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Personal Comments Or Off-Topic Comments

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Please Please Stay On Topic

After reading and posting at talkingfootball.net you may feel as though you have developed friendships with some, perhaps many, of the other posters and readers. This is probably one of the most rewarding parts of participating in a discussion area.

It is only natural to occasionally want to share information with your friends that is Off Topic (i.e. not related to the subject matter of the forum you are in). While it may at first seem harmless to post a bit about off topic (OT) subjects, it can become a slippery slope.

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Posting Tips

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2/ Always stick to the original topic, which was stated by the 1st person to have started the thread. If you have a suggestion or comment, which is on a different topic, please start a new thread.

3/ Use a short 3-5 word descriptive title. The forums here get pretty busy at times. Make it easier for everyone by providing a descriptive title.

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Starting A New Thread

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# if it is a question that is being asked in the post - then the title should state that question (see below).
# titles should *not* include emotional elements or evoking words (they should be benign).
# emotional words and flames equal red flags to most people.


2/ Importantly if you are asking a question ... keep it brief or shorten for thread title. You can always expand and elaborate inside the post.

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