TipidPC/TipidCP Netiquette DRAFT
Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life. <click here for link>
A good rule of thumb: Be conservative in what you send and liberal in what you receive.
"Flaming" is a long-standing network tradition. Although the recipients of flames sometimes deserve the heat, try to be considerate.
Don't get involved in flame wars. Neither post nor respond to incendiary material.
It is always better to post in an EXISTING THREAD than to start a new one. Use the search forum for similar topics.
Use mixed case. UPPER CASE LOOKS AS IF YOU'RE SHOUTING.
Refrain from using Txt-Speak. Mhrap intdhn kng gnto post m.
Use smileys to indicate tone of voice, but use them sparingly. :-) i
If you discover an error in your post, edit it as soon as possible.
Avoid making unsolicited calls and sending unsolicited private messages (PMs) or SMS messages.
Refrain from creating new warning threads about other members.
Creating new dummy accounts just to attack other members and post lame threads is not ethical.
Avoid starting a thread that is not fit to be discussed in a PC related site. Do not start a topic just to be "funny" or "amusing".
Avoid posting messages with adult content. The forums are read by people from all age groups.
Share expert advice.
Be kind to NEWBIES :)
Remember to "quote" the line you are referring to when replying in the forums
Make sure you backread on the topic you are joining in
UPHOLD the netiquette guidelines when posting
Spamming is not allowed in the forums
Report scandalmongers and warmongers to the moderators
Moderators should not abuse their Admin-given powers.
Spelling, grammar and typographical errors of members, while forgivable, should be corrected privately (i.e. through pm's)
Follow TCP rules and regulations <click here for link>
Provide as much detail and pictures to the item you're selling as possible. A well informed customer is a happy customer.
Selling imitation/class A items is not a problem as long as they work as advertised.
Reduce attached images to at least 600pixels in width or 100kB max, be considerate to dial-up users.
The negotiation board was created for bargaining and transaction services. Refrain from making unsolicited comments.
Refrain from making "last price" inquiries. This defeats the purpose of negotiations.
Avoid posting selling or buying information about other members in the IFS/WTB section. IT does not necessarily help and may disrupt other legitimate / valid posts.
Show up at the time and place previously agreed upon.
Cross-posting and Double-posting is not allowed.
Make sure the IFS/WTB is posted at the correct category.
Indicate [SOLD] at the item name once the item has been dispatched and remember to delete it after (_____ days)
Put all details needed in items description section (pictures, warranty policies, specs, number of units avaialble, pick up points etc)
Avoid unnecesary characters in your title.
Always remember that buyers are after the best prices and not the best titles. Marketing strategy also involves the right or best prices.
Do not post items that are not Cellphone-related at TipidCP.
Remember, defective is defective is defective is defective. :P
When posting "Want to buy" items, give as much information as possible.
Do not copy the posting style, personal uploaded images, AD format, and personal links without permission from the original author.
POSITIVE feedback is preferred. Users prefer to get a positive feedback than no feedback at all.
Feedback is OPTIONAL, you don't have to leave a feedback if you don't want to.
Never beg for a feedback. If you have to ask, send a polite private message to request or remind the seller (or buyer).
Only give a NEGATIVE feedback as a last resort. Give the other user a chance to make things right.
Wait at least 1 week for a reply in the Buyer and Seller complaints thread before posting your NEGATIVE feedback.
Do not give revenge feedbacks, post your complaint at the feedback resolution link (menu on the left side, under user options)
Posting errant/misconceived NEGATIVE feedbacks are subject to review by TPC moderators and administrators for possible sanctions.
[b]Negative feedbacks are NOT allowed if there was no actual transaction involved, unless the transaction was supposed to be done at TPC HQ