’re officially bringing all members together here to better Shoot, Move and Communicate as a unit. We’re putting all Top Secret R&D ideas out here so we can better collaborate on them together. We want to know what everyone thinks about new parts and ideas they have for them.

This discussion forum is a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation. It’s an endurance race and not a sprint. Don’t get overwhelmed as a moderator. You don’t need to do much but participate, make others feel welcomed and set the right example. From time to time you may have to flex some authority but everyone already knows your a moderator and they are watching you.

I personally picked you because I believe your a good representation of the example M*CARBO is trying to represent inside the new forum. Everyone is watching you as a Moderator. Be friendly, polite and an all around good guy…people will love you for it. Don’t let the title “Moderator” go to your head or get into a pissing match with anyone. It would reflect poorly on you and M*CARBO. I will have to revoke the privileged.
Keep your cool, be the Bigger Man and act Professional when you have to be the “Moderator” because you are. Moderator Role is a Volunteer Position. You can come and go as you please. If your not active for more then 48hrs at a time I will send you a message asking if your still interested in helping. If you get 2-3 messages like that I will make the decision for you. You will still be a member of course but not a moderator. I understand life happens and it’s nothing personal. I have to have active help growing the community.

If at any point you don’t feel up to the moderator role just send me a message and I will promote someone in your stead. You can always remain a member and participate. It’s not a negative thing to bow out. I understand life happens.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Spend time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Your Participation Counts

The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.

Discourse provides tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.

Let’s leave our community better than we found it.

Encourage Members - If You See a Problem, Flag It

Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.

When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

Always Set the Example and Be Civil

Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like pettiness or rudeness:

  • Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
  • Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
  • Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
  • Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.

These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the New York Times.

This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.

Keep The Conversation Organized

Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

  • Don’t start a topic in the wrong category.
  • Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t post no-content replies.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
  • Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.

Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.

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