Please read the following rules and guidelines that apply when using the forums on this website.
To ensure that we have a welcoming, friendly, collaborative, and positive community around the forums, please ensure that you abide by the following rules. Our forums are moderated and if any rules are broken you will receive a warning, followed by being banned if you continually disrespect the rules. Also please follow the guidelines on how to post good constructive questions and answers. Play nice :)
1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums
These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc.
Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.
Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.
2. Do not post copyright-infringing material
Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.
3. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images
Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.
4. Do not cross post questions
Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question.
5. Do not PM users asking for help
Do not send private messages/emails to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum then the whole community can help and benefit.
6. Remain respectful of other members at all times
All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.
However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.
1. USE SEARCH FIRST!
There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on this forum before (or even hundreds of times before for some issues).
Use the forum’s search feature or any search engine first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It’s easy to search – just click the “Search” button at the top right of the page.
2. Be DESCRIPTIVE and don’t use vague topic names
Post a descriptive topic name! Give a short summary of your problem IN THE TOPIC. Don’t use attention getting subjects. They don’t get attention. They repel attention and annoy people.
Here’s a great list of topic subjects YOU SHOULD NOT POST :
I have a question
Newbie needs help
is driving me nuts
Generally ANYTHING similar to those is unacceptable. Just post your problem.
Here is a good example of a way to post a question
“how can I get an image to appear on a webpage within my content managed website”
Remember when people help you, they are doing YOU a favor
Be patient, help people out by posting good descriptions of what you need help with, and not snapping at people with garbage such as
“if you aren’t going to help don’t waste my time replying”.