Welcome to the Tech Talk Forum Community!
As of right now, basic rules apply. Seeing that this forum is not publicly known, I shouldn't have a problem with the people who are invited to participate in discussions here. This will be a place holder down the road for rules. As always, Admins and Mods can do anything, including the deletion of this forum and deletion of accounts/posts/anything that is on this website.
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Please feel free to post about your issue and tag it as Support. Be sure to provide any information that's requested. And remember: the staff here always have lots of stuff to do, so please be patient!
Make Yourself Heard
Want to start a new discussion? First, spend some time browsing the forum, familiarize yourself with the tag system, and do a few searches for keywords related to your topic: it could be someone has already started a discussion about it!
When you're sure you're ready to start a discussion, please keep the following points in mind:
Give it a good title! You'll get the best results if your title makes it clear what you want to talk about.
Choose the right tag(s). This will increase the likelihood your post will be read and answered promptly.
Don’t post repeatedly about the same topic, as doing so will tend to have the opposite effect.
Please post in English only. We can't help if we can't read you!
Remember, you don't need to sign your posts. We've got your profile to let us know who you are.
Please make the effort to help us keep things organized. Time spent tidying up is time that we can't spend getting to know you, discussing your issues, and talking about tech. And that, after all, is what we're all here to do!
Make Your Reply Count
You're taking the time to participate in a discussion, in the hope that others will read your ideas and take them into consideration. So why not make the effort to make your reply worth reading?
Don't reply to a title. Take some time to read the OP (Original Poster), and at least scan the rest of the conversation first.
Ask yourself if your reply adds to the discussion. If it doesn't, give it some more thought before posting.
Avoid making one-word posts just to agree with someone; you can use the "Like" link for that.
Avoid making multiple posts in a row when one would suffice. This is a forum, not a chat room.
If your reply is likely to divert the course of the discussion, consider starting a new discussion instead.
Make sure your replies provide constructive feedback and support to allow for an inclusive community.
No one's going to complain about the occasional joke or smart remark. We like to keep the mood light! But to keep things productive, as well, we ask that you try to avoid derailing a discussion altogether.
Above All, Be Cool!
We're all here to talk about Tech. We all love one tech more than another. But let's not get carried away and devolve into personal attacks, because negativity only gets in the way. We also ask that you avoid the following:
Offensive or abusive language, as well as any kind of hate speech
Posts intended to harass, impersonate, or defame others
Unnecessary deletion of posted content
Attempts to abuse or expose the private information of others
Obscene or sexually explicit content
Spam, phishing posts, and any actions intended to deface this site
Discussion of software piracy and similar topics
All the above are grounds for moderator action. If you have an issue with another member, we ask that you please don't confront them yourself. Please just use the Report command on the post in question, then leave it up to the staff to deal with the situation.
Our moderators may edit or delete any content that is offensive or disruptive to the flow of communication. Serious or repeated offenses may lead to suspension of the offending user's account. So, you know, be cool. 😎