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Welcome Message & Rules of Engagement

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:15 pm    Post subject: Welcome Message & Rules of Engagement Reply with quote

Welcome Message & Rules of Engagement
Version 1.3

First of all, welcome to the KiXforms forums. This is the meeting place for all those involved in the KiXforms community. The purpose of this post is to outline the rules of engagement for users who participate in these forums. Please follow these simple rules to ensure that this Bulletin Board is a valuable resource for all. Although the list may appear long and draconian, it is actually all common sense.

1. General Posting

Please observe the following posting rules:
  • Do make sure that you post your topic to the appropriate forum.
  • Do explain your issue clearly without being too economical with words.
  • Do update your topic with a solution so that others may benefit from your experience.
  • Do use the search facility before submitting a new topic. It may have already been extensively discussed.
  • Do encapsulate code examples, scripts and quotes from other user’s posts with the appropriate BBCode tags.
  • Do NOT cross post i.e. post the same question in multiple forums.
  • Do NOT use subject titles that are either overlong or non-descriptive e.g. Help!!!
  • Do NOT insert images that would be considered oversized for the context of their use.
  • Do NOT flame other users or respond to their posts with just RTFM, RTFF, STFW or STFB.
  • Do NOT hijack other user’s topics or bump old topics unless it is relevant to a current discussion.
  • Do NOT post bugs reports or feature requests. These should be submitted to the appropriate Tracking System.

2. Inappropriate Material

Topics or replies may NOT contain any of the following:
  • Images that would be deemed inappropriate or illegal.
  • Spam e.g. unsolicited advertising, inappropriate or illegal material.
  • Derogatory comments e.g. based on age, gender, race, religion or nationality.
  • Anything that will disrupt the flow or appearance of the forum e.g. HTML code.

3. Excessive Use

Do NOT make excessive use of the following:

  • Emoticons, acronyms or swearing.
  • Line breaks, ALL CAPS, nested quotes.
  • Large fonts or colours (especially non-contrasting).

4. Post Alteration

Any posts that do not adhere to sections 1, 2 or 3 will either be modified or deleted by one of the Moderators. Do not get upset by this, it is a Moderator’s role to ensure that the rules are followed. Moderators may also change subject titles and edit body text if it improves the clarity or understanding of a topic.


5. Attachments, Signatures & Avatars

The following rules apply when uploading attachments:

  • Do use ZIP archives for large scripts as this conserves forum disk space and bandwidth.
  • Do use compressed image formats such as GIF whenever possible rather than uncompressed formats such as BMP.
  • Do use file names that efficiently describe the attachment and avoid generic terms such as “script.kix” or “screenshot.gif”.
  • Do ensure that all uploaded attachments are free from viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware and any other malware.

The following file types are permitted:

  • Text files with the extensions .kix .kx and .txt
  • Image files with the extensions .bmp .gif .jpeg .jpg .png .tga and .tif
  • Archive files with the extensions .ace .gtar .gz .rar .tar and .zip
  • Document files with the extensions .doc .pdf .ppt .ps and .xls

Every registered user is automatically allocated an attachment quota of 1024KB. Under special circumstances, regular contributors may request an increase in quota via an e-mail to webmaster@kixforms.org. The maximum size of a single attachment is 1024KB and no more than 3 attachments are permitted per post. Please note that image attachments are restricted to 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high.

Signatures are restricted to 256 characters. Uploaded avatars are restricted to 80 pixels wide by 80 pixels high and may not be over 24KB in size. Attachments, signatures and avatars are subject to the same restrictions as listed in section 2.

We strongly recommend that all users exercise discretion when downloading attachments from the KiXforms forums. Ensure that every precaution has been taken when executing scripts or opening archives, especially from unknown or unverified sources. Please take note of the following disclaimer:

All forum attachments are provided as is without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall the KiXforms webmaster be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if the KiXforms webmaster has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


6. KiXforms Naming

Please note that it is KiXforms (capital X, lowercase f). It is not KixForms, KiXForms or Kixforms. If you can’t be bothered to capitalise both the K and the X, then please type it all in lowercase.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 12:49 pm    Post subject: Version 1.1 Changes Reply with quote

Revised Section 5 from:

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Avatars are restricted to 64 pixels wide by 80 pixels high and may not be over 6K in size.


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Uploaded avatars are restricted to 80 pixels wide by 80 pixels high and may not be over 24K in size.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:13 pm    Post subject: Version 1.2 Changes Reply with quote

Revised Section 1 to include:

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Do encapsulate code examples, scripts and quotes from other user’s posts with the appropriate BBCode tags.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:53 am    Post subject: Version 1.3 Changes Reply with quote

Revised Section 5 to include regulations that govern the use of attachments.

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