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Started by Soeren, June 14, 2006, 12:53:37 PM

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Forum Rules

By having registered at this forum you need to obey the following rules when posting messages into our boards.

Although the administrators and moderators of VirtueMart.Net will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of VirtueMart.Net, nor SimpleMachines.Com (developers of the forum software) will be held responsible for the content of any message. You may report offensive material to a moderator by using the link provided against each post. Moderators work part time and take holidays so you should also use the contact us link on the site to notify the administrator of very offensive items. Best efforts will be made to remove offensive items in a timely manner.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are rude, offensive, impolite, obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or that violative of any laws.

With your registration you give the owners of VirtueMart.Net the explicit right to publish all your messages. Furthermore the owners of VirtueMart.Net reserve the right to remove, edit, stick, split, move or lock any thread for any reason.

In addition to this rules, make sure you also read the General Rules & Etiquette of VirtueMart.Net below. Any offences against this rules can lead to a limited or life-time ban or even the complete removal of your account.

We practice the following etiquette to help you and others make the most of our forums:

1. Posting Rules

1.1. Try to pick the correct forum to post your question.
1.2 Before posting your question, search the forums. Your question or comment may have already been discussed, answered or resolved.
1.3 Postings must be on topic of the thread/forum you are posting to. The moderators will move them to the appropriate forum-area if needed or are entitled to remove them.
1.4 Create a concise subject that adequately summarizes your topic. For example: 'Ideas on customizing the discussion template?'
1.5 Do not use words such as 'Urgent' or 'Important' in your subject line. Every post here is considered important.
1.6 Do not use all capital letters, excessive question marks (?) or exclamation points (!) in your subject or content.
1.7 Personal opinions are to be kept personal. Any such postings will be removed without notice
1.8 If you have made an error in your posting, feel free to use the 'Edit' function. Adding a reply to your own message is unwanted.
1.9 If you are unsure of your post, feel free to ask one of the moderators before posting.

2. Community Rules

2.1 Help others. The forum is a community, and works best when people share information.
2.2 Be patient. All the participants of this forum, are using the forum and participating in discussions on their own time.
2.3 Give feedback. If someone helps you by answering your question, try to add a follow-up response letting them know if it worked or not.
2.4 Welcome newcomers. Do not chastise them for not reading the forum etiquette. Make them feel welcome in the community and do not make them feel dumb or silly. Remember your own first steps with Virtuemart?
2.5 Make it clear to the supporters on your topic if a problem is solved and show your gratitude by thanking them for the help!
2.6 The Community Arena is not meant for flaming or insulting. If you need a place to rant, vent or spew, it's ok in this forum but watch your language. Abusive or insulting language will not be tolerated.

3 Strictly Forbidden

3.1 No Spamming - do not post any advertisements in the forums unless you place your ad in the commercial announcement forum.
3.2 No Flaming - do not post defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, racist, sexual, harassing or obscene messages in the forums.
3.3 No Crossposting - your posting topic should always fit into one (1) forum. So there is no need to post the same posting into several forums.
3.4 No Illegal's - Don't post copyrighted material or links to websites containing illegal software.
3.5 Doing one of the above will definitely lead to the removal of your message and the banning of your account and IP-address from this community indefinitely.
3.6 Signitures should be short and only contain images less then 80px by 15px

4. Technical Rules

4.1 Forum pruning will take place on a 'need to basis' in order to ensure maximum performance and more efficient search results.

5. Rules, Moderators & Administrators

5.1 Changes to these rules can only be made by the publisher of this website, as he is the one, who is responsible by law.
5.2 To be sure everyone in our community is living these rules, Moderators are watching the several forums. Moderators are set in and off by the Administrators.
5.3 The publisher of the website has delegated responsibility of the enforcement of the rules to the administrator. The administrator has delegated responsiblity to the moderators. These responsibilities include enforcement of the rules and maintaining the quality of the forums. To this end moderators have additional rights in their forum. Besides the closing or complete deletion of threads, they can also move them, split them off into new threads or make them sticky.
5.4 Moderators can and will set up additional posting rules which meet the characteristics of their forum.
5.5 If you think a moderator is abusing his or her power, feel free to contact an Administrator using the 'Contact Us' link below.
5.6 Super Moderators are Moderators which are have moderation rights on all available forums. Super Moderators are set in and off by the Administrators.
5.7 Administrators are people maintaining the technical background of this community. They are setting Moderators and Super Moderators in and off.
5.8 If you think an administrator is abusing his power, feel free visit another website.

6. Final words
Enjoy the forums and learn a lot by helping others as well.
Feel free to contact the administrator if you are unsure about these rules.
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