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The C-3PO Builders Association & Other Droids Discussion Forums is a message board with an intent to provide a place for C-3PO and Other Droids fans to gather in a virtual setting and discuss elements of prop & costuming and to act as a central repository for useful prop & costuming information.
While most message boards cover a wide variety of prop and costume-related subjects from many movies and television shows, [sign in to see URL] was created solely for the discussion of C-3PO and Other Droids related props. The goal is to allow anyone searching for specific answers on a C-3PO and Other Droids topic to find them quickly, without having to wade through a myriad of topics that may or may not be related.
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The administrative staff reserves the right to change and interpret this code as they see fit. Their judgments and decisions are final.
Treat others, as you would like to be treated. Respect fellow members and their opinions. Respect must be extended to each and every member, the administrative staff included. Be polite and courteous to others and keep your messages in good taste. Disagreements are bound to happen. Approach them in a civil manner, with respect to the other person's point of view. Should you feel someone has crossed the line and is being disrespectful to you, contact a member of the administrative staff and allow them to handle the situation. If a member's family, gender, race, national origin, etc. is maliciously involved in an argument, the offending member will face an immediate ban.
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Bumping is allowed but lets be considerate of others and not abuse the Bump option.
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If a member owes you something, make EVERY attempt to resolve the issue privately. Should all attempts at a solution fail and you feel you have no option but to make a public post, remember to be respectful. Do not to label someone as a "thief". Posting a deal-gone-bad to the board should be a last resort. It is not the administrative staff's place to "police" every transaction on [sign in to see URL].
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A "flame war" refers to "flaming," the practice of posting messages to a topic for the express purpose of criticizing, insulting, or otherwise attacking another member or group of members. Flaming and flame wars are prohibited.
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A "spoiler" refers to information from a new or unreleased film, TV show, etc. that has not yet been made available to the general public. This may include, but is not limited to: plot, character names, costume or prop descriptions, and so forth. Some members may not wish to know ANY information in advance.
Out of respect for those members, do not to post any potential spoiler material in message subjects. Use the word "SPOILER" in the subject instead. See example below: Example: You plan to post a topic revealing that you have discovered the plot of Star Wars: Episode III. The subject line of the topic that you post should read something like "SPOILER! Episode III plot revealed!" This gives anyone who may be browsing through the topic list an advanced warning and prevents him or her from stumbling upon spoiler information in a new topic if they wish to avoid it.
Do not post or discuss live or pending auctions under any circumstances. Should you find an item coming up for bid that you think would be of interest to fellow members, save the images and related information until AFTER the auction has closed. Posting information and/or links to a live online auction (i.e. Ebay, Yahoo!, etc) is prohibited except when you are the seller in the auction. In this case you are advertising your auction to other potentially interested parties on [sign in to see URL].
Recasting, in it's most basic form, is when someone makes a direct copy of another artist's work for profit. This often involves molding a piece to create castings (called recasts) and is done without the original artist's consent. Deliberately recasting another member's work or property for profit without permission is prohibited.
A member found selling/trading for profit (either in the Parts Dept or any other online auction or outlet) items recast from another member will face permanent banishment from [sign in to see URL]. Should any member suspect another member of this behavior, please contact a member of the administrative staff. The two exceptions to this rule are
1.) when the owner of the item being recast has given consent or
2.) the original, unmodified piece has lineage to a screen-used piece
If, for some reason you are considering making a mold off of an item from your collection for yourself, that's up to you. But if you're copying a part to sell to the group, contact the original maker before going any further. If you don't know who made it, please research it as much as possible to discover the identity of the maker and ask permission.
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