Frequently Asked Questions

Membership Expectations

As a member of the community, the Senior Team expects you to abide by the rules, guidelines, and community values established in this FAQ. We also expect you to practice common netiquette while participating in a discussion in consideration to the other community members. We have borrowed many of the below statements from the "Netiquette Home Page" (an excellent online resource) and have specifically tailored them to suit the community. The Senior Team expects you to review these rules and guidelines periodically, as we occasionally enhance them. We will try to provide notices and announcements to any significant change to these policies.

Non-Acceptable Uses

You consent, through your use of this service, that you will not use to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law.

Moderation is a moderated community. However, considering the real-time nature of this website, it is impossible for us to immediately review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of, or any entity associated with Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact a member of the Senior Team or the CBMods immediately by PM or by using the "report post" feature on the site. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so within a reasonable period, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

Although the Senior Team does not and cannot immediately review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we do reserve the right to delete any message or lock any thread for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless, its Senior Team, with respect to any claim based upon transmission of any message on this website.

Keep in mind that the Senior Team are here to help. They volunteer their time to help make this community an enjoyable place for all, and deserve your respect - whether you agree with them or not. If you feel that a like a Senior Team member is treating you unfairly, take up the matter with an administrator. Bad-mouthing a Senior Team or CBMod or any member publicly is a one-way ticket to Bantown, population: you.

Also, remember that moderators are moderators, and members are members. Even though you may feel compelled to step in, and we do appreciate that you are only trying to help, please leave the moderating up to the moderators. Otherwise, some may feel you are being bossy or butting into their business. While not all situations may end up this way, the possibility is there, and we would like to avoid it. We provide the "report post" feature precisely for this reason, so feel free to take advantage of it.


Members of ControlBooth are ALWAYS encouraged to keep safety as a top priority. Forums are monitored by the CB Staff, but may not be able to react immediately. We reserve the right to edit or delete posts which we feel are unsafe, or discuss unsafe practices or materials. ControlBooth shall not be responsible for damage, injury or death resulting in any information posted on ControlBooth. When in doubt, always consult a qualified professional in person.


You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless either you or owns the copyright, or you have, and are able to present, express written consent of the copyright holder. You also agree you will not use any service of with the intent of illegally soliciting copyrighted material. These restrictions include both public and private means of communications through Private communications include, but are not limited to, private messages and chat message exchanges between fellow members of


Members may not attempt to post censored words by adding spaces, dots, substituting characters, or by any other means in an attempt to defeat any censors put in place by provides free and premium services to students who may be accessing from behind a school system's content filters. We do not allow cursing on our forums as a self-policing measure to make sure that the school's content filter does not block, rendering it's mission useless. We will warn those who try to bypass these filters and additional violations may result in a temporary or permanent ban from and any affiliated sites.


If, for any reason, you receive communications from any member in which the content is uncomfortable for you, notify one of the Senior Team members immediately with the details of the conversation, and we will deal with the situation as best we can.

Your Personal Information

Do not release your home address, pictures, phone numbers, employers, or any other personal information with anyone unless you are certain you want that information out there in cyberspace, Google indexes this site daily, so anything you post will rapidly be available the anybody on the internet. Be vigilant by knowing with whom you are communicating, what they will be using that information for, and why they are asking you for it. Be smart; be safe. While the majority of the members of the community have good intentions and truly try to help each other grow, we are not your parents. We cannot control where you go and what you do, nor can we protect you. Utilize good judgment in all communications that you send through this, and any, website.

While we protect your email address that is listed in your profile, (it only appears to visitors that are logged-in) we cannot guarantee the privacy of anything you post in a publicly accessible thread, and thus you should never post your email address to one. Spammers have gotten quite cunning in obtaining addresses from the Internet. Unless it's in a PM, (which are secure and only you, the recipient, and board administrators can read) anyone and anything can harvest that address for nefarious reasons. This is just a suggestion however, and not an absolute rule. Nevertheless, don't come crying to us if your email inbox fills up faster than a roadcase after a concert.


Use the search. We have provided a very powerful search tool whose link you can find in the main menu bar. Before creating a new thread, use the search to make sure another member has not already posted the same or similar topic within the past year.

When posting, try not to ask stupid questions. We are familiar with the belief that, "There are no stupid questions — only stupid people." On the Internet, however, the first is not always the case. A stupid question is one that you could have found the answer to yourself if you would have just searched the website, or one that you're asking in the wrong place. If you search and don't find the answer to your question, and you have reason to believe that you are looking for the answer in the right place, go ahead and ask. Fortunately, most surfers are kindly folks who will be happy to help you out, even if some may consider your question to be stupid. However, it is only polite to take advantage of their time if you absolutely have to, so be sure to search first.

Stay On Topic

Post messages to the appropriate forums. It may seem obvious, but don't post stories or questions about high school theatre competitions in the "Sound" forum. If you think that ETC is the best thing to happen to lighting since the light bulb was invented, don't waste your time in the "Questions of the Day " forum, and don't make posts just saying "I HATE MACKIE " to a thread about a Mackie product. Nobody there cares. If you are in doubt, it is always okay to ask a Senior Team Member.

Keep on-topic for the thread in question. The Senior Team will provide guidance and re-direction when topics venture too far into the gray area between on-topic and off-topic. Our purpose is to keep the community flowing in the right direction (as defined by the Mission Statement), not to attack anyone's position or thought.

Software and Media Piracy does not condone or allow any discussions on the subject on the availability, use of, or tools to access illegally obtained media (including, but not limited to: video, audio, and software). Violations will result in a warning and continued violations will result in being banned permanently from and any affiliated sites.

At, we will support Fair Use as long as the media was purchased legally and is appropriately licensed for your intended use. Again, that is the extent of the topic that we are willing to cover. Any topics on breaking DRM scheme's even if it violates what is understood to be Fair Use, will not be tolerated on this site and it will be deleted without warning.

Sales is primarily an education forum. While we welcome members from all fields does not support or allow public or private sales on Nor does or will it stand behind any products, sales or products offered on the forum other than to advise the reader that there are many suppliers and distributors out there with a variety of pricing and product range that have not posted; that, in fairness, should also be kept in mind. Abuse of these policies for commerce other than absolutely necessary in being sole supplier of a very specific product will result in a warning or possible loss of membership privileges. Intent is to take off one's hat and talk tech, and in no way develop intended business sales other than by way of association where appropriate and kept off line out of fairness to all retail sources. If you have any questions about whether your post would violate these rules, please contact a member of the Senior Team via private message. The spirit of this rule is this: Members promoting their products or services privately thru PM or thru the rare post are expected to contribute in other ways as well and if they want to promote a product or service without participating in other ways they are welcome to become an advertiser.


E-Bay Auction Restriction: prohibits posts (anywhere on referring to specific online auctions (such as E-Bay) for soliciting more auction bids. Replies to Want Ads here in the classifieds section that point to auctions, there-by pointing the person looking for something to a specific auction, we allow. The intent is to prevent the advertisement of auctions by sellers soliciting auction bids. You will find this general rule on most e-mail lists and message boards that are out there. In addition, we do not allow nor do we encourage posts with pointers to auctions with the intent of asking a question about some aspect of the item for sale. It boils down to, if you are the seller in an auction, you should not be posting an unsolicited ad pointing to that auction on the website. If you have a question about whether or not a post is appropriate, contact the Senior Team via private message.

Mission Statement

To provide a venue for discussion, information exchange, and technical advice, related to technical theatre, in a casual and fun atmosphere that fosters friendships among its membership.

Core Values

The cornerstone of our community is mutual respect between members. We pride ourselves in having a mature, civil, yet fun atmosphere where members are able to debate their differing opinions without resorting to flame wars. Our community enthusiastically welcomes new members, and we are always eager to offer helpful advice to both the novice and seasoned veteran alike.

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