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1- Posting the wrong subject in the wrong forum.

There is nothing worse than having a topic so out of place that people become confused when they see it! It's not only annoying for members who are on the forum seeking a certain subject and seeing another, but also for the moderators who have to go through the troubles of moving them. Sometimes we even delete them to send a message across.

2- Quoting the post above you.

You DON'T have to click on the "Quote" button if you're replying to a post immediately above yours. It's a "given" when you reply. You may however quote a single sentence from the post immediately above yours, but PLEASE, not the entire post.

3- Posting one-word/one-line replies.

If you have nothing important to post, please don't post anything . Leave it to others who may have something beneficial to say. Nothing is worse than a silly topic with silly one-word replies.

4- Two people replying back and fourth to each other, changing the topic.

Please note this is a discussion forum not a chatroom. Hijacking a thread and turning it into an endless back and forth off-topic chat is not only rude, but quiet disruptive. If you wish to start a conversation with someone, please PM or email them instead.

5- Starting a topic that was discussed before.

If a topic has been discussed before and led to a 50+ post thread, please look it up and find your answer rather than opening a new thread. It's very annoying that people have to repeat themselves when it comes to such matters. There is no reason to start topics that have been exhausted.

6- Posting in CAPS.

Posting in CAPS is not only considered as shouting and rude, it's also very hard to read and makes the poster seem very immature. Please refrain and use CAPS LOCK wisely.

7- Posting too many smilies and explanation or question marks in post.

* Same as above, smilies and excessive use of periods, commas, questions marks and explanation points is very annoying. Posting 5 to 10 smilies in a post brings down the level of that thread and in turn makes the whole site seem childish.

8- Hijacking threads!

There is nothing worse to a poster than seeing his thread hijacked by a couple of people, completely changing the topic before he/she can get his/her answer. Please AVOID doing this. Simply start another thread if it's a different topic.

9- Posting the same topic under different forums

Some people post their thread in many different forums to try to get as much views as possible. This is a moderator's nightmare. MULTIPLE THREADS WILL BE DELETED SO DON'T DO IT.

10- Using long nicks, titles, signatures or a bad choice combination of the three.

This is pretty self explanatory. Anything too big or flashy takes the focus off of the thread. Please avoid doing that.

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Main Rules of the forum:

You may not deliberately insult other members. If something someone says appears to you to be utter nonsense you may respond with your own truth, then let others be the judge. Truth always wins.

You may not spam or flood the forum with too many postings that contain no intellectual value.

You may not use foul language nor override the general norms of civility.

Clashes of opinions are welcome but clashes of personalities are not.

You may not use an offensive nickname as your member name to join.

You do not have to be a scholar to participate in this forum but you must behave like one.

A forum is for debating; it is not the place for copy-pasting, Please refrain from copy-pasting long articles when you are having a debate. A link will suffice. You can paste articles in article section only.

The membership to this forum is not an automatic right, but rather a privilege. You will be removed if you do not observe the above rules.

Please be considerate of other members and write only if you have something of value to contribute.

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Considering the real-time nature of this site, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we at do not actively monitor the contents of and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this site or any entity associated with this site. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email or the "Report" link. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this site to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this site.

Although Sikhawareness.com does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at this site reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the forum, of Sikhawareness.com in general.

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