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Old 11-07-2005, 09:33 AM
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**** Forum Rules: PLEASE READ!!! ****


We've consolidated and slightly revised the Rules for Cafe Society. Basically, we've put one rule per post, for easier reference. Please note that this forum is for discussions related to arts, entertainment, and similar leisure activities.

If you want to comment on these rules/guidelines, please do so in Comment on New Forum Rules.

Table of Contents for this thread:
#1 - Intro and Table of Contents
#2 - Copyrights and respect thereof
#3 - Good manners and common courtesy
#4 - Spoilers
#5 - Links must be "Safe for the Workplace"
#6 - Please use descriptive titles
#7 - On reviving old threads
#8 - Politics vs Entertainment (what goes in Cafe Society?)
#9 - Polls about arts/entertainment (what goes in which forum?)

If you really, really want to post something but are not sure whether it will violate the rules, email a forum moderator in advance of posting. We're always happy to consider such requests, and we can usually find ways to comply.

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If you're new here (or even if you aren't), please read the following threads before posting on the SDMB:

FAQ - Rules for Posting at the Straight Dope Message Boards
How and when do I report a post?
What's the policy on copyrights?
How do I know which forum to post in?
Are there any forbidden topics, like sex and drugs?
What happens to rules violators?
What are the rules about file-sharing software?
Must I post in English?
What links are permitted? What's "workplace safe"?
Are there any rules on insulting the other posters?
Can I modify other posters' quotes?
Can I edit my own post?
What's with ignore lists and buddy lists?
What are the rules on profile signatures?
What if I want to change my username?


FAQ - Guidelines and Etiquette on the SDMB
Good manners and common courtesy are expected
Use descriptive titles when you start a thread
On resurrecting old threads
Reporting inappropriate Google ads
Use of spoiler tags
How do I find out what happened to a thread or poster that's vanished
"Private Messaging" and meaning of "private"


FAQ - Technical issues for Posting
New User problems
User titles
Changing username, password, or email address
How do I report a bad post (one that I think is rules violation?)
Board speed/performance
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Displayed time
Ignore lists
Funny abbreviations
How to post pictures and links
How to search the Straight Dope Message Board using Google
How to use the automated polling feature
Contacting the staff directly


Beginner's Guide to Glossary of Terms on Straight Dope Message Boards

If you think you see malware on the SDMB

Last edited by C K Dexter Haven; 08-03-2010 at 01:10 PM. Reason: Minor fix -- CKDH
 

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