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Forum Posting 101: Posting with Purpose

Craig Fritz's picture
July 31, 2016 at 10:03pm
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Hi all,

Welcome to Roar Lions Roar! We're stoked to get this site going and we want everyone that visits to have the best experience possible. Check out the below guide and peep our Commenting Policy to make this the best forum post possible!

Please ensure the following before posting:

Check for duplicates. Both staff and the community are very much on point when it comes to breaking news. Dupes happen, but if information is hours or days old, it's likely already posted. When checking, please review the front page, the forums, and Keystones.

Post in the correct forum. It's an easy enough request, but still see posts placed incorrectly (an example would be placing this post in the PSU Football forum, as opposed to Site Stuff). It's a better look for both the site and your contribution to the boards.

Details, details, details. Be descriptive with your post - both the title and body. A title of "POSTING: READ THIS" here wouldn't quite cut it, so I added a little more to it for an engaging read. WHEN REFERENCING ANOTHER SOURCE, DON'T CUT AND PASTE A LINK (Linking and running). Cite your source, pull a sentence or two from it to highlight the reference and add your own input to it. Please do not copy and paste entire articles, that's also a no-no, nor share premium (paywall) content.

Clickbait. Don't waste your time, nor site space. Post at your own risk.

[Please don't simply post a hyperlink as that violates two forum posting faux pas, lack of details and clickbait. The same goes for embedding a tweet and posting it. If you can't take the time to add context to steer the conversation, then don't be surprised when your effort isn't rewarded.]

Think before you post. See more than enough forum posts that would actually serve better as comments in existing threads. The "Is the OL really better?" topic could surely work it's way into an existing thread somewhere. It's great to initiate discussion, but it's better to sustain one that's already in place. Fine line, but redundancy in some of the hotter topics is a thing.

Lastly, an all-around request to please be civil. There's plenty of opportunity to share ideas, opinions, comments...and we can all do so by being respectful. Makes for an already great experience here even better. Refer to the guidelines for further reference.

If you post here or elsewhere with some frequency, please feel free to share any input here.

Thanks for reading!


 

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