- Racism, hate speech, politics, religion and personal attacks are prohibited.
- Divisive topics such as abortion, the death penalty, guns, and helmet laws are prohibited.
- Airing of dealer or vendor grievances -- no matter how well intentioned -- is prohibited. Modern Vespa is not the place to resolve disputes with businesses or otherwise publicly identify a business whom you allege has done something wrong.
- Commercial postings and pornography are strictly prohibited.
Any of the above things will get your post unceremoniously removed, at a minimum. It might also earn you a rebuke from the moderators, a temporary timeout or an outright banning, depending on the nature of the offense, how long you've been here, and whether we think you make, on the whole, a positive contribution to the community. New users who offend in their first handful of posts get much less leeway than people who have been around contributing to the community for a long time.
We are striving to preserve a tone of friendly community here. Any user demonstrating the tendency to be disruptive -- even if they haven't committed any of the specific offenses listed above -- will be promptly removed.