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Discussions that could be considered taboo in The Lounge

Post by sozzled » Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:23 pm

The forum rules are fairly clear about what cannot be discussed on this forum.

Forum Rules wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:42 am
  • Do not discuss illegal activities. Our server is hosted in the USA and so is subject to US law. Please do not expose us to any unnecessary legal liability.
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Lastly, and perhaps most importantly:
Forum Rules wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:42 am
  • These forums are centered on Joomla, Open Source software and other Internet and computer matters. They are not a place to promote ideological, religious, or political matters. All such discussions will be deleted/closed.
To put it simply, when people ask "What do you recommend?" as a wide-ranging question or a question that requires someone to express their personal preference for one thing or another, these kinds of questions may result in responses that are borderline violations of the forum rules.

While I have nothing against questions like "What do you recommend?", I think many of the responses to them are (a) subjective, (b) questionable and debatable, and (c) may not be fit for purpose.

In addition to the "promotion" (or discussions/debates) about ideological, religious or political issues, we could probably add discussions about webhosting providers. Therefore, when people ask questions about webhosting providers (whether they're about commercial disputes or problems that people have with their current webhosting provider, asking for opinions about a specific webhosting provider or seeking "recommendations" for other webhosting sources), the responses to those questions often involve "ideological" differences and violate the guiding principles in how this forum should be used.

We don't have a problem with those questions. We do have a problem with the responses to those questions. This is why most of the discussion topics that one reads here on the forum are quickly locked by the forum moderators because they violate the forum rules.

Please keep this in mind when you post questions on the forum. Thank you.
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