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We want to make the MSD (Maic Salazar Diagnostics) forums a positive environment for you to discuss all PCM and board repair related topics, and to give us your feedback on our repair videos.

To facilitate this, we ask that all members of the forums follow a set of guidelines known as the MSD (Maic Salazar Diagnostics) Forum Code of Conduct; or CoC for short.

Please remember that your fellow forum users should always be treated with respect, without exception. If you take anything away from reading the CoC, it should be this.

The best way for us to improve the experience for everyone on the forum is for us all to be able to reach mutual understanding. That doesn’t mean we’ll always agree, and it doesn’t mean we’ll always achieve a compromise, but it does mean that we have a better chance of understanding what everyone needs and why.

We won’t always agree with each other, and that’s okay!

Respecting your fellow forum users.
Discrimination and Slurs based on Race, Ethnicity, Sexuality, Gender or Gender Identity
We want the MSD forums to be a welcoming place for everyone, this means that discriminatory slurs both clear and masked in words or images are not appropriate, ever.

Members of our forum should feel safe to express their thoughts and opinions about any topic, and to do so without fear or intimidation. To this end, any threat of physical harm toward another forum user will not be tolerated.

Harassing or Defamatory Content
For the same reason, harassing, bullying or defamatory content will also not be tolerated. Throwing around insults or targeting individuals or groups with malice has a negative effect on everyone’s experience in the forums. Harassment takes many forms, if we believe that there is an intent to bully other forum users or make them feel uncomfortable in this environment, action will be taken.

Obscene / Vulgar or Inappropriate Language and/or Images
Some people are comfortable with all kinds of colorful language and images, others are not. We ask that our forum members remember to treat each other with courtesy and respect, and remember we do not all have the same expectations when it comes to what is acceptable. Remember that if you can’t make your point without using vulgar language, you probably don’t have a point at all.

Politics, Religion, and Sexual Content
Politics, religion and sex can be fascinating subjects to discuss and debate, and as such there are many places online where people engage with these topics. The MSD forum is not one of those places if you want to talk about these topics we recommend you find a more appropriate venue.

Spamming, Trolling, or Topic Bumping
These forums are an excellent tool for us to collect feedback and keep up with issues that are important to the community. Being intentionally disruptive, derailing threads, creating threads meant to act as ‘votes’ or petitions instead of discussion points and creating posts or threads intended to cause unrest in the forums are not behaviors conducive to this goal. This includes, but is not limited to, bumping threads (except for clan or legion recruitment) and posting memetic images or phrases that add nothing to the discussion.

Respecting the forum environment.

Community Managers & other MSD Staff
The most frequent staff members you will see posting on the forums are the community managers and moderators. We enforce the CoC and respond to threads and posts, whether it is to address an issue or simply having fun.

If you don’t see us responding, it isn’t because we are ignoring you. Sometimes we don’t have a good answer, or we are looking for an answer or we cannot comment on the issue at the time.

We also have other work we have to do that isn’t on the forums so if you don’t see us around, we are working on something else for you!

Impersonating an MSD Employee
Working for MSD is cool. Passing yourself off as an MSD employee is not. If you want to work for MSD, you can apply here.

Circumventing a Suspension / Ban
To maintain the environment of the forum, it’s absolutely necessary that the moderators can do their jobs effectively. To facilitate this, any discussion of disciplinary action or moderation is not allowed, and circumventing suspensions by posting on another account or having another user post on your behalf is also not allowed. This includes posting any chat logs or email correspondence between the member and an MSD manager, moderator, administrator, or any member of MSD staff.

In addition, abusing the report feature makes it more difficult for moderators to maintain the environment of the forums and as such will result in disciplinary action.

Creating Duplicate Threads
Forums can be a great platform for open discussions, and we want all the people interested in a topic to be able to engage with it in a meaningful way. One way to facilitate this is to use the search feature before creating a new thread. You can imagine what would happen to the forums if everyone created their own thread for every popular topic.

If all comments about a particular issue are in one place, it makes it much easier for us to collate and act on any feedback. Creating multiple threads on the same topic does not make it more likely that your post will be seen, it does make it more likely you will irritate and confuse your fellow forum users. If a user creates multiple threads with the intention of drawing attention away from other threads, disciplinary action will be taken.

This general rule also applies to abuse of formatting options, or any other manner of attempt to artificially draw attention to any post.

Be Smart

Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information
The MSD forum is a place for the discussion of ECM, PCM, Electronics board repairs. As such the release or distribution of any real-life information is not allowed, even your own.

The MSD forum is not to be used for advertising of any businesses, organizations, or websites.

Small print

The MSD forum is a private message forum administered by MSD. MSD reserves the right to edit or remove any message board post or other content at will without notice for any reason. Posting privileges are provided as a courtesy that can be rescinded at any time, at our sole discretion. By using the forums, you agree that MSD has a royalty-free, worldwide license to your posted text, graphics or other content for its business purposes.

You must be an active member to post on the MSD forum. If you are banned, you will not be able to post on the forum. You are responsible for adhering to the forum rules of conduct. If your forum posting privileges are suspended or banned, your case will be check to see if any further action is necessary. MSD reserves the right to suspend your access to this forum at any time for reasons that include, but are not limited to, your failure to abide by this Code of Conduct.

  • MSD and its Community Team reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis, and have full discretion when addressing any behavior that they determine is inappropriate. Any finalized decision may be based on the offending poster's full history. Should you wish to discuss any disciplinary measures against your account or report a violation, you can email:

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