Welcome to EC&M Talk! A Non-DIY Site
The purpose of EC&M Talk is to provide a fun meeting and learning place for people with an interest in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance Industry. Note that while all are welcome, our primary interest is in serving the EC&M Pro user. This is a site for the industry professional, constructed by and run by EC&M Magazine and its parent company Penton Media.
Please note that EC&M Talk is a moderated site. Moderators will delete and edit posts in an effort to keep the site free of flame wars, insults, crude language, and advertising or off-topic replies. Please be polite, professional and helpful in your replies.
Please read through the following main site rules and instructions.
1. Who Is Welcome Here?
Anyone in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance industry, and other polite and fun people willing to contribute. Please feel free to ask any question relating to Electrical Construction and Maintenance, or other topics of general interest, except Do-It-Yourself (DIY) type work. We welcome questions, so please don't be overly critical of other member's posts.
a. All site users must treat other site users with respect. Anyone who posts defamatory, insulting or otherwise disrespectful comments toward others will find their posts deleted and possibly their posting privileges suspended or revoked.
b. Any site user that becomes belligerent, argumentative, or requires too much attention of the Moderators will lose their posting privileges either with or without warning.
c. Any post or reply that we feel may cause harm to others or violates any of the site rules will be edited or deleted.
2. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) - not here.
This site is for industry professionals only. Please do not ask for step-by-step instructions on purchasing, installing or repairing your own equipment.
3. No pricing questions please
Only people who actually see your job can price it accordingly. There will be no pricing allowed in the public access areas of this site. Please do not ask for or give pricing comparative information.
Posts of this type will be deleted.
4. Direct Advertising of Websites and Products, or Self Promotion of Site User.
Advertising of websites and products is not accepted in this forum. Posts of this nature will be deleted and your user account will be locked. Advertising the company you work for in the open areas of the site is forbidden until you become a Site Sponsor where you may put your company link in your signature and Bio/Profile area. Signature advertisements for Guests are not allowed, however, you may add your work information in your User Bio/Profile area. Advertising the company you work for via post is the same as Spam unless you are a Paid Sponsor.
To all Sponsors: It is your responsibility to contact our Site Administrator before posting on the site. The Site Administrator will change your user title to Sponsor. This will give a signal to all that you are actually sponsoring the site or you are a sponsor of EC&M Magazine.
Site Administrator: Kate.firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Posting is a Privilege
Please note that you are a guest on a privately owned site. Posting here is a privilege that we hope you will enjoy and respect. The Moderators can and will remove the posting privileges of any person who does not wish to follow the rules, or in the opinion of the moderators is a detriment to the site. All Moderation decisions are final.
6. No Swearing
This is a public site. Swearing or near swearing will cause your post to be deleted.
7. Avatar and Picture posting
This public site has a "G" rating. Please do not post vulgar, crude, politically incorrect or controversial Avatars, Pictures or Cartoon like images on this site. The Moderators will immediately delete them and may deny your posting privileges. Please note that forum signatures are subject to the same rules as forum posts.
8. One Registration Only
As the forum grows larger it becomes more important that each member has only one registration name. Any member who signs up under a new name will be banned from the site. If you feel you have to re-register with a new name due to a technical problem, be sure to get it Okayed by the Site Administrator first.
Site administrator: email@example.com
11. No E-mail addresses or Spam
In order to avoid bots and spammers, please do not include an e-mail address in your posts or signature file. Contact information and e-mail addresses may be posted in your Bio/Profile area only.
12. Do not double post or bump
Choose the correct category or section for your thread and put it in only one category forum. Do not post a reply just to bump it up the list.
Post only in the "Jobs" section on the forum. There is a cost associated with posting a job if you are a recruiter. To inquire, Click on this link for advertising information. (Put either contractor or EC&M advertising link here.)
14. Spread the word!
If you can link to this site from your website, then please do so!