Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:49 pm
Please take a small amount of time to look over the forum etiquette list below. In general, it's purpose is not to tell you what you can and can't do, it's just a set of guidelines that will hopefully help the forum run smoother if we all try to take note of them.
- Read the forums rules and guidelines before posting for the first time.
- Search the other posts to see if your topic is already covered.
- Use a meaningful title for your thread. Non-descriptive or misleading titles are likely to be edited to something more useful. Try not to make extra work for the mods
- Do not use the forum to promote your product, service or business.
- Be civil. Personal differences should be handled through email or and not through posts displayed to everyone.
- Stay on topic.
- Be tolerant of other people's grammar, spelling, and use of slang. Remember, they might not speak English as a first language or have the same amount of education as you.
- Do not use abusive or foul language.
- Do not double post (post the same message twice in one thread or do two or more successive posts in the same topic) or cross post (place the same message across several forums).
- Act in a give and take manner; help others as often as or more than you ask for help. Try to ensure the help you give is factually correct.
- Do not use all caps or SHOUT in your posts. In addition, one exclamation point is (often) enough.
- When replying to a post, do not quote more from the previous post than you have to.
- Do not post new problems on someone else's thread and interrupt a topic of discussion.
- Do not use someone else’s thread for a private conversation.
- Discussions about illegal activities - whether intellectual property theft or real world theft and drugs - is not allowed.
- Watch your sense of humor, posts may be read by people from a variety of backgrounds and ages.
- Do not use a huge and annoying signature, a modest signature is fine, moderators may remove large ones anyway.
- Do not post any information that you want private. Posts should not contain personal, identifiable information or content embarrassing to others.
- Do not post ”empty” or useless responses, such as just ”lol” or ”cool.” Only post responses when you have something to contribute.
- Write concisely and do not ramble.
- Do not use words like ”urgent” or ”important” in your subject line, be patient.
- Do not chastise newbies.