• General Behavior
    • Please do your best to maintain a sense of etiquette and decorum. Snide or condescending remarks are not necessary.
  • Keep Threads On Topic
    • This will help the forum make more sense as people browse. If the conversation goes off topic, or you want to discuss another topic, please begin another thread in the appropriate location.
  • No SPAM
    • SPAM will not be allowed.
    • This definition can be very broad, but if you think it might be SPAM, please don’t post it, unless we’re talking about the canned meat in off-topic forums.
    • There is a classifieds section in the forum. That is the place to sell, discuss selling, jobs wanted, offered, etc. Keep in mind the scope is also limited here. There are many places available online to sell anything that doesn’t fit into the scope of what we provide here.
  • No Personal Attacks
    • Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
  • Profanity/Vulgarity/Obscene Content
    • Let’s keep it clean. This may be considered a gray area by some of what would be profane, vulgar, or obscene and then deemed inappropriate – but, the final say will be ours as to what will or will not be inappropriate.
  • Certain Responses That Might Offend
    • If someone suggests that reading the help/manual might be an appropriate action, might be worth considering. There is a lot of information contained there.
    • If someone tells you you’re doing it wrong or finds fault in your code, take a step back, take a deep breath, simply consider there are many ways to accomplish many things in the software development realm, and we may all have an idea or answer we feel is best.
  • Be Civil
    • This rule seems quite general, but it is necessary. Reference definition #2 on Google, “courteous and polite.” Repeated rude or abusive behavior will not be allowed. If we see a problem, we will first inform you of that problem. If the problem persists, forum access will be removed.
  • No Trolling
    • By that we mean: (as defined by Google) - "make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them." - trolling will not be tolerated whatsoever.
    • While we understand that civil disagreement will happen and sometimes tempers may flare, any intentional attempt to escalate a conversation into an argument or into a flame war will not be tolerated.
On all of the above – we will make our best effort to communicate when or where we feel something is off topic, inappropriate, etc. If a problem persists, or is taken to an extreme, we will remove access to the forum.

The forum software has a feature that will allow you to report a post if it needs to be brought to our attention. Please do not be afraid to use this feature, as it is possible we will not see every single post on the forum.

On the world wide web, it is easy for language to be misunderstood since the communication is not actually occurring in person. Let’s all do what we can to make this be a happy place to interact.

We reserve the right to remove any forum post found to be inappropriate and not in keeping with the guidelines we have laid out on this forum, as well as the right to remove forum access to any user at any time if we deem necessary for any reason.

We reserve the right to make changes to these rules as we deem necessary without notice.

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