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Not many rules but please adhere to the few there are.

Unread post by Saul » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:47 pm

Yamahamusicians.com has always been a very friendly place, mostly free of spam and flaming and we intend to keep it that way. If you want to be part of our community you are very welcome but please abide by the few rules that we have here.

1 - Abusive behaviour will not be tolerated. We can all disagree from time to time but let's keep it civil and keep the language moderated, also keep in mind that this is a site visited by all age groups, nationalities, people of varying religious beliefs...or no belief at all and lifestyle choices so let's respect everyone's opinion even if you disagree. Probably best though to avoid politics and religion ;)

2 - NO ADVERTISING! I have said this so many times over the years but honestly if your first post is going to be an advert, either commercial or personal you are looking at an instant ban. This includes posting links to your own website. We do allow links but only after you have reached the 50 post limit or you have cleared it with me or a moderator first. We do also allow advertising but you MUST contact myself or one of the moderators first in order to get approval. We have kept the site pretty much spam free over the years and this policy is in place to ensure it remains so. Please do not register if your ONLY intention is to sell something. There are other sites out there for such purposes. Yamahamusicians.com is primarily a community of musicians who are here to share knowledge and help each other out. You can sell your gear of course but only if you are also an active member of the forum. Best course of action is to always ask if in doubt.

3 - If you have reached the 50 post limit and/or cleared it with me or a moderator so that you can post links to your own website we ALWAYS require a link back. No exceptions to this and that link back should not be placed on a "links page" that no one will see. If you post a link on our forum it is always prominently displayed and we require any link back to be equally as visible to your own site visitors.

4 - If you link to your own site and that site includes a forum you MUST contact me or a moderator first. We are not here to help drive traffic to your own forum.

5 - This kind of ties in with number 1 above but, there is to be no flaming on this forum. For those who do not know what this is, it is when someone posts a question or information that results in a tirade of demeaning and sometimes abusive comments from other members. Most commonly this occurs when someone asks a question to which the answer is already available had they used the forums search function. Let me be very clear. This forum is not like most others out there. Sure you could use the search facility but there is no harm in asking ANY question on our forum. I don't care if it has been answered a thousand times before. We are here to help, not ridicule or judge. So no jumping on people just because they asked what you consider to be a simple question.

6 - No forum gistapo on this site! Unlike many forums we don't generally adhere to strict "On Topic" posting. Often conversations will go off on a tangent from the original topic. That's OK. This forum is all about communication so please feel free to converse in the same way you would if you were talking to someone face to face. In any case topics tend to migrate to specific threads of their own accord and I am more than happy with that situation. So please, do not stifle conversation by telling people to create a new thread just because the conversation has gone off topic.

So there you have it. Not many rules, nothing too complicated. We may update these from time to time so always check if your not sure or just drop me a pm or email.
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Re: Not many rules but please adhere to the few there are.

Unread post by Derek » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:51 pm

Four nice and simple rules. :)

I agree with all of them. Two of my all time favorite sites, EX5Tech and this one, have existed as the most friendly and helpful communities I have ever visited where 99.99% of people are genuinely friendly and try and help each other, or where opinions differ, the discussions are civil. :)
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Re: Not many rules but please adhere to the few there are.

Unread post by parametric » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:34 am

I agree!

Wholeheartedly.

One might even condense it down to one rule - "Be Nice" . . . . .

What makes THIS forum stand out in my mind is the range of expertise and abilities available in the membership, and the fact that this is freely available - for the asking.

Beginners have nothing to fear in here. We were ALL there once . . . .

It is just comforting to know that, when you're tearing your hair out over some problem you're having, there is a place you can come and ask. . . .

I've always thought that, however much you know, If there's a problem, TWO heads (or indeed - MANY) are better than one.:D

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