Select the proper section and don’t post duplicates
Please post your question in the proper forum section, this will help you get replies faster. If your question can fit in more than one category then select the section that seems more appropriate. If you're not sure where to post, ask a moderator first.
Use descriptive titles
Use proper descriptive titles related to the content of your post without adding useless prefix like "urgent" or "help me" or excessive punctuation like "...." or "!!!!" etc. Give a short summary of your problem IN THE SUBJECT . Titles like the following are considered completely useless and will result in the deletion of the thread and an infraction:
Blogs are not the place to advertise your website or business neither ask questions. Post there only articles or own ideas that you want show to others.
Don’t upload files that are widely available in the internet and can be found easily like datasheets or application notes, this is a waste of valuable bandwidth, post a link instead.
Do not share or request copyright material
Do not upload, attach, or otherwise post any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the specific item). If you have a question about having permission to post or attach a specific item, please ask a moderator. We do not condone nor accept posts pertaining to illegal activities such as hacking, cracking, *****, or spam.
Use of the forums for commercial advertising is prohibited, as is using the forums for any other form of personal or business profit or gain, or to promote a particular commercial business or service.
Do not create multiple accounts
Don’t create multiple accounts in order to bump your thread or give helpful ratings to yourself or your friends. Members found to have duplicate accounts will be banned.
Thread bumping is not allowed
Don't bump your thread with useless followups like “please help” or “no one” etc. and don’t be in a hurry to get a reply, be patient. If you have any additional info to provide (like results gathered after the posted question or additional info) then you are welcome to post them in order to explain better your problem.
Do not spam or self-promote in the forums
These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites or posts with little, no or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Doing so is a waste of time, your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted. Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.
Do not contact users asking for help or to advertise
Don't make requests for help in private using personal messages, create a thread in the forum so that other members can benefit from the posted answers.
Remain respectful of other users, moderators and administrators at all times
All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective, however, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule. Doing otherwise will get your account banned temporarily, or permanently if the situation becomes evere enough (this will be left to the discretion of the moderation team).
Misusing report functionality
The report post functionality is intended to report spam, advertising messages and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. Don't use it without a reason or when you want to post messages, the report is not a reply button. Misuse of report will result in an warning or infraction.
Don't intrude in threads with different subject or reopen very old threads
Follow up questions should be related to the thread content, don’t intrude in an existing thread to ask a question with a subject unrelated to the thread content, create a new thread instead.
Post content described below is not allowed
Should BE polite and not offensive. Should be in English language. Should NOT have advertisements, link to other web site, email or images (except your personal blog).
Group owners are responsible to apply the forum rules to the group sections and report any posts or behaviour that is against the rules.
USE SEARCH FIRST!
There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on this forum before (or even hundreds of times before for some issues).
Take the time to explain the problem you are facing properly and attach in the post any available code, schematic or other related content.
Links to external sites can often become "dead" or broken when these external sites change their format or simply cease to exist, unfortunately there are already several cases of old threads that have become useless this way. The following measures will ensure the viability of the post, regardless of the state of external sites.
Only you know what "doesn't work" means
Please tell us what your circuit or code is supposed to do and why it "doesn't work".When you come in and say "it doesn't work" or just "it has errors", that means NOTHING. There could be a million things wrong and no one will know where to look.
The contents of your sig must be acceptable for our community and shall not contain any profanity, vulgarity, or insults/disparaging comments to our community or its members. In addition, comments and/or advertising links are not allowed.
Any signature violating these rules will be considered spam, they will be deleted and the offending member will be addressed by our moderators.
Put your code in CODE or SYNTAX tags
When you include code in your posts you should always use CODE or SYNTAX tags, these tags limit the length of the code and show the indents properly so that the code is easier to read and doesn't occupy too much space. Please read this tutorial to learn how to use code tags.
Please mark your threads as solved when you have solved your problem so that other users know that you don’t need any more help. If you find the solution yourself please take the time to explain the solution so that other users have similar issues can benefit from it.
Please avoid replies like “google it” or “read the datasheet” or if you give such answers provide a couple of links or the specific chapter/page that the user should read. Don’t reply to posts when you can’t help with the asked question and don’t intrude in threads with a different subject or follow up with questions unrelated to the thread content.