[Sticky] Welcome to RC - Read This Thread To Learn The Rules, How This Forum Runs and More!
Firstly, welcome to RC. We are one of the biggest Sale, Deals and Coupons communities online
This thread was created to help out you "newbies". It contains rules, how to post, infractions and various other things. It's recommended you read all of this post because it is well worth it and you will learn so much!
As like the real world, there are rules. These rules are in place to make the forum run smoothly.
Here are some of the basic rules which with which you have to agree when you create your profile:
- No spam. All automated messages, advertisements, and links to competitor websites will be deleted immediately.
- Post in relevant sub-forums only. Messages posted in the wrong topic area will be removed and placed in the correct sub-forum by moderators.
- Respect other users. No flaming or abusing fellow forum members. Users who continue to post inflammatory, abusive comments will be deleted from the forum after two warnings are issued by moderators.
- Harassment. No threats or harassment of other users will be tolerated. Any instance of threatening or harassing behavior is grounds for deletion from the forums.
- Adult content. No profanity or pornography is allowed. Posts containing adult material will be deleted.
- Illegal content. No re-posting of copyrighted materials or other illegal content is allowed. Any posts containing illegal content or copyrighted materials will be deleted.
There is an old saying, "don't fix what isn't broken".
An infraction is a simple warning that you have done something wrong. It's not the end of the world, so don't take it personally. There is no real consequence to receiving an infraction, unless you are a spammer or you frequently and blatently break the rules. If you manage to rack up 10 infraction points, you will be banned temporarily.
Here is a list of what you can receive an infraction for and a brief explanation of why:
- Duplicate thread- If you create a thread about a subject that is already being discussed in another thread, you may receive an infraction.
- Affiliate links- Affiliate links are allowed in signatures, but they are not allowed in posts.
- Thread hijacking- Off topic posts or trying to promote your own item/service in a thread started by someone else are both examples of thread hijacking.
- Running up post count/post has no value -Posts such as "pm sent", "lol" or any other useless post that does not contribute to the forum or the thread is considered a post that has no value. Posting numerous "welcome to the forum" posts in the Introductions forum is also considered post padding or running up your post count. Posting an opinion in a sales thread such as "great price, good luck with the sale" but not actually bidding or participating is not allowed.
- Inappropriate post/thread -Although we are quite liberal, certain threads and posts are simply inappropriate. Examples of inappropriate posts would be porn and blatant vulgarity.
- Thread started in wrong catagory -If you start a thread in the wrong forum because you do not have enough posts to start a thread in the correct forum (the Buy/Sell/Trade forum, for example), you will receive an infraction. If you start a thread in the wrong catagory, but it appears that you at least attempted to put it in the right forum, you generally will not receive an infraction.
- Bumping thread -Bumping is when you reply to your own thread with the sole purpose of bumping it to the top of the forum. Also, a worthless reply to old threads can also be considered bumping.
- Inappropriate language -Cursing is not forbidden in this forum, but we expect it to be used minimally.
- Attacking/harassing other members -You are allowed to disagree with the opinions of other members but you are not allowed to attack the person or their circumstances.
- Spamming -If all or the majority of your posts are promoting or linking to your website or product. You will receive an infraction for spamming.
- Duplicate account -If you create more then one account at Digital Point Forums, you will receive an infraction and will be banned.
You can add up to 2 links in your signature. However, you must be a member for at least 7 days and have 10 posts. This is not because we are nazi's, it's to stop people coming to RC and only posting to get some links to their site.
Once you are able to have a signature, you can add it by going into User CP from the menu and going edit signature. You can add up to 2 links, have 4 smiley dudes and can pick whatever sweet colours you like.
This is great because you get lots of backlinks to your site (especially when you get 1000's of posts!)
This Topic is not closed because we want to hear your suggestions and additions on how we can improve our community.