Whirlwind Forum Rules

General Forum Rules

  • Only one account per person is allowed.
  • Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Keep all posts on-topic, no meaningless posts - it wastes
  • Members are asked to be respectful to all other users at all times. Flaming or insulting users in any form in the forum, private messages or emails will not be tolerated.
  • Do not post any material that can be offensive to others or discuss illegal activity.
  • Do not disguise yourself or represent another community member/company by name or avatar or statements.
  • Do not use the word Whirlwind in your user name or screen name in any form or combination.
  • Use the global search feature for answers to your questions prior to posting .
  • Make sure you have read the parent article/post completely before posting a reply.
  • Choose an appropriate subject line. Summarise the problem briefly in the subject, and elaborate in the message itself. Do not use all caps and do not add false information just to get attention. An example of a bad subject would be "HELP ME" or "This Sucks". A good subject might be, "Error while Downloading V0.87". Do not use a URL as a thread title.
  • Do not link to any site that contains adult content, sexually oriented material or might otherwise be considered offensive. Any post containing an inappropriate link will be deleted.
  • We reserve the right to remove offensive, disrespectful and inappropriate posts without notice.
  • No commercial advertising is permitted. Any posts deemed to be self promotion, advertising, or spam can and will be removed. NO SPAM - NO ADVERTISING eg. Posting and making excessive, inappropriate and unnecessary references to your products and websites is self promotion.
  • Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc.
  • The above forum rules also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings and/or banning from this community.


  • The use of animated avatars is not allowed
  • Using an avatar that would mistake you with a Whirlwind team member is not allowed. Sorry, no Whirlwind logos allowed.
  • Do not use any imagery that you do not own or have rights to use.
  • Do not use any imagery that would be offensive to others. Be tasteful.



  • Must be setup in your profile, and not manually added to your messages.
  • Signatures may not contain more than 3 lines of regular or small size text, no spaces between the lines.
  • May include up to 2 external links (URL's or mailto:) - No duplicate links, no tiny URL's or redirects.
  • We reserve the right to ask you to change and/or remove your signature or avatar at any time, for any reason.
  • Explicit advertising and solicitous language in signatures is prohibited.


Soliciting and Advertising

  • Posting jobs or soliciting your services for jobs/projects on this forum is not allowed. 
  • Posting threads or sending private messages or emails to users that advertise or solicit any products, services, funds or donations are strictly forbidden.
  • Explicit advertising and solicitous language in signatures is prohibited.
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