- Use colour tags (and bold/italic/etc.) for spot effects only. Make your posts stand out by the quality of what you type, not by massive garish text.
- Avoid "leeching" images (i.e. linking to images that form part of someone else's website) where possible - some sites dislike this and the images won't load correctly for other people (or worse, the image you'd intended will be replaced with something unpleasant / annoying). Most photo-hosting sites are happy for you to include your photos in forums.
- Punctuation and smileys should be used sparingly - "???" indicates severe bafflement, "????????????????" suggests a broken keyboard.
- Don't use SMS-speak or type like you're a 10-year-old on Messenger. Like it or not, people will form an opinion about you by the quality of your writing. We don't mind typos, spelling mistooks or genuine dyslexia - just look like you've put some thought in to your post if you really want people to read it. Proper paragraphs and punctuation are your friends.
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 12:17 AM
Here is a rough guide to local "forum etiquette" - these things do not usually justify major "moderator action" in most cases, although we may edit posts for the sake of making things legible if needed:
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