Within this thread we will keep a collection of highly recommended suggestions and information related to both this forum and the community at large. Occasionally, this thread will gobble up info from other stickied threads, so if you're used to a sticky being at the top of the forum and it suddenly disappears, think to check here.
Retroboy's "How to start a non-annoying new General Discussion thread"
This has been a staple of GD and a virtual must for every poster who wants their thread to get attention, and by attention I mean the attention of respondents and not the good old lockstick.
Note that these aren't hard and fast forum rules that will guarantee lockage if you don't follow 'em. They're just general guidelines that (hopefully) make the forum a better place.
1) If it's one of the following, don't even post it.
- Some random dumb thought that just popped in your head
- Something that maybe one person in the whole forum crowd can actually discuss (e.g. "Where do I find a used Toyota muffler in New Hampshire?")
- Horrible spelling and grammar. As you wipe off the rotten tomatoes, you'll quickly realize that many people on the forums prefer threads they can actually read.
- Something that someone else just posted. If it seems like it might be news, it's a good idea to use the search link in the upper right to make sure someone else wasn't talking about it yesterday.
2) If you're posting a poll:
- Always include an "other - see below" option, for those people that don't agree with any of your answers.
- Make sure it covers all the bases. Polls with just the possible answers "good", "great", "excellent" and "not bad" are bad - better options might be "excellent", "good", "fair", "bad", "horrible".
Oh, and "other - see below".
3) If you're posting links:
- Describe what you're linking to. Don't just stick up the word "click".
- Include the filesize, or warn if high bandwidth is required. There are a lot of 56k modem users here and everywhere.
4) Give your thread a reasonable title, that tells people what it is about. People don't like threads with titles like "What if...?" or "A thought I have."
Resurrected, summarized and reposted by moderator request.
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