My Frist Warning!!!!

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  1. gmmurphy

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    somewhat new to forums, thought i was following proper the proper rules but i just got scolded!

    can someone fill me in as to what cross posting is? is it asking for help in a few different places? i re worded my post a few different ways because i was unsure i was explaining myself enough. I posted to what i thought was the proper place but go my wrist slapped.

    i need some forum etiquette.

    ~g
     
  2. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Super Moderator

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    You pretty much answered your own question. Cross posting is when you ask the same question accross multiple forums.

    I hope the "scolding" didn't come accross to harsh, because that wouldn't be the intent. :) If you feel it did, then the best thing to do would be to use PM (private message) and contact any Moderator or Admin and they will be more than happy to discuss it. To add another tip....questioning moderation in public is against droidfourms policy as it is pretty much everywhere. That's why I suggest using PM. :)

    I figure I better add this...I don't take your question above as questioning moderation. It's a legit question and I applaud your effort to want to know and learn.
     
  3. Backnblack

    Backnblack Premium Member
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    Short and Sweet

    1. Read the forums rules and guidelines before posting for the first time.
    2. Search the other posts to see if your topic is already covered.
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  4. HDTVsportsfan

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    I think I just got pwned. :icon_ laughup::rofl3:

    Seriously.....good list BnB
     
  5. Martin030908

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

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    BnB don't you have other things to do :)
     
  6. MotoCache1

    MotoCache1 Chief Droid Scientist

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    I'm disappointed. By your subject line I figured you got a good talking to by the retired Senator. :icon_wink:
     
  7. DavefromCA

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    LOL i did the same thing but only because the smiley face key where the return key was suppose to be drove me nuts...but i got a new texting app and im happy. :)
     
  8. allikanbe

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    Yeh, do all 25 of those things every time OR ELSE! :) BTW, correct the spelling on your subject line or another scolding is up and coming. :)
     
  9. DF Smod

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    Subscribed just to be able to kindly refer people to the Big 25

    Thanks BnB

    TP
     
  10. aminaked

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    How can I take these rules seriously???????????????????????????
     
  11. DF Smod

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    BnB' you should put that 25 list as your signature, minus #19 that is :icon_cool:
     
  12. Jim 777

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    I got scolded for cross dressing once.

    Is that the same thing? I didn't see it on the list. ;)