The Flat Earth Society

The Flat Earth Society => Suggestions & Concerns => Topic started by: Pete Svarrior on May 02, 2019, 05:36:29 PM

Title: Suggestion: Adjust Rule 5 to reflect new forum structure
Post by: Pete Svarrior on May 02, 2019, 05:36:29 PM
5. Post in the appropriate forum

Read each forum's description and ask yourself if your thread fits. Have a question about Flat Earth Theory? Post it in Flat Earth Q&A. Want to talk about Breaking Bad? That goes in Arts & Entertainment. Have casual discussion in The Lounge and rant about how your day went in Angry Ranting. If you have a suggestion or a concern to do with the forum, such as possible improvements or bugs, post it in Suggestions & Concerns—we'd appreciate it! See? That wasn't so hard.
[emphasis mine]

Hopefully a straight-forward one: I propose that we should make a minor adjustment to the body of rule 5 to no longer refer to "Flat Earth Q&A". Given that there is some occasional confusion about the upper fora's respective purposes (and, anecdotally, it doesn't look like everyone is reading the "read before posting" threads before posting), we could consider going further and providing a short description of each board directly in the rule, providing links to the extended descriptions.
Title: Re: Suggestion: Adjust Rule 5 to reflect new forum structure
Post by: WellRoundedIndividual on May 02, 2019, 05:58:46 PM
I am not sure that adding any of that will help. I personally have read the "read before posting," but I am not sure the people who consistently post crap in the wrong places are really going to take heed to any of the forum rules. There will always be moronic high schoolers or people of that maturity level posting crap where it does not belong.

However, in the sake of clarity, repetition, and the like - it would probably be helpful to have the rules or purpose of each forum posted in one area, and possibly a link to that condensed section posted in each forum. A single source of information that is concise and clear is better than multiple, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Suggestion: Adjust Rule 5 to reflect new forum structure
Post by: junker on May 02, 2019, 06:04:34 PM
Yes to updating the description to reflect the removal of Q&A.

Title: Re: Suggestion: Adjust Rule 5 to reflect new forum structure
Post by: Parsifal on May 03, 2019, 08:08:37 AM
Yes to updating the description to reflect the removal of Q&A.

Yeah, this much seems like a no-brainer.