As a Members of our Q&A Discussion Group

  1. Introduce Yourself. Add a sentence or two and let us know who you are.

  2. Be polite when you post. Be respectful to all members no matter age, color, background, gender, etc. Offer support or agreement when appropriate.

  3. Read others posts with patience.Respect diverse opinions andviewpoints. Treat contributions made by others with respect and understand that differences in opinion, interests and abilities are not only natural but encouraged and supported.Keep an open mind and give benefit of the doubt. Find opportunities to solve problems or issues.

  4. Use good spelling and grammar. This is a thumbs-up for any forum. Using "text" speak or "symbols" on forums may be hard for some users to read or understand, and are very likely to be frowned upon.

  5. Be very thoughtful about your posts. Understand that communications shared through participating in this forum have a higher likelihood of being misinterpreted than the spoken word. When you type a thought, reflection or comment, read it carefully before you submit or post. Read it out loud to yourself to see if it makes sense and is grammatically correct. Rephrase or rewrite to ensure clarity.

  6. Do Not Spam / Advertising / Self-promote. Our Members’ Forumdefines spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc.Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

  7. Do not ask for email addresses or phone numbers. Your account will be blocked or banned, and your posts will be deleted.

  8. Do not post copyright-infringing material. Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden. If you do post something that is copyrighted, quote the source, author or link of the material.

  9. Remain respectful, courteous and kind of other members at all times.All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter who you are, what you do, or what title you may hold in this forum, you are expected to obey this rule.

  10. Do not Private Message (PM) other Members asking for help. If you do PM a Member, DO NOT use words such as HELP, Urgent, or I have a question.

  11. What happens if you don’t follow these rules: If you break the rules, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent. The administrator also has the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.

  12. Report violations or unresolved issues to the administrator.Those that report will remain confidential, and, when appropriate, action will be taken.

  • Blocked members: Cannot like or comment on a post or follow a writer. Blocked members do, however, appear on the members page. 

  • Deleted members: Cannot like or comment on a post or follow a writer. All the site member's posts, comments, and likes are removed from your forum. The member no longer appears on the member's page.