This is an example of the upper tier public categories on WinterWind.
Take a look at the different categories we offer here on the Winterwind Website. They're pretty self explanatory. If you can't find out where to post you're an idiot and I don't know how you managed to complete the registration to be allowed to post. You know, maybe that's why you don't post. Go register! ... Categories, right. Keep in mind, though, that some topics may cross over into other categories as well. In that case, try to choose which option best suits your chosen topic of discussion.
After you've found an appropriate category, ask yourself "does a thread (someone else's initial topic post) all ready exist that relates to my topic?" If so, is your topic sufficient enough to have it's own thread or is it in enough relation to an existing topic to keep thread clutter down? If a thread does not exist, feel free to click the New Topik button in the upper left hand corner of the forum window in your browser (also pictured below)
Complicated, I know.
Now, as I stated before, if a sufficient topic all ready exists for your topic, please post it there to reduce clutter and help with organization. It's always nice when you don't have to sift through a bunch of crap to find the crap that you want. In such a case, click the existing thread.
Yes, I'm talking about you brain-gimp.
Followed by clicking "Post Reply" button instead of "New Topik". Either way, it brings you to the same screen in which you will type your message and click "Post New Thread" so we all may be enlightened by how smart you are to be able to contribute to posting on the forums. Also, keep in mind to make your "New Thread" Topics labeled properly. This will help others find your post in the future.
Woo. Now you can corrupt the world with your lack of knowledge!
Now, some general posting etiquette to abide by.
- * If something you're posting is something that could get someone in trouble at work, put the acronym "NSFW" in your Topic Title or in your message if it's a link. NSFW stands for "Not Safe For Work."
* Do not make multiple posts on the same subject or post advertisements for something that ... just doesn't fit. That's called Spamming and I'll kill you if you do that.
* Do not Hi-Jack a thread. That means if someone makes a post, please keep on topic of that post. That means if I have an awesome signature graphic and you happen to see it in someone's thread about how much new games suck when you're just really a nostalgic bastard, don't post "OMG Joe! I'll give you my girlfriend for a signature graphic like that!" In the forum world, that is considered rude and I don't want your girlfriend anyway because she's probably slept with you. And, well, you need a guide on how to post on forums. I don't like women who date the mentally handicapped.