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Mistakes NOT to make here on DealerRefresh

Discussion in 'Follow the Rules' started by Jeff Kershner, Feb 20, 2012.

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  1. Jeff Kershner

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    Being an active member of here on DealerRefresh can be extremely useful and rewarding. However, it is common and easy to make avoidable mistakes.

    Here are a list of "Commonsense" mistakes you will want to avoid:

    Don't Break the Rules

    We do have a set of community rules that are easily accessible. Take the time to read them. For a deeper sense of the rules, read through older threads to see what's allowed and what's not. If not, you may find that most of your replies are being deleted. Ouch!

    Repeat Old Posts

    It's a good idea not to bring up old conversation topics that have been discussed sufficiently. For example, if you see that the topic of Twitter Tools has been brought up many times and become less and less popular, there's no need to bring it up again.

    To help with this - make use our our super search feature found in the top right. Our search not only searched out matches here on the forum but ALSO over on the blog.

    Me Too!
    When replying to threads on forums don't go with the lazy "Me too!" reply. It adds no value to the thread and will cause other users to think less of you. New information is good; echoing is bad.

    Agree with Everything

    It's healthy and normal to disagree. And if you didn't already know, we're always up for a good debate here on DealerRefresh. There's no need to agree with what everyone says; if you feel differently let them know because it will make it more interesting for everybody.

    Lengthy Signature

    Here on DealerRefresh we do allow you to attach a signature to your posts. There is no need to make yours five sentences, a few images, and ten links. It's enough to just have your name, business and one link. Long signatures with huge unnecessary photos and or links drive us nuts.

    Self Promotion

    If you're participating here on Dealerrefresh solely to promote yourself, GET LOST. Providing great answers, opinions, and becoming an active member will do a better job of self promotion than only talking about yourself.

    Spam
    Obviously, don't blatantly spam. That will call for immediate expulsion from the forum, something that I wouldn't recommend.

    Long, Complicated Titles

    If you're starting a new thread don't give it a title that's too long and impossible to understand. Make everybody's life easier by using small, meaningful, related titles that everybody could comprehend. *You can always be super cool and use relevant keywords on your title ;)

    Private Information

    Be careful before sharing any private information or data that could get you in trouble. Remember anyone could see these posts and your safety and privacy are important.

    What would you like added to the list?
     
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    #1 Jeff Kershner, Feb 20, 2012
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    I think you missed the most important rule:

    Respect the Purple Tie!

    Thanks Jeff!!
     
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  4. ed.brooks

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    Purple ties are ALWAYS a mistake (unless you are Royalty).
     
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  5. Alex Snyder

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    A good rule of thumb (that applies to life in general) is to follow the twitter character limit: 140 characters. Staying within that limit appeals to the lazier-not-wanting-to-read side most people have today. You'll get more likes ;)
     
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    I completely agree with Alex - especially on forum posts where you're likely browsing a couple threads at a time. If you're trying to scan a
     
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  7. ed.brooks

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    Now that was subtle - but hilarious!
     
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  8. yagoparamo

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    Disagree with Pistell, whether you are right or wrong (that makes no difference).
     
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    #7 yagoparamo, Feb 23, 2012
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  9. john.quinn

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    I see you're wearing your Steak Jacket and Pork Chop Pants while visiting the Lion's Den...
     
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  10. joe.pistell

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    Yago,

    I HOPE that someone disagrees with me and can show me what I've overlooked. When that happens, it totally opens up NEW opportunities that I've missed. When I am wrong, I sell more cars!!!
     
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  11. Ryan Thompson

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    I dialed my signature line back a bit after this post by the Godfather. Then I see Joe with this bad boy!
     
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