We thank everyone for participating in this growing community. In order to keep the forums running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the Staff Members.
Please keep your questions and comments focused on learning how to play U2 songs and/or related gear and settings. More importantly, this is a place where all new members and beginners should be comfortable asking basic questions and posting recordings and videos. Please be polite in your replies and tone, but do not hesitate to provide constructive feedback. This forum is intended to promote an educational group experience.
All posts (questions and comments) should relate to learning how to play U2 songs and/or related gear and settings. Specifically:
Before posting, ask yourself, "Is this really relevant to helping others learn how to play a song or get a certain tone?" Off topic posts make it difficult to find and follow other relevant information. Please use "Edge's Cafe" to participate in off topic discussions (e.g., concerts/tickets, movies, Bono's other interests, U2's history, which songs you like / dislike, etc.). The administrators reserve the right to remove or lock any threads at any time without notice.
- How to play U2 songs on guitar (e.g. notes, tabs, videos, clips, etc.). It is ok to start threads to discuss other instruments.
- How to get the Edge's tones (e.g. which guitars, gear, signal path, settings/parameters, etc.).
- How to record video and audio clips (e.g. equipment, set-up, etc.) - this is related to getting U2 tone.
- Please be respectful of others.
- Be open minded and constructive, as there are many ways to play a song or get a certain tone.
- The forum is meant to be educational. Keep in mind that experts and beginners are participating.
- Please be professional, courteous and thoughtful when posting on the message boards.
- Do not poke fun at anyone's clips or videos. Everyone deserves as chance to participate and learn.
- If you don't like something, be constructive and make your point in a positive way. Provide feedback can help make everyone better guitar players.
- Don't be afraid to provide constructive criticism, even if you are a beginner listening to a clip made by someone more experienced. It's very helpful to those that post a clip or video to get feedback because everyone hears different things and can provide different perspectives that make all of us better musicians.
- Please don't be afraid to post a clip or video in the Showcase threads or on your blog. If we all follow the rules of the message board, everyone will feel comfortable posting and will benefit from the experience.
- Finally, and most important, do not direct emotional, negative, rude or harsh comments toward any individual on the board. Do not use foul or inappropriate language. If you disagree with or get upset by a post, pause and take a deep breath, and email the person directly to work it out. It's very easy to "read into" emails and misinterpret the tone or context of a message. Electronic messages and threads can be very dangerous and come across, for example, as malicious or defensive. Please don't over react.
- Some members may not speak English as their first language, so be mindful of how you interpret them. Often an email written in broken English can come across as overly direct when all the person is trying to do is communicate in a second language.
- Sarcasm rarely translates well over text and across cultures and languages. Please consider this when posting.
- Use smiley faces and other icons so that others don't misinterpret your message.
- While debating and discussion is encouraged, we will not tolerate rudeness, profanity (or attempts to bypass profanity filters), insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
- Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the like.
- Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
- Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members.
- Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. This should be at least 12 hours.
- We do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or violate U2 Guitar Tutorial community standards. The U2 Guitar Tutorial Staff Members shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
- Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
- Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
- We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
- Posts discussing moderator actions are also not allowed.
- Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
- You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
- You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.
- All post must be made in English.
- We also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules, as access to our forums are a privilege and not a right.
Advertising Services and Solicitation
We do not allow people to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products, services, funds or donations. Explicit advertising and soliciting in signatures is also prohibited.
All members are permitted to post interest in selling or buying gear (including eBay auctions), but please post in the "Gear for Sale" thread once only.
It's ok to upload attachments for effect presets in the correct preset forum beneath each song.
However, for uploading sound clips and video clips (e.g., in the Showcase forum), please do not upload these as an attachment (due to file size), instead simply link to external hosting sites such as SoundCloud and YouTube. The U2GT SoundCloud group can be found here.
- Animated avatars are not allowed. Sorry.
- Avatars that may be confused with official staff avatars are not allowed.
Signature Size Limits
All signatures should not exceed the following limits
- You can't have both text and images in your sig
- For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 90 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
- Do not use images with large text to bypass the previous item
- For images in signatures: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and 20k in size
- Animated images in a signature are not allowed
Although the administrators and moderators of U2 Guitar Tutorials Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of U2 Guitar Tutorials Forum, u2guitartutorials.com, nor vBulletin or any Staff Member will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
The Staff Members of U2 Guitar Tutorials Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.
We reserve the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community.