This pretty much sums up all the things I wanted to say to fora posters across the internet, but just couldn't find the right words for it. Well done! This is a very good article and an interesting read. Now all I wish is that they will hopefully read and, most of all, try to follow this guide.
Posting in the right Forum is a big thing, I usually wont help people when they ask about DK stuff in WoW General or whatnot
The original article was very helpful. The only other thing I would like to add is that the "search" function can sometimes help. Given the nature of Wowhead, users should be careful to use the "search" field underneath the forum, not the one for general database searches (at least when searching for specific threads). I have often found such features to be a lifesaver when perusing forums for certain topics.
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Oftenly while browsing forums in order to reply, my targets are threads wich explain what they are and actually have an interesting topic of my concern. Most of the threads wich I don't understand what their intention is, I either 1- Skip them or (If I'm really BORED) 2- Read them, just to find how the reply scenario comes off this way:A- Links.B- Walls of text explaining how the whole world works. (I.E: (paladin forums) Explanation on how does a paladin work, and how each single aspect of this class should be exploited by the player)C- Flames (my favourite)D- Randomness.E- Usefull short tips answering the question (wich few people understand since its just so badly elaborated).Anyway, I hope the blog post helps people. I'm getting a little tired after some months of hanging out at the forums just seeing how people constantly ask and argue about the same old stuff. This ends up in making me interested more in foruming when new content is added.
The problem with wowhead forums is the number of borderline retards who can't even type properly.
It may be true that many topics or issues are discussed on a regular basis, but if one is truly tired of seeing or reading those issues then I encourage you to write a guide, format it well, and use a spellcheck.Instead of repeating yourself (or reading others regurgitating the same information), make it accessible and readily available to everyone. This is the most optimal way to get new, advanced topics going in each of the forums. It has worked great for the warrior and rogue forums which have a strong community base.Taking initiative and being proactive can be as rewarding as finding that one piece of information you actually came here looking for, =)
Although this sounds a bit like my Journalism class, I thought that this blog is great for showing the perfect example of acceptable threads on this forum. I'll try to keep these ideals in mind when making new threads... (might be too late now..)
That's kind of the point. Journalism relies upon enticing the audience to partake in reviewing media. With so many different choices and perspectives vying for domination, one has to go to extreme lengths to get the ratings, right? That's about where I draw the line. Sensationalism is basically wrong and the essence of journalism should be more about getting to the truth, but before even that one must assess whether or not the truth should be known. Some things are better left unsaid.On the other hand, foreign journalism is often better than inward journalism (do any Americans here believe that ABC or CBS present news unbiased?). No broadcasting station does, but that's why they are in the mass market and publicly funded. There are plenty of people who like the news presented and these journalists or employees rather are more than happy to oblige them if offered the right price. That right there is the key which rings indignity in my mind. That right there is why I'm glad I never pursued journalism as a career.