SitePoint Forums FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

This is an English language forum

SPF's Official Language is English and all communications should be in English. English is the only language we all understand. If a moderator sees a post in any other language, it may be removed.

Respect yourself and others

Be courteous and polite at all times, even if you disagree with someone.

  • Keep your language family-friendly. Some words are censored to enforce this requirement.
  • Do not make personal attacks against another member.

Think before you hit submit.

If someone annoys you, don't respond -- report the post to a moderator.

Search and read before you post

Most of the forums have important posts stickied at the very top -- we encourage you to read them. Many frequently asked questions and tips, and important resources are posted there and it can save you a bit of time.

You should also search the forums using the search box, which is located at the top of every page.

Editing a post

You have 30 minutes to edit your post after it is being published. After that period of time, your post will be locked for editing. This is an anti-spam measure. Often enough, spammers would write an innocent post so that moderators would not act against them and edit them later on.

If you really need to edit a post, please contact a moderator for assistance.

Don't discuss politics and religion

Experience has shown us that discussions of politics and religion usually lead to disputes, and people end up upset and offended.

It is OK to ask for technical help for a religious/political site. It is the religious or political arguments we want to avoid.

Don't bump threads

If your thread hasn't received any answers, don't bump it.

Do not revive old threads by posting on them and getting them back to the first position of the list. Those discussions were finished or didnít get enough attention in the first place.

Don't cross-post

Don't post the same topic in more than one forum. If you feel that your thread needs to be moved, PM a moderator instead. Otherwise, forum members may feel frustrated and annoy, or think that it is spam.

Keep personal information private

All posts in the forums are easily found via search engines, so unless you're willing to expose your information to the world, please do not post telephone numbers, e-mail addresses or IM nicks in your posts. For your own security, keep private information like that - private.

We may edit or remove a post that contains personal information. We may issue an infraction.

Disputes are not forum fodder

Friendly debate is fun and helpful,. Disputes arenít, and should kept private. If you think that someone is being disrespectful to you, or that others may be affected, please report the offensive post.

Report offensive posts

If you think that someone is being disrespectful to you, or that others may be affected, use the 'flag post' button.

report This button is located beside every post. When you report a post, the moderators of the forum will be notified.

Moderators deal with reported posts based on the information that is available to them. Sometimes a decision may not be exactly what you were hoping for, but it will have been made for a good reason. Please note that a moderator's decision is final and may be based on information that is not available to you.

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