Welcome. Unfortunately the Guidelines have to be pretty strict, but it should help keep discussions clean & productive. The list of rules are short, so without further ado, lets get into them.
1. Post in the correct Categories.
2. Don’t intentionally cause drama or derail posts with unrelated info. Make a separate post if you want to talk about something else.
3. No personal attacks, on any grounds. There is a thin level of tolerance for jokes, but Moderators will not allow you to hide behind that as an excuse for particularly vile posts.
4. Alts, Tolerated or no, are not allowed in Discussions. If found, they will be banned permanently. Impersonation via alts are not allowed either. The only exception to this is alts of Administrators, who exist for moderation help.
Failure to comply with these four rules will result in your posts being deleted (or moved to appropriate Categories), & a warning will usually be issued. The rules are ordered by severity; breaking rule four results usually in a short ban, whereas increasing numbers of warnings may be given for the lighter infractions before a ban is levied. Repeated infractions will lead to longer bans.