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Forum Rules Welcome to HotWebDesignTalk
We want to continually grow and keep the hostingchitchat.com forum as a leading site and top forum for Web Hosters, Web Masters, Web designers, Domain name owners and web Developers of all kinds.
HotWebDesignTalk is a place where members can Earn Learn, Share, and Master the web together! In order for us all to enjoy our visits to HotWebHostingTalk, a few rules need to be placed and followed. They are as follows:
  • Welcome HWHT Starters
When newcomers arrive, welcome them to our growing community. Many of our community's "elders" (regardless of age) are a wealth of knowledge and have much to share. Help new members learn about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved in the community.
  • No Spamming
Spamming is characterized by the initiation of threads or posts that contribute nothing to a forum, be it off topic or on topic. Examples include: empty posts, posts with few words that have no relation to the current thread or discussion and those posts that state they are spam, either to annoy or increase a member's post count. This determination is made by the forum Moderator or Administrator and is not up for discussion.
  1. No Affiliate/Referral Links
Affiliate links give posters an unfair advantage over others. As well, affiliate links may lead to false representation simply in the effort to gain a lead or referral. Therefore, Affiliate links will be modified or deleted.
  1. Advertising
Keep advertising where it is allowed. Do not heedlessly place your advertisements through the Discussion Forums. This will be considered SPAM and could result in the loss of your HWHT Community Membership. Affiliate links are not allowed within the forums. If you wish to promote a particular program then promote the program not your own affiliate tie with it.
  • Keep Your posts Clean
There may be places where explicit, obscene or vulgar language, graphics or behavior is appropriate however HWHT is not one of them. Discussion forum posts that contain explicit, obscene or vulgar language will be removed, No Flames of any kind against a member, or group of members. Flames are considered a deliberate personal attack on another member or group of members. Having a difference of opinion is fine, but if it gets out of hand and turns into a fight to get the biggest jab at the other person, then its gone too far. Similarly, discussion forum posts that solicit or offer explicit or X-rated GIFs, JPEGs or similar content files will be deleted without notice!
  • When Posting
Do not post the same discussion more than once on a discussion forum or on many forums. Duplicate discussions can be frustrating for other members, especially for those whose time and energy is limited. Weeding through the same discussion in multiple locations can be not only frustrating, but down right annoying. Duplicate discussions will be deleted. Reposting the same message repeatedly can be interpreted as SPAM and could result in the loss of your HWHT Community Membership.
  1. Private Message System ( PM)
You must make at least 5 posts before you may create new messages, or reply to any messages you receive. This is to reduce the amount of PM spam. Sending any unrequested commercial and/or bulk message through the private message system may result in an immediate suspension of posting privileges. Furthermore, any reports of harassment via the PM system will be fully investigated. To report an abusive or unwanted PM, please use the HWHT Contact Form.
  • Member Signatures
Each HWHT Forums Membership comes with the ability to display a signature. This signature can be used to promote your site, business, or other ventures as long as they relate to you personally. You may not allow others to use your signature nor can you rent out the space for use. Anyone found to be breaking these guidelines will be warned. Repeat warnings will result in a PERMANENT ban. Your promotional Signature must follow these guidelines: Signature Lines Your signature can have a maximum of 4 lines at 1024 resolution. The line count includes empty lines for spacing. Signature Text Lines Text (font size )larger than 3 is not allowed in sigs. Signature Images or scripts Images and/or scripts are not allowed in signatures. The text in your signature must abide by all rules and be non-offensive to the other members. You may post links to your site(s) or favorite site(s). Affiliate links and referral links are allowed only in signatures.
  • Specific Forum Rules
Some forums have their own set of rules. To post in these forums you must read the rules to that forum. If you have not read the rules for that forum, you will get an error message asking you to do so.
  • Keep Things Legal
Do not post links to Warez or Illegal Software. This includes linking to illegal downloads of not only software, but copyrighted images that must be purchased, movies, and other items being illegally distributed.
  • We Reserve The Right
HWHT. and its assigned agents reserves the right to remove a post which does not relate to the topic being discussed in the forum. In addition, HWHT reserves the right to organize discussion forums in order to best serve the majority of our members. For example, narrow-interest or minimal activity topics may, at HWHT's discretion, be relocated to a more appropriate discussion forum, or deleted entirely. HWHT or its assigned agents also reserves the right to prohibit or delete discussions that are thought to violate applicable law or that may be harmful to other members, the sites that comprise HWHT, or the rights of HWHT. or others. That said, HWHT does not have the practical ability to restrict conduct or communications that might violate these Guidelines or the Terms of Service prior to transmission on AOL or the Web, nor can we ensure prompt removal of offending discussion forum posts. We also reserve the right to remove your membership from you should you violate these Guidelines

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