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Welcome to the MolecularRecipes.com forum. We’re so glad you’re here. We want this forum to be an outlet for questions, answers and conversation about molecular gastronomy recipes, techniques, tips, news and more. This is where all learn from each other. We’ll have some moderators to help answer questions and keep the conversation going, but this forum is really about you and what you make of it. Of course we do have to have a few rules…

First step: Log into the forums or register with MolecularRecipes.com if you don’t have an account. (notice that there is a different registration for the MolecularRecipes.com Store).
You are welcome to browse the forums as a guest, however, in order to start a discussion or reply to a post, you must first be a MolecularRecipes.com registered member. Membership is absolutely free.

Second step: Search through current topics before submitting your own question in the forum.
Have you 
thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? To prevent duplications and keep the forum clean and organized, please give our forums search a shot to see if you can find your answers through this method.

Third step: If search didn’t work out, pick a forum associated with your topic and submit your question.
If you are asking for help for a specific problem or want to share something, the first thing to do is start at the main
Molecular Gastronomy Forum page. On this page, chose a specific forum that best suits your question and create a new topic.

Community Guidelines

We take pride in keeping our message boards respectful, pleasant, and enjoyable for members of all ages. Please read the following guidelines before posting.

Self-Promotion is Spam

All posts are read by our administration and moderation team. If we catch questionable content, it will immediately be edited or removed for further investigation. Any post that is considered advertising for one's self-interests will be removed.

While you are allowed to promote your web site(s) in your signature, you are not permitted to post links to sites you run or are in any way affiliated with in your posts. In addition, users are not permitted to post any kind of affiliate program link with referrer IDs. Repeat violators who post promotional content will be permanently banned.

Copyrighted Material

Please give credit where credit is due. If you post a recipe or technique that is not your own, please give credit to the original source.

Language and Trolling

Our community is family-friendly. There are young users and language should be kept within a PG-13 level. Vulgar language is not allowed. This constitutes the use of any kind of offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate material deemed unsafe for younger members. Inappropriate language will potentially be removed and users will be warned.

Do not post provocative, outrageous, or pointless messages only to get a response from others, i.e. "trolling." Repeat violators will be permanently banned.

Lastly, if it is abundantly clear that a user has no intention of positively contributing to discussions, combined with an abrasive, combative attitude, they will be banned. Users must demonstrate an interest in contributing to discussions about food and molecular gastronomy-related subjects. In other words, users who wish to do nothing but argue politics or other un-related issues are not welcome as they do nothing to contribute to the site and are not worth the trouble and headaches.

Personal Attacks

In order to maintain a positive atmosphere, no personal attacks or insults will be tolerated. There is a difference between a passionate, respectful discussion and one that delves into personal matters. Think of it as debating issues, not individuals. When the line is crossed, the discussion may be closed by the moderation team. Violators will be warned and potentially banned.

Moderators and Administrators Have the Final Word

If you have a problem or a complaint, direct it to the administrators and/or moderators, not to the boards. The appropriate actions will be taken. We reserve the right to ban flagrant offenders when deemed necessary, with or without prior warning.

Cross-Posting

If you have something to post and you're not sure which board it belongs in, do not post it in more than one board. If the administrators or moderators think it would fit better in another location, it will be moved there. Duplicate threads only serve to create confusion.

Signature Rules

A typical signature contains the poster's name, e-mail address, and website. Excessive font sizes are not allowed. Anyone abusing this privilege will be warned and then have their signature removed until they acknowledge this guideline.

Multiple Accounts Per Individual Are Not Permitted

If you forget your password, use the password recovery tool, in which case you will be able to reset your password, given that you have access to the e-mail associated with your account. If you are still unable to login, contact the administrator.

Again, please follow the above guidelines when posting on our message boards. If you have any questions, please contact us. Above all, remember to have fun!

 

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