It has been brought to my attention that we have some users who are leaving short messages on various topics in order to get their POST numbers up. This is defined as "Post spamming".
Short messages like "I agree", "I have not tried that", "cool" and other little remarks like this DO NOT bring any value to a conversation. Therefore, after a discussion with the Moderators. we are in agreement that having a minimum character limit on forums will encourage users to post "More Meaningful" messages in YOUR topics. This is essential in helping the newcomers who have questions in need of answering or sparking someone's interest in the NEWS articles you wish to share!
The minimum character limit on all boards is 15 words or 75 characters. Use this to add detail to your questions, responses or to quote a selection from the news articles you are presenting.
Another issue we have is DOUBLE POSTING. If there is something you forgot to add to your post, PLEASE use the MODIFY button and add the new information to the existing post rather than making a new one. This is also considered Post Spamming and corrective measures will be taken if we feel this is getting out of hand.
Below are a few sample topics. Each showing the Wrong way and the CORRECT way to post questions, information and responses. RESPONSES SHOULD NEVER CHANGE THE SUBJECT.
Thank you, All of you for your understanding in these matters. With your help, WE can make this one of the best Linux support boards on the internet! Thank you!