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where Can I read the forum rules?



New member
Apr 4, 2021
Hi, where can I check the forum rules. just want to know the rules before asking question.



Staff member
Apr 26, 2006
There are not a lot of rules. Pretty much any question can be asked, but if it is not Apple/iTunes/iPhone related it may not get answered.

New members cannot post links. The system generally will prevent these posts from appearing until I approve them and usually remove the links. Post a number of times, and links are allowed.

New members cannot use avatars or signatures. They become available later. Large signatures will be removed as it makes posts difficult to find.

Posting responses that are not helpful may result in posts being removed and temporary suspension of posting privileges.

No one is allowed to advertise anything to reduce spam. It is fine to reference products that you have used and like or dislike, but I try to keep the spam to a minimum. Advertising will result in a permanent ban.

Posting on spam attracting topics which I won't name because they will start posting to this thread, will also be removed. Most topics are pretty safe like "How do I backup my iTunes database" or "What data is in iCloud if I use that for my iPhone backup" or "Why does my smart playlist not work".

Off topic discussions can be had in The Lounge. Though I think there may be an age restriction there.

I have been answering questions and using iTunes and various Apple devices for 15 years. If I don't know it, I will research it, and in most cases try to replicate the problem with my own systems. I have several old devices to test with as well as different computers.

Other members may reply but generally it is only me here, it has been several years since we had a multi-member discussion on anything.