- It's not snitching to report posts of concern to mods. They'd prefer that to you taking matters into your own hands or doing what you feel like because so and so is getting away with it.
- Reps don't require a response, but if you are interested in getting to know the other person more, they like it. VMs are for casual conversations that you don't mind others reading. PMs are for anything you don't want mods or other members to read. Friend requests are something I haven't discovered the usefulness of, but it's a nice way of saying that you appreciate someone and want to get to know them better.
- Don't mention rep comments you've received, info from PMs or disclose personal info about other members in public threads.
- Criticize ideas, but don't call people names unless you want to get in trouble yourself.
- People might poke fun at you if you don't post much but spam the Picture thread with photos of your alluring self.
- If you're an ENTP, resist the urge to poke at the NFPs, even if it is for purely scientific reasons.
- If you find yourself getting offended by someone, read a few more threads. It took me awhile to understand some types style of relating and not take it personally.
- If someone does attack you, don't take it personally. Usually it has more to do with them than you. Other people don't care nearly as much as you feel like they might. You don't look dumb (unless of course you create a good show for everyone to watch!)
- Don't spam threads with an ongoing argument with someone which mods will only have to split off.
- Fluff and unrelated conversations within a thread are generally welcomed by (NF)Ps, but some J types get bent out of shape about it. Just check who started the thread and how much they seem to care about directing it and sticking to the subject if you don't want to get in dutch with them.
- Don't keep changing your type every week (particularly to completely unrelated types) and want people to take it seriously. Change it as much as you like though if you want to keep people guessing.
And it should go without saying that [a thing that another forum member had rows with me about once] is cleeeeaaaaarly something that should be avoided, lest all of TypoC rain down on you like a pack of wild wolves. Nobody seems to like when anyone does [that one specific thing I did].
Originally Posted by HelenOfTroy
Don't listen to any of the advice in this thread.
More good serious advice.
Just gloss over the rules and some posts, then do what you're gonna do in a way that you learn what you wanna learn. The people who aren't complete and total pricks (and are actually worth your time) will be at least somewhat patient about new folks making the same 'mistakes' that new folks made a few years ago.