Forum Posting Guidelines - updated 2/27/12

Questions on how we spend our money and our time - consumer goods and services, home and vehicle, leisure and recreational activities
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Forum Posting Guidelines - updated 2/27/12

Post by Alex Frakt » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:36 pm

Welcome to the Personal Consumer Issues forum. Here we can discuss how we spend our money and our time. Examples of acceptable topics are:

- consumer goods and services (e.g., dress shirts, laptops, software)
- home maintenance
- vehicle purchases and maintenance
- recreational and leisure activities: travel, sports and entertainment

If you aren't sure if a topic you are about to post is OK, ask yourself whether it is related to a consumer issue, personal and actionable. By actionable, I mean whether you will potentially be able to use the information to better utilize your time or money.

Unacceptable Topics

Whines and rants about the crimes, shortcomings or stupidity of politicians, celebrities, CEOs, Fed chairmen, subprime mortgage borrowers, federal "bailout" recipients, government officials, etc are all off topic. In general, controversial, offensive, pointless, divisive or mean-spirited posts or topics may be locked, edited or deleted (with or without notice) at the discretion of the moderating staff even if they do not otherwise violate forum policies. This subforum has a much lower threshold for locking or removing posts than the financial and investing subforums.

Finally, questions on specific medical conditions are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I'd like to suggest you start with the Top 100 List: Health Websites You Can Trust maintained by the Consumer and Patient Health Information section of the Medical Library Association.

These requirements are in addition to the general forum rules found on the Policy and Etiquette post.

Welcome and thank you for your participation.

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