Topic: Forum Rules v2
This is a beta for the new forum rules! Please comment!
These are the forum rules for the YouHosting forums. Every user on the forums is expected to follow these rules. Note that these rules are flexible and may change from time to time. If you have any questions or doubt, ask a Moderator.
Meet the Mods
These are the people who help keep the forum happy and clean (in order of becoming moderator):
Admin is the CEO of YouHosting and the highest ranking member on the forums. He occasionally visits the forum to post changelogs and respond to important topics. But Admin is an important and busy man, so don't contact him directly.
Jordan was the first moderator of this forum and was the first to create these rules. He is still a respected moderator but he hasn't been able to visit the forums recently.
Hans (previously i7Grendel)
Hans is the second moderator of this forum. This Dutch guy tries to be online at least once per day. You can contact him via PM regarding moderating issues, support request are generally ignored.
Arthur (previously Hpbf)
Arthur is the third moderator of this forum. If you are Polish, he can help you immediately in your native language, in other way he will try to help you in English. He is on forum everyday and you can contact with him by PM or wait for his response in your topic.
Tavoid is the fourth moderator on this forum. He tries to be online in the forums everyday, he speaks english and spanish. If you need help regarding forum issues or just want to ask him something about anything, feel free to PM him.
Use of Language
English! Do you speak it!: This is a forum in the English language, so write your post in English. Even if you (for example) are Spanish and talk to another Spanish member, you should add an English version of your message to your post.
No bad language: Swearing, profanity and curse words are not tolerated.
No Discrimitation/Racism/Sexism: This should be self explantory.
Be Kind: Being rude to one another is not going to get you anywhere within the forum.
No excessive posting: Most people will find it hard to believe that you actually have something important to contribute to a topic if you post all over the place.
No double posting: Don't make a post right after your previous post in the same topic. Edit your previous post instead to add it.
No off topic posts: Only post things relevant to the topic.
No cross posting: Don't post the same issue in multiple topics and/or forum categories.
No thread highjacking: For example, if a user is posting his service, you can not make a comment under their thread linking to your services. If you want to advertise your own services, make your own thread.
No bumping/necro-posting: Don't reply to topics which haven't been replied to in a while. The exact time can differ per topic, but don't post in a topic which hasn't been replied to for two weeks.
No plagiarism: Don't copy tutorials, articles and files from other websites when you can simply put a link to it.
No excessive quoting: Only quote when necessary. Always quoting will create a post which is very long for no reason. You could use something like "@username" to reply to someone instead of quoting their post.
Don't give information which most people already know: Really, YouHosting users know what web hosting and HTML is.
Don't post useless questions: Don't ask questions which have been answered in the forums (search the forums!), the Knowledge Base or the FAQ. Don't ask questions which can easily be answered by Googling or searching Wikipedia either.
Don't ask "Why is country *** blocked?": YouHosting has their reasons to block countries. You can either upgrade to VIP or SVIP which removes such restrictions or you can leave. Or you can simply accept that not much is free in this world.
Use clear topic titles: Your title should make clear what the topic is about so don't use titles like "please help me" but use titles like "help setting up nameservers".
Describe your problem: Don't just say "why doesn't it work", say "X doesn't work because I see Y and I've already tried Z". The more we know, the easier we can help you.
Don't make short replies: Don't say "good design" but "I like your design because...". Also don't make replies like "Thank you" or "I like it"
Adult Content: Adult content is not allowed. Period.
Hacking, warez, phishing: You are not allowed to link to hacking, warez and phishing sites.
Piracy: You are not allowed to host, link to or market pirated software or content.
In case of violation
Report the post: Each post has a Report button in the bottom right corner (the exclamation mark). Use that to report the post. Don't reply saying they violated the rules, because that is an off topic post (and that's not allowed).
Three Strikes: We typically use a three strikes system. First violation means a warning via PM (followed up by an email warning if you don't reply). After the second violation you will be banned from the forums for one week. After the third violation you are banned from the forums permanently. Your IP and email address will be banned as well.
No Duplicate Accounts: You are not allowed to create multiple accounts on the YouHosting forum, whatever the reason. Once you have been banned, don't create a new account. If we discover multiple accounts of the same person, the account will be banned.
Thank you for reading these rules. Again, if you have any questions regarding the forum rules ask a moderator. Enjoy your time on the YouHosting Forum!