I don't disagree since I follow those rules myself. Unfortunately, I don't believe there is any templating functionality in the forum that would allow us to do that. So it may need to go into a page like this one:
Which you get to by going to the Getting Started button on the forum home page, then clicking How To: Participate in the community and it is linked on that page.
The problem is trying to find a way to present all of this information that a new user needs to know in a way that is digestible and that users will read. Most of it is already there under Getting Started, but as I mentioned in another post reply elsewhere, obviously the Getting Started isn't fully doing it's job or users like Deepak Gupta and Dan Pihlaja wouldn't have created supplemental materials to help.
I'll be looking at the Getting Started, Deepak's and Dan's posts for ideas on how the could perhaps be consolidated and presented better.
I could reflect using your style ....That would sound like that. Next time read & understand the content before your reply. Now I hope you don't take offense if I copy you. Or I could say that your link addresses some aspect of my request but misses a significant detail. It simply misses the idea of modifying the existing discussion template so that we all can experience common courtesy when we exchange ideas in this forum. A discussion thread that is hidden somewhere where no one looks doesn't help.
And I would like to see the actual number of times this thread is pulled up compared to the overall postings.
The idea of this forum I think is to learn, exchange ideas and to do it in a professional and respectful way.
A discussion form that auto inserts a name and a greeting does that. In particular since most people have either lost or never learned respectful communication. Maybe you find interest in how the human brain functions. The brain doesn't care whether a computer made a message appear to be respectful or whether the author spent the extra time to do that. The message it receives is identical.
Maybe that explains it a little better.