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Wednesday, May 07, 2014 7:11:41 PM
lewiley
Joined on 14 May, 2013
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Appropriate Forum use.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:52:18 PM
mabeasley
Joined on 07 May, 2014
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Just saying

You should let us have a free day!!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:06:38 PM
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Re: Just saying

Thy second this
Friday, May 16, 2014 4:49:38 PM
mabeasley
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Re: Re: Just saying

Stop putting this on all my comments.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:03:52 PM
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Re: Appropriate Forum use.

I feel using discussion forum would work well in school. But not everyone may use it due to it being online or being open discussion for. Some other people might forget its public and post inappropriate things on it about something someone else said and it might become something like Facebook......
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:15:05 PM
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Re: Appropriate Forum use. (1)

What i think the rules should be

Make sure you are posting constructive criticism, whether it's negative or positive. Contrary to what some people believe, we do take feedback from here into account. 

Notice: Administrators/Moderators reserve the right to change/edit/delete any content at any time if they feel it is inappropriate. 

I. General Forum Rules: 

Do not:

  • Flame or insult other members.
  • Abuse or encourage abuse of the Reputation, Post Reporting, or Private Messaging Systems
  • Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, email, phone number, etc.)
  • Bump threads
  • Derail a thread's topic.
  • Post links to phishing sites.
  • Post spam (i.e. +1, 10char, rickrolls) or Re-post Closed, Modified, Deleted Content.
  • Repetitively post in the incorrect forum.
  • Openly argue with a moderator. Contact the Moderator via a private message.
  • Share your account. Forum accounts are intended for the use by one person.
  • Create alternate, backup, or multiple accounts.
  • Publicly post or otherwise share PMs with other users unless you have the expressed permission of the sender to do so. Private Messages are intended to be just that - private.

II. The following topics are strictly off limits, including in external links:

  • Pornography, gross stuff, or anything else not safe for work
  • Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke
  • Posting copyrighted material such as magazine scans
  • Soliciting, begging, auctioning, selling, advertising, referrals
  • Racism, discrimination
  • Drugs, alcohol
  • Religious, political, and other “prone to huge arguments” threads

III. No Backseat Moderating:

Let the Forum Moderators do the moderating. Backseat Moderating is when people who are not Moderators try to enforce the forum rules. Whenever you see a person breaking the rules, tell the forum staff or simply IGNORE the offensive post(s) or thread. The most common backseat reply is the "+1 in before lock" phrase. Backseat moderating is annoying, and pointless.

IV. Report Post to the Moderators:

Should you observe a fellow forum member breaking these rules please report the post to any of the forum Staff.

V. Lifetime Achievement Award:

Users who are found to be repeat offenders will be removed from the forums.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:39:20 PM
lewiley
Joined on 14 May, 2013
9 Posts
Re: Re: Appropriate Forum use. (1)

This is a good "Do Not" list. What about a "Do" list. What would that include?
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3:00:09 PM
lewiley
Joined on 14 May, 2013
9 Posts
Re: Appropriate Forum use. (2)

Check out this link:
http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html
What do you think?
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:53:49 PM
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Re: Re: Appropriate Forum use. (2)

Rule 4: Respect other people's time and bandwidth what's a bandwidth???
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:07:36 PM
mabeasley
Joined on 07 May, 2014
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Re: Re: Re: Appropriate Forum use. (2)

Good question
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:08:55 PM
Unknown
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Appropriate Forum use. (2)

Thy second this
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:10:34 PM
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Re: Re: Re: Appropriate Forum use. (2) (1)

It has two different meanings the first is :

 In computer networks, bandwidth is often used as a synonym for data transfer rate - the amount of data that can be carried from one point to another in a given time period (usually a second). This kind of bandwidth is usually expressed in bits (of data) per second (bps). Occasionally, it's expressed as bytes per second (Bps). A modemthat works at 57,600 bps hastwice the bandwidth of a modem that works at 28,800 bps. In general, a link with a high bandwidth is one that may be able to carry enough information to sustain the succession of images in a video presentation.

or the other meaning which is:

In electronic communication, bandwidth is the width of the range (or band) of frequencies that an electronic signal uses on a given transmission medium. In this usage, bandwidth is expressed in terms of the difference between the highest-frequency signal component and the lowest-frequency signal component. Since thefrequencyof a signal is measured in hertz(the number of cycles of change per second), a given bandwidth is the difference in hertz between the highest frequency the signal uses and the lowest frequency it uses. A typical voice signal has a bandwidth of approximately three kilohertz (3 kHz); an analog television (TV) broadcast video signal has a bandwidth of six megahertz (6 MHz) -- some 2,000 times as wide as the voice signal.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:15:10 PM
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Appropriate Forum use. (2) (1)

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! T__T
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:58:26 PM
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Re: Re: Appropriate Forum use. (2) (1)

I think this site has a very good to do list and that its rules should be added to ours.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:51:59 PM
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Re: Appropriate Forum use. (3)

For a school forum, rules should include: no foul language, be respectful, stay on topic, and act online as you would in person at school (or how you're supposed to, at least).
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:03:01 PM
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Re: Appropriate Forum use. (4)

  1. Do not spam or self-promote in the forums

    These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites or posts with little, no or completely unrelated 

    content.

    Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Doing so is a waste of time. 

    Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.

    Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

    However, please note that there are two exceptions to the self-promotion rule. In the Website Critiques forum, you may post the URL to your website 

    to ask for reviews, and in the Business Help forum you may discuss your business.
  2. Do not post "Free " threads

    Posting pyramid scams (such as free iPods, LCDs etc.) is forbidden. All such posts/signatures will be edited or deleted. Any new users posting scams 

    will be banned permanently; contributing users will either be warned or temporarily banned.
    1. Do not cross post questions

      Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question. 

      If you're not sure where to post, ask a moderator first.

  3. Do not post copyright-infringing material

    Do not upload, attach, or otherwise post any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the 

    specific item). If you have a question about having permission to post or attach a specific item, please ask a moderator.

    We do not condone nor accept posts pertaining to illegal activities such as hacking, cracking, warez, or spam.

    Any posts or threads found in violation of this rule will be edited or deleted, and the poster warned or possibly banned; at the moderation team's discretion
    1. Do not post "offensive" posts, links or images

      Do not post anything which is offensive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, obscene, vulgar or in violation of local or international laws.
    1. Do not PM users asking for help

      Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum. If you're that desperate, 

      then it's time to pay for help.

    1. Remain respectful of other users, moderators and administrators at all times

      All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective. 

      However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or 

      power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule. Doing otherwise will get your account banned temporarily, or permanently if the 

      situation becomes severe enough (this will be left to the discretion of the moderation team).

      For example, phrases such as "shut up, idiot," are indicative of problematic posts and should be reported. Suggested alternatives include "I 

      disagree with what you said for the following reasons..." Please remember to stay mature and thoughtful at all times.
    These are rules and regulations we should all follow on the forum. I approve appropriate forum use.

  • Do not spam or self-promote in the forums

    These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites or posts with little, no or completely unrelated 

    content.

    Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Doing so is a waste of time. 

    Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.

    Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

    However, please note that there are two exceptions to the self-promotion rule. In the Website Critiques forum, you may post the URL to your website 

    to ask for reviews, and in the Business Help forum you may discuss your business.

  • Do not post "Free " threads

    Posting pyramid scams (such as free iPods, LCDs etc.) is forbidden. All such posts/signatures will be edited or deleted. Any new users posting scams 

    will be banned permanently; contributing users will either be warned or temporarily banned.

  • Do not cross post questions

    Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question. 

    If you're not sure where to post, ask a moderator first.

  • Do not post copyright-infringing material

    Do not upload, attach, or otherwise post any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the 

    specific item). If you have a question about having permission to post or attach a specific item, please ask a moderator.

    We do not condone nor accept posts pertaining to illegal activities such as hacking, cracking, warez, or spam.

    Any posts or threads found in violation of this rule will be edited or deleted, and the poster warned or possibly banned; at the moderation team's 

    discretion.

  • Do not post "offensive" posts, links or images

    Do not post anything which is offensive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, obscene, vulgar or in violation of local or international laws.

  • Do not PM users asking for help

    Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum. If you're that desperate, 

    then it's time to pay for help.

  • Remain respectful of other users, moderators and administrators at all times

    All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective. 

    However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or 

    power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule. Doing otherwise will get your account banned temporarily, or permanently if the 

    situation becomes severe enough (this will be left to the discretion of the moderation team).

    For example, phrases such as "shut up, idiot," are indicative of problematic posts and should be reported. Suggested alternatives include "I 

    disagree with what you said for the following reasons..." Please remember to stay mature and thoughtful at all times.
  • Do not spam or self-promote in the forums

    These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites or posts with little, no or completely unrelated 

    content.

    Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Doing so is a waste of time. 

    Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.

    Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

    However, please note that there are two exceptions to the self-promotion rule. In the Website Critiques forum, you may post the URL to your website 

    to ask for reviews, and in the Business Help forum you may discuss your business.

  • Do not post "Free " threads

    Posting pyramid scams (such as free iPods, LCDs etc.) is forbidden. All such posts/signatures will be edited or deleted. Any new users posting scams 

    will be banned permanently; contributing users will either be warned or temporarily banned.

  • Do not cross post questions

    Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question. 

    If you're not sure where to post, ask a moderator first.

  • Do not post copyright-infringing material

    Do not upload, attach, or otherwise post any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the 

    specific item). If you have a question about having permission to post or attach a specific item, please ask a moderator.

    We do not condone nor accept posts pertaining to illegal activities such as hacking, cracking, warez, or spam.

    Any posts or threads found in violation of this rule will be edited or deleted, and the poster warned or possibly banned; at the moderation team's 

    discretion.

  • Do not post "offensive" posts, links or images

    Do not post anything which is offensive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, obscene, vulgar or in violation of local or international laws.

  • Do not PM users asking for help

    Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum. If you're that desperate, 

    then it's time to pay for help.

  • Remain respectful of other users, moderators and administrators at all times

    All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective. 

    However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or 

    power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule. Doing otherwise will get your account banned temporarily, or permanently if the 

    situation becomes severe enough (this will be left to the discretion of the moderation team).

    For example, phrases such as "shut up, idiot," are indicative of problematic posts and should be reported. Suggested alternatives include "I 

    disagree with what you said for the following reasons..." Please remember to stay mature and thoughtful at all times.
  • Do not spam or self-promote in the forums

    These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites or posts with little, no or completely unrelated 

    content.

    Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Doing so is a waste of time. 

    Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.

    Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.

    However, please note that there are two exceptions to the self-promotion rule. In the Website Critiques forum, you may post the URL to your website 

    to ask for reviews, and in the Business Help forum you may discuss your business.

  • Do not post "Free " threads

    Posting pyramid scams (such as free iPods, LCDs etc.) is forbidden. All such posts/signatures will be edited or deleted. Any new users posting scams 

    will be banned permanently; contributing users will either be warned or temporarily banned.

  • Do not cross post questions

    Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question. 

    If you're not sure where to post, ask a moderator first.

  • Do not post copyright-infringing material

    Do not upload, attach, or otherwise post any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the 

    specific item). If you have a question about having permission to post or attach a specific item, please ask a moderator.

    We do not condone nor accept posts pertaining to illegal activities such as hacking, cracking, warez, or spam.

    Any posts or threads found in violation of this rule will be edited or deleted, and the poster warned or possibly banned; at the moderation team's 

    discretion.

  • Do not post "offensive" posts, links or images

    Do not post anything which is offensive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, obscene, vulgar or in violation of local or international laws.

  • Do not PM users asking for help

    Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum. If you're that desperate, 

    then it's time to pay for help.

  • Remain respectful of other users, moderators and administrators at all times

    All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective. 

    However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or 

    power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule. Doing otherwise will get your account banned temporarily, or permanently if the 

    situation becomes severe enough (this will be left to the discretion of the moderation team).

    For example, phrases such as "shut up, idiot," are indicative of problematic posts and should be reported. Suggested alternatives include "I 

    disagree with what you said for the following reasons..." Please remember to stay mature and thoughtful at all times.
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:00:16 PM
    Unknown
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    Re: Appropriate Forum use. (5)

    I feel that if you are respectible on the forum, use appropriate language, and act correctly while using a the discussion forum then you would be good.

    I also feel that people would use this, but some may not at the same time because of it being to difficult for them. I think people would use it a lot if they needed help with something, and were confused.