Forum Rules

Forum Rules - Please read before posting


How to post

  1. Check that your question has not been answered anywhere else on the site. Use the search feature.

  2. Post your comment/question to the most appropriate place. Any posts deemed to be in the wrong forum will be moved. Do not cross-post the same question to multiple places.

  3. Make sure you have read the parent article/post completely before posting a reply.

  4. Choose an appropriate subject line. Try to summarise the problem briefly in the subject, and elaborate in the message itself. Repeat the subject in the body if it will make things clearer. An example of a bad subject would be "HELP ME". A good subject might be, "Foo crashes when I do bar".

  5. Keep all posts on-topic. If you have a comment/question not related to the topic you currently participate in, please create a new topic with an appropriate title.
  6. All posts must be preferably in English. Do not use all caps.

  7. Include as much information as you can when seeking help. This may include logs and command line output. Nobody will be able to help you if you dont give sufficient detail.

  8. When possible please provide error messages in text format rather than pictures to avoid unnecessarily heavy attachments.

  9. Thank those who help you (ThankYouButton button). Acknowledgement of a helpful suggestion not only placates those who helped you, it may also help others with a similar problem. All those who have been helped on this forum are invited to help other users by responding to their questions when they know the answer.


Ethical rules

  1. Please bear in mind that the forum moderators are working professionals, which come here to help users in their personnal time. Please don't abuse other people kindness by monopolising their attention, even more so if you are part of a commercial organisation. Formal training courses are available (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  2. Keep all commentary civil, and be courteous at all times. Constructive criticism is welcome, but unnecessarily argumentative posts, coarse language, insults, personal attacks, threats or intimidation, slander and baseless accusations will not be tolerated.

  3. No form of advertising is permitted. Any posts deemed to be self promotion, advertising, or spam can and will be removed.

  4. This is not the place to be a "wall of shame". Any posts deemed to be of this nature will be removed. Settle your disputes in private please.

  5. No useless posts ie one liners/thread bumping etc etc.

  6. Only one account per person is permitted.

  7. Do not pretend to be/represent somebody else. Your account will be deleted if found to be in breach of this rule.

  8. Do not add false information just to get attention.


Failure to abide by these rules may result in an editing, negative moderation or deletion of your post.

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