[Old] WinBoards Posting Guidelines

edited January 2013 in News & Announcements
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Throughout the years WinBoards has aimed to be fairly liberal in regards to moderating the discussions that occur on the boards. However, after having gone nine years with our highly simplified policy the time has come for clarification on what is, and what is not, accepted posting for WinBoards.

This thread is being locked from the start as this is what's expected, and there's nothing really to further discuss here. If you have any legitimate issues with what is stated below, feel free to take it up with myself or Duff in a PM.

Abandonware Criteria

Over the past several months, we have noticed a considerable increase in the amount of discussion and requests regarding Windows XP and related non-abandonware tools. This has lead to problems for the staff at WinWorld. As such we are making this as clear as possible: Requesting and sharing software that is not pre-release (beta) or abandonware is strictly prohibited on our forums. Our criteria for abandonware is software which is no longer being distributed, supported or widely used and was released prior to January 1, 2000.

For more details, read this post which is visible at the top of each forum.

Posting Guidelines

WinBoards is a community for adults and those who can present themselves as adults. What you post here has the possibility of remaining readable on the Internet for a long time. We don't expect perfection in your posts, however there is a degree of expectation for readability, grammatical correctness and content.

Posts should add a relevant message or expression of feeling or opinion and not be simple posts like "LOL" or "thanks alot!!!". If you don't have anything more to add than a simple sentence, don't bother posting. Image macros and the like are acceptable when not used in excess.

We ask that all members pay close attention to dates on the last post in a thread (visible in the top-middle of every post) before replying. Unless your post adds significantly useful, unsaid information, do not bump the topic. If it's a support request, make a new topic.

Support requests, location of files and general availability of what we offer on WinWorld is done on people's personal time, and they are under no obligation to help you. Do not throw any fits if they don't do what you want, when you want it; it will only accomplish the exact opposite of what you want and possibly earn yourself a ban.

Two specific topics that are 100% off-topic and off-limits for discussion on the forums is religion and ponies. We also do not care to have topics or posts asking questions that could easily be solved by a minute of searching online. Know what you're talking about before asserting anything you perceive as a fact on these boards. The uneducated are frowned upon here unless they're trying to learn.

Most importantly, use common sense and think before posting. This will keep you safe 99.9% of the time.


Duff is the founder of WinWorld, Ka0s has been involved since the early days and highly influential in WinBoards Administration and keeping the place online at times, Rioter works a job and pays for the EU download mirror with his own hard earned money, and I do the same in Chicago with downloads, WinBoards and WinWorld itself.

This board is in no way a democracy; we are the only people on these boards who have any say in board matters - and if we say it, you do it. We base our decisions on the best interest of the community. We reserve the rights to ban you, or move your topics to the River of Dumb when things get out of hand. If you continue to try and evade bans and be a general nuisance, that is trespassing on my private property, and you will be dealt with accordingly.
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