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Although the administrators and moderators of TechSpot will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All posts express the views of the author, and neither the owners of TechSpot, nor its collaborators will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

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TechSpot Community & Posting Guidelines

Last updated: May 4, 2016

With millions of users coming to TechSpot every month, we've devised a number of guidelines that will help new and regular members co-exist and communicate in the best manner.

User comments and our community constitute an integral part of TechSpot and as such we expect members to use their best judgment and common sense when posting.

The golden rule that will keep you in good standing within our community is respect.

  • Terms of service must be respected in full.

  • Criticize ideas, not people. We won't stand, nor support personal flaming.

  • Respect the privacy of others. Do not post others' personal information without their express permission.

  • Each member is entitled to have only one forum account and must provide a functional e-mail address (not made public unless you've agreed to).

  • Moderators are entitled to make good use of their judgment in moderation. Furthermore, moderators are forum authorities and should be treated with respect. They are all voluntary helpers within the community.

  • Use descriptive subject lines and research your post. Posting generic titles like: "I need help" or "I have a problem" may be deleted by moderators regardless of the content of the post.

  • Make sure you are posting in the correct board.

  • No SHOUTING allowed!!! That is, posting IN ALL CAPS or with excessive exclamation marks (!!!). It's rude and annoying, and if you do it, your post will be removed.

  • Use the search function. Before posting any new messages make sure the topic you are interested has not been discussed just recently, you can choose the search feature from the forum menu which will take you to previously posted information.

  • Avoid double posting. Make good use of the 'Edit' function and do not "reply to yourself" in a same thread unless it's completely necessary.

  • Keep your posts clean: Excessive foul language is likely to get moderated or get you banned. Same applies for shouting (read above).

  • Avatars - We allow small personalized images to go along your user profile and your posts, avatars fall under the same guidelines as printed text. Please no animated avatars.

  • Signatures - You can include with your messages a small signature, quote or slogan, please try to keep your signature less than 2 lines long. Furthermore, the signature space is the place to sign off and not within each of your posts.

  • English posts only - This is an English-only forum. For any other languages please look for a more appropriate site.

  • No spam, no pornography, no ads.

TechSpot Titles

Once signed in you will receive a newcomer "TS Rookie" title that will be updated as you increase your participation level. The more messages you post, like other members' posts, and fill in your profile information you are given more points that count towards new trophies and higher rank user titles. Here is a reference list of the different titles available:

  • TS Rookie: First title new users receive.

  • TechSpot Member: Registered members with 25+ points.

  • TechSpot Enthusiast: Registered members with 50+ points.

  • TechSpot Booster: Registered members with 100+ points.

  • TechSpot Addict: Registered members with 200+ points.

  • TechSpot Maniac: Registered members with 350+ points.

  • TechSpot Guru: Registered members with 500+ points.

  • TechSpot Evangelist: Registered members with 700+ points.

  • Your own custom title: Long time members, given on a per-user basis.