NETIQUETTE

Please follow these rules when using the website:

  1. Read these rules and guidelines before posting for the first time.
  2. All posts are moderated to ensure a friendly and supportive environment. Any post considered to be offensive and/or inciting violence, hate or harassment will be deleted and the user banned.
  3. Act in a give and take manner; help others as often as or more than you ask for help.
  4. In order to be understood by most people, use correct spelling, grammar and avoid slang unless you know the word or phrase will be understood by other members.
  5. Watch your sense of humour, posts may be read by people from a variety of backgrounds and ages.
  6. Do not use all caps or SHOUT in your posts. One exclamation point is enough.
  7. Do not post any information that you want private. Posts should not contain personal, identifiable information or content embarrassing to others.
  8. Search the other posts to see if your topic is already covered and join the discussion if needed.
  9. When opening a new thread, give it a meaningful and descriptive title.
  10. Always stay on topic. If the discussion goes towards a direction which is far from the original topic, please consider to open a new thread.
  11. Do not post new questions or topics on someone else’s thread and interrupt a topic of discussion.
  12. Do not post empty or useless responses.Only post responses when they contribute to the discussion.
  13. Do not spam or double post.
  14. Ignore spammers, respond to them personally and not through the board, or report them.
  15. Any posts aimed at promoting products, services or businesses, will be deleted. In case of reiteration, the user could be temporarily or permanently banned.
  16. Do not post content that violates copyright.
  17. Do not use long signatures (these will be removed by moderators)

 

Also…

 

  • Do not submit a post that requires readers to download a large attachment. Either explain the attachment or, better yet, provide a link to the information.
  • Use plain text over HTML if you want your post to be readable by everyone.
  • When replying to a post, do not quote more from the previous post than strictly necessary
  • Do not post links to illegal downloading of software or similar products.
  • Be polite. Personal differences should be handled through email or IM and not through posts displayed to everyone.
  • Do not use words like urgentor important in your subject line, please be patient 🙂