Forum Sponsor - This is a company who has
sponsored a specific forum. They have the ability to have up to
three threads "stickied" at the top of the forum of which they
sponsor for the span of 14 days. A banner in place of the usual
forum header at the top of the forum denotes the company's presence
as that Forum's Sponsor. Forum Sponsors are acknowledged by a
"Forum Sponsor" user title.
Banner Advertiser - This is a company whose
banner(s) is in the main ad banner rotation on the discussion
forums and are displayed throughout the website on the "editorial
side" of the site at the bottom of articles, features and
resources. This type of advertiser is eligible to support Group
Buys and eligible to cross post to other forums beyond just the
classifieds forums. Banner Advertisers are acknowledged by a
"Banner Advertiser" user title.
Classified Advertiser - This is a company whose
banner(s) run in the lower left bottom section of the discussion
forums. This type of advertiser is eligible to support group buys
and post commercially in the classified forums only. Classified
Advertisers are acknowledged by a "Classified Advertiser" user
Commercial Posting Regulations:
- Forum Sponsors are allowed a total of 35 commercial posts at
one time, which includes no more than 10 in any given forum, and no
more than 3 stickies at a time in the forum they sponsor.
- Banner Advertisers are allowed a total of 35 commercial posts
at one time, where no more than 10 can be in any one forum.
- Classified Advertisers are allowed a total of 10 commercial
posts at one time.
- If an advertiser exceeds their allotted number of commercial
posts, please contact a member of the staff or administration to
have excess posts removed and/or archived. This is effective
starting July 1st, 2007.
For Non Advertisers:
- There is no spamming or commercial solicitation of any kind
allowed on our sites other than authorized individuals representing
a given level of advertiser. Any such messages violating these
terms will be removed at the discretion of the moderators and/or
- Selling of individual items or vehicle is permissible by a
private owner in our Classifieds forums, however selling multiple
items of the same product is considered a commercial post and will
be removed at the discretion of the moderators and/or staff.
- Personal classifieds belong in the classified forum and not
the main forum. If classifieds are posted in the main forums, they
will be removed at the discretion of the moderators and/or
- Commercial posts from distributors who carry a registered
advertisers product are not allowed. Distributors
still need to sign up as a registered advertiser if they wish to
commercially post on the forums.
Group Buy Regulations:
Due to the large number of Group Buy postings in certain forums,
abuse of Group Buys, by both dishonest individuals who collect
money and do not ship the product, and by certain companies who do
not support this web community in any way, we have implemented
these guidelines for Group Buys.
They are as follows:
1. Group Buys may only be conducted through current Forum
Sponsors, Banner Advertisers, and Classifieds Advertisers. Any
Group Buy that does not adhere to these criteria will be
2. Any user can organize a Group Buy, but every
group buy must be backed by one of these types of advertising
entities, and if a user is hosting the group buy, it must be in the
classifieds forums, not the main forums. The only people that can
host group buys in the main forums are Banner Advertisers and Forum
Sponsors, and the posts have to be made from their advertising
3. There will be no cross-posting (a.k.a. spamming) or
announcements of GB's from the Classifieds section to other general
forums. Only Forum Sponsors and Banner Advertisers can cross-post
to the general forums announcing a Group Buy. Directory Advertisers
may not cross post or post commercially in any forums but those
designated as classifieds forums, and specifically that forum in
which their product pertains to. Regular forum members can post a
link to a Group Buy in their signature file and may only mention
Group Buys in existing threads that are on that topic.
4. Every Group Buy must have a subject heading that adheres to a
set form. This must include, in this order, the label "GB", Product
Name, Application, Supporting Entity, and Additional Info (if so
Ex. GB - Lupo GTI Shift Knob, Golf & Jetta IV, 1552
Any Group Buy that does not make use of this subject form will
be deleted at the discretion of the moderators and/or staff.
By making all Group Buys supported by an advertiser, the
intention is to add some legitimacy to many Group Buys where
private individuals who have no reputation in jeopardy and there is
a potential for Group buys with them to more likely to result in a
bad experience. By routing it through established businesses or
those who've shown a monetary and reputability investment in our
community, this will hopefully lessen the chances for
Furthermore, by running Group Buys through registered
advertisers, you are helping to support companies that support the
site. These companies help make sure that our community exists well
into the future.
Advertising Rules and Regulations FAQ
Q: I'm interested in signing up for either a
Forum Sponsor, Banner Advertiser or Classified Advertiser status;
how do I do so?
A: To sign up for either of the other level
advertising positions, please go to /contact.aspx and select "Advertising" from the
drop down list.
Q: I want to organize a Group Buy, can I do
A: Yes, any member can initiate and organize a
Group Buy at no charge to them. However, every Group Buy must be
supported and handled through either a Forum Sponsor, Banner
Advertiser, or Classifieds Advertiser. Also, a group buy hosted by
a user through an advertiser, must remain in the classifieds
Q: What if the product I want to do a Group Buy
for is not sold by an eligible company ?
A: Our advertisers are broad enough and numerous
enough that they cover virtually all parts. If not, many are
willing to help out by distributing and processing the parts in
question. If the part you want is unique to a company that does not
advertise with us, you may want to suggest to that company that
they consider doing so.
Q: Why were these rules implemented?
A: These rules were implemented for your
protection as buyers and also to help support those companies that
choose to support our community. By having companies register with
us, the chance of our users getting scammed is much less as those
companies or entities doing this business then have something to
lose. The implementation of proper user titles makes moderating the
forums much easier. Forum Sponsors and Banner Advertisers may post
sales in all forums.
Q: What if, even with the new rules, I get
scammed in a Group Buy?
A: If a situation arises where there is a problem
regarding payment without delivery on product, any user should
contact an administrator immediately if they wish action to be
taken. Our staff will investigate, and if the situation warrants,
that entity will be removed from having Group Buy privileges. While
this does not assure money will be returned or the part will be
shipped, a key benefit is that it will assure that fellow users are
not scammed thanks to communication amongst our users. However, in
the end, Njection.com, LLC is not liable for any problems that
result out of participating in a Group Buy on this site. Let the