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July 29, 2013, 05:36:13 AM
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brynn

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Hi Friends,

Welcome to Inkscape Community forum!

We don't have a lot of complicated and detailed rules here (except maybe about writing tutorials), and except for what you agreed to when you first registered here (reminder).

The 1st and most important rule in this forum, is BE POLITE.  As long as we are polite, we don't have need for countless specific rules.  Anyone may state any opinion they may have, as their own opinion.  Bullying or direct personal attacks will not be tolerated.

Tip:  To help avoid misunderstandings, you may want to use the words "in my opinion" or the internet shorthand "imo" or "imho" (in my humble opinion").

The 2nd most important:

The first message you post must be about Inkscape or Inkscape tutorials (or otherwise related to this forum, or vector graphics).  (Or open source software would also be acceptable.)

The reason for this is that many spammers, or others with malicious intent, will post as many frivolous or innocuous messages as (they think) they need, to gain access to parts of the forum, from which they are otherwise restricted.  Examples:  "Hey, I like it here, man." or "Cool, dude!"  If your very first message is off topic, you might be thought to be a spammer.




Following are just some suggestions to make it easier A) for us to help you, or B) for you to help others.
Asking for Help
  • Please start a new topic for your problem.  No matter how much it might sound like a problem which is already posted, still, please make a new topic for your problem.
  • Please write a title which describes the problem.  Messages with titles like "Help!!!!!!!!!!!!" may well be ignored.
  • Describe the problem with as much detail as possible.  If it's hard to describe, please provide an illustration.  This can be a screenshot of the problem and/or a link to an image showing what you mean, and/or what your goal is. How to Make a Screenshot and Put it in a Message.
  • Please tell us your Inkscape version and operating system.
  • Please try to solve the problem on your own, as much as possible.  Here are our Inkscape FAQs. And here are Tips to Try and Solve Your Inkscape Problem on Your Own.  When you write your message, please tell us what you've tried and the results.  (Edit - Here are the "official" FAQs, on the Inkscape website.)
  • Please try to write in sentences and paragraphs, including proper punctuation.  Text messaging lingo makes it hard for us to understand you.
  • Please be polite and patient.  Sometimes it might take a few exchanges of replies before we either understand the problem correctly, or find the best solution for your circumstances.  (This is especially true if one of us is translating from their native language.)

Offering Suggestions in Reply
  • If you see that a message is the first from a new member, please offer them at least a simple "welcome".
  • Please try to use the same language that the manual uses for the various Inkscape tools, features, techniques, etc. as much as possible.
  • Please be polite and patient, especially with new Inkscape users.

Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoy the forum  :D
 
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May 16, 2016, 03:18:23 AM
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The Inkscape board has recently finalized and approved the Inkscape Community Code of Conduct for the community as a whole.

Quoting from it:
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This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by the Inkscape project.

At this time, this website/forum (called "Inkscape Community") is Not a space managed by the project.  It's managed by me; I created it of my own initiative.  There is no official connection between the Inkscape Project and this website/forum....although there may be someday.

In any case, this website/forum ("Inkscape Community") will now subscribe to that CoC, and I ask all our members to behave in harmony with it.  Should there ever be any conflict in this forum, I will refer to the Code of Conduct for guidance in reaching a resolution.

Thanks  :)
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