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Offline kaiserkellar

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Guidelines for Posting in The Saloon
« on: January 21, 2011, 01:39:23 PM »
Yes, this is the off-topic section, however that doesn't mean that we don't want to maintain a decent standard of discussion within this area of the forums. Below are a set of guidelines that I recommend you read and take heed of. The moderating team will be enforcing these guidelines, in an attempt to improve the overall standard of discussion within this area of the forums.

- Guidelines for Posting in The Saloon -

Think before you post

Before you post a topic, ask yourself: "is what I have to say useful, interesting or informative in any way?" If the answer is anything but "YES!", don't post the topic. If you decide to go ahead and post the topic anyway, against your better judgement, don't be surprised if the topic gets locked. isn't a chat room

Useless posts that contribute nothing to the topic at hand, such as "LOL!" and "first reply!", are considered spam and as a result are not tolerated. Repeated disregard of this rule will result in further action being taken.

Post topics in their corresponding sections

If you're posting a topic concerning cinema, TV, music or sports, post it in the Entertainment section. If you're posting a topic concerning the visual arts, post it in the Creative & Design section. Don't post your topic in The Saloon because you think it will receive more replies there.

New members mistakenly posting topics in the wrong section is understandable, and we encourage you to politely educate them in regards to this. However, if we feel that you should know better, don't be surprised if your topic gets locked, rather than moved to the correct section.

Don't post images that break the forum layout

We have an auto-resize feature in place on the forums for large images, however the feature only kicks in when the image is completely loaded. So if you post a 5000 pixel image, which would normally take around 30 to 40 seconds to load, it's going to break the forum layout for around 30 to 40 seconds. It's highly irritating and shows a general lack of courtesy.

Most image hosting websites have some sort of utility in place that allows you to resize images accordingly, so you have no excuse. Don't be surprised if you post a layout-breaking image and a staff member removes it.

Videos go in the video topic

If you want to share a video with the rest of the forum community, don't post a new topic for it. We already have a topic in place for this. Use it. Individual topics for videos will be locked by the moderating team.

Report it, don't respond to it

If you see a topic or post that breaks the rules, report it. Don't post a reply saying "reported!" or "go away troll". You're doing nothing but spamming yourself, and contributing to the problem.
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