Please read the rules

To help keep the community alive and enjoyable we need some guidelines and rules. Please be sure to read them as they define what Locksport means to us and what topics are allowable.
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Please read the rules every so often as they may change without notice



0. Your First Post - your first post on the site should be in the new members section. Please do not post anywhere else until you introduce yourself - this is so that we can all get to know each other and welcome you properly into the community.

1. Destructive Entry - Posts that include any technique that is considered as a method of destructive entry are not permitted on any part of the forum. This forum is purely a non-destructive site dedicated to locksport.

2. Automotive Locks - Posts that include the picking, bypassing or any other methods of opening automotive locks are not permitted on any part of the forum .... because

3. Safes and Safe Locks - Posts that include the picking, bypass or manipulation of safe locks are not permitted on the open forum .... because

4. Bypass Techniques - Posts that include lock bypass techniques (including combination locks) are not permitted on the open forum .... because

5. Locks in Use - Posts that include the picking or bypass of locks in use are not permitted on open forum ..... because and because

6. Locks Owned by Others – Posts that include the picking of locks not in use that do not belong to you are not permitted on the open forum without permission from the owner of the lock.

7. Registration Agreement - All members are expected to abide by the Registration Agreement they agreed to when signing up to be a forum member.

8. Competitions - A member running the competition can make their own rules, but unless otherwise stated, a member needs to have at least 10 rep points to enter a competition.

9. External Links and sites - Members are allowed to post links to other sites, if they are relevant to the topic in question.
If a member wishes to post forum links to any other site a link back to this forum is necessary, and permission must be obtained from the forum Admin before hand.

You are not permitted to promote other sites or shops without prior permission from Admin, this includes videos, photos or posts.

10. Signatures - Links to other sites in signatures are not permitted without prior permission from the Admin.

11. Copyright - Links to copyrighted material or plagiarising of material outside the forum are not permitted.

12. Issue Resolution and Final Decision - If an issue or decision cannot be settled by PM discussion or mediation, then Admin members will make a final decision. Discussion of issues should be in private rather than in the open forum.

13. Downloaded Material - Members accept responsibility to scan any materials downloaded from the forum for malware. Admin can accept no responsibility for any damage in these cases.

14. Login - A member is allowed one login to this forum, any member with more than a single login will be warned and if that is ignored, they will be banned. If for some reason a second login is needed, please contact the Admin. No exceptions to this rule.

15. Login - Please remember you must be 18 or over to use this forum.

16. Selling - A member is only permitted to sell items on the forum, if they abide by the Selling Rules.

17. Private Messaging - Please do not send Private Messages to members with unsolicited or cold questions. Use the forum, that's what it's here for, plus it helps others with the same question.

18. Private Message Contents - While Private Messages allow members to communicate outside of the forum topics, please remember these communications are stored in the forums database, and they are accessible by administrators, if required by law or that illegal activities or infringement of the forum rules is strongly suspected.

19. Forum Chat - All members are welcome to participate in the Forum Chat. Access is given through requests here, once a member has introduced themselves. However, if a member is seen to participate in abuse, spam or disharmony, access will be immediately withdrawn.

20. Play Nice - Complaints of harassment, flaming or insulting behaviour towards a member, Mods or Admin members can result in a temporary or permanent ban. This also refers to members whose forum activities become persistently difficult to deal with and interferes with the harmony of the community or the duties of Mods or Admin. In short, play nice.

21. Hacking - Circumventing, attempting to circumvent, or facilitating circumvention of forum access levels or security measures can be grounds for an immediate ban without warning.



Please read the rules every so often as they may change without notice
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Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:07 am

Nice one Wiz........ Yes guys all is welcome from Newbies, and all welcome from Pros

Or sould I Say Wiz, Forum is for all you guys trying, and getting better, so well done

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Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:10 pm

Well now these are certainly rules one can live with.....
Lock picking is a lot like sex.... at first you just go in there and poke around a bit and hope for the best...after a while you are in there thinking you might actually know what you are doing....
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Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:19 am

sound very reasonable pickwizzard. and great forum mate.
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:goodpost: :beer: I'm in for the long haul now.
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Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:21 pm

common sense rules,i was all letterbox tools&bumping,now i can pick locks thanks to this site,cheers!
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Sun May 11, 2014 11:01 am

:c017: YES BOSS :72: im glad i red the rules agen to remmined my self befor giving tips on safes its onley whot i picked up from you tube eney way. I will keep seald on thows topiks thank you. :s_cool: im glad i joined hear i enjoy are sport more with you giys. ytb
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Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:01 pm

:c017:
Good rules. Thanks.
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Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:58 pm

rules is rules.....looking forward to learning something thanks
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Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:58 pm

good rules
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Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:02 pm

no 7 :hee20hee20hee:
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Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:44 pm

coily wrote: no 7 :hee20hee20hee:
I actually like that rule, that would have been handy in my IRC OP days...
WARNING!!! the above post may contain sarcasm.
No offense intended.
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Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:29 pm

yep, agreed. No 7 is essential in any forum to avoid arguments.

One thing that is not mentioned is a rule stating the equivalent of "play nice" ie respect each other, don't be abusive, don't mention the war etc etc. I kind of like that since it implies that that sort of carry on doesn't go on here hence no need to legislate for it.

One thing I would do is to take out all the please's.
as the ocularly antipodean beringei sayeth: "Fek yer, yer feckin' fecks oil spike yers with me feckin' shiv-picks so I will"
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Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:36 pm

meme wrote: yep, agreed. No 7 is essential in any forum to avoid arguments.

One thing that is not mentioned is a rule stating the equivalent of "play nice" ie respect each other, don't be abusive, don't mention the war etc etc. I kind of like that since it implies that that sort of carry on doesn't go on here hence no need to legislate for it.

One thing I would do is to take out all the please's.
No7 ta da!!
Spelt it wrong so not infringing copy rights!! :85:
Plus you didn't say please remove the please's!! :08:( not very polite was it?! :hee20hee20hee:)
Will always be read if a bit of manners is added,plus shows what people are running the gaff if it's used( just my opinion,know one has to agree). :88:
May the pick be with you
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Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:49 pm

you didn't say ....
Reminds of when we used to play Simple Simon as kids - no rule or instruction was valid unless preceeded by Simple Simon says :)
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Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:31 pm

I've tidied things up a bit and number 7 is now number 6 just to cause confusion.

Please, please, please re-familiarise yourself :hee20hee20hee:
Lockpicking is pure luck but the more I practice the luckier I get.
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Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:21 pm

markd wrote: I've tidied things up a bit and number 7 is now number 6 just to cause confusion.

Please, please, please re-familiarise yourself :hee20hee20hee:
Will do thanks thanks and thank you..... :)
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Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:31 am

Pretty easy set of rules to follow, just super curious why no automotive lock talk?????
This locks really starting to pick me off!!!!
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Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:19 am

Rob, please introduce yourself before questioning our long established rules.
Lockpicking is pure luck but the more I practice the luckier I get.
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:37 pm

I have a question, please understand this is literally for my own curiosity. I have zero interest in Auto lock stuff, but am curious as to why it's forbidden. I understand that bypassing is destructive, so that makes sense to me. I'm just curious about why automobile locks are forbidden subject matter. I'm asking for my own personal knowledge so that I understand the rules and reasons.

I'm new to the forums, forgive my ignorance if the answer is obvious but has eluded me.
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:40 pm

Just realized someone else asked the same question, and was said to have "questioned" the rules.

To be clear, i am not questioning them. I am purely and sincerely wanting to understand one of them, I'm compulsive and can't stand not knowing something. Lol

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Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:53 pm

No worries, Shearlock. It's a good question.

Subjects like auto and safe locksmithing are very specialized areas, as well as sensitive ones. They're also not usually subjects that guys new to locksport are going to get into because of the availability of locks to practice on, and the huge expense in tools.

Knowledge of auto locksmithing can also be very attractive to guys with a malicious intent, and to discuss this in an open public forum can lead to accusations. Of course, the same can be said about regular locks, and we watch that aspect by keeping guidelines such as not picking locks in use and not picking a lock that we have no permission to.

Another point to raise is that we are into this for sport, which is unlikely to involve auto locks.

Feel free to ask away, if you need. I'm sure Mark and others will add more.
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:00 pm

MrAnybody wrote:Another point to raise is that we are into this for sport, which is unlikely to involve auto locks.
That, sums it up for me.
I won't be spending my evening, outside in the rain and the dark, bending over my car....




...wait for it....





.....that's my wife's job.
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:00 pm

Ah, that's makes perfect sense. Thanks for enlightening me. I was honestly just curious!

I didn't know if it was due to malicious intents, or if there was some rivalry between lock pickers and auto pickers, lmfao

Now I know, and I couldn't agree more with the rules.

Thanks.
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:04 pm

Funny, I've never had to bend over my car. I think Uconf has methods that are NSFW at best. Lmao!
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