The following Community Rules are here to help you
understand what it means to be a member of Mac-Forums. By
participating in this forum, you agree to abide by the terms
described here and acknowledge that violations will be met with
consequences, up to and including revocation of your membership.
Play nice. Our community is made up of different types of
people, and all of them have the right to feel comfortable. Others
may not think the way that you think, believe what you believe,
know what you know, or see what you see. Always be polite and
respectful in your interactions with others.
Thereís nothing wrong with a bit of spirited debate,
but please dont allow it to degrade into fighting, name-calling
or flaming. Should you feel as though another member is making you
uncomfortable, pleasecontact the staffimmediately,
and we'll take it from there. Do not further perpetuate the
conflict by responding in kind.
Speaking of which, our all-volunteer staff willingly
give their time to try to make this the best community possible.
Do not anger or otherwise provoke the staff.
Post appropriately. Donít use profanity, including masked words, or post
anything thatís lewd or inappropriate for a large community of
varying ages and backgrounds. In short, if you wouldnít see it in
a Disney movie, it probably doesnít belong here.
Search first, post things in the right place, use
descriptive thread titles, and don't cross-post (posting the same
question or topic in multiple forums). Those things will help get
you more timely responses and help keep our community nice and
Use the reputation
system. Thereputation systemhelps
members rate the effectiveness of fellow members. Donít abuse the
system including things like asking for votes or leaving comments
that donít adhere to our rules. Reputation comments are monitored
by the staff and you will be held accountable for any misuse.
Respect copyrights and
the law. Donít discuss or conduct content theft or any other
illegal activity. Period.
Examples include, but are not limited to...
Media piracy, in the form of
copyrighted movies, music and software.
Hacking, such as entering
restricted systems or otherwise manipulating a computer other
than your own in a malicious way and/or without the consent of
Installing Mac OS X on
non-Apple hardware, also known as a "Hackintosh" (this is in
keeping with the previous bullet point).
Fraud- and in particular,
acting without integrity in our Buy/Sell/Trade Forum.
We follow U.S. law on the forums, so just because
something might be legal in your country doesnít mean it will be
allowed here. If youíre ever in doubt,contact one of the staffbefore
We want you to share, but donít link images or files
from 3rd-party servers unless you have their permission.
Donít spam or
advertise. This forum has a strict, zero-tolerance policy for
spam, shilling and solicitation. If you want to advertise on
Mac-Forums, click the link at the top of the page. Use the
Buy/Sell/Trade forum for all private sales transactions (note thatthis forum is restricted to
established members only). As it relates
to solicitation (in other words, polling our membership for the
purposes of a study, be it in use in an academic or commercial
venture), please contact astaff memberbefore
Your account and
privacy. One account is enough, donít create more than one.
If you need to make changes to your account,contact a staff member. We will never disclose any personal information
about a member for any reason unless required by law or to
maintain the integrity of the site.
Your account and record of your activities here are
kept as a matter of permanent record. For this reason, we
encourage you to use an alias and not your actual name. We will
not generally honor requests for deletion of accounts or content
posted in the past.
Please note that your account, if found to be in
violation of the rules outlined in this document, may be changed
by the staff without your consent. This includes inappropriate
forum names, profiles, signatures and avatars.
Avatars. You can have up to four lines of text in your
signature as well as an image. Be tasteful, remember people are
here to read posts, not be distracted by your signature.
You can have up to four lines
of text and one image up to 480 X 80 and 15k in size.
Links to other communities or
forums are limited to one no larger than font size 1 or an image
no larger than 80 X 15.
No animated images.
No overtly negative,
political, lewd or insulting avatars or signatures will be
permitted. The staff has sole discretion at determining what is
The Fine Printô. All messages posted become the property of
Mac-Forums.com. By posting on these forums you are agreeing to all
the Community Rules. Opinions, advice and all other information
expressed by participants in discussions are those of the author,
not Mac-Forums.com. All rules can, and probably will be
edited/changed in the future.
We understand that some of the rules have shades of
grey. Moderators always have final authority in upholding our
community standards including enforcement of the rules and any
behavior that may not be strictly spelled out above.
If you break one of the rules, we'll probably send
you an 'alert' to remind you of this (alerts are informative only
and carry no punitive action). Multiple rule violations could
result in a warning, and potentially a brief suspension of your
membership. And unfortunately, if your violation is severe or your
behavior too disruptive, you may be compelled to leave