These come from Tod, or is it Rod.. DO'S AND DON'TS OF CP Do's: Read as much as possible, get used to CP, and just have fun. Be friendly to others, we're here to promote the enjoyment of cigars, and in turn you'll make a lot of friends from CP. Make sure you post an introduction before anything else. Use the SEARCH tool every chance you can. If you're searching for what seems like a common question, please use the search tool. We have two search tools; one is built into the forum software, and the other is the Google Site Search (located at the bottom of the forum). Always best to try using both search tools before asking what may be a common question. Do use proper grammar if you can. We are an international forum, so we understand English may not be your first language, and this is fine. Also, if you're not too familiar with computers, that's fine too, however if you purposely post without taking into consideration basic grammar (in other words, if you're lazy), it is frowned upon. Think before you post. DONT'S: NEVER discuss sources on CigarPass. Sources are defined as company's which sell Cuban cigars. Cuban cigars are illegal in the United States. Please keep this type of communication private. Always know which forum you're posting in. Example: don't post a Want/Sale in the Lobby. We want to ensure all information is well organized, so please post appropriately. Don't flame another member. Don't discuss politics, religion, or any other "touchy" subject. CP is the place to get away from all of the nonsense; we're here for a good time, not to debate one another. Don't get involved in any controversial conversations. There are times when trolls enter CP, let the more established members handle the trolls. If a thread becomes heated, DO NOT POST POPCORN REFERENCES OR PICTURES OF POPCORN. This is considered baiting and will result in suspension of your account. Don't get defensive if an established member points out a mistake you're making. They're here to help you along, not criticize you. Don't "bump" old threads. If a thread is more than a year old, then there's probably no need to post to it. There are exceptions, please use your best judgment. Don't try to increase your post count. Post count means nothing. The reputation you build is what matters. Don't start a Cigar Pass right away. First, make sure you are well aware of the rules of a Cigar Pass. Don't join a Cigar Pass right away. We want everyone to enjoy Cigar Passes, but we also want to protect all of our members. Once in a while someone will do a Newbie Pass; this is designed for all of the new guys to get their feet wet and help establish themselves. Don't try to do a group buy right away, join a couple before hosting your own. Don't make your first post a "Sale" or "Want" ad. Get to know the community before making such a post. Don't constantly use foul language. It's as simple as that.. Follow those rules and it will be friendly and fun, most of the time.