|The forum has an acceptable use policy used by all forums operated by Incisive Media, the publisher of Search Engine Watch. Beyond this, a few unique rules are posted in this FAQ.
IMPORTANT: the SearchEngineWatch Forums attract a wide variety of experience levels, as such, the discussions here from range from the very basic to high level, intellectual debates - we welcome all. However, we generally expect a higher standard of professionalism from all members, personal attacks and insults WILL NOT be tolerated, and we expect all posts to add value to each discussion.
Anyone posting a personal attack or inappropriate messages, as deemed by the moderators, may be subject to a formal warning. Further incidents may subject the poster to moderator actions such as premoderation and result in editorial review of all posts during an unspecified length of time by forum staff. Appropriate posting behavior during this period will be rewarded with the restoration of full posting rights. Failure to follow the rules thereafter may result in the poster losing posting rights for a period of time, or permanently in some cases at the discretion of forum staff.
If you feel you are subject to a personal attack, DO NOT RESPOND TO IT WITH YOUR OWN PERSONAL ATTACK WITHIN THE FORUMS. Contact a moderator for assistance. A response to a personal attack will be treated as just as a bad as the original attack.