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RULES Forum Rules! Last updated: Dec 06th, 2018
Welcome to ITStudyGroup Forums community forum. In order to make your stay as pleasant and constructive as possible please take your time to read through this topic.

#General Board-Wide rules

  1. ITStudyGroup is aimed at a general audience. This means our site is designed for 13year olds and older(by GDPR 16 years). Everything must be aimed at this age and older. Explicit, offensive, shocking, drug talk, vulgar language, nudity, and so forth is not allowed. 
  2. Do not mini-mod. We would like to encourage and thank members to use the report button but not add their own criticism.
  3. All publicly displayed messages are only limited to English. This includes posts, titles, signatures, profiles and other forms of public display. 
  4. (!) All topics and posts (Signatures, Avatars included) that are posted on the site shall be done in a respectful and visually acceptable style and manner, any topic or post that has come under question will always be left to the staff's final discretion.

#Warning system

  1. Members who disobey the rules will be warned or banned depending on what the moderator believes is the appropriate punishment.
  2. Members can be warned a maximum of two times consequently. On the third, the member will be immediately banned. This does not mean that you have to have a warning to get banned, moderators may ban you without warnings depending on the offense.
  3. Less-severe warnings have an expiration time usually from several days to several weeks, after that time it will automatically disappear.
  4. (!) If you believe you do not deserve the warn please contact the moderator who warned you. Talking back to the moderator who gave you the warning with no sense of respect will lead to further warnings.

Remember, there's a reason why we do things around here. Our Moderators are not power hungry, unreasonable people with agendas against specific users. If they ban or warn someone, there was probably a very good reason for it.

#Posting etiquette (manners)

In accordance with general posting rules, you are required to follow the additional rules below:
  1. All topics must contain a full and valid topic description typed within the Topic Post in English.
  2. Treat others positively and with respect. Flaming other members or other forums will lead to a warning, possibly even a ban.
  3. Topics must be submitted to the relevant forums. Please read the forum descriptions before posting.
  4. It's only allowed to bump topics, if you have something relevant to say or ask, about the information which is contained in the topic, and only if at least 24h passed since last post.
  5. Content of posts should not be explicit, offensive, shocking, discussions of demerit commodities unless it is posted in an educational sense.
  6. Promotion of competitors sites within the signature, avatar, thread, post, website URL and so forth is strictly forbidden.
  7. No topic hijacking (going off topic).
  8. Excessively replying to your own topics to gain first-page exposure is not allowed. 
    Replies such as: 
    • 'You're welcome', 'no problem', 'thanks for replies', 'fresh links' or similar are only allowed a maximum of twice per page.

    • This rule only applies to all subforums other than Resources (Android, CMS & Forums)

  9. Excessive posting of similar messages to increase post count is not allowed.
  10. All caps is not allowed because it seems like you are screaming.

#Resources content posting etiquette (manners)

  1. Any attempt of infecting another member will result in a permanent ban. This counts for malware, viruses, backdoors and also the linking to a phishing site.
  2. Any adult (mature rated) images, links, and the exchange of those contents are forbidden.
  3. Survey links, short-links or anything money-generating type usage is not allowed, there will be no exceptions, and will lead to warning or even a suspension.
  4. Posting resources which lead to another blog, site, forum or anything of that matter are not allowed.
  5. Adding password protected archives (.zip, .rar, .gzip, etc.) is strictly forbidden.
  6. (!) For direct links, you may use the following hosting providers: (Or any other which is not a survey and supports HTTPS)


#Private messages

  1. All rules apply in regard to private messaging. 
  2. It is the responsibility of each member to check their private messages when online, as certain private messages from staff members may require prompt answers. Members who ignore these messages from staff may be warned, locked or banned, depending on the situation

#Explicit Guidelines

  1. Sticky Requests: Please do not request a post to be made sticky. If there is room to make an exceptional post as sticky, we will do so; however, there is only room for ten stickies per forum. Topics which use a poll to petition a sticky are not allowed.
  2. To have your username changed you need to have a VIP rank.
  3. Asking any staff member if you can be a part of the staff will hinder your chance of ever becoming one. The same applies to VIP.
  4. All forum rules apply to each member's profile, no referrers, no [censored] links, and no nulled-related forums.


06 Dec 2018 - Created a general board wide rules 1.0 version.
This post was last modified: 04-07-2020, 10:04 AM by billy.

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