Code of Conduct

Together, we use the rules of conduct.

No abusive language

  • Direct but also subtile insults are not allowed and may result in sanctions.
  • Discrepancies between users are clarified exclusively by conversation or other means, but are not pubilc or topic-foreign discussed in the forum.
  • It is not desirable to write posts that cause concern or deliberately create bad mood. This includes contributions that aim to demotivate other users or trigger policy discussions.
  • Even inappropriate behavior towards other users or the moderation - regardless of a subject matter - can lead to sanctions.

Spelling and text form

  • Please read contributions before submitting and check for spelling.
  • It should be used uppercase and lowercase words as well as punctuation according to the valid spelling.
  • Abbreviations are only legitimate if they are official abbreviations. Self-invented or fantasy words should be omitted.

Content and meaning

  • Before submitting your own and foreign contributions check possible readings to avoid misunderstandings.
  • For better interpretation, emoticons can be used to an appropriate degree. But you can not conceal sarcasm or insults.
  • Use threads for questions or concerns that already exist. A forums search may help.
  • Contributions should be topic-related and constructive (no "That’s right" contributions).
  • For short-term additions to a submitted contribution, please edit the first one and post no second one.
  • Topics on earthly politics, religion or legal discussions are undesirable in the forum.


  • Please quote only the passage to which reference is made, but not an entire post.
  • A quote should not change the meaning of the original article.


  • Graphics in signatures are not allowed.
  • Signatures should not interfere with the forum flow and should not exceed font size 18.
  • In case of doubt, the moderation should be contacted in advance.
  • In the last instance the moderation has the right to influence, if a signature, the size, color or choice of words are perceived to be disturbing.

Conversations and emails

  • In case of excessive discussions or discrepancies between members, the conversation or private e-mail should be used instead of the thread.


  • Non-copyrighted materials may be carried into the forum. Short quotes with source references are permitted.
  • To ask, offer oder search for pirated copies is expressly forbidden.

User Accounts

  • Only one user account per member is allowed.
  • If a user account is permanently or temporarily suspended, it is not permitted to log in again with a new account.
  • Users who have become conspicuous by their behavior can be banned after being reminded and warned or in case of very serious violations directly by the moderator.