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    Question Rules for Classifying in the Anthropology Forum?

    Is there a 100 character minimum, or a 100 word minimum, for posting in the Anthropology Forum? And does the rule apply to the initial post of the thread, where photos are submitted for classification? Thank You.

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    Posted by Raven to this subforum:

    New rule: people who classify subjects should elaborate on their classifications. This does not only add to your credibility as classifiers, but it also helps the reader learn something. "Nordid + Baltid" etc. one-liners are not acceptable.
    The minimum character limit for these forums has been set to 100. Those who try to cheat by abusing smilies or other such features rendering their posts with a lowbrow look will have their posts deleted and if they continue, they will be infracted.

    Thanks for your time and understanding.
    http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=1296

    100 words would be almost like an essay...

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    I have not discussed this with Raven or other staff but probably the first posting, asking for a classification, could be less than 100 words. But that level of information would be nice, meaning: It would be nice to have a frontal and profile picture and a full-figure picture showning the person's body type. In an ideal world the height, weight, cranial and facial measuements would be included--or as many of these as possible.

    What we are aiming for is a discussion. What we are trying to aviod is one-liners, and abuse of the classication system for personal, political or ethnic goals.

    Nobody's opinion is above discussion/rebuttal. But to have a conversation, enough input must be present so that opinions can be formed.

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    There is a 100 character minimum. This doesn't mean that one will have to count one's characters, the system will count them instead. If they are below this limit, it will display a message that prevents one from posting until the limit is reached.

    It applies to all posts in the Physical Anthropology and Anthropological Taxonomy forums. The system doesn't differentiate between first posts and the rest, as it applies per forum. However the system counts [IMG] code as well, so people who start threads to have a subject classified can easily fulfill this requirement by embedding images from imageshack, tinypic, or whatever host they use, into their posts. One can use the imageshack upload function which is integrated under "Additional Options".

    It's also recommendable to use such images for temporary classifications, etc. if one has an account with the host, as they can easily be removed via one's account.

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