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  • If you have the time (and really, make the time), read podz’s “WordPress Forum Behaviour” page before posting:

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/forum/

    Excellent. It also bears repeating that if you post a question or problem and later on find a solution, either on your own or otherwise outside the WP Forum, it would be nice to share that solution with others so that we can all benefit from our collective knowledge and experiences. Believe it or not, some people DO use the search box before posting their questions, so being able to locate a solution helps keep repetitive questions to a minimum.

    Hi,

    I hate to ask this, but how do we report abuse and ask that a post/thread be taken down?

    There is one thread now where I have been accused of spam, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, “peddling rubbish” (on a site that’s not selling anything!), having a site that is “rubbish,” and lacking common sense. Regardless of whether the individuals are justified in their opinions, I think the sentiments could have been better conveyed in a private communication rather than in a public space.

    I am not thin-skinned, and my original post was a little unclear (I was pretty tired when I wrote it) but this has really gone too far. How do I ask this thread be removed?

    Also, would there be any chance of having a WP board on the forum for people who are using WP as a CMS or “extending” WP from its original blog function? If you are doing anything but a personal blog, there are bloggers who will take a great deal of suspicion toward you and accuse you of being a spammer, if not Satan himself. Plus, your goals in creating a CMS-style site are likely to be hard for someone who’s doing something else entirely to understand.

    Also, while I will admit this forum is a fantastic and almost unparalleled success, I’m wondering if you’ve strongly considered having an option to report abuse so that people don’t feel tempted to deputize themselves mods and start flaming posts accusing people of every bad thing.

    Thank you for your consideration. I appreciate all the work and talent that you volunteers put into this and I wouldn’t ask anything of any of your time if I didn’t think it was urgent.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    Email me : tamba2 at gmail dot com

    Edit: I have found the thread.

    Hahaha.. This post and the content under each number, almost sounds directed towards me to a degree. =) But, thanks for posting this Podz. =) I’ll keep this thread in mind from now on while posting… but however, not everyone can be nice persay..

    And I usually ONLY post replies to threads which I know or feel I can help people with.. =) As for this:

    “Do not try to use words cleverly – if there is any doubt, it will be deleted.”
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/59204?replies=17#post-318199

    I tend to word things sarcastically and add sarcasm, that’s just me.. =) But, after reading this thread, I’ll try and be a better “replier” to those peoples in need. =)

    spencerp

    Like ya said to, everyone here is helping ppl for free and on their own time. The tendency to get pissed off sometimes does happen, maybe not necessarily from the original poster, but other reasons. In which should not be taking place here, but does anyways.

    I’ll try my hardest to be better at my replies.. =)

    Something that a lot of people may not realise is that it’s more difficult to speak kindly in written form, than it is when speaking in person, or even over the phone. When talking in person, your body language and subtle nuances with inflection colour the tone of what you’re saying. When we type, in our head we are using the subtle nuances. But they just don’t make it through the keys. About all we have is the occasional 🙂 to tell someone we are joking or mean well.

    When you’re typing a post, I strongly recommend you read it back and check to see if it could be interpreted negatively. You might have said something that you think is fine, but you’re not writing this for yourself. You’re writing it for someone else. Make sure it sounds ‘nice’, like you meant it.

    And if you’re reading something that you take offense too, I recommend you clarify what the writer meant before replying back to the point. He may not have meant it. Give him an opportunity to rephrase his remarks.

    Personally, I use the grandmother test. I pretend I’m writing this to my grandmother. If I think she won’t take offense, then I’m probably fine with anyone.

    manstraw: Good points!

    o Do your best not to be offensive.
    o If you feel offended, take a deep breath and tune your irony.
    o And consider the fact that not everybody here know the English language by birth and habit.

    Lets keep this forum a friendly and efficient habitat for WordPress’ers!

    “4. Those which contain incredibly long sections of code or error messages.”

    What’s that technique for posting code properly here? Some outside site you can store code on? I need to do this for my question about my CSS.

    EDIT: Got answer,
    http://pastebin.com/

    Dgold. You raise a good point actually. I’d like to see this forum have a snippet system for long code blocks. See a snippet, click to read it all. pastebin.com is a great alternative, but I’d prefer to see something built right into this forum. I wonder if that might be developed at some point?

    Hear, hear!!8D

    Classic Theme Header Image

    The Designing_Headers info mentions classic.
    How to get an image into the classic header?
    I see the info for default etc. but not classic.
    *I love (((WordPress))) tera thanks to all involved.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    sunvolter – this covers Classic in some detail:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/graphicalcss/

    Way Cool Maven ((( podz )))

    The link you gave me is a very valuable asset.
    Time is precious, thanks for sharing yours and …
    Giga thanks to the 10th power for your rapid response.

    something that should be emphasized is that not everyone who comes here is an expert. no matter how obvious the answer is to you, remember that it might not be to them. I have seen moderators here get very rude to members just because they didn’t understand the support they gave. Again, remember that not everyone has the same or any level of expertise as you or the next person.

    I CAN’T FIND WHERE I SHOULD SUBMIT A POST IN ORDER TO GET SUPPORT HERE ON WORDPRESS.ORG (http://wordpress.org/support/)
    CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH THIS?
    THANKS!

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