Author Topic: NSF Forum Rules and TOS - 2015 Revision  (Read 5232 times)

Online Chris Bergin

NSF Forum Rules and TOS - 2015 Revision
« on: 01/04/2015 04:12 PM »
This is - especially for a site's forum of this size and visitation - a surprisingly polite place. However, we must - as a community - continue to keep to that standard, ensuring the new members who join every day fit into the forum netiquette by nature of its established tone.

These are the "rules" - Terms of Service (as some sites call them) for all members.

Rule 1: Be civil. Respect other members. Treat other members as you would in real life face to face. An anonymous name on the internet does not give you the right to turn into a troll. Trolls will be removed from the forum.

Rule 2: Stay on topic. We have some long, specific threads here. They need to adhere to the thread title. Interesting side topics should be given their own thread - so by all means start splinter threads, and link in both threads to allow others to follow.

Rule 3: No "King of the Internet" attitudes. It can happen to anyone, especially someone who is well-versed in a particular subject matter. Under that guidance, remember you probably don't know who you're conversing with. It could be a nine year old kid who just got his first model rocket and about to become a space flight fan, or it could be Charlie Bolden....OK, maybe not the latter, but you need to show caution when responding to someone, especially if you're correcting them.

Rule 4: Copyright. Do not post the entire text of another site's article. Link and use the headline abstract only.

Rule 5: Not a biggy, but it is recommended you "attach" images via the option in your post. Embedding images should only be be done if the image is sized correctly, under the width of the post. Attaching automatically ensures this, so please always opt for that method when you can.

Rule 6: Do not respond to a breach of the above points. That causes twice as much work for the moderators. ALWAYS report the post, with an short comment as to why you are reporting it (such as "rude" - or "in the wrong place", etc.)

If you are moderated, it's nothing personal, it's housekeeping and required.

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Re: NSF Forum Rules and TOS - 2015 Revision
« Reply #1 on: 10/01/2017 03:24 AM »
Bumping to get it in the view of new members.