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Old 10-17-2003, 08:38 AM
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Default Forum Rules - Please Read This Before Posting !!!!!

Hi all,

Here is a guide to help make things run smoother here in the forums. Follow this advice (not rules ) to give you the best chance of getting your questions answered. Most of the things in this list are basic common sense and the norm when it comes to using internet forums. Please take the time time to read this every now and again (it does get updated) and everyone will be happy
  • [1] Please, Please, Please add your version number and software type into your signature. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT TO USE THIS FORUM. Also add your operating system (either Unix or Windows). Adding your location can be very useful too. Without this you'll find not so many people will answer your questions and if they do the answer may be not for your version. You can set your profile signature by clicking on the 'Profile' button in the menu at the top of the forums.

    Remember you have to put your passwords in the password box as well to make the changes stick.

    xcart v4.0.19 [unix]
    litecom v1.21 [win]

    [2] When posting a new topic make sure you give it a good descriptive title. Simply putting something like 'help me im stuck' will not help you get an answer. Most people read the titles first before they go on to read the details of the post. Also when anyone does a search for help the title of a post is one of the things that is scanned for the search keywords. If your posting a bug or a mod put the version number in the title too. Basically be as descriptive as possible.

    [3] Do NOT post the same question in different forums (cross posting). All that will happen is that one will be kept and the rest will be deleted by a moderator.

    [4] Do NOT start a new thread / topic when there is already a discussion going on. Add to that thread as it helps keep continuity and makes finding answers easier later.

    [5] The forums are very busy and growing day by day. With that in mind remember that most topics have been discussed before. The quickest way to find an answer is to use the SEARCH button at the top of the forum.

    [6] Please read the forum faq and the faq in xcart members area before posting. Youll find many things are answered in there already and youll get an answer to your question much faster that way. yeh, yeh, we know that no one reads the manual before they dive in but it is there to help you (even if they are sometimes a little out of date). Another good place to start is here ... A list of things asked a million times

    [7] Dont use offensive language in your posts. We try and keep things clean and friendly in here. Racist, sexist language or anything else that may offend any one else no matter who they are is not welcome here. Its a big world and were all different and no one needs any hassle.

    [8] If you are posting links for people to view your site make sure that people are aware of the content. For instance if your site contains adult content make it known. Many people use these forums from work or from home where children or grandparents may be watching and may not want to see stuff like that. Others are quite happy to see it but its only fair to keep people informed and give them the choice.

    [9] Remember that these forums are for users to speak to users. The moderators are not employed by or affilaited to xcart, qualiteam etc. If you want to speak to a member of xcart staff then you must use the message board that is located at

    Welcome to the X-Cart forum! Please note that the forum is created to allow X-Cart users communicating with each other. The X-Cart support team does not guarantee providing support in this forum. If you want to contact the X-Cart team, please use the message board at instead. All answers are provided by the X-Cart users. X-Cart is not responsible for the information provided here.

    [10] Don't post your user name and passwords for your stores or your ftp details or database access settings. Its not the most secure thing to do. You dont want anyone hacking into your store.

    [11] Don't post pages and pages of code if you can avoid it. We all have access to the code and it just pads out the forum. Its better to give a good description and make sure you have your version number in your forum signaute.

    [12] If your viewing a users site please don't enter false information and make false / test orders (unless they asked you to) just so that you can see how they have altered their store. This is a pain for any store owner as youll find if and when it starts to happen to you. If your interested in seeing how they did something just send them an email or pm and they will no doubt have a test account set up so that you can take a look around without making a mess of their stats.

    [13] If you would like to advertise your services then you can do this by placing a message in your forum signature or by placing a post in the Profesional Help Offers forum. Dont post adverts to yourself all over the other forums as they will just be deleted. In the main these forums are for people to help each other out. If you do offer a solution that people must pay for then there is no problem adding a link to your own site where you offer the solution in responce to someones question. If you do wish to advertise your services then you must keep to only one post in the pro help forums. If you have updated news or items on offer just add to your own thread and do not start a new one. This gives everyone equal exposure and keeps things fair.

    [14] Try and avoid flooding the forums with posts that have no use. Saying thanks to someone is fine but posting things like 'I dont know' or 'let me know if you find out' doesnt help anyone.

    [15] Do your best to put your posts in the correct forum. Each forum has a description of the sort of questions you should post there (they are not perfect but good enough as a guide). This not only helps people answer you but also helps others in future when they are trying to find an answer.

    [16] Do not send private messages to mods or other forum users asking them to read your post , fix bugs or help with a problem unless you are looking to hire them or have their permission first. Nobody gets paid to answer questions on this forum and most users have their own jobs / business etc. Apart from that you limit your chances of getting an answer and would be better of posting your question well in the correct forum. If you want personal attention you can get this from xcart via the official members area.

    [17] If you think you have found a bug in xcart / litecommerce make a detailed post in the bugs forum. remember to include as much information as possible including version number and os. It is also advisable to test the bug on the official online demo version too. please see the notes in the bugs forum for extra advice on how to post a bug report

    [18] Discussing other shopping cart systems is not allowed and any posts containing this kind of info will be deleted. Please don't yell at the moderators, this is Qualiteam's rule and we are just enforcing it.
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Enjoy the forums and if you can help others then do so. Every starts somewhere but by helping each other we all learn quicker. You'll find answers to most of your questions here. All it takes is a bit of patience and a whole lot of reading and you'll soon be up to speed.

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Last edited by ambal : 01-19-2009 at 02:38 AM.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:14 PM
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In addition to the rules posted above, please remeber that you are also bound by the Terms and Conditions that you accepted during forum signup:


This forum is for the Qualiteam community's peer-to-peer discussions of Qualiteam products.

Some sections of this forum are available (read-only) for unregistered viewers. Posting to this forum is allowed only for registered users of Qualiteam products. You can not post to this forum if you do not own license of any Qualiteam's product.

Please note that this forum is not an official customer support channel for Qualiteam's products. If you require direct assistance or prefer to contact Support directly, please use our paid support programs or complimentary product support for registered users.

This forum uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above, they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The email address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

Rules of posting messages

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to this forum express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). Posting references to competitor's products or publishing messages that can be interpreted as a hidden advertising is also prohibited (references to competitor's products are permitted only within "Wishlist" and "Considering using X-Cart for my project" sections for the purpose of posting feature requests and asking about X-Cart features). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. The forum administrator can also deny access to the forum to any forum user. Warnings and bans are not to be discussed on the forum. Such matters shall remain private between the forum administration and the user. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
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Old 09-19-2005, 07:02 AM
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It seems no one is following this simple rule that the X-Cart team has kindly asked us to follow, please read it in detail and update your signatures, etc.
Originally Posted by rrf
Ladies & Gentlemen,

Please refrain from using color and size tags in your forum signatures. Also, please do not post URLs containing affiliate IDs. It is ok to put a link to your own site, but do not post links you are payed for, because we would like to keep this forum as ad-free and convenient to use as possible.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:54 PM
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Hi folks,

I would like to announce that we have changed the forum rules and updated the above Verbic's post.

Now you can mention a competitor within "Wishlist" section for the purpose of posting feature requests.

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