GAIN Chat Forum Rules
General Posting Guidelines
1. Please use ‘Search’ first.
Please use the forum’s search feature first to determine if your question has already been answered in another chat thread. Also check the FAQ section.
2. Be descriptive
Post a descriptive topic name. Give a short summary of your problem IN THE SUBJECT.
Help by posting good descriptions of what you need help with.
3. Provide context when replying to posts
If you are responding to someone else’s comments, try to include a quote or summary of their post, to provide context to other readers.
4. Don’t post personal messages
Do not post personal messages into a thread.
5. Challenge arguments, not people
Do not attack other people, challenge their argument. If you take issue with someone else’s position, try to explain why you disagree with them in a polite and professional manner, providing suitable supporting evidence as required.
6. Don’t SHOUT!
Excessive use of capitalisation and exclamation points is considered shouting. Small amounts of capitalisation, when used to emphasise a particular point, is considered acceptable — although please note that their are other ways to add emphasis, such as through the use of [*bold*] and [/italics/] in your posts.
1. No Spam / Advertising
This forum defines spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users. If you break this rule, your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.
2. Do not post copyright-infringing material
Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.
3. Do not post “offensive” posts, links, images or use foul language.
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. The use of foul language is considered to be unacceptable.
4. 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. No trolling.
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 administrator.
Where can I find out who is in charge?
Email the administrator