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    Default General Forum Etiquette

    Due to the influx of people who don't seem to be able to act appropriately I have copied below some general forum etiquette guidelines.

    Some of them are not exactly right for AUF but almost all of them are, yes, even in our loose little home where you can do or say pretty much whatever you like. You should do it in a manner that is appropriate and not annoying.

    I have hilighted some of these that are very important.



    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 twice consecutively 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 When replying to a post, do not quote more from the previous post than you have to. Edit your quotes to make them short and concise

    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. We all had to learn at some stage.







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    Quote Originally Posted by repercuss View Post
    Due to the influx of people who don't seem to be able to act appropriately I have copied below some general forum etiquette guidelines.

    Some of them are not exactly right for AUF but almost all of them are, yes, even in our loose little home where you can do or say pretty much whatever you like. You should do it in a manner that is appropriate and not annoying.

    19. Do not use a huge and annoying signature, a modest signature is fine, moderators may remove large ones anyway.
    I quite like number 19. And I shall try and make mine a little more modest
    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    OMG, GPS Russia is the best! My favourite is still N 59° 56' 19.9062", E 30° 18' 41.601", that video went off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    make sure you click that link that Rob posted above, it explains what you need to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_Cliffeild View Post
    I quite like number 19. And I shall try and make mine a little more modest
    Good pickup there Rob, sounds like something we should all do


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    THere's also the option to hide everyones sig in the settings, if you are that way inclined.

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    Good tip thanks Geebz, I didn't know that. However I expect that would be a global setting, not user specific...
    For the most part I like to see people's choice of signatures. Its just a few who spoil it for everyone else.


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    Fucken hell due to the outcries of hypocrisy I have modified my sig.







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    Quote Originally Posted by repercuss View Post
    due to the outcries of hypocrisy I have modified my sig.
    Hey I never wanted anyone to modify there sig because they didn't want to. But it did point out that mine was.... getting unnecessary in sections.

    Least you kept the Bumble Ship
    Last edited by Rob_Cliffeild; 14-09-2012 at 02:32 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    OMG, GPS Russia is the best! My favourite is still N 59° 56' 19.9062", E 30° 18' 41.601", that video went off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    make sure you click that link that Rob posted above, it explains what you need to do.

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    Down to half a screen, well done Reper! Nothing like leading by example I reckon.
    Onya and rep to boot


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_Cliffeild View Post
    I quite like number 19. And I shall try and make mine a little more modest
    Mine is the worst. I always forget this because...

    Quote Originally Posted by drgeebz View Post
    THere's also the option to hide everyones sig in the settings, if you are that way inclined.
    ... I view the forum with sigs and avatars turned off.


    Quote Originally Posted by magpieonya View Post
    Nothing like leading by example I reckon.


    In my defence, my sig has been in place for a long time and the last time I offered to remove it there was actually an outcry that it was an AUF fixture. I don't know if that sentiment would still be shared though
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    Careful stiffy, I feel a purge in the winds....



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    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    Mine is the worst. I always forget this because...


    ... I view the forum with sigs and avatars turned off.





    In my defence, my sig has been in place for a long time and the last time I offered to remove it there was actually an outcry that it was an AUF fixture. I don't know if that sentiment would still be shared though
    Should definitely not remove. I would get confused if it wasn't there.


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    Stiffys' avatar change was a big enough shock, I don't know how my life would be effected if he removed it! Definately needs updating though

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    There should be a rule for excessively long posts and too many rules :-).


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    I thought rule #1 shoulda been

    Click the stupid bumbleship

    Sigs credit to SmilingLocoOtis



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    Is there really a rule to stay on topic.... boy are we all fucked...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiips View Post
    I thought rule #1 shoulda been

    Click the stupid bumbleship
    Rule 0. Don't fucking hassle the BumbleShip(tm)







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    I can already see people not following the rules..... INFRACTIONS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!


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    ^Mod abusing power right here..





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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHotHead View Post
    ^Mod abusing power right here..
    Its alright HH, its only a title Loco has, they wouldn't really give him powers would they????
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    They did but never gave me the instructions on how and when to use them.


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    They did but never gave me the instructions on how and when to use them.<br />
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    They mean forum powers not sexual powers loco

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    I open a thread about Forum etiquette, and the first thing I read about is someone's sexual powers........ I think I am done here, Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluxburner View Post
    I open a thread about Forum etiquette, and the first thing I read about is someone's sexual powers........ I think I am done here, Thank you.
    It's my sexual powers though which are pretty much unmatched...... Ok maybe a lion could keep up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Locoevo View Post
    It's my sexual powers though which are pretty much unmatched...... Ok maybe a lion could keep up.


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    You know, most male lions will never have sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyRhinox View Post
    You know, most male lions will never have sex.
    HA! owned! you should have said rabbit or dolphin



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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyRhinox View Post
    You know, most male lions will never have sex.
    I never said which lion though


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    How do you guys know the sexual prowess of various Lion's in the first place?
    Don't tell me Sir David Attenborough told you both either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Locoevo View Post
    I never said which lion though


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    Well, you've either got the lions who never get any or the two strokers apparently.
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