"Guidelines of Conduct" for AppleForums.net

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    "Guidelines of Conduct" for AppleForums.net



    Welcome to AppleForums.net



    The community on our forum are a great group of people that share Apple Devices as a common interest, and the use we put it through every day. Some of us have extended knowledge and experience with computers and Apple systems in general and we're all here to help to the best of our ability. This forum is all about Members Helping Members.

    Before you start posting, please read these Guidelines. If there is anything that is unclear, or if you're in doubt please feel free to contact one of the Moderating team here at AppleForums.net.

    Please Note: This is a privately owned forum. We, The Owners and the Moderating Team, reserve the right to accept or decline your membership application, so you are not guaranteed membership and your membership is subject to revocation. We reserve the right to declare what is suitable and what is not on AppleForums.net.

    Advisory: All posts on AppleForums.net are to be in the English Language. Exceptions to this rule are posts that are in the appropriate language for their respective International sections.

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    "Guidelines of Conduct" on AppleForums.net


    1. No content that is considered racist, obscene, x-rated, or objectionable will be tolerated. All such posts will be deleted without notice and the member who posted it will be issued infractions and or banned at our discretion. This includes avatars & signatures.


    This is a Family Friendly Forum. Don’t post content that you would not want your children, mothers or wives to see.

    * No Disccussion of Politics will be allowed on AppleForums.net If you wish to discuss Politics go to

    * No Discussions on Religion will be allowed either. Please take them to an approriate forum too.


    2. You will not violate a persons privacy by publishing information without permission that is private and personal. If you feel the need to do this, send one of our moderators a message before doing so.

    3. Personal attacks (Flaming, Name Calling) on others will not be tolerated. We take politeness very seriously. You are welcome to challenge others points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully.

    Please remember The Golden Rule: Treat others as you wish to be treated!

    4. Create threads in the proper forum. Threads created in the wrong forum are subject to deletion. One thread posted in multiple forums(Cross Posting) is subject to deletion and issuance of Infractions.

    5. We have a zero-tolerance approach on SPAM. If you post spam, you risk your account being permanently banned and your topic will be deleted. No advertising is allowed on AppleForums.net without prior approval by the ADMINs.

    6. Do not send spam via private messages. See #5


    6.1 "Trolling". Do not post in order to anger other members or intentionally cause negative reactions. For a given post, this can be a subjective call, but a pattern of such posting or an especially egregious case will get you banned.


    7. Do not promote your websites, domains, company, or services in any of the discussion forums. This includes starting a thread, replying to a post, or putting it in your signature. If a member is seeking assistance or looking for a certain type of product, the best way to offer your services is to send a PM. The only way people are allowed to advertise on this site is of they are paying to do so. Please contact the ADMINs if you wish to become a Supporting Vendor.

    8.
    Promoting other Apple related forums or blogs in your posts, signatures, or in any way on the forum is not permitted. Unless an agreement has been reached with the ADMINs of AppleForums.net. Doing so without this will result in infractions being issued and or banning.

    9.
    No charity/fundraising posts will be allowed without prior Authorization of the ADMINs . The Asking or Suggestion of making Donations by any member without prior authorization of the ADMINs is not allowed.

    Exceptions

    * Supporting Vendors Who Have ADMIN Approved Links
    * Developers Who Have ADMIN approved Donate Links
    * Themers Who Have ADMIN approved Donate Links

    10. Users may disagree with the decisions or actions of the moderators and/or administrators, however, disagreements, criticism and the like are not to be aired within the forums. Please feel free to PM the person directly rather than air your dirty laundry in public.

    11. Any abuse towards our staff and/or management will result in immediate suspension of your account.


    12.
    Signature guidelines:

    * The maximum number of lines in a signature is 5.
    * No external links will be posted in signatures. This includes email addresses.
    * Dev/Themer Support is allowed within reason. To be determined by the Moderation Staff.
    * Do not put any kind of advertisements in signatures.
    * Signature text should comply with our regular posting Guidelines.
    * If your signature is in violation of any of these new rules, the Staff may remove it without prior notice.

    13. DO NOT advertise anything that costs money. Offering Items or Services to Trade, are not allowed. Anyone trying to use AppleForums.net to advertise any item for sale will be issued infractions and or banned, and their posts will be deleted. AppleForums.net is not Ebay or Craigslist.


    14. If you have any questions as to whether something is acceptable, please message a moderator.

    Note: These Guidelines are subject to change as we see fit.

    Except for Spammers, We will make every effort to notify you if you are not following the forum’s Guidelines. Moderators and Administrators have the final word. If you have a problem or a complaint please direct it to the ADMINs instead of posting in the public forums. They will quickly take the appropriate actions to resolve the issue in a private and discreet manner.



    Have fun and enjoy the forums!

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    Thanks for the information and advice I think your rules are fair and deserve respect.
    I look forward to learning and maybe even helping from this Forum.

    Best Regards.
    jim5east.

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