Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. General Rules

    1. This is an ordinary forum; Spamming, flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will be treated accordingly. #
    2. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. #
    3. Members should remember that we are here only to do maths of any level. Off topic posts or answers are not acceptable and will be removed instantly by one of the moderators. #
    4. Messages violating copyrights (of any type) are not allowed and will be deleted instantly. Links are not allowed in signatures too. #
    5. This is an English speaking community. Therefore, members are asked to post only in English. Posting in any other language will result in message deletion. #
    6. You cannot use the logo of without a permission from the administrators. #
    7. Members are asked to follow the guidelines of the moderators or administrators. #
  2. Posting

    1. As we have stated above this site is of university level mathematics, but also for specific areas, such as mathematical competitions and Euclidean geometry.

      1. Please, do NOT post (or respond to) questions of high-school level. There are many internet forums for questions of that level. #
      2. Do NOT post (or respond to) questions related to numerology, etc. #
    2. Posts with mathematical formulae written in ascii format (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) or as embedded images are not acceptable and will be removed by one of the moderators. Also, posts containing pdf,doc,docx, etc. as a question or as an answer to a question are also unacceptable and will be removed without prior notice to the poster. (The only case that is allowed is part of a survey or a paper). #
    3. Before you post your question, try to solve it yourself. Write your question in detail and, if any, the results of your efforts. Show understanding for those who know less math than you. (Nobody knows everything in maths!) Do not require an answer to your question at the time you want. The participation in the discussions is voluntary. #
    4. Mathematical formulae in are to be written using the known typesetting system LaTeX, that is easy to learn. Posts that have no LaTeX are removed by one of the moderators. #
  3. Policy - Rules of conduct

    1. Members are strongly adviced not to create alternate, backup, or multiple accounts and not to share their accounts. If something like this is noticed , it will result in immediate deactivation of all accounts. #
    2. Members cannot delete their own registration. In case they want to do so, they are free to contact an administrator. Administrators are easily distinguished by their red colour. #
    3. Members are strongly adviced to not act as “back seat moderators”. If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of the Moderator Team by clicking the report button located at the right bottom of the message #
    4. Conversations in forum are of public nature. So, fights , personal inflames or any personal contact are unacceptable. #
    5. You should really avoid using anonymity unless truly necessary. If you do so however, please refrain from abusing users (either by private messages or publically) and/or the forum. What we want is to be a big company. Let us get to know each other. #
    6. Each exercise awaits a complete solution. Avoid submitting only the final result. This way you discourage someone else from sending a complete one. If you have a comment or a generalization for an exercise , you may submit them after the exercise is solved.Also do not hesitate to send another solution if yours is different than the existing one. #
    7. For every exercise you submit to our community , you take the responsibility to submit also a solution after a reasonable time has passed and a solution was not given. In case you don't have a solution you have the moral responsibility to that state it explicitly. #
    8. Each message should be self - reliant. Do not send too many exercises in one message. #
    9. We all make typos either it is recklessness or ignorance especially when writing on computer. Before submitting your message make a final typo list. #
    10. This community is an English speaking one. Its members and guests are likely not aware of any other language. Avoid quoting in your messages in any other language. If this is necessary, then accompany your message with a simple translation. Also do not use abbreviations. Write down the entire words. is not a chat room and communication (most of the time) is not happening in a real time. #
  4. Attachments

    1. You are free to attach files (images, files , etc) but before you do that make sure that the size of the file you are about to upload does not exceed 300 kb in images and 500kb in files. #
  5. Signatures - Avatars

    1. Signatures may contain up to five lines of normal sized text OR a single image that is no more than 60px high, 468px wide, 10KiB (10240 bytes) in size and one line of small sized text. The font size of signatures should be normal or small only. #
    2. Signatures containing an image of 30px in height may include up to two lines of normal sized text or three lines of small sized text. Images 15px or below in height may contain up to three lines of normal sized text or four lines of small sized text. #
    3. Links in signatures are permitted to a maximum of 5* links. You may not link to warez, pornographic, racist or other similar extremist sites. #
    4. Avatars should be no larger than 120x120 pixels and should not exceed 20KiB (20480 bytes) in size. #
    5. Avatars may contain animated graphics. #
    6. Remote avatars must have a consistently high availability to ensure page load times are not affected. #