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Forum: New Member Intro's

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  1. #1 Sticky Locked Oct 30, 2006 at 7:12 pm

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    # No Flaming: If you feel the need to flame someone for a remark/comment/erroneous statement which they have made, do so in private email. We as a community do not need to view other members' dirty laundry. In addition, if you have a problem with a particular post, contact a list admin with your complaint or concern. Only list admins may publicly deem a post as a flame. This basically means: do not reply to the list about a post which you feel is a flame. To do so is by definition, a flame in itself.

    Here are some examples of what is and is not considered a flame...

    Flaming is not just disagreeing with someone's assertions or ideas. That's fine, no matter how adamant you want to be about it. We encourage the vigorous challenge and defense of the points/arguments that are put forth. Don't post if you can't handle your writings being challenged on their merits:

    Example:"Warren's claim that you have to have a big turbo if you want to make big power is stupid because x, y, z...!" [Not a flame since it was the claim that was refuted]

    Flaming is directly attacking someone personally and should be refrained from:

    Example:"Warren is stupid if he thinks that a big turbo is all it takes to make big power!" [Is a flame since Warren himself is the target]

    Posts in the form of questions should be given more latitude from challenge since all forms of inquiry are greatly encouraged but can sometimes be more difficult to form

    # No Profanity: Keep the profanity to yourself. We don't want to hear/read it. Only the simple mind resorts to using offensive, foul or vulgar language so try and expand your vocabulary a little. There is always a better way to get your point across.

    # Use Good Form: Realize that the audience you are broadcasting to on the live feed is NOT your average AOL user (no offense to those among us who are indeed AOL users). That said, posts which consist of one line, which may resemble "u got 1 phat r1d3, dude. what u pay 4 it?", or other "moon language" are not allowed.

    While our forums are conversational in nature, they are somewhat more formal in content and should not resemble instant messaging. Take your time and compose an email which asks your question, states your fact, makes your point, using reasonably good English. The audience you are addressing is, for the most part, highly educated, highly technical, and tend to be a stickler for detail.

    Use proper grammar. Use your spell checker. Use common sense, respect your fellow Maniacs, and abide by this guideline or you may quickly lose your unmoderated posting privileges.

    # Topicality: Please keep it pertinent. Each list has it's target topic so before you hit send, take a moment to make sure your post is going to the right audience.

    Disruptive or Insolent Behavior Will Not Be Tolerated


    Edited Oct 30, 2006 at 7:38 pm

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