Warning & Disclaimer
You should not attempt any repairs to electrical equipment or follow any examples as described within the website or forum if you are in any way unsure about your ability to work with vintage electrical/electronic equipment safely: ignoring this advice runs the risk of electrocution or personal injury. In all cases when working on a live chassis an RCD protected area should be used and an isolation transformer should be employed. Although an isolation transformer should not ,be considered a panacea of safety, you can still get a shock. Radios-TV.co.uk and its members cannot accept any liability for any loss, damage, injury or death caused to any person or property as a result of using the information within this forum.
Our rules are short, just 10 items so please take the time to familiarise yourself with them.
- Zero Tolerance towards the following: Extreme swearing, politics, religion, racial or ethnic slurs, sex or violence; you are reminded this is a primarily a TV/Radio/Audio site.
- Making Posts: We want this forum to look presentable, therefore every member is expected to make a reasonable effort to ensure their posts are legible. All posts must be in English any that are not will be removed. All posts must 12pt font size and must be in “black” text. Text colours may only be used to provide emphasis on words as shown here. Larger font sizes may be used for headings within a post. To repeat, please no unnecessary use of editor features, such as font colour, size, line breaks, bullets or emojis.
- Defamation: Due to problems encountered on our previous Vrat 1.0 forum, defamation of any kind be it a person, business or other forum will not be tolerated. Failure to comply may result in your account being terminated.
- New Members: All new user Members are put in the “New members” group, this means your posts will require moderator approval. Once confidence is established you will be moved to the “Registered” group, thereafter you will be able to post freely in accordance with this rule-set. Access to the private messaging system is barred until a member has made five posts
- The Data Library & Upload Service (VIP areas): Whilst we recognise there are many decent folk, there are those that used to register just to get free data, once they had what they wanted never to be seen again. This is not acceptable so free access was removed. To gain access to the data you must be an “active vratter”. Members can earn points to access to the actual data library by making forum posts. Extra points cane be earned, a minimum of 8 unique documents must be uploaded and not already exist in the data library, combined with some participation on the forum.
- If a member stops contributing posts or afyter donating 8 manuals, but continues to just make use only of the library, they may find their library access revoked.
- It is considered bad form if you download data from the Radios-TV data library and then post your repair on another forum. We would expect the courtesy of you sharing your repair on this forum. Behaviour such as described is likely to result in your library access being revoked.
- Under no circumstances share or post data from the Radios-TV data library with non-members or post the data on another forum. If a member is found to doing this their data library access will be revoked.
- E-bay Links: Are not permitted, neither any discussion about currently active listings or vendors. This stance was adopted 1n 2016 due to the problems they caused on our old Vrat 1.0 forum. Links however can be shared with members via the private messaging system.
- Traders & Free-loaders: If you are a trader who joined with the sole purpose to take advantage of the good-natured membership, be warned you will be found out. Likewise, If you’re not a trader but all you do is post wanted ads for parts, again be warned we are aware and will take action swiftly as we have done in the past.
- Resigning your membership: If a member decides they wish to leave the forum, their account will be changed to “Expired Account” and they will no longer be able to login. Their posts and topics remain assigned to the now dormant account. Members who leave and wish their posts and topics to be no longer identifiable, can have all their contributions assigned to a non-identifying/anonymous user.
- Unverified registrations are automatically removed by the system within 24 hours. Why register and then not complete registration? Check for the e-mail, click verify or make contact if there’s a problem.
- New verified registrations, that are not logged in within 7 days of activation, will be removed. Again why register verify and then never login.
- Accounts that have been verified and had the initial login, but have been inactive for 2 months, meaning no login and have not made any posts, will be marked for deletion. If you want your account to remain active you need to log in from time to time.
- Accounts that have been inactive for over 6-months but have made posts, will only be marked as inactive and disabled. Meaning you will not be able to login.Note: contact can be made via the “contact” page to request account reactivation, this only applies for stage 4 accounts.
- Admins and Moderators: Have the final say, there is no right of appeal. If you have a problem with a moderators decision you should contact the admin via pm not in public posts. However, you are referred to the first part of this rule.
A guide to conduct advice and guidance may be found here.