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Terms of Service/Forum Rules

Main Rules

The following rules apply to all members of The Galant Center. By posting here you are agreeing to abide by our policy. If you have not already read the rules please do so now. Ignorance to the rules is not considered an excuse to allow one to break them. If any of the below rules are broken the thread will be locked. The poster will receive 1 warning per infraction. Once you receive 5 warnings you will automatically be banned.

* No advertising for vendors unless registered with our site. This includes but is not limited to threads, posts, avatars, and signatures. For advertising information please contact an administrator.
* Before posting a question, please conduct a search for an answer.
* All threads containing content of nudity, gore, etc. must be tagged with NWS (meaning Not Work Safe) in beginning of the title. Absolutely NO hardcore pornography is allowed.
* The Galant Center is an English-speaking forum. The international forums are allowed to use some native language but entire threads may not be in a language other than English.
* Post subjects should give an honest description of the content inside. This information should either be included in the subject or description line. Furthermore, subjects and messages should not have any derogatory comments towards any race, gender, sexuality, ethnic background, or age.
* All issues with members should be taken up by email or through the use of our pm system. If you like, you may contact a moderator or staff member to mediate.
* Flaming will not be tolerated for any reason. Users who verbally assault other posters on a regular basis will be banned. Name-calling is not acceptable. Moderator's judgment applies here. "You are wrong" is not a personal attack; "You are an idiot" is.
* New Topics should be posted in the correct forum with an accurate description. Topics posted in the wrong forum will either be moved or deleted without moderator notification. If you continue to post messages in the wrong forum, you will be warned. If you cannot locate your thread it was deleted.
* Our tech forums are here to answer important technical questions pertaining to the Galant. The quality of the content is very important, thus questions lacking technical merit will either be deleted or moved.
* When replying to a thread in ANY of our tech forums, the poster should have at least one of the following: additional content pertaining to the subject, a related technical question. Replies with useless, unrelated comments or questions will be deleted.
* No cross posting allowed. Do not copy the text from your new thread to another thread in a different forum. You may copy the link to your first thread and post that in another forum if you feel that the topic is related. The goal is to prevent two discussions on the same topic at the same time.
* The Marketplace section of the forum is for contributing members of the site. In order to sell or buy anything in the Marketplace you must have at least 50 contributing posts and have been a member for 30 days. All "For Sale" threads must be posted in the Marketplace only, all other threads will be deleted.
* Using the PM system to solicit non-vendor sales or to circumvent any of the site rules or policies is strictly prohibited. Any member engaging in this activity will be banned.
* No posting of copyrighted or proprietary information without consent. This includes service manuals, software, music and last but not least vendor maps. Any use of log files to flame or discredit a vendor will result in deletion of the logs and/or the thread in it's entirety.
* Multiple screen names is strictly forbidden. Any member found to be posting under two screen names will be banned for a minimum of 7 days and the additional accounts will be removed. Any repeat offense of this rule will result in a permanent ban of the member.


General Rules
* Signature images cant be more than 468 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall.
* All pictures need to be work safe... use some common sense here... if you wouldn't show the picture to your kids or your mom it probably does not belong in your signature.
* No advertising or linking to other sites.
* You can have no more then 50 text characters in your signature. We do not need whole stories in your sig.
* Mod/Admin reserve the right to delete any signature without notice if these rules are not being followed.

For Sale Forum Rules

General Rules
* If you are not interested in or buying the product being sold then don't clutter the topic with other discussion (posts).
* No bashing vendors, shops, or other websites without just cause. If you don't like it and haven't talked to our staff about it, don't post.
* If you know a seller that is trying to rip people off. PM a TGC Mod or Admin with the username and link to thread.
* Lowballing is not allowed. This includes comments on price, where to get it cheaper or any inflammatory remarks.
* If you are going to buying any item(s) have payment ready. No calling dibs, first grabs, etc. If you can't pay, then don't say you'll buy it.
* After 45 days of inactivity your FS/WTB/WTT thread will be automatically deleted.

Selling/Trading Rules
* New members must have at least a minimum of 50 contributing posts. Not only must they have 50 contributing posts but you must be a member of TGC for 30 days or more.
* Sales of firearms is strictly prohibited.
* Do not bump your threads. It isn't fair to others who are selling items.
* Post shipping/local pickup information. State whether or not you will ship the item. If you are offering local pickup include your city and state.
* Post recent pictures of the product(s) that you are selling or want to sell. Your TGC Username and the date you post the items for sale must be on a piece of paper in the picture of the item(s). If you don't have a camera then buy or borrow one.
* If the product has damage of any kind your buyer must know or be aware of it. Provide pictures of the damaged areas.
* Provide as much detailed info about the product as you can. Whether it be product availability, price, shipping info, pictures, wear, how long was it on the car?
* After the sale has been completed please post that the Item has been sold in the Topic Title.
* Buyer and Seller must both be clear on the transaction process. This includes on behalf of the seller: Condition of product and method of shipping. On behalf of the buyer: Prompt payment, understanding and agreement of method of shipping and condition of product(s) being purchased.


The Galant Center was born from the old Mitsubishi Usenet newsgroup, - you can probably still find it using a newsreader like Outlook Express. Anyhow, three guys, Rich(BGR), Mohammed(Mochanges), and Arnulfo(TOC or TheOneCameleon), would share info on their new Mitsubishi Galants, which would later be referred to as the 8G, for 8th Generation. Up until this time, I knew of no other site dedicated strictly to the Galant. I believe there was a DSM site, and other Mitsubishi sites, but nothing like TGC. Mochanges was the first person that I knew of that cleared the front headlights, using some needlenose pliers and other tools. Me, I came up with the idea of taking apart the stock airbox and flipping upside down so that you could have an open air ram intake. (I later discovered that the 3G Eclipse Spyder strut tower bar fit our cars, too). Arnulfo did something crazy like removing his CAT and getting a different CAM gear to increase his HP in his I4.

The newsgroup seem very ineffective in regards to posting information for our cars, so I volunteered to start up a Yahoo club site - BigRich's 2K Galant Center. That site is still available, but is littered with spam. I launched that site on 12.08.99. This was the start of what would later become known as The Galant Center, which I felt should be a place for all generation Galants to come together - hence the moniker, Home of the Mitsubishi Galant. At that same time, a sister club, known as Club3G was building momentum on the Yahoo club website as well, and eventually branched out to become it's own internet website called Club3G was bringing in about 3 to 5 new members on their club site for every 1 new member on our Yahoo site. {{I was keeping track}}

One thing that I took pride in was that I would stay up for countless hours searching the Internet for anything pertaining to the Galant. Anything I could find, I would post up on the club site so that if someone "new" was to come along and have questions that probably already were asked, they only needed to look at one place for the answer, TGC. I came across several sites in Asia and eventually over time, I started seeing other Galants being posted on car sites (I forgot the name but it was similar to** it was called - now defunt **. I then actively "recruited" every Galant owner I came across on the internet and in person, by leaving a TGC card on their door or window. Many other pioneers made it to TGC on their own and shared their knowledge, like Reelax. He was the first person I know of that had JDM head and taillights on his US 8G - but the man cut his springs (I think he had H&R springs?)! He did all this prior to coming to TGC.

Through all of this, the ball was now rolling and picking up steam and we were getting too large for the Yahoo group. I took it upon myself to finance hosting the site on various webhosts until eventually it became too large for one person to handle. Thanks to many generous members and vendors, they donated funds to keep TGC afloat, but eventually, this was still not enough as we were eating up too much bandwidth. I eventually let Burthold host TGC on his server at home, until something unfortunate happened. TGC now resides in the hands of VegasMatt and Proto. There's a lot of other stuff to tell, but it's like 01:48 in the morning... I hate to drop a few names like I did above and not show respect to all the other pioneers on TGC, but I've been away too long from TGC to remember everyone's names (excluding the moderators - I know most of you guys - either met in person or talked on the phone).


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