Updated Forum Rules - Discussion

zac Staff zac
Created: 5 years and 1 month ago • Updated: 5 years and 1 month ago

Now that we're on our own platform, the community leaders have made some adjustments to the forum rules. Please ask questions or give suggestions---this is your forum! :)
We'd like to keep the discussion open for 1 week before the sidebar "Forum Rules" are replaced with those below (the changes are relatively minor so there shouldn't be too much to discuss. As always, discuss away, though! :)


Forum Rules - UPDATED January 20, 2014

Forum Rules

1. Be nice.
Please respect each other. Insulting or harassing others on this forum is prohibited.

2. Keep it clean and legal.
Do not post (or link to any website that contains) sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, or gory content. In addition, please do not discuss illegal activities such as pirating.

3. No advertisements or spam.
Trolling, spamming, or posting with the purpose of advertising or promoting a product/service is prohibited.

4. Read before you post.
Before posting, take a minute to visit the help pages and search the forum to see if your topic has been previously discussed and answered.

5. Please stay on-topic.
All responses to a topic should be related to the original post. If you would like to discuss something else, please start a new topic.

6. Think before you delete.

Please use caution when deleting your older posts as doing so might disrupt the flow of conversation.

7. Be active.
This community relies on the kindness and expertise of many different people around the world. If you have a question, please ask it! If you know an answer, please comment! Also, if you see something that violates these forum rules, please use the, “report” button on the posts/comments to flag them for removal.

8. One account per user.

9. A word on licensing.
When you post an idea, graphic, or other creation on this forum, you grant that DuckDuckGo may use that asset freely without any restrictions. Your rights to that asset are waived, and no royalties may be charged for its use.

**These forums are monitored by DuckDuckGo employees and a group of community leaders. Any topics/posts found breaking these rules are subject to edit or deletion.

Community Leaders: bizarre, mintsoft, Mithrandir, ScreapDK, tophattedcoder, x.15a2
Wanna’ be a leader? Check out: https://duck.co/help/community/contribut...

DuckDuckGo employees on the forum: bizarre, david_mascio, getty, moollaza, Jag, yegg, zac

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Today is the final day for comments! We'll update the official Forum Rules in the Sticky sidebar tomorrow (Jan. 28th)
posted by zac Staff5 years and 26 days ago Link
If you ever wonder how to report, it's quite simple...

click on "report" button


and pick up one of these


Best regards!
posted by TV 5 years and 26 days ago Link
I like it. Although I would like to have an explanation for the "One account per user" part.
posted by Jag Staff5 years and 25 days ago Link
Not sure how to embellish it. Any suggestions? One goal was to keep the rules concise and to the point. I think that this rule's text is the best example of that! :).
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader5 years and 25 days ago Link