I am new to the creativecow community and am wondering if there is any kind of thread that shows forum etiquette - ex: starting new threads instead of replying to similar topics, bumping threads, or any kind of community rules.
I've really been impressed with the community as a new videographer and editor and I wanted to make sure that a) my questions get answered and b) that I am a positive member of the community and not an annoyance.
I dont think there is but it would help. I can tell you that in the DVD authoring forums, we have the same questions asked every week. The number one rule should be search for your issue first before posting.
Another thing I see is people asking very basic or broad questions that are easily found in the manual or online. Questions like: "How do a make a menu for DVD?" or "Im trying to get this Quicktime into DVDSP and it doesn't work...any ideas?".
I would also add that double posting across multiple forums doesn't go down well either. The whole idea behind the Cow is to engage and get involved, so don't only see it as a source of information, but also a place where you can give to other users.