JapanDict Forum Rules and Guidelines

fr3ndfr3nd Posts: 11
edited May 2018 in General

🙇 Be Respectful & Patient

  • Be patient with and kind to all forum participants.
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⭕ Community DOs

  • DO: Search before posting: There is a good chance a thread about your topic or an answer to your question already exists. Help minimize duplicate posts to ensure useful information gets surfaced easily!
  • DO: Use informative post titles: Keep titles short, specific and on-topic so the forums are easier to navigate. If you’re asking a question, it should go in the title.

    • Bad: I need help with a Japanese word
    • Good: What's the proper way to spell 日本?
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❌ Community DON'Ts

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❓ Asking questions

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Last updated: May 1st 2018.

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