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Old 23rd Feb 2009, 18:09   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: England
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Please read through the threads below before you post.

Nearly every thread in this forum contains questions that have been asked - and answered - many times before.

It may be a new topic to you but a little research here will allow you to refine and focus your posts in the forum.

I have tried to bring together a number of common threads in the same way that my colleague Scroggs did above but these are current threads and hopefully I will be able to keep the content fresh.

They may contain old posts but these are left there deliberately because their message hasn't changed

Before we start, let's set out some posting rules and guidelines. Some are covered in the neat little animated video in the 'Some Posting Guidelines' link below, but we know lots of you won't bother to click on that, so read this instead:

Unlike me, don't post in bold letters, OR IN CAPITALS for a complete post.
Both are unnecessarily aggressive, and capitals come over like shouting. You will upset people and therefore are unlikely to get the answer you want - before we delete the post!

If you Private Message (PM) someone, they will get an e-mail warning them of your PM. Do not clutter up the threads with 'Check your PMs' posts; they are superfluous. If someone hasn't responded to your PM, they are either away or they don't want to respond. You can try e-mail, but keep your private conversations private.

Do not quote the entire post above yours. We can all read, and it is extremely annoying to read each post in a thread twice when each poster has quoted the post above. If we find this occurring, we will edit the quotes out. So don't waste your and our time.

Do not mention names that are not in the public domain. You come here in the knowledge that you are protected by your anonymity. Give others the courtesy of maintaining theirs. There is rarely a need to name anyone who isn't already well known.

Do not post allegations, about any individual or organisation, that you cannot substantiate from your own personal experience. If we feel you have done so, we will remove your post and ask you to reveal to us your identity and contact details. That way, if any legal action results from your allegations, we can point the lawyers at the right person - we're not taking the heat for you!

Do not start a new topic about a subject that is likely to have been covered many times before. If it isn't linked to in this post, do a search using the Search dialogue linked to at the top of every page on PPRuNe. Underneath the text box is the phrase 'Advanced Search'; click on this to get the full power of the PPRuNe search engine. Be advised, however, that the search engine cannot look for terms of three letters or less so, for example, don't search for 'BGS', search for 'Bristol Ground School'. (A way round this is to use a proprietry search engine such as Google and include PPRuNe in the search: "BGS PPRuNe").

Do not take topics off in a new direction. If a topic reminds you that you have a question or a point to make about a related subject, do a search and see if your question or point has been made before. If not, start a new topic. If you're not sure if you're going off-topic, have a look back at the first post on the thread. If your post isn't directly related to it, you're drifting.


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