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  • When recommending a product to help a user solve their issue, you must disclose any affiliations you may have with the company or group that authors that particular product. This includes, but is not limited to: any paid or non-paid relationships past or present, receiving any promotional products or services, or any other similar information.
  • Any posts deemed to be self promotion, advertising, or spam can and will be removed. NO SPAM - NO ADVERTISING eg. Posting and making excessive, inappropriate and unnecessary references to your products and websites is self promotion.
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Failure to abide by these rules may result in an editing, negative moderation or deletion of your post. We reserve the right to ban abusers from the site. We reserve the right to change these rules at any time.

Following the etiquette guidelines outlined below will improve your experience considerably:

Stay focused

Stay focused on what's important by staying on topic. Most people have limited time and losing focus half way through a discussion is a good way to end a discussion prematurely! 

Be kind to newcomers

Always be kind to new members of the community. They don't always ask the right questions or clearly explain their needs. But lots of valued contributors started out this way, and treating newcomers kindly makes them more likely to turn into the valuable community members we all know and love. It's ok to point out when a mistake is made. Help them learn and point them in the right direction!

Ignore spam

Spam posts are just a reality of our every day internet lives now. Please don't make it worse by replying to them! Simply report any spam posts. We will always make best effort to avoid you seeing spam posts, but sometimes they slip through the cracks.

Calm and collected

Try not to SHOUT AT PEOPLE WHEN POSTING. It's very disruptive and read as yelling. No one wants to be yelled at. Additionally multiple exclamation points is highly discouraged, as one gets the point across rather clearly.

Be civilized

No personal attacks. Do not feel compelled to defend your honor in public. A difference of opinions is key to a growing and diverse community. Try to always respect one another's opinions. Posts containing personal attacks may be removed or result in a ban!

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