Creating new threads in the forum
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Topic: Creating new threads in the forum
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.
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Top 10s and Lists
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This section is for creating polls on topics related to progressive music
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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.
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.
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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.
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