Guidelines for good forum ettiquet

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Guidelines for good forum ettiquet

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Postby admin » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:19 am

These forums are for civil discussion. Members who are persistently abusive or insulting will be banned. Please keep the discussion about the topic, not the person.

Respect copyright owner's rights. If you post someone else's copyrighted material, include credits.

Search the other posts to see if your topic is already covered.

Use a meaningful title for your thread.

Don't post long quotes or articles if they're available on the internet. Instead, provide a brief description and a link.

Don't just post a link. Include a brief description of what will be found there. If its a video or audio, include the total length, and/or the timestamp of the relevant information. If its an article, include a pertinent short quote.

Do not double post (post the same message twice in one thread) or cross post (place the same message across several forums).

All Caps is considered shouting. Its OK to use all caps on a word or short phrase for emphasis, but try using italic or bold instead.

Resist posting empty or useless responses, such as just 'lol' or 'cool'. Only post responses when you have something to contribute.

If you post a link, give a brief description of what will be found there. If the link is to an article or essay, maybe include a short relevant quote.

Do not expect users to blindly click on a link just because you posted it.
Do not expect users to watch an hour movie just to see the 5 minutes that are pertinent to your post.
Do not expect users to read a lengthy article just to see the 2 paragraphs that are pertinent to your post.
If your point grabs them, some users will watch the whole movie or read the whole article.

Please try to use proper English. Learn the difference between "there", "they're" and "their". "Brake" and "break". Grammar is the difference between "Feeling you're nuts" and "Feeling your nuts".

Avoid things like using "u r" instead of "you are". Even if you're on a phone.

(Side note: Society is being intentionally dumbed down. The devolution of language is one of the tactics to accomplish this. The richer the language we use, the more effectively we can communicate. If we lose that richness, in a few generations we'll be back to grunting at each other.)

To minimize forum clutter, avoid one word or phrase posts like 'lol'. Have something more meaningful to say.
Before you start a new topic, see if your post would fit an existing topic.

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