TY Forums FAQ

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Posting Rules

General:Totallyamaha cannot fix your snowmobile warranty issues. You have to take your problems to the dealers. Please use the site to gather any info you may need. We recommend that you go see your dealer about warranty problems or any problems you think are warranty issue. We will not remove your complaint if you do choose to post but please put them in the correct area, suspension, electrical or what have you. This site is an open site with some very minor rules; please respect our decisions and your fellow Yamaha owners.

Yamaha does not own this site or any other site that is associated directly to Totallyamaha. Granted we do get occasional support from Yamaha as well as many other advertisers and get requests to do specific things but everything in some respect has a price. We are no sell out and will continue to look at it from the consumer side.

Redundant Posts: Please try and search the forum before asking questions on specific topics such as skis to use, stud qty’s or patterns and so on. Please see FAQ Forum section prior to asking questions. This will help keep the site nice and clean. Also we expect if a question has been asked that you feel has been answered before please help the users search for that topic or send them in the right direction to find it. Remember you were new once also. Click the Search Function on the above menus.

Selling items: Please see the info posted in each section of the classifieds for clarity of how they work. If you wish to sell for free then you need to post in the 7 Days Free Classifieds area. If you wish your ad to stay longer, you must be a VIP or Ad member. Please use the classified section for all sales and wanted items. Please start prefacing your “For Sale” posts with "FS" and your “Wanted” items with “WB” or "WTB". We highly recommend this to make it easier for others to read through the posts faster. If you do not start prefacing you classified posts, they may be removed.

VIP member in the classifieds. You will NOT need to be a VIP to buy, or respond to a post in the classifieds. As a VIP you will only be allowed to part out 1 personal sled before we will consider you a paying classifieds advertiser. You can sell numerous misc parts that have piled up over the years but you will need to make that clear when posting to help us out. With the increase in new users only registering to make sales and the problem with scams we hope this will help all parties. Once again I can’t express enough how important it is to use some kind of protected service such as PayPal to help your transaction.

7 Day Classifieds:This will allow Non VIP and VIP users to sell small items or an entire sled on Totallyamaha with limitations. No sled part outs will be allowed in the free area. Only VIPs can part out sleds with a limit of one sled per year. The ads will only run for 7 days, it will auto prune at the 8th day. There will be ad posting only with no ability to reply. All interaction with the ad will need to be done through email or pms just like Craig’s Listings. This area is post at your own risk, there will be NO assistance if you have a bad transaction so please use paypal or some means to protect yourself. After 7 days you will have to repost the ad. If you repost the ad before the other ad expires or post the ad over and over trying to cheat the system your ad will be removed indefinitely. If you want to post in the standard classifieds and have your ad stay up all year then you will need to become a VIP.

Ebay Links are permitted in the classified section by the original poster of the thread.

Standard VIP membership is only $15 per year and it’s a small cost to give back to Totallyamaha for allowing you to sell your parts.

http://www.totallyamaha.com/Totallyamaha/Store/vip.htm

If you are a dealer and wish to sell on Totallyamaha you will need to contact webmaster@totallyamaha.com unless you are a paying advertiser.



All users that use this site must have their profile location filled in or we may pull the post at our discretion.

NEW Selling, Posting RULE: business, dealer, company If any Company tries to sell on the site, they will be warned and be removed for 1 day, if they try to sell again behind the radar after being warned they will be removed.

Off Topic: Please use Lounge for all 'Off-Topic' type posts relating to things other than Yamaha Related Info. If you choose to post in other sections of the site, be prepared to have them moved or removed. So please put topics in their proper areas, again this will make it easier to navigate through the forum.

Profanity, Sexual Harassing Content, Religion or Politics of any kind will not be tolerated in the public forums and will result in suspension of your account. These topics promote to many issues that will usually escalate into some kind of unnecessary battle or complaint. This is a Yamaha site and those of you that feel you need to post these things can look elsewhere. See Infractions if you choose to cross this line.

Flaming, Bashing Users or Thread Hijacking:Flaming,Bashing or being disrespectful to others, dealers, vendors etc.. will not be tolerated and will result in suspension of your account. Thread Hijacking is a very common occurrence and this turns some if the very informative threads into a real mess. Please start you own post and leave those topics move in the direction that they where intended. See Infractions if you choose to cross this line.

Advertisements:If you are a paying advertiser on Totallyamaha then you have the right to mention sales or sell your product on the site. If you are a non-paying advertiser, after market shop, dealer etc and you start posting sales you will lose your account and posts will be deleted without notice. Any discussion of aftermarket companies or parts is encouraged for the good of the user on Totallyamaha Forum as long as sales are not the main focus of that post. Any Paying Advertiser Product Name comparison without notification to that advertiser or Totallyamaha will be removed without notice. Example: “One Paying Advertisers Kits is better than Another’s” Group buys or pushing products for your benefit will not be tolerated without permission. Please have the respect for the Advertisers that do pay to run Ads on Totallyamaha and not post your sales. If you wish to pursue banner type advertising email the webmaster@totallyamaha.com.

After Market Business’s: Please see advertising. Remember we don’t want business’s to be misleading about products or information that may sway users in the wrong direction.

Links to other Yamaha sites: Linking to other sites relating to Yamaha is welcome and encouraged on Totallyamaha.com in our links pages. If you wish to be added please email webmaster@totallyamaha.com. See our links page at http://www.totallyamaha.com/Totallyamaha/links.htm

Links to non-Yamaha sites: We welcome links to other types of sites as well, however we do NOT welcome links to pornographic or otherwise adult related content in the public sections. Any posting of porn related issues will result in immediate suspension of your account. Be an adult and respect others. Any site posting links with in the forum trying to gain traffic from Totallyamaha will be removed and account suspended.

Valid Email Address in profile: You MUST have a valid email address in your profile. This is for two reasons. One so it holds someone responsible for your posts and two so TY don't get bounced emails from the server for posts that you have made.

Avatars: Please add your AV’s in good taste as others frequent Totallyamaha that may not appreciate some of the AV content that has been permitted to date(ie. Profanity, Sexual Harassing Content, Religion or Politics ). Lets help our young Yamaha owners get focused in the right direction in life as well as have some respect for some of the young ladies, Moms, etc… that frequent the site. If you have any questions or concerns about your AV’s, please send them to the moderators and we will gladly help you make the right decision.

Signature Images: Please keep any image in your signature to 550x150 pixels MAX.

Back Seat Moderators: Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator Team. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who consistently "act" as moderators may be warned"

Posting with a certain degree of respect towards other members is mandatory on Totallyamaha Hotly debated topics are sometimes the most fun, but if you resort to name calling or bashing you can expect a temporary suspension (or in rare cases permanent suspension) of your account. We are expecting a very busy season, and it needs to be understood that the focus of this particular site is the enjoyable exchange of information. If your focus is to have your opinion be 'the opinion' then you may have a rough time of it. We all have the right to respectfully disagree with one another.

Bashing of advertisers will not be tolerated Without proper funding, Totallyamaha would not exist and would not be available to you. Objective positive or negative discussions are encouraged. However if you do have a problem with a vendor, bring it up with them privately first so they are not blindsided by the unexpected.

Infractions: Abusive posts will not be tolerated keep all discussions and differences of opinion good-natured and on a positive note.

1st offense for swearing, berating, thread Hijacking and minor infractions Warning from Mod or 1day ban.

Second offense of above as well as major infractions (Sexual Harassment, or breaking major written rules above)

1 week Ban

If infractions continue, indefinite banning of a users name and IP or until further notice.

Thanks,

Tom aka MrSled, Webmaster and Admin

Do I have to register on the all forums to post??

Yes!!! Each of these are actually different sites with separate databases all under the Totallyamaha ownership. (ATV Forums-Grizzltyinfo.com, TY Forums -Totallyamaha.net and TY4Stroke - ty4stroke.com)

Why cant I post on ATV Forum or TY4Stroke Forum??

Most likely you are not registered on them. You will have to register on all sites to post!! Each of these are actually different sites with separate databases all under the Totallyamaha ownership. (ATV Forums-Grizzltyinfo.com, TY Forums -Totallyamaha.net and TY4Stroke - ty4stroke.com)

What is Reputation Levels??


It is for the Buyer/Seller experience in the classifieds area. It consists of the following ratings:



Never Buy or sell with this User: –10 rating or more

Not Very Good to Deal with: –6 rating

Bad Buyer Experience: –3 rating

Standard Buyer/Seller: 0 rating

Very Good Buyer/Seller: 3 rating

Very good to Buy/Sell with: 6 rating

A++ Buyer/Seller: 10 rating

A+++ one of the best to Buy/Sell with:20 rating

A++++ The Best Buyer/Seller on the site: 50 rating



These are the Buyer/Seller ratings based on the number of bad or good ratings from users. You will see a small box under your name for your ratings. As you get ratings it will change color and add more boxes. All new users will have the reputation turned on. All existing users will have to go into the control panel and turn on there reputation under Edit Options. If this turns out to be a battle on ratings, this system will be removed.

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