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Forum Etiquette

Discussion in 'Ogres Hall' started by JaredOzzy, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. JaredOzzy

    JaredOzzy The Legendary Ogre Veteran

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    Forum Etiquette

    1. Basics
    1.1 Think before posting. If your post will not contribute to the discussion/topic or voice a relevant opinion, refrain from posting.
    Re-read and edit your posting carefully before posting: spelling, grammar, and capitalization should be checked. People are more helpful if your post is legible and your topic is clearly identified in the subject line.

    1.2. Search before posting. Before creating a new thread, search to see if a similar topic already exists. If a recent topic exists, apply point 1. If a similar topic exists, but has been dead for months, refrain from bumping it. Ask yourself this before creating a new thread then: is the topic still relevant?

    1.3. Stay on topic. Some posts are just intended to stir people up, trolls/spammers will do anything to get attention.
    Please try not to reply to such posts, instead report particularly disruptive posts by clicking the report link in the bottom of a post and if you do post to a derailed thread then please return to the topic.

    1.4. Reflect before posting aka "Be kind to newbies, you once were one". Treating newcomers kindly makes them more likely to turn into valuable contributors we all know and like (and cut some slack when they mess up). Point newcomers in the right direction in addition to turning them away from the wrong one, and be tolerant of basic mistakes.


    2. DO's and DONT's

    2.1 DO's

    • Know the Basics (see 1.) of posting.
    • Post in the most appropriate forum (see 2.).
    • Stick to the GameOgre Forum Rules
    • Read the whole thread before replying to it.
    • Reply to post click 'Reply with quote' when you want to add something to the conversation.
    • Click 'Preview' before posting and re-read your post.


    2.2 DONT's

    • Don't type in ALL CAPS (it's considered shouting).
    • Don't reply with a post only stating 'LOL' or 'I agree' (it doesn't add to the discussion).
    • Don't curse or use otherwise inappropriate language.
    • Avoid double-posting (this is a forum, not a chatroom). If the last post on a thread is yours, and you feel the urge to post again, ask yourself this: Can't I just edit my last post to provide an update?
    • Am I writing a story that would warrant a succession of posts? the chatbox is here Chatbox
    • Don't bump old threads unless you're sure they are still relevant today. You can tell a thread is old/dead by looking at the date of the last post.
     
  2. quinn

    quinn Starcatcher Ogre Veteran

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    Has tree been any issues that spurred the creation of this thread? I have always found GO users to be pretty polite, for the most part.
     
  3. JaredOzzy

    JaredOzzy The Legendary Ogre Veteran

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    nope just thought its some extra stuffs :)
     
  4. Vocal

    Vocal サーベル 青 The Pit

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    YO JARED,YOU KNOW ME.I FOLLOW ALL THE DO's.
     
  5. JaredOzzy

    JaredOzzy The Legendary Ogre Veteran

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    :rage::troll:
     
  6. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    I have found GO to be polite too.
     
  7. Kingsfield

    Kingsfield On Another Long Vacation The Pit

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    GameOgre is indeed very polite, but like everywhere there are some exceptions... Thanks Jared, this thread is actually quite useful, I'll remember to link to it when a new members comes along in chat :)
     
  8. Webber

    Webber Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    Those are good rules Jared :D
     
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    ogreman

    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Would have to have linked this thread along with one other one to the Chatbox:).
     
  10. Kingsfield

    Kingsfield On Another Long Vacation The Pit

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    Should we have like an easily accesible thread with all useful links for new members? (also useful for others if they want to help a newbie in chat, just go to that thread quickly and copy all the links)
     
  11. JaredOzzy

    JaredOzzy The Legendary Ogre Veteran

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    aadrron made one somewhere not long ago...
     
  12. Kingsfield

    Kingsfield On Another Long Vacation The Pit

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    Ah, might have missed that one then, I'll see if I can find it :)
     
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    p Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    EcLuD Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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  15. Kingsfield

    Kingsfield On Another Long Vacation The Pit

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    Thanks Pure :)
    This thread should be added there!
     
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    ogreman

    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    It was already there:).
     
  17. Kingsfield

    Kingsfield On Another Long Vacation The Pit

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    Yeah, found out about that xD
     
  18. Crownknight

    Crownknight You like Krabby Patties, don't you Squidward? Royal Ogre

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    thanks for the thread I really neaded it
     
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    ogreman

    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Yes, we are using that for Welcome PM to newbies. Just wish it would use the links as well.
     
  20. ShadowGlobe

    ShadowGlobe New Ogre New Ogre

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    Thanks very much for this thread, as a (clueless) new member this was very helpful!
     

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