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Polite Behavior


Updated September 19, 2011

Intent of this section: To make this a pleasant user experience with minimal distractions.
  • All caps is considered to be shouting. Please don't use it.
  • Don't monopolize the screen by posting excessively long song lyrics, long stories or jokes, or other off-topic messages.
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