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Postby KateB » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:55 am

Conduct to Each Other
Very simply: play nice! Remember that everyone on here is a real person and your behaviour towards them should be as if you were sitting in the same room with them. It’s fine to have different opinions than one another (it would be a very boring world if everyone thought the same!), but disagreements should remain about the subject discussed and not include personal attacks against a person.

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Posting on the Forum
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Items for Sale
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Keeping The Forum Tidy
Threads will be moved, locked or merged together when necessary to keep posts on the same subject together for ease of use. Please try to start new posts in the correct section of the forum.

Thread titles should reflect the contents of the thread, particularly for posts requesting help. For example a thread entitled “How do I cast off?” tells everyone much more than a post entitled “I can’t do it! Argh!” Threads that are considered to have titles which are misleading or vague (e.g. “I’ve got a new…”, “Free chocolate if you click on this thread!” or “Wow!”) will be edited for clarity.

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Forum members with over 100 posts who have been a member for at least a month may post about their business in the Shops section of the forum. Forum members should not use this section for customer service queries (see naming and shaming below).

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Naming and Shaming
Please do not use this forum for customer service. Your first port of call should ALWAYS be the company you ordered from if you have ANY query about your order, for example, how long it will take to arrive, stock availability, etc.

If you are having problems with a particular company and you believe you have exhausted all available ways of contacting them without a satisfactory result, then you may post on here to see if another forum member can help you contact them. Please however keep your posts factual and do not include personal remarks. In addition, do not start threads purely to criticise an online business that you have had dealings with in the past, however you may feel towards them.

If you are considering ordering from a company that you have not ordered from before, you may post a query about them. All responses (positive and negative!) must be honest and factual, e.g. I ordered 3 balls of Fluffy DK from Yarny Yarn Shop. It took 27 weeks to arrive when it arrived it was wrapped in an old newspaper” rather than just “Yarny Yarn Shop are rubbish” which isn’t constructive or helpful to someone wondering whether to use a company!

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