Advice for Posters

Discussion in 'General Postloop Discussion' started by Guardian, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Guardian

    Guardian Active Member

    I hope you handled the user appropriately. As an owner, you are able to recoup those points. You can delete the posts, and also revoke the user.
     
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  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy Forum & Blog Owners

    I do not want to delete the posts as I don't want to get into trouble from Postloop for doing it. But I have revoked his subscription.
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Staff Member

    As long as you don't abuse the privilege of deleting posts, you will not get in trouble. We allow forum owners to do this on a limited basis.
     
  4. Pete

    Pete Staff Staff Member

    Isn't there a bug that doesn't return the points to you when you remove posts?
     
  5. timestandstill

    timestandstill Forum & Blog Owners

    You have to do a post recount in your forum's admin panel for it to take effect. In IPBoard, go to the admin panel and click "Recount and Rebuild" in the sidebar, then click "Rebuild User Post Counts"
     
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  6. Guardian

    Guardian Active Member

    Updated. Added a 5 & 6.
     
  7. save27

    save27 Member

    I got rated one time and I had only 11 posts. I don't believe that is fair.
     
  8. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Forum & Blog Owners

  9. Kirk Gandril

    Kirk Gandril New Member

    This thread is very useful indeed to a new user like me. Thanks.
     
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  10. The creator

    The creator New Member

    I have posted 37 post but still my rating is zero though one month back it used to be around 3+ but after being incative it became zero.
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Staff Member

  12. timestandstill

    timestandstill Forum & Blog Owners

    I'd like to add something. Could you all please stop with the redundant replies? If five people have already said "Yes, WordPress was written in object-oriented PHP", you do not need to say that again.
     
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  13. joebara

    joebara New Member

    Thanks this helps me alot. since im new here i know what not to do now =)
     
  14. redpanda

    redpanda New Member

    Wow. I wouldn't do that. Why would people make those kinds of posts? There already is a rating system to keep people from doing that!
    They probably never read the FAQ and how it works...
     
  15. Spangle

    Spangle Member

    I would add that it's better to post in forums where you know a little about the genre, rather than just posting in off topic sections, members are not stupid, and will soon wonder why you are there.
     
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  16. AzH

    AzH Forum & Blog Owners

    "Necromancy is usually bad."
     
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  17. taixyz1991

    taixyz1991 New Member

    yeah I've read the instruction. My last rating is 1.8. This instruction will help me a lot to improve my rating.
    Thanks
     
  18. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Forum & Blog Owners

    7. DO NOT plagiarize. Seriously, you aren't fooling anyone. A quick Google search reveals your poor attempts.
     
  19. Jeddi

    Jeddi New Member

    i agree with "short reply"
    most people do this non-sense reply to get to top posters... but they don't..
     
  20. NeonScene

    NeonScene New Member

    Completely agree with all points the OP made. There's nothing worse when looking for something, searching a thread and seeing "nice post" or "thanks" all the way down. That's what a lot of forums have a "thanks" or "Like" button for.....to reduce stupid, spammy posts that help no-one.

    The other point made that completely annoys the hell out of me as a poster, is when i take the time to think of what i'm going to write, type it out, correct any spelling errors, try to make it sound interesting, worthwhile and informative, only for some "*^%$&" to come allow, copy my post and paste it on another forum. Then, to add insult to injury, try to pass it off as their work. I had this done to me only yesterday. I made a hugh post, took ages to do, included quotes from other sources and gave the correct credit where it was due and links to their sites. A member at my site then came along, copied it and pasted it on their site. They never even had the decency to TRY to change any of the wording so it looked like their work. It was copied word for word, including the thread title. :( :(
    Needless to say, a few words was said and subsequently his post was removed.

    All the points made by the OP are basic, forum etiquette and should be adhered to at all times and not just for Postloop.
     
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