Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Windows On Windows® Forum. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. You must be 13 years of age or older. However, under the COPPA laws of 2008, we can permit members under the age of 13 if they have their legal guardian fill out a COPPA form and send this to an administrator (admin@windowsonwindows.net). #
  2. You must "treat others as you want to be treated". Slander (such as name-calling or prejudice) is not allowed in any way, form or language, to any members or other persons off-site. (NOTE: If you have a problem with another member, or their actions, contact a staff member via PM or e-mail. Do NOT start a thread discussing the matter.) #
  3. You must respect the forum staff. Mocking forum staff (moderators and administrators) is prohibited, and any such abuse (which includes, but is not limited to, account names mocking the staff, singling out of a staff member and public defamation of a staff member) will be met with an immediate warning. (NOTE: If you have a problem with a staff member, or a decision made by them, contact that staff member via PM or e-mail. If this fails to provide you with a mutual agreement on the matter, speak to an Administrator. If the person you were contacting is an Administrator, contact a different one.) #
  4. You must post in a readable format. Members are requested to refrain from using "chat speak" (e.g. “u r” in place of “you are”, “l8r” in place of “later”, etc.). Please also avoid using excessive exclamation points “!!!!!!!!!!”, and/or typing in ALL CAPS. This applies to topic titles as well as topic and post content. #
  5. You must not create or share posts, images and/or links discussing, displaying or condoning illegal activities. This includes, but is not limited to, condoning of violence or warfare against an individual, group, ethnicity, race or culture and requesting or posting links to illegal software (“warez”). #
  6. You must not spam or advertise (i.e. “plug”) your own products or websites in your posts. Spam is defined as any topic or post with no substantial purpose, or one which is wholly unrelated to the thread in which it is posted (i.e. "off-topic"). Advertising your own products or websites (including forums) is only allowed in your signature. #
  7. You must not use profanity (“cursing”). Euphemisms for profanities, when directed at another member or person off-site, are prohibited (including, but not limited to, “frigging” and “frick”), as is lewd or otherwise crude language. You may not bypass the forum’s word filter by using asterisks (***) or other such symbols. Scientific terminology (for example, “penis”) is allowed, but must take place within a rule-abiding discussion. #
  8. You must not share identifiable personal information. This includes, but is not limited to: your full name, telephone number and/or home address. This is for your own safety. Any such information that is discovered will be removed by a staff member. #
  9. You must only have one active account. Any additional accounts that are known to be associated with a member who already has another active account will be suspended, and the member’s current account will receive a warning. (NOTE: Any member who is discovered to be aiding and/or abetting a banned member in any way (e.g. by allowing them unauthorised access to the forum under their own account), or consensually communicating with a banned member in the chat room, will be subject to disciplinary action by a staff member.)

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    Rules version: 1.2
    Last updated: 14th April 2016
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