Forum Rules

MeggoMeggo Registered Users Posts: 197 Admin
edited February 2019 in Forum Rules of Engagement

Welcome, new members! Before you head out into the wild, please take some time to review our forum rules and terms of service.

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  • Be a nice human. TechExams is a discussion forum for IT professionals and those aiming to become one. Be professional, kind and respectful at all times — posts that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening or otherwise violative of any laws will be deleted.
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  • No stealing. Posts including copyrighted material are not allowed.
  • No shameless promotion. If your primary goal of forum membership is to generate leads and revenue for your company, you must disclose your company affiliation in your signature (no commercial links!). Don’t worry, you’re still welcome here! But your posts must be constructive and helpful, or they will be marked as spam and removed per forum moderator discretion. Here’s an example of an acceptable signature for sales representatives: 
    Alan Turing, Account Executive
    Enigma Corp | Cryptanalysis Software & Services

  • Proofread. We 3 well written posts! Typos and poor grammar will make your posts harder to read, making it even harder for you to get help or help others.

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  • TechGromitTechGromit Member Posts: 2,156 ■■■■■■■■■□
    • Be a nice human.

     Seems like discrimination, humans only. Welcome to Techexams, NO ALIENS ALLOWED!

     Stay on topic.

     I’ll make sure I take my Ritalin before posting.  

    .No cheaters allowed. 

     What? Why do you think I’m divorced?


    • No stealing. 


    Not even for us suffering from Kleptomania?


    ·         No shameless promotion.


    That’s a shame.


    ·         Proofread.


    If I could Sppell, I wouldn’t need sppell checkers.


    • If you see something, say something!


    I would just like to say all the posts I read by TechGromit, is wisdom that should be preserved for forever, Stones tables, perhaps even carved into the side of Mount Rushmore.   


    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
  • MeggoMeggo Registered Users Posts: 197 Admin
    I called Mount Rushmore for you, but they said they were full. 
    Director of Product Marketing at Infosec
    Who we are | What we do 
  • kaijukaiju Member Posts: 453 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Will new users be "guided" to the Introduction thread before being allowed to post in every forum?
    Work smarter NOT harder! Semper Gumby!
  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,229 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Be a nice human - professional, kind, and respectful at all times.
    No cheaters allowed - no brain ****
    No stealing

    TE - you are clipping my wings!
    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, AWS
  • MeggoMeggo Registered Users Posts: 197 Admin
    @kaiju, good suggestion. We can work this into the forum welcome email. I'll see if we can add it to the tour as well. 
    Director of Product Marketing at Infosec
    Who we are | What we do 
  • PeterKhitinPeterKhitin Member Posts: 13 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I have a question? At what point will be able to insert links ? I think I've been here "long enough". Why do I still get this every time I want to share something? It's discouraging
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