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Welcome to the Porsche Club of America’s Boxster Register. This web portal has
been created to bring Boxster owning PCA members together, to enhance their
Porsche ownership and PCA membership experience. The internet and web forum
platform allows us to meet, discuss and spend time together no matter where we
live. But this venue is not without its challenges. In an attempt to prevent
those challenges from damaging the experience intended, we’ve put together some
rules to help you understand what’s expected of you, what’s allowed and what’s
PCA Code of Ethics & Conduct:
The PCA Boxster Register is a special interest group within the PCA. That means
that we will adhere to the same Code of Ethics and Conduct. The following
paragraphs contain that Code.
PCA is not a political organization. It exists for the benefit of its members,
to further their enjoyment of their cars. In the performance of this mandate, it
must operate under the rule of law, adhering to the laws of the various
countries and jurisdictions under which it exists. This means that illegal
behavior is not tolerated, and that close attention is paid to the requirements
of the law in the actions of all involved, national and regional officers,
individual members, and those within the national office.
Beyond this, we accept the obligation to do what is right. An ethical system is
based on the mutual benefit of the involved parties; the corollary of this is
that we treat neither fellow members nor non-members in a way that is demeaning,
embarrassing, derogatory, or otherwise inappropriate. Our natural
competitiveness does not extend to taking unfair advantage of others, be they
individuals, clubs, or businesses. Actions and words about which there may be
some question are undertaken, when possible, only after careful thought and
Decisions affecting PCA should be either self-obvious or readily explained.
Particular attention should be paid to potential conflicts of interest involving
special treatment or gifts from individuals or companies possibly hoping to gain
something in return. Other potential conflicts of interest, in which an officer,
employee, or member must weigh his immediate and personal potential for gain
against the best interests of PCA, require special thoughtful attention.
Transparency in all actions is desirable. Nothing must be allowed to compromise
the integrity, credibility, and best interests of PCA in the making of decisions
that affect the club.
The culture of PCA is founded on doing the right thing to the best of our
ability. Without this we lose our self-respect both as an organization and as
individuals, a price that we will not pay. Non-adherence to these principles
will not be tolerated; behavior or actions damaging to PCA will be dealt with by
the established club Bylaws, and may result in permanent loss of membership.
Expected Forum Conduct:
Remember that web forums are just like public gatherings. Every member can read
what you’ve written. The ability to speak or write in public comes with certain
responsibilities. First and foremost we ask that you to be respectful to your
fellow members. We all have the right to our opinions, and those expressed may
not support yours. If you disagree with an opinion that’s been expressed, please
feel free to express that disagreement the same way you would if you were in a
social gathering with many people listening. Insulting or attacking a member in
public because you don’t agree, usually referred to as “Flaming”, will not be
tolerated here. When posting, please use appropriate language and refrain from
discussing sexual, political or religious topics. These topics almost always
invite strong opinions and disagreements. Please remember, this is a forum for
automotive enthusiasts to discuss the Porsche Boxster. Photography or illustrations in any form must be in good taste, as determined by the Administrators. Photos or illustrations that do not meet normal guidelines - for example, something that would not be posted on the PCA.org website, will be removed from our site and the poster notified.
Please respect all Copyright laws. Posting protected articles or copyrighted
pictures can place this website in serious legal peril. It’s OK to post a link
to an existing article, or a small excerpt with a link, but please do not copy
and paste copyrighted articles. If you have questions our want guidance about
this, please contact our website management.
Don’t feed the trolls:
In Web forums we sometimes see members sign up with the sole intention of
causing trouble. These forum members are called “Trolls”. Trolls will often post
inflammatory statements just because they like to see the trouble that follows.
Trolling is prohibited. If you see a post that you think is troll-like, please
resist the temptation to ‘feed the troll’. If our website management determines
that you are trolling, your privileges at the Boxster Register will be
temporarily or permanently suspended.
Members may have one, and only one identity in this community. Signing up with
alternate user names is not allowed. There is no good reason to have more than
one identity here. If you're having trouble accessing your user credentials,
please contact any of our website management and we’ll be happy to help you gain
access to your account.
If you chose to alter your user title, please be sure that your new title is
accurate and not misleading. Intentionally misrepresenting yourself here is
Organization - Please Search Before Posting:
Well organized forums make it easy for members to find valuable information.
Disorganized forums make it difficult. Before you post, please do a quick search
to see if your topic has already been discussed. If it has, please add to that
discussion thread. If it has not, please apply some thought as to the best
location / Sub Forum for your topic. Once again, this makes it easy for other
members to find valuable information.
From time to time you may accidentally post an already existing topic or pick
the wrong place for your topic. Our management team may merge or move your
thread. When this happens, we will leave a temporary redirect to the new
location. Repeated disregard for this suggestion may result in a temporary
suspension of your posting privileges.
This site is not a marketing venue. Our members come here to discuss their cars.
It’s understandable that many of those discussions may discuss a certain product
or service. If you are going to give a testimonial on something, that
testimonial should be based on firsthand experience and it must be objective and
accurate. Promoting products or services in which you stand to benefit from in
any way is considered solicitation and will not be allowed.
Some members of this community may represent companies that offer automotive
products or services. But as members of this community they are expected to
represent themselves as PCA members. If you have questions or comments on their
products or services we would very much appreciate that you respect our ad-free
environment and contact these members directly and not use the forums of the PCA
Boxster Register to do so.
Private Message (PM) and E-mail System:
The Private Messaging (PM) and E-mail System allows members to communicate with
each other privately. Using the PM or E-mail system to solicit or harass other
members is not permitted. The Boxster Register abides by the
our communication tools.
Consider Yourself Deputized:
This is a community made up of volunteer automotive enthusiasts. Our website
managers are also unpaid volunteers - volunteers who dedicate a lot of time to
preserving the quality of the community. Though we try, we cannot read every
post in real time. There will be times when members like yourself will come
across posts that may require moderation before we find them. You can help the
community by bringing these posts to our attention. To do this, simply click the
'Report Posts' button found in the upper right area of the post header. Provide
a brief description of why you believe we should review the post. All of our
moderators will receive a notice calling the reported post to our attention. We
welcome and encourage you to use this tool whenever you see a questionable post.
Management reserves the right:
We will enforce the PCA Code of Ethics and Boxster Register rules. Violation of
this code or rules may result in temporary or permanent suspension of your
posting privileges here. While we don't like to edit or delete any information
posted here, we reserve the right to do so if we feel that posted information
disrupts the community or damages the membership experience.