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Poor bulletin board etiquette includes -

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:15 pm
by The_KNEEguru
Advertising - overtly displaying links to commercial sites or products

Solicitation - covertly trying to direct a user to become a customer of another user or their organisation

Spamming - posting unsolicited links, usually in bulk, to direct users to other sites usually for commercial purposes

Link planting - sneaking links into a profile signature to build incoming links to your own site

Multiple accounts - having more than one username on the same bulletin board

Venting and ranting - going to a bulletin board just to let off steam

Trolling - posting comments to annoy people and get an argument going for their own sadistic pleasure

Vigilantism - self appointed bulletin board 'policeman', without authority

Power-posting - posting empty or worthless comments


Help-vampirism -always appealing for help without doing any research

Bumping - adding a comment to your own thread to bump it back to the top of the list ("Bring Up My Post")

"Necro-Bumping" - posting a comment in a very old thread that is no longer active

Cross-posting - posting the same message in different parts of the site, hoping to attract a response

Mis-placed posting - not taking care to put your topic into the correct section

Hjacking - when a poster turns the conversation away from the original topic and its original intent is lost

Flaming - angry comments or verbal insults aimed at another member or the content of a post

Flamewarring - users flaming each other in a thread

Mailbombing - flooding someone's personal message box

Inappropriate content posting - posting pornography, or controversial topics such as inappropriate racial, nationalistic, political, sexist or religious comments