I do my best to adhere to all forum rules and have adjusted my posts according to mods. I do not think I deserve any sort of ban.
No, you do not. There are rules and standards that are accepted and followed by most people online even if the rules are not articulated in writing on every site or forum.
It's like knowing you don't cut in line at the movies or post office even though there are no signs telling you not to.
In fact, other members here have tried to educate you quite often on forum etiquette, but you don't show any sign of accepting their advice.
Common sense only works if you listen to what it's telling you.
1. Before posting your question to a discussion board, check if anyone has asked it already and
received a reply. Just as you wouldn’t repeat a topic of discussion right after it happened in real life,
don’t do that in discussion boards either.
2. Stay on topic – Don’t post irrelevant links, comments, thoughts, or pictures.
3. Don’t type in ALL CAPS! If you do, it will look like you’re screaming.
4. Don’t write anything that sounds angry or sarcastic, even as a joke, because without hearing
your tone of voice, your peers might not realize you’re joking.
5. Always remember to say “Please” and “Thank you” when soliciting help from your fellow members.
6. Respect the opinions of other members. If you feel the need to disagree, do so respectfully and
acknowledge the valid points in your classmate’s argument. Acknowledge that others are entitled to
have their own perspective on the issue.
7. If you reply to a question from someone, make sure your answer is accurate! If you’re not 100%
sure of the answer, DO NOT GUESS! Otherwise, you could really mess things up for someone and
they will not appreciate it.
8. If you ask a question and many people respond, summarize all answers and post that summary to
benefit the whole forum.
9. Be brief. If you write a long dissertation in response to a simple question, it’s unlikely that anyone
will spend the time to read through it all.
10. Don’t badmouth others or call them stupid. You may disagree with their ideas, but don’t mock the
11. If you refer to something someone said earlier in the discussion, quote justa few key lines from
their post so that others wont have to go back and figure out which post you’re referring to.
12. Before asking a question, check the FAQs or search the internet to see if the answer is obvious or
easy to find.
13. Check the most recent comments before you reply to an older comment, since the issue might have
already been resolved or opinions may have changed.
14. Be forgiving. If your classmate makes a mistake, don’t badger him or her for it. Just let it go – it
happens to the best of us.
15. Run a spelling and grammar check before posting anything to the discussion board. It only takes a minute,
and can make the difference between sounding like a fool and sounding knowledgeable.
RULE OF THUMB: If you wouldn’t do or say something in real life, don’t do it online either.
These are the standards most reputable
schools teach their students. If a regular student can learn and apply these standards, surely an IT professional from a private school should have no problem with them.https://blogs.onlineeducation.touro.edu/15-rules-netiquette-online-discussion-boards/