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Forum Rules

These rules can and will be edited without warning or notice. It is YOUR job to keep up with them.

MODS and Chris: Any time you add some new rule, make a new post in this thread for it, and add it to this first post as well. This way the forum is marked as having new posts and directs attention to changes.

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Forum Rules: General

Preamble) Have Fun! Just use common sense, humor, and take things realistically. There's a saying that goes "Lolz, itz just the internet guyz! (sic)" Don't get too hyped up about something stupid (sarcasm is a real thing!). And all you're posts don't have to be about school, we're about community here! We'd love for you to stay and post about anything!

THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL:
Post topics in the forum for the subject which they are about!
Why is this rule the most important? So much so that it is centered, and larger than all the others? Because it happens all the time. As staff members, we find it very annoying to constantly have to move threads because once again, they were placed in the wrong forum. If you post in the wrong place, your thread will be moved, and (in some cases) no re-direct will be left, and you'll have to find it again yourself. If you are a repeat offender, we will simply delete your threads or temp-ban you.

1) No illegal material please! For one thing our host wouldn't like it but quite frankly, we don't either.

2) Please keep serious discussions relatively on-topic. Some more obviously arbitrary threads are excused for minor diversions.

3) Flaming of other members is prohibited. Flaming includes any sort of attack on another member in an offensive, obviously-non-humorous way. The decision of joking attacks and serious ones will be decided by the staff. Please report any believed flaming right away using the report post tool.

4) Got a problem with staff? Nobody's perfect! Feel free to take up your cause with the appropriate person privately. Whatever you do, don't put staff down publically. As long as they are staff they're due that much. If you cannot resolve the issue or you feel they have really wronged you then you're free to consult the forum administration.

5) Spamming (ie, to artificially raise your postcount) is frowned upon. S-P-A-M stands for Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages. In our book that also includes multiple registrations. We will usually be able to tell if you register different accounts. Of course, there are acceptable reasons to do it. Perhaps you want to have an alter-ego, or you have siblings who want to register on your computer (or you're using theirs! ). It would be to your credit, if you wish to have more than one account, to let the administration know so they don't delete you.

6) Blatant and shameless site advertisement is prohibited. Please, keep advertisements to a resonably sized signature advertisement. Otherwise only advertise another site if it is pertinent to the discussion.

7) Don't ask to be forum staff. Staff is selected by AdminChris and they are selected on an as needed basis and selections are based on value to the community, commitment, and how active one is. If we need staff, we'll come to you, so please don't come to us. Questions regarding site contributions should be directed to one of the Super Moderators or AdminChris.

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Forum Rules: A.P. Course Related

As we try to run a professional site, and retain our integrity among the Education Community, we have some ground rules regarding course help. These are to ensure that we will remain respected by teachers, administrators, and students alike.

1) Do not ask us to do work for you! You ask for assistance in our forums. You do not come here with no work done for your own part and ask us to help you. You must also give us some reason to believe that you have actually done some work. Tell us some of your ideas, or what you've got so far. Just saying "I tried but don't get it!" isn't good enough. Do some work on your own, otherwise your thread will be deleted without second thought.

2) Search through the forums to see if your question has already been answered before you make a new thread. We have a search function for a reason.

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Addition:

Clause has been added regarding double-posting.

I thought that was an understood rule these days but i guess now.

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Addition and Edit:

Clause regarding double posting has been edited to lax up a bit. Just use common sense guys.

Preamble has been added. Seriously guys, just have a good time. I've loosened up, I think we all can too!

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Rule added regarding forum staff. Just as a simple clarification.

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Rule added regarding posting questions in the wrong forum.

Because it is so freaking annoying.

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Made some edits to the A.P. Course section of the rules, explaining why we have guidelines on questions and such, and clarifying what "showing us you've tried" means.

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Look at that.

There are now a lot less rules.

I've gotten soft in my old age :D

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