6. Do not cheat.
Teachers expect questions that form part of an assessment that contributes towards the final grade of a student to be the work of that student and not the work of others. For that reason, MHF policy is to not knowingly help with such questions. If a question presents in such a way as to suggest that it falls in this category, a Moderator will Close the thread (with an explanation as to why the thread was closed). The original poster can always send a pm to the Moderator to discuss the situation but if the Moderator is unconvinced, then the thread will remain closed. When a Moderator is certain that a particular member is attempting to cheat, that member will be banned and the offending thread removed. Where possible, the institute at which the member studies at will also be notified and a copy of the thread provided. This may sound harsh but the fact is that MHF places a high premium on academic honesty and integrity.
11. Show some effort.
If you want help with a question it is expected that you will show some effort. Effort might include showing your working, taking the time to learn how to typeset equations using latex (there is an entire subforum devoted to this), formatting your question so that it is more easily understood, using effective post titles and posting in the appropriate subforum, making a genuine attempt to understand the help that is given before asking for more help and learning from previous questions asked. Moderators reserve the right to Close threads in cases where the member is not making a genuine effort (particularly if the member is spamming the forums with multiple questions of exactly the same type). It should also be remembered that all contributors to MHF are unpaid volunteers and are under no obligation to answer a question.