Please Register or Log in to view images Being a part of a forum is fun, but each member has their own responsibility to themselves, and to other members. This guide will show each and every individual member, how to contribute to the iPod touch Fans/iPad IMO community. 1. Read the Rules This is probably the biggest responsibility a member has on iPod touch Fans/iPad IMO. The rules are here for a reason. They outline what is, and is not, accepted here on the forums. It is understandable that nobody wants to waste time on them; but in the end, you could save yourself a lot of trouble with other members and staff. After you read the rules, you will also get a sense of how the forum is run. 2. Search A common mistake by new members, and some older ones, is to post a topic, that has already been talked about before. This ranges from everything to jailbreaking, rumors, or even the Off Topic threads that are there for fun. Failure to search, and posting a topic instantly clutters up the forums. Also, it can reduce flaming/trolling if the responding member isn't mature. 3. The Report ButtonPlease Register or Log in to view images This is probably the most beneficial button on the forum. This button allows you to tell a staff member, that a post(or thread) is violating the rules.(Mentioned in number one) This helps to filter out spam, and other wrong behavior on the forum. So let's all keep the forum clean! Remember, the staff can not see every thing that appears on the forums, so this is another responsibility you have. 4. Behavior This is not often talked about. How you conduct yourself on a forum, might not seem important, but should be considered. Every forum member is different, and unique. You should never "bash" or "flame" another member for having a question, even if that question has been asked so many times before. You can always ask them to search, and then help them out a little, by pointing them to a thread that answers their question. If everyone did this, the forum would be a much better place for all. 5. Help? So you think you can help others? Well, give it a try! If you see a thread, that hasn't already been answered, pop in and see if you can help. If you can't, you don't need to make a post saying you can't; just move on. If you can, be thoughtful, and explain the answer to them, in a way, they could understand. This will move things along faster, and someone will learn something. 6. Grammar I understand that we aren't all from the same place, and our vernacular changes because of where we are. This is only to suggest that a member should make their posts as legible as possible. Make it clear what you are talking/asking about so that other members can fully understand, and help you to the best of their ability. 7. Know your Staff There are many staff on the forum. Most of which, will be glad to help you with a problem you have. Now this being said, you don't need to spam a staff member asking them millions of questions, because then we wouldn't need threads! So just stop by a staff member's profile to say "hello" every once in a while. Also, please remember, Staff members are human too. Admin: bgizzle Profile Private Message Super Moderators: _JKK_ Profile Private Message Abcmsaj Profile Private Message Axis Profile Private Message Chicken Profile Private Message Jarlath Profile Private Message Joseph Profile Private Message Kiks52 Profile Private Message Meikura Profile Private Message Renegade Profile Private Message Shawa Profile Private Message Spirit_JB Profile Private Message tinyman392 Profile Private Message Moderators: veryniceipod ]Profile Private Message of_007 Profile Private Message Sasuke Profile Private Message For a more, in-depth list of your staff, you can visit the Forum Leader List Now that you have read this guide, I am positive you will become a productive member of the iPod touch Fans/iPad IMO community. Enjoy! P.S.: Special thanks to Blake and Kiks52 for helping me with this thread. Without them, it would have taken many, many more hours.