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    Posted: October 14 2005 at 14:24

Creating new threads in the forum

The facility to create new threads in the forum is available to logged on all members. Before starting a new thread though, please check to see whether there might already be a thread on the same topic. If there is, it is usually better to continue the discussion there. The forum has a powerful search facility which will assist you in your search.

Try to make the first post in a new thread as interesting and thought provoking as possible. Check that your post makes sense, and is not ambiguous. The most successful threads are those which get people talking in a constructive way.

Once you have established that your topic is worthy of a new thread, you need to identify where to post it. Below is a guide to where different types of threads should be opened. YOU MUST ENSURE YOU MAKE A REASONABLE EFFORT TO IDENTIFY THE CORRECT SECTION FOR YOUR THREAD. Any members who persistently create threads in the wrong sections (especially those erroneously placed in the "Prog Music Lounge") will receive a warning.

The title you give to your thread is very important, and should be carefully considered. The thread title is most commonly used when members are performing searches. For example, someone searching for threads about GENESIS would not find your thread listed in the search results if it was entitled "Foxtrot". By calling the thread "Foxtrot by Genesis" however, both the band and the album would be found. Likewise, refer to bands such as Dream Theater by their full names, not as DT.

 

Progressive music lounges

Prog Music lounge
This section is for general discussions about Progressive music. Unless and until an artist is included in Prog Archives, they are not considered to be "prog". In other words, discussions in "Prog Music Lounge" should only be about groups/music currently included in Prog Archives, or about progressive music in general. If you wish to suggest a band for inclusion in the site, see "Suggest new Bands" below. For discussions on all other types of music see the "General music discussions" section below.
N.B. In terms of the incorrect posting of threads, this is the most widely abused section of the forum. Please make sure you only create threads in this section which directly relate to Prog music.

Prog bands, artists and genres appreciation
Discuss specific prog bands and their members or a specific sub-genre.
 
Prog Recommendations and Featured Albums
This section is for discussing and/or recommending specific prog albums. It should also be used if you are seeking recommendations.
 
Top 10s and Lists
This section is for listing your favourite bands, albums, etc. Threads which involve making lists with minimal discussion should be placed here.
 
Prog Polls
This section is for creating polls on topics related to progressive music
 
Prog Blogs
This section is for Prog related Blogs. The BLOG can be about anything you wish, as long as it is a) a BlLOG, and b) to do with prog. Only original BLOGs should be posted, not links to BLOGS on other sites.
 
Interviews
Interviews with people from the world of Prog by site members. Why not contact a prog artists whose work appeals to you, with a view to interviewing them for the site?
 
Live Prog Performance Reviews
Been to a gig recently? Post a review of it here! Reviews of gigs from the past are also welcomed.
 
Prog Books and Miscellaneous reviews
This section is for reviews of prog related books, memorabilia, etc. If you wish to contribute an review, please advise a member of the admin team.
 
Prog Events
This section is for letting people know about an upcoming live show, tour, or other prog related events. Note that reviews of live performances should be placed in the "Live Performance Reviews" section (see above). Please do not abuse this section by posting multiple threads on the same event.
 
Prog News
This section is for letting people know about a new or upcoming prog album, DVD, interview, press releases, etc. It should also be used for reporting news about prog artists, and other prog people. Please note that the thread should actually include the news, and not simply link to it elsewhere and please do not abuse this section by posting multiple threads on the same or similar topic.
 
News from Official Prog Suppliers
A place for retailers to use to advertise their products.
 
Prog Tribute bands and Prog Radio
Post all news and discussions about prog tribute bands here. In addtion, news about prog radio stations, including forthcoming events, should appear here too. 
 
Unsigned bands
A place for new prog bands with no official releases to publicise themselves.
 
Suggest Bands and Albums
This section is for suggesting and classifying bands and albums you think should be included on Prog Archives

Other music related lounges

Proto-Prog and Prog-Related Lounge
This section is for discussing bands listed on the site who are classified as being in either of these categories.

General Music discussions
Discuss and create polls about classical, classic rock, country, etc. This section is also for discussions which involve a cross section of music which might include prog.
 
Tech Talk
Discuss musical instruments, equipment, hi-fi, speakers, vinyl, etc.
 
Music and Musicians Exchange
This section allows Musicians to talk in technical terms to each other, and to discuss matters of mutual interest. You can also provide links to original music for feedback from members.
 
Get the Word Out
This section allows you to talk about your own project(s) and/or get feedback. (see also the "Music and Musicians Exchange"). You can also promote your website, concert, book CD, etc.

Site News, Newbies, Help and Improvements

Internal News
Here you can stay informed about the latest updates regarding the site

Welcome Newbies
This section is for new members to introduce themselves to everyone and tell us what artists brought you here. Its also allow current members to welcome newbies, and get to know them.

Welcome Artists
This section is for bands and artists who have become forum members to introduce themselves. Post some youtube links, your band website, or any other promotional material. We're happy to have you!

Help us to improve the site
Here you can help us improve the forums, and the site as a whole by offering comments, suggestions, feedback, etc.
 
Report errors & omissions
If you notice an error or an omission in a band profile or album page, please tell us our dedicated E&O team so they can fix it. Please note that forum members CANNOT create new threads in this forum as all the threads you need should already exist.
 
Report bugs here
Here you can help us improve the site from a technical point of view. If you notice something which is not working, broken links, etc., report it here.
 
Report abuse here
Let us know about inappropriate reviews, posts, PMs etc. Please note however that it is often better to deal with the matter confidentially, rather than "going public". Please read the section on "Sniping" in the site rules before posting to this section.
 
Topics not related to music
General discussions
Discuss any topic at all that is not music-related. N.B. the site rules still apply in this section.
 
General Polls
Create a poll about any topic at all that is not music-related. N.B. the site rules still apply in this section.
 
Just for Fun
This section is for participating in trivia and knowledge games, sharing jokes, etc.
 
I have a question for you......?
Got a question about anything? Post it here in a new thread. If you can help answer an existing question, post your answer in the appropriate thread. 

Useful threads

To report an inappropriate review:
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=28343

Site rules and guidelines
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13083

Frequently asked questions
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13080

Legal Notice
http://www.progarchives.com/Legalnotice.asp



Edited by Andy Webb - April 06 2015 at 20:50
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