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Jul 8, 2006 01:48 AM

IF there are rules for posts, they're too well hidden.

IF there are rules for forum posts, they're too well hidden. I have been navigating around and can't find them. They should be prominently available, and a link to them (not just a mention) put in the welcoming email. (I had to re-register with the new interface.)

Glad to see Chowhound has a new interface, though. Thanks!

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  1. Hi Etnier,

    Scroll all the way up to the top of the page and float your mouse pointer over "Getting Started", in the maroon bar and to the right. In a few seconds, you will see three choices appear underneath. These are Etiquette, Manifesto and FAQ. I believe Etiquette may have what you are looking for. When the list appears, scroll down and click on it.

    I hope this helps!


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    1. re: David Ford

      The Etiquette info is really, really short. There aren't really any rules or guidelines for posts. And where's the scoop on what belongs in which board? And what type of posts aren't allowed? I haven't been able to find this info. It would be nice to have this info up front, as it were, rather than deleting a post with no warning.

      Something like the "sticky posts" from other forums might be a good idea on chowhound - that is, board-specific info/rules that are always the first (or last, as the case may be) thread in the board.


      1. re: AnneInMpls


        There is a short description of what the contents of each board should be right below the title of the board on the Index page for each board. For Site Talk, it's: "Chowhound Site Discussion."

    2. Some of it you just learn by doing, honestly. You'll get a feel for it. I think it would be nearly impossible to explain the nuances of every detail of why a post might or might not be deleted - ok, not impossible but certainly tedious and time consuming. It would also give people license to argue about those choices.

      1. The line below the "Post a reply" box says -

        "Please check out the terms of service before posting" and the terms of service link takes you to Etiquette.