New members: It is customary to offer up a drink to everyone on the board with your first post.
PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF BOOZE, DO NOT REPLY TO SPAM THREADS. NO MATTER HOW WITTY YOU THINK YOUR RESPONSE IS, IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE THE THREAD WILL BE DELETED POST-HASTE.
1.) It really isn't necessary to quote everyone within a thread. If your post is pertinent to the last post, just quote the last post. That's what baby jesus made delete and backsapce keys for. Also try not to quote long posts. Quoting the sentence, phrase of paragraph to which you wish to reply is quite sufficient. If we aren't sure as to what you are refering, we can go back and read the original post.
2.) If you want to talk about your pets, cars, sports team, go to the thread called Not Booze Related.
2a.) This board is not an AOL chatroom. Please do not include "LOLZZZ!!!' in your posts. We aren't grammar Nazis, but please be able to express yourself with the written word.
2b.) FKR actually pays for us to be able to hold this free discourse; so before you post something offensive, ask yourself "Would I behave like this in front of a guy that just bought me a drink?"
3.) There are other forums within this BBS. Try exploring them every now and then. They won't bite.
4.) Try not to open a new thread every time a new thought enters your head. It uses up space and will cause a crash. Furthermore, there is probably an extant thread on the topic already. We have search capability.
5.) We are here to support the magazine, not vice-versa.
6.) We have this handy feature called PM. It means Personal Message. It is where comments that are directed at only one other poster should go.
7.) The moderators are not here to be villains. We're here to make the board more efficient and accessible to all users. We also enjoy participating as posters, when we're posting in an official capacity we will let you know.
8.) Humour is great but only if it is funny. Calling another poster names or antagonising people and then pleading, "It was a joke." will win no favours.
9.) Please try to give a hint as to the nature of any site to which a link is posted. It makes all the difference. Make sure that you preface it with NSFW if it runs toward the racy side.
10.) Do not post on spam threads as you may be disappointed when your pearls of wisdom are lost when that thread is deleted. It also saves your friendly neighbourhood moderators a deal of headache and moral dilemma.
11.) Remember that this is an international forum and we would like to attract posters from all over the globe (see point number five).
12.) Ok...ok...We get it...Canadians speak funny, Brits have bad teeth, Aussies all wear hats with corks attached and have a best friend called Skippy. Enough. It isn't about me v. you, it is about us versus them; the killjoys, the buzzkills, MADD, The Anti-Saloon League, those bastards out there! Let's not lose sight of that.
13) Word of mouth works. If a thread appeals to you, e-mail a link to your friends (and, remembering point number five, be sure to mention the parent site; http://www.drunkard.com ). The more we can recruit, the harder it will be for the Volsteaders to take away our booze.
14.) Try replacing the "I'm off to the bar"/"I'm so wasted" threads with details of things that happened during your time away from the computer.
15.) Regarding "chat" threads, please see point number four.
16.) If your thread gets deleted, it was for a reason. Get over it and move on. This is not a democracy. You have no right to free speech here. Actions taken by moderators will please some and peeve others. Additionally, unanswered threads and old threads will be deleted due to limited server space. So please don't take it personally.
17.) No matter what you may think, the moderators are happy to answer any and all questions and address any and all complaints or concerns. We really are trying to make the board a better place for all of you. Pursue this avenue first.
18.) If you absolutely feel that your post should be stickied, do not make it a limitless sticky. Go for a maximum of 30 days; 7-14 days really should be ample. Posts that are still stickied after 30 days, for no good reason; will be de-stickied and left to sink or swim on their own merits.
19) Rape "jokes" and general misogyny will be dealt with harshly, as will rascism, homophobia and unpleasantness. You have been warned.
20) Please do not sign in as "Hidden"; it doesn't work, anyway, because, these days, your avatar will display that you are online, plus it makes everyone suspicious (and we are striving for Drunkard Unity, after all).
I am not trying to come over all heavy, here. I am just pleading for you to remember what this board is all about and the reason that it was set up in the first place.
Please feel free to debate these suggestions on the commentary thread.
Thank you for your time.
Last edited by Barca 02/14/07