About the right to ban/suspend members.
I reserve the right to ban/suspend/restrict any member on the forum. This is not a democratic platform where you have a right to challenge a ban. Just like a restaurant has the right to reject service to annoying customers, I retain the right to tell you to leave.
About the ads and other modes of revenue generation.
I run Google AdSense, affiliate links and some other ever changing ad platforms. The point about affiliate links is important because I might edit your posts to add/change links.
About running ad blockers on this forum.
I get annoyed by members who complain that changes I made on the forum was interfering with their ad-free browsing experience. So do not get surprised if you are banned for being that guy.
If you want me to disable ads on your account, just ping me... I would do that
About getting your account deleted.
I would probably not mind deleting your account. I might however not delete the content posted by you because it affects the overall structure of the forum and conversations. If there are posts that contains content that affects you, send me links through the proper channel and I would do the needful (remove personal identifying content etc.).
About content that is allowed or disallowed here.
I do not like personal promotions. If you are here just to post about your new website or tool, I would probably remove your content and ban your account. If you do have a useful tool and you are looking for feedback or you are willing to respond to user queries and bug reports, I would be more than happy to accommodate that. I do not like content that infringes on copyrights. This include software, music, movies, eBooks etc. Discussion about content is alright. Sharing content that you do not own? Nope. Do not even link to file sharing and torrent websites. Use this separate forum for the same.
Since I run my own affiliate links on the forum, I do not allow affiliate links from members. The reason is simple… If I allow one person to do it, this forum would attract people who would join only to post their own affiliate links. You probably have a personal blog or Facebook/Twitter account right? Use that.
I also require you to be nice to other folks on the forum. Trolling is not appreciated. Abusive language is not tolerated. Personal attacks are not welcome at all.
I also do not like useless signatures that add no value to the forum. This include speedtest images. Tapatalk users are advised to disable the internal feature of the app to leave a signature in all posts posted through the app.
I also have very little tolerance for outdated views and beliefs. Do not be surprised if I ask you to leave the forum in specific cases like these.
Do not create duplicate threads. Do not post the same content in multiple threads. If you are here to leave a rant that you are replicating on x number of other outlets, please leave us out of it.
About maintaining sanity in conversations.
Write a sensible thread title. Titles like Need Help/Help Me does not help anyone. Please avoid using quote feature when you are responding to the active conversation. Quotes are better used when you are responding to a specific message earlier in the thread (or you are breaking your response into parts by responding to parts of the previous message). If a discussion is active, adding a quote just adds Noise to the flow of the thread.
Please avoid using formatting when not required. This is especially important when you are copy pasting from another source. Use Control+Shift+V for pasting content without formatting.