LowEndTalk Community Rules
Welcome to LowEndTalk!
This is the discussion forum for LowEndBox.com where you can find yourself in a world of VPS offers under $7. LowEndTalk.com is aimed to be a discussion forum for a complete genre of topics surrounding LowEndBox VPS and what you can achieve with them. If you're a new member stop by the Introduction Thread and introduce yourself. There's also an official IRC channel on irc.freenode.net/#LowEndBox and a Discord server.
To contact staff, please use our help desk.
Rules for selling can be found here: Rules for Selling on LowEndTalk
The Golden Rule of LET is:
Don’t be a dick.
Do unto others. Don't do things that decades of netiquette have shown to be offensive. Don't be That Guy. Don't break the rules. When in doubt, don't.
Just don't be a dick.
More Specific Rules
There will always be new ways to cause trouble for people within a community, and they can’t all be listed one by one. Intent isn’t always impossible to judge, and it isn’t always relative. The administrators and the moderators are the judges, respect their requests when you are told that you have stepped out of line.
Bannable, Kill -9 Behaviors:
Overt racism, religious intolerance, etc. All that stuff that is in every forum TOS on the planet. If most people would think it's hate speech, it's likely the mods will, too, and besides...what does that have to do with the low end vps world? False cries of racism to derail threads will meet the same fate as racist remarks.
Threats, harrassment, doxxing, supporting terrorist activity, making public your wish for people here to die, motivating people to commit harm to themselves, etc. You're being a dick.
Obvious spam. We all know it when we see it.
Being a dick.
Things Everyone Hates
Posting multiple threads on the same topic.
Bumping threads because you're impatient.
Answering. Every. Thread. With. Your. Aff. Code.
Speed Qualifiers: We ask you to meet some pretty low minimums to qualify for the Provider tag (5 posts, 14 days). When you spam five quick "+1 good idea" replies to get to the limit, it disappoints us.
The Dark Arts of Thread Necromancy: make sure the thread you're replying to is still relevant
Posting about things other than low end virtual machines/technology in places other than Offtopic. The category is there for a reason.
Signatures longer than most of your posts that fill significant portions of our screens. It should not be more than two lines, nor should it be distracting.
LET is White Hat
We do not allow discussion of how to commit illegal activities such as D/DOS attacks, spamming, hacking, etc. Threads on these subjects will be closed and removed. Discussion of defense against these acts is welcome.
LET is not the place to boast about your DDOS attacks, share your tango downs, or rally the hacking underground to avenge a digital wrong. Discussions encouraging these activities will be closed and removed.
Just to be clear - that list of subjects includes traffic exchange, botnets, subnets so you can barrage sneaker companies in search of the latest tennis shoes, as well as anything that might cause headaches for a hosting provider. Provider lives matter.
LET is Multithreaded
It's true - LowEndTalk has full multithreading support! If you find your comment is more about another comment than about the thread's title, please fork the thread by starting one of your own.
There is absolutely no performance penalty for forking. Please fork your brains out rather than derailing threads.
LET Doesn't Have Subtitles
Our language of discussion is English. This is solely because the moderators all speak English and we can't moderate non-English text, and non-moderatable posts obviously have a huge potential for problems. Please post in English. Muchos danke, mon amie!
LET is R-Rated
We've already used the word "dick" and made a fork joke (nyuck, nyuck) so obviously this isn't Nickelodeon. However, we're not X-rated so please no full frontal tentacle hentai animated gifs, etc.
LET is Community
We routinely critique new offers down to the bitter penny, debate this provider vs. that, trade raw opinions, and share ways to navigate LowEndLand in an open air forum. This is great freedom.
With it comes, ah hell is this going all Peter Parker? Let's be more specific:
This is LowEndTalk, not LowEndWebkinz. You get to pick what you say yourself, so keep in mind what you choose reflects who you are.
When you pull out your big boy language, make sure it's pointed at something other than another LET member.
Trolls are very obvious and usually not very funny. They tend to be rather dickish and you've already learned the fate of those who are dicks.
LET is Eternal
Occasionally people want mods to delete accounts. We don't do that because Vanilla doesn't handle it very well, it messes up threads, etc. We recommend you (a) choose an account name that doesn't identify you, and (b) don't behave in a way that will embarrass future you. FYI, only you and mods can see your email address and IP info.
To be clear, if you post something on LET, you should expect it to live forever.
From time to time, the mods will warn individuals. Usually this is to draw their attention to various rules that they are apparently unaware of. Typically warnings are for 2 weeks and then removed, but there is no automated method for this and it relies on mods noticing someone's post and looking at the warning. If you feel it's been there too long, submit a ticket.
Warnings are only visible to you and the mods, not to other users. They're the first, private step on the "warning, temp ban, permanent ban" ladder. Take them as a "hey, by the way, did you see this rule" nudge in the ribs. There are various warning levels (mild, medium, severe, etc.) which are chosen based on the whim of any given mod.
These threads are either played out (nothing new to say) or tend to generate more heat than light. Think carefully before wading into them.
- The ethics of copyright in the digital age, the ethics of torrenting, BLAH BLAH freaking BLAH MAKE IT STOP.
- Gun control.
- Political debates, this candidate or party vs. that, etc. We're in different countries, for pity's sake.
Commercial IP Related Posts
- All posts relating to commercial IP transactions. Such as, requests for ranges, feeling out the market or advertising available ranges should only be posted in THE AIO IP Related Thread. (IPv4 + IPv6 + ASN) thread.
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