Ask Andy Rules

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No this isn't a statement (Ask Andy Rules!!) Although I can only wish!

1. No flames. Keep all debates clean and civil. This is a gentleman's (and ladies) Forum. Everyone is expected to behave accordingly. What constitutes flaming and incivility should be clear to all: no name-calling, ad hominem attacks, slurs, swearing, or personal insults. Individual instances of flaming and/or incivility will be judged by Andy and Malinda.

2. No politics in the Fashion Forum. That's what the Interchange Forum is for. Ask Andy is a politically and culturally ecumenical website, and we all benefit from the contributions of members from around the world. We want people from all nations and backgrounds and political persuasions to feel welcome to share their interest in clothing here. Critiquing world leaders' clothing is fine. When political discussions or insults against world leaders (not related to clothes) crop up in the fashion Forum, they will be moved or deleted at the discretion of Andy and Malinda.

3. Don't feed the trolls. When trolling occurs, do not respond; we will take appropriate action. Do not mention troublemakers by name and invite them to a fight or perpetuate ongoing fights. Do not encourage banned members to post. These rules are, admittedly, hard to apply. Most often, any necessary action will be taken at the discretion of Andy and Malinda. If we feel your posts are in violation of this rule, we will first send a warning and an explanation. Please take those messages SERIOUSLY and cease the behavior in question.

4. Don't bash other Forums. Ask Andy is not the place to vent whatever resentments you may harbor against other Forums. This is a place to talk about clothes. We believe that the presence of more than one men's clothing Forum on the web is a benefit to us all, and this site will not be used to denigrate others.

5. Don't gratuitously bump threads. Performing superfluous edits to posts that in the judgment of Andy and me serve no other real purpose than to bump long-dead threads to the top of the Forum is not allowed. If there is any doubt in your mind whether the edit you wish to perform falls into this category, please contact Andy or Malinda.

6. If you disagree with a decision taken by a moderator, DO NOT argue your case in public. Contact either Andy or Malinda in private.

7. Members in good standing of the Ask Andy Forum MUST provide the moderators with a valid email address. You may choose to make your email address available to other members or not; that's up to you. But the moderators must be able to reach you. If you do not wish to receive email from Andy or the moderator, you may choose not to post on this Forum.

8. Each member is allowed only one user name/account. No multiple accounts, no exceptions.

9. Members are not allowed to sign up and post under usernames that mirror the proper names of real, living people in the clothing business or world, unless they actually are that person. Example: we had an imposter sign up the username "G. Bruce Boyer," falsely claiming to be the style writer of that name. Especially since Mr. Boyer really does post on Forums, under his own name, this practice misleads other members and threatens Mr. Boyer's reputation. Ironic or clever joke names, or names based on long dead people (for example, "Beau Brummell") are fine. If you are in doubt about the propriety of a username you wish to use, please email Andy or Malinda for clarification.

10. By posting anything on this website, you agree that other members may FREELY and FULLY quote from it within Neither Andy nor his site are in any way responsible for any real or perceived copyright violations of material originally posted here.

Failure to comply with the above rules will result in warnings from the moderators. Failure to comply with warnings will result in the locking of your account. Members are responsible for the content of their posts. While the Forum is moderated, it should be noted that the Forum, its owners, and employees are not responsible for the content posted by individual members.

Sales Rules

As is well known, several merchants and artisans participate here at Ask Andy. Their specific knowledge and willingness to answer questions have benefited members. Yet we all want to avoid the commercialization of the Forum. Therefore, merchants and non-merchant members alike must abide by the following rules.

1. Posts offering items for sale may be posted only in the Sales Forum. No selling or solicitation of any kind, by anyone, is allowed in the Fashion Forum.

2. Members and merchants wishing to inform other members of any retail sales or other good deals may post details in the Deals and Steals or Sales Forums.

3. If members wish to inquire about purchases from participating merchants, they must either contact that merchant privately, or post in the Sales Forum. Keep it off the Fashion Forum.

4. Direct solicitation by merchants to members is not permitted. Merchants can, of course, respond to inquiries from members.

5. Advertising is allowed on other sections the Ask Andy site. For details of the various programs, please contact Andy.

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