There’s obviously a lot of activity in this part of the forums now, what with the upcoming release of Toy Story 3 (yay!) So I’m just going to remind everyone of a few rules and ideas that we need to remember whilst discussing this exciting stuff, especially as we’ve been noticing a lot more of these things happening.
1. Using spoiler tags where appropriate.
This is an important one, and will be especially once the film has been released due to staggered release dates around the globe. For the time being though, even though we’re only at the stage where the trailers and previews are being discussed, it’s still worth remembering that there might be some people on here who don’t want to spoil their experience of watching the movie for the first time, so if you think you might be revealing something major about the plot of the movie or the characters, it’s better to be safe than sorry and use spoiler tags.
A spoiler tag in action looks like this- [spoil]spoilerish stuff[/spoil] and you can place spoiler tags over words by using this BBCode-
Talking about the trailers or that sort of thing without using spoiler tags is fine, but as I said before, if you’re privvy to some new information or something that does reveal a lot of the plot of the film, it’s best to use spoiler tags just in case.
2. Avoiding quoting within quotes.
Unnecessary quoting has been happening a lot lately, and tends to look something like this-
(I’ve just chosen people at random here- the above isn’t actually a real-life example. )
Anyway, it’s best to avoid this sort of thing happening, and one method a lot of users on here apply is by putting the person’s name who they’re talking to in bold, such as this-
ffdude1906- Hello there!
Of course quoting can be very helpful where appropriate, just not excessively used like above. See this thread for more information- Questionable Quoting.
3. Searching for threads before posting a new one.
Basically, just make sure before you post a new thread that there isn’t already a thread on the same topic, either by scrolling through the list of active threads or by searching using the search function at the top of the page. It just saves time and effort for mods so we don’t have to keep locking up unnecessary threads, and it also makes the boards tidier and easier to navigate.
Thank you very much for reading, and discuss away!