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How to avoid making stupid posts
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How to avoid making stupid posts

How to avoid making stupid posts.
  • Have the title be relevant and informative.
  • Post a small paragraph. Don't expect feedback if you haven't said something of interest.
  • Be comprehensible.
  • DO NOT link to things without a description of the link or anything of your own to say.
  • Check if there's already a topic on it with the search feature.
  • Read the other posts before you post (unless the topic is really really long).

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Re: How to avoid stupid posts

Happy Camper Wrote:How to avoid making stupid posts.
  • Have the title be relevant and informative.
  • Post a small paragraph. Don't expect feedback if you haven't said something of interest.
  • Be comprehensible.
  • DO NOT link to things without a description of the link or anything of your own to say.
  • Check if there's already a topic on it with the search feature.
  • Read the other posts before you post (unless the topic is really really long).[/list:u]

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Re: How to avoid making stupid posts

This is so good, it gets its own sticky. Yes

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Re: How to avoid making stupid posts

What about "do not ingest large amounts of crack"?

Other than that, I completely agree, even though I've probably broken a few of those rules at one point.... Laugh

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Who hasn't? Rolleyes

Besides the almighty youvebeenthuderstruck, that is.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Re: How to avoid making stupid posts

You're right, thunder...I mean, My Lord, always makes informative, in-depth, excellent posts. They are the standard of which our posts are judged by.

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I don't mind posting like a monkey on crack, as long as it isn't constantly.
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youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:...

Bored

tl;dr

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Yeah, I'd rather be considered and idiot than to follow all those rules. I don't have the will power. Sorry.

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I don't remember making this topic?

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You made the post in a topic and it was split.

Either that or someone h@><0r3d your account.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Quote:I don't remember making this topic?
You posted it on the 'how to avoid stupid posts' topic, and I thought it deserved its own thread. Biggrin

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I wuz right!

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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wow we should force people to read this before they join!!
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thought criminal Wrote:wow we should force people to read this before they join!!
No we shouldn't... what's with you and your "we should force people to x" The forum is fine.

BTW, forcing people to read stuff would be getting rid off what makes SS diferrent from your typical internet forum. Didn't we used to be for free speech and all that?

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i wasn't being serious.
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Dis is nawt srs bsness.

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lol @ we should force people
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I don't know about crack, but I should point out that ingesting cocaine results in all of my posts being amazing and perfect and copious.
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Happy Camper Wrote:How to avoid making stupid posts.
  • Have the title be relevant and informative.
  • Post a small paragraph. Don't expect feedback if you haven't said something of interest.
  • Be comprehensible.
  • DO NOT link to things without a description of the link or anything of your own to say.
  • Check if there's already a topic on it with the search feature.
  • Read the other posts before you post (unless the topic is really really long).[/list:u]

Or....
How to avoid making stupid posts
1.) Think for more than a few seconds.
Most failed jokes and stupid remarks are made without truly thinking about the effect of whats said.
But you're right, more so than me.

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Fire Elf Wrote:
thought criminal Wrote:wow we should force people to read this before they join!!
No we shouldn't... what's with you and your "we should force people to x" The forum is fine.

BTW, forcing people to read stuff would be getting rid off what makes SS diferrent from your typical internet forum. Didn't we used to be for free speech and all that?

Every "forum-er" goes through a phase where they become an uptight dick, just because they think they hold some air of "thread superiority" from being part of the forum for more than a month.

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WTB how to make threads that deserve being a thread thread.

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