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Old 04-02-2014
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Hi All,

I have received a notification that I have posted a question double times.
But I have not done all this intentionally. I have just joined this site and was not aware of the rules. Also I have my bits in negative.

what does that mean.

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Old 04-02-2014
Hi Palak,

Don't worry. When you are active here, for example by posting a question, you receive bits. When you get an infraction you lose bits. You'll be back in the positive in no time.

We have some rules and guidelines that we found necessary so these forums function well..

You can read them here:the forum rules, but here is quick copy of the rules.


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