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11. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 6y

Quoting bentivogli

+1. Go ahead and edit away :)

Done with 3 simple words (written in "longhand", of course). ;)

12. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 6y

Good guide there Niels! And I echo the sentiments re text speak. I don't even send text messages using text speak, least to say writing in that manner in a forum.

13. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 6y

I wonder, should we sticky a link to this at the top of each forum? Then again, maybe that's going to be a bit much for those of us who know how to post.

Or maybe better to link to it on the page for creating a new thread I guess..

Arguments for or against either?

14. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 6y

I think the main article, that links to various things to know about posting in the forum, should be stickied at the top of each forum. I don't think it'll offend anyone considering one forum to the next is different and while the concept remains similar, there are different guides.

Besides, it's there meant to be helpful. If one doesn't need to use/read it, he/she can ignore it. However, if a forummer does want to clarify something, then the guide is somewhere easy to locate. My two cents ;)

15. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 6y

In addition or as a substitute to suggestions already made, I'd say:
1) I believe 1st time posters get a pop-up message with the first n posts they make, right? Let's put a link in there
2) Let's put the link in the FAQ

16. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

This is looking very nice indeed Niels!

Peter, how about it shows above the rules that show when new users post the first 5 times?

Niels, FAQ link is now done.

17. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 6y

Alright, added it into the bit that shows for new posters. It used to be only for the first post, but I've increased it show it shows for your first five posts now. Figure some might not notice it the first time around. The text is as follows:

New Forum Members, Please Read This

As a new contributor to our forums, we'd suggest having a quick read over this guide on How To Get The Most Out Of Your Forum Post

Also, please take note of these simple rules that we ask our members to stick to.

  • NO swearing, derogatory or inflammatory remarks are allowed.
  • NO email addresses are permitted.
  • NO website postings for promotional purposes are permitted.
  • NO advertising is permitted.
  • NO personal contact information is permitted.
  • NO double posting.
18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 6y

At first I thought including a stickied thread in each forum would be a good idea. That was until I went through them and several already have 3 stickied items at the top. Adding one more will be just one more members will probably ignore. Not all will bypass reading it, of course.

Including it in the FAQs was a great idea, as is having it in the forum rules info for first-time posters. Increasing the number of times they receive that message is also going to be helpful. (Though, I'm sure someone will post, asking how to turn that message off after the first 1-2 presentations because they deem it annoying.)

Can it also be included in the Forum Rules line at the bottom of the pages. Maybe something like:

Please read the Forum Rules and How To Get The Most Out Of Your Forum Post before creating a thread.

Possibly add a link to the main forum rules page too.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jan-2010, at 06:40 by Isadora ]

19. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

Quoting Isadora

Can it also be included in the Forum Rules line at the bottom of the pages. Maybe something like:

Please read the Forum Rules and How To Get The Most Out Of Your Forum Post before creating a thread.

Done!

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