Ah, hello! If you're reading this page, on the wiki, you've probably already run into the
Forum of Filth. The Forum of Filth is CavemanJoe's super cool
club house that only the coolest kids ever find1) and only the ice-coldest ever
regularly visit. In it, you will find unprecedented levels of
about the game, its mechanics, and its story. However, with that piddling amount of power comes
a piddling amount of responsibility so, without further ado,2) let's discuss some
community3)4) guidelines aimed at making the forum the best it can be!
There are two things you need to know about the Forum of Filth that make it different from
many other forums: It moves slowly and its search function sucks5).
With that in mind, all the
other guidelines make perfect sense.
If you put your topic in the right forum6), it will be easier to dig up in the future. Forums include:
Feedback and Development
Do not create a topic in the Legacy forums. Also, despite what some of the forum descriptions
say, bug reports are probably better suited to Petitions.
Other forums have rules against "necromancing", posting in threads that are old. By contrast,
due to the aforementioned slowness and crappy search capabilities, necromancy is encouraged
in the Forum of Filth, as it's much more convenient to have all the posts on a topic in one
If you aren't necromancing a thread, but are continuing a conversation, or responding to
please include a link to any relevant places, so that readers can find what you're responding to years in the
future, when it's buried under piles of debris and detritus. If it is impossible
to link to whatever it is you're talking about, please explain it in your post,
even just briefly.
The Forum of Filth, like many other forums, includes a "quote" button so that you can quote parts of someone else's post in your post. This is usually only necessary in busy threads, or if you're responding to a post with multiple part. Otherwise, you can just address your post to the person you're responding to, and everyone will know what you mean. E.g., if I post "Rohit is the best robot" in the thread, you can usually just post something like, "Full Metal Lion, I understand where you're coming from, but Robot is the best robot." instead of having to quote me, so long as my post isn't too far in the past. When in doubt, quote to increase clarity. You don't necessarily need to quote the entire post you're responding to, you can redact.
This process is a little more complex than it honestly should be, but here we go...
First you must find the name of the post, which is a number. You may find this either by examining the target url of the "quote" button, which will contain the name as a quoteid parameter, or by right-clicking the name of the poster of the post, and hitting "Inspect Element". Somewhere in the gobbledygook will be something like
<a name="2"></a>, and that number is what you want.
After you have the name, append it to the url of the thread after a '#', like so: http://enquirer.improbableisland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=1#2. That will link directly to the post you wanted.
There's a very simple userscript that can do this for you.