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DBF : TERMS OF USE (Updated March 2011)
« on: March 13, 2011 »
Terms of Use
(Updated March 2011)


This place would fit into many categories.  It is a forum, it covers programing, there are lots of them on the web.  We'd prefer it if you looked on it as a community of coders who have an interest in the demoscene and want to discuss their coding projects and problems with like minded people.

You can ask about any demo related question and you'll get an answer, you can ask most coding related questions in fact and we'll still try and help.

Membership is free and we invite you to participate in the forum and hope that you become a friend and stay around for a long time to come.

The terms of use of this site that we ask you to abide by:

Regular Posting Policy:
Although we only ask that you introduce yourself when you join, this is a message board and as such it does not benefit from people who just lurk.  We would really like you to get involved wherever you can and contribute to the discussions that are going on, and to create new topics.  We reserve the right to remove accounts that have not posted for a long time.

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Multiple Registrations:
The forum will detect multiple registrations from the same computer (even if your account has been deleted) and you will only be able to register here once in your lifetime.

New Users:
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We occasionaly send out notifications of new coding challenges and other site news. You accept that by registering here that you give consent for us to send you these notifications.

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Re: DBF : TERMS OF USE (Updated March 2011)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011 »
Just a little note to add to the above, although this is not really a rule, it will help you get the most out of the forum.

Requesting Help by PM
If you think that your question would benefit other people, you should post it on the forum.
If you ask questions by PM then the answers will be locked away from the rest of the world where they could have helped someone else.  Please don't be offended if you ask a question by PM and you are asked to post it in the forum before it is answered.

Requesting Help
Please give us as much chance to help you as you can.  Post your question in the right area, give the topic a meaningful title and if your code is broken and you want to have help in fixing it, you should ALWAYS post your code.  Also there are code tags for posting source code, please use them.  This is how you do it;
(just remove the spaces in the tags)

[ code ] 
your code
more code
[ /code ]

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