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Welcome to the Horton cum Studley village forum!
This is where the residents of Horton cum Studley can raise and discuss topics of interest to the villagers. We are seeking a lively debate on a variety of topics that are of interest to our village but, without wanting to stiffle discussion on topics of interest, we do need to apply a certain amount of basic control the forum over the topics and the level of discussion so, please note:
- You will need to register for an account before you can add your comments to any of the discussion
- You should review and observe the general rules of etiquette for using the forum (below)
- If you want to start a new topic for discussion, please use the Add new Forum topic link at the top of the page. Please note, though, that new topics will not become visible in the Forum until they have been reviewed and published by the Content Manager for our website.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing your contributions!
Here are some general rules of etiquette that you should follow when contributing to our forum:
- Avoid typing all in capitals or all in bold text, as this is the equivalent to shouting on an Internet forum!
- Avoid posting extremely long forum posts on a regular basis.
- Read all of the posts in the thread before posting your comments. This will help forum participants avoid repeating points that have already been discussed previously.
- Don’t "hijack" a forum threads. Keep your comments relevant to the topic and avoid taking the discussion thread away from the current line of conversation. If you'd like to discuss a different issue or problem, it's best to suggest a new thread in the “Suggestions for New Topics” thread.
- Please don’t make derogatory remarks about fellow forum participants, the website or the website team. It’s all too easy to cross the line between constructive and non-constructive criticism when writing in a forum where there is an absence of indicators like tone of voice, facial expressions, etc. If you have a problem that you'd like to address with another individual, it's best to discuss this outside our forum!
- When posting on an Internet forum, there is an absence of indicators that help the reader to decipher your tone and intention. In the absence of valuable voice tone, body language, facial expressions and other social cues, emoticons and symbols (smiley face, or "*smile*") can help make tone and intention clear to other forum participants.
- Remember your audience. Who's reading the web forum? It's important to keep this in mind when making forum posts and make sure that the discussion is appropriate to the audience.