Supporting vendors pay for the considerable bandwidth charges incurred by the Forum in exchange for the right to use the Forum to market and promote their goods and/or services.
Their payments mean that the Forum is free to the rest of us.
Forum members are allowed to post For Sale threads to sell their own [Solstice] or parts their have bought for use on their own [Solstice], but they must not use the Forum to promote sales/services beyond that.
Please also reference the rules regarding "For Sale"
[Rule] For Sale Rules/Guidelines - Pontiac Solstice Forum
The Forum does not prohibit occasional and casual mention of non-supporting vendors. But those mentions cannot be so specific that they include addresses, phone numbers, sales contact names, e-mail addresses, URLs or links. And if the "casual" references become frequent, they will be considered as marketing and promotion.
You cannot, for instance, make a post telling other Forum members to buy their new [Solstice] from dealer XYZ when XYZ is a non-supporting dealer.
If, however, you post a thread about a new [Solstice] you have purchased and the thrust of the post is about the [Solstice], it would not be inappropriate to mention in the post that you were pleased by your dealings with XYZ dealer.
Members that are not supporting vendors
but post contact information for commercial sale (for example, dealers that post the dealership name, number, e-mail, etc.) in a starting thread, a specific post, or their signature are subject to having their information deleted. Persistant or multiple posting of contact information will result in said member being banned from posting.
Additionally, if you are not a supporting vendor/dealer, you may NOT use your screenname (member ID) as a way of advertising. Please see section on member names. If you become a supporting vendor/dealer, you will be allowed to change your member ID/screenname at that time.
Contact [email protected]
or [email protected]
by email , for information on how to become a supporting vendor, or questions regarding intentions for commercial posting.
Baseless claims regarding products from vendors and non-vendors alike are not allowed in discussions. Unprovable comparisons both positive and negative may be subject to removal without warning. A baseless claim is one of comparison that lacks empirical data, facts, graphs, charts produced with at least a modicum of scientific protocol. Example> You cannot claim that your installed tune from Vendor A is better than a similar product from Vendor B, or non-Vendor C, or even your original GM factory OEM tune, unless you have actual facts to back it up. Dyno charts from different vehicles or different brands of dynos or without corrections for altutude and temperature are not enough. MPG results from one tank of fuel is not enough.
The rule also applies in reverse such that negative claims regarding products must also be backed up with proof - or they go "poof".
Vendors themselves are not immune to the constraints of this rule and may not claim on this site that their product produces x number of increased power without the data to back it up. Simply claiming 15-50 whp gain without posting links to proper baseline and modified dyno results, or timeslips from dragways will result in thread removal.