Welcome to Compulsive Posters' Anonymous!
Compulsive Posters’ Anonymous is the only (semi-)sanctioned Chat Thread at the Dragon Cave Forums. Anyone is allowed to post, all of us are permitted to chat. In order to make this a fun place for everyone to be, I give you a few reminders about thread behaviour and the reporting procedure ~
Flaming: Please do not flame each other in this thread. Flaming each other for any reason is not allowed here and can land you on a black list.
Complaints: If you have complaints about the thread, other posters in the thread (including myself) or any other aspect concerning this thread, please PM a moderator with them and do not post them in this thread or in any other thread!
Behaviours: Give people the same respect you would want for yourself. This thread may be more relaxed than some of the other threads on this Forum, but that is no excuse for bullying or flaming or excluding other users. Our behaviour not only reflects on us, but on the thread as a whole. This Chat Thread is extremely fortunate to exist at all and could easily be closed down if there are complaints.
It's the moderators' job to deal with issues like flaming. They have the tools to deal with things like that. They can close/open topics, warn users, put on posting restrictions and even suspend. Having a bunch of people to say "Don't do that" is fine and dandy, but that's not their jobs and it means that issues with users can go unnoticed and unpunished.
Reporting Procedure: Please remember there are three steps to reporting a problem.
1. The Report Button. The Report Button is your friend. It's there for a reason. Click it. Your report is anonymous.
2. PM a mod directly.
3. PM me. This is NOT the best solution but if the other two don't produce results (and they should) then PM me, and I can click report and also PM a mod.
Board Rules: http://forums.dragcave.net/index.php?act=boardrules
Forum Games Rules ~ SockPuppet Strangler’s Post
This is an awesome informational post which, if you haven't yet read, I strongly urge you to do so!
But why is a Chat Thread called Compulsive Posters’ Anonymous, you ask?
It began as an innocent exercise in identifying compulsive posters. People would answer a list of questions and realize they were compulsive posters. From that, inadvertently, a chat thread was born.
Here are some more of the CPA details:
~ Have you ever told yourself "Oh, I'll just make one more post" and then discovered hours have passed and you're still posting?
~ Have you ever been at someone's house for a visit or dinner or something and gone to Dragon Cave to post "just once more" in 'Boys vs. Girls'?
~ Do you ever find yourself at Dragon Cave when you should be at work or school?
~ Have you ever checked the Top Ten Posters List and discovered that you were on it? and maybe even discovered that you were number 1?
~ At the end of a day, do you find it hard to remember in which threads you've posted?
If you answered "Yes" to one or more of these questions, then you may be a compulsive poster. Have no fear! We are here to keep you company!
This is a Chat Thread, not a club. As I’ve said before, anyone is allowed to post. We are a group of people who post compulsively and like to meet others who do the same. The 'Game' here is about having fun and being supportive. However, if you are one of those who are self-confessed compulsive posters, you can add, "Hi. My name is [your forum name], and I am a compulsive poster." to your first post and you’ll be added to the list of compulsive posters, found here.
You should then be greeted by a chorus of "Hi, [your forum name]" from other members of this thread (though we may all be compulsively posting elsewhere, so don't feel slighted if there's a momentary silence!) after which you are welcome to use this thread to share your compulsive posting stories or just to share whatever's on your mind. We are compulsive, after all.
CPA Founding Members:
CPA was begun on December 13, 2009, by Lagie, Leap, and Parakeet13.
Welcome to the CPA Chat Thread!
Hi. My name is Lagie, and I am a compulsive poster.
*sets out brownies*