Hey guys. As EMC grows, we welcome new members onto the forums and in often times these members don't understand how to use the forums. I'm writing this guide just to let you know of some of the un-official policies/manners and rules that we like to follow. RULES AND MANNERS:Try and give detailed explanations, helpful postsTry to avoid making posts such as like "haha" or "lol" instead, use the reply option and answer mutliple posts at once.Try your best to be polite and matureNo one likes someone that snaps back and tries to start arguments with everyone.No spamming ads in other peoples threadsDoing so will end up with a bad reputation and thousands of people telling you that it's wrong. Also, it's against the rules.Try to use correct grammar/punctuationAlthough it's sad, often the older you seem the more respected you are. It also means more likes if your posts make sense!When hosting an auction, follow the requirementsMake sure that you wait at LEAST 3-4 hours until you bump an auction up. For more info on what and what not to do, visit this page. (thanks Jake_bagby)No boosting or asking for likes/trophiesThis is against the rules.Searching for suggestions before making themThe forums are extremely busy, take all the "Tekkit" threads for example. Just one is fine! However, if a thread is old or something else has been introduced, it's alright to make a new thread.Bumping old threadsThis will result in so many people attacking you. Although it's considered rude in most situations, bumping a sticky or important thread is fine and most people should stick with you.Try not to have super annoying signaturesNo one wants their screen to be blocked by huge, annoying signatures.TIPS:How to upload photos onto your posts.1. When posting, there is a button "Upload a File" BELOW the text editor.2. Click this, choose the file you would like to upload and follow the basic instructions.A faster way to upload an image from the internet is to click the "Insert/Edit Image" button ABOVE the text editor. Get the link of the image itself (not off a webpage, ect.) by right clicking and clicking "Open in new tab." Then paste the URL into the pop-up. OTHER PLAYER'S TIPS:Bugmo1207 said: Please do not post "FIRST" on a popular post. It only loses you respect and will often be deleted.SparerToaster said: Get a browser with auto-correct and use it!penfoldex said: Remember to try and "snip" long quotes when replying.SpaceShuttleFan said: If you need help, PM someone with "Administrator," "Senior Staff," or "Moderator" under their name, they can help with just about anything.IamSaj said: Don't post ban appeals on the forums - private message the staff member that banned you instead.