… and thanks for joining us! We’re excited about our forum and are always happy to meet people who feel the same way. We want everyone to get the most out of Huddleberry community, so we ask that you please read and follow these guidelines. And enjoy your visit here!
Make yourself heard
Want to start a new discussion? First, be sure to read the FAQ and other documentations here to make sure you are fully informed about our community. Then spend some time browsing and familiarize yourself with the tag system and do a few searches for keywords related to your topic before you post it could be someone has already started a discussion about it! Please use the search bar 😊
When you’re sure you’re ready to start a discussion, please keep the following points in mind:
- Give it a good title! You’ll get the best results if your title makes it clear what you want to talk about.
- Choose the right tag(s). This will increase the likelihood your post will be read and answered promptly.
- Don’t post repeatedly about the same topic, as doing so will tend to have the opposite effect.
- Post in English only. We can’t help if we can’t read you!
- No signatures allowed under posts. We’ve got your profile to let us know who you are.
Please make the effort to help us keep things organized. Time spent tidying up is time that we can’t spend getting to know you, discussing your issues, and talking about Huddleberry. And that, after all, is what we’re all here to do!
Make your reply count
You’re taking the time to participate in a discussion, in the hope that others will read your ideas and take them into consideration. So why not make the effort to make your reply worth reading?
- Don’t just reply to a title. Take some time to read the topic, and at least scan the rest of the conversation first.
- Ask yourself if your reply adds to the discussion. If it doesn’t, give it some more thought before posting.
- Avoid making one-word posts just to agree with someone; you can use the “Like” button for that.
- Do not derail people’s topic or thread, consider starting a new discussion instead.
- Keep the mood light and friendly! No one’s going to complain about the occasional joke or smart remark.
- Do not post fake or defamatory information! We hate fake news. Verify all news before posting or risk ban.
- Above all, be nice. Be accommodating and be helpful to others. We’re all here to talk about informative subjects, and to work together toward making Huddleberry a healthy place for information and knowledge sharing. Criticizing ideas (by means of reasoned arguments, of course) is an important part of that. But let’s not get carried away and devolve into personal attacks, because negativity only gets in the way. We also ask that you avoid the following:
- Offensive or abusive language, as well as any kind of hate speech
- Posts intended to harass, impersonate, or defame others
- Unnecessary deletion of posted content
- Attempts to abuse or expose the private information of others
- Posting Obscene or pornographic or sexually explicit content
- Spam, phishing posts, and any actions intended to deface this site
- Discussion of software piracy and similar topics or sharing of pirated files or software
- Threatening, supporting or defending violent acts against any person, tribe, race, animals, or group (e.g. rape).
- Posting adverts or affiliate links outside the areas where adverts are explicitly allowed.
- Violating the privacy of other people e.g. by posting their private pics, info, or chats without permission.
- Don’t create distracting posts with: ALL WORDS BOLD / huge font sizes / ALL CAPS / distracting images, unnecessary repetition or words and spaces, etc.
- Don’t attempt to post censored words by misspelling them.
Please report any post or topic that violates the rules of Huddleberry using the (Flag) button.
Complaints to or against moderators must be sent privately. Please don’t disobey, disrespect, or defame them.
All the above offences are grounds for moderator action. If you have an issue with another member, we ask that you please don’t confront them yourself. Please just use the “Report” command on the post in question, then leave it up to the staff to deal with the situation.
Our moderators may edit or delete any content that is offensive or disruptive to the flow of communication. Serious or repeated offenses may lead to suspension of the offending user’s account. So, you know, be cool.