1. Search tools Forum search
is used to locate information on the forums themselves. The Search function in the navigation bar across the top also gives you quick access to search the forums. There is an option to search thread titles or posts, as well as the mp3Car.com Wiki. Below those options, you can opt to use Google to search these forums.
This search service is provided as a means for another search method. Due to the nature of the built in vBulletin search, sometimes it can be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. Also, due to the shear size of these forums, using multiple search engines can yield the results you are looking for. Feel free to use them all.
(and other WWW search engines) yield lots of information about topics that are not covered on the forums. Many times they can yield more information than is available on the forums alone.
Searching for information is helpful because much of the information that members (particularly new members) seek is already present on the forums, either in the FAQ sections, the Wiki, or in forum posts. It is recommended that members seeking specific information search the forums before posting a question. Most of the time, the answers can be found without having to create a new thread or post. This helps future new members by not creating lots of threads about the same topic, making information easier for members to locate.2. How to Ask Questions so that You Get an Answer
3. User Name
To ensure that you get a speedy and helpful answer please try to make your questions clear and concise. Using proper punctuation and spacing will also increase responses. Also make sure to post in the appropriate sub-forum. If you are new, the Newbie section might be the best place to post to start. For more information on How to Ask Questions go HERE
mp3Car strongly suggests that members choose their user name carefully. Should a member seek to change their name for some reason, they may do so. There is a $10.00 fee for members with less than 200 posts. For members outside of the US and Canada, payment must be made via PayPal for the change. Once the name is changed the member will also have FKA (former user name) placed in their signature.
4. How mp3Car Forum Members Can Represent a Company
For members with more than 200 posts, please email your old and new user name along with your email address attached to your membership to the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page. To pay to change your user name, please go to this link
on the mp3Car store and follow the instructions to place your order.
Active mp3Car community members who represent a company on the Forums, deserve to be recognized for the contributions they make to the forums and be able to provide valuable information on products to forum members. Company Member Benefits page
The following guidelines must be followed completely, otherwise you may loose the ability in the future to represent your company on the mp3Car forums.
1. Please do not place the company’s web address in either your signature, as a hyperlink, or in a post. This is considered advertising and will be subject to penalty. If the mp3Car Store sells your products however, you may note this in your signature and have a hyperlink to the product(s) on the mp3Car Store.
2. If you have a reasonable cause for placing a link to your company, first ask for approval from mp3Car. Certain companies have been given permission to place a link to their company website, based on their contributions to the community.
3. Please do not use multiple user names for one individual at a company nor use one username for multiple people. This is an online community of people, should you choose to take part on behalf of a company, please do so as a person that is a member of this community.
4. Please be respectful on the forums; should a disagreement arise with another member that may be a competitor, or you find another member is purposely flaming your company, report the post and the moderators will take action, if any is needed.
5. Approved Commercial sellers may post a link, but they must do the following if they are linking to their product/store:
A. Provide their primary link
B. Provide a link to the manufacturer.
C. Provide a link to the mp3car store. (Mp3car Sponsors this forum, you can also buy this product on their store here *link*)
If mp3car does not stock the product, there must be a link to the manufacturers page.
Example: FYI There is a new cable that Mitch released for the HD tuners. It is now USB so you dont have to deal with any USB to RS232 adapters. You can find the cable on my store here*link*, the manufacturer's site is here*link*, you can also buy this product here*link*
from mp3car who sponsors this forum.
mp3Car reserves the right to change these guidelines or make exceptions at any time.
5. Private messages
Private messages, or PMs, are, as the name implies, private communications between two forum members, similar to email. PMs are excellent for negotiating classified transactions or asking questions that, for whatever reason, you don't want visible to all forum members
Forum moderators cannot read your PMs.6. Personal information
Personal information such as addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and such should be kept off the forums. This is for members' protection and privacy. While the general forum membership would likely not use any such information maliciously, anyone with Internet access could easily read the content of these forums, take the information and do who-knows-what with it.
The mp3Car.com staff is not responsible for anything resulting from the information you post on the forums and will remove information upon request.7. Assisting other forum members
This hobby grows because members help other members. Please respect the new members, even when questions are obvious. Not everyone knows the things you do.
Also, remember that not everyone that offers assistance knows what they are doing, so it is possible to receive incorrect information. Again, the mp3Car.com staff is not responsible for anything that happens as a result of acting on information you receive on these forums.
Please use your better judgment when following information on these forums. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to ask for confirmation. Chances are, other members will be happy to provide it or to question the advice offered. After all, two heads are usually better than one.7. Post Moderation for New Members
In order to keep spam to a minimum on the forums, the first few posts of new members are approved by a moderator. Until the post is approved, it will remain in place, but will not be visible.