Remember at all times that the Forum is intended to be viewable by users of all ages and all content should be family friendly. Posts should follow the Forum rules
The General forum is intended for a wide range of questions and issues relating to the Travian game, the forum and IRC. Please remember that questions concerning individual bans or punishments (game or forum) are not allowed. Such questions should be directed to the Moderator or Multihunter that is dealing with you.
Advice for posting on the forum
Spelling and Grammar
Please ensure that your posts are clear and easy to read. Given that many forum users don't speak English as their primary language, perfect grammar and spelling isn't required, but the basics make posts far easier to comprehend. Posting in ALL-CAPS, Initial Letter Capitalisation For Every Word also makes it difficult to read.
Posting in a variety of different colours and different fonts makes your post difficult to read, so please avoid it. Small sections of colour / font codes are fine for emphasis. Also, red, orange and purple are reserved for the staff (see Forum Rules).
When posting a new topic, especially a question, use the Search function to see if the topic has already been created. This can cut down on the effort you spend, the effort of those who reply, and the effort spent by moderation staff in pointing you in the right direction. The same goes for posting topics in the wrong section. Making your the title and initial post content of your topic clear will also greatly improve the likelihood that the people who know the answer to your question will seek your thread out
Please ensure sure your posts are relevant to the topic at hand. If you wish to ask a question unrelated to the original one, either create a new thread, or find a currently existing thread that already deals with the new topic. Posting irrelevant things makes it harder to read and find any answers as well as cluttering up the page. Be warned: the moderation staff will typically delete any posts they encounter that are off-topic.
When answering questions, please bear in mind any previous replies and do not unnecessarily repeat what others have said. Additionally, explaining the immediate consequences of your answer or linking to the appropriate rule/FAQ page can be more helpful than a simple yes or no.
When quoting particularly long posts, please avoid copying all of it unnecessarily as this adds to the post length without adding any real benefit. Additionally, if you wish to make any new comments, please place them outside of the quote tags as it makes the post easier to read.
If a thread was posted some time ago and has already been sufficiently discussed or answered, please don't post in the topic as it does not normally add anything of value (sometimes called "Thread Necromancy" or "Thread Resurrection).
Remember that both the Forum and Game staff are volunteers, and most of them are players. Don't be surprised to see them weighing in on a topic acting out of their own concerns and not representing the views of Travian as a whole, especially concerning the servers they play on. That said, when acting in their capacity as staff (normally recognisable by their text being red when enforcing Forum rules, orange when clarifying Game rules and purple when acting in an administrative capacity), they can normally be considered an authority on the matter at hand.