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Building a Successful Thread.

Hey guys, the UFC forum is a great forum and there is always things we can do to improve it. This is a guideline that will help you create a successful post rather than making a thread that no one wants to read. So here we go

 

1. Browse through the first page to see if anyone has made a similar thread ? Some people can?t be bothered to use the search function for a recent piece of news or information. That?s understandable because if the information is recent it?s most likely on the first page. If you are really not sure check the second page too.

 

2. Make good use of the search function ? Even if your post fits the criteria in section one you can still use the search function. If you are thinking about posting something(especially) a post asking for people?s opinions on things such as(favourite fighters, least favourite fighters, who has the best chin and who has the most power). Think before posting, realise other people may have already thought of this so use the search function.

 

3. Post a clear heading that won?t mislead people ? There has been many times when a heading of the post didn?t catch my eye and I never went into the thread. Make sure the heading actually relates too what you are going to write up in your post. People don?t enjoy going into threads then leaving at once. One thing you should never do is use all capitals, don?t use lots of exclamation marks, don?t use profanity in your heading and make sure the heading makes sense when read out loud.

 

4. Writing up the post ? This is probably the hardest bit but before you write your post think about a few things, is this post going to be intelligent, do we really need this post and are people likely to respond negatively towards what I?m about to write. One thing you shouldn?t participate in is trolling (yes it?s fun to read a few of the threads, but there is a fine line in moronic un-intelligent trolling and intelligent well thought out humour). Try to avoid writing whole blocks/chunks of texts. You may have something long to write so please use paragraphs and remember you can post up to 4 pictures, so if you can, make use of it to keep people?s attention. Use a heading and sub headings in a large piece of writing (subheadings and headings should be bold text) and post a summary or conclusion at the bottom (when possible) so people who don?t have time can quickly share their thoughts. Before you post your thread make sure it fits in with the community guidelines and make sure it isn?t offensive (please avoid obvious fighter bashing). It?s great to share your opinion, but please do it in a respectable manner. If you are able to spell check and proof read people would really appreciate it.

 

5. Maintaining your thread ? People like to read what others thought about the thread so here are some tips on what to do when reading and replying.

A) Ignore all offensive and/or troll posts in your thread ? It?s no use arguing with them.

B) Reply to people properly ? don?t attack their opinion, everyone is entitled to their thoughts.

C) Understand not everyone has the luck of having English as their 1st or even 2nd language. So if they spell something wrong or have incorrect grammar don?t use it as an excuse to attack them, either forget about it or correct their sentence and reply nicely(help rather than bash)

 

Thanks guys. Try remember these things when posting a new thread.

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6. If all else fails bash either GSP' date=' Penn, Fedor or Lesnar to ensure a swarm of fanboys continuosly view and bump.[/quote']

 

this about sums it up to a "t".. and of course you can always just copy a post already made just rename the topic and though its been talked about 12,000.000 times, it will still be a hot topic :\

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New members of the forum. try posting some replys in other threads before starting one.

 

note the stickys at the top of the first page and never ever post a thread about a sticky'd fight. your opinion doesn't deserve a thread of its own.

 

don't just make a statement in your thread. a thread should be the start of a discusion. UFC14 is gonna rule, doesn't make for an interesting discusion we're all looking forward to it. and pointless threads like this push the good threads off the 1st page and basically kill them. i'm not saying don't start a thread, just put some thought into it. what fight is everyone most looking forward to at UFC14. is a prefectly acceptable thread.

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Building a Successful Thread.

Hey guys' date=' the UFC forum is a great forum and there is always things we can do to improve it. This is a guideline that will help you create a successful post rather than making a thread that no one wants to read. So here we go

 

1. [b']Browse through the first page to see if anyone has made a similar thread [/b]? Some people can?t be bothered to use the search function for a recent piece of news or information. That?s understandable because if the information is recent it?s most likely on the first page. If you are really not sure check the second page too.

 

2. Make good use of the search function ? Even if your post fits the criteria in section one you can still use the search function. If you are thinking about posting something(especially) a post asking for people?s opinions on things such as(favourite fighters, least favourite fighters, who has the best chin and who has the most power). Think before posting, realise other people may have already thought of this so use the search function.

 

3. Post a clear heading that won?t mislead people ? There has been many times when a heading of the post didn?t catch my eye and I never went into the thread. Make sure the heading actually relates too what you are going to write up in your post. People don?t enjoy going into threads then leaving at once. One thing you should never do is use all capitals, don?t use lots of exclamation marks, don?t use profanity in your heading and make sure the heading makes sense when read out loud.

 

4. Writing up the post ? This is probably the hardest bit but before you write your post think about a few things, is this post going to be intelligent, do we really need this post and are people likely to respond negatively towards what I?m about to write. One thing you shouldn?t participate in is trolling (yes it?s fun to read a few of the threads, but there is a fine line in moronic un-intelligent trolling and intelligent well thought out humour). Try to avoid writing whole blocks/chunks of texts. You may have something long to write so please use paragraphs and remember you can post up to 4 pictures, so if you can, make use of it to keep people?s attention. Use a heading and sub headings in a large piece of writing (subheadings and headings should be bold text) and post a summary or conclusion at the bottom (when possible) so people who don?t have time can quickly share their thoughts. Before you post your thread make sure it fits in with the community guidelines and make sure it isn?t offensive (please avoid obvious fighter bashing). It?s great to share your opinion, but please do it in a respectable manner. If you are able to spell check and proof read people would really appreciate it.

 

5. Maintaining your thread ? People like to read what others thought about the thread so here are some tips on what to do when reading and replying.

A) Ignore all offensive and/or troll posts in your thread ? It?s no use arguing with them.

B) Reply to people properly ? don?t attack their opinion, everyone is entitled to their thoughts.

C) Understand not everyone has the luck of having English as their 1st or even 2nd language. So if they spell something wrong or have incorrect grammar don?t use it as an excuse to attack them, either forget about it or correct their sentence and reply nicely(help rather than bash)

 

Thanks guys. Try remember these things when posting a new thread.

 

you really spent the time to put this out?......... loser!!!

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