Compassion is a profound human emotion prompted by the pain of others. More vigorous than empathy, the feeling commonly gives rise to an active desire to alleviate another's suffering. It is often, though not inevitably, the key component in what manifests in the social context as altruism. In ethical terms, the various expressions down the ages of the so-called Golden Rule embody by implication the principle of compassion: Do to others as you would have done to you. Ranked a great virtue in numerous philosophies, compassion is considered in all the major religious traditions as among the greatest of virtues.

When replying to a post try to remember that the user has probably tried everything they can think of to solve the problem. That they have come here looking for help and support not to be belittled by someone who knows more about the topic then they do. Forgive them for not having read the forum posting guidelines or for not yet understanding the need for a doctype. The guidelines make it easier for us to help them and for them to help themselves, try to encourage rather then require they are followed.

Think how you would have liked to be treated when you were first visiting. They may have been overwhelmed and confused by the overload of information provided on the web.

Strive to make it a friendly community full of helpful people, so that members keep returning to be helped and to help others.

I'm off to climb a mountain and sit in a cave to meditate for the next few years Smile