Threads that clutter the forums will be deleted.
There are a variety of threads that are considered 'clutter' so it would be impossible to list them all. Any thread that has no point, shows clear signs of laziness or does not further improve the quality of the forums may be considered clutter. You will find some examples below for some popular threads that will be deleted.
Threads offering assistance/answers.Here are 3 specific questions that would fall under this category:
The point of the forums is to assist and answer questions with one another; there is no point in creating a thread for that same purpose. If you want to answer questions about a specific topic, wait for that question to come up and then answer it when it does.
- I am here to assist you with all things related to . . . product.
- Please feel free to post all of your . . . product questions in this thread so that they can be easier to find.
- I have experience and knowledge with . . . magic. Please let me know if you have any questions for me about that field and I'll be happy to answer them.
Threads requesting ideas for what to purchase next.If you need information about products you are considering, you should do the research on that specific product. Check out the product page, Review and Pre-Purchase forums, and ask questions about a specific product. You are the only one who can decide which item is better for you.
Requesting updates on activities in the forums or website.A quick browse of the forums or website will show you what has been updated and what has not. There is no point in requesting this information for others to do the work for you.
Threads requesting/requiring a PM response.There should be no need to start a thread that requests or requires a PM response. If the topic may lead to exposure, send a PM to a Moderator and he will be happy to assist you further. If you have a store related issue, submit an eSupport Ticket for further assistance.
Spoon Feeding.These forums are not to spoon feed each other, but they are here to assist you in your magical journey. Only you should pick out the effects to be added to your routine, come up with patter ideas, research future purchases, etc. Everyone else is more than willing to 'assist' you on finding your own path, but they are not here to do the work for you.
Moderators will make a judgment call based on each individual post at hand as to whether the post will be edited or deleted. Further action may be required based on the seriousness of the offense and past history with the individual user.