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Any user, who is registered and approved by admin, is entitled to use the forums. The official language of the forums is English; other languages may be spoken in the national forums only.

The rules for the forum are:

  • No offensive, rude or discriminatory language
  • No insulting or harassment of other managers
  • No religious, political or otherwise inappropriate material
  • No discussions related to illegal distribution or use of copyrighted material
  • No advertisements (unless previously approved by the GPRO Crew)
  • No posting of referral links of any kind
  • Do not attempt to circumvent posting about, or linking to, blacklisted sites
  • No revealing detailed information about the game
  • Do not post private messages on the forums without prior consent of the sender
  • Do not post on behalf of other managers - all are free to make their own posts unless currently banned from a thread or the full forum, and if they are banned their posts are not permitted, even through another party
  • No blatant posting of off topic material in threads
  • Post threads in the appropriate forum
  • Keep the Newbie Forum as factually accurate as possible and always on topic
  • Individual forums (such as Newbie, Team Recruitment and Suggestion) have their own specific guidelines/rules which can be found at the top of the list when these forums are viewed so please familiarise yourself with these before posting in these forums
  • No double account accusations or discussion of actual or perceived double accounts, past or present (if you have suspicions of a double account, contact Mr Shadow directly)
  • Backseat modding is not allowed; do not reprimand fellow managers for their forum behaviour and if you feel a forum rule was broken, consult a mod
  • No forum spamming or pointless posts
  • Use good forum etiquette including, but not limited to, avoiding shouting (using all capitals) and avoiding consecutive posts when an edit is suitable
  • Always follow instructions given to you by any member of the Crew with regards to forum and mailbox behaviour
  • The moderator's decision is final (see Forum Moderators)

Overall, there are only really a few rules you need to remember:

  1. Is my post, helpful or relevant to the topic of the thread?
    If it isnt, then dont post it, as a wise man once said 'If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all'

  2. Will my post cause me to receive a PM from the Mods because it breaks one of the forum rules?
    If you think it will, then don't post, if you are not sure, then either don't post, or send a PM first (to either a Mod or an Admin - depending on the question).

  3. Before you create a new thread do a search, then search again, and then search one more time to be certain. Dont just look for your topic title, but for the keys words, like "Driver", or "Wear". The odds are that your question or suggestion has come up before and been answered already.


Did You Know?!

Every group in the game has its own group forum. The link to this can be found on your main office page, just under the link to your mailbox. Here you can chat to the other managers in your group about race results, qualifying and so on.


Frequently Asked Questions

What does "FOBY" mean?

FOBY is an acronym for "Find Out By Yourself".

You might at first think this is offensive (and GPRO crew members will frown on people who use it exclusively with no explanation), but basically GPRO is a game that requires a lot of your own data analysis. You will find answers to certain questions within the Rules, FAQs, Newbie Guide, and here - but anything else (e.g. Fuel consumption, Tyre wear, Which driver stats are most important, etc) will need to be investigated by analysing your own data to draw your own conclusions.

How do I search the Forums?

Access the forums using the button labelled "Forum" at the top of the page, then select the Search link (http://www.gpro.se/forum/Search.asp).

Here you will see options to perform a search of the forum, you can search by Author, or by specified word(s). NOTE: the default option is to search Topic Titles only, you can search the whole forum by selecting the Entire posts option.

I would like to use Italics, Bold and Underlined in the forums is the possible?

Yes some tags are available, tags are represented by square brackets.

e.g: [tag] sometext[/tag]

  • Italics - the tag is "i" [i][/i]
  • Bold - the tag is "b" [b][/b]
  • Underlined - the tag is "u" [u][/u]
  • Strikethrough - the tag is "s" [s][/s]
Can I quote another post in the forum?

Yes, simply select the text with the mouse that you wish to quote and hit Quote next to the post you are quoting from. The quoted text will appear in the Reply to this topic text box at the bottom of the thread, you will notice it is enclosed in a quote tag ([quote] text [/quote])

What are the Eyeballs at the bottom of the page in a forum thread?

If you click the Eyeballs the topic you are currently reading will be added to your watchlist (http://www.gpro.se/forum/WatchList.asp), the topic will then appear in the forum window on the main page.

How do i change my watchlist?

Goto http://www.gpro.se/forum/WatchList.asp where you can edit your watchlist, this link can be accessed by going to the main forum page.

What is the red symbol at the bottom of the page in a forum thread?

If you click the symbol you are choosing to ignore the current thread, it will not show in your main office page forum window.

People are using abbreviations that I don't understand. What do they mean?

Here's a list of commonly used abbreviations: CCP - Car Character Points, CT - Clear Track Risk, DF - Defending Risk, DM - Driver mistake, FL - Fastest Lap, FT - Favourite Track, MF - Malfunctioning Risk, OA - Overall (of Driver or Technical Director), OBP - One Big Push (a strategy where a manager only pushes hard in one race of the season), OBR - One Big Race, OP - Opening post (the first post of a thread) or opening poster (the person who opened the thread), OT - Overtaking Risk, S&F - Staff and Facilities, SG - Starting Grid, TCD - Tyre Compound Difference, TI - Technical Insight, TD - Technical Director, WS - Wing Split