The boss started [url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/newbie-faq/26512/1 tread[/url] in the feedback forum.
I think it’s a good idea. Some newbies don’t even know how to use the quote buttons. Aside from all the necessary things one needs to know to post on Forumosa, the Newbie FAQ could also have some answers to some more difficult questions newbies may ask themselves. I used to have a lot of questions as a newbee and I plan to contribute in that thread to highlight some of them old queries.
A while back, someone started a thread called “what makes a good poster?” Two things were omnipresent in most replies. A post has to be concise and a poster has to be consistent. In this thread, I’d like your opinions as to what makes a good post, not a good poster.
I’m not sure what kind of responses this thread will receive but maybe if we can come up with enough insights, it could become a link in the newbie FAQ. “What constitutes a good post” would be the link title obviously. Something a newbie could read to have a better idea of how to go about contributing constructively to the many threads.
Personally, I think there are different kinds of good posts.
1-Informative: When someone asks a question and you know the answer. Always a good post.
2-Helpful: Someone needs help, advice and you respond with good intentions.
3-Supportive: Someone posts a good post and you praise their contribution.
4-Funny posts: We all need to laugh.
5-Courageous: When you share something about yourself that many wouldn’t dare to. Always nice to know who are these people we interact with.
6-Thoughtful: When you put some perspective into a thread that is heading in the wrong direction.
Please feel free to comment or add to the above list.
I think the tone in a post is one of the most important thing as “it’s not what you say but how you say it” that often matters. We all know that.
How would you react to your own words if they were directed at you? Think about that before you post and you’ve already got a head-start to becoming a respected member of this community.
Thanks in advance,