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1.) Please read the forum rules. {ARTICLE III (Article III - Rules) Section 1}: https://www.rdforum.org/global-announcements/3-forum-rules.html
2.) For details on the color coding system, see: https://www.rdforum.org/announcements-rules-regulations/2733-permissions-color-coding-system.html

Information on this forum is safeguarded from prying eyes to the best of our realistic abilities. Currently, there are four levels of promotions that are subject to the Automated promotion system. All advancements are over seen and activated by the Automated Advancement system that takes and is based on a combination of Activity, Useful/helpful posts, post count, and "Thanks" received/given.:

General: Introduced automatically after your first post (in the Introductions forum).

- Grants read/write access to:
-- All Public areas
-- All General areas

- Grants write access (you may post here, but you may not see OTHER people's threads) to:
-- All Beginner areas
-- The Real World Countermeasure Videos and Real World Experiences sections

- Enables Features:
-- Enables chatbox access
Beginner: Introduced automatically by the Automated system at some point after 50 posts if you have contributed useful/helpful posts/threads, & "Thanks" have been received/given. Time and activity are also factors taken into account by the automated promotion system before a promotion.

- Inherits all lower level abilities

- Grants read/write access to:
-- All Beginner areas

- Grants write access (you may post here, but you may not see OTHER people's threads) to:
-- All Intermediate areas

- Enables Features:
-- Enables you to set a custom forum title
Intermediate: Candidate selected by the Automated system. Advancement of candidates for votes are based on a combination of: Time on forum, useful/helpful posts, post count, and "Thanks" received/given. Then after a majority vote by the Admins, Super Moderators, Moderators and SD Intermediate may be granted. You will be sent a questionnaire which must be replied to to confirm interest in advancing.

- Inherits all lower level abilities

- Grants read/write access to:
-- All Intermediate areas

- Grants write access (you may post here, but you may not see OTHER people's threads) to:
-- All Advanced areas

- Enables Features:
-- You may create/edit articles on the Wiki (the Knowledge tab)
-- You may add/edit entries in the RDFGS
-- You may create a social group
Advanced: Candidate selected by the Automated system, after a majority vote by the Admins, Super Moderators, Moderators and SD. Advancement of candidates for votes are based on a combination of: Activity Useful/helpful posts, post count, and "Thanks" received/given.

- Inherits all lower level abilities

- Grants read/write access to:
-- All Advanced areas
Post count is not a predicate for being promoted to Intermediate or Advanced access. If you have any questions about the system, post here and they will be addressed.

Last Updated June 1, 2017:

  • Revamped this post to account for changes that have happened over time.
  • Updated with calrification of Automated pramotion system.
  • Added Advancement levels privacy and security rules below.

Nothing in Intermediate or Advanced should be shared outside of Intermediate or Advanced. This includes social and private groups.


But to be a little more specific here are some examples (though there are many more):

DO NOT Share anything within Intermediate or Advanced on other forms of communication outside RDF.
DO NOT Share anything within Intermediate or Advanced to anyone outside Intermediate or Advanced.
DO NOT Share outside of Intermediate or Advanced testing results, data or videos.
DO NOT Share private members only discounts publicly or outside of the respective private group.
DO NOT Publicly post information that would train LEO's how to defeat our CM's or recognize when they are being defeated.
DO NOT Share anything within there respective sections out side of them. If in doubt ask a Mod or SD.
DO NOT ............................

Leaking sensitive Intermediate and Advanced info/topics outside of Advanced sections will be cause for a possible immediate demotion and grand jury decision to ban for minimum of one month or longer. All details of ban and demotion are decided by the Grand jury.
 

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oh man i want the chat box haha. i like the system you have going here for different levels of access
 

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I like the fact that it's not an automatic upgrade and up the the mods and admins.
 

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I'm glad we posted this for all to see. :tviv:
 

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LOL, oh well it will just make the others jealous.
 

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* Added "Beginner" access level.
 

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Thanks for the breakdown. I was wondering why I couldn't see the videos yet
 

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Thanks for the breakdown. I was wondering why I couldn't see the videos yet
Keep contributing, helping the forum, posting good useful posts, and don't forget the "Thanks" option (bottom left of posts) for good helpful posts you see, and you as well as others will advance soon enough.
 

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*jealous* hahaha
 

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* After looking over the suggestion box, and discussing with the RDF leadership, we have decided to grant access to the "Classifieds" section to those in the "Beginner" and up usergroups.
 

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I like this policy of openness with your forum users. A clearly explained user structure and how additional access privileges can be/or have been attained. I appreciate the openness. thx man. I hope that attitude permeates the forum and keeps users here for the long haul.
 

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I like this policy of openness with your forum users. A clearly explained user structure and how additional access privileges can be/or have been attained. I appreciate the openness. thx man. I hope that attitude permeates the forum and keeps users here for the long haul.
Hoping for a higher level of access here soon so I can swap ideas back and forth with people
 

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Hoping for a higher level of access here soon so I can swap ideas back and forth with people
Give it time my friend. If we gave everyone who has four posts advanced access, there would be no purpose to having different levels of access.

Your welcome CJ.
 

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Bah, guess I'll be waiting to upload my videos from the weekend for a while.
I have something in the works that may solve this issue, will keep you posted.
 

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I understand the logic behind it but wow, the promotion program makes it difficult for a legitimate connoisseur of rd and cm to be a lurker. ha ha
 

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I understand the logic behind it
The purpose of different levels of access is to shield certain parts of our forum from unwanted persons such as law enforcement officers and lidar gun manufacturers.
 

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I understand the logic behind it but wow, the promotion program makes it difficult for a legitimate connoisseur of rd and cm to be a lurker. ha ha
I believe it's also intended to promote interaction and contribution in order to gain access to more valuable content. Just hang in there, post threads and comment on other threads and you'll be there in no time. :D
 

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