Forum Posting Rules:

The following is a list of basic guidelines about what is and is not allowed while posting on Drywall Talk. These rules are in addition to what is listed in our Terms Of Service , and Advertising Rules. Please read through all of these sections before using our site and contact us if you have questions..

  1. Users shall treat each other with respect at all times on Drywall Talk. Name calling, personal attacks, or other inappropriate behavior will not be allowed and may cause your account to be banned.
  2. As stated in our Advertising Rules, you may not post advertisements on our site unless your a local contracting professional displaying your business info. Members who try to sell products and/or services to contracting professionals will have their accounts revoked.
  3. No pornographic material, links to pornographic material, or any form of nudity may be posted on this site. In addition to nudity, all forms of sexual content (images, jokes, etc...) are prohibited from being posted on this site as well.
  4. Profanity shall be kept to a minimum.
  5. You may only post material and content that you own. Posting copyrighted material, trademarks, and other violations of the DMCA is prohibited..
  6. How-To Questions: DrywallTalk.com is a site for professional contractors to come and share business and trade knowledge. From time to time everyone runs into new situations that they’ve never seen before or that they need help with. While it’s fine for members to ask for help it’s not OK for members to ask how-to questions when they are clearly in over their head or don’t have the experience needed to complete the task. How-To threads will be closed on a case by case basis.

These rules may be altered at anytime without notice so please check this page often. Thanks.

DrywallTalk.com Advertising Rules

Members of DrywallTalk.com may work for or own a company that sells tools, equipment, supplies, or other contracting related products and services. It is natural to want to promote your product and/or services on this site. However, in order to create a community that is not continuously filtering through unwanted solicitations the administrators will enforce firm rules in regards to advertising.

Professional Contractors DrywallTalk.com is designed for contractors so there are very few restrictions on how contractors can promote themselves. Contractors are welcome to have a signature line that links to their company, link to their blog, use a company logo as an avatar, and talk about their company openly on the site. The only thing we ask is that you never take payment, products or services from any company who offers them to you in exchange for a good review or mention of their company, products or services on DrywallTalk.com.

Manufacturers and Vendors

We value manufactures and vendors input on the site and appreciate when they can provide product support and answer questions for our members. We do however have some requirements and restrictions for this type of member.

  • You MUST add yourself to the Manufacturers or Vendors usergroup which can be found here. This will let members know that you're here in a support role.
  • You may add a signature line to your account and it can contain a link to your company, phone number, and your name and title. No sales pitches or large fonts will be allowed.
  • You may use your company logo as an avatar.
  • You may fill out Your Profile info with all your company details so members can learn more if they desire to.
  • You may respond to specific product questions that are asked on the site either by providing support or suggesting the best product for a job.
  • You MAY NOT self promote in any way other than having your signature line and avatar. This includes:
    • Asking people to contact you or to see your profile for more information or deals.
    • Private Messaging members with unsolicited offers.
    • Soliciting the membership for feedback or suggestions on your product or services.
    • Post new thread that in some way promote your company.
    • Respond to threads with short responses that add nothing to the conversation just to get your name out there.
    • Bash other companies products or services that you compete with.
    • Please Note: If you are going to take it upon yourself to speak for your company please make sure that you have permission to do so from the management in your company.

Service Providers (Web, SEO, Sales, and Marketing "gurus")

If you are a service provider who works directly with professional contractors on a daily basis you're welcome to join the site in a support role for contractors. You are NOT however allowed to self promote in any way. Please read through the following so you can better understand what role service providers can play on DrywallTalk.com.

  • You MUST add yourself to the Service Providers usergroup which can be found here. This will let members know that you're here in a support role.
  • You may fill out Your Profile info with all your company details so members can learn more if they desire to.
  • You MAY NOT self promote in any way in the forum discussions. This includes:
    • Using your company name as your username
    • Having a signature that links to your business or mentions it by name.
    • Using an Avatar with your company name or logo in it.
    • Soliciting the membership for feedback or suggestions on your product or services.
    • Link to your blog or other informational pages.
    • Post about your product or service in threads.
    • Asking people to contact you or to see your profile for more information or deals.
    • Private Messaging members with unsolicited offers.
    • Bash other companies products or services that you compete with.

You're welcome to make helpful posts and support contractors on the site and if users are happy with the information you provide they can click on your profile to see more information, but any other form of self promotion is strictly prohibited.

Please Note: Users who violate these advertising rules will have their account disabled.

Last, if you have a product or service that you really want to reach the board with then you can buy a banner ad from us. Please Contact Us if you would like to receive more information on advertising.

Who's Allowed to Join Drywall Talk?

DrywallTalk.com is designed to be a pros only community serving professional construction and remodeling contractors. Anyone who works as a professional contractor is welcome to join the site and participate in our forums. In addition to professional contractors we also allow Manufacturers, Vendors, and Service Providers who work with contractors or in the construction industry on a full time basis to join the site and join in the conversation. We do however require that they follow our Advertising Rules when doing so and failure to do so will mean that your account may be banned from the site.

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