How to Post an Introduction and NOT Look Like an IdiotThe Forum Community
(Creating Introduction Posts for Dummies)
(where you're at right now) is for communicating with other members of the jCafe community. jCafe likes welcoming its new members as well, and new members are encouraged to post in this forum so that jCafe regulars can meet them. This guide is an easy "how-to" in creating an introduction post.
- To post in the Forum Community, you either need to make an introduction or already have a post count. Keep reading for how to create an introduction.
- Either reply to this thread with your introduction or create your own thread (only make a new thread if you plan on putting in a little work and maintaining it; look down at the "dos and don'ts" of thread creation).
- Try to make your introduction more than just a "hi." Remember, you're introducing yourself to an extremely large community. Try to make your post unique to you and give the crowd something to remember you by. Feel free to monologue a bit. We love that.
- Anything new topic with less than seven sentences in the starting post can and will be subject to deletion without notice. Do NOT make a new topic if you don't want to put effort into it!
- Making an intro thread is NOT "mandatory." It only announces you to a community that you (hopefully) want to be part of. If you don't want to be part of the community, you do not have to.
- Don't ask for manga in your introduction. That's extremely rude.
- If your English is not so good, that's okay. Try your best and I promise we'll be able to read it. I guarantee you are not the worst in the world.
- Don't post your intro in someone else's thread. That's rude. And counts as spam.
jCafe also allows new members to create their own thread to talk more if they want, instead of posting in the general introduction thread
. However, rules are a bit more strict to try and cut down on spam. Here's an easy-to-follow list of dos and don't for making a new newbie thread.Don'ts:
1. Don't post a one liner. Smaller introductions go in the general introduction thread
and are not substantial enough to stand on their own. Any new topic needs to be over 7 sentences at least
(they're encouraged to be longer).
2. Don't ask for manga. This is not the proper place for that and asking for manga is good for a ban in this forum.
4. DON'T START A POLL unless it's actually going to be unique or funny. Otherwise, it WILL be changed. (For the love of God, post a new topic instead or start voting for "no towels" now.)
5. Don't post a thread if you're just pissed off about the rules. -_-
6. Don't start a new thread unless you are willing to work at it. Original posts for new threads must be over seven lines and the thread must be maintained (replied to).
7. Don't, for the love of God, title a new topic the same as the official intro thread. It will be deleted on sight regardless of content.Dos:
1. DO be original. Memorable. We get 43 new people a DAY. We have over 70000
members. Why should we bother to remember YOU?
2. Do introduce yourself. That's what you're starting the thread for, after all. It doesn't have to be too much, maybe just what you're into, but it does have to be something and over seven lines (the fact that you like manga? Doesn't count--we already knew that).
3. Do make it substantial and interesting. We want to get to know YOU and not some generic form letter.
4. Do expect replies. Lots of them, depending on how interesting you are (or how interesting we are, either/or).
5. Do have fun. That's what we're all here to do. You're going to get asked stupid questions. Learn to roll with it, we're just testing you out.
6. Do reply yourself. You're supposed to be meeting members of the Forum and it's rude to just say "hi" and run off.
Oh, and to quote Sera:
What do you expect to hear when your topic only says "Hi everyone!"? A nice and warm greeting? That the whole staff now knows who you are, that you are not an ordinary spammer but a grateful member of the community? Saying Hi is like saying "SPAM", which is really not what you want.
If you want to introduce yourself, this is the right board for you. Be original, show who you are, what you are doing, why you are here.
Note: After a certain amount of time with no new replies, introduction threads are locked and moved to the Old Introduction Threads
board. However, if you would like your topic to be unlocked and moved back to the regular Forum Community board (returning from an absence or whatnot), feel free to PM me or another GM to unlock it for you.
Note2: If an Introduction Thread gets more than 500 replies, it will be moved to What About Nachos?