Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
I've seen a lot of differing opinions on how forums are to be used and seen quite a few heated debates about it too.
I see forums as a place to give and receive advice and to meet and talk with people of similar interests. For me, this includes a certain amount of amicable chatting and banter on threads, some of which may stray a bit from the original topic as the conversation naturally flows. Otherwise, chatting is kept to the lounge area.
Others view forums as a place strictly for advice and buy/sell transactions with answers to questions kept as close to the topic as possible and chat kept to a minimum or eliminated altogether so that as many people as possible can be helped in a single span of time.
So, I'm confused. Exactly how are forums used? Everyone on here has an opinion, now's your chance to express that opinion and state your view. Really, I'm curious and I'd like to know what you all think 'cause I'm really confused and I think I may be making some people mad with the way I post in threads that are not in the Lounge area. Is there a right way and a wrong way to post? Some kind of etiquette I have missed?
The forum is my only social media outlet so forgive my ignorance of other social media sites such as Facebook etc. o.O Yeah, I know. I'm very weird that way, haha.