Forum rules and guidelines

This page includes rules and guidelines for using the site. See also our Legal Notices. We will assume good faith when dealing with violations; we will only warn or ban users who repeatedly or blatantly violate the rules.

Administrators have the final say in modifying, interpreting, and enforcing these rules.

Note: If you observe someone breaking a rule or behaving in an otherwise questionable fashion, alert a moderator or an administrator by clicking "Report abuse" next to the post. Do not try to deal with them yourself. Create one thread and only one thread for each subject you need help with.

Do not re-use existing threads started by others, even if they are seemingly on the same subject. Ask a new question instead.

Spam

Users who post forum spam will have their posts removed. If a post that is otherwise appropriate includes links considered to be spam, those links will be removed.

Images

Don't post any sensitive information. Moderators will remove personal information from posts to protect your privacy.

Links

Link to content rather than posting it in its entirety, unless you are the copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder.

Do not post direct links to executable files. Moderators may remove these links to protect users from potentially malicious downloads. (You can post a link to the webpage that contains the file download but it may also be removed if a Moderator finds that the web page content could be harmful or if the web page link is spam.)

Language and conduct

Do not use obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or excessively violent language.

Do not harass, insult, taunt, provoke, demean, or personally attack other forum members. Be friendly even if others are not.

Do not excessively "bump" a thread (post simply to get a thread to the top of the list).