In some boards there are sticky threads. These threads contain helpful tips and rules for this board. Please read these threads thoroughly.
Posting a New Thread
By posting a new thread please make sure that your thread has an appropriate subject line and will be posted in the most appropriate place. Avoid double postings. Check that your question has not been answered anywhere else on the site. Use the search feature. Please check before posting a new thread that there is not yet a post with the same topic. In this case please add your question as new post in this thread.
Required Content of Threads
Please keep threads on track. The more lively the thread, the more interest from the community.
Editing of Threads
To avoid double postings use the „Edit“ function and post your amendment to an existing thread. Avoid editing your thread again and again it might be that the sense is no longer understandable.
Quotations are for a better overview inside of a thread. Pay attention not citing the whole text but only the part you want to refer to. Nested quotations are not possible.
In threads only links with direct relation to the problem are permitted.
Do not link to any site that contains sexually oriented material, racist or illegal content or might otherwise be considered offensive. Any post containing an inappropriate link will be removed and the poster will receive a warning.
Avatar and Signature
Avatars are personnel pictures shown besides every thread of a user. Consider the following:
Maximum size of an avatar: 80 x 80 pixels
Avatars which impinge upon rights of a third party or are in breach of morality are forbidden
Signatures must be kept to a maximum of three lines. Graphics are not allowed.
Maximum font size cannot be larger than normal.
Any signature or avatar that is offensive or insulting to either us, our members, or our staff, are prohibited
Sexually Orientated Content
It is prohibited to any sites with sexually oriented material which are
- Showing nether regions
- Showing nudes and/or describing nudes
- Offering erotic or pornographic content
Breach of these rules may result in an editing, negative moderation or deletion of your post/Avatar/signature. We reserve the right to ban abusers from the site. This might not be a discreditation of that site but used for protection of minors.
A support for such sites might be possible by sending the URL via PM to the admins.
Don't feed the Trolls
Trolls are nasty. Inform us about Trolls with the function „Report to Moderator “. Avoid to answering such posts.
This forum is managed by experienced team members and board moderators. Their instructions have to be followed strictly. Should it be necessary to edit or close threads because they do not meet the forum rules this will be shown by issuing a caution in the thread and this will be recorded. Call-backs only to the responsible moderator. Posts which are not in the appropriate place will be moved to the right board. This also will be done with single posts and when a new thread will be necessary.
Never post personnel data as phone number, address or access data to your web space/forum. For this only use the PM. Check thoroughly to whom you will give such data. Admin access only should be temporary and removed after the solution of the problem.
Keep all commentary civil, and be courteous at all times.
Constructive criticism is welcome. Insults directed towards other users or the admins will not be tolerated. Coarse and/or insulting language will not be tolerated.
Commercial advertising is not allowed.
Any posts for self promotion, advertising, or spam can and will be removed.
If you feel a post breathes any of the rules, or you need to bring it to the attention of a moderator (move threads/close/split), please use the ‘report to moderator’ link to inform the moderators.
Thank those who help you. All those who have been helped on this forum are invited to help other users by responding to their questions when they know the answer.