II. Posting Rules and Guidelines
1. Posts themselves should be made following additional rules and guidelines:
a) Before posting your question, use the SEARCH function. Look through the site Tutorials, Guides, and FAQs.
b) A post should be made in the appropriate Forum or Tutorial Thread. Incorrect post or threads may either be moved to the correct area, deleted, or closed and ignored.
c) Members are to post their question/problem only one time in the correct area. Multiple or duplicate posts will be deleted. Repeated or deliberate flouting of this rule will result in time in the Reading Room or a ban.
d) Responses depend on the availability, expertise, and good-nature of other members and staff. Do not “bump” your post within 24 hours of posting.
e) Interjecting your post into another member’s individual Question/problem Thread is termed “hijacking” and may be ignored, deleted, or result in disciplinary action.
f) Do not post your problem asking for a private response by PM or Email. Responses should be made by posts available for all members to read and learn.
g) Should you post a response to a query that provides a link, that link should be directly to the open source material and not just to another information forum of an outside Website.
h) Posts that do not pose a question should be contributory to the thread or site. Posts with no meaningful content will be deemed to be an effort to increase post count and will be deleted. Repeated posts of this nature will result in disciplinary action.
i) No commercial advertising is allowed. Exceptions to this are made for authorized sponsors and others given explicit permission.
j) Neither threads nor posts designed to promote another website or the member’s own private site are allowed without administrator permission.
k) Do not post links or invitations to posts or sites with illegal content, nudity, or adult content. Violation will result in an immediate permanent ban.
l) Do not post requests for invitations to private trackers in any Forum area outside of the INVITES thread. To post in the INVITES threads, a five or more post history is required. Attempts to bypass this rule by sending a PM to others begging for an invitation to a private tracker or by posting in other site areas will result in disciplinary action.
m) A specific rule of this site is that there is to be no talk of trading, selling, buying, or begging of PWN Network invitations. Violation will result in an immediate permanent ban.