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    READ THIS BEFORE POSTING: Things not to do in this forum

    This is a quick note to let you know a few things that are prohibited in this forum. The list is directly below, and the full explanations about why are a bit lower. Please, read these and follow them; it will make things a lot better for everybody.

    Remember, these are in addition to or clarifications of the regular set of rules for the entire site, so you still need to follow those.

    1. No "unlocking" posts. If you just need your phone unlocked for cheap, go to the Marketplace forum. (Complex unlocking issues are fine to discuss.)

    2. No posting about any sort of for-profit site that you are affiliated with, any sort of group buys, matrix or pyramid "get a phone for $35" sites, or eBay auctions.

    3. No posting of "overly sexy pictures." If there is any doubt in your mind as to whether or not a picture is okay, then it is not okay. Don't post it. Prohibited pictures include (but are not limited to):
    • Girls with no shirt/bra/top on (it doesn't matter if they're covering their nipples)
    • Girls wearing see-thru or "sheer" tops/bottoms
    • Full rear view of a thong bottom


    4. Post in the proper forum/subforum. Modding topics in the Modding forum, frequently asked questions like drivers, etc, should go in the FAQ's, new information should remain in the main forum.

    If you have been banned, feel free to e-mail any of the Motorola mods, at either:
    HF11 at howardforums.com
    HF12 at howardforums.com
    HF22 at howardforums.com
    Last edited by Moderator HF 11; 11-06-2006 at 01:03 PM.

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    Explanation for #1:

    The rules clearly state that "unlocking" type posts are not allowed, and people should check the Marketplace forum for their unlocking needs. Please folks, let's follow the rules.

    Posts like "How do I unlock my V60?" and "Where can I get a T720 unlocked for less than $15" are forbidden because the answers are already out there (if you do some searches) and also because they just lead to free advertising for whoever wants to reply and take the business. There are people who pay to advertise on the forums, and they can be found in the Marketplace. They are reputable, affordable, and they deserve your business.

    Yes, we will allow posts about complex unlocking issues, but simple "How cheap can I unlock" or "Where can I unlock" type posts are not allowed for good reason. I'll say it again; please, let's follow the rules.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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    Explanation for #2:

    In accordance with Howard's policy:

    Please do not post links to your eBay auctions.

    Additionally, if you operate, are employed by or support a for-profit website you cannot place links to it in your posts or your signatures. There's no free advertising here. This includes having someone post the links for you and using that route to gain profit for services. This also includes "helping people" by advertising a site or service that you profit from. There are avenues in which you can conduct such activity and that is by becoming a HowardForums Advertiser. Contact Howard for info and pricing if this interests you.

    Group buys are also explicitly prohibited in The Rules. We do not wish to inconvenience anyone, but the forums cannot afford to appear to sanction such group buys, given the risk of fraud inherent in such activities. If you would like to participate in a group buy, we encourage you to do so through email and PM (not by posting publicly viewable threads).

    Similarly, links to "pyramid schemes" and matrix buys are not welcome. That means don't link to any of those "New cell phone for $25" sort of sites that put you on a list and supposedly ship you a phone once they get enough signups. While they may be technically legal (since they say the're selling a CD or an ebook or whatever), they're still basically scams and increasing traffic to their sites isn't helping anybody (except maybe the scammers themselves and MAYBE the first person on the list, bit it's doubtful that even they will get a phone).

    Offending posts will be removed and the poster issued a warning. Users becoming troublesome in this manner will face disciplinary action which may result in being removed from the site on a temporary or permanent basis.

    Please respect the fact that running this site costs Howard quite a bit of money and it's only fair that you shouldn't be allowed to profit from something that he offers you for free.
    Last edited by Moderator HF 11; 12-27-2005 at 09:42 PM.

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    Explanation for #3:

    This is a phone forum, not a "sexy girls" forum. It is true that lot of the forum members like looking at sexy pictures of girls, but this is not the place to distribute those pictures. If you really want that, you can get it elsewhere.

    Please keep the phone wallpaper and "phone photo gallery" pictures decent and on-topic.

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    Explaination for #4:

    Make sure you post your topic in the proper forum. Anything related to modding, should be in the modding forum, anything related to drivers, software problems, etc, should go in the FAQ's, and any sort of news and such, should be in the main forum.

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