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General Posting Guidelines

We figured this was necessary because a lot of people come in and post threads without thinking, and without realising that there is no possible way they could get help because of the way they posted the question. Here are some general guidelines.

1. Please use SEARCH first!

There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on our forum before, please use the forums search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It's easy to search by just clicking the "Search" button at the top right of the page.

2. Written English only

All posts must be written in English. Anything else will be swiftly removed from the forum permanently.

3. Be DESCRIPTIVE and DON'T use unhelpful topic names

Post a descriptive topic name! Give a summary of your problem IN THE SUBJECT. (Don't use attention-getting subjects. They don't get attention and only annoy people).

Here's a great list of topic subjects YOU SHOULD NOT POST:

Help me, Hello, Very urgent, and I have a question

Generally, ANYTHING similar to those is unacceptable. Just post your problem.

Here is a good example of a way to post a question

"how much is web hosting?"

"how to host a website?"

Remember when people help you, they are doing YOU a favour!

Be patient, help people out by posting good descriptions of what you need help with, and not snapping at people with garbage such as "if you aren' going to help don't waste my time replying".

4. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums

These forums define 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. You may only advertise in the Advertising Forums. We do not allow affiliate links in posts. You may only link to your own website in your signature.

If you ask for email addresses or phone numbers your account will be banned permanently.

If someone specifically asks for your contact details then you MUST tell them using our private message system. Do not add such information to any of your posts on this forum.

VERY IMPORTANT: Do not repost content from different sites to increase your post count as it just causes duplicate content. By copying content from other sites and reposting it to our forum creates a lot of duplicate content which is not suitable for SEO reasons. Instead, you should create unique content or at the very least reword/explain something differently. Failure to do so may result in your account being permanently banned.

5. Do not post copyright-infringing material

Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.

6. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images

Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting. This website forum is for consumers and Web Hosting related businesses. Do not post any NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content anywhere on this website.

7. Do not cross post questions

Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question. If you are not sure where to post, just post in the forum you think is most appropriate or ask us at HT Announcements and Feedback.

8. Do not PM users asking for help

Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum then the whole community can help and benefit.

9. Remain respectful 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 what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.