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Old 02-14-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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i have been told to only post threads with the same topic once a day, and seen someone that was told not to steal someone else's thread (confused me). Are these rules or what. Did i miss something?
 
Old 02-14-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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Hey,

Really what the moderators want you to do is search your topic before you post anything. It's possible someone has had or is having the same problem as you and they can kill two birds with one stone this way. It prevents redundant posts. Don't hijack someone elses thread because "that's not cool," as WWE's Carlito would say.

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Old 02-14-2007, 12:06 PM   #3
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The first one is a rule. You should never start more than one thread with the same topic/question. This just creates unnecessary duplicates which makes it harder for others to follow your threads and help you out. If you feel that your thread or question is in the wrong place, report it to the moderators using the report button thats on every post and ask them to move it for you. You should avoid posting a question in someone elses thread, that is not related to the original question in that thread. Its just common courtesy because thread hijacking is frowned upon in many forums.

If you are not sure what the LQ rules are, take a look here.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 01:23 PM   #4
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thanks. i was curious. by the way-what are flame wars?
 
Old 02-14-2007, 02:31 PM   #5
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_war
 
Old 02-14-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Website Suggestions & Feedback and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 05:53 AM   #7
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the once a day thing- I think you might be referring to something like this:

generic user: Hey- question ... (etc)
generic user (2 hours later): man! so no one knows, huh?

this isn't against the rules- just an etiquette thing. (plus what reddazz said about double posting)

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Old 02-15-2007, 10:15 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by titanium_geek
this isn't against the rules- just an etiquette thing.
Although it's not necessarily a written rule found on the rules page here, you will get dinged by a moderator if you do this and asked to not do such things, so it's more like an unwritten rule as we believe etiquette should be followed by all members to keep common decency well rounded in the forums and site itself.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 01:09 PM   #9
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By the way, to avoid confusion, when we say only post threads with the same topic once per day, we do mean per user. If another user has a similar (but not exactly the same) question, you can still post a new thread if you feel yours will illicit a different response.
 
  


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