The links should be live - just click on them to go to the thread.
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how to add images to your post
Using formatting tags at permies.com to make your posts more awesome
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brad millar wrote:I think this thread would be an excellent sticky for this forum. That way you wouldn't have to keep bumping it to the top.
Ah, but you see, it's a sneaky ploy. Paul has figured that stickies get ignored as people just get used to seeing them there. Plus they make the place look untidy. He figures that people will notice things better if they get bumped up every now and then.
If only was more organised and did it a bit more regularly...
Landon has the right idea though. Observe, observe, observe...
Forums are not democracies. Forums may be publicly accessible, but they are NOT public spaces.
They are equitable to the front yard of homes, and any speaking that is done in them is at the
grace of the forum owner.
There are no rights on forums. Even as a member, you are a guest.
In every group or discipline there are usually a fair amount of words that the people in the group know and may not be self-explanatory to people new to the group. But it's really a small number of words total out of the whole set of words people use, so a little bit of information about terminology can make a lot of difference.
(Also, if there are other terms you don't know and really would like added to the list, or want people to define supplementally to the list, you can post them on this thread for discussing/developing the jargon translator http://www.permies.com/t/39315/tnk/JARGON-TRANSLATOR-THREAD-post-words, and this will help it get more and more fine-tuned. Hope this is helpful for others, I learned a lot in the process of working on it.