Coffeehouse Thread

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point me to posting guidelines

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  • Jason818

    Can some one point me to the coffeehouse posting guidelines. I would like to post here but don't want to have my post locked or deleted. Thanks.

  • Sven Groot

    The link is at the bottom of the page: Code of Conduct.

  • Blue Ink

    @Jason818: you can find links to the Code of Conduct and Terms of Use at the bottom of this page. The link to Common Sense is currently missing, but you can just use your own instead Smiley

     

     

  • TheJoe

    , Blue Ink wrote

    @Jason818: you can find links to the Code of Conduct and Terms of Use at the bottom of this page. The link to Common Sense is currently missing, but you can just use your own instead Smiley

     

     

    I see what you did there...

  • Jason818

    Thank you people. I wasn't sure if there was more than that.

    I posted something a couple of days ago and it was deleted. But it did not infringe on the code of conduct. I thought the coffeehouse forum was where we chat and share things.  I'll try posting it again and see what happens. Maybe it falls under that Common Sense button that is missing. Ill find out soon.

  • Sven Groot

    One thing to keep in mind if you're new here is that this site attracts quite a lot of spammers sometimes. Therefore, if you're not a known name and post something that even vaguely looks like it could possibly be spam, some of the mods might be a bit trigger happy. Wink

  • Sven Groot

    Posting links to free online courses is definitely spam.

  • MasterPi

    , Jason818 wrote

    Thank you people. I wasn't sure if there was more than that.

    I posted something a couple of days ago and it was deleted. But it did not infringe on the code of conduct. I thought the coffeehouse forum was where we chat and share things.  I'll try posting it again and see what happens. Maybe it falls under that Common Sense button that is missing. Ill find out soon.

    What did you post?

  • MasterPi

    , Sven Groot wrote

    Posting links to free online courses is definitely spam.

    ...unless there's context attached. For example, pointing out Erik Meijer's course on Coursera would be entirely relevant here for many reasons (thougj, actually a lot of postings would end up less spammish if presented in a way that promotes discussion).

  • Dr Herbie

    As one of the mods here I generally perform a web search on the first paragraph of any post that looks meaningless or is not remotely related to what this forum is about -- if I find that paragraph verbatim on other pages I assume it is some sort of SOA poisoning of keyword playing and I delete it as spam.

    However, if there is the tiniest possibility that it is a genuine post I tend to leave them.

    Posts containing a direct link to another site/product without any sign of personal 'talking' I generally regard as link spam.  If it's someone's first post, I assume it was a drive-by link spam.

    I don't remember deleting any posts from you, but then I can barely remember what day of the week it is. Sorry if it was me, glad you stuck around so we know who you are.

    I've always thought it a good idea when you're new on a forum is to lurk for a bit and then post on existing threads, or start a thread introducing yourself, before leaping in to create new threads with external links, otherwise there is a tendency for regulars to think 'who is this guy and what does he want from us?'.

    Welcome to the Coffeehouse, it's an interesting place to talk once the natives have accepted you as one of their own. Wink

     

    Herbie

  • GoddersUK

    , Blue Ink wrote

    @Jason818: you can find links to the Code of Conduct and Terms of Use at the bottom of this page. The link to Common Sense is currently missing, but you can just use your own instead Smiley

    This makes a pretty good substitute for the common sense link.

    , Sven Groot wrote

    some of the mods might be a bit trigger happy. Wink

    Yes, one of them locked a potentially very edifying thread with a challenging looking riddle in it the other day... Wink

  • blowdart

    , GoddersUK wrote

    Yes, one of them locked a potentially very edifying thread with a challenging looking riddle in it the other day... Wink

    When I'm back next year I am going to track you down ...

  • Jason818

    Thanks Herbie for your suggestions. A little about my self. I used to visit channel nine back when some guy named Robert scoble was posting videos, after him came Charles. I always enjoyed bill hills videos about tracking animals in the wild and how it was relevant to typography. There was some Canadian graphic artist who would always post in the coffeehouse. But I don't see him around here any where. I'm not sure why I stopped visiting a few years ago. I come back and the sites conversation is much more technical than it was back then. but maybe that's just me.

    Thanks MasterPi. I posted a link to an on line course funded by Bill Gates. I wont post the link now that I know its regarded as spam. You can look it up under big history project. I liked the course and thought it might have something to add to the conversation here. It has a section about human development and technology. It references shared learning, the internet and what the future might be like. How does technology play a role in the next stage of the world and universe? That's all.

  • kettch

    @Jason818: I don't think the link itself was considered spam, merely the delivery method. Like MasterPi says, there needs to be some context attached. If people know who you are, and know you're a source of good stuff, you can get away with a bit more. It's no problem to post a link, just add some commentary about why you think it's something the Niners would be interested in.

    Oh, and welcome back!

  • MasterPi

    , Jason818 wrote

    There was some Canadian graphic artist who would always post in the coffeehouse.

    And he still does. Tongue Out

    , Jason818 wrote

    Thanks MasterPi. I posted a link to an on line course funded by Bill Gates. I wont post the link now that I know its regarded as spam.

     

    I'm not sure why that would get deleted, unless that is all you posted. I think the key is, we want to start threads to promote conversation. You should post it again with a snippet describing it.

  • Charles

    Implicit guidelines are very straightforward:

    1. Be nice.
    2. Be respectful.
    3. Be helpful.
    4. Be thoughful.
    5. Keep on posting.

    C

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