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Old 06-13-2011
Forum etiquette and contact information

I got the following message
Quote:
Originally Posted by pludi
Dear lmjennings44094,
You have received a reminder from The UNIX and Linux Forums.
Reason:
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Technical Question via email or PM
RE: [deleted because I've not posted enough, but my post can be found using lmjennings44094.]
Hello!
In case you forgot to read the forum rules, do not send a private message with a technical question. The forums are for the benefit of all, so all Q&A should take place in the forums.
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RULES OF THE UNIX AND LINUX FORUMS
(1) No flames, shouting (all caps), sarcasm, bullying, profanity or arrogant posts.
(2) No negative comments about others or impolite remarks. Be patient.
(3) Refrain from idle chatter that does not contribute to the knowledge base. This does not apply to the forums in The Unix Lounge which are for off-topic discussions.
(4) Do not 'bump up' questions if they are not answered promptly. No duplicate or cross-posting and do not report a post or send a private message where your goal is to get an answer more quickly.
(5) Search the forums database with your keywords before asking.
(6) Do not post classroom or homework problems.
(7) No job postings from headhunters or recruiters except in The Unix Forums Job Board. See How to Post to The UNIX Forums Job Board for information on using the Job Board.
(8) No BSD vs. Linux vs. Windows or similar threads.
(9) Edit your posts if you see spelling or grammar errors (don't write in cyberchat or cyberpunk style). English only.
(10) Don't post your email address and ask for an email reply. Don't send a private message with a technical question. The forums are for the benefit of all, so all Q&A should take place in the forums.
(11) Post questions with descriptive subjects. For example, do not post questions with subjects like "Help Me!", "Urgent!!" or "Doubt". Post subjects like "Execution Problems with Cron" or "Help with Backup Shell Script".
(12) These are not hacker boards so hacker related posts will be promptly deleted or moderated.
(13) The forum administrators reserve the right to prune, move or edit posts that do not adhere to the rules or are technically inaccurate.
(14) The forum administrators reserve the right to remove users or change their posting status to read only without notice if any rules are not followed.
(15) No smoking in the forums.
Users who break the rules are generally banned from the site, so please follow the rules.
Thanks.
The UNIX and Linux Forums
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Reminders serve to help you abide by the forum's rules, which you are expected to understand and follow as a community member.
Thank you!
All the best,
The UNIX and Linux Forums
I tried to send the following reply:
Please excuse me for not being more familiar with this forums conventions. I was not aware that I included a personal message. Please help me by:
1. So that I can avoid this problem in the future, please let me know what part of my forum submission was offensive.
2. Let me know if I need to re-submit my forum submission.
Thanks!
However, when I tried to post my reply, I was told to post at [deleted because I've not posted enough, but the link is named: Post Here to Contact Site Administrators and Moderators - The UNIX and Linux Forums]

This is my fifth attempt to post here. So if I'm successful, please advise me about my questions above.

Thanks!
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Old 06-13-2011
The reminder from the moderator clearly stated the reason:
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Technical Question via email or PM
...and the reminder of the rules he sent you clearly stated:

Quote:
(10) Don't post your email address and ask for an email reply. Don't send a private message with a technical question. The forums are for the benefit of all, so all Q&A should take place in the forums.
So, it seems you have all you need to know to follow the same rules everyone else agreed to when registering to post here.
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Old 06-13-2011
The post in question can be found here, where you explicitly state that you tried to contact 2 of our members by PM before posting in the main forums.

And as Neo stated: this form of requesting help is not allowed, and you had to agree to the rules when registering. Your missing to read and understand the rules does not allow you to ignore them, same as you won't get out of a speeding ticket just because you claim not to know the traffic rules.
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