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Forum etiquette - GuillaumeB - 17-Jun-2016

Hi chaps - point of order here...

I seem to be noticing this more and more but it does appear as though we are going off-topic a lot in the forum at the moment. So for example in a thread about new product launches we start ranting about AIR. Another thread about sound quality turns into a discussion about upgrade costs, when there is a  separate thread about upgrades etc etc.

I don't want to point fingers at anyone, after all I have been known to do this myself, but how about we all become a bit more aware of this?!   Angel

One of the reasons this forum works so well is that it largely moderates itself, in 2 years or so of operation I have only had to lock a thread once! Pretty amazing if you think about it.  Smile

Guillaume


RE: Forum etiquette - thumb5 - 17-Jun-2016

Sounds good to me (and guilty as charged!).


RE: Forum etiquette - Antoine - 17-Jun-2016

+1 Smile


RE: Forum etiquette - Pim van Vliet - 17-Jun-2016

AIR is working fine for me...OOPS! Smile


RE: Forum etiquette - wwm - 17-Jun-2016

Naughty!
Bill.


RE: Forum etiquette - deviousalet - 18-Jun-2016

I appreciate the course correction. Thanks.


RE: Forum etiquette - hk6230 - 18-Jun-2016

Agreed.


RE: Forum etiquette - Eddye - 27-Jun-2016

If I may suggest the following: Refrain from using all caps at topic titles. We know it's a topic title, you don't need to "shout".


RE: Forum etiquette - Jnan_devi - 28-Jun-2016

... agreed, all CAPS is so color blind-ish feel i get. Suggest to keep it simple!.

Regarding off topic posts - I m guilty in this department too. Will watch out.


RE: Forum etiquette - Antoine - 28-Nov-2016

I posted the below in a new thread and was subtly informed by Eddye that I broke rule 2. Wink So I'm removing that thread and copying its contents to this one.


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While I try not to I'm sure I myself break one or more of these 'rules' now and then. However I'd still like to share the general tips below for those not familiar with these.

I've 'borrowed' these from: http://www.toptenreviews.com/services/ar...ette-tips/

Quote:What's the etiquette for posting to online forums? There are no clear rules, but below are some guidelines you may want to follow:
  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.

  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. 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.

  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.

  11. Do not 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. Do not 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 not 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.

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

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

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

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

  21. Do not post content that violates a copyright.

  22. Do not post  empty  or useless responses, such as just  lol  or  cool.  Only post responses when you have something to contribute.

  23. Write concisely and do not ramble.

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

  25. Do not chastise newbies.