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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Where Should I Post? Not Sure Where to Post? Read This! Reply with quote

Hello,

Thank you for visiting KarateForums.com. If you are reading this post, you are probably considering where best to post a new thread or topic in our forums. That's exactly what it's here for, to help you to decide where your thread would be most appropriate. Please follow this step by step guide to make your decision.

Please just do your best and don't sweat it too much. If a topic is posted in the wrong forum, it'll just be moved. No harm done and no one will think any less of you. In fact, in reading this thread, you are already demonstrating your care for the community and we thank you for trying to put your topic in the most appropriate section.

If you should see a post that you believe is in the wrong forum, please do not mention it in a post as we don't want the thread starter to feel bad. Instead, please click the report post icon () in the upper right part of the post in question and submit a report. This will be seen by all moderators and will be reviewed as soon as possible. Thank you for your help.

Without further ado, please consider these questions:

1. Is your topic related to one specific martial art?

If not, please skip this section. If it is, please consider the list of arts below to see if your art is listed. They are displayed in alphabetical order.

Aikido, please post in Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Martial Arts.
Boxing, please post in Kickboxing, Boxing and Muay Thai
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), please post in Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Martial Arts
Extreme Martial Arts (XMA), please post in Sport Martial Arts
Hung Gar, please post in Chinese Martial Arts
Jeet Kune Do (JKD), please post in Combative Martial Arts
Jiu-Jitsu, please post in Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Martial Arts
Judo, please post in Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Martial Arts
Hapkido, please post in Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Martial Arts
Hwa Rang Do, please post in Korean Martial Arts
Karate, please post in Karate
Kickboxing, please post in Kickboxing, Boxing and Muay Thai
Krav Maga, please post in Combative Martial Arts
Kung Fu, please post in Chinese Martial Arts
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), please post in Combative Martial Arts
Muay Thai, please post in Kickboxing, Boxing and Muay Thai
Ninjitsu, please post in Combative Martial Arts
Shootfighting, please post in Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Martial Arts
Systema, please post in Combative Martial Arts
Tae Kwon Do (TKD), please post in Korean Martial Arts
Tai Chi, please post in Chinese Martial Arts
Tang Soo Do (TSD), please post in Korean Martial Arts
Wing Chun, please post in Chinese Martial Arts
Wrestling, please post in Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Martial Arts
Wu Shu, please post in Chinese Martial Arts

If your thread relates to a specific martial art, but it is not listed above, please try to place it in the most appropriate forum. If it does not fit in any of the art related forums in the Styles and Arts category, please post your thread in General Martial Arts.

2. Is your thread martial arts related?

If not, please skip this section. If it is, please carefully consider if it fits into any of the martial arts themes related below.

Advice on getting started in the martial arts or help choosing one, please post in Getting Started in the Martial Arts.

Comparing the martial arts or cross training, please post in Comparative Styles and Cross Training.

Equipment of any kind (except for weapons), please post in Equipment.

Exercise, diet, workout regimens, injuries and issues relating to your physical health, body training and fitness, please post in Health, Training and Fitness.

Martial arts related entertainment media - like TV shows, movies, video games and more, please post in Martial Arts Entertainment.

Philosophical and spiritual aspects of the arts, please post in Internal Arts and Philosophy.

Politics surrounding the martial arts, including laws that may affect them, please post in Martial Arts and Politics.

Professional fighting and fighters, like those seen in the UFC, please post in Martial Arts Entertainment.

School management, student instruction and topics generally related to instructors, please post in Instructor Central.

Self defense, please post in Self Defense.

Sport aspects of the martial arts, including point fighting, tournament videos and strategies, please post in Sport Martial Arts.

Strategies and tactics for dealing with physical or mental challenges, including what techniques may work best in a certain situation, please post in Strategies and Tactics.

Testing, grading and rank promotions, including your own, please post in Testing, Grading and Promotions.

Weapons, please post in Weapons.

If your topic is martial arts related, but does not fit into any of these categories and is generally relevant to martial artists as a whole, regardless of style, please post it in General Martial Arts.

3. Is your topic site related?

For example, do you have a question or problem with the KarateForums.com website? Do you believe a topic should be moved, split or that a post is in violation of our User Guidelines?

If not, please skip this section. If it is, please do not post it in the forums. If you believe a specific post requires attention for any particular reason, please click on the report post icon () in the upper right part of the post, submit a report and we will take the appropriate action as soon as possible.

If the question or comment is not related to a specific topic (for example, you have a question about your profile), please contact us through the contact page and we will reply as soon as possible. We appreciate you contacting us directly.

4. Is your topic not related to the martial arts?

If not, how did you end up here? It has to be! In which case, please post in General Chat, unless you are introducing yourself (please do!). In which case, please post in Introductions.

Once again, thank you for reading this topic and for taking the time to post your thread in the most appropriate forum. It's appreciated by me, by the staff and our entire community. If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Patrick
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