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Forum Etiquette
« on: February 17, 2011, 05:34:14 AM »
1. Read the forums rules and guidelines before posting for the first time.

2. Search the other posts to see if your topic is already covered.

3. Use a meaningful title for your thread.

4. Commercial advertising to promote a product, service or business is only allowd by forum sponsors.

5. Be civil. Personal differences should be handled through email or U2U and not through posts displayed to everyone.

6. Stay on topic, if you need to, start another thread.

7. Do not use someone else’s thread for a private conversation.

8. When replying to a post, do not quote more from the previous post than you have to.

9. Ignore spammers, report them to admin.

10. Do not submit a post that requires readers to download a large attachment. Either explain the attachment or, better yet, provide a link to the information.

11. Do not chastise newbies, remember you were a newbie once.

12. In order to be understood by most people, use correct spelling, grammar and avoid slang unless you know the word or phrase will be understood by other members.

13. Do not double post (post the same message twice in one thread) or cross post (place the same message across several forums).

14. Act in a give and take manner; help others as often as or more than you ask for help.

15. Do not use all caps or SHOUT in your posts. In addition, one exclamation point is enough.

16. The MOCA forums prohibit warez, cracks or illegal downloading of software and similar topics.

17. Watch your sense of humor, posts may be read by people from a variety of backgrounds and ages.

18. Racial comments are not allowed, please refrain from this type of content.

19. Do not use a huge and annoying signature, a modest signature is fine, moderators may remove large ones anyway.

20. Do not post any information that you want private. Posts should not contain personal, identifiable information or content embarrassing to others.

21. Do not post content that violates a copyright, this type of content will be removed and is against the rules.
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