- First of all, when using the IFRScommunity Forum, adhere to high standards of online behaviour. These are often referred to as the Netiquette – the do’s and don’ts of online communication.
- Do your best to contribute as much as you ask, if not more. If you can add something you feel is valuable, please don’t be afraid to join other discussions.
- The language of IFRScommunity Forum is English, but this is not an English literature forum. Your English skills don’t have to be perfect and you don’t need to apologise if they aren’t. Short and simple (but still understandable) sentences are fine. Posting in other languages is not allowed though.
- When starting a new topic, use a meaningful headline and try to make it as clear as possible. Don’t use generic titles like ‘I need help with IFRS 16’.
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- Be patient. Not everyone knows everything and not everyone is online all the time. Do not ‘bump’ your questions just because there have been a day or two with no reply.
- Don’t quote whole paragraphs of IFRS Standards. Just make a reference by writing e.g. IFRS 15.20, which means paragraph 20 of IFRS 15. If you feel it is absolutely necessary to quote something in your post, use the shortest passage possible.
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- These Forum Rules will be updated as needed, so please come and check them once in a while. For major changes, an appropriate announcement will be given on the Forum.