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1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promotion 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, forums, etc.
Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.
DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers
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 discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.
This is a web site for accountancy professionals.
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 for posting your question.
5. No topics, posts, or replies with a political narrative (unless it deals directly with gardening)
This is not the place. Take it to your personal Facebook or Twitter instead.
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.
7. Place Your Geographic Growing Zone in your Signature
Please place your USDA Growing Zone and/or rough geographic location (i.e Southern Illinois or Sussex, UK) in your signature block. This will help our gardening experts and other community members to quickly answer questions or make recommendations. You can modify your forum signature under "My Profile" in the "Account" settings.
General Posting Guidelines
We figured this section was necessary because a lot of people come in and post threads without thinking, and without realizing that there is no possible way they could get help because of the way they posted the question. Here are some general guidelines.
Be DESCRIPTIVE with topic names
PLEASE post a descriptive topic name! Give a short summary of your problem IN THE TOPIC TITLE. (Don’t use attention-getting subjects, they don’t get attention and only annoy people).
Here’s a short list of topic subjects YOU SHOULD NOT POST:
Help me, Hello, Very urgent, I have a question
Generally, ANYTHING similar to these is unacceptable. Just post your problem.
Here is a good example of a way to post a question:
“My plants are all being attacked by Japanese beetles - what can I do?”
“What are your thoughts on using copper sulfate to treat fungal infections on fruit trees?”
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 refrain from snapping at people with petty and impatient comments such as, “If you aren’t going to help, don’t waste my time replying.”
General Forum Questions
Am I allowed more than one account?
No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account on OpenTuition forums. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forums.
What happens if I break a rule?
If you break a rule, you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent.
The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move, or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.
What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?
Please report the thread/post to the moderators or admin.
Where can I find out who is in charge?
The Forum Moderators are displayed in every Forum.
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