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    Notice: This is a discussion thread for comments about the SitePoint article, How to be a Great Online Community Member.
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    So what do you guys think is the number one quality of an excellent forum member? Do you have any stories of stand-out members who have helped you in some way?

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    Great article! I'm going to add it to my sig. And I may even reread it a few times.

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    Wow. What an epic! But well written ... there are some very good points there. Actually some of the sections would make excellent thread openers to start a discussion (eg What can I do to make you like me? or The Internet is Forever)

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    Bookmarked!!!! Thanks

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    This is worth reading for both new members and veterans. I liked the point about adding a smiley to take the bite out of a post that you fear my be taken as having a negative tone. It's clear that Sitepoint cares about the community, they take the time to look after it, and that is why I am here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atetlaw View Post
    So what do you guys think is the number one quality of an excellent forum member? Do you have any stories of stand-out members who have helped you in some way?
    I think Sarah 'The Hawk' Taylor nailed it when she wrote "The key points to remember are to be patient, supportive, and polite".

    It's a great post - I'd say number one is simply to be helpful. If you don't have the above qualities you won't be much help to anyone even if are amazingly brilliant.

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    It is a good topic which benifit me.
    1.A great title is vital because it’s the only part of your post that people see when they’re skimming down the list of new posts;
    2.use the resources that are available to your best advantage;
    3.following the rules and not getting banned

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    The best thing is to say thank you when some one has helped you.

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    Great article. I never thought that I could upload images instead of links. That's good to know!

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    Very good article, let us hope the people who should pay attention to it do. It seems that only the regulars seem to read rules
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    Awesome! Thanks guys. It's cleared up some unanswered forum etiquette that you generally only learn by doing something the wrong way :)

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    We have to thank Hawk for the good job... I think that I will link to it in my signature... I'm sure it will be handy on more than one occasion

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    awesome jobs man keep it up

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    Yes good reading.

    Consider every member of global community is respectable. speak for the issue for which you have complete idea, fake arguments may damage your personal image. Quality contents are required. Thats it.

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    Off Topic:

    "So what on earth is a fluff post?" ....

    Something like this...

    Quote Originally Posted by yaneparser View Post
    awesome jobs man keep it up
    Last I checked, Sarah was not a man.

    Great article, Sarah. Most of what was in the article was common sense to me, but it definitely wasn't that way when I first began using forums.

    The one point which sticks out to me is "The Internet Is Forever." It's a very valid point in which I wouldn't even have thought to make. It's very easy to overlook the potential consequences of your Internet/forum usage but also very important that you don't.

    Good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Off Topic:

    "So what on earth is a fluff post?" ....

    Something like this...


    Last I checked, Sarah was not a man.


    In case anyone is wondering, we have a policy of not moderating fluff posts on article and blog threads, simply because a number of people commenting on the post may not actually realise that they are commenting to the forum.

    Having said that, if you have a history of that sort of posting we might not be so lenient...

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    Good Job it's a great motivation for me. I will bookmark this site and share it to my online friends.

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    First of all, I agree with a lot of the content in this article. There is a certain amount of online etiquette that should be expected and practiced on a regular basis. This includes responsiveness, don't leave someone hanging after they've specifically asked you something, sent you a message, etc., genuineness- don't pretend to be someone you're not, hopefully everyone on here strives to be honest and credible, and encouraging. I believe encouraging and offering advice to a pool of complete strangers often frees people up to offer their true opinion in an objective manner.

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    In some cases, I need to research for some reasons just to answer one's question. It's always been great to help other people.

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    OMG, so long! But I finished it at last! Really great article!
    I'd like to save it and share it with some of my friends!

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    Hi Hawk,

    This is a fantastic post.

    A bit off-topic question...

    How to deal with someone who brings boredom (and sometimes anger) to the forum community by saying negative things about everything in the forum?

    Thanks for sharing your views and for the post.

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    Well always be active in forums and try to motivational talk and sometime give suggestions if anybody needed

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    Interesting article.. printed

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    Quote Originally Posted by pothi View Post
    Hi Hawk,

    This is a fantastic post.

    A bit off-topic question...

    How to deal with someone who brings boredom (and sometimes anger) to the forum community by saying negative things about everything in the forum?

    Thanks for sharing your views and for the post.
    Hi pothi,
    Sorry for the late reply.

    Good question. I am not completely sure about what you mean by bringing boredom. Do you mean someone that doesn't have much to say, or someone that asks the same questions repetitively? If it's the former, then I wouldn't do anything - some people are big talkers and others are not. It it's the latter, then the best approach I find is to have a sticky FAQ thread which you can politely point people towards.

    Angry people are different. If their anger means that they are rude to other members, I would discipline them immediately. If their anger is general, then usually a polite PM does the trick. There will always be people that just want to cause trouble and in the end they spark their own demise.

    Please let me know if I've misinterpreted your question.

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    The one who is always active in the forum and the one who is well motivated. I think that is the one you are looking for to help you in some way.


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