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General Category => Welcome New Users! Read 1st please. => Topic started by: Laura Mabee on January 29, 2005, 10:29:38 AM

Title: Posting and You!
Post by: Laura Mabee on January 29, 2005, 10:29:38 AM
I found this earlier today and I thought it would be a good thing to post.
It's kinda silly:

Posting And You! (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting.php)
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Helen_Azar on January 29, 2005, 10:35:10 AM
Thanks, Laura, it's priceless  ;D  ;D! Now I hope everyone else looks at it too  ;).  

Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 29, 2005, 11:16:49 AM
3 cheers ! Should be required reading. [Actually I wish I had seen it before I started posting- "search"-duh ?]
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Forum Admin on January 29, 2005, 11:19:15 AM
Bravo! Huzzah!!! Must reading/watching for everyone!!
And a good laugh to boot.
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: moonlight_tsarina on February 01, 2005, 12:23:11 PM
Lol, funny!  ;D

I have a question...how do you become a "Palace Member"
??
It shows your status under the "Members" section, and people who only have 2 posts are palace members!

??? ??? ???
Please help!!
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Forum Admin on February 01, 2005, 12:30:45 PM
Palace Member is generally reserved for either people who have been working with us for many years or those people who have demonstrated a long term use of the forum and contribute alot.  It is something that Bob and/or I decide on ourselves.

That said, there is a glitch in the software that no one can seem to debug, that some registered users still can't see all of the forum sections. The only cure seems to be if I make them Palace Members. So a user has a problem seeing the "General" section of the forum, they can ask me to fix that, which I do by making them a "palace member". So, either, the person with only 2 posts is someone we have known for a long time, or they wrote me as they couldn't see that section.
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Laura Mabee on February 02, 2005, 06:44:31 PM
Wow! I didn't know that. I feel special now  ;D
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Laura Mabee on May 16, 2005, 02:54:32 PM
I'm really starting to think we should sticky this!
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: moonlight_tsarina on May 17, 2005, 12:40:37 PM
Why?
I really am asking, I'm not being sarcastic...Lol

Yet another question, why/how does a thread qualify to become "sticky"?


???
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Forum Admin on May 17, 2005, 12:46:10 PM
I make it "sticky".
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Laura Mabee on May 26, 2005, 02:05:36 AM
Why?

It seems there have been a lot of new users as of late who are doing everything but reading the rules. If they will at least take fives minutes out of their time to watch this, maybe they'll learn some internet etiquette before making the boards any more messy then they already are.

Making it a sticky will have it at the top, where most new users will see it and click it, that way, general rules are outlined. So my question is.. why not?
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on June 22, 2005, 09:09:10 PM
Haha, I LOVE that little video, and I too wish I had seen it before I started posting (quick and simple) wow, after seeing it, I have come to the conclusion that I was a poster's worst nightmare.

I agree, everyone should see this just to avoid "stickiness" of any sort...

-Dana :)
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: RealAnastasia on June 25, 2005, 06:09:37 PM
Great, Laura Mabee! I laughed a lot reading it, and of course I learn a great deal too. I will think TWICE before posting or starting a new thread.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Margarita Markovna on June 25, 2005, 10:18:03 PM
This is great! I made all my friends watch it too...
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: lexi4 on June 25, 2005, 11:07:11 PM
Wow! That was great. I am guilty of all the above. Glad you posted that.
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: PssMarieAmelie on July 07, 2005, 03:34:09 AM
HAHA......that was heaps good....I found "Yes and No" more funnier though.
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: scothistle on October 08, 2005, 11:37:54 AM
It was great Laura,I really liked the "lunchtime Mama" at the end with the apron and the spatula,Great!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: julia.montague on October 13, 2005, 06:06:38 AM
This is great!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Laura Mabee on October 13, 2005, 08:31:41 AM
I'm glad this is still a popular watch. I really enjoyed this when I came across it myself  ;D
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on November 04, 2005, 03:45:55 PM
Hilarious!! Quote:Whose yo Mama?" unqoute.
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Faberge on January 24, 2006, 10:31:24 AM
The music was ripping. Please direct me to The Steam Forum without further ado. ;)
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Sarushka on January 31, 2006, 09:42:11 AM
I got this on a listserve, but it applies to forums, too.  ;D
********************************
How many listserv members does it take to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the
light bulb could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

53 to flame the spell checkers

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ..another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 "experts" who claim *they* were in the industry, and that
"light bulb" is perfectly correct

109 to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please
take this discussion to a lightbulb group

111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light
bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group

306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where
to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for
this technique, and what brands are faulty

27 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the
corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's which make light
bulbs relevant to this group

33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including
all headers and signatures - adding "Me too!"

12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they
cannot handle the light bulb controversy

19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three!"

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ

44 to ask what is a "FAQ"

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

143 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting
questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now, starting the discussion all over again.
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Laura Mabee on January 31, 2006, 11:34:46 AM
 ;D ;D
Oh Sarushka! That had me laughing out loud!
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Jay on April 21, 2006, 08:31:19 PM
Quote
I got this on a listserve, but it applies to forums, too.  ;D
********************************
How many listserv members does it take to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the
light bulb could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

53 to flame the spell checkers

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ..another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 "experts" who claim *they* were in the industry, and that
"light bulb" is perfectly correct

109 to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please
take this discussion to a lightbulb group

111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light
bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group

306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where
to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for
this technique, and what brands are faulty

27 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the
corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's which make light
bulbs relevant to this group

33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including
all headers and signatures - adding "Me too!"

12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they
cannot handle the light bulb controversy

19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three!"

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ

44 to ask what is a "FAQ"

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

143 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting
questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now, starting the discussion all over again.



 ;DThat was too funny!!! That's why I'm doing all that I can to be a good and decent member.
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Jay on April 21, 2006, 08:41:47 PM
 ::)Thankyou Laura. That was a big help!! Especially to a new member like myself. It was really enlightening. Other new members should consider previewing your video as well.
Title: Re: New to Alexander Palace
Post by: avaava203 on July 01, 2006, 06:20:23 PM
Hello to all!
I am a new user of Alexander Palace Time Machine. I was surfing the web for 2 days on and off to find  books which I could use to closer identify two Pavel Bure watches of the Russian Imperial court and looking for Faberge jewellery book. I hope I am posting this messge right and that someone will leave a response to my question.
I am also very interested in knowing more about the Romanovs and the history of the  Russian Imperial Court. It is shameful that such horrible murder of the Romanov family took place, especially when they were waiting for help which was turned back just to let them perish.
Please respond,
avaava203
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 01, 2006, 06:35:20 PM
Dearest Avaava203,
Welcome to the board! I would recommend watching the little video at the beginning of this thread, as it might help you with the basic rules and ideas for any forum. Here (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting.php) is a quick link to it.
As to help in identifying Pavel Bure watches or talking about Faberge jewellery, I would recommend posting a topic in the Imperial Russian Antiques (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/YaBB.cgi?board=antiques). Good luck with your search.  :)
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: Kurt Steiner on February 03, 2007, 04:06:08 AM
First of all, I must say "hello", as I'm a new member ;D. And I should add that I'm one of those who forget to read the rules first, as our admins know by now  :-[

I should add that this thread is simply great, and that one is never too old to learn a bit. Well, I hope that I'll be fast to learn the lessons and to behave properly.
Title: Hello Group
Post by: Dwightzery on February 27, 2017, 05:12:39 AM
Hello,
 
I'm the new guy. I justed wanted to say hello to the group in hopes of making new buddies.
I hope everybody is doing well and I'm looking forward to great debates within the site.
Have a wonderful day!(http://www.xdreamsx100.site/images/happy.jpeg)(http://www.xdreamsx100.site/images/happy.jpeg)
Title: Hello Group
Post by: Dwightzery on February 27, 2017, 05:26:13 AM
Hello,
 
I'm the new guy. I justed wanted to say hello to the group in hopes of making new freinds.
I hope everyone is doing well and I'm looking forward to great debates within the site.
Have a happy day!(http://www.xdreamsx100.site/images/happy.jpeg)(http://www.xdreamsx100.site/images/happy.jpeg)
Title: Hello Group
Post by: Dwightzery on February 27, 2017, 05:29:05 AM
Hello,
 
I'm the newbie. I justed wanted to say hi to the group in hopes of making new freinds.
I hope everybody is doing great and I'm looking forward to great discussions within the site.
Have a wonderful day!(http://www.xdreamsx100.site/images/happy.jpeg)(http://www.xdreamsx100.site/images/happy.jpeg)
Title: Re: Posting and You!
Post by: wakas on February 27, 2017, 12:54:49 PM
Hi there ;) welcome on board, it's great to see new members here. The forum is getting so quiet,almost like it's dead.

Hope you'll have a ball hanging around ! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by PM.