Hardware Hacking guidelines

When commenting/posting or browsing Parrot’s Hardware section, please observe the following guidelines:

Do not discuss criminal activities.

(if you aren’t sure ask a staff member.)

  1. Read and search Parrot’s Documentation before you post questions.
    (Also look at Debian’s documentation and the documentation of the application or tool you are using) Hardware Hacking is NOT a place for support with your hardware. If you are having problems installing ParrotOS on your hardware please post in the Support Hardware category.

  2. Search before you post if you want help with something, failure to do so will get your post deleted. No we’re not out to get you, the internet is a very large space and with almost 8 billion humans on the planet someone has likely asked and answered or ran into your problem. Wasting our time for laziness is stupid.

  3. Do not cross post or double post. Posting the same topic in more than one category only creates confusion and makes it hard to keep track on the various replies. Double posts will be deleted.

  4. Be descriptive. Use a meaningful headline and try to make your question as clear as possible. Include as much information as possible such as what tool, you are using, error messages, what you did that may have caused the problem etc (If you are asking a question).

  5. When posting code use the grave accent symbol to mark the beginning and end if pasting the code directly e.g.

echo "Hello World"
``` (end of code)
  1. Using pastebin is also welcome. Photos are a last resort. Please use them only if you are unable to copy the code. If you do use photos do not link them from an outside resource use the upload button and link them through the web link provided.
    (Photos to show off your gear is ok.)

  2. Be patient. Not everyone knows everything and not everyone is online all the time. If you don’t get a reply chances are that no one is online that knows the answer at the moment. Do not ‘bump’ your questions just because there have been a few hours with no reply.

  3. Do not post spam or reply to spam, if you think it’s spam flag the post with the flag icon or notify a moderator.

  4. Be polite. The skill level of the forum members ranges from the absolute beginner to the very seasoned Linux user and what might be obvious to you might be very hard to understand for others. Its perfectly acceptable to tell people to RTFM but, don’t be a dick. There is a difference between not knowing something and being just plain-lazy.

  5. Foster a learning environment. Guiding people to a solution is more more important than doling out answers like a minigun. Yeah, you might have the perfect solution but that person will never learn. It enables help vampires which waste the communities collective energy.

  6. Avoid ‘thread hijacking’.

  7. The language on this forum is primarily English but we do not exclude people with little or no English. When replying to posts in other languages please include an English translation. It’s a good idea to help non-English speakers find resources in their language.

  8. A forum is a means of written communication so make sure your posts are as readable as possible. That means: Use capital letters and punctuation, and use the formatting features of the forum wisely in order to make your post attractive.

  9. There is no need to apologize for poor English skills. We have users from all over the world and trying your best is more than adequate.

  10. Stay on topic and keep it relevant to hardware hacking/hardware tinkering. Long off topic discussions in other categories will get moved or locked. Moderators might move your thread to a more suitable category (for instance from ‘Hardware Hacking to PC/Servers’). This is no cause for alarm we are simply trying to keep things tidy.

  11. If you feel like your post/ thread has been locked, edited or even removed in error, please contact a staff member.

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