Forum Rules

Please Read Rules and Guidelines Before Posting!

This forum is a meant for professionals working in the motion picture industry. It is provided as means to interact and discuss relevant topics related to the film distribution and exhibition. As such, we ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure that the discourse and conversations taking place on the forum remain professional, courteous and informative. A constructive, respectful and welcoming approach is required at all times; both in forum posts and private conversations.

These rules and guidelines are enforced by administrators and moderators. Failure to comply with these rules and guidelines may result in a ban from the forum.

Do

Be Nice and Polite
Every member deserves to be treated with respect. Positive, professional and polite posts create a friendly and welcoming environment that all members will feel comfortable in. Post in a way that is respectful of other users.

Think Before Posting
Sensible, well thought-out and legible posts consistent with "normal writing" help other members understand what is being explained.

Contact Manufacturer Customer Support
Users having issues with specific products, equipment or services should contact the customer support division of the associated manufacturer or provider before seeking assistance or answers in this forum.

Post in Relevant Section(s)
Posting in the most relevant section will ensure threads are seen by members most interested in the subject. Threads posted in the wrong section will generally be moved by moderators. Users uncertain where a discussion should be made, should post them in the General Discussion forum.

Be Descriptive
When posting a new topic, please use a descriptive subject that details the contents of the thread an discussion.

Remain On Topic
Threads should remain on the topic that they are discussing, they should not be discussing other topics. A new thread should be made for a new discussion.

Remember Your Audience
Keep in mind this forum and its members are professionals working in the motion picture industry. All posts should be relevant to issues and topics faced by the worldwide film distribution and exhibition community.

Respect Copyright
Users are asked to respect the copyright of other users, websites, media, content, corporations, etc.

Report Posts
Reported posts are sent to moderators for review. If a post needs moderator attention because it deviates from these rules and guidelines, needs to be modified or moved the report system is the correct way to alert the moderators.



Do Not

Seek Manufacturer Customer Support
Users should not mistake this forum as a replacement or substitute for any manufacturer or provider. Assistance, advice or guidance offered in this forum about a product, equipment or service should be reviewed with official customer support representatives of any associated manufacturers or providers. Representatives of such entities may not, and probably are not, monitoring this forum.

Flame or Provoke
Do not insult or flame other members of the forum. Similarly, do not post with the intention of provoking a reaction from fellow members. This includes encouraging flame wars. Instigation is not tolerated.

Behave in a Malicious Manner
Do not behave in a manner that can cause distress, harm or inconvenience to other members. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination, bullying, offensive material, breaching others privacy and accessing others accounts without permission.

Disparage Companies, Organizations or Members
Do not post negative or disparaging remarks about any company, organization or form member. This includes products, equipment or services any entity or person manufacturers or offers. Keep in mind this is a forum for motion picture industry professionals. Please act accordingly.

Ignore Formatting
Users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Please turn off caps lock and do not use excessive ALL CAPS in posts when it is not absolutely necessary.

Use Profanity or Post Inappropriate Content
As a professional forum it is required that all posts be suitable for people of all ages. This includes all words, videos and pictures. Any posts containing inappropriate content or profanity (including self censored, automatically censored, acronyms and slang) will be removed from the forum. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated.

Spam
A spam post is a post that provides no value to the discussion, or a thread that creates nuisance for others. The most common spam posts are posting "tl:dr;", "+1", "this", posting image macros, and nothing but memes or images. Threads are considered spam when they are duplicates, or devoid of valuable content.

Use Forum for Commercial or Personal Promotion
No . Posts or responses of a promotional nature are not permitted on this forum. This includes advertisements, or referral links to other services. The only exceptions to this rule are corporate announcements that benefit the professional community at large which should be posted in the Announcements section.

Bump Threads
Posting in a thread only to bring it back to the front page of the forum is not allowed, a thread should only be on the front page of a forum if there is active discussion taking place.

Engage in Illegal Activity
This forum is located in the United States, United States law must be followed at all times. This includes Copyright law and Computer Misuse law (Malware, Virus etc.). Do not post any copyrighted work including, but not limited to, text, photographs, videos and audio recordings.