THE RULES & FAQ - READ BEFORE POSTING 17/02/2016

Thread: THE RULES & FAQ - READ BEFORE POSTING 17/02/2016

  1. 4me2's Avatar

    4me2 said:

    Default THE RULES & FAQ - READ BEFORE POSTING 17/02/2016

    Digital-forums.com FAQ
    LAST UPDATE: 17/02/16

    I'm going to start covering the most frequent questions in this post and will update as i go.

    So, what's the primary rule for new members?
    We have a large forum with many new members every day. However, some of those members join to leech information and never return again. We do not want those members, if you are one such person I recommend you leave now.

    IF ANY OF YOUR POSTS ARE NONSENSE, ONE-WORD, POINTLESS, USELESS CRAP or END UP BEING REPORTED - YOU WILL BE PERMANENTLY BANNED!


    What in an infraction? and why have I got one?
    Our infraction system is much like a driving license.

    All members start with zero points and points are added for infractions (or breaches) of DF rules, policies and etiquette. All levels of points last for a period of 30 Days after which they will expire.

    If a member goes over 5 points, they will lose access to DF for 24 hours.
    If a member goes over 10 points, they will lose access to DF for 7 days.
    If a member goes over 15 points, they will lose access to DF for 30 days.

    Any member given a 50 point infraction will receive an instant and permanent ban.

    A list of current infractions and points is below:

    1 Posting In The Wrong Section
    3 Wasting Staff Time/Disregard For Forum Rules
    3 Insults/Abuse
    5 Abuse of Report Button
    5 Posting Links To Illegal Files
    10 Staff Abuse
    15 Racism
    15 Use of Company Names to Defame
    50 Spam
    50 Leeching
    50 Rejoining Forum after a Ban


    What the hell is Karma, and how can I get me some of that?
    Karma is basically a member rating system. If a member has helped, entertained, provided a link in biggys cheapskate section etc, you can give them karma.

    Everyone has a karma rating (the little green, or red blobs under each user's details to the left of every post). This rating can either be good or bad depending on how many positive or negative karma points they have received. Karma is dished out in different portions. eg, if an admin gives you positive karma, you will get more points than if some lowlife 10 post member gives you karma.

    As your karma increases or decreases you will attain more green or red blobs. the more green blobs you have, the more positive karma you have received, if you start getting into minus numbers (by receiving negative karma) you will start showing red blobs, not a good sign.

    You can give karma by clicking the button that is under your user profile in every post. click this, select whether you want to give positive or negative karma, and if you want leave a comment. If you wish to see comments people have given you, they can be found at the bottom of the user control panel: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    below is an explanation of how karma is calculated, in case you cared:



    If you have negative points, then you have red dots, which work the same way as above, but backwards. I'm not too sure at what value these start though, as there is a single grey dot inbetween the red and green. Grey may signify
    -20 to -1, or something like that.

    The amount of karma points a user receives when you give them positive karma, is based on your post count, length of membership, and your own karma level. I think it is 1 point of karma power for each 100 posts, 1 point per year of membership, and 1 point per karma dot that you have. So my karma power is about 21:

    1500+ posts = 15 points
    6 karma dots = 6 points
    0 whole years membership = 0 points
    total = 21 points is what a user would receive if I gave them positive karma

    If you give negative karma, the points are deducted from the person you're giving it to, but the points are only half that of your normal (positive) karma power.

    Finally, if you receive positive karma, it is green. Negative karma is red, and neutral karma is grey - this is when the person awarding the karma has no karma power i.e. has overall negative/neutral karma themselves. If at any point a users karma level is neutral or negative, their karma power becomes 0.....even if they have 50 million posts[/QUOTE]


    Why do some members have coloured usernames?
    We use the colour of usernames to distinguish between certain usergroups on the board:

    Administrator = red
    Super Moderator = blue
    Moderator = green
    VIP = dark red

    WHY CANT I WRITE POSTS/THREAD TITLES ALL IN CAPITAL LETTERS?
    Please dont write full posts/thread titles in capital letters, this is considered both shouting and very rude. you will be flamed. Even if you feel your post is of particular interest to members, posting in all caps will result in some form of punishment.

    How do I become a VIP member?
    Being a VIP Member means you support our community and are given the honor of the coveted VIP Badge - you also get access to our great VIP Section [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - It's only $40 a year

    I'm using a different website address to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and some things aren't working
    We did have a temporary domain issue and used an alternate domain at one point, however please note that you should now not use any other domain than digital-forums.com or some board functionality may be lost
    Last edited by Raptor; 7th April 2009 at 11:14 AM.
  2. marcode's Avatar

    marcode said:

    Default Faq

    see above
    Last edited by 4me2; 4th November 2007 at 07:29 PM.
  3. Mickey's Avatar

    Mickey said:

    Attention BASIC RULES OF THE INTRODUCTION SECTION - PLEASE READ 25/5/14

    This is the introduction section. This is the place to tell all the good members of Digital-Forums a little about you. Things like where you are from, where you work. that sort of thing. Nothing else, like your issues with something you need to come onto DF to fix. The reason we have sections is simply that. If you have a problem, post it in the correct section and the great members on DF will try and help you
    Another rather polite rule is to make your first post for yourself and not add to another new members first post. This is more of a polite thing to do as it can get difficult for members to see who they are talking to.

    One last thing posting, crap like "Hi" "Hello" and leaving it at that isnt clever and usually gets ridiculed and could end up with you being moved to the Hall of Shame or worse.
    Example: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Every section has a set of simple rules that can be found at the top of that section (stickies), have a readup on these if you are not sure about anything. there is usually other stickies in there which cover the most asked questions, and if you cannot find a problem you are looking for then you could try the search button. This is really handy as it could stop you doing a post that someone else has already posted. Double posting (Dupe) can get you sent to the Hall of shame (HOS)

    PLEASE NOTE
    Issues like DBOX,SAT,Cable,Game Consoles,Mobile Phones,Pc Problems, GPS/SAT NAV ETC ETC. We have sections for this and all other issues, so please use them. Failure to do will will be dealt with depending on your post

    No exceptions accepted , think you know better watch how quick your post gets deleted and you get banned

    Welcome to DF. Have a great stay
    Last edited by Mickey; 6th January 2009 at 11:46 AM. Reason: updated
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
  4. 4me2's Avatar

    4me2 said:

    Default Re: Updated Rules Of Introduce Section

    Simple rule =

    You don't comply then you fly.
    There are 3 types of people in the world - those who make things happen, those who watch things happen; and those who wondered what happened.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]Conservatives. Putting the 'N' into Cuts.

  5. Raptor's Avatar

    Raptor said:

    Default Re: THE RULES & FAQ - READ BEFORE POSTING 04/11/07

    Updated rules: 07/04/09
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    blaggard said:

    Attention Message for existing members . . . .

    While messages of welcome for noobs are welcome PLEASE don't attack them, even if you suspect they might be bound for no good better to use the report button and let the staff do their job. . . of course an intro posted in the wrong section or just a first post OUTSIDE of the intro section is in fact counter to the rules and should be reported. If an intro opens itself to some good natured banter then please go ahead, we don't want to lose the fun factor but telling people they are close to getting bans is not wanted. . . . please, just report.
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    cyprus said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    Exactly and stop being cunts by telling them to read the rules! That's the mod's job.
  8. Mickey's Avatar

    Mickey said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    Simply Welcome them in try and give them a great welcome.


    Stickied also
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
  9. DejaVu's Avatar

    DejaVu said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    Oh the irony.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk

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    Idlehands said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    thanks.....?
  11. DejaVu's Avatar

    DejaVu said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    Uh oh!!

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    Pam38 said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    I don't see an area to link to contact with adminstration, to ask about a post, before I post it.
  13. DejaVu's Avatar

    DejaVu said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    Read the rules. Adhere to them religiously. If you think it may go against the rules. Dont.
    Asking for assistance is fine, after posting an Intro about you.

    If you have a query about a post that already exists. Post in it.

    If its Spam, it'll be deleted and so will you.

    Welcome to DF.

    Admins are usually busy fixing or maintaining the forums.
    Super Mods and Mods are here to answer queries and ensure the smooth running of the forum.

  14. Raptor's Avatar

    Raptor said:

    Default Re: THE RULES & FAQ - READ BEFORE POSTING 25/05/14

    Updated rules 17th Feb 2016
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    joyce said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    My name is joy. I have been a widow for 40 years this month (July 20, 2016 . ) I am now 80 yrs young. I live in North Carolina.
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    DejaVu said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    Hiya Joy! Welcome to the world of DF. Please read the Private Message you recieved when you signed up and tell us all about yourself in the introduction section.

    Post a new message in the Intro sewction here -
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    stef23cang said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    This scares me, as am finding hard to locate a section where to intro myself, it will be nice if the NEW Guys are warned or corrected before banned
  18. Lou_smorals's Avatar

    Lou_smorals said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    hi Stef
    You are actually in it but within a thread.
    post a small intro, not just hello, I am new - its always good to say what your interests are, what experiences you could bring to the forum and what you hope to gain in return.
    best wishes and welcome to DF
    LS
    Try here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Last edited by Lou_smorals; 29th December 2016 at 08:39 AM.
    Dear Lord, please grant me the ability to punch people in the face over Standard TCP/IP
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    stef23cang said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    Thanks
  20. andy1494mar's Avatar

    andy1494mar said:

    Default Re: Message for existing members . . . .

    hi there need some help I have to re register as it would not let me in could some pm so I can give my detail to see if they sort it out please