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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:29 pm    Post subject: Posting to Appropriate Forums Reply with quote

Off-topic posts should be made to the Off-Topic Forum, not to any of the Hummer forums. If you think your off-topic post will get more attention if you post it to a Hummer forum, you are mistaken. The Off-Topic Forum gets plenty of attention and activity

If a post is STATED to be off-topic, even "a little off-topic, it leaves no choice. Such topics must be moved to the off-topic forum, or the post edited to remove that statement. Otherwise, it sends the message that it's OK to post off-topic material to the HML, which it is not.

Putting the word "Hummer" in a post does not automatically make it on-topic. If the content of the post is off-topic, the post is off-topic. Occasionally a thread will start with a post about a Hummer in some place or situation, then the discussion becomes about the place/situation and not about the Hummer anymore. Topics which become off-topic are subject to being moved to the off-topic forum.

Obviously, H2-related messages should be posted to the H2 Forum and H3-related messages should be posted to the H3 Forum. Only H1 and HMMWV related messages may be posted to the H1 and HMMWV Forum.

Forum-related questions should be posted to the Forum-Related Questions Forum, not to any of the other forums. This is very important because that forum is set up to notify me when anything is posted there, so questions can be addressed promptly. If a forum-related question is buried in some topic in some forum somewhere, I may have no way of knowing it's there. I'm happy to answer questions, but I have to know they've been asked. Forum-related questions will not be answered ON any of the Hummer Forums. The Forum-Related Questions Forum also provides a place for questions and answers which can benefit others who may have a question that's been answered there. It is also important that forum-related questions not be sent out over the mailing lists (connected to the Hummer forums).

Other Rides confuses some people. This is a place to post photos of your other vehicles, other than Hummers, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, planes, etc. It is not for asking questions about other vehicles, photos you find on the internet, or anything else. All kinds of things have been posted there. If it's not about Hummers or photos of your other vehicles, it should be posted to the Off-Topic Forum.

The Marketplace has an area for Questions and Suggestions. Anything regarding the Marketplace should be posted there.

Please remember that anything you post to the Hummer forums also goes out to many hundreds of mailing list users via e-mail. Any message posted to an inappropriate forum may be moved.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, please be aware of what forum you're in before starting a new topic. The forum you're in is displayed right above the title bar. For example, this one shows:

The Hummer Network Forums Index -> Forum Help and How-To

Often, messages are posted to the Off-Topic forum which are clearly on-topic. If you're in the Off-Topic forum, you'll see this above the title bar and to the right of the "New Topic" button:

The Hummer Network Forums Index -> Off-Topic

If you wish to post a message which is Hummer-related, please leave the Off-Topic forum and post it to the appropriate Hummer forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to clarify what belongs in the Off-Topic forum and what belongs in one or more of the Hummer forums, here's a simple rule-of-thumb:
    If it is Hummer-related, it belongs in one or more of the Hummer Forums. Plain and simple. If it is related to Hummers, driving Hummers, Hummer maintenance, accessorizing Hummers, off-roading, military vehicles or anything that is commonly discussed on the Hummer forums, it is on-topic.

    The Off-Topic forum is for things which are NOT related to Hummers in any way, shape or form. This would include things like jokes, politics, sports, computers and any number of other things. Any topic(s) about any individual forum user(s) are off-topic unless it involves that user's death, serious illness or fraud.

The Off-Topic forum is not for Hummer-related messages you feel are not all that important. Relative importance has nothing to do with it. It's about relevance, not importance.

This is a very, very simple concept. It should not be difficult to understand, yet a few people seem to have trouble grasping it. You might read the Hummer forums and the Off-Topic forum for a while to get a "feel" for what is commonly posted to them. If you need further clarification or have any questions, please use the PM or Email button below to ask for assistance.
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