Amazon Forum Rules
The Amazon Digital Forum provides a safe, secure and helpful environment for Amazon Digital Devices and Services content and discussion. We request to all members an always constructive, respectful and welcoming approach at all times, both when writing forum posts and also in private conversations.
This forum rules are a general guide about what we do and do not expect from users. These rules are not a full or exhaustive list, thus moderators will sometimes make decisions independent of the rules. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rules please do not hesitate to contact us.
In addition to the rules below, we also abide by the Amazon Community Guidelines.
- Think Before Posting
Sensible, well thought-out and legible posts help other members understand what is being explained.
- Post in Relevant Section(s)
Posting in the most relevant section will ensure threads are seen by members most interested in the subject. Threads posted in the wrong section will generally be moved by moderators.
- Remain on Topic
Threads should remain on the topic that they are discussing, they should not be discussing other topics. A new thread should be made for a new discussion.
- Be Nice and Polite
Every member deserves to be treated with respect. Positive and polite posts create a friendly and welcoming environment that all members will feel comfortable in.
- Report Content
Please do not make posts to inform other users of the forum rules, use the report button to inform moderators when a post breaks the forum rules or moderator attention is needed.
- Use Profanity or Post Inappropriate Content
As a friendly forum we require that all content posted on the forum is suitable for people of all ages, this includes words, videos and pictures. Any posts containing inappropriate content or profanity (including self censored, automatically censored, acronyms and slang) will be removed from the forum.
- Flame or Provoke
Do not insult or flame other members of the forum. Similarly, do not post with the intention of provoking a reaction from fellow members. This includes encouraging flame wars. Instigation is not tolerated.
A spam post is a post that provides no value to the discussion, or a thread that creates nuisance for others. It will cause an automatic permanent Ban. The most common spam posts are posting "tl:dr;", "+1", "this", posting image macros, and nothing but memes or images. Threads are considered spam when they are duplicates, or devoid of valuable content. Replying to spam is not permitted either.
- Bump Threads
Posting in a thread only to bring it back to the front page of the forum is not allowed, a thread should only be on the front page of a forum if there is an active discussion taking place.
Do not use Amazon Digital Forum to generate traffic or attention for your endeavor, links to personal websites and projects are permitted on profiles and in signatures. Commercial activities are not permitted.
- Behave in a Malicious Manner
Do not behave in a manner that can cause distress, harm or inconvenience to other members, staff or the forum itself. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination, bullying, offensive material, using multiple forum accounts, breaching others privacy and accessing others accounts without permission.
Warnings and Bans
When a member breaks the rules a moderator will issue a warning (warnings can either be formal or informal). A formal warning adds points to a member's account (points vary from 1-10 based on the warning that is issued). An informal warning does not add points and serves only to provide notice about a specific rule or guideline.
Warning Points are used to trigger automatic bans, the point levels at which bans trigger are as follows:
- 5 points is a three-day ban from posting.
- 8 points is a five-day ban from posting.
- 10 points is a week ban from posting.
- 15 points is a two week ban from posting.
- From 16 to 20 points the ban will last 30-days.
Permanent bans from the Forum are issued both for Spam and for people that cause significant problems. Points expire 30 days after they have been issued.