These terms of service are related to the use of our Warm-Up Dyno website.
Warm-Up Dyno reserves the right to change these terms and conditions unilaterally at any time. By also communicating through the pages of the site to users.
Warm-Up Dyno, may contain forum areas, chat areas, discussion groups, online communities or other forms of communication that can be used to contact a large group of people, in particular by signing up and using Warm-Up Dyno you are committed to enter material that is consistent and correlated with the purpose of the site.
Through the tools made available it is forbidden:
- defame and offend other users;
- publish with posts or images with obscene content;
- entering contents, image, software or other material that does not hold intellectual property (or rights for publication) it is obliged to verify that you have the rights that are entered through your responsibility;
- enter files that contain viruses or are corrupted or can damage other users' systems;
- enter advertising content or refer to specific commercial products;
- download content from the site and entered by other users without requesting permission;
- falsify or delete contents of other users;
- implement behaviors that limit the use of content or part of the site to other users;
- use the site to gather information about other users;
- violate laws or regulations of the Italian state or international laws and regulations.
Users are obliged to read it and accept terms before registering, log in to sites or do any kind of online activity.
Warm-Up Dyno does not assume any obligation to monitor the activities of users, however it retains the right to remove without providing any justification and at its total discretion any content that violates the previous points and reserves the right to terminate each account to users without prior notice to justify it.
1. Do not use disrespectful language, nor vile terms.
It is an obvious rule, but on the Internet, where there is no direct contact, it becomes even more felt.
This does not mean that on the Net we can easily give "you" where, normally, the third person would be used. For Internet users, respect is a matter of substance, not of form.
2. Do not make flame.
The term (of anglo-telematic origin) means flame and to make flame corresponds to inflammation, to go into criticism by tones that are not suitable for a civil discussion. Even more so, is considered flame (in its worst kind) the use of insults.
In every telematic area the debate must be based on the maximum balance and full respect for the interlocutors. In this sense, the Internet experience could be an excellent example for everyday life in relationships.
3. Do not write everything in uppercase.
At one time, many self-taught typists loved to write everything in capital letters, perhaps to better highlight their thinking. Although the technology is quite different, the common keyboard has determined the passage of this practice from the actual typing to telematics.
In fact, however, the uppercase text in the second area is absolutely not recommended: on the Internet is equivalent to screaming and so is understood by users. Indeed, many "purists" love to write everything in small letters.
4. Use the "emoticons".
As in all forms of communication that do not involve a direct visual contact (or even a vocal one), one must be very careful not to use formulas and / or words with ambiguous meaning. In fact, if de visu can always verify the compatibility between the objective sense of the speech and the facial expressions or the mime of the interlocutor, with electronic correspondence (in all three views) this is not possible.
We must thank telematics if, today, there is an extra tool to clarify the meaning of written words (certainly not for formal correspondence, but on the Internet it is almost obligatory).
These are the so-called "emoticons", another neologism, the son of telematics and English, composed of emotional (emotional) words and icons (icons, in perfect computer language).
Avoiding difficult translations (which could not go beyond the literal), the emoticons are nothing more than simple sets of characters (two points, semicolons, dashes, brackets, etc.) which, in different combinations, draw stylized faces represented practically all the possible moods of the correspondent via the Internet.
Here are the three most common examples, certainly more clarifying (to read rotating them ideally 90 ° clockwise):
;) irony, wink (note the "wink" that in human mimics means just wink).
Although it can be considered a little snobbish whim, the emoticons are really fundamental. An example is enough:
sentence without emoticons - "I visited your site and I did not like it at all".
sentence with emoticons - "I visited your site and I did not like it at all;)".
Only in the second case will our interlocutor understand that this is a joke and that, in reality, the site has been appreciated.
This is why emoticons, far from being an expressive adolescent form, represent a cornerstone of telematic communication. Basically: a means to be understood better and correctly. In part, also a way to prevent the flame.
5. Respect the topic of the discussion.
Relevance is a must in mailing lists and NGs (newsgroups). The virtual bulletin board represented by these means is spontaneously divided into various sectors. A member submits a sub-topic (strictly indicated in the subject-subject of the message) and the interested ones participate in the discussion developing it from the first intervention.
Obvious reasons recommend not to go off topic (off-topic, from English off, and topic, topic) (5), not to put their mail in an area where the parties would not find it and where, however, could disturb those who talk about something else.
6. Do not intervene immediately in the discussion.
A valid rule for mailing lists as for NGs. No one, just entered a living room that hosts him for the first time, would immediately launch into discussions held between those who have been attending the living room for some time. The same rule applies to telematics. The user who, for example, decided to start following the discussion on it.diritto, should download, for some time, all the messages, understand the subject of the discussion and observe the behavior of those who are already in vivo. Only in this way will he be able to join the group by conforming to those unwritten rules that are proper to him. In jargon, such conduct is called lurking (from English to lurk, hiding, peeking) that, Italianized, becomes "lurkare".
Some groups and lists also include a "FAQ" section (acronym for Frequently Asked Questions) which, for example, will prevent the latest arrivals from raising an issue that has already been widely debated and resolved, which could be very annoying to the veterans.
7. Do not send unsolicited mail (practice called spamming) even more if advertising.
As nobody would like to find, every morning, his mailbox filled with useless mail, the Internet user (especially if old) does not like unjustified invasions of emails. It should, however, be borne in mind that the Internet is a working tool for many. Hence the opportunity to not unduly affect these activities.
The violations of this rule (unfortunately very frequent) are considered among the most serious.
8. Do not send attachments to your emails without prior consent (also tacit and generic) of the recipient.
The rule derives from the maximum attention that is reserved for resource saving: an image, an executable file or a text document occupy a certain space that if it were to be multiplied for all the emails circulating on the Net would compromise the stability of the telematic system. Precisely for this, among other things, many providers limit the flow available for the email service of the individual user (eg 1 Mb maximum for each email). However, if the sending was absolutely essential, it is always advisable to use a compressed format (eg: zip, jpeg for images).
In particular, the sending of attachments is not recommended in the mailing list as this means does not allow a "targeted" sending, but affects all members.
Different is the discourse of the so-called "binary" newsgroups that are based on attachments (programs, images, etc.).
But sending attachments is inadvisable even for a much more important reason. The file formats that support macros are potential vectors of "macro viruses". It is therefore a good rule not only to not send, but even to open attachments of this kind (6). The rule applies, a fortiori, to the executable attachments, traditional virus vehicles.
9. Do not send or forward chains of Saint Anthony.
Unfortunately, even e-mail suffers from this practice (chain letters) that already afflicts ordinary mail. It is good not to invent chains or promote them. They are not at all pleasing to the majority of users. The most dangerous, then, are those that promise quick and easy gains.
There is only one exception for which it might be worthwhile to contribute to the diffusion of the chain: the case with a beneficial social background (eg "moral" subscriptions to a given cause, help to people in difficulty, announcements of missing persons, etc.).
In these cases it is always advisable to check that the chain refers to facts or people that actually exist and, in any case, continue sending to correspondents sensitive to the topic.
10. Do not use accented characters, however not strictly ASCII.
On the Web it is necessary to be clearly understood and to do this it may be advisable to renounce certain special characters.
Sometimes it happens to receive messages that are partially incomprehensible and certainly not due to language issues. In particular, messages can be received whose endings are represented by one or more nonsense characters. It will be discovered that such substitution takes place precisely where there should be accented letters.
The fact is easily explained. Each linguistically homogeneous geographical area is assigned a given "set of characters" which includes a common nucleus (ASCII) and a typical extension of those languages. The one destined to Italy certainly includes the accented letters, but this does not happen for all the countries.
The character set can not be infinite in size. That's why the same understands, strictly, certain characters in use in that area. This particularity can be better understood by observing that keyboards exist for different languages (even for different countries). Apart from the basic characters and numbers, each keyboard presents its variants.
It must be said that the problem can also be encountered on certain mailing lists that, although they concern members who are certainly in possession of the same set of characters, are managed by servers located abroad that, for this reason, are not always able to manage characters that are not expected for the geographical area in which the list is used.
To obviate this limitation (which, for us, seems limited to accents only and not to other particular characters) we can resort to the apostrophe, as was once used on certain typewriters.
11. In electronic correspondence, use the "text only" mode.
Recent clients (eg: MS Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger 4.x and Qualcomm Eudora Pro 4.x) also support the HTML format, which is the one used for the "design" of Web pages. This has the advantage of being able to send an email with the imaginable graphic effects typical of the Web, but this feature is not exempt from contraindications.
In fact, compatibility with all e-mail software is not guaranteed. Users with clients that do not support this function (perhaps because not the latest version) will view messages that are almost completely incomprehensible.
In addition, an HTML email is certainly more cumbersome (in terms of file size) than a text-only one. In essence, the use of this format would entail the umpteenth waste of resources often unjustified.
There is, however, a remedy to the most felt need, namely to highlight, in some way, words or passages of the message. It is, in fact, customary to use the asterisks * or the underlined character _ (underscore). For example, you can highlight the words * right * and _Internet_ in the way just seen.
12. Be synthetic.
A final rule. The synthesis, in traditional correspondence, would also help to save paper, therefore trees. But the problem of the economy of resources is more felt in the Net. Writing a synthetic message is equivalent to occupying the minimum space required on the global connection channels and on individual servers. The telematic ideology is based on the full sharing of resources that, in fact, must be usable by all without abuse by a few.
Aspect related to the synthesis is that related to the so-called "quoting" and to the signature placed at the bottom of the messages (by some improperly called "electronic signature").
The "quoting" (from English to quote, to quote, while quotes means quotation marks) consists in the citation of the message to which one answers. This is to facilitate the understanding of the topic dealt with.
It is a valuable option available on practically all e-mail clients and is activated automatically by replying to the author ("reply" or "reply to the author" functions). The reply e-mail will contain, at least, the text to which the reply is marked, in fact, with quotation marks normally of this type >. The email will therefore be editable as usual.
The same feature is available for submissions. But it is always to avoid, for obvious reasons of privacy, the citation and forwarding of excerpts from third-party messages. To do this it will be necessary to guarantee the consent of the original author.
In general, a good rule is to limit the quoting to the minimum necessary, cutting the steps that are not replicated. It will enjoy the size of the message, but, certainly, also its readability.
The signature (which can be typed from time to time or entered via a pre-established template to be called with a single command) is a less widespread option. Certainly useful, it can lead to abuse. A signature of four or five lines is enough to enclose everything that is also needed for work reasons. Going further, you would risk annoying many users.