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      Forum Rules

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

      These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, 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 or 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 web site is operated by a non-profit standard-setting organization and serves as a reference for accounting, financial analyst, education and regulatory professionals.

      4. Do not cross post questions

      Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which 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

      1. Please use SEARCH first!

      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 enter a few words for what you’re looking to learn about and click the “Search” button at the top right of the page.

      2. Be DESCRIPTIVE and don’t use vague 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 examples of the proper way to post a questions:

      how to calculate net annual operating cash flows


      where is the replay from last month’s inline XBRL webinar/

      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 snapping at people with garbage such as

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

      General Forum Questions

      Am I allowed more than one account?

      No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account with XBRL US. 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.

      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.

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

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

      Where can I find out who is in charge?

      Forum Moderators are identified in each of discussion thread. If you’re unable to find a moderator, send an email to info@xbrl.us

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