What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

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    What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Animaaal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:40 pm

    I'm curious to hear from regulars/semi-regulars in this particular forum. Not necessarily etiquette in general concerning forums everywhere, but from what the people here feel is important.

    For instance:

    -Repostings.
    I've been under the impression, that maybe I've posted and reposted a couple times too many. I'm not talking about 2 or 3 posts in a row (I avoid that as much as I can), but say out of 20 posts 5 or 6 of them are mine.

    So I'll start thinking to myself, "Slow down a little Animaal", then I go to a thread where a regular has 8 or 9 out of 20 posts. Is this okay as long as its relevent and not disrespectful to the other posters? Is this encouraged even? Or is it frowned upon because sometimes another poster's posts might get overlooked?

    -Editing your posts.
    Sometimes I've either stated, or assumed one thing or another only to be disproven. I've almost always went back and edited my post to relflect a correction and/or a misconception. I dont just hastely post, but fact is, sometimes people other than yourself simply have a better idea.

    Is it okay to edit this way? If so, would it be best to post something reflecting the change, or is it best to edit and leave it alone as to not disrupt the flow of the thread?

    -How long winded can you be?
    I've noticed some people reallllllllly love to talk. Like me. I personally love a long read and a detailed point of view. But where would you guys say the line is drawn?
    For instance there is a thread "Dark Souls Without Backstabs". I enjoyed that thread so much that I went and got a six pack a couple nights just so I could read and write in that thread. I thought the conversation was one of the most diverse I've ever had regarding backstabs, and it was all discussed without anyone saying, "LIVE WITH IT YOU NOOB, etcetcetc". Some of my posts had 4 or 5 quotes. Is it better to directly sight your answers? Or would it be better to address one quote at a time?

    -Response times.
    There are a couple threads I have that I have been mulling over and trying to decide what I really believe based on the particular subject at hand. I'm not sure of how I want to go about the problem I addressed in the thread. So is it then, considered to be rude because I haven't got on and said, "Sorry guys, I'm perplexed."

    If you want to direct your answers at me personally that's fine. I'm not easily offended. As a matter of fact if you can sight a specific instance regarding one of my posts inparticular, I would encourage it in order to give an example to someone more bashful wondering the same question.

    I am not however, asking someone to critique me personally. Just basic feelings and attitudes regarding these things from people in this particular forum.
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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Emergence on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:48 pm

    Just be yourself. We don't have a scroll of punitive rules to enforce conformity. Every thread has it's own life and feel, as long as you are following forum guidelines things stay smooth. As a team, if we see someone derailing a bit much, or spamming caps and such we step in on a case by case basis by merit of the overall feel of that specific thread. I prefer that this forum really give people an opportunity to have their unique voice expressed and be recognized for who they are.


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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Emergence on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:49 pm

    And as a side note, as a newer member to this specific community, you are doing just fine in flowing with the cadence, so no worries!


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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Animaaal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:57 pm

    Thanks man! Joy

    I have noticed the involvement from the mods in this forum to be far above the average when considering other forums. Anyone with any posting experience can see that quite clearly, so good job man...damn good job. I have enjoyed my stay and have been very impressed.

    Thanks again for the advice.
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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Emergence on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:05 pm

    Thank you for the kind words. This site came about through great fellowship and we'd hoped it persist into the community by weaving that spirit into everything.


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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Animaaal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:48 pm

    My pleasure. Bow

    Emergence wrote:...This site came about through great fellowship and we'd hoped it persist into the community by weaving that spirit into everything....

    Going in the quotes of the day.

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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:43 pm

    You're good. Only warning (trust me I know this one) is that long winded often means "skimmed by others"

    Happens to me a lot big grin

    But honestly I think you've been a great addition


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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Animaaal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:21 pm

    skarekrow13 wrote:You're good. Only warning (trust me I know this one) is that long winded often means "skimmed by others"

    Happens to me a lot big grin

    But honestly I think you've been a great addition

    LOL ya, my wife "skims" me all the time.

    Thanks for the compliment man, I really appreciate it. Bow

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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:08 pm

    I'm here, I'm just out of town today.


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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Animaaal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:45 pm

    Holy cow :affraid:

    You real life resistance stat must be 99.

    I couldn't have kept my mouth :silent:

    Screw it...she skims me...giggady.
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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Onion Knight on Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:40 pm

    As long as there's no wall of text or CAPS then no one will mind the long winded nature of posts.


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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Marino. on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:24 pm

    I also enjoy your posts .
    I can easylie follow your logic and share it most of the time ^^ .

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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Animaaal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:46 pm

    Onion Knight wrote:As long as there's no wall of text or CAPS then no one will mind the long winded nature of posts.

    That’s reassuring. I have wondered sometimes though if I say, post a wall of text, that someone elses comment might go unnoticed. Ya know the whole, “Screw this wall of text…skims…accidently skips over hilarious 1 line joke” kinda thing. I try to read the whole (or at least most of) thread most times, but I know lots of people don’t. Its really just a courtesy thing I guess.

    Marino. wrote:I also enjoy your posts .
    I can easylie follow your logic and share it most of the time ^^ .

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    Boy would I!!!! I mean…manly fist bump hug thingy…..eh em…..

    No seriously, thanks for the kind words bud. At least I know the hours I’ve spent editing are paying off lol.
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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:55 am

    Sometimes I wonder if it is appropriate to derail a thread or not. I think it is generally unappreciated but when you are talking to friends IRL a conversation can start somewhere and end up anywhere. My favorite threads are the ones that end up completely off topic.

    Just a thought.
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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:58 am

    Oh, and never post with your elbows on the table.

    Also, don't post with a mouthful of food, that's rude.

    Wash your hands before you post, and never make potty-talk while posting.

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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:00 am

    Don't forget where the salad fork is when you post

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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:04 am

    And in the off topic section, it is considered a compliment to the thread maker to belch loudly if the thread was to your liking. Do not, however, try this in the DKS General Discussion thread.
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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:22 am

    Turn your cell phone off when others are posting. Vibrate is acceptable if you're expecting an important call and you've obtained prior permission from the person posting.

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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:43 pm

    Haha, and definitely never pull out your cellphone while somebody is in the middle of a post, how disrespectful.

    You should also pay heed to the volume of the posting environment, especially us Americans. WE TEND TO FORGET TO USE OUR INSIDE POSTING VOICES, AND TO PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES IT CAN SEEM PRETTY OBNOXIOUS.
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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:51 pm

    Too true, too true.

    Never go for a goodnight kiss until your third post with someone. You don't want to come across as cheap


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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Animaaal on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:13 pm

    Here's a little known fact:

    Upon authoring a thread about forum etiquette, you apparently gain immunity from most, if not all, basic rules and guidelines, but at the cost of your humanity.

    It also induces at state of "cyber utopia" very similar, imo, to an out of body experience.

    I've tried to differentiate between reality and the euphoria, but discerning the two is near immpossible. I urge extreme caution to anyone. I recommend tying a rope around your waist, making a recorded statement every 2 hours, and possibly writing a "this is what happened" letter to your loved ones.

    This effect apparently lasts in excess of 12 hours, and anyone experiencing this should not be held accountable for their actions.

    I am unsure if it's reversable, so I just like to say, if I have indeed gone hollow, and this is the last of Animaal...its been real, it was worth it, and I will not forget.

    God's speed my friends...God's speed.

    ps-God I broke all those rules too guys...what is happening to me??? I cant handle this kind of power. :bas:
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    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:28 pm

    :face: :face: :?: :!: :face: :face:

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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by Animaaal on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:38 pm

    BIG TIME MASTER wrote: :face: :face: :?: :!: :face: :face:

    Woah, I just realized the location your mind goes to in this inebriated state...is in.....BIG TIME MASTER's avatar description!

    This forum is so advanced.

    :pharis: s off to you guys.

    You really got a complex operation going here.

    So what happens after initiation?...dare I ask... :shock:
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    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:53 pm

    Yes, come drink the kool-aid, do not be afraid.
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    Re: What is Proper Posting Etiquette?

    Post by tinypantha on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:38 pm

    Oh God...


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