Introduction The rules of this forum are largely based on RFC1855, a widely accepted internet standard for netiquette. These rules are applicable in the main website, forums, PM system. Section 1: Posting Guidelines [B][/B] Language Posts should be in English only. Non-English posts may be removed. If a message is unreadable due to spelling and / or grammar, it may be removed. We don't ask you to be a 'Spelling Bee' champion, or an English Major, only that you post messages that are legible. This means no Spanish, Latin, binary, hexadecimal, or whatever slang you want to invent on the spot. Please also be aware that some automated spam-bots post in languages other than English. If you see a spam thread, DO NOT POST IN IT, as this makes the bot/s reply. Post Legibly In the digital age, you would have thought that legibility would no longer be a problem. As RFC 1588 states, use mixed case and proper punctuation. Posting in "l33t sp33k" (replacing letters with numbers and/or special symbols) or "LeEt CaPs" (alternating case excessively) is prohibited. Illegal Subjects Prohibited subjects include, but are not limited to: Warez/pirating, hacking, drugs, pornography, religion, and racism. Incitement or 'encouragement' of these activities is also prohibited. Further subjects that are considered 'Illegal' by forum moderators include 'versus' threads, conspiracy threads and the portrayal and/or re-enactment of violent deaths/acts via images, words or videos. If we see you posting threads promoting any of these topics you will be warned or banned. Please note that we may add to this list in future, to ensure that subjects and topics that encourage or promote flaming or abuse in any way are kept under control. It's at the Moderators and Admins' discretion as to whether posted content is acceptable or not. Which Forum? Make post in the forum/thread that is most appropriate for the topic being presented. Keep the focus: Questions outside the scope of a certain forum and/or topic will be moved, locked, or simply deleted. To ensure you post in the correct forum section, please make sure you review the entire Firework Forums sections before posting. Search Before creating a thread, use the forum Search function to try and find previously relevant threads or post. We have a large forum community and there is a good chance that your question/suggestion has been posted in the past. Respect Respect every forum member, staff, moderator and administrator. All forum posters are to be treated equally with respect. Repeatedly using vulgar language and flaming somebody is not acceptable behavior. Respect Forum Staff, Moderators and Administrators, as they are the authority of the forums. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges.