Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.
When you post, don’t promote a site or a product and don’t link to your site unless the resource genuinely adds value to the discussion. If a moderator thinks that your link does not add value, it will be treated as self-promotion and deleted. Self promotion may earn you a warning or infraction.
You may not:
Affiliate links, coupons, offers are not welcome. DO NOT:
This is a serious offence that will often earn you an infraction or banning.
Don't post content from other sites and don't make your post longer than it is necessary. The forums don't need content that is better suited for a blog or an article. We'd rather have your active participation in the debates.
If you want to discuss an article you read somewhere, post a link. It may also be copyright infringement if you post the whole lot.
Don’t ask for votes on social bookmarking sites, such as Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, or Facebook. We consider this self promotion and it's not OK.
A fluff post is a post that doesn't add any value to the thread. Fluff is stuff like ‘nice post’, ‘that’s cool’, ‘that’s helpful’,'thanks for sharing'.
It's OK to thank someone for providing an answer to your question, but if you post nothing but fluff, it's not okay. Instead, we encourage you to participate in the discussion and bring your own ideas to the debate.
We have a some basic guidelines to help you ensure that your post isn't considered fluff. Every post [outside of General Chat and Introductions] should be meaningful and add something new to the thread.
If your posts don't meet these criteria, you’ll be warned first, then receive an infraction, and finally be banned if the behavior continues.
No sharing of warez or pirated material, please. It is not cool. Likewise, don’t post any work (even a small piece of it) unless you have express permission from the owner or creator of the piece or work. You’ll be responsible for copyright infringement -- not us. It is better if you link to it. It will save you some lawyers’ fees!
Additionally, links to adult sites are not allowed.
SitePoint may also remove discussions that are thought to violate applicable law or that may be harmful to other members, the sites that comprise SitePoint, or the rights of SitePoint Pty. Ltd. or others.
If you see a post that violates these rules, use the report button.
This button is located beside every post. When you report a post, the moderators of the forum will be notified.