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  • Dark Tangent
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    Code of Conduct

    Last updated 3.6.15


    DEF CON provides a forum for open discussion between participants, where radical viewpoints are welcome and a high degree of skepticism is expected. However, insulting or harassing other participants is unacceptable. We want DEF CON to be a safe and productive environment for everyone. It’s not about what you look like but what’s in your mind and how you present yourself that counts at DEF CON.

    We do not condone harassment against any participant, for any reason. Harassment includes deliberate intimidation and targeting individuals in a manner that makes them feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or afraid.

    Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We reserve the right to respond to harassment in the manner we deem appropriate, including but not limited to expulsion without refund and referral to the relevant authorities.

    This Code of Conduct applies to everyone participating at DEF CON - from attendees and exhibitors to speakers, press, volunteers, and Goons.

    Anyone can report harassment. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, you can contact a Goon, go to the registration desk, or info booth.

    Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel security, local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of DEF CON.

    Remember: The CON is what you make of it, and as a community we can create a great experience for everyone.

    - The Dark Tangent

    https://www.defcon.org/html/links/dc-policy.html

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  • Rules
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    9. Off-Topic Posting:

    These are the DEF CON Forums. They exist for discussion, planning, questions and answers, for all things related to DEF CON. Off-topic conversation is a violation of the rule above, against posts lacking value. Off topic posts may be removed or censored (for legal reasons)
    If more than a certain percentage of your posts are off-topic, you are at risk for being banned.

    Religion is off-topic. Political topics are mostly off-topic.
    Be safe, and avoid topics of Politics and/or Religion.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:21.

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  • Rules
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    8. Posts About Local Hacker Meetings:

    Local meeting announcements belong in the section "Local Meetings & Other Events." Only local meetings related to DEF CON should be announced there. Examples of local meeting or events to post there include but are not limited to: Other security or hacker conventions, DEF CON Group meetings, crypto group meetings, 2600 meetings, and/or Linux/BSD/UNIX User Groups meetings.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:21.

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  • Rules
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    7. Old Threads:

    This is covered above and is covered here too: check the date on a thread before replying. Don't bother replying to old threads unless you have something new of value to add.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:21.

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  • Rules
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    6. Don't be a jerk:

    This is covered in the above section "Social Behavior."
    Read, understand and follow the rules. Drop the attitude. Play nice with others. If you see someone getting, "flamed," don't duplicate what has been stated. (See section above "Spamming, Power posting, and Advertising" on duplicate content and content without value.)

    Start a fight with other users, and you risk being banned.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:21.

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  • Rules
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    5. Abbreviated English, ‘SMS’-speak, ‘leet-speak, or AlTeRnAtInG CaSe:

    This section is directed to people that make posts like ‘ne1 evr heer ov a hack 2 break teh windoze? LOL’.
    The official language on this board is English. If you want to be taken seriously you need to communicate clearly.
    Some of our users aren’t native English speakers. This is fine. If you don’t speak English, do your best, and people may help you.
    Its embarrassing when users from eastern Europe come here and speak better English than 16 year old High School students from Illinois.

    ‘If u type lik diz’ you are basically saying ‘I am dumb, please do not pay any attention to me, in fact please ban me as soon as possible since I bring nothing to the table’.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:17.

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  • Rules
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    4. The ‘teach me to hack’ or ‘could you hack this for me’ Posts:

    Covered in "Illegal Content/Misuse" the "teach me to Hack" or "will you hack this for me?" posts will NOT be tolerated. These forums are public. Anyone may join, including people from Law Enforcement, and they can read your requests too.
    This is also covered in the above section, "doing things for yourself."

    By violating this rule, you are violating several rules at the same time and may be banned without warning.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:17.

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  • Rules
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    3. Doing Things for Yourself:

    One of the things that set hackers apart is our ability to solve complex problems with little assistance. Hackers read, learn and are often self-motivated. Hackers even use Search Engines or the Forum Search.
    Only post your question when you have done some research. (Including examples in your post might help you.)
    If we can find an answer with a search engine or The Official DEF CON FAQ, we will not be pleased.
    This is NOT tech support. Contact the vendor of your product for tech support.
    We will NOT "baby" you.

    We will NOT tolerate people who run to us for answers before trying to solve their own problems.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:17.

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  • Rules
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    2. Lurking:

    Spend time lurking, and you can learn about forum culture. You can see what happens to people who have violated the rules, and even read all of a user's posts to see how they managed to stick around so long. Lurk and learn. Lurking used to be enforced with a waiting period before you could first post, but that is no longer enforced, and instead we rely on the users judgement when to first post.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:18.

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  • Rules
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    1. The ‘I’m new post’:

    "Hi! I'm New" posts are covered above in Spamming, Powerposting and Advertising as "no value" posting and are not tolerated.

    Introduce yourself by making an intelligent first post, asking an intelligent question, or contributing a meaningful comment to a conversation.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:18.

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  • Rules
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    6. Multiple Accounts/Shared Accounts:

    One account per user. If we catch you with multiple accounts, particularly if you are using them to start flame wars with yourself and others, you will be banned.
    This also means sharing an account is against the rules.

    If we find an account is being shared, we will ban that account.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:18.

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  • Rules
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    5. Spamming, Power posting, and Advertising:

    Unsolicited Advertising (especially commercial) is not allowed, and posts violating this will be censored, and violators banned without warning. (Exceptions: DEF CON events, DEF CON related meetings in "Local Meetings & Other Events" or as authorized by moderators.)

    Only post if you have something valuable to add to the ongoing conversation
    Do NOT post "Me too", "useless/empty" , "HI I'm NEW! " , "bump-up" , "duplicated/cross-posted" style content.
    If you want to post a link, describe the purpose and content of that link.
    Please don't use URL-shortening tools (e.g.: tinyurl) when providing links on the forums since such a tool could hide, "the true nature of the link."
    Replying to your own posts can be viewed as spamming.
    To fix your post, edit it; unless you are banned, or a thread is closed, you may edit your post for up to 24 hours after it is created.

    Spam in PM:
    Spam that mods may choose to take action upon if sent in PM:
    * Illegal issues: threats of violence, [requests or offers] of illegal [service or products], scams
    * Unsolicited Advertisements
    * Mass PM messaging, such as with automated programs

    (If the annoying PM is none of the above, then don't expect any reply in PM if submitted in private. As a social problem, you can choose to ignore the user, instead.)

    If the PM you received is one of these above things, then you can report the PM using the link "report this" found in the PM, top-right as a link. When you report the PM, provide the following:
    * Your permission to look at the PM and other messages in the same thread (part of any response, including any responses)
    * If privately submitted, your permission for it to be discussed with other mods
    * The date and time of the PM (if you "report" the PM this is done for you when you report it.)
    * The subject of the PM (don't alter the subject of the PM when you report it, and this is done for you when you report it.)
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:18.

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  • Rules
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    4. Illegal Content/Misuse:

    * Do NOT violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation in these forums.
    * Do NOT request others on the forums to violate the above.
    * Do NOT ask someone to, "hack this for me," "teach me to hack," or for, "hacking software."
    If you don't know if something violates the above, then don't post it.

    Remember, this is a public board. Anyone, ANYONE, may be reading.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:19.

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  • Rules
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    3. Graphics and Signatures:

    Graphic signatures are not allowed. Text signatures should be under 5 lines. If your signature is longer than your average post, it's too long.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:19.

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  • Rules
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    2. Repetitive Topics:

    Before starting a new thread, search for related threads. If you find none, then consider starting a new thread. (If mods can find an OPEN thread that you didn't, they won't be happy.) The value of content you provide to existing threads should be proportional to the age of the thread.
    Last edited by Dark Tangent; April 21st, 2019, 11:20.

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