These rules are the general guidance for visitors of Adguard Forum. Every case of rules violation will be looked at separately and, according to circumstances, different actions might be taken. Posting Guidelines When you want to create a new thread, please first use the 'search' function available on our forum to search for similar already existing threads. Often there is a chance that your question has already been asked, and even answered. Generally we do not encourage creating multiple threads about the same problem. If you are sure that your question is original, follow these simple rules when creating a new thread: - Choose the most appropriate forum. It is not a crime to post in a forum that does not suit your question (unless it is a repeated offence), but you will save others' time and increase your chances of getting a quick reply by avoiding it. - Be descriptive with your topic names. Give a short summary of your problem and avoid general and attention-getting subjects. An example of a good topic name would be 'Encountered a 'Connection Error' in Adguard for Windows v6.1.258'. Examples of bad topic names are 'URGENT!!! ADGUARD DOESN'T WORK AT ALL!!!' or 'I have a quick question'. Topics with unsuitable names will be renamed and might even be removed. - Try to be patient and provide any information that is asked for by Administrators. People will try to help you, but sometimes your further assistance is required: screenshots, logs etc. General Forum Rules These rules should be followed no matter what thread you are posting in (or creating a new one). 1. No Spam / Advertising is allowed. We do not tolerate spam on this forum. In most cases spamming will lead to instant permanent ban to your account. We take this question very seriously. Same applies to advertising, be it self-advertising or third-party products. It is ok to mention and talk about other products if it contributes to the discussion, but anything that has the sole reason of promoting any goods, services, websites etc. will be removed and will lead to a warning or even ban. 2. No copyright-infringing material is allowed. Any posts that provide or ask for information on how to illigally obtain copyrighted materials are not allowed and will be removed, and the author of that post will be warned/banned. 3. No offensive posts are allowed. This includes any material (posts, links, images) that might be considered obscene or discriminatory towards any group of people or a particular person. This also refers to user pictures, signatures and private messages. Our forum is not a place for such behavior. 3a. Do not use obscene language. We consider our forum family-friendly. Each post containing foul language will be edited/removed, and the author of this post will receive a warning/ban. 4. Do not ask questions by sending PMs to other users. If you have a question, it is almost always better to post in an existing thread or create a new one. If, for any reason, your question can not be asked in public, send a PM to an Administrator. Try to avoid PMing other users unless they explicitly let you know they are ok with it. 5. Do not post the same question multiple times. There is no reason to post the same question to different forums, even if somehow it may be attributed to all of them. Choose the one you consider the most appropriate and post there. Otherwise, all the extra posts will be removed and you will receive a warning. 6. At all circumstances, remain respectful to others. It is fine to disagree with another user. You have every right to express your point of view to other members of this forum. However, remember to stay within the boundaries of politeness while doing so. Frequently Asked Questions What happens if I break a rule? We expect that not everyone will accustom him/herself with the forum rules, so if your violation is minor and unintended, you will likely receive no warning and be directed to these rules. If your violation is either major or repetetive, you will be warned or banned (temporarily or permanently), depending on the nature of your violation and its circumstances. What do I have to do if I see another forum member breaking a forum rule? It is not your duty, of course, but we will be very thankful if you report the violator to any administrator / moderator. Can I have more than one account? No. We can see no reason why you would need more than one forum account. If you were permanently banned from Adguard forum, do not create new accounts. Otherwise new accounts will be banned too, and your IP address will be blocked.