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    Rules For Posting


    I think we are going to have to make some rules for posting in this section so that is why I am starting this thread. What I will do (and maybe one of the mods in here will take over ) is let people post their ideas and thoughts, a regular old discussion. Once we have done that I will make a post with just that informaiton and make it sticky and make it so no one else can post to it.

    I think we should suggest that the url of the site be in the subject making it easier to know what site is which. If all the subjects say review my site or something generic like that it will make it hard to find threads again.

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    Yeah. I think that the thread titles should be just the domain:

    http://forums.devshed.com

    and then in the post, you say what the site is and what its about to give people an idea of what it should do:

    The Dev Shed Forums are a place for developers to discuss many topics based around general web development and computers.

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    I concur re; the thread titles.

    Regarding the content of the messages, I think it would be helpful if users would focus in on what they would like reviewed.

    For instance, if they are hoping to get the design critiqued, some aspect of the site's functionality reviewed, their copy read, etc - to ask users to make it clear what they would like reviewed.

    Otherwise, it can be easy to get lost in the minutiae of analyzing every aspect of a site (unless, of course, they'd like every aspect of the site reviewed ).

    Additionally, I think it would be helpful for users to state what the intention or goal of their site is, in order to give analysts an idea of how to approach their review.
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    oh yeah. i was going to write that --- popped for a glass of water and forgot what I was going to say

    shall I write one up, sticky and close it like I did for webhosting?
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    Many replies to requests for reviews start with "you didn't close your <blah> tag, you have an extra <head>" etc.

    It might be worth putting a link to http://validator.w3.org/ in the sticky too remind/alert people of its existence.
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    Okay how about something like this:


    If you approve, I can sticky and close it in a new thread in the forum. I can do similar things for the other forums too.

    Hi,

    Welcome to the Reviews and Critiques forum. If you are thinking of putting up your site for review, we strongly reccomend you read this first:

    Please follow these simple rules when posting a site for critique.

    1. Please use the thread title of your URL. For instance, if you are putting Dev Shed Forums up for review, then you would have the thread title/subject of 'http://forums.devshed.com'.

    2. Please post the general outline of your site in the thread, including what it is meant to do, its focus(es) and its goals.

    3. Please check it first with the W3C Validator, http://validator.w3.org

    4. Please post which part you want use to critique, be it the design, layout, functionality, navigability, spelling or generally everything.

    Thank you for reading.

    If you have any questions, or would like to add to this list, please contact me, or another Reviews & Critiques moderator.

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    Originally posted by ishnid
    Many replies to requests for reviews start with "you didn't close your <blah> tag, you have an extra <head>" etc.

    It might be worth putting a link to http://validator.w3.org/ in the sticky too remind/alert people of its existence.
    Agreed.
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    Originally posted by computer
    oh yeah. i was going to write that --- popped for a glass of water and forgot what I was going to say

    shall I write one up, sticky and close it like I did for webhosting?
    lol @ computer

    Sure. Can you PM me the sticky, or post it here first, so I can check it out ?
    [edit]
    Nevermind - thats twice today haven't RTFP ... :\ Coffee must not be strong enough.
    [/edit]
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    computer -

    Its good. Go ahead and post it.

    However, I have a question - if you close the thread, can you/I reopen it if the content needs to be modified (for instance, addition of another web-based resource for pre-site checking), or is it locked for good? I don't recall if vB allows Mods to access closed threads, or only Admins.
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    if you want to add to it, PM me and I can edit it in.

    how about that then?

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