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Posting Rules

Forum Posting Rules:

The following is a list of basic guidelines about what is and is not allowed while posting on our site. These rules are in addition to what is listed in our Terms Of Service , and Advertising Rules. Please read through all of these sections before using our site and contact us if you have questions..

  • Users shall treat each other with respect at all times on ElectricianTalk.com. Name calling, personal attacks, threats or other inappropriate behavior will not be allowed and may cause you account to be banned.
  • As stated in our Advertising Rules, you may not post advertisements on our site unless your a local electrical contractor displaying your business info. Members who try to sell products and/or services to electrical contractors will have their accounts revoked.
  • No pornographic material, links to pornographic material, or any form of nudity may be posted on this site. In addition to nudity, all forms of sexual content (images, jokes, etc...) are prohibited from being posted on this site as well.
  • Profanity, in any language. is not allowed nor are profane words disguised with asterisks or internet acronyms
  • You may only post material and content that you own. Posting copyrighted material, trademarks, and other violations of the DMCA is prohibited..
  • User shall refrain from posting religious threads.
  • Racist remarks will not be allowed.
  • Signature lines of other members posts may also be subject to removal. If there are legitimate complaints from members on a specific signature it will also be removed.
  • Avatars may also be subject to removal. Let's keep it clean.
  • The decisions of the Moderators and Administrators are final and members who openly challenge administrative decisions are subject to suspension or banning. Discussing any action taken by the Moderator/Administrative team in any of public forums is not allowed. Publicly discussing banned/suspended members is also not allowed. Please feel free to contact a Moderator or Administrator via PM with any concerns.
  • The Moderators or Administration may remove, move or edit posts and threads that don't conform to community standards without notice, and to suspend the privileges of any participant who refuses to comply.
  • Posting threads with descriptive and/or images of your work may be subject to some criticism. This does not open the door for you to start an attack. Argue your point and accept that you may not like the responses you may get or don't show your work.
  • When an individual, who is not part of the electrical industry, starts a thread please report the post and do not respond. Allow the moderators to politely close the thread and direct them to the DIY Chatroom. If you have questions about a post or thread then report that also. No need to scare people away.

These rules may be altered at anytime without notice so please check this page often. Thanks.

Advertising Rules
Some members of Electrician Talk may work for or own a company the sells tools, equipment, supplies, or other electrical related products and services. It is natural to want to advertise your product and/or services on this site. However, in order to create a community that is not continuously filtering through unwanted solicitations the administrators will enforce firm rules in regards to advertising.

What advertising is allowed?
We allow you to create a signature file found here: http://www.electriciantalk.com/profile.php?do=editsignature
This signature file can be up to four lines long and contain a link to your company, phone number, and and your namet. Text in the signature must be standard font size (2) and must not contain any questionable content or sales pitches.

Any signature file that is longer than four lines or contains large fonts will be deleted.

Once you create a signature file you are free to participate in meaningful conversation on the board. As you gain a reputation on the board you will also be advertising your company via your signature.

What type of advertising is NOT allowed?
Users who post messages that promote any products or services that they sell or provide will be deleted. Anyone who posts ads or meaningless content just to get their signature out there will have their posts deleted as well.

Users who violate these rules will also have their accounts disabled.

Last, if you have a product or service that you really want to reach the board with then you can buy a banner ad from us. Please contact us if you would like to receive more information on advertising.

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