Post by Jackie on Mar 1, 2014 10:49:13 GMT -5
Welcome to the Joke A Day Forums!
When Ray started this forum back in January 2002 no one imagined it'd wind up being as popular as it would turn out to be. Almost anytime, day or night, there's someone lurking around the boards, posting messages, seeing who all else is hanging around.
Here's some things expected of you if you decide to register:
INTRODUCE YOURSELF. Tell us a little bit about yourself. We're not looking for confidential information, just things like, "What do you do?" Are ya married? Single? Got any kids? Whereabouts do you live? How did you find the Joke A Day forums?
PARTICIPATE . What are your thoughts on this? What's your opinion on that? Have you not seen your pet peeve addressed here? Speak UP! This place is designed to be an exchange of ideas.
Hang out with us. Maybe you're the strong silent type that doesn't have a lot to say. Cool. But, if you're going to register, I suggest you sign on at LEAST once a week to catch up with the goings on.
That's not too much to ask for a discussion board, is it?
MAKE YOUR TOPIC HEADLINE APPROPRIATE. When you glance at a topic headline, you ought to have a pretty good idea as to what that topic is going to be about. Bad Topic Headline: "THIS IS REALLY COOL!" Good Topic Headline: "Is anyone having problems getting to the secure server?"
STAY ON TOPIC. While you will see instances of severe topic drift, the Forum Goddesses are good at deleting posts that are completely off topic. And while we're at it, if all you have to say is "Yeah, me too!" then don't. This kind of flies in the face of the Don't Lurk instructions above, but you surely can't agree with everyone on everything.
NO PERSONAL ATTACKS. The above paragraph kind of leads into this topic. Since you're not going to agree with everyone on everything, then when you disagree, be civil about it. You have permission and encouragement to be in someone's face, as long as it doesn't get nasty in public. (Take it to email if you want.) But disagree with style. Humor. AND GOOD SPELLING ALWAYS HELPS.
UNDER 18? SCRAM, SAM. Sure, you can put a fake birthdate in the registration field if you like. But we'll figure out who you are pretty quick and then we'll delete you. Joke A Day isn't for kids and we don't want you here.
If you plan to lurk, flame, or be stupid, don't bother registering. If you plan to participate, disagree with style, and let everyone know you're the coolest thing since sliced bread, Welcome.