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    Site expectations for posting new threads.

    I have made a good few new threads for a new forum member.
    Whats the expectation, am I doing too many.
    I do a search to see if there is something similar one, if there is a similar one and its from an active user I would post in theirs as opposed to making a new one. If not or many many years ago i would make a new thread.
    But if there is no similar thread, i make the new one.
    Am I making to many. Whats the protocol?
    My only motivation is to promote discussion, learn and not break rules.
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    There really isn't a protocol on how many threads you create as long as you don't violate the terms of service regarding content.

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    Some new members start threads, while others start none. There isn't a rule about it, nor any "expectations".

    As for adding comments to existing threads, please consider how old the thread is as well as the relevance of your comments. Many don't like to see old threads revived, but in some cases (IMO) it makes sense to continue the original discussion.

    Obviously it's awkward if your comments are intended to address a specific problem or situation by a member who hasn't posted here for years, but that doesn't mean that there aren't others who have a similar issue they'd like help with. A better way that you might consider (if the thread you're thinking of adding to is over a year old) is to just start a new thread, & if there's relevant content in the original thread that may facilitate the current discussion, just post a link to that old thread, & those who wish, can read further background. It's very hard to generalize about this, because new methods & information also turn up that may render the previous discussion obsolete, so use your best judgement. There are many kinds of topics here- it's not a "one-size-fits-all".
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    Re: Site expectations for posting new threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    There really isn't a protocol on how many threads you create as long as you don't violate the terms of service regarding content.
    I rely don't want to violate terms and conditions, that's why I ask. thanks for the advise. I will be careful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Some new members start threads, while others start none. There isn't a rule about it, nor any "expectations".

    As for adding comments to existing threads, please consider how old the thread is as well as the relevance of your comments. Many don't like to see old threads revived, but in some cases (IMO) it makes sense to continue the original discussion.

    (if the thread you're thinking of adding to is over a year old) is to just start a new thread, & if there's relevant content in the original thread that may facilitate the current discussion, just post a link to that old thread, & those who wish, can read further background. It's very hard to generalize about this, because new methods & information also turn up that may render the previous discussion obsolete, so use your best judgement. There are many kinds of topics here- it's not a "one-size-fits-all".
    OK thanks, logical suggestions. I will link in those situations. Thanks. I feel more confident now.

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    Re: Site expectations for posting new threads.

    question, if you don't find the forum, how do you create a new one?

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    Re: Site expectations for posting new threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolpercool View Post
    question, if you don't find the forum, how do you create a new one?
    I would guess the staff make forums and subforums if they feel its needed. I am sure they will correct me if I am wrong.
    But what were you looking for, there might be one close to that you can use. That's what I do.

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    Re: Site expectations for posting new threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ascended View Post
    I would guess the staff make forums and subforums if they feel its needed. I am sure they will correct me if I am wrong.
    But what were you looking for, there might be one close to that you can use. That's what I do.
    Are aspen or coconut fibers better? And What is an affordable breeder to get a ball python from? (no special genes needed)

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    Re: Site expectations for posting new threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolpercool View Post
    Are aspen or coconut fibers better? And What is an affordable breeder to get a ball python from? (no special genes needed)
    Maybe this one for the first question BP Husbandry


    Maybe here for the second. For Sale/Trade/Adoption or Wanted

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    Buying, selling, trading and adopting herps and herp-related supplies
    Last edited by Ascended; 05-16-2021 at 01:02 PM.

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    Re: Site expectations for posting new threads.

    Thank you!

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