Etiquette in a forum - Vintage Mustang Forums
Vintage Mustang Forum
HomeForumGalleryClassifiedsAbout UsAdvertiseContact Us
» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Go Back   Vintage Mustang Forums > General Discussion > General Discussion (Non-Vintage Mustang)
Vintage-Mustang.com is the premier Ford Mustang Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
Supporting Member
Senior Member
 
mustangpaul1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rockhampton Australia
Posts: 472
Default Etiquette in a forum

I never fully understood the rules of Etiquette in a forum, I often wonder when someone posts a reply, should I try to acknowledge each person, or observe mostly from the outside of the post and let the post run its' course?

How often should I weigh into a post that is running and when is it time to observe that the post is not by business and there is a private conversation going on?

How do I know who is an administrator when I read a post and I am receiving an instruction, rather than just a point of view?

As a child a not so kind relative once advised me to read a book, "How To Win Friends and Influence People"

what are the ten commandments of forum Etiquette?

What is it taht people like and dislike when they read a topic post?
mustangpaul1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-20-2013, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 6,311
Default

I'm sure that one of the moderators can provide you with the "official" etiquette guidelines.

I suggest that a "Thanks in advance for any help" might be adequate for common courtesy. Beyond that, remember to read your post before hitting "send". Lastly, remember that common wisdom is just that.....common......that doesn't mean it is absolutely correct !! There aren't many absolutes in life, why would this place be any different?
__________________
url]http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k156/jefftepper/IMG_0027_edited-1.jpg[/url]

*67 Vintage Burgundy 390GTA with most of the bells and whistles*
JeffTepper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
wheelsup351's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 620
Default

it's the internet. there shouldn't be rules.

people can't even post things in the right section, why be loose on certain things and not others. let it all go, let the weak get eaten.
__________________
Jason, traps 126 @ 3400# all motor

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8...bf5630e570.jpg
wheelsup351 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2013, 08:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Supporting Member
Myopic
 
dodgestang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Omnipresent
Posts: 16,360
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffTepper View Post
I'm sure that one of the moderators can provide you with the "official" etiquette guidelines.
Don't talk politics
Don't talk religion
Don't start flame wars

Other than that, politeness and courtesy are always encouraged, but optional. However there is usually a direct correlation to the amount of useful responses you get to how nice you are over time.



__________________
Nick
1965 Fastback 410c AOD - DT
1967 Fastback 347 FMX - Cruiser
1968 Fastback 351w T5 - Brute
1996 Dodge Viper GTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LUK2D0GjdY
dodgestang is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2013, 08:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Titus_RacerX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Smyrna, GA
Posts: 544
Default

When you post a topic, be specific. I hate ones that just say "Advice please" or "Help with my car"...
__________________
Titus_RacerX
'66 GT 2+2 Springtime Yellow. 6T09A111858
Parked since 1990. Carport find that I've been watching for 10+ years.
Restoration Blog -- Code Name: Daisy
Code Name: Daisy Photobucket
Often the path to forgiveness is to realize that the other person is an imbecile.

Last edited by Titus_RacerX; 02-20-2013 at 08:33 PM. Reason: I just like editing.
Titus_RacerX is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 06:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mjb1032's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southeast, MA
Posts: 1,594
Default

"Remember to re-read your post before hitting submit"

Yes..good, make that great advice Jeff.

It's not rocket science, USE punctuation...

its just aweful the way people will type run-on sentences with out breaks and forget to put
a comma and a period where one is needed it makes it really hard to read when theres no breaks or grammar used many wont even add a capitol letter at the beginning of a sentence and jump around topics.

See what I mean!
If it's hard for you to read, it's hard for all to read!
And don't open with "dumb question"...there aren't dumb questions,
...it's a forum, it's here for answers!
__________________
Slowly restoring and improving dads '68 289 Coupe...

Last edited by mjb1032; 02-21-2013 at 06:55 AM.
mjb1032 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 07:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Greg'66 5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ledyard, CT
Posts: 1,776
Default

Don't use teenager text abbreviations. It's a message board - use proper English!

When u have questions about ur car and r looking 4 answers, don't expect many responses 2 ur questions if u write this way. lol
__________________
'66 Emberglo Coupe - Restoration COMPLETE!
Modifications:
5.0 EFI conversion
TwEECer EFI tuning
T56 6-speed
Rod & Custom Motorsports IFS
TCP subframe connectors
Vintage Air Heat & AC

'99 Black Cobra - Daily driver
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/a...psdd2caa40.jpg
Greg'66 5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 07:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
wareagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 4,328
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg'66 5.0 View Post
Don't use teenager text abbreviations. It's a message board - use proper English!

When u have questions about ur car and r looking 4 answers, don't expect many responses 2 ur questions if u write this way. lol

x2................
__________________
Steven
Hickory, NC
1966 Coupe
2007 Premium MustangCoupe (V6).. Please don't shun me

Done
Replace Full floor pan
Replace Firewall
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

Up next:

4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

E=MChuck Norris
wareagle is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 08:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
silverblueBP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 5,628
Default

We don't need no stink'n rules.
__________________
-Mark-
silverblueBP is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 09:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
Supporting Member
Administrator
 
68fastwilliams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Macomb, MI
Posts: 6,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by silverblueBP View Post
We don't need no stink'n rules.
Somewhere another forum is missing its idiot .

I kid, I kid .
__________________
68fastwilliams is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 17,827
Default

Keep in mind clear friendly communication. Also keep in mind we are a incredibly diverse group. Ages 14-80. Rich-poor. Australia-Canada. Engineer-gardener. People who are love versus hate. Like most old/vintage/classic/muscle cars- people who love vintage Mustangs or further 64 1/2-66 only. Further fastback only!

IMO to get along which should be our goal we need to be accepting/open minded.
The person who can't or won't punctuate has a question. The person whose post looks like rambling text messaging (an oxy moran IMO) has a question or concern.

I have to admit ones that bug me are new posts with statement/title "Help..." or "Gotta Question". A post titled 65 Mustang V8 front drum brakes problem... is the kind that gets attention.

Those like me who are retired with nothing to do may jump on this way before one that says "question" because we're experienced with the early V8 drum brakes!

Unlike 911 the one saying Help... may be put off til last!


Slim
__________________
My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

'68 vert. driver. Owned since '77. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.

Last edited by slim; 02-21-2013 at 09:27 AM.
slim is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 09:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
dzahm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 1,543
Default

I would say treat others the way you want to be treated (we all started w/o knowing alot).
Understand somethings don't go over well in text. (deadpan humor for instance)
Realize that what you post can/will be used against you by members, courts, law enforcement
Do not piss off moderators
If your post doesn't help you or someone else- you prob shouldn't post it.
Last: if you wouldn't say it to your mother or your child........do I really have to finish this one?
dzahm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 09:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bucket Lister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 1,902
Default

From recent forum turmoil, most problems start in the General Discussion forum. Someone expresses a viewpoint and asks for others to agree. It goes south from there. From this, I gather, no matter what your point of view many others have the total opposite and aren't shy about ripping your head off.
Since every general discussion topic can be politicized, and we can't go to religion or politics, what's the point of the General Discussion Forum?
Bucket Lister is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 09:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
Supporting Member
Administrator
 
68fastwilliams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Macomb, MI
Posts: 6,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bucket Lister View Post
From recent forum turmoil, most problems start in the General Discussion forum. Someone expresses a viewpoint and asks for others to agree. It goes south from there. From this, I gather, no matter what your point of view many others have the total opposite and aren't shy about ripping your head off.
Since every general discussion topic can be politicized, and we can't go to religion or politics, what's the point of the General Discussion Forum?
So you’re saying that you can't have a discussion that does not involve religion or politics? Come on Lister, you're smarter than that.
__________________
68fastwilliams is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 10:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Hwyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 605
Default

I really appreciate when a poster does a "final response". Some of the problems presented are pretty vague. They receive a lot of suggestions, hopefully with one that works. When the op finishes the post with--- "this is what I did/what it was/what worked", it provides knowledge to everybody and signals the end of the discussion.
Hwyman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.