Changes to forum policy - Please Read
We have been working on a number of changes to forum policy over the past few days that all users need to be aware of, these are outlined below:
All signatures must now be in English. Although we have had an "all posts must be in English" rule for years, signatures had gone un-noticed until it was mentioned recently. If your signature is not currently in English please could you change it.
Something we (myself, the Mods and TP's) have been discussing for the past week or so is the number of "negative" posts that have been occuring recently. To clarify what exactly we are talking about, I'll give a few examples of negative orientated topics: "worst distro", "do you hate microsoft", "i hate life", "what sucks more, microsoft or BSD" etc etc. To summarise, a negative topic is any topic that is likely to generate a lot of responses of a negative nature, almost borderline trolling. Please expect these topics to be locked on sight from now on, if you are reading this, please take this as a hint not to post them any more :wink:
Spelling of Microsoft
This is actually a last minute request by me and we don't have a formal rule about it, at this stage. I'm going to make this a polite request, and see how it goes from here. So, whats this about? - Although I can sympathise with those of you who may have had frustrating experiences with Microsoft software in the past, please consider that not everyone has such extreme anti-Microsoft views. Microsoft is not spelt microshit, microshaft, micro$oft, microcrap, or any varient thereof, it would be really appriciated if you could take this into consideration when writing your posts.
We also have some Trusted Penguin and Moderator changes on the way, I'll post about them once they have all been fully confirmed.