Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Going Nuts. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. General rules

    1. The language to use is English, unless a forum title indicates otherwise.
      Staff or team members running the board may explicitly provide a limited permission to use a different language in a thread. #
    2. Post with respect toward others. Most areas of this site are aimed at a general audience.
      Do not use filthy,obscene, lewd or excessively violent language. Do not harass, insult, provoke, taunt, demean or personally attack others - be friendly even if others are not.
      Please stay on topic.
      Do not post any material violating German or EU laws or when you do not have the right to publish (e.g. copyright). Please also try to adhere to U.S. laws if possible.
      Any images you post or link to must explain or help solving an issue related to the thread topic. #
    3. Do not link to warez, cracks, or any other material that does violate any copyright, any EU law or laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Please also consider U.S. laws.
      Prefer linking to external content rather than posting it in its entirety unless you are the copyright holder or have his permission.
      Never ever link to executable files. #
    4. Links in posts are acceptable if
      -they are placed in a meaningful support context and either:
      -lead to websites of authors of any gonuts module or library or
      -lead to your personal or your companies/organisation website or
      -lead to websites hosting material suited to provide any explanation of or solution to problems or support the topic in a meaningful way
      provided no competition to gonuts is promoted directly or indirectly. #
    5. Do not attempt to create the impression that you are a board management team member, Phobyx staff or imply that you are providing official support (=other than for your own legal business) unless you actually are entitled to.
      Take note that board team members are not necessarily Phobyx representatives but may be volunteers or third party staff helping in running this site smoothly. #
    6. Do not post advertisements for your own or third parties unless explicitly allowed in a dedicated area. Do not repeat such advertisements. You may link in a post to an already posted advertisement only if someone asks for something you find the advertised product may be a proper solution for. #
    7. Usernames must not be offending in any of these languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Latin. However, they should not be offending in ANY language #
    8. Do not unnecessarily or excessively bump posts #
    9. Please report any posts you feel contradicting our policies by using the proper board feature rather then replying and posting a complaint in the board yourself #
  2. Avatars and Signatures

    1. Avatars must not be larger than 120x120 pixels #
    2. Avatars must not contain animations or present URLs or e-mail addresses (e.g. "www.foobar.nirv") #
    3. Do not advertise in signatures other than specified below #
    4. Up to two links are allowed in a signature, provided they lead to your personal or employers/company/organisation website. Remember the target website must not infringe any laws or rights.
      Team members and staff are not bound to this rule, as long as additional links are meant to aid support of this board or the gonuts toolchain. #
    5. Signatures may consist of up to 4 lines of normal text, 6 lines of small text, or a single image plus 2 lines of small text , provided the image has a maximum size of 460x60 pixels (W x H) #