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Forum Rules


1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums

These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisements for goods, services, and/or other websites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums, etc.

Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers

Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.

2. Do not post copyright-infringing material

Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.

3. Do not post “offensive” posts, links, or images

Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.

This is a website for accountancy professionals.

4. Do not cross-post questions

Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum that is most suitable in which to post your question.

5. Do not PM users asking for help

Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum then the whole community can help and benefit.

6. Remain respectful of other members at all times

All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.

However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.

General Posting Guidelines

We figured this was necessary because a lot of people come in and post threads without thinking, and without realizing that there is no possible way they could get help because of the way they posted the question. Here are some general guidelines.

1. Please use SEARCH first!search_box

There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on our forum before, please use the forum’s search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It’s easy to search – just click the “Search” button at the top right of the page.

2. Be DESCRIPTIVE and Don’t use “stupid” topic names

PLEASE post a descriptive topic name! Give a short summary of your problem IN THE SUBJECT. (Don’t use attention-getting subjects, they don’t get attention and only annoy people).

Here’s a great list of topic subjects YOU SHOULD NOT POST :

Help me, Hello, Very urgent, I have a question

Generally, ANYTHING similar to those is unacceptable. Just post your problem.

Here is a good example of a way to post a question

“how to calculate the sensitivity of net annual operating cash flows”


“where is the ACCA exam center in Glasgow”

Remember when people help you, they are doing YOU a favor

Be patient, help people out by posting good descriptions of what you need help with, and not snap at people with garbage such as

“if you aren’t going to help don’t waste my time replying”.

General Forum Questions

1. Am I allowed more than one account?

No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account at OpenTuition forums. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forums.

2. What happens if I break a rule?

If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent. The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.

3. What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?

Please report the thread/post to the moderators or admin.

Becoming a moderator

All moderator applicants must be a member for at least 90 days (3 months) and have at least 100 posts.

You must be active in the individual forums you wish to moderate and regularly create and respond to threads in those forums.

You must also maintain a working knowledge of the subject matter.

Please be aware that applying to be a moderator does not guarantee acceptance and that moderators will only be appointed when needed.



Current moderators and administrators will review applications and decide if the applicant fits the desired post. Administrators have the final say and we reserve to right to refuse applicants with or without cause.

Moderator Policy

In Order To Apply To Be A Moderator You Must be:

a forum regular user

have been at the forum for over 3 months

have a positive presence on OpenTuition Forums

be proactively and knowledgeable in the Forums they would like to moderate.

polite and helpful towards other members and give advice whenever needed and whenever possible.

visit the forum each day, actively take part in discussions as often as possible, ideally once a day, setting a good example to the other members. take an active part in discussions between Moderators relating to the running of the forum. help to keep unsuitable content out of the forums as much as possible.




Welcome to the MagForums Forum, often described as "a Community Forum" on the internet. By registering on this MagForums site you are also agreeing to the following MagForums Forum Rules & Etiquette:


Not to post any material which is knowingly false, inaccurate, harmful, threatening, harassing, invasive of a person's privacy, or tending unreasonably to discredit or malign.

Not to post material that is racist, abusive, vulgar, hateful, obscene, sexually-oriented, or otherwise violative of any UK law.

Copyright material must not be posted unless it is owned either by you or by this website.

No links are permitted to websites offering pirate/cracked/illegal software or illicit music and/or video downloads and anyone found to have posted such a link will have their MagForums Forum access withdrawn.

Products & Advertising

MagForums permits members to use the forums to share links to products, services, and other resources that might be of mutual benefit. These can be found in the main discussion forum: Recording & Production.

Individuals may post promotional material regarding products and services that would be relevant to the MagForums readership — i.e. related to recording and production. You may also include a link to a website in your personal signature (which appears under each post) or on your public Profile page but please make sure these are relevant to the MagForums community and not spam or surreptitious way to boost your own site's SEO ranking.

Posts that serve only to promote your own music and/or social media presence are not allowed anywhere other than the 'Self-Promotion' forum which is provided for that purpose and is available to use by members with a post count of 100 or more.

Anybody using this facility as a gateway to promote things that are considered 'spam' (for example, promoting a retail website that has nothing to do with music) may be warned by the moderating team, but usually, your account will be instantly deleted.

Manufacturers and distributors are warmly welcome to promote their products, services, events, competitions, job vacancies, and special offers in the New Products & Industry News forum but please make sure you have read and followed the guidelines first or you risk your posts being removed without warning.

We provide a dedicated For Sale and Wanted Readers' Ads section of our site for the buying and selling of your own gear. Such adverts should be placed there and are not allowed in the MagForums Forum.

Chain letters, pyramid schemes, and similar are expressly forbidden in all forums.


YOU remain personally responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless MagForums Publications Group and phpBB Limited (the makers of the phpBB forum software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of MagForums Publications or any entity associated with the MagForums Forum.

Although the MagForums Forum does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of messages posted by forum members, we reserve the right to delete any posted message for any reason whatsoever.

You hereby consent to MagForums disclosing information we hold about you to any proper prosecuting or investigating authority in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message/comment posted by you here in the MagForums Forum.

The MagForums Publications Group, the owners of this site, reserve the right to amend these Rules at any time.

Forum Posting Etiquette

Requests for links to, or support for, pirated/cracked software are expressly forbidden. Offending posts will be removed and persistent offenders risk being banned from the forums. MagForums reserves the right to report the IP address of persistent offenders to copyright owners and/or FAST.

NO SHOUTING — posting all in CAPITALS is considered bad form and the equivalent of 'shouting'. Resist all temptation to use them, for there is a chance your post will be deleted — or ignored by members.

Do not post the same topic on multiple forums. Choose the most appropriate forum for your question.

No spam allowed

Unfortunately, like every other online forum, the MagForums Forum sometimes attracts the attention of Internet trolls who seek to cause disharmony among legitimate users by making spurious or inflammatory posts. Anyone suspected of this kind of behavior will be warned by the moderating team only once (check your forum Private Messages!). Continued inappropriate posts after a warning have been issued and not replied to will result in the immediate deletion of their user account.

How To Notify Us Of Objectionable Material

If you feel that a posted message is objectionable, please alert the moderators of that forum by clicking on the Report This Post icon/button [an exclamation mark! in a circle]. The Forum administrators and moderators can remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so as soon as we can if we determine that removal is necessary.

You may also email support@magforums.com or visit us on our contact page.

Guests (Unregistered) Cannot Post

You will still be able to read forum messages as an unregistered Guest, in all public forums apart from Musicians' Lounge, but posting and replying are disabled. By registering with the MagForums site you are agreeing to abide by the MagForums Forum Rules and posting/replying will be activated, once you have successfully verified you're registered My Account email address by replying to an email the system sends you.


No Debate that is not related to our Forum categories.


No political speech or any of it, we are not a government to request any debates


Last updated 14 March 2022.

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