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Forum Rules / Re: Forum Etiquette
« Last Post by meme on 11 August, 2016, 14:15:19 »
that's ok, I don't mind an odd diversion - part of the fun of the forum

Forum Rules / Re: Forum Etiquette
« Last Post by Iamgod on 11 August, 2016, 14:03:31 »
 :sorry:  :72:
Forum Rules / Re: Forum Etiquette
« Last Post by meme on 11 August, 2016, 00:56:56 »
thread has been cleaned - play nice - if you have a joke then make sure its good lol
Forum Rules / Forum Etiquette
« Last Post by meme on 23 July, 2016, 00:33:21 »
I thought I would take the time to come up with some suggestions for Forum Etiquette on UKLS - this is work in progress and by no means complete or even finalised - at the moment it is just personal opinion but I would like some of you to put forward suggestions for improvement - I feel that it may be a tad too long so I definitely need help there - essentially this is your forum so please contribute

The ethos of UKLS as I see it is based on support & encouragement especially for new member & new pickers, and works on trust & respect - with this in mind I drew up the following for consideration - these are not rules that must be followed but are more guidelines if we want our ethos to continue

(the following has be made up, copied, plagiarised, and twisted from various sources)

  • If someone sends you something then when you receive it acknowledge it in PM to the sender or post it in the received today thread - when you pick someone else’s lock then please acknowledge the owner
  • Be nice with packages and possibly include a sweety or two – I love sweeties
  • @meme is special so please be nice to him - he only wants to be loved
  • Say "thank you" when appropriate
  • Don't repeatedly badger folks looking for stuff – especially if you are a new member
  • We are a community run on trust and respect – these are built up quickest through contribution
  • Even if @coyote makes a dog's dinner out of a gutting you should mention the good things as well (if any)
  • Read the forums rules before posting for the first time
  • Search is your friend
  • No such thing as a silly question
  • Use a meaningful title for your thread – “Birdy Guts” means nothing to most folks and isn't even humorous
  • Be civil - personal differences should be handled through PM or escalation to a mod and not through posts on the open forum
  • Stay on topic – by the way, my boss told me to have a good day …… so I went home
  • Do not double post (post the same message twice in one thread) or cross post (place the same message in multiple threads)
  • Try not to hijack any of @Baldiloks' threads (too often)
  • Derailing threads is not very nice - apologies are in order when that happens - exception is when the other mods hijack & derail my threads since I don't have anyone to complain to
  • The members of UKLS are generous to a fault – new members should not abuse this with a “Take” attitude – give first, build up your trust, and the rest will follow
  • When replying to a post, do not quote more from the previous post than you have to
  • Watch your sense of humour – if you don't have one then please borrow from someone else – unless you are @dirk or @Foxxy3, Germans don't normally have a sense of humour so be aware that all humour may not translate so well – what is funny in one culture may not be in another
  • Even though forum registration requires you to be over 18 this is primarily a locksport forum and not an adult forum - (though I like an odd tease)
  • Do not post any information that you want private - posts and pics should not contain personal information
  • Be patient when waiting for a reply from another member and don't hassle them - real life may have intervened
  • Do not double post (post the same message twice in one thread) or cross post (place the same message in multiple threads)
  • Give the benefit of doubt to the other person – tone is very hard to get across in text
  • Be kind to new members – (one day they might be a mod)
  • Lurking is of course permitted but participation is valued
  • I have found that the fastest way to learn something is to try and teach it to someone else – be generous with your knowledge
  • Respect diversity: religious, ethnic, cultural, gender, intellectual, and even the odd cartoon character
  • Please, no tantrums, or rants about folks – if you are extremely annoyed at something or someone then the best thing is to take a break – when you come back then take it up in PM or with a mod
  • Absolutely no posting of other folk’s personal information under any circumstances
  • Pics of @Baldoloks and Snowdon is the new “Kilroy was here” if used appropriately and only if your name is Simon
  • New to picking pin tumblers? having a browse of Solomon's Guide might answer a lot of your initial questions
  • When asking for help, be sure to mention what you have tried yourself first - pics also help a lot - otherwise the answers you may get could be unpredictable
  • Not everyone knows who Ben or @coyote or Rich or Andy or Tom or Jon may be so if the context is not clear then use their profile id
  • Play nice (this is both Rule #18 and good etiquette
  • Don't be like the pic below

(suggestions incorporated from @markd and @landownunder and @Baldoloks and @mech and @Scope and @MrAnybody and @janneo64)
Forum Rules / Re: Please read the rules
« Last Post by Lock_Noob on 18 July, 2016, 12:43:36 »
Ok thanks! Auto is a weird one as most (older) car door locks are just fancy wafer locks and offer little more than a mild deterrent to passers by. But I will respect the rules of the forum. As and when my whim takes the hobby further into the world of auto locks, I'm sure I'll be directed to the appropriate place to discuss it!
Forum Rules / Re: Please read the rules
« Last Post by MrAnybody on 18 July, 2016, 12:35:55 »
A subject like auto locksmithing is a very specialized area, as well as sensitive one. They're also not usually a subject that guys new to locksport are going to get into because of the availability of locks to practice on, and the huge expense in tools.

Knowledge of auto locksmithing can also be very attractive to guys with a malicious intent, and to discuss this in an open public forum can lead to accusations. Of course, the same can be said about regular locks, and we watch that aspect by keeping guidelines such as not picking locks in use and not picking a lock that we have no permission to.

Another point to raise is that we are into this for sport, which is unlikely to involve auto locks.

Same goes for bypass techniques, but also they don't involve any skill as such, and so I would also not consider it as a sport.
Forum Rules / Re: Please read the rules
« Last Post by Baldiloks on 18 July, 2016, 12:32:39 »
Bypassing requires little to no skill and can be used by criminals to rob your shed. Picking requires practice and skill, even raking.
Auto is a whole other world that is usually left to professionals and theives.
Part take in all aspects of lock sport but leave some stuff of open forum and public domain.
The above is not taboo as we all do it but don't show to general public.
Forum Rules / Re: Please read the rules
« Last Post by meme on 18 July, 2016, 12:29:51 »
basically because it is not part of Locksport and also, I do all my picking in the hand so kind of difficult to hold a car - last time I tried I had a hernia lol

one reason is that we don't really want to attract those nice people who are just looking for a quick way to break in to cars or into other folk's property - we are a hobby site for enthusiasts and that is who we cater for
Forum Rules / Re: Please read the rules
« Last Post by Lock_Noob on 18 July, 2016, 12:18:46 »
Hi, just curious, but why are auto locks and bypassing no-no's? Not overly concerned, but I like to dabble in all areas of lock opening.
Forum Rules / Re: Please read the rules
« Last Post by markd on 14 June, 2016, 22:45:25 »
Well spotted, link fixed.
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