Forum FAQ - Rules and Guidelines

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Forum FAQ - Rules and Guidelines

#1 Post by Curufin » 21 Jun 2005 03:30

Please follow these Rules and Guidelines when posting on the forum!

1. English only! If you want to make a topic in another language, please do so in The Slaughterhouse. Any non-English topics will be moved to The Slaughterhouse.

2. READ THE FAQ! Please, for the love of God, READ IT! It has a TON of information that will likely answer the question you have. READ IT! NOW! GO!

3. Do NOT put your thread title in all capital letters.

4. Please please PLEASE do a search of your question or topic before you post a thread about it, even if you didn't find it in the FAQs. You'd be amazed how many people post repeat topics where the original topic was already on the first page of the forum!

5. Before you post your thread, read it over and make sure that it both adds something to the community, and that it's as understandable as possible. I know not everyone's first language is English, but just do the best you can so that the rest of us can understand your topic.

6. If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions, you can email them to the webmaster or PM Joost, Orodaran or me and we'll do what we can to answer/solve it.

Thanks everyone, and remember to have fun!
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#2 Post by Curufin » 21 Jun 2005 03:33

Why aren't there avatars, images, or private messages?!
Orodaran wrote:The webmaster is appointed by the band to take care, among other things, of the forum, this means he's the maximum authority in here. So he decides how things to here, and he has the final decision also about the layout of the forum... and his policy is "Impress people with words", meaning that he's contrary to many of the fancy additional features you may find on the other boards.

In short, this means that he doesn't want to implement new skins (the layouts), nor add new smilies, nor change the limit of the size of the signature, nor introduce avatars, nor enable the IMG tag that allows you to post images.... the board will remain the way it is, this is his will so just accept the fact that he wants things to remain this way. This implies that topics "Why can't we have avatars" are useless.... the answer is right here, you just read it ;)
Private Messages are disabled because they would generate too high of a server load, and also cause the bandwidth used to go up, resulting in a more expensive forum to run. If you have to contact someone in particular, post a topic in The Coffee Shop or The Slaughterhouse with the topic as "@username", and they should be able to find it.

UPDATE: Private messaging has now been enabled. Please use it responsibly!

UPDATE: This post no longer applies, as our switch to the newest version of PHPBB saw both inline images and avatars enabled.
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