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General FAQs - and how to NOT put your foot in it!!!!

Postby Fi » Sat Apr 23, 2005 09:34 pm

How to avoid those sweaty moments, when you realize you’ve just put your foot in it.

We really suggest you read this! :D :D :D

We want you to enjoy the time you spend with us and feel comfortable and relaxed and although we have no real rules, apart from the obvious ones, which we’ll mention later, there are one or two things, that it would be good for you to know, to prevent ‘those sweaty moments’

The forum monitors are here to help you, please contact us if you have any worries that you need to talk about privately. :D
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Postby Fi » Sat Apr 23, 2005 09:37 pm

EBAY:

Although we have a trading thread, which is proving to be very successful and much used, some members also list items on ebay for auction and advertise this fact on the forum.

Nobody here has a problem with that and many members fund the purchasing of more Little Brown Envelopes from Bernard this way.
Problems can sometimes arise, if people post links or information on other members’ ebay sales, so for the sake of the forum monitors’ sanity and to avoid those ‘sweaty moments’, please avoid doing this. :wink:
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Postby Fi » Sat Apr 23, 2005 09:43 pm

NASTY STUFF:

Everybody is entitled to an opinion, if we all thought the same; the world would be a very boring place indeed :D . We have found, that Discworld attracts very singular people, who if rich, would be politely called eccentric :roll: , but because they’re not, are thought decidedly odd and some very strange and interesting discussions have occurred here :D . You may sometimes be required to take a deep breathe and count to ten before answering, but that is much better than resorting to abusive language and unpleasantness. Some milder swearing is tolerated but foul language is not and you will get issued lines and possibly detention for infringing these guidelines. :shock:
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Postby Fi » Sat Apr 23, 2005 09:49 pm

COPYRIGHT:

Please be aware that the contents of this website, outside of this forum, are covered by copyright laws and belong to Bernard, our esteemed mentor, so please ask permission before you use any bits. Bernard is a lovely man and is unlikely to say no, but it is polite to ask. Indicating where the information used, comes from, by pasting a link or just mentioning this website, is also appreciated
By the same token please ask for the permission of any website owner, before using any of it here and again acknowledgement of where it comes from will be appreciated.:D

Indeed if you are using any image, text or other creation of a person that is identified as being copyright to them, please ask their permission if you wish to use it. We cannot be held responsible for any action that may be undertaken against you for failing to do this.
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Postby Fi » Sat Apr 23, 2005 09:54 pm

TRADING FORUM:

You don't even need stamps to start on here :D , have a browse and see whats on offer, the entire thread is updated on a monthly basis, so all the information on there is current. Members are quite happy to accept money in trade for a stamp, just ask. :D

Only monitors can start new topics on the Trading forum, but you are welcome, nay, encouraged to post your Flaterly spares and wants there.

You will also find a topic there, to leave trading feedback :D
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Postby Fi » Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:11 pm

STAMP RELATED INFORMATION:

The most obvious place to find out about these beautiful stamps would be on this website, but there are several other sources :D

Several forum members, have created websites jam packed with Discworld stamp information.

Steeljam's amazing Stamp Catalogue: http://www.discworldstampcatalogue.co.uk/index.html
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Postby Fi » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:58 am

PLOT DISCUSSIONS:

This is a tricky subject and one I'm adding just in case.

Terry and Bernard, are good friends and there's always a chance that Terry, might look at this forum every now and then. If he reads a story plot line on a forum, he will never write a book on that plot, just in case someone says "oiii!!! that was my idea"

So just in case, if you feel the need to discuss a potential book plot line, please, put SPOILER DON'T READ at the top of the post.

Many thanks. :D
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Commonly Used Abbreviations

Postby Darren » Tue May 10, 2005 09:25 am

COMMONLY USED ABBREVIATIONS

As these seem to be becoming more common, and by request, here is a small list of some of the abbreviations being used on the forum, and their meaning.
  • FAQ - Frequently asked questions.
  • Lol - Laugh out loud.
  • Rotfl - Roll on the floor laughing.
  • Lmao - Laugh(ing) my ass/arse off.
  • Pmsl - P*ss(ing) myself laughing.
  • Iykwim - If you know what I mean.
  • Btw - By the way.
  • Im(h)o - In my (honest/humble) opinion.
  • SWMBO - She who must be obeyed (aka the wife, fiancee or girlfriend). The male version does not exist, as we are never obeyed.
  • iirc - If I remember/recall correctly.


That's a very quick list of ones that commonly appear. In some cases, particularly the "laughter" ones, they can be combined together (e.g. Rotflmao).

There are bound to be more, if you want them added to the list PM one of the moderators and we will do so. It has also been pointed out that Stands4 is another good source of expansions for such abbreviations.

With thanks to Ptim for the question, and Marmaduke for the website.
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"Colourful" language

Postby Darren » Sat Aug 27, 2005 02:00 pm

The usage of colourful (aka obscene) language is something of a source of contention and complaint at times. As a rule of thumb, a good guideline is "if it would be approved of on TV before 9pm, or in a national newspaper (and I don't mean the Daily Sport) then it should be acceptable here.

The usage of *'s to "hide" obscene words is tolerated if really necessary and used sparingly. Frequent or persistent usage may incur moderator's attention however.

Also the use of such language in thread titles (even with *'s) will not be tolerated. Any such threads found will have their titles changed.
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Are gift vouchers available?

Postby Darren » Sat Sep 17, 2005 09:00 pm

Are gift vouchers available?

The Ankh-Morpork Post Office issues gift vouchers on request. These may also be purchased from the Wincanton Branch. They are available in £5, £10, £15 and £20 denominations.

Naturally there are conditions of use you must abide by:

Ankh-morpork postal gift vouchers can be redeemed at either the Wincanton branch or Ankh-Morpork central post office.

They are non transferable unless accompanied by a letter from the coroner (or his appointed office) or the official office of wills and probate.

Any name or gender change must be notified in writing fourteen working days before the voucher is tendered.

Any voucher used in payment of gaming or other debt is subject to a prima-face discount of not less than fifteen percent.

Any voucher used as dowry is subject to a bonus of ten percent of the face value. but only on sight of a valid marriage certificate post dating the issue of the voucher.


These are also viewed as collectable in their own right.

(as usual, contact Isobel for any purchases).
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What does CCDE stand for?

Postby Darren » Sat Sep 17, 2005 09:01 pm

What does CCDE stand for?

ClareCraft Discworld Event. This was a bi-annual event, held on alternate years to DWCon and organised by the good folks at ClareCraft. It involved camping in a field in Suffolk over a weekend in July, with assorted Discworld-related events happening on-site and lots of good humour. pTerry, The Cunning Artificer and Stephen Briggs would normally attend.

The Seamstress' Guild stamp and FDC was released at the 2005 event, as was the Zlobenian 1 Zloty stamp, the limited edition field service postcards, the Seamstress' tin and the Ankh Morpork Military issue book of stamps.

Sadly 2005 saw the last CCDE, as Clare Craft announced shortly after that it would be closing.
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What is AFP?

Postby Darren » Sat Sep 17, 2005 09:03 pm

What is AFP?

alt.fan.pratchett - this is the newsgroup dedicated to all things Pratchett (and a lot more besides). You can browse the postings using Google groups if you don't have a newsgroup client.

Additionally there are AFP IRC channels - the addresses for the IRC servers can be found on the L-Space site (www.lspace.org). You'll find many of the AFP regulars in the forum and at Discworld events. There are often AFP gatherings ('meets') in various places. Advance notice of these is posted to the alt.fan.pratchett.announce newsgroup, as is information about pTerry's upcoming book signings, performances of the DW plays and other relevant info.

This is as opposed to APF, which are the Annotated Pratchett Files. These are very good in themselves, and very much a recommended read.
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Where have $5 Blue Triangles been found?

Postby Darren » Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:00 pm

Where have $5 Blue Triangles been found?

There used to be a map, but now there ain't. So you just have to ask people!
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