Ghost goups threads: 1. Tested contributed Ghost files. 2. Tested contributed ghost files discussions 3. Untested contributed Ghost files 4. Untestested contributed Ghost files discussions Guidlines for posting .gst files: Initially a post should be made into the "Untested contributed Ghost files" thread, this should contain a few paragraphs on the group, a version number and an attachment with the gst file(s). If you have tested the group on a number of computers it is worth while indicating that you have tested it and also to indicate if other people have been involved in the testing. This will help people judge the level of risk involved with trying out the files Prior to posting your ghost files can the group be tested across user logout and login, then with a reboot. These are the most problematic areas that people typically cannot recover from easily so it is best to test before releasing Before user contributed group will be considered ready to move into the Tested thread it will need to be seen to be stable, safe and contribute something of worth (and have some documentation) As issues are discovered with a group (there are bound to be some) an administrator or moderator might annotate the download post with an indication of problems people are having. Using additional groups is something done at your own risk and should not be done on machines that you cannot easily recover. System Restore can sometimes be very useful in cases where you unintentionally lock up the machine Documentation is important because it can help other people to understand the choices that were made when the group was created. Everybodies computer is a little different so not every choice will apply or be appropriate to somebody else Documentation should include * A category, description and purpose of each group ** Example categories: Security, Privacy, Tuning/Tweaking * Key(s) descriptions and the reason why they are included ** If possible a link back to microsoft (or other reputable site) describing the key ** The description could indicate why the key was included * Any other relevant background information.