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Purpose of this forum; Forum Rules

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Purpose of this forum; Forum Rules

The forum is managed by the PlusNet UserGroup (PUG) under the aim set out in its (Rules) "to coordinate customer beta testing of new functionality and content".
With one exception posting here is subject to the same general rules as elsewhere; the exception relates to posting of inappropriate material. The product under test is aimed at blocking access to such, hence attempting to visit sites specialising in this, objectively reporting on the success or otherwise of the access, and where appropriate posting relevant URLs is acceptable in this forum. It shall *not* be assumed that the customer is a regular viewer of such sites.
To keep the trial on track the forum needs to focus clearly on its purpose - discussion of the product, identifying problems and their solutions. Experience from elsewhere has shown that a disciplined approach is needed from everyone involved to achieve that aim; in particular topics work best when restricted to 'single issues' with the topic title describing that issue. It is expected that the number of topics will not be huge making it simpler for trialists to identify whether a problem encountered is a known one, or not. If known please add comments to the relevant one. If not, a new topic should be started.
Within a topic issues sometimes divide into what turns out later to be significantly different sub-issues. Discussion can then be difficult to follow and splitting out the sub-issues proves desirable. This is easier for a moderator to accomplish if users restrict individual posts within a topic to a single sub-issue; i.e. please make two posts one after the other if you want to comment on each of the sub-issues.
The forum will be firmly moderated by PUG with spraxyt as lead moderator. Off-topic comments, particularly general chat can quickly lead topics astray, so please avoid them.  Inevitably moderation mistakes may be made from time to time - apologies for any of these. A polite word is all that is needed to get mistakes rectified.
Thanks to everyone for their cooperation, and here's to a successful trial.  Smiley
spraxyt

Edit: Text concerning exception for 'inappropriate material' added.
Edit: Paragraphs rearranged for clarity and new 'sub-issues' paragraph added.
David