Privacy issues

We need to keep the forums friendly, so, occasionally, topic content will be moderated. This might mean anything from the light editing of some posts to complete removal of topics and deactivation of accounts. It should really go without saying, but the following are likely candidates for moderation.

  • Forum members should not post their email addresses, ask others to post their email or solicit contacting people off of the forums.
  • PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and theme authors may post their contact URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL or even their email address in their own support sub-forum, but that should be a last resort thing.
  • Forum members, including plugin and theme authors, should never ask for admin or FTPFTP FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol which is a way of moving computer files from one computer to another via the Internet. You can use software, known as a FTP client, to upload files to a server for a WordPress website. access to a server, MySQLMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored., or WordPress installation.
  • Harassment. This should be simple, but please don’t harass or abuse people. Don’t send them emails calling them names. Don’t twitter stalk them.
  • Spam and affiliate links, duplicate posts, offensive posts, posts without content, flames, and references to adult content that have not been highlighted as NSFW.
  • Posting in all caps. This is considered shouting and is rude.
  • Asking for help regarding premium themes/plugins. We do NOT support premium themes since you paid for their support when you bought it and it is not our place to keep vendors in business. If someone wants to help, that is fine.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Every post is judged on its own merits, and posts are not removed on request unless there is a privacy issue.

The forums exist as a resource for all and removing information harms that. If you have asked for and been given help and you then request that your thread be removed this will not happen.

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