The ̶t̶h̶r̶e̶e̶ FOUR! most commonly broken / ignored forum rules!

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The ̶t̶h̶r̶e̶e̶ FOUR! most commonly broken / ignored forum rules!

#1 Post by Reef » 19 Jul 2016 13:46

If you've been directed here (had a link placed in a post of yours) then the chances are you've breached one of the ̶t̶h̶r̶e̶e̶ four most commonly broken forum rules, please take a minute to read this thread so as you don't unwittingly break any of these rules again, many thanks.

We have a new leader in the rule that is most often broken..

Images embedded (using the [ img ] tags) MUST BE NO LARGER than 960x960 pixels

So it stands to reason that your screenshot (which will match your screen resolution of 1024x768 or 2046x1024 or whatever your native screen resolution is set at) will need to be CROPPED either in an image editing program like photoshop or using an online feature provided by many file hosters like imgur.

If you post it and embed it and it is either longer than 960 or taller than 960 then the [ img ] tags will be removed and only the link will be left.

What I do is edit the screenshot and make a smaller resized copy of it, I then upload that and the original to imgur and do the following to create my own thumbnail..

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[url="This will link to the fullsize original image][img]This will be the smaller resized image that we'll use as a thumbnail[/img][/url]

and what you're left with is this...

Click on image for fullsize

Of course you can just use imgurs or other file hosters thumbnail feature if you prefer, that's up to you.

Rule that is next most often broken..

Do not quote the post directly prior to yours, use the [ PostReply ] button, DO NOT use the [ Quote ] button

Sometimes you need to direct your answer to a specific member, the easiest way to achieve that without breaking any forum rules is to use the @ symbol followed by the members name, for example if I was replying to something Cadde said then I'd simply put..

@Cadde, yeah I agree, blah blah.. and so on.

Third most broken rule..

Do not double post, edit the last post you made if it is the last post in that thread.

This creates extra work for the forum staff that then have to clean up the threads later, we have to copy your second (and sometimes third) post and then paste that into the first post, or would you prefer we made life easier on ourselves and just deleted the double and triple posts? Either way double/triple posting is against the forum rules so please don't do it! (exception to the rule is Mod author threads and Screenshot threads but only by those threads authors)

Fourth most broken rule..

Do not use the attachment feature as a personal image hoster, it is only to be used for reporting bugs in either ETS2, ATS or any other SCS software title and only then on an unmodded clean profile.

We all have images we wish to share, some more than others, but please use a dedicated image hoster and NOT the forums attachment feature, I always use imgur, it is free, easy to use (literally drag your image onto the page to upload it), has many features like cropping, editing, resizing and thumbnails, and best of all it's completely 100% free!

Of course there are other image hosters available too and probably a few of them are also free to some extent (some require upgrading to a paid subscription to benefit from all their features) just Google search and find the one you want.

So please, just take two minutes to review the entire forum rules here >>>>

One final note:

If you see either of these or any other rules being breached just submit a report (it's the [!] button at the bottom right of every post) no need to post in the thread about it, just report and leave it for the moderation team to sort out, also don't abuse the report feature, I had one today that simply said "Takes him forever to update this thing." :roll:

Last edited by Reef on 27 Jul 2017 20:42, edited 3 times in total.
Reason: Added another "most commonly broken" rule.. *sigh*
True enlightenment is the realisation that 90% of the people on the internet do not in fact possess a sense of humour..

Please read this.. Or ignore it.. Up to you.. > viewtopic.php?f=3&t=213689


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