Talkin Music Forum Rules

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Forum guidelines, please read before posting!

Here at Talkin Music, we have laid down the rules to guide forum behavior and the specific responsibilities of participating members of the board at http://talkinmusic.com/forum and to ensure harmony and promote the idea of fair play.

Please read and follow these rules carefully, any violations will result in a user warning or ban and offending posts will be modified or deleted.

Rules of engagement

Acceptable behavior
• Language of conversation: English.
• Before you post a new thread, use the search toolbar to find related topics. if the topic or a closely related thread already exists you can continue posting on it instead of creating a new one.
• When posting, begin with new posts/threads in the most relevant category/sub-category of the forum.
• Before posting read through the previous posts and replies not just the title.
• Post relevant material. Your post/reply should be related and contribute to the conversation. A reader should be able to get new information from your post, don't say the same thing that has was already mentioned (there's an "I agree" button for that).
• We appreciate individuality and respect your right to either agree or disagree with subject matter in a post. We require however that your response in expression of your views should add value to the discussion.
• A little appreciation goes a long way. If you find the subject mater of a members post valuable let them know. Say a little "Thanks".

Unacceptable behaviour
• Do not post low quality material with irrelevant content
• Do not repeat a question or any information from previous posts.
• Do not copy content from other sources such as websites, blogs or forum. It is plagiarize content and we will act to remove it immediately.
• Avoid repetitive content in the same post. Do not be dull and bland. Avoid repetitive use of phrases such as "Thank You", "Thanks For Useful Information", "Great Post, Thank You", "I agree with you", "Nice Article" to every person who answers your question or to every post you find useful.
• Posts containing repetitive use of the word "Thank You" will be deleted without reporting and the member's account will be put under review for further action.
• Play fair. Don't post content promoting your site or services in threads, we do not allow self-promotion this is a discussion forum.
• Do not create empty posts, if you are going to create a link to an article for example, give a quick summary, then link it to a relevant topic.
• While we allow you to promote your own content, you are required to wait for a probation period in which time you will be expected to have contributed significantly useful content to the forum.
• We are not a porn site. We do not allow adult content. Posts which contain adult, mature content or pornography, will be removed and the account put under review.
• We respect the nationality, race, gender, orientation and religious beliefs of our forum members. We will not tolerate personal attacks or anything else that could cause offence to a forum member.
• Do not plagiarize. Members are asked to respect the copyrights of other users, posts, sites, media, etc.
• Do NOT use HTML code in your posts.
• While it is tempting to open multiple accounts and post under various aliases or names, kindly refrain from doing so. Multiple accounts found to be owned by a single user will be banned
• Do not hijack member's thread/topic. This includes (but not limited to) purposely changing the subject, posting in someone's thread to offer your services or advertising your own content.

Signature
• We understand you would like to take ownership of your content and receive recognition in the forums for your posts. However to protect against BOTS and SPAM we allow members have their signatures in their posts only after they are registered and have contributed at least 20 posts.
• External content from social media sites are allowed. You can use Links of your Business Website, Facebook page, Twitter Page, Google+, Linked-in or Pinterest Page
• A maximum of 2 links are allowed per signature.
• A maximum of 2 lines are allowed per signature.
• Images are NOT allowed
• AGAIN Adult content is not allowed
• We allow to follow lines on signature for members
• Highlighting using the COLOUR RED is a feature reserved only for Premium Members
• Signatures, are reviewed before they are allowed on the site. if it violates any of the forum rules listed above, we will remove the signature without report.
• Users who frequently abuse these rules will be warned or banned.

Avatars
• Users can pick an avatar from our gallery or can upload one of their own.
• User defined avatars should be no larger than 200 pixels by 200 pixels
• User avatars should not attempt to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimicking ranks or copying avatars of team members)
• User avatars may not exceed 5000KB in file size.
• Avatars are subject to the same above listed conditions as posts.
• Avatars can be made using a Personal Photo, Business Logo, Facebook or Google+ Profile Picture
• Images with any similarity to offensive material in regards to Race, any Abusive behaviour e.g. animal cruelty or Adult Picture will be deleted and the account put up for review.
• Users who abuse these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges.

FAQ's
Q: Why have some of the words in my post been removed?
A: Certain words may have been removed by the admin or moderator. If your posts contain
any censored words, they will be blanked-out or removed.

Q: Why have my links been removed from my post?
A: You are still not allowed to add any links, please read and follow the forum rules and guidelines carefully.

Q: Why have I got warning/infractions/banned?
A: You have repeatedly violated and not followed the rules of Internet Marketing Star Forum.

We reserve the right to modify these rules at any time without prior notice.
 
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