1. CHAT RULES: Chat rules are very well made. They keep the chat clean from useless posting and inappropriate language, and from now on they will keep clean this forum as well. The chat rules are applied for images, too. They can be found here.
2. BANDWIDTH: Please be considerate with your posts. Don't post random images and don't quote images if not necessary. They are just annoying and they don't contribute to the current post. When posting a big image (bigger than 640x480px) use the "Manage Attachments" feature under "Additional Options". This will help people with dial-up speeding up their browsing capabilities and will save bandwidth as well.
3. NO LINKING TO OTHER SITES: Linking to other sites is like advertising which falls under the category "Chat Rules". If you want to post a piece of code which is on another site, copy the content and credit the maker.
4. SPAM (aka Stupid Pointless Abusive Message): Off topic posts and threads, one word posts (don't post less than 4 words), double (or more) posts, advertisements, meaningless or just random threads all fall under this category. They are useless and just make the forum look bad. If you can't help it and you have to annoy someone with them, write a SPAM mail and email it to yourself. That won't hurt anyone. As everything, this rules has exceptions too. You are allowed to multi-post only (and I mean only) if in your thread nobody else posted in 2 days.
5. ONE THREAD, ONE SUBJECT: Please, keep threads in one subject. We really don't need to have one thread with 100 different subjects in it. It makes difficult for us to keep track with the thread and members are annoyed because they have to search for their subject.
6. RESPECT OTHER'S IDEAS: When commenting somebody's idea or suggestion, please, leave a message longer than a one-liner and back up your statements with reasons. Make sure you contribute to the thread with a good and constructive critique.
7. DON'T FLAME: Flaming is not criticism, but just insulting the one who made the work. If you can't write a critique without flaming don't do it. We always appreciate flamers who keep their opinions for themselves.
8. RIPPING: Ripping other's work and claim it as yours is like stealing and we won't allow it. If you have found a piece of code you want to share with everyone post it, but don't forget to credit the maker.
9. REVIEWS: Reviewing takes a lot of time and therefore is not something you can just copy-paste from another site. When posting reviews you have to post one you wrote on your own.
I'm starting a thread. What should I know before starting it!?
1. THREAD NAMES:
Thread names are the most important part of how to post in this forum. They let others know what they can expect in the threads and choose them accordingly. Because of this, we want you to post your threads by subject and not by title or username, with the type of thread followed by language prefix. Right now we will use 7 different markers to define the type of the thread:
- Resource: The resource marker specifies a fully finished product you made yourself for everyone to use;
- Tutorial: This marker defines a tutorial, where it explains how to do stuff with the specific language;
- Help: With "help" as a prefix you let users know you are asking a question specific to the mentioned language;
- Request: By marking your title with this tag you are requesting a tutorial or program/script.
- Review: This specifies a review. It can be either technology or a product.
- News: If you have found a newly released product and you want to share it with everyone use this mark.
- If you don't mark your thread it means is a general discussion.
At the same time keep in mind you have to make sure the thread name is not too long, so try to avoid whole sentences.
- [Resource - Pearl] Retrive weather data from weather site
- [Tutorial - PHP with MySQL] Create a log-in script
- [Help - C#] How to make a popup window?
- [Request - HTML] Add shadows to a DIV tag
- [Review] PhotoShop CS4
- [News] PhotoShop CS5 released last week
- Will Windows 7 be any good?
To post code you can use 3 different BBCode tags. There is the [php], the [html] and the [code] tag. Don't post your code without using them. The result shown is pretty much unreadable. Which to use and when is pretty much self-explanatory.
If you are seeking for help or making a request you have to explain in details what are you requesting or what do you need help for.
While posting a resource paste a short description of the product and the system requirements, so we know what it does and how it works.
With the description you have to attach a zip file with the actual compiled (if not web-based) product and a license. Of course the license can be even writen by you or copied (GNU), but it must be free. If you want you can make it opensource as well. There are no limits to the operating system either. If you use an operating system specific product just replace the language used with the OS it works on (ex. [Resource - Windows] Currency Converter).
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Every thread/post which won't meet the rules will be locked and the poster will get an infraction!
The rules are subject to change so keep tracking this thread for changes.
For any questions regarding the forum rules or this forum we are available over the private messaging system (aka PMs).
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