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Ducati Forum Rules & Information

Above all else Ducati Forum serves to provide a safe, secure and friendly environment for Ducati fans of all ages to share and discover their love for Ducati, through news, videos, content and discussion. A constructive, respectful and welcoming approach is required from all members at all times. in both forum posts and private conversations. The forum rules are a general guide about what we do and do not expect from members, it is not an exhaustive list and moderators will sometimes make decisions independent of the rules. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rules please Contact Us. Thank you!



  • Be Nice and Polite

    Every member deserves to be treated with respect. Positive and polite posts create a friendly and welcoming environment that all members will feel comfortable in.

  • Think Before Posting

    Sensible, well thought-out and legible posts help other members understand what is being explained.

  • Post in Relevant Section(s)

    Posting in the most relevant section will ensure threads are seen by members most interested in the subject. Threads posted in the wrong section will generally be moved by moderators.

  • Remain on Topic

    Threads should remain on the topic that they are discussing, they should not be discussing other topics. A new thread should be made for a new discussion.

  • Report Content

    Reported content is sent to staff members for review. If a post needs staff attention because it breaks the rules, needs to be modified or moved the report system is the correct way to alert the staff.

Do Not

  • Post Inappropriate Content

    Do not post images that contain nudity, pornography or depict violence or violent acts. Examples include, but are not limited to, pornographic images, videos or games, pornographic cartoons and nudity. Do not post close up of breasts, buttocks or crotches, see through clothing or lingerie or strategically covered nudity. Do not post images that: Contain nudity. Is sexually gratifying, sexually suggestive and/or intended to cause sexual arousal. Discusses sexual fetishes. Is about sexual entertainment. Promotes sexual merchandise. Facilitates affairs and/or sexual encounters. Provides advice regarding sexual performance. Promotes sexual enhancement medications or supplements. Promote the use of guns, rifles etc or other objectsor gadgets that can be used in the glorification of violence.

  • Flame or Provoke

    Do not insult or flame other members of the forum. Similarly, do not post with the intention of provoking a reaction from fellow members. This includes encouraging flame wars. Instigation is not tolerated.

  • Spam

    A spam post is a post that provides no value to the discussion, or a thread that creates nuisance for others. Threads are considered spam when they are duplicates, or devoid of valuable content. The Lounge section has a more relaxed spam policy and will be considered a friendly place for banter and chat.

  • Bump Threads

    Posting in a thread only to bring it back to the front page of the forum is not allowed, a thread should only be on the front page of a forum if there is active discussion taking place. The only exceptions to this rule are a small number of help sections, if the section permits bumping this will be noted in the section rules.

  • Advertise

    To post in the ‘classified ads’ section (sales or wanted) you must be a Forum Subscriber. The cost is £5 for 12 months. Please include a guide sales price in any sales advertisement. When listing a private advertisement or posting on the forums or personal profiles please do not post your personal email address or personal telephone numbers. Please conduct sales/purchases via the Private Messaging service. (It should be noted that new members cannot PM until 30 posts have been made to establish a profile). Do not use Ducati Forum to generate traffic or attention for your endeavor. Links to personal websites and projects are permitted on profiles and in signatures. Commercial activities are not permitted on Ducati Forum. The only exceptions to this rule are agreed Forum Traders. If you wish to advertise please Contact Us.

  • Behave in a Malicious Manner

    Do not behave in a manner that can cause distress, harm or inconvenience to other members, staff or the forum itself. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination, bullying, offensive material, using multiple forum accounts, breaching others privacy and accessing others accounts without permission. Accounts will be terminated in cases of malicious behaviour.

  • Engage in Illegal Activity

    Ducati Forum is located in the United Kingdom, United Kingdom law must be followed at all times. This includes Copyright law and Computer Misuse law (Malware, Virus etc.).

Warnings and Bans

When a member breaks the rules a moderator may issue a warning, warnings can either be formal or informal. A formal warning adds points to a members account, an informal warning does not add points and serves only to provide notice about a specific rule or guideline.


Warning Points are used to trigger automatic bans, the point levels at which bans trigger are as follows: 2 points is a 3 day ban from posting. 3 points is a 5 day ban from posting. 4 points is a 7 day ban from posting. 5 points is a 14 day ban from posting. 6 and 7 are a 30 day ban, 8 and 9 points are a 3 month ban. 10 points is a permanent ban. Points expire 30 days after they have been issued, except Adult Content and Trolling points expire 180 days after they have been issued.


Any questions or concerns regarding the rules should be directed to the forum staff via the Contact Us page.

May 5, 2015
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