1. Think of a witty title. This should be the most obvious. A title is the main component of any literary piece, be it a post or a book, it attracts an audience. For example, which would attract your attention: 'A Modest Hello for Modest People' or 'shy n00b alert'? The worst thread title is the most commonly used one. Don't use it.
2. Tell something about yourself. Granted, you don't have to give out anything you don't want to, but tell us something about yourself that mind sound interesting, original, bizarre, or what-have-you. Why are you here? What are your interests? What are you like? These are some questions you may want to answer.
3. Do not ramble about nothing. Don't start taking about a refrigerator locked in your basement and toasters dropping into your bathtub. It doesn't make sense. And it sure doesn't tell anything about you.
4. Be respectful. This is pretty much common sense. I guarantee that it will help you integrate into the community. Everyone likes to be respected. Don't you?
And those are all the tips I can think of at the moment. If anyone else has any, feel free to add them.
Seir";p="289065 wrote:On a related note, if you end up going to the IRC channel as well, please remember that the same rules regarding courtesy apply. Don't act like you're a gift to the channel. If you want respect, give respect.
Another thing, if I may add, don't be a damn Toadie. We have enough trolls on the forum, and we don't need some neophyte tagging along on their coattails thinking that this'll get them popular or respected just as fast.
Edit: Updated thread title to be more descriptive given the slight repurposing of the forum. -- Martin