Posts

Please be respectful of the group and it's members. While a reasonable latitude in subject matter is expected, discussion containing significant off-topic, abusive, political or religious material will be removed at the moderator's discretion. New members: after you join the group, the first message you submit must be approved by the moderator. Once your first message is posted, additional submitted messages are usually posted directly to the group. Incomprehensible / test messages will not be approved.

Providing your phone number in your post is not recommended - here's why. Including your email in your post is unnecessary as members have the option of sending you a private message when they respond. When replying to an existing topic, please post directly to the topic's thread. Replies posted outside of a thread make the topic more difficult to follow. For a Quick Start Guide and advice on using the forum, visit the Group Members Help Wiki.


Attachments and Embedded Content

Adding or attaching photos and images to your post is permitted but forum storage space is limited, so we ask that you keep upload file sizes to a minimum. JPG images are preferred; please do not upload Zip files or PNG / high resolution photos! PNG images can cause problems for Windows 10 Mail app users. If you are sending photos from a phone, use your camera's lowest resolution setting. Note that oversized attachments will be auto-resized to 1024 x 1024 pixels max. Oversized images added directly to a post will be resized to 640 x 640 px max. Images added to member signatures needlessly consume allocated space and are subject to moderator deletion.


Most pictures uploaded from a PC or tablet can be compressed beforehand to 200 Kb or less without noticeable quality loss. This can be done via an online image processor such as Compressnow or img2go, or by using free software like Irfanview or FastStone Image Viewer. If you need to post large or multiple pictures (more than 5), please upload them to an external server instead, such as ImgBB, imgur, or DropBox, and place a link back to them in your post. PDF files - particularly those over 3 MB in size - should be posted as an external link whenever possible, or you can upload your file to Docdroid or imgBB and include a link in your post. If you MUST add a large PDF directly to your message, please compress your file with Sejda or Online2pdf before posting.

 
For Sale and Wanted Posts

Although Antique Radios was formed primarily as a discussion group, occasional non-commercial For Sale and Wanted posts are welcome here as long as you don't abuse the privilege. Messages promoting items on Ebay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc., are not permitted. Please follow the rules outlined here or your post may be edited or removed by the moderator.

Your Subject line should include "For Sale:" or "FS:", "Free:" or "Giving Away", "Wanted:" or "WTB:". Include a short description of what you are offering or looking for. For Sale posts MUST include your general location (city or zip code) and all items listed MUST have asking prices. If you are parting out a radio or chassis, major parts must be priced. Attaching item photos is fine but we ask that you limit image sizes (see the Attachments and Embedded Content section above).

While not strictly against the rules, posting your phone number is not recommended and may be subject to moderator editing. As a courtesy to others, don't hijack an existing thread to post your sale items - just start a new topic. When an item changes hands, please edit your original post to show that it has been sold/given away.

Photos Section

Uploads to this section require moderator approval & assistance. The Photos section is intended for sharing vintage radio-related pictures of unique and/or lasting interest via a small group of photos as an appropriately named album. We ask that you be conservative with images you wish to upload to this area as forum storage space is limited. Contributors should follow the Photo resizing recommendations detailed in "Attachments and Embedded Content" above. Un-resized pictures supplied for upload to this section will be automatically reduced to 1024 x 1024 px maximum.

Please note that pictures of For Sale or Wanted items cannot be uploaded to the Photos section.


Files Section

This area is reserved for misc. document and reference files related to vintage radio and is not intended for individual photos. Uploads should be limited to a maximum size of 700 KB per file. If you are uploading multiple files, please create a new folder first. Large PDF files can be compressed with Sejda or Online2pdf before uploading, or you can upload them to a cloud service like DocDroid and post a PDF containing a link in the files section. Inappropriate or oversized files are subject to removal.


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Guidelines are subject to change. Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy the forum!

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