Forum rules

Discussion in 'Forum rules' started by admin, Jun 8, 2017.

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  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to Forum ELMA. Here you can participate in technical discussions, get insights, and make your own contribution

    Forum Rules

    1. Usernames

    To post on the ELMA forum, you must register for an account and select a username. The username shall not contain any product or company names, URLs or email addresses. Usernames are subject to all the other rules of the ELMA forum (e.g. those that forbid the furthering of illegal or fraudulent activities, the use of profanity, vulgarity, hatred, abusiveness and harassment). In other words, appropriateness is required.

    2. Language

    English is the language used in this forum. Use proper grammar to the best of your ability. We understand that English may not be everyone’s main language, but make an attempt. You won’t get in trouble for a misplaced comma or for typos, but it would help everyone if you could make sure everyone understands your message.

    2. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums

    These forums define spam as the unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other websites, 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 or forums etc.

    Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

    3. Do not post copyright-infringing material

    Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.

    4. 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 overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.

    This is a website for IT professionals.

    5. 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 your question.

    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.

    General Posting Guidelines

    1. Please use search first

    There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on our forum before. Please use the forum’s search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject.

    2. Be descriptive

    Please create thread titles that are specific and descriptive and that contain an accurate (not misleading or sensational) characterization of the topic. Always try to give a short summary of your problem in the subject.

    Here’s a list of topic subjects not recommended:

    Help please, urgent, question, etc.

    Generally, anything similar to those is unacceptable.

    Here is a good example of a way to post a question:

    “How do I use a module?”


    “Need recommendation for integration with MS SharePoint”

    Remember when people help you; they are doing you a favor.

    Help people out by posting good descriptions of what you need help with.

    General Forum Questions

    What happens if I break a rule?

    If you break a rule, then 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 administrators.
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