Do you follow the guidelines?It is necessary to follow guidelines. Whether you are driving the car, crossing the road, writing an exam or posting in ISC, you have to follow the guidelines for each case. There are possibilities of facing legal hurdles, in many cases, if you do not follow the guidelines. It is not necessary that guidelines are issued to enforce certain rules of the land, they are also used to make you aware of the things you are doing in the best possible way.
Let me clarify it with an example. When you purchase any new device, whether a washing machine, microwave oven, mobile device or anything that has a specific purpose of use, you get the instruction manual with them. Even a frying pan or a pressure cooker of a branded company comes with the instruction manual. This instruction manual is basically a set of guidelines that are to be followed for the optimum performance of that device. There are examples where you will find people asking their friends or calling you up to know certain functionalities of a device that is clearly mentioned in the instruction manual. From these questions it is understood that the person has not gone through the instruction manual.
I have seen that if instruction manuals do not contain the warranty certificates, many times they find a place in the waste bin. There is a tendency among many people not to read the instruction manual or follow the guidelines. They work from a general perception which may not be logical every time for which they land in trouble. It is not always true that people are intentionally violating guidelines; there are many instances where it is found that people are not aware of the guidelines also. So, the best practice is to follow the necessary guidelines whenever you are working on something new for the first time.