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  1. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 29, 2011

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    Why did you start Omegaforums.net?

    A: Omegaforums.net was started because while many brands have one or several forums, for some reason Omega has never had its own. As owners of Omega watches, we've been part of hanger-on sub-forums and sub-communities, but ultimately we felt like guests in better cases, and "the enemy" in others.

    Who are the administrators of the forum?

    A: Those would be Trev (Designer) and Dsio (Systems Engineer), feel free to look us up in the introductions thread.

    Who are the moderators of the forum?

    A: Those would be , MSNWatch (MD), LouS (MD), cicindela (Retired Law Enforcement), kyle L (Student) and, SpikiSpikester (Law), gatorcpa (accounting), Bil Sohne (Entrepreneur), DLT222 (Entrepeneur)

    What kind of servers are you running on?

    A: Omegaforums.net is running on very fast, rapidly scalable hardware, with a completely custom operating environment. There's multiple professional systems engineers available 24/7, and we have access to rather significant server resources as a by-product of our work. We are happy with continuing to support this forum, and the community that we can help build around it.

    Do you need any help financially to run the forums?

    A: We appreciate the offers, but do not require any assistance.

    Is it OK to mention prices?

    A: Yes, we feel that the forum should have the same level of freedom as a discussion about watches in a coffee shop. As a result, prices and valuations are fine to mention. Please keep in mind that unless they are MSRP (Manufacturer stated retail price), you're dealing with a guess or estimate.

    Can I post images directly to the forum?

    A: Definitely. It's the most reliable (and fastest) method of displaying your images to members. Disk space is cheap and plentiful, but we do request that you try to keep your images on topic (mostly) and non pornographic (always).

    Is swearing tolerated?

    A: Interesting question. We do not permit blatant and continuous swearing for the sake of it, mainly because it makes the user appear to be an idiot, and causes visual pollution to other users. That said, occasional swearing, within reason, and only where appropriate is tolerated, and a filter is not in use. We relate this back to the coffee shop scenario: if you sound like a sailor on shore-leave, you would be asked to stop. Occasional use is unlikely to be noticed. If its bad enough that we notice it, we'll let you know to tone it down.

    Are firearms and/or weapons topics permitted?

    A: Yes, in the sense that they can be appreciated for their mechanical, aesthetic, and craftsmanship qualities. Gunsmithing is also an acceptable topic. Gun politics, whether for or against is not permitted (this covers concealed carrying, laws/legislation, and anything of that nature which creates arguments and causes members to dig in on different sides). If you think that a post related to this political issue will cause someone to begin an argument, stop. We will go to any lengths possible to defuse issues like this in a mutually respectful manner, but we would rather not have to.

    Are negative statements about Omega watches permitted?

    A: Yes, we believe in transparency and honesty. No brand or product is ever perfect, however we do not welcome immature negativity for the sake of it, or negative remarks about Omega SA as a brand.

    Is discussion of fake / replica watches or clocks permitted?

    A: Absolutely not, in the strongest terms. Fake watches or clocks have no place here, and neither do people who wear fake watches, sell fake watches, or pass off fake watches and in most case fake parts of watches. While some topics may cause anger from one or more parties, this one will earn you the wrath of everyone on the board that owns a real Omega or other high end watch. The only exception to this is in pointing out a fake as a warning to other members, or assisting members in avoiding fake watches.

    Are there any storage limitations for private conversations and uploaded images?

    A: None whatsoever. Data storage is (relatively) cheap and we have plenty of it. You can upload an unlimited number of photos and store as many private conversations as you like. Additionally, multiple geo-graphically separated, encrypted backups of the data are also maintained.
     
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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 7, 2011

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    This brings up one question - can we talk about using a gun on the owner of a fake Omega? :D

    Just kidding! (it would be more fun to pummel them with your bare hands anyway)
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Aug 7, 2011

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    You could pummel them with their own fake Omega.. but I fear the the thing would disintergrate into a thousand cheap pieces ! :D
     
  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 7, 2011

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    Yeap, using a gun on a genuine Omega owner is a no, shooting a fake peddler would come under benefitting humanity.
     
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  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 7, 2011

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  6. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 7, 2011

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    We just had some idiot from a Chinese replica site sign up this morning, his ass was banned as he was still typing. Soon enough, especially given how popular Omega is in China (especially the current design Constellation) the Chinese are going to get sick of these jokers too.
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Aug 8, 2011

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    I cant beleive the nerve of some of these guys !:mad:
     
  8. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 8, 2011

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    Nice shootin' Tex!
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 18, 2011

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    We've updated our Spam protection software, may have noticed number of members went down by about 3, as it detected one guy posing as a legitimate member while linking to a replica site in his profile, another user trying to message members on the sly, and a third one. These should now be taken care of automatically 95% of the time before they are even able to make a single post. Making "Nice watch" posts doesn't change the zero tolerance on flogging fake loot.
     
  10. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Aug 19, 2011

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    The initial forum registration process now does extensive checks against 3 databases of known-spammers. It should significantly reduce how many make it through.
     
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  11. speedycosmograph

    speedycosmograph Speedmasterus Pontificatus Jul 31, 2012

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    I thought Aussies loved Spam...or is that Brits? Same thing.
     
  12. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 31, 2012

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    Hawaiians. Even McDonald's has it.
     
  13. tyscottb

    tyscottb Jul 29, 2013

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    How do I edit the title of a post?
     
  14. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jul 29, 2013

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    Members can edit their posts, but not the thread titles (it's strictly a strange limitation of the software platform we've built things on).
    It's definitely on our rather lengthy to-do list.

    In the mean time, feel free to message me or another mod and we'll get it sorted out for you. :)
     
  15. tyscottb

    tyscottb Jul 29, 2013

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    It sold. How do I mark it as sold? For the life of me, I cannot figure it out.
     
  16. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jul 29, 2013

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    I've changed it for you.
     
  17. tyscottb

    tyscottb Jul 29, 2013

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    thanks.
     
  18. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Jul 30, 2013

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    I just wanted to thank you guys for doing a bang-up job.

    if I could offer a suggestion, I'd offer just one: Please don't allow this forum to become like that douchebag* Rolexforums forum.

    *i read the q and a re: swearing, but douchebag really is the best word :)
     
  19. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Dec 9, 2013

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    Hi Guys, great job on the best community going !
    Question, recently when I click on the "Reply, quoting this message" arrow, it sends me to a new message window as always, but when I post the response, it doesn't show the quote.
    I haven't changed any settings that I am aware of.
    Any thoughts?
     
  20. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Dec 9, 2013

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    You're welcome. :)

    Have you upgraded your browser recently or changed anything else? I know there was a couple of strange issues with IE11 that we're working to resolve.