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Read Before Posting - Rules and Guidelines

Posted by thejollygrimreaper 
Read Before Posting - Rules and Guidelines
October 30, 2013 09:07AM
*** NEW *** -- general RepRap-Policy: [reprap.org]

Please read the following rules and guidelines before posting.

Advertising, Spam, and Self-promotion
All posts are read by our administration and moderation team. If we catch questionable content, it will immediately be edited or removed for further investigation. Any post that is considered advertising in the general thread will be moved to the FOR SALE section.

If you run a company (selling parts or services, etc) please place a link to your company website in your signature. Not only will this publicize your company, it fosters transparency and helps to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest. We want readers to evaluate each other's comments based on their merit, not on speculations regarding some hidden agenda.

If you have a blog or projects on the wiki, you are encouraged to add the links to your signature. However, we ask that you please keep the number of links to a minimum to avoid visual confusion. We also ask that you keep the signatures to a reasonable size as to not make them visually obstructing to the page and its content.

Language and Trolling
Our community is family-friendly. There are young users and vulgar language is not allowed. This constitutes the use of any kind of offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate material deemed unsafe for younger members. Inappropriate language will potentially be removed and users will be warned.

Do not post provocative, outrageous, or pointless messages only to get a response from others, i.e. "trolling."

Personal Attacks
In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated. While discussions may become heated, it is not an excuse to resort to attacks or insults. Moderators and or Admins will remove and warn users at their discretion.

Moderators and Administrators Have the Final Word
If you have a problem or a complaint, please direct it to the "Administration, Announcements, Policy" section. The appropriate actions will be taken. We reserve the right to ban flagrant offenders when deemed necessary, with or without prior warning.

Policy Regarding Godwin's Law
"Godwin's law applies to inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparisons of other situations (or one's opponent) with Nazis. There is a tradition in many Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress. It is considered poor form to raise such a comparison arbitrarily with the motive of ending the thread." (Adapted from the Wikipedia article.)

If your post contains any of the words "Hitler", "Nazi", "Nazis", "Stalin", or "Mao", they had better be 100% completely relevant to the discussion at hand. If not, your post and all subsequent replies to it are going to be deleted.

If you have something to post and you're not sure which board it belongs in, do not post it in more than one board. If the administrators or moderators think it would fit better in another location, it will be moved there. Duplicate threads only serve to create confusion.

Forgotten Passwords
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Sock Puppetry
Do not use multiple accounts to create the illusion of greater support for an issue, to mislead others, or to circumvent a block. Do not ask your friends to create accounts to support you or anyone.

Use of the Wiki
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If you have any questions, please contact us. You may do this by posting a message in the Administration, Announcements, Policy section, or by sending a PM to an Admin.

Users with Admin Privileges
If for some reason you cannot resolve an issue by posting in the Administration, Announcements, Policy section, you can try contacting a forum admin directly. All forum admins are volunteers, and some are more responsive than others!
Adrian Bowyer

Edited 14 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2017 05:06PM by MattMoses.
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