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« on: December 07, 2011, 04:23:28 PM »

Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit The Fishtank; the forum for the progressive rock band Tinyfish

If you are visiting and are either thinking of joining in on the conversation as a member or just trying to find your way around the many threads, I am posting a short point by point guide to help you navigate through the world of 'The Tank'.

1. First and foremost, we encourage you to join in. Unlike many other forums, there is no stigma attached to being a newbie and even if you only post very occasionally, no one will think any less of you for doing so. You are taken for who you are, not how much you post.

2. Have a look at what has been posted before. Itíll help you to understand what the current hot topics are and who is who. There are many regular forum members here and like any collective of individuals, they have their own dynamic and areas of interest. Get to know them and in turn, they will be delighted to get to know you too.

3.This is a very supportive community and the notion of being genuinely mean or nasty to another forum member will get you a warning from the moderators. Do it again and you will be shown the door.

4 The forum itself is currently a predominately UK based community and naturally is steeped in many elements of British culture. As a result, quite a few of the references and humour will be of a very Anglo Saxon/Celtic nature i.e. subtle, dry and in some cases, downright strange. Donít be worried if you are not from the UK, itís simply a dynamic which has evolved naturally over the years and again, nobody will think less if you if there are some things that don't immediately make any sense.

5. Use of emoticons for illustrating your intent is entirely optional. If you feel you can put your point across without them, thatís excellent but if you are concerned that your post might be misinterpreted, by all means sling those smileys in.  Smiley

6. Many of the members here are big fans of progressive music and active participants on the scene from regular gig goers and music collectors through to record company staff, commercial on-line music shops, concert promoters and even musicians (when they are conscious). They know their genre but do not flaunt it either. Be aware that childish displays of ĎIím more prog than youí will be met with hoots of laughter from all sides.

7.This forum is focused upon but not dedicated to, progressive music. Lovers of all genres of music apart from Pre-Decimalisation Post Punk Romantic Indie Electro Gothabilly (which is the spawn of the devil) are welcome here.

8. We encourage you to stay on topic but in practice we appreciate that threads tend to have a life of their own and wander from the original point. As a general rule however, the bulk of the subject matter often occurs on the opening pages so it's best to start from there if you are looking for specific info. The search function is pretty good here too so you might wish to try that.

If you have any questions regarding the forum, please PM the moderators, myself or Robert Ramsay and weíll do all we can to help you out.


Simon Godfrey Ė Lead tosser (Tinyfish)
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