CODING NINJA FORUMS RULES
All good and successful communities are the sum of the actions and efforts of its members. In order for any community to move forward, the members of that community must maintain a consistent level of behaviour towards each other.
Rules help maintain that order within any community. Rules set a clear and concise set of acceptable boundaries. It helps members to remind each other, and keeps things under a measure of control.
We hope that most members are able to exercise "common sense". This is a professional public forum, your conduct on-line should be no different to how you conduct yourself in the real world.
While the vast majority of members will clearly self moderate, sadly there always exists a very small minority of people want to abuse systems. In order to remind ourselves and recognise negative and unacceptable behaviour, a few "House Rules" are outlined below:
1. No trolling, bullying, politics, shouting (posting in all caps lock), profanity or arrogant/ego posts.
when you post: do be polite, do respect others, do be tolerant, most of all have patience.
"Treat others, how you want to be treated"
2. Refrain from off-topic posts that does not contribute to the topic at hand. This does not apply to the forums in "The IT Ninja Lounge" which are for off-topic discussions. Please try and keep posts as relevant as possible to each category or subject.
3. No duplicate or cross-posting and do not report a post or send a private message where your goal is to get an answer more quickly.
4. Search the forums database with your keywords before asking questions, it may have already been asked.
5. Do not post classroom or homework or coursework problems in the main forums. Its fine to ask for guidelines, advice or help on the general topic. Ultimately you will be cheating yourself.
6. No job postings from headhunters or recruiters.
7. No "X vs. Y vs. Z" or similar threads. However the exception to the rule would be to discuss the relative merits of two things in a given context. Valid Example: "In this situation X, what are the pros and cons of using algorithm Y over Z"
8. Edit your posts if you see spelling or grammar errors (don't write in SMS chat or internet speak). English only please.
9. Don't post your email address and ask for an email replies. Don't send a private message with a technical question. The forums are for the benefit of all, so all Q&A should take place in the forums.
10. Post questions with descriptive subjects. For example, do not post questions with subjects like "Help Me!", "Urgent!!" or "Doubt". Post subjects like "SQL Procedure Problems with Triggers" or "Help with B-Tree Algorithm".
11. The forum administrators reserve the right to prune, move or edit posts that do not adhere to the rules or are technically inaccurate.
12. The forum administrators reserve the right to remove users or change their posting status to read only without notice if any rules are not followed.