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    What's the etiquette for posting to online forums?


    Read the forums rules, TOS, SOP and guidelines before posting for the first time.

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


    Use a meaningful title for your thread.


    Do not use a forum to promote your product, service or business.


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


    Stay on topic.


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


    Do not submit a post that requires readers to download a large attachment. Either explain the attachment or, better yet, provide a link to the information.


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


    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.


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


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


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


    When replying to a post, do not quote more from the previous post than you have to.


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


    Do not use someone else’s thread for a private conversation.


    Most forums prohibit warez, cracks or illegal downloading of software and similar topics.


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


    Do not use a huge and annoying signature, a modest signature is fine, moderators may remove large ones anyway.


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


    Do not post content that violates a copyright.


    Do not post ”empty” or useless responses, such as just ”lol” or ”cool.”


    Only post responses when you have something to contribute.


    Write concisely and do not ramble.


    Do not use words like ”urgent” or ”important” in your subject line, be patient.


    Do not chastise newbies.

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    Oh my God, this one has just been violated;

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


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    Some violate this one constantly for inflated post counts...

    Do not post ”empty” or useless responses, such as just ”lol” or ”cool.”





  4. #4
    Here's another one that's always abused...

    "Only post responses when you have something to contribute".





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    Used to report spammers but was told not to - so I don't do that anymore.


  6. #6
    Funny how rocky is acting like he's in charge after he was supposedly fired. Sounds like another trick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky C View Post
    What's the etiquette for posting to online forums?
    Don't be a "Richard Cranium" and think everyone hungers for your incessant posting.


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    It's amazing that a grown person can't find anything else to do, than grip about the size of letters in a post. Personally, I like a larger font, as it's easier for me to read. However, I don't grip about those using smaller letters......because it's their style, not mine.


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    I'm too lazy to change the font or font size ...


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    Perhaps all of those choice's above the box are not to be used, color's, font's, size's etc;....

    I'll go back and read again, I must have missed the important, "Do not use" section....





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    You Marines just keep digging yourself a bigger hole. Did you ever think this thread was by design and who would post in it ? lol.....


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    Oops!


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    Your good to go Rich


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    I'm reading as fast as possible.... Have some patience....

    Patience, something learned not born with....

    I did read the part that yelling is ALL CAPS and not the font size...!!!


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