Engineers Edge Engineering Forum Rules

New Members: All new member forum posts are moderated, established member forum posts are not. Your post will not appear in the index until a moderator has reviewed your forum message - the moderation process typically takes less than an hour, however when posting at selected hours of the night (in America) your post may not appear for several hours. All post are instantly emailed to the Engineers Edge administrator, so be a little patient.

Copyrighted or Trademarked Materials
It is illegal to post any content that is copyrighted or trademarked, unless you hold the copyright or trademark. Any material protected by copyright may not be posted in the message boards without the expressed permission of the author or owner of the copyright on that material. This includes reproducing the full text of news stories, articles, etc. It is acceptable to provide a link to copyrighted material, to post brief excerpts, or to paraphrase other works, though we do strongly encourage you to cite the original source whenever possible.

Posting Advertisements
This is a forum of ideas, so advertisements are not allowed in this venue. A member may answer another member's question about their occupation or business, however, blatant advertising or solicitations of or for business is prohibited. This includes, but not limited to, links to products or services with which the poster is affiliated, whether or not a fee is charged for the product or service. Postings for surveys will never be allowed and will be removed. Spamming, in which a user posts the same message repeatedly, is also prohibited. Pyramid schemes --chain letters that involve money-- are not only prohibited by Engineers Edge standards, but they're also illegal. It is permissible for members to mention services or products that are provided by them, as long as the information is germane to the topic, is not a blatant advertisement, and the members mention their affiliation with the product in the content of the message.

Posting Links
Our policy on linking to other forums is pretty simple. Members may provide a link to any other site that provides information that helps answer another member's question or is just of general interest to members of that particular forum. One of the most basic tenets of the Web is the open exchange of information, and the Engineers Edge forum managers wholeheartedly support this type of exchange. The only type of linking (besides sex and spam, of course) that will not be allowed on our site is when members solicit people to leave our site and join a competing service. That's just common sense. We won't allow people to use our site to promote a competing service any more than a brick- and-mortar store would allow his competitor to paste flyers all over his walls. However, people are always welcome to link to any online resource, whether it's on our site or any other site, in order to share useful information with fellow members.

Although the administrators and moderators of Engineers Edge Engineering Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and the owners of Engineers Edge Engineering Forum, will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violate of any laws.

The owners of Engineers Edge Engineering Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason.

Engineers Edge has a strict policy forbidding SPAM of any form. For the complete rule and posting policy including help please visit Rules and Posting Policy