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Rules and Recommendations for LFT threads
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Hi, I decided to write this to not only outline the (few) exact rules upheld in this section as well as to try and help people write the best possible LFT threads they can.

RULES

  • Any threads that devolve into a witch-hunt, will very, very likely end up in a thread lock and possible thread nuke. This is, obviously, under admin discretion.

  • The rule of "Do not make personal attacks of any kind. Keep trash talk in the realm of TF2." is also highly enforced. This includes, but is not limited to, Facebook profile links, photos, addresses, etc. Please keep your posts related to TF2.

And now...

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Most of the population of TFTV is in 6s, and even then it's usually for ESEA and CEVO. If you're not looking to play in ESEA or CEVO 6s you're likely to get more tryouts in the respective league forums (presumably UGC, or ETF2L). However, there have been some threads looking in UGC that have been successful (at least as far as I can tell), so just be aware.

  • The biggest mistake I see is not being honest in stating what level you are. Try to state your level of competency the best you can. The reason for this is because the team you tryout for are going to know your real skill level when they play; lying about it only wastes tryout time of both parties.

  • Try not to be cocky in your thread (and just in general, IMO!). It will not be received well.

  • Try not to make too many threads or bump too often; this takes a little bit more tact, but a good rule of thumb is if your thread isn't on the first page, it's likely to be okay to bump. A good rule of thumb for making a new thread is if it has been "awhile" since your last thread. Unfortunately, it's harder to judge exactly when either of these things should be done, please use common sense the best you can.

  • I don't recommend linking to stats; stats are actually pretty unreliable most of the time because there's no context.

  • There is such a thing as a suspicious thread. As above, in the long run, it is far more beneficial that people who comment on your thread are honest. Being seen as disingenuous or a harmful manipulator, especially in a community of the size of competitive TF2, is definitely a huge deal.
    This thread by vile is a very good read for making a thread.

If you need your thread title changed, FEEL FREE to message me with your link and new title; I'm more than happy to change it for you.

Hopefully this helps, and happy looking!

Hi, I decided to write this to not only outline the (few) exact rules upheld in this section as well as to try and help people write the best possible LFT threads they can.

[size=14][u][b]RULES[/b][/u][/size]
[list]
[*] Any threads that devolve into a witch-hunt, will very, very likely end up in a thread lock and possible thread nuke. This is, obviously, under admin discretion.

[*] The [url=http://teamfortress.tv/s/rules]rule[/url] of "Do not make personal attacks of any kind. Keep trash talk in the realm of TF2." is also highly enforced. This includes, but is not limited to, Facebook profile links, photos, addresses, etc. Please keep your posts related to TF2.
[/list]

And now...

[size=14][u][b]RECOMMENDATIONS[/b][/u][/size]
[list]
[*] Most of the population of TFTV is in 6s, and even then it's usually for ESEA and CEVO. If you're not looking to play in ESEA or CEVO 6s you're likely to get more tryouts in the respective league forums (presumably UGC, or ETF2L). However, there have been some threads looking in UGC that have been successful (at least as far as I can tell), so just be aware.

[*] The biggest mistake I see is not being honest in stating what level you are. Try to state your level of competency the best you can. The reason for this is because the team you tryout for are going to know your real skill level when they play; lying about it only wastes tryout time of both parties.

[*] Try not to be cocky in your thread (and just in general, IMO!). It will not be received well.

[*] Try not to make too many threads or bump too often; this takes a little bit more tact, but a good rule of thumb is if your thread isn't on the first page, it's likely to be okay to bump. A good rule of thumb for making a new thread is if it has been "awhile" since your last thread. Unfortunately, it's harder to judge exactly when either of these things should be done, please use common sense the best you can.

[*] I don't recommend linking to stats; stats are actually pretty unreliable most of the time because there's no context.

[*] There is such a thing as a suspicious thread. As above, in the long run, it is far more beneficial that people who comment on your thread are honest. Being seen as disingenuous or a harmful manipulator, especially in a community of the size of competitive TF2, is definitely a huge deal.
[url=http://teamfortress.tv/thread/7698/guide-to-make-a-looking-thread]This thread by vile[/url] is a very good read for making a thread.
[/list]

If you need your thread title changed, FEEL FREE to [url=http://teamfortress.tv/inbox/compose/mana]message me[/url] with your link and new title; I'm more than happy to change it for you.

Hopefully this helps, and happy looking!
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Reserved for FAQ

Reserved for FAQ
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#3
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Could you guys make both highlander and 6v6 sections of recruitment? It has always been inclined towards esea/cevo 6s players, but I'm seeing much more highlander players lft. People usually just recommend them to post on the ugc site instead, but tftv is so widespread it does make some sense for them to post here too.

Not sure if there is enough incentive to warrant the time it would take. Just a thought.

Could you guys make both highlander and 6v6 sections of recruitment? It has always been inclined towards esea/cevo 6s players, but I'm seeing much more highlander players lft. People usually just recommend them to post on the ugc site instead, but tftv is so widespread it does make some sense for them to post here too.

Not sure if there is enough incentive to warrant the time it would take. Just a thought.
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#4
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i bumped this year old post a few weeks ago before i knew that it wasnt something anyone should do
i regret it to this day

i bumped this year old post a few weeks ago before i knew that it wasnt something anyone should do
i regret it to this day
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