Welcome to Ask/Tell! Your moderators are moana, Zeta Taskforce, and Eggplant Wizard. Have a question? We have the answers!*
In order to keep this forum running smoothly, please read and abide by the following rules before posting:
1) When making a thread, ask yourself if it can be answered succinctly through a simple trip to Google or the SAclopedia. Do not post threads that can be answered in one simple answer simply because you're too lazy to look it up yourself.
Concerning low content threads: As a rule of thumb, ask yourself if your thread offers anything in the way of interesting discussion when you post it. I'm tired of people posting dumb threads like "what presents should I get my GIRLFRIEND" or "hey guys I want to live in either Pensacola or Bumblefuck help me decide!". These threads offer VERY LITTLE to anyone else but the OP. If the only person benefiting from your posted thread is yourself, please don't bother posting it, or post it in the small questions thread.
2) Look before you post! There may already be a thread on the subject. Example: If you want to post a thread asking how to clean an animal skull, quickly search through and see if someone has already posted a thread about cleaning animal skulls before posting your own inquiry. Duplicate threads will be gassed and the poster will have their skull cleaned. SEE THE LIST OF THREADS BELOW.
Sometimes people post threads in A/T that should rightly go in other forums. Do you have a question about
If you post in the wrong forum, your thread will be either gassed or moved, and you may or may not be told. Good luck finding it.
3) TAG YOUR THREADS. "Ask" if you know stuff and "Tell" if you don't. Don't forget the general tag for your topic either or you'll get "poo poo Post."
4) "Gimmick" threads, unless extremely hilarious, will be gassed. Goddamn. Gimmick posters are banned all over this site for a reason. 99% of them are unfunny and annoying.
5) DO NOT POST ANYTHING INVOLVING ILLEGAL ACTIVITY without express permission from the mods. Do not post a thread about how to steal, cheat, rip people off, or how to get drugs or pick locks. You will be banned without hesitation. This rule also applies to anyone who "helpfully" wanders into a thread to offer advice on how to break the law. Nothing illegal or fraudulent, folks. Sorry. Ozmanote: THAT INCLUDES FAKE IDs, YOU IDIOTS, SO QUIT THINKING THAT YOU'RE BEING SLY BY ASKING FOR HINTS ABOUT A "NOVELTY ID."
Also, on the subject of illegal content and this forum. Do NOT think you can be sneaky and save yourself from banning by saying "Hay, I'd like to learn how to break into a car/learn pickpocketing/murder my neighbors... for uh... entertainment purposes". How would I hypothetically go about doing this"? You aren't fooling anyone, fellas.
6) Do not post "Ask me" threads about working in the food industry or basic retail (Best Buy, Costco, Gamestop, etc.). They are inevitably lovely, bring out lovely posters, and we hate them.
[FAQ and Megathread Listing]
*answers not guaranteed to be correct, unbiased, or relevant
Somebody fucked around with this message at Apr 4, 2013 around 20:14
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If you notice anything in here that needs to be added, fixed, or removed (like a megathread you think ought to be listed, a broken link, or an archived thread), please let us know by PM or by posting in the Ask me about the Forums thread stickied at the top of the forum. Thanks, everyone!
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You can post new "Ask me about being a [X]" threads in A/T, but once they get very long or start cluttering up the main page again, they'll likely be moved to BFC.
moana fucked around with this message at Mar 19, 2011 around 18:24
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