Forum Rules Welcome to
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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