As you may have noticed, General Chat has now become General Discussions. Please take a minute to read the new guidelines below.
If you have any comments or burning issues that you feel must be addressed, then please, let me know
General Discussions Forum guidelines
General Discussions is a place for you to chew the fat, cogitate and chat about topics that don’t really fit elsewhere within SitePoint Forums.
It’s a place where active discussion is encouraged on most subjects although no politics or religious discussion is allowed.
To maintain a healthy discussion and get away from the stale odour of ripe spam or the tepid waters of account priming we are introducing some guidelines.
If you start a thread in General Discussion then you should at least tell us why and give the discussion a starting point!
For example instead of posting - “Who is your favourite singer…” and then nothing else, tell us who YOUR favourite singer is and WHY.
We prefer threads vaguely related to computers/web/design/development etc, if they aren’t but are still entertaining, thought provoking or useful then they can stay!
After all we aren’t setting out any sad, hippy laws or running a totalitarian state
Games threads are actively encouraged too; some of the best General Discussion threads are games.
Example True or False
Please, no garbage threads. I dont care if your butt looks big or a naff jacket for your wife ended up in the divorce courts!
A good example of a garbage thread would be this one: Best day of your life?. The original poster has posed the question with no real intent and never returned to the thread to discuss any replies, nor did they give an example of their best day or explain why.
If you post like that then it will be removed.
I have decided now that we can happily live without the “What’s your favourite …” threads too so please don’t start any of those.
I believe HTML5 and CSS3 are enough now for you to make it interesting for a general topic on a tech forum, and still be able to talk about your hobby: solving and excelling at solving the Rubik’s cube.
Any type of topic is welcome except for political and religious discussions which are not allowed in the forums.
Personally, I hate threads like “your favourite…” but even those are accepted if you explain the reasons.
As an example, saying “my favourite song is the_name_of_song_here” is not good. Much better is saying “my favourite song is the_name_of_song_here because it was the song that I litsened when I was doing this and that and reminds me of…” or “because I love the sound of this and that instrument”, etc.
I completely agree with you , we should post some real things , so that our post will be of great help for others , fake post is disgusting at some point , so i request everyone to put up true facts and figures.