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Denis Deveaux

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Registration date : 2009-02-04

PostSubject: Member Rules and Guidelines   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:21 pm

Member Rules and Guidelines:

1. Each forum member may have only one account.

2. Post in the right forum. If it's an off topic subject, post it in “Community Lounge/General Discussion." Talk About Anything Here!

3. Use a descriptive topic Subject.

4. Forum Decorum:

· Be friendly and welcoming as your classmates join and greet them. Participating on a message board for the first time can be a daunting experience for some.

· Be polite; everyone here is a classmate - they have feelings. Do not post anything that could cause embarrassment, be offensive, or be taken as ridicule.

· Criticize ideas, not people. Flaming will not be tolerated. This includes any material which is vulgar, defamatory, inaccurate, harassing, hateful, threatening, invading of others privacy, sexually oriented, or violates any laws. If you disagree with a post or an opinion do not launch into condemnation - everyone is entitled to his or her opinion and others' views should be respected.

· Remember that text in capitals is considered shouting and is unnecessary

5. Do not post any pornographic, sexually offensive, sexually explicit text or material or any other text or material containing objectionable content of any kind. This includes suggestive images, graphics, links, and comments. This is a friendly site that is for you and your classmates. Posting anything along these lines will automatically get you and your IP range banned from the forum.

6. Report inappropriate posts to the Site Administrator. There is little need for intervention, but if you feel something needs to be addressed, do not hesitate to contact Denis.

7. Uploading images: You may upload images into your posts as long as it meets the guidelines set above. It is best - but not required - to use the “Host an Image” feature provided by the forum rather than posting a full-sized image in your post. “Host an Image” leaves a smaller, thumbnail link to your full size image, thus reducing the file size of the image seen in your post, but allowing users to view the larger file in another window. The forum is fast now, but if this is abused, the used-up bandwidth could slow the forum down considerably, and posting large images within your posts will immediately affect any dial-up users. If you do add full-sized images to your post, please observe the following:

· Images posted without the use of the “Host an Image” feature should have an image size no larger than 650x500 (width x height) pixels and a file size no larger than 65KB. The number of images is not restricted, but the total combined file size should be no more than 150KB in any one post. Violations may be removed at the discretion of the Admininstrators or Moderators. Actually, these image dimension and file size guidelines work well for posting most images, regardless of whether the “Host an Image” is used or not. If you don’t know how to properly size your images, ask.

· Images uploaded using “Host an Image” may be considerably larger – up to 2MB in file size. Formats include .jpg, .gif, .bmp, and .png. But, when using very large file sizes and image dimensions, keep your viewer in mind and what you want to portray to the viewer with your image. Do you want your image dimensions to be such that the only way to view the entire image is to scroll horizontally and vertically? Do you want your file size to be so large that the download time for dial-up users is an impossible wait time? Most images will show quite well using the guidelines presented above.

8. No Blatant Advertising: This forum is not free advertising space.

9. No Spamming: No commercial posts or flooding the forum with useless content.

10. Feel free to make a post introducing yourself if you wish in “Community Lounge/Introduce yourself.“

11. Familiarize yourself with our FAQ. The link to FAQ can be found on the menu bar below the logo and welcome statement.

12. When replying to a post from further back in a thread, a quote from that post will help give clarification.

13. Message content: Remember that once something is written and posted, it is there for the entire membership to see. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages.

14. Please do not publicly reveal your personal information - email address, home address, etc. This board is secured from anyone other than registered members (classmates only) being able to view the forums that members can participate in, but there is no sense in taking any chances.

15. Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you do in everyday life.

16. Report inappropriate posts or PMs - there should be little need for intervention, but if you feel any abuse needs to be addressed, do not hesitate to contact your site administrator via Private Message.

17. Last but not least, have fun and enjoy your time here with us.

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