Posting Guidelines, members read the 2 rules below before posting!
- If you are asking a question about your horse, you should never post a message at the bottom of someone else's discussion. Instead start a new discussion in a appropriate topic. This is the most common reason for deleted, moved, or unanswered questions.
- You can add a post to someone else’s discussion if you are replying to a question or asking for a clarification of a statement in the post, but each discussion is owned by the originator. Posting a question about your horse would be like interrupting a conversation.
We know you are in a hurry to get your questions answered. Please bear with us long enough to understand how The Advisor works. In return we promise you the latest and complete information on your horse and problem.
The back bone of The Horseman's Advisor is the professionally written articles, over 500, that address almost every possible topic on taking care of horses. The mission of the forum's on this site is to provide an easy, efficient system for members to ask questions that have not been addressed in the articles or in prior discussions. Also there are areas for members to interact in a more personal way in the Bulletin Board, and areas that provide technical support for computer/internet/site problems encountered while using The Advisor.
Help With Posting
DO Edit Your Profile for displaying information and setting preferences.
DO a search on this board before posting any questions.
- DO post in a subtopic that is related to your interest. See "How To Use This Board" below for more information.
- DO create a brief title that is descriptive of the content.
- DO check back in a day or so to see if your question has been answered.
- DO remember to thank anyone who took the time to answer your question. A little courtesy goes a long way.
- DO NOT Add a Message in someone else's discussion unless it directly addresses someone else's post in that discussion.
- DO NOT post or email your password, phone number, address, etc unless the e-mail address ends in "@horseadvice.com". Anything else may be a hacker attempting to gain unauthorized access to your board!
- DO NOT use profanity or demean your fellow users.
- DO NOT post your message or question to more than one discussion on this board.
- DO NOT post your message in a subtopic unrelated to your interest.
Discussions on the Internet are inherently difficult. This is because you may not know your fellow posters well, you are unable to detect body language and inflection, and even cultural differences contribute to misunderstandings. But experience suggests the biggest reason for the perception of rudeness is the ease with which many take offense at other's positions when they are different from their own. Often such posts are taken as being talked down to. Of course there is the occasional really rude post. In this article I will take my daily experiences from the last 10 years of running this discussion board and discuss these issues and ways to deal with them.
Approaching Discussions and Posting