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    Unofficial Forum Etiquette

    I think that there some forum etiquette that would be "nice" if people were not:

    For example, dredging up threads older than a couple of months
    For example, joining up and starting off asking a bunch of non picture taking questions
    For example, posting your pics uninvited into anothers thread

    I think in most cases its just not realising

    any others ?
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    joining up just so you can "look" at other people pictures without giving anything back to the forum.

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    I completely agree with the third, not sure about the other two.

    How about: When replying to a thread, don't quote the photos posted above. Though to be honest APers are pretty good on that score.

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    Is Kiwi a new MOD ?
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    I would like to see people refrain from posting perfunctory 2 or 3 word replies to threads.

    Not looking at anyone of course.
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    I can agree with #3, and can see where you're coming from with #2, but is reviving an old thread a problem? If the new poster has a valid question or comment isn't it better to ask it in the context of the existing thread rather than, perhaps, start a new thread & have most of the posts repeated

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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    I would like to see people refrain from posting perfunctory 2 or 3 word replies to threads.

    Not looking at anyone of course.
    Mmm Hmm

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    Agreed on all, plus if you start a topic and get some replies, join back in. Don't just nick off till your next topic.

    oh, and here's a photo of an upside down boat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    I would like to see people refrain from posting perfunctory 2 or 3 word replies to threads.

    Not looking at anyone of course.
    nice post.

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    Here's your photo, gratuitously edited.

    izytw8w6.jpg

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    I too would like to see the end of literary anorexia... to often we have been subjected to the 2 word reply and we should not have to stand for it!

    let be more Arthurian in our approach to forum posting.

    truely... as long as we are being nice to each other, is this not enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    Here's your photo, gratuitously edited.
    I won't say thanks. I'll just come up with a dozen reasons why the original was the I wanted it, and your critique was unwarranted.

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    There are very rare examples where posting a new comment to an old post is valid, eg if there is new information, but posting "nice shot" to a thread four months old makes me irrationally cranky

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    Quote Originally Posted by ving View Post
    I too would like to see the end of literary anorexia... to often we have been subjected to the 2 word reply and we should not have to stand for it!

    let be more Arthurian in our approach to forum posting.

    truely... as long as we are being nice to each other, is this not enough?
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    • For example, dredging up threads older than a couple of months

      It depends!
      I'd rather an old thread that answers a new members' question than a new thread.
      That's why we have the similar thread pop up so when you type a thread title you have the option of adding to the old one.

    • For example, joining up and starting off asking a bunch of non picture taking questions

      We (mods) kill off anything commercial as it is.
      New members are probably better of sticking to things photographic, but OoF is what it is.

    • For example, posting your pics uninvited into another's thread

      Specifically CC, Hi-jacking is not cool, and when it happens with a new member we often advise them via PM.
      In some cases, eg. group event threads, it's ok and welcomed.


    Two more...

    For example, re-raising issues that Rick and the mods have answered

    For example, posting polls that are pointless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I won't say thanks. I'll just come up with a dozen reasons why the original was the I wanted it, and your critique was unwarranted.
    This would be where I say something about ingratitude, and threaten to take my expertise elsewhere.

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    Members are free to do whatever they want. Just cause someone posts to an old thread, doesn't mean you have to read it all again, reply to it etc. The site is here for everyone to use, within the rules. Just cause one person doesn't like to see an old thread posted to, doesn't mean that several others, who may not have seen the thread before, don't want to look and or comment.

    After all, once you look at the thread and realise it is an old one that has been 'bumped', if you click "Whats New" again it disappears from your thread list anyway.

    *removed. It has been pointed out to me that the comment here may have offended some. sorry *
    . If this sort of stuff is worrying you, log-off and spend some time with family, friends or taking photos. AP is just a website and we are not solving world issues or making medical discoveries here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Members are free to do whatever they want.
    Within the site rules.

    Unofficial Etiquette to me seems like standards we apply to ourselves, and hope others apply as well. However, I'd be disappointed and unhappy if the unofficial etiquette suggested became official site rule - as Rick points out:

    Just cause someone posts to an old thread, doesn't mean you have to read it all again, reply to it etc. The site is here for everyone to use, within the rules. Just cause one person doesn't like to see an old thread posted to, doesn't mean that several others, who may not have seen the thread before, don't want to look and or comment.
    After all, once you look at the thread and realise it is an old one that has been 'bumped', if you click "Whats New" again it disappears from your thread list anyway.
    and I know I don't have to shout at the TV either - I can just change channels. Sometimes it feels better shouting at the TV though.


    Seriously if this is all you have to whine about, then your life isn't to bad. If this sort of stuff is worrying you, log-off and spend some time with family, friends or taking photos. AP is just a website and we are not solving world issues or making medical discoveries here.
    You mean that we're not solving world poverty? I want my money back.

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    I didn't realize my tone was whiny.

    All societies have etiquette and all societies have rules

    Back to my family I go.

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