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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Skipper, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    To our dear serial posters. Nothing wrong with many postings a day, but quantity has to be combuned with QUALITY. Some of our newest members apparently need a reminder:

    A ten point reminder aimed to keep the quality of our forum postings high .......

    1) Postings should be INFORMATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS. While we tolerate short postings to wish a new meber welcome , to thank someone and/ or to say we appreciate something: the quasi systematic use of short postings ONLY is not acceptable and pollutes the forum.
    If a member goes to a thread to say "thank you" ten times a day (even by changing some of the words) or "nice" everytime there is new picture posted, keep away from those threads after a while. If you have said thanks once in a thread, there is no need to say it again , one hour later.

    2) Postings like "HEHE" "LOL" "HMMM" are not acceptable even though, they are tolerated, if used occasionnally by members who CONTIBUTE to the quality of our forum . If one word posts and abbreviations are the only way is the only way you have to contibute, then I suggest you join chat sites. You may take what you want from this forum, but from time to time ask youself the question "what do I have to share in return ? "

    3)If you start a topic, don't just ask a question and then comment with one line posts and/or leave.
    If you are truly interested , there will be members to help, but then come up with facts, sources etc.. and have some knowledge about your subject. If you just ask a picture for the sake of asking , and ask ten other questions the same day ,what's the use? Helpful mebers may grow weary and will start avoidig your postings.

    4)The stump is here for fun and debates. If you are a Stump and/or free fire threads affectionado only , then you may ask yourself what the hell you are doing on a WW2 site. Go there at will ,but not ONLY there.

    5)Do not quote with pictures : this pollutes the forum. if you need to quote a post, quote the text only.

    6) No stupid jokes and highjacking in serious threads. ( the orbituary section for example). If you have been part of a nice thread for weeks and joke about, it's fine, but if you jump in with some silly video as a first contribution, Keep out and start your own thread. There are joke threads on the forum too by the way . Of course humor is more than welcome, but combined with knowledge.

    7) If you do go to the stump, accept that other members have other opinions, so avoid the "my country is the best" crap . Go to your local pub for that.
    Your media is not gospel ,check other sources too, you'll be suprised.

    8) If you want to make a point : give an opinion, don't be affirmative with sentences like "X is wrong again". if you have no evidence. Opinions are not evidence.

    9)There is no race to post 100 postings a day , if you like races, watch TV or jog. Coffee spilling contests are fine too.

    10)If you start a debate , accept and expect to be challenged. The fact that some members do not agree with you, does not mean the entire forum does not agree. They have better things to do and do not want to take part.

    Some of you have recieved private messages about these points. Now we'll watch whether things improve . Enjoy the forum .




    Skipper.
     
  2. andrwoo

    andrwoo New Member

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    Oh I like this post. Especially this part.

    Would be nice if the entire post wasn't quoted as well. Just quote the part you are talking about. Like I just did with this quote. Though just not quoting the picture over and over again will be a huge plus.
     
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  3. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    And if, for some reason, the entire post does need to be quoted, you can easily edit the picture(s) out of the quote.
     
  4. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    and no need to blatantly call someone a liar with no proof......no need to call someone stupid, that is just ridiculous
     
  5. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Thanks for the reminder, Skipper. We need that once in a while.
     
  6. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Cheers gentlemen, I thought that for a change it would be nice to start the thread in the frre fire section, after all that's what it's made for. I'm glad I did, since members can learn from each other's tips too now.
     
  7. Smiley 2.0

    Smiley 2.0 Smiles

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    These points are good. The sixth one especially! Thank you Skipper for making all of these points!
     
  8. lwd

    lwd Ace

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    There are times I need the wakeup call, and IMO I'm not the only one that needs them on occasion. That said at least the first attempt or two should be "genlte" again IMO.
     
  9. Terry D

    Terry D Well-Known Member

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    I like these points. Are there any real rules and guidelines for this site, or did I just miss them when I joined? If no such regulations exist yet,Skipper's post would serve as a good basis for them.
     
  10. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Yes, the "official" rules can be seen in our welcome section .
     
  11. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    Too bad this ain't no chat site. ..seems detrimental for a mod of this site to discourage discourse.
    One man's opinion.
     
  12. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    So, no longer a good fit for me. Via con dios.
     
  13. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The OP was 3 years ago.

    I wouldn't worry too much about it. I certainly don't enforce it.
     
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  14. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Skipper is not here. War actions with sources,please.Back to basics.
     
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  15. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    War baby War. And sources.
     
  16. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    It does make a lot of sense that a WWII website should generate discussion surrounding...the Second world War.

    However, there is certainly room for banter and chit-chat, which should generally be kept in the correct areas, FF Zone, members lounge, etc. this is however not absolute, with most people intermingling banter and history most of their posts. In fact most members will partake in both serious discussion and banter all the time. A balance is quite good, and is a normal component of sensible communication anywhere. I must say I do appreciate those who post almost exclusively serious research, WWII content, and sources, but it is certainly not required.

    On the other hand, I do have some objection to people who visit and post nothing at all about WWII. One wonders why they would come to a WWII website to exclusively discuss non-WWII, non-military, non-history topics. I don't ever see the need to act on these objections, as these members aren't necessarily a problem, it's just that their motives genuinely confuse me. I find that these people tend to see their own way out over time. All's Well That Ends Well. :)
     
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  17. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The ones that bother me also are the ones who somehow manage to drag a good, on-subject topic into current politics.
     
  18. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    That's an entirely different animal. Bloody infuriating. Those people need to take those rather worthless discussions to facebook and twitter.
     
  19. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Totally agree with you, Otto just wanted to remind why we are here like Skipper said.
     

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