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By posting this topic I hope for everyone to contribute to what I have below in order for all new members to be welcomed into the forum. Most importantly, without running into some problems after a 'questionable' post.

(These are not rules, these are guidelines)

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Also, provide as much information as you can when asking for advice. That way the other members can help you faster without having to ask, "What's your set-up, which version are you running", etc.

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Welcome to Hak.5, make yourself at home and be sure to trust your technolust.

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Looks good, we just need to get the FAQs from the hacks section and mash them into something a bit more formatted, organised and reader friendly.

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  • Free replacements for common windows apps.

Whats this linux thing all about then?

So you want to be a "hacker"?

School Networks: yays & nays.

To much? Or not enough? I remeber some amazinly detailed posts in the hacks subforum, just can't find them all.

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Any plans for incorporating those threads, VaKo?

Sorry for the late reply, didn't notice this. I kinda thought that the wiki had that info on it already, I just hadn't gotten around to linking it in yet.

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Shit That is just Common Sense

Don't use images that require a fibre connection to load in a decent time,

Don't use 1024x786 avatars, 160x100 is the limit, if you just read the little disclaimer beside the place where you load the image.

Refrain from using 1337$p34|< unless absolutely necessary for humour or examples

when quoting, remove images, we saw them in the post you are quoting, also try removing things that that are unimportant to YOUR post, esp. if the original post is, oh say, 4000 paragraphs long.

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Along with these general niceties, we just basically ask that you don't blatantly link to warez or post topics asking how to hack your school/friend's MSN/brother's email/etc... Otherwise though as long as you get along with everyone else (though healthy debate is good) then go play... frolic in the meadows of Hak.5's forums!

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