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    Thread: General Etiquette for Newbies

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      General Etiquette for Newbies

      General etiquette is to not comment on pricing. Its not cool to publicly comment on someone's asking price.

      General etiquette is to not to post off subject comments in peoples threads. If you have something to comment to a particular person, email, call or PM them.

      General etiquette is to not to call dibs and not show up or call. Dibs don't mean much if you have like 5 posts and never give your real name.

      General etiquette is to not to change screen names 5 or 6 times along the way. Um, I only know you as X2345_P..Huh?

      General etiquette is to not get discouraged and keep asking questions in the appropriate Forums.

      General etiquette is to USE the Private Message (PM) function for off subject questions...

      General etiquette is to post "First come First Served" when it applies so you don't have 5 people making plans to buy your one item. Good to leverage your sale, but not cool. If you don't care who you sell it to and its about the cash, say so.

      General etiquette is to NOT ask for a PIC when you have no intention of buying just because you are merely curious...

      General etiquette is to not go on a 2 hour tour of someone's house and tank only to lowball the seller at the last minute saying you only brought $12...

      General etiquette is to not expect a Seller to call you...if they have a good deal, you chase THEM down...posting your number means nothing to the guy selling something to get it out of there...

      General etiquette is to not openly whine when you have been on the board for less than 90 days and especially, don't diss the board owner or mods (hand that feeds you, appreciation, etc)...

      General etiquette is to not ask for a PIC of a common fish when you can google one out in 10 seconds.

      General etiquette can also = common sense of "class"

      Hint of the Year = Don't dibs something and then ask the seller to wait for a week or send you a PIC. If it is that good of a deal, send them an immediate PM (with your phone number) and negotiate a deal with the seller. Set a time to see the item as soon as possible. Sellers retain the right to sell their item at any time to anyone without recourse. Its their option and you need to respect that. Welcome to the www.

      If someone says email me, then email them, PMs might not mean anything if they are busy. There are lots of different sites out there. If they post a phone number, then dial it up immediately if its a good deal Don't post a reply with your number and say "call me" or "pm sent". Don't wait around for a PIC. Goggle it, get out your books and research it.

      If you have an opportunity to buy a fish from an Established Tank, by all means pay the couple of extra bucks and buy it. Fish from established tanks that are breaking down are always going to always have a higher chance of survival then the unknowns at the LFS. Fish go from who knows where to east coast, to west coast LA, to SD...

      Use the PM feature as much as you can and please keep off topic or personal comments to yourselfs.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yolo_062004
      General etiquette is to not comment on pricing.

      General etiquette is to not to post off subject comments in peoples threads.

      General etiquette is to not to call dibs and not show up or call.

      General etiquette is to not to change screen names 5 or 6 times along the way.

      General etiquette is to not get discouraged and keep asking questions in the appropriate Forums.

      General etiquette is to give your real name every now and then.

      General etiquette is...


      General etiquette is not to use foul language..

      General etiquette is not to make personal, racial, gender insults towards one another just because they don't agree with your views. We're all adults here..

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      Quote Originally Posted by yolo_062004

      General etiquette is to not get discouraged and keep asking questions in the appropriate Forums.
      er..."General etiquette is to not get discouraged, but rather to keep asking questions in the appropriate forum."

      General etiquette is to implement the 'search' tool before asking questions you think might have already been answered several times before.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DaChrisDude
      General etiquette is to implement the 'search' tool before asking questions you think might have already been answered several times before.
      er... General etiquette is to use the search tool before asking a question. Chances are that it's been answered before.

      General etiquette is to refrain from posting things like, "lol," and nothing more contributory.

      General eqituette is to keep your signature smaller than your post.

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      ...is to not post the same topic in multiple forums.

      ...is to share kick-ass frags with the rest of us

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      General etiquette is does not only apply to newbies

      General etiquette is to post your location if you are selling stuff
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      ... is to say Thank You when you have received the info or help you asked for in a thread.

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      general etiquette is if you are selling something, it would help to post a picture.

      general etiquette is......humor makes the world go round.....oh and so much easier

      general etiquette is, do NOT pull a "Luis", by hijacking a thread

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      general etiquette is putting something up for sale and actually answering PM's when someone wants to buy what you're selling.
      general etiquette is setting up a time and place to meet if you are trying to sell or trade something...

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      Quote Originally Posted by CNCreefer
      ... time and place to meet if you are trying to sell or trade something...
      ... and showing up to sell it.

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      general etiquette is to keep your personal issues and drama personal and not post it up for everyone to read
      Last edited by lucubrator; 02-28-2007 at 11:48 AM. Reason: referenced post removed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lucubrator
      General eqituette is to keep your signature smaller than your post.
      I agree... I hope this doesn't mean I have to keep typing to keep this post larger than mine... :-\


      This is a great resource thread, too.
      Last edited by Dakota; 02-28-2007 at 11:41 AM.

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      thought i would chime in on this one
      General etiquette is to update your post with what is sold or spoken for when selling multiple items so others dont have to scroll and try to figure out what is available or not.

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      General etiquette is to not post that you saw if at the LFS, unless they ask "does anyone know where to get....". That's not why we post it in the "Wanted section".
      We are all addicts and cruise the LFS on a regular basis, not to mention have complete stocking lists for each one at home...

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      General Etiquette is not to ask the seller to deliver the item you want or "Do you ever make it over to El Centro? If so Ill take it!!!"

      General Etiquette is not be be freaking to lazy to drive 20 minutes for a good deal on something you want
      Last edited by wickeddroptop; 03-16-2007 at 03:10 PM.

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