|Information for New Members|
|If you are a new member here, there are several resources which you should read before you start to use this forum to its full potential:
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If you are a new comitter and would like to have your special username here, please contact the forum staff and we will create it for you.
|FreeBSD Forums Rules|
|This section contains general FreeBSD Forums rules which should be followed by all members in order to keep the quality of these forums on a high level.
Though many of the FreeBSD development members read this forum, we cannot always guarantee that we will get to your questions in a timely fashion (or at all) if you post them only to one of the forums available here. FreeBSD mailing lists and comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.* groups are currently the mainstream place to ask your questions with a lot of subscribed users. Please note, that by addressing your questions to the appropriate forum you will reach both us and a concentrated FreeBSD audience, invariably assuring a better (or at least faster) response.
Please keep focus on the actual topic. Most of our forum members receive many hundreds of FreeBSD related messages every day, and by obeying the rules of proper use we are striving to keep the signal-to-noise ratio of the forums high. To do less would see the forums ultimately fail as an effective communications medium for the project.
Before posting to any forum, please learn about how to best use the forums, such as how to help avoid frequently-repeated discussions, by reading their contents. Searching the forum is a quick way to see if someone has had your issue and if it has been answered. Forums can be searched within the Search page of this forum.
Most of the forums are technical: they are for technical discussion. You should read the description for each forum carefully before joining or posting to one as there are firm guidelines for their use and content.
All FreeBSD forums have certain basic rules which must be adhered to by anyone using them. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in two (2) written warnings from the FreeBSD Forum moderators (forum-moderators@FreeBSD.org), after which, on a third offense, the poster will be removed from all FreeBSD forums and filtered from further posting to them. We regret that such rules and measures are necessary at all, but today's Internet is a pretty harsh environment, it would seem, and many fail to appreciate just how fragile some of its mechanisms are.
If you have any technical problems, please contact forum-admins@FreeBSD.org and provide all the relevant information that might help us in resolving your problem. Be aware that this is not a place for requests related to moderation and these will be ignored here.
Rules of the road: