The Rules

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The basic ground rules for discussions on Minix Official Forum are simple: be polite, use common sense, don't break the law and don't post any message that even hints at advertising or promote other products or forums.
  • There will be no excessive use of profanity.
  • There will be no racial, ethnic, gender based insults or any other personal discrimination.
  • There will be no posts meant to offend or hurt any other member, in a manner which is offensive or inflammatory.
  • Spamming is not permitted; please keep all your posts as constructive as possible.
  • Advertising of any commercial product or service on this forum is not permitted.
  • Pornography, Warez, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked in any shape or form.
  • Links to sites or Apps giving access to illegal content are NOT permitted.
  • Custom firmwares posted on this forum must NOT contain illegal content, malware, rootkits or any app or other mechanism that permit to circumvent security or payment protections.
  • Links to other forums talking about MINIX products or firmwares are tolerated.
  • This forum and all web sites owned in conjunction with this forum have the right to request alteration or deletion of any offensive post. Posts may be deleted and user banned for any reasons the forum team deem reasonable.
  • Don't ask for releases dates! Firmwares or updates or bug fixes will be released only when ready. All posts asking for ETA will be deleted without comments. This is also valid for hardware releases.
  • Posting a thread in more than one forum is annoying and thus not allowed. Just post it once in the correct place.
  • Pictures may be posted as long as they are not explicit or offensive.
  • Please keep foul language to a minimum, any excessive un-called for language will be removed and you will receive a final warning.
  • Remember to post in the correct forum section. Take your time to look at other topics and see where your topic should go. If your topic is placed in the wrong forum, it will be moved or deleted by a moderator.
  • If a topic is recognized as being posted in the wrong forum, or if the post is a violation of our guidelines then please contact a moderator either via PM. Any user who attempt to present themselves as a moderator by posting negatively to a member's topic (which has been posted in error and requires locking or moving to another forum) will be sent a PM warning and placed into moderation queue upon further actions.
  • Any impersonation of a user from the forum, in any mode of communication, is strictly prohibited and will result in a banning.
  • Linked and locked topics are pruned regularly to reduce page clutter. If you have a question about where your topic went, please PM a moderator or administrator before starting a new topic asking where it went, or posting a duplicate of the original topic. We will be happy to provide you with a link to the new location, or a reason why it was locked and/or removed.
  • You may have one username on the board at any one time. We reserve the right to merge or delete multiple accounts.
  • Usernames must not be prefixed by "MINIX" to avoid confusion in identifying real MINIX Staff.
  • To avoid annoyance, signatures should not be more than five lines of text. If images are used in a signature, they should be very small.
  • Comments and forum messages are owned by the poster.
  • Users may not argue a moderator decision publicly, even on other forums. Any and all complaints directed at a moderator must first address the moderator in question via PM.
  • Users must not post their private correspondence to or from MINIX Support or the official MINIX team. Such messages will be immediately deleted by the forum staff.

Don't be a pain in the ass or we will ban you instantly.

No, really…
Any penalties for the above rules are at the moderation team's discretion.
People have been banned from the site in the past for causing trouble in the forum.
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