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BGM


Help: 5 Things you Should Keep In Mind while Posting [#]
Hi Friends,

There are certain etiquettes to be followed in forum.
These points if followed will make your post more pleasant to the eyes and more readable.

First and the foremost is, Be nice to all.
Before going into the details, i would like to make it clear that these are not compulsory rules.


1. Avoid using Caps Only to post

MAKING A POST FULL OF CAPITAL LETTERS IS EQUIVALENT TO YELLING OR SHOUTING AND IS SEEN AS A RUDE PRACTICE IN MOST OF THE INTERNET FORUMS. IT ALSO PUTS MORE STRAIN TO THE EYE THUS RESULTING IN PEOPLE NOT READING YOUR POST. OUR BRAIN NEED MORE TIME COMPREHEND A CAPS ONLY POST. USE CAPS ONLY IN HEADINGS OR IMPORTANT POINTS. I WILL TYPE THE SAME PARAGRAPH IN THE APPROPRIATE WAY TO GIVE YOU A CLEARER IDEA.

-Same paragraph in the proper way-

Making a post full of capital letters is equivalent to yelling or shouting and is see as a rude practice in most of the internet forums.
Its also puts more strain to the eye thus resulting in people not reading your post.
Our brains need more time to comprehend a Caps Only post. Use caps only in headings or important points.

2. Never use signatures which are very big in size



I can't specifically mention what is the size limit of the signatures,
but its better not to use a signature which is bigger than the content of your post.

3. Never make personal posts using Big Fonts & Odd colours
Quote:
I am fine buddy. How are you? Have a great day. Went to a beach today and had loads of fun. The scenery was breath taking! icon_biggrin.gif


It looks odd and less friendly, isn't it?

4. Never add too much text in a non study topic post



A Non Study topic post with loads of text(essay) is less interesting.
Always make sure your post in concise and upto the point.
If you are indeed making a big post,
please add some colours to the headings and add some pictures.
This really makes the thread more interesting.

5. Never Submit a Post without Previewing

Always your post before submitting it.
This is important because "Edit" function is disabled in many RxPG subforums.
So you won't be able to correct any mistakes after you press the button.

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x7
Aim AIIMS

nice tips
very nice points & relevant tips in usage of forums in future for all users.. thanks lot moderator icon_smile.gif


borntowin


another nice tip from the tech boss icon_smile.gif icon_smile.gif icon_smile.gif

great work Binoj


BGM


icon_smile.gif Thanks for the Nice Words Dear Friends.


overdrive


well said bgm..

actually i never thought that capital letters can make such impression,
and now when im thinking about it, yes, u r right,,

gud work, binoj


BGM


Thanks Pal. icon_smile.gif
These small points do matter in this online world where people are judged only by their words!!



rajju077


well words are all that we can see of a person in here, so yeah i bet, we judge on the basis of our writing and responses.
Anyway, keep up the good work BGM.


BGM


icon_smile.gif Thanks Monica.


BGM


Point No.6
Avoid spelling mistakes - Use Mozilla Firefox

Don't make very obvious spelling mistakes in Thread Headings:

eg: (some real thread headings)
Want a Study Partener
Preparation Class By Proffessionals


First impression is the best impression.
So always take care not to make spelling mistakes at least in thread headings.
Such spelling mistakes are not expected from a doctor working in India or abroad.

Firefox Web Browser has an in-built Spell Checker.
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It will check the text you type in the Reply Box for spelling mistakes,
and will highlight them.




drsubhadip


thanks man


neoplastic_neuron
Aim NEET PG

Re: 5 Things you Should Keep In Mind while Posting
BGM wrote:
[color=#000099]Hi Friends,

There are certain etiquettes to be followed in forum.
These points if followed will make your post more pleasant to the eyes and more readable.



Very useful tips, indeed. I think I've been aware of, and following these etiquette quite subconsciously because of habit of editing on Wikipedia, but never thought of how long posts could be boring to read. I'll try to make my posts more interesting by adding pictures, and colors, though used to think that'd make posts look gaudy, but not any more!


neoplastic_neuron
Aim NEET PG

Re: Point No.6
BGM wrote:

Such spelling mistakes are not expected from a doctor working in India or abroad.



I myself was going to suggest adding some sort of dictionary to the browser to those who've been making many spelling mistakes. But, it's unfortunate to note that not many are bothered about how their language looks. There's a lot of "chalta hai" attitude on the internet. By the way, I do use Firefox, and it's really nice to work with.


neoplastic_neuron
Aim NEET PG

Re: 5 Things you Should Keep In Mind while Posting
BGM wrote:


5. Never Submit a Post without Previewing

Always your post before submitting it.
This is important because "Edit" function is disabled in many RxPG subforums.
So you won't be able to correct any mistakes after you press the button.


The problem with previewing is that it takes a lot of time for the pages to load, and previewing one's post before submitting makes the entire process all the more tedious. I do preview before submitting posts with URLs, though. So, I think the advisory should be modified to apply only to long and complicated posts, not short or curt replies.


BGM


Re: 5 Things you Should Keep In Mind while Posting
neoplastic_neuron wrote:
BGM wrote:


5. Never Submit a Post without Previewing

Always [img]http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s240/guy6600crazy/formulaone/ptrev4.jpghttp://[/img] your post before submitting it.
This is important because "Edit" function is disabled in many RxPG subforums.
So you won't be able to correct any mistakes after you press the [img]http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s240/guy6600crazy/formulaone/s4ubm2.jpghttp://[/img] button.[/color]


The problem with previewing is that it takes a lot of time for the pages to load, and previewing one's post before submitting makes the entire process all the more tedious. I do preview before submitting posts with URLs, though. So, I think the advisory should be modified to apply only to long and complicated posts, not short or curt replies.


Yes i agree with you. We don't need to preview while making short posts, still you see in the previous post the images got replaced by the urls. Its something which happens in rxpg while we quote. Just a harmless bug due to an extra
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after the link. But if we had previewed it we should have seen them like this. So its better to always quote before posting. icon_smile.gif


the_lord_eht20
Aim AIIMS

hey BGM why disable editing of posts?
especially when it comes to recalled q/a threads ,one might want to edit posts in order to add options or change answers.
i suppose rxpg has disabled edit to prevent abuse but it if there are active moderators there should be not much reason to worry about abuse.


neoplastic_neuron
Aim NEET PG

the_lord_eht20 wrote:
hey BGM why disable editing of posts?
especially when it comes to recalled q/a threads ,one might want to edit posts in order to add options or change answers.
i suppose rxpg has disabled edit to prevent abuse but it if there are active moderators there should be not much reason to worry about abuse.


Yes, the lord is very right. Editing of one's posts should be allowed.


BGM


the_lord_eht20 wrote:
hey BGM why disable editing of posts?
especially when it comes to recalled q/a threads ,one might want to edit posts in order to add options or change answers.
i suppose rxpg has disabled edit to prevent abuse but it if there are active moderators there should be not much reason to worry about abuse.


Truly speaking, i don't know why is it so.
Its been like that for past many years.
I guess only Team knows the correct answer.


BGM


Hi,
Bumping up an old thread.
Some small infos that can make the web experience more pleasant.
Happy RxPGing..


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

right said BGM...all the 5 points are correct.

specially the 5th n 2nd one.
i have never read a single post which is lengthy..becoz..it repels me.
there r sum interviews in sum threads which r not welll framed n too lengthy to read.
excessive texts makes a post boring to read.
also any description or story which is long n contains excessive texts just repel us.
post which are to the point are interesting n readable.


metformin
Aim NEET-PG

good points


helpmepassplease


very good points.


BGM


Thanks.

A new point..
A constructive feed back is always the best way to reply in a thread




least2000
Aim Canada

great... very simple but extremely useful... thanks


BGM


Thanks for the compliments pal.

Sharing some interesting pics..

Netiquette


click to zoom


smita99


HOT! 5 THINGS I KEEP IN MIND
1. I WILL POST
2. I WILL EDIT
3. THEN I WILL DELETE
4. 99% REPLACE WITH SMILIES
5. I WILL NOT THINK OF CREDITS.
icon_smile.gif icon_wink.gif yes.gif


optimus
Aim USMLE Step 3

ok, no problem


quinine


Thanks for the advice. I just hope everyone will follow it.


optimus
Aim USMLE Step 3

ok


optimus
Aim USMLE Step 3

ok will take care of it..


ravi_shankar


thanks ... great work


Charlie1980


Any one interested in online common skype chat ?. I am planning to form a group online skype chat.

Thanks


amborishnath
Aim MCh

got it


nitiverma
Aim MS

thaxn dez r really good points


danutheone
Aim DM Endocrinology

thank you both bgm and smita... that will be helpful for sure


BGM


icon_smile.gif Nice to hear that friends, Wishing you all a great time at RxPG.


doxo
Aim JIPMER

@BGM:

how does one edit posts??????....
very much needed if some error or mistake in the post one has posted.. icon_sad.gif icon_sad.gif icon_sad.gif

atleast the person who has started the thread should be allowed to edit. so we can reduce the burden on the team.

Q2: where to suggest improvements for rxpg


K_Sara_Sara


doxo wrote:
@BGM:

how does one edit posts??????....
very much needed if some error or mistake in the post one has posted.. icon_sad.gif icon_sad.gif icon_sad.gif

atleast the person who has started the thread should be allowed to edit. so we can reduce the burden on the team.

Hello doxo..!
Maybe these can help answer ur queryz.

RxPG_Team wrote:
drvarunagarwal wrote:
Also with no way to edit post we unnecessarily end up making it too long


Time limited edit with version control (like wikipedia) will be available in new version of RxPG which would be shortly launched.



Screenshot from RxPG 2.0


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doxo wrote:
Q2: where to suggest improvements for rxpg

plz check out this thread icon_arrow.gif
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Good Luck..!


doxo
Aim JIPMER

@k_sara_sara...

THANK U icon_smile.gif


BGM


Change is coming to RxPG! icon_biggrin.gif
The countdown has begun!


zaxeeno
Aim MCh

tats gr8 icon_smile.gif i m waiting wid baited breaths icon_biggrin.gif


danutheone
Aim DM Endocrinology

that is a welcome change


bourbonking
Aim Andhra Pradesh PG

ok


mon20684
Aim NEET PG

thanks


lazymedico
Aim NEET PG

GOOD WORK DEAR


drmohammedsalman
Aim NEET-PG 2012

thanx a lot
great work


vengeance-NEET
Aim AIPGE 2014

thanks a lot


ramki519
Aim NEET-PG 2012

Nice tips. Thanks.


ankitavats


very useful,,..... gud work!!! keep posting


geetikadogra
Aim NEET-PG

thanks 4 d tips!


vandanaa
Aim AIPGE 2015

thanks for the info

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