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Arkadia Forum Rules Discussion

Discussion in 'Forum Rules' started by Snape, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    The FORUM RULES are finally up. Please read them carefully and provide feedback here.

    Thankyou in advance.
     
  2. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Wow coulda saved alotta space there simply by posting a quote from Bill and Ted...

    "Be Excellent to one another."

    8=}}
     
  3. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Hahahahha that's one of our team values where I work, direct from the movie... hahahha!
     
  4. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Can't have one without the other - Party on Dudes!

    BTW, Fixed ;)
     
  5. Xandra

    Xandra Active Member Pro Users

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    Question about §4, Images

    Hi,

    the rule says:
    I'm not sure how to interpret this. For example, recently I posted in the testing forum, here and here. It is about spreadsheet data, and because .csv isn't available in both gallery nor attachments I used dropdox. For the .csv as well as the preview .png.

    Question now, how to understand this §4:

    [ ] You are not allowed to link outside (to pics on other forums, to files at filehosters etc.).
    or:
    [ ] You just should use the gallery / attachment whenever possible. If you chose not to do, do it at your own risk.

    My interpretation would have been to use the gallery/ attachments whenever something useful for Arkadia is linked, and dropbox (or other sources) for cases when it's more temporary data, or, if it is data that is stored already (publicly available) on other forums. To save storage space and bandwidth.

    I'd love to hear your opinion about this!

    Have a good time, and happy holidays!
     
  6. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Hi Xandra

    Good question. Allow me to address a few points.

    In this thread, Forum Features, Limitations, Bits and Bobs, we mention this:
    This is a common courtesy we extend to other sites that we hope will be paid forward, that other sites do not hotlink to arkadiaforum hosted files.

    However, if you are the owner or are responsible for paying any excess bandwidth charges or if your hosting site allows you to link to the images, then you may link directly to that image.

    Another reason we prefer to have images hosted locally is that a file deleted on an external site it then any threads here that have referenced/linked to that image look horrid and can be frustrating for other users who want to see an image, instead of a broken image icon.

    Again, if you're responsible for the content of the host site and you're reasonably sure it isn't going to be deleted anytime soon, then go right ahead and link to it.

    I guess to summarize, we're trying to:
    1. Be fair to other sites so we don't chew up their bandwidth (do unto others etc...)
    2. Maintain a clean forum where images and links are always working.

    I hope this helps :)
     
  7. Xandra

    Xandra Active Member Pro Users

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    Hi,

    thank you, Vantastic, for the quick and satisfying reply. Now I know what I wanted to know, and can act accordingly in the future.

    Thanks again, have a good time, and happy holidays!
     
  8. stefanbond

    stefanbond Member

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    well the rules are ok, but u could try make some more rules for posts about same topic, to put em togethere, since there are some posts on same topics....
     

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