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.