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Postby ColinB » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:02 am

I think I saw something recently about plans to display some guidelines about using the forum and how to post a query . There does seem to have been an increase in ne w members posting queries with virtually no information , no dates , places etc , and expecting us to do all the work of tracing the individuals before we can even begin to address their query. I for one would really welcome the idea of guidlines as I am getting a little tired of having to point out that I am not psychic !

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Re: Forum Guidelines

Postby ksouthall » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:24 pm

I agree with Colin. It also appears that some people post queries without doing any research themselves first.
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Re: Forum Guidelines

Postby ritah » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:39 pm

I completely agree. I am unable to spend the time I used to on the forum but when I am able to come back to it I notice that often the type of query is very vague. Perhaps those who use social networks expect instant answers but as we know that isn't possible.

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Re: Forum Guidelines

Postby ColinB » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:43 am

I think you are right about the instant answers , Ritah. I've just had a PM from another regular on the same subject. Perhaps some action will be taken soon.

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Re: Forum Guidelines

Postby Jon Bauckham » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:32 am

Hi Colin,

I actually wrote up some forum rules and a 'getting started' guide last week, but I've just had some trouble 'stickying' them to our homepage. I hope to have them online over the next couple of days.

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Re: Forum Guidelines

Postby Jon Bauckham » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:49 am

Hello,

Community guidelines can now be found along with a step-by-step guide to posting here.

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Re: Forum Guidelines

Postby ColinB » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:52 am

Thanks very much for this Jon. I'm sure it will help.

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Re: Forum Guidelines

Postby ritah » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:41 pm

Hello Jon

This all looks very user friendly, let's keep our fingers crossed!

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