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    Forum Etiquette/Tips 6 years 11 months ago #157

    • Tim S
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    Just a few points on forum etiquette.

    1. Read the forums rules and guidelines before posting for the first time.

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

    3. Use a meaningful title for your thread.

    4. Do not use a forum to promote your product, service or business (except for bricklink or something Lego related, that's totally fine and encouraged unless its spam)

    5. Be civil. Personal differences should be handled through email or IM and not through posts displayed to everyone.

    6. Stay on topic.

    7. Ignore spammers, respond to them personally and not through the board, or report them.

    8. Try to limit the size of your attachments. All the attachments are hosted by our server, which may rum slowly if there's tons of big things stuffed into it.

    9. Use plain text over HTML if you want your post to be readable by everyone.

    10. In order to be understood by most people, use correct spelling, grammar and avoid slang unless you know the word or phrase will be understood by other members (AFOL slang is perfectly fine!)

    11. Don't double post (post the same message twice in one thread) or cross post (place the same message across several forums).

    12. Act in a give and take manner; help others as often as or more than you ask for help.

    13. Try not to use all caps or SHOUT in your posts. In addition, one exclamation point is enough.

    14. When replying to a post, do not quote more from the previous post than you have to.

    15. Do your best not to post new problems on someone else's thread and interrupt a topic of discussion.

    16. Do not use someone else’s thread for a private conversation, there's other places for that.

    17. No links to illegal software/malicous material (this point should be pretty self explanatory).

    18. Watch your sense of humor, posts may be read by people from a variety of backgrounds and ages.

    19. Don't use a huge and annoying signature, a modest signature is fine, moderators may remove large ones anyway.

    20. Don't post any information that you want private. Posts should not contain personal, identifiable information or content embarrassing to others.

    21. Don't post content that violates a copyright.

    22. Don't post ”empty” or useless responses, such as just ”lol” or ”cool.” Only post responses when you have something to contribute.

    23. Write concisely and try not to ramble.

    24. Be patient, Don't use words like ”urgent” or ”important” in your subject line.

    25. Do not chastise newbies.
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