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Guidelines: Writing a TFTV Post that is Successful
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Hello. My friend has been wondering why he always receives downfrags.
Here is quick guide containing some of the dos/donts.

First, the basic thing to remember is its all about playing to your audience while at the same time being helpful and not wasting effort on pointless BS.

  • Remember to never bump an old thread.
  • Before making your own thread to ask about hardware/settings/software issues, click on the threads tab and do a quick search to see if your question has already been answered. Enter 1 or 2 keywords and if you dont find anything on the first try, go ahead and make that thread homie.
  • Never act like youre smarter than everyone else, we are all useless gamers and dont have the very inteligente.
  • Always try to help out people when you can!! Whether tech questions or sometimes real life stuff, they usually need it if they are posting here.
  • Be able to understand and interpret contemporary vernacular such as "wtf is this shit" or "bored af" or "nice c0ck fellow dude".
  • Remember, every single person spending time on TFTV definitely has your best interests in mind and they are all good people. Be respectful and reserved.
  • Calling out your mates and starting drama is always a must do, but try to make it so that others will get the joke too, the goal is to not alienate people and if you havent realized this already you are definitely part of a minority.
  • Always be able to converse about og competitive players/teams/names but never give out more information than you receive. Try writing a single name or sentence that can be interpreted ambiguously.
  • Froyotech is the best unless they are not in which case it is Witness gaming or mge mike or showstopper or clockwork or kaidus or
  • that doesnt matter
  • Be able to use the built in HTML markdown BUT DO NOT OVERUSE IT, it makes you're thread confusing
  • Never talk about anime, but always be able to understand anime references.
  • Never talk about politics, but always be able to understand political references even if its not your country
  • Being redundant is usually a pointless and trivial.
  • If a high level or well known player comments on your thread or in relation to your own comment, you win
  • If you get extine or MR_SLIN in your thread, you win
  • If you get rahmed in your thread, you might win, kind of up in the air at that point
  • If you get aimisadick, you win
  • If people start fighting, you lose
  • Unless it's funny, then you win
  • Always use good grammar or spelling
  • Writing profanity is fine, but censoring yourself also makes you look wholesome. [*} Never read your own post, your wrote it perfect the first time
  • Never edit your posts after posting them. This demonstrates beta mentality.
  • Always edit your posts if you mess up, people hate a badly written post.
  • Why should you care how other people think of you?
  • If you receive downfrags, ignore them. They don't matter but you should definitely try to figure out who it was so you can downfrag them in return.

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Remember to have fun! The internet is a cool place where people sometimes have your best interests in mind! And if you screw up, expect to banned, shunned, ridiculed and/or chastised until you fix your shit.

With that said, here are some of the best posts that follow the guidelines:

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Other tips and tricks:

Show Content
  • Use imgur
  • Never post anything
Hello. My friend has been wondering why he always receives downfrags.
Here is quick guide containing some of the dos/donts.

[u]First, the basic thing to remember is its all about playing to your audience while at the same time being helpful and not wasting effort on pointless BS.[/u]
[list]
[*] Remember to never bump an old thread.
[*] Before making your own thread to ask about hardware/settings/software issues, click on the threads tab and do a quick search to see if your question has already been answered. Enter 1 or 2 keywords and if you dont find anything on the first try, go ahead and make that thread homie.
[*] Never act like youre smarter than everyone else, we are all useless gamers and dont have the very inteligente.
[*] Always try to help out people when you can!! Whether tech questions or sometimes real life stuff, they usually need it if they are posting here.
[*] Be able to understand and interpret contemporary vernacular such as "wtf is this shit" or "bored af" or "nice c0ck fellow dude".
[*] Remember, every single person spending time on TFTV definitely has your best interests in mind and they are all good people. Be respectful and reserved.
[*] Calling out your mates and starting drama is always a must do, but try to make it so that others will get the joke too, the goal is to not alienate people and if you havent realized this already you are definitely part of a minority.
[*] Always be able to converse about og competitive players/teams/names but never give out more information than you receive. Try writing a single name or sentence that can be interpreted ambiguously.
[*] Froyotech is the best unless they are not in which case it is Witness gaming or mge mike or showstopper or clockwork or kaidus or
[*] that doesnt matter
[*] Be able to use the built in HTML markdown BUT DO NOT OVERUSE IT, it makes you're thread confusing
[*]
[*] Never talk about anime, but always be able to understand anime refere[b]nce[b][b]s[/b].[/b][/b]
[*] [i]Never talk about politics, but always be able to understand political references even if its not your country[/i]
[*] Being redundant is usually a pointless and trivial.
[*] If a high level or well known player comments on your thread or in relation to your own comment, you win
[*] If you get [b]extine[/b] or [b]MR_SLIN[/b] in your thread, you win
[*] If you get rahmed in your thread, you might win, kind of up in the air at that point
[*] If you get aimisadick, you win
[*] If people start fighting, you lose
[*] Unless it's funny, then you win
[*] Always use good grammar or spelling
[*] Writing profanity is fine, but censoring yourself also makes you look wholesome. [*} Never read your own post, your wrote it perfect the first time
[*] [b]Never[/b] edit your posts after posting them. This demonstrates beta mentality.
[*] Always edit your posts if you mess up, people hate a badly written post.
[*] Why should you care how other people think of you?
[*] If you receive downfrags, ignore them. They don't matter but you should definitely try to figure out who it was so you can downfrag them in return.
[/list].
[b]Remember to have fun![/b] The internet is a cool place where people sometimes have your best interests in mind! And if you screw up, expect to banned, shunned, ridiculed and/or chastised until you fix your shit.

With that said, here are some of the best posts that follow the guidelines:
[spoiler]https://www.teamfortress.tv/post/816452/lol-b4nny[/spoiler][spoiler]https://www.teamfortress.tv/post/1048527/3[/spoiler]
[spoiler]https://www.teamfortress.tv/post/997905/will-there-ever-be-another[/spoiler]

Other tips and tricks:
[spoiler][list]
[*] Use imgur
[*] Never post anything
[/list][/spoiler]
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#2
17 Frags +

I'm not reading all of that

I'm not reading all of that
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#3
-20 Frags +

Thank you, I keep getting downfragged but I don't know why. Hopefully this post will help.

Thank you, I keep getting downfragged but I don't know why. Hopefully this post will help.
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#4
tf2pickup.org
-2 Frags +

wtf is this shit

wtf is this shit
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#5
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grammyNever edit your posts after posting them. This demonstrates beta mentality.grammyedited 52 minutes ago

uh oh...

[quote=grammy]Never edit your posts after posting them. This demonstrates beta mentality.[/quote]

[quote=grammy]edited 52 minutes ago[/quote]

uh oh...
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#6
-5 Frags +

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/668/722/97f

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/668/722/97f
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#7
5 Frags +

is a post good if it gets me banned? asking for a friend

is a post good if it gets me banned? asking for a friend
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#8
7 Frags +

im gonna bump this thread 5 years from now

im gonna bump this thread 5 years from now
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#9
3 Frags +
THEBILLDOZERis a post good if it gets me banned? asking for a friend

depends on whether or not u were posting cringe

[quote=THEBILLDOZER]is a post good if it gets me banned? asking for a friend[/quote]
depends on whether or not u were posting cringe
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#10
-26 Frags +

Most of those "tips" don't feel like useful tips, but rather excuses to be elitist.

Most of those "tips" don't feel like useful tips, but rather excuses to be elitist.
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#11
-2 Frags +

can someone tell me how to embed images, I try to do

and insert the image link in between but it never works for me

'['i'm'g']'['/'i'm'g']' <- this part keeps blanking out

can someone tell me how to embed images, I try to do [img][/img] and insert the image link in between but it never works for me

'['i'm'g']'['/'i'm'g']' <- this part keeps blanking out
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#12
5 Frags +

inaccurate ascii art, where is the wedding ring?

inaccurate ascii art, where is the wedding ring?
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#13
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AimIsADickUgh. I had to block that post with uBlock Origin; is ASCII porn allowed, and if so, why?

ASSCIII p0rn :DxD

[quote=AimIsADick]Ugh. I had to block that post with [url=https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/]uBlock Origin[/url]; is ASCII porn allowed, and if so, why?[/quote]
ASSCIII p0rn :DxD
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#14
4 Frags +

goatse

goatse
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#15
2 Frags +

You have a half a nerdstar

You have a half a nerdstar
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#16
0 Frags +

what do you mean successful? what are u trying to succeed in

what do you mean successful? what are u trying to succeed in
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#17
-4 Frags +
capnnofapnYou have a half a nerdstar

ok. Do the stars mean anything?

[quote=capnnofapn]You have a half a nerdstar[/quote]
ok. Do the stars mean anything?
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#18
5 Frags +

I haven't played tf2 for 5 days straight I feel successful enough already

I haven't played tf2 for 5 days straight I feel successful enough already
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#19
3 Frags +
delete_my_accountcan someone tell me how to embed images, I try to do and insert the image link in between but it never works for me

'['i'm'g']'['/'i'm'g']' <- this part keeps blanking out

ur probably linking an imgur webpage instead of an actual image if this happens

[quote=delete_my_account]can someone tell me how to embed images, I try to do [img][/img] and insert the image link in between but it never works for me

'['i'm'g']'['/'i'm'g']' <- this part keeps blanking out[/quote]
ur probably linking an imgur webpage instead of an actual image if this happens
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#20
newbie.tf
3 Frags +

https://img.ifunny.co/images/c5b64cbc2c17602f8eb5561191437ebdf62a06b9a9d6b8ec097a4aaadbccb971_1.jpg

[img]https://img.ifunny.co/images/c5b64cbc2c17602f8eb5561191437ebdf62a06b9a9d6b8ec097a4aaadbccb971_1.jpg[/img]
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#21
13 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/jR6zBqz.png

[img]https://i.imgur.com/jR6zBqz.png[/img]
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