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The Comcast Cable TV Forum is a place for users to ask questions, and share information, tips, tools and experiences with setting up and maintaining your Comcast Cable home theater. The following are some forum guidelines. Please help by becoming familiar with them.
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•On Topic - Keep all related questions/problems in one thread. Do not post your questions regarding your problems in another person's thread unless the problem is the same. Start a new one instead.
•Need Help? - If you are having a problem with your cable service please provide as much detail as you can when posting so that forum members can make useful suggestions. Rants serving no purpose (other than to ventilate) will probably be moved to Rant and Raves. "Useless praise" will likely meet a similar fate.
•Need to post an Image? - If you directly link an image, limit the width to 450 pixels and in JPEG or GIF format to avoid "page stretch".
•Trolling and Flaming - When you post something calculated to insult or annoy - when it's personal - when it pertains to the user and not the topic - it won't be here for long. It's always easier to ignore those who try to lure you into a flame-fest, and it makes them look like the troll they are. Bring it to the attention of a moderator, but DO NOT respond in kind, and then seek moderator action against the poster.
•Can't Understand a Post? - Move on to another topic. Do not comment on or correct the spelling, grammar, punctuation or use of the English language in other members' posts.
•Spam/Advertisement - This forum may not be used for free advertising or spam of any kind. If you are in the Cable TV business your comments and help are welcome, your self-promotion is not.
•Hacking, Cracking, Decrypting & Stealing - Requests for, information about, offering of hacked decoder boxes or any other forms of stealing cable service will not be tolerated. Violators may be banned from further posting.
•Moderator Decisions - Moderator decisions are final. If you have a question about an action of a Moderator, you may contact that mod by IM. Rude or otherwise abusive IM messages will not make your case. Posts related to moderator actions will be deleted without discussion. See the following for more information: Posting Rules.
•See also ---> »About Comcast News
•In re links to articles, from site posting rules: -
"Articles should not be posted in their entirety. The acceptable way to post external articles is to partially quote, add some personal comments and give a full credit with a link back to the original site."
Posts which either contain too much of a copyrighted article and/or those which just post a link may be removed. The former are prohibited per site posting rules and the latter make the forum look like a news blog, which (see the purpose state at the top of the forum) is definitely not the purpose of any of our technical forums.
Please do not post links to articles unless they are added as support to your on topic (for forum or thread) discussion.
•A "PS" from Justin from a Site Announcement sent to all members via instant message on 2013-08-27 01:33:44:
"I would like the tech forums to be useful, friendly to newcomers, and as free as possible from personal flame wars, or career trolls. In the past we've given accounts that persistently cross the line multiple chances to "grow up" but this hasn't always been effective. I'd like to remind everyone that DSLReports does have ( »Site FAQ »What are the Rules on Posting? ) good conduct rules on public posts and that if these are wilfully ignored over a time period, then moderators can and will fast track account removal. You can help by recognising and ignoring flamebait, not engaging with insulting posts, and using the post flagging links. The chief mods tmpchaos and fourboxers have an unenviable task and the more civil things are, the easier it is for them.
Thanks for reading & don't touch that dial."
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