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TSF Posting Etiquette Please read these guidelines before posting on TSF which explain the etiquette for posting and some of the Forum Rules. Following these should make your use of the Forum more enjoyable for everyone.

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Old 26th March 2010, 00:14
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Default Posting Etiquette - Do's and Don'ts


How to behave
Be polite, helpful and well-mannered always.
- No personal attacks, flaming or name calling and any may result in removal of the member.
- No offensive remarks
- Avoid text language and slang
- Remember that writing with capital letters is the same as shouting
- No links to your own blogs or web pages (see limited exception for supplier members below)

The Sewing Forum (TSF) is Family Friendly so all topics, content and words must be suitable for children to see.

Be careful with words, meanings and how you give your opinion to prevent causing offence or upset.
TSF is on public view worldwide so remember words acceptable in one culture may have a different meaning in another and may not be written in the context that you read them.

Beware of Oversharing. Avoid posting personal, private, identifiable, or embarrassing information. Think safety and remember your posts will be read by other members and can be seen by anyone on the internet.

Be patient. Your post may not be answered immediately.

Threads and Posts
Use the Search Facility – Search in the dark blue bar at the top of the page. the question or contribution may be on TSF already.

Start new threads under the board heading that best suits the topic.
Duplicated posts will be removed or merged.

Keep titles short and relevant - instead of 'How do I line a jacket' try using 'Lining a Jacket'

Stay on the topic of the thread. Start a new thread if you want to introduce a new topic.

When quoting from a previous post, quote only the text relevant to your post and delete the remainder.

Use the spellchecker. It helps people to understand what you say and correct spelling improves Search results. The spellchecker
is in the top Right Hand Corner above the Smilies.

Use the Forum Default Font – Verdana 2 Black (required for readability and maximum numbers of posts per page) Changes will be moderated.

Respect Copyright. Anything that violates any copyright restrictions must not be used.

Avoid private conversations within your threads. Please use the Private Message facility or instant messaging outside of TSF.

On posts / threads, do not post links to your own personal blog(s) or web pages (See below about Supplier Members).
Ordinary Members may post one link to their personal blog page on this dedicated thread only

Dealing with Concerns
Concerned about a thread, post, private message? Report the post or contact the Moderators / Administrator immediately. Do not complain on the thread or start a new thread to complain.
You can report a post by clicking on the Red Triangle in the dark blue bar at the top of a post.
TSF will send a copy of the post to the moderators together with the message that you write in the box.

TSF is such an active forum that often the moderators cannot review everything that is posted so they very much appreciate your help by reporting concerns via the Reported Post system, rather than trying to clear things up afterwards on public boards.

Concerned that your thread/post has been moderated? Contact a Moderator or Admin directly via the Private message system. Do not complain on the thread or start a new thread to protest, you should deal with the matter with the Moderators and Admin.

Your User Profile
You may use an inoffensive avatar on your personal profile.
- No logos, advertising, promotion, trading or product names, labels, allowed in avatars.

You may attach a signature that will appear under all your posts.
- No links, pictures, avatars, banners, logos or promotional slogans allowed in signatures.
- No moving or flashing objects allowed in signatures.
- Any signatures that are considered to be large and distracting will be reduced in size or removed
- No indirect advertising or promotion

Advertising and Business
Owners of Businesses, Website, Blogs or Working from Home - read the information on this link

No spamming
No advertising or marketing anywhere on TSF except in the section called The Trading Post.

Want to mention your business, goods or services? You must become a Supplier Member and comply with extra requirements.

Want to post a link to your website or trading page/ blog or a blog with links to your trading places? You must become a Supplier Member and comply with extra requirements.

Before posting on the Forum for the first time please read and make sure you understand the Forum Rules, Terms and Conditions.

- You must be a Supplier Member to post a link to your blog or webpage if you have links there that go to your items or services offered for sale/trade, or your professional portfolio page.

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