Web forums offer an exciting way to meet people who share your interests.
However, unlike a normal discussion youíre on a platform, and your words will be
accessible by the entire world.
The most common mistake a newcomer can
make is simply wading into a discussion on any topic without thinking of the
person at the other end. One manís hilarity is another manís offense.
etiquette's rules are based entirely on this simple precept.
to anyone, irrespective of medium, do not type with the Caps Lock key TURNED ON.
Itís known as Ďshoutingí, and is considered extremely rude and provocative.
Similarly, overuse of abbreviations can cause offense. If a recipient has to
fight to comprehend a confusing cryptic message, the sender has failed and you
may not even get a response.
everybody time, use the search tools that this forum provides to look for
similar topics, and check them before you post. If your research draws a blank,
itís now time to post.
Help Us to Help You
that you provide all relevant data that might help in diagnosing the problem;
this should include your PCs specifications, any patches or updated drivers
youíve installed, including version numbers, external hardware and what fixes
you have attempted. Most members here at PCReview are only too pleased to help
out, but can only give effective advice if you provide detailed explanations of
the problem or fault.
Abusive & illegal Material
Pornography, Warez, or any other illegal transactions may NOT
be linked in any shape or form. PCReview.co.uk does not condone or promote
piracy of any kind. This specifically includes piracy of
- Video material (copying DVDs or HDTV encoded movies via the Internet)
- Music via file sharing MP3/WMA and other digital music not specifically
permitted for download in this way
- Games and other applications leaked, downloaded or copied
Why do we take this position? Because doing the above is theft and illegal.
Whether or not you agree with file sharing and whether or not you agree with
the ways the big corporations try to combat this 'problem', you may not post
anything on these forums which can be interpreted by our moderators as directly
Flaming & Derogatory Remarks
Will not be tolerated. Whether it be directed at another forum member or a
business. Statements such as 'Don't buy from retailer x as they are a bunch of
lying cowboys', and someone replies 'thanks for the warning, I was going to buy
from them but will go elsewhere', then the first post has led to a loss of
business from the retailer and is therefore DEFAMATION and ILLEGAL. These posts
will be deleted. Feel free to give an account of your experience, but please
back it up with facts.
PMs & Emails
Please, do not
contact individual members for a private consultation as they will just delete
your message Ö use the forum, where, you can be better
assisted by all. PMs are for private discussion which is not relevant to the
forum and can be thought of as a local e-mail system.
Please note that the User-name should conform to the
following guidelines and it should not be changed once set. Forum members are
required to register with a displayed name or user-name which does NOT feature
an email address, ALL CAPS, an obvious company name, or names that may carry a
message or meaning that may be interpreted as inappropriate. Admin decision in
this regard is final and user-names deemed inappropriate for the forum will be
deleted or renamed.
Everyone is able to insert a
forum signature at the bottom of their posts by modifying the user profile.
Please keep these quite short and clean so it doesn't interfere with the general
forum posting. Small images are allowed, but no HTML. Links in signatures are
not allowed unless permission has been sought & given by an administrator. Any
signatures not complying will be deleted.
Foul Language and obscene images will not be tolerated. This site is family
friendly, and all posts and posters must respect the integrity of the site.
In addition, you may not deliberately misspell, or substitute punctuation or other special characters in filtered words to circumvent any profanity filters of the Forums you are posting on.
Posting of unsolicited messages on the forum to
advertise your services are not acceptable. If you post spam, your post will be
deleted and your account banned.
About our Moderators
Forum Moderators are
community volunteers that give up their time to help build a better community.
They will assist with focusing topics and enforcing guidelines. They have the
ability to edit/delete posts, to move, close or delete topics, to temporarily
moderate usersí posts and have a very effective ban button. Our moderators are
equipped with Kevlar flak jackets and an unlimited supply of Admin bricks. Do
not attempt to engage them in direct combat, especially muckshifter.