Rules not meant to be broken …

Our rules are enforced by our team of moderators and administrators who have the power to move, edit or delete messages as deemed appropriate, as well as to issue user warnings and infractions. Rules may be amended at any time by DaniWeb administrators. It is your responsibility to ensure you are always abiding by the rules of our community.

Members who break a rule will usually be warned, followed by a points-based infraction for subsequent offenses. When a member is given an infraction, they accrue points which remain on their record for a time period. 10 or more infraction points will result in an auto-ban from DaniWeb effective until the number of active points falls below 10.

Keep It Legal

  • Do ensure you own the intellectual property rights to everything that you post
  • Do not post copyright-infringing material
  • Do not post pornographic material, nor link to it
  • Do not ask about obtaining pirated software, nor link to it
  • Do not ask for help to pursue any illegal activity including, but not limited to, hacking and spamming
  • Do not pursue any illegal activity within forum posts or by PM

Keep It Spam-Free

  • Do ensure that all posts contain relevant content and substance and are not simply vehicles for external links
  • Do not post any affiliate links or links to off-site ecommerce sites or auctions
  • Do not sign your posts with 'fake signatures'; Use the signature facility from your profile editor

Keep It Pleasant

  • Do not post anything with malicious intent against another member, including, but not limited to, racist, sexist or religiously prejudiced remarks
  • Do not post insults or personal attacks aimed at another member
  • Do not use offensive or obscene language
  • Do not try to bypass the DaniWeb inappropriate language filter

Keep It Clear

  • Do post in full-sentence English
  • Do indent and properly format your programming code blocks
  • Do use clear and relevant titles for new articles
  • Do not write in all uppercase or use "leet", "txt" or "chatroom" speak

Keep It Organized

  • Do read the forum description to ensure it is is relevant for your posting
  • Do provide evidence of having done some work yourself if posting questions from school or work assignments
  • Do not hijack old forum threads by posting a new question as a reply to an old one
  • Do not solicit for help by email
  • Do not post the same question multiple times
  • Do not post support questions in the Community Center
  • Do not post editorial articles that you have already published on another website