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Rule # 1 - Browse the site regularly ... it's awesome!

Rule # 2 - Do not tack anything you saw while browsing, no matter how much you like that shaving company video or picture of Darth Vader on a unicycle. Save to Your Mint, ftw! (props to Matt)

Rule # 3 - When tacking, be aware that anything fresh off your Mashable, Lifehacker, Androinica, Make, Boing Boing, GeekDad, Wired, or Engadget feeds is likely already tacked. Check first, or risk looking unmanly by violating Rule #2.

Rule # 4 - Please diversify yours tacks. The 80's were awesome, but not "15 tacks on one page" awesome.

Rule #5 - Tack the source code, gentlemen. We don't want to have to Google that awesome picture of a rimless motorcycle. (props to Craig)

Rule # 6 - Accountability, gentlemen. It's not just for accountants. Please don't tack-spam links to your Pinterest site or eBay store. Sell us. Schmooze us. As gentlemen, we'll open our wallets when the time is right, or never at all. (props to Keith)

18 comments

  • marcus13

    marcus13 7 years, 2 months ago

    I always run a quick search to make sure I'm not repeating anything (or at least anything too recent.)

    Love the direction Gentlemint is taking. Great site, glad to be part of it!

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  • The.Minted.Dad

    The.Minted.Dad 7 years, 2 months ago

    Well said good sir. I feel a few of our fellow gents do realize they can "save to your mint" but instead re-tack to the home page. Perhaps they are new to Gentlemint, or somehow, new to the internet.

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  • cjcs

    cjcs 7 years, 2 months ago

    Another tip: Whenever possible, link to the original source, or try and provide it in the description/comments. Nothing more frustrating than finding something really cool, and then having to reverse-search the image on Google in order to find out where to buy it / find out more.

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  • zaphodbblx

    zaphodbblx 7 years, 2 months ago

    perhaps instead of expecting people (who are here for fun not work) to do searches before tacking you can have a 15 yer old write a script to do that...really guys.

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  • travisapeterson

    travisapeterson 7 years, 2 months ago

    Amen - can we stop tacking pics only!? Its like having Christmas ruined when I click through only to find its a single picture with no explanation on how to learn more / buy one.

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  • glen

    glen 7 years, 2 months ago

    First off, you guys are awesome. Thanks so much for your feedback and support as we continue to make Gentlemint better. You guys are a major the reason that Gentlemint has grown like it has. This is a great starter list for "Gentlemint Etiquette", something we've been thinking about making.

    A few things: As more and more people start enjoying the site and becoming involved, duplicate posts are becoming an issue. We know it's not intentional on their side, it's just a byproduct of new users.

    We're working it, and hope to resolve it quickly.

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  • mmartschenko

    mmartschenko 7 years, 2 months ago

    You've got a lot rules to play by... I respect that, gentlemen. But what's with rule #2? What else would I be tacking if not while browsing? What else do you do in the internet?

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  • nicksails

    nicksails 7 years, 2 months ago

    @Maren: The idea of #2 is if you're seeing something here on Gentlemint, it's already here. Don't go and create an entirely new entry for it. That's how we wind up with a 1000 double barrel pistols, and are solely responsible for Dollar Shave Club's Youtube views. If you like what you saw here, underneath the "like" moustache, you can "save to your mint."

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  • marcus13

    marcus13 7 years, 2 months ago

    One problem with using original sources every time is that some sites just don't allow you to snag a good image. Like this morning I wanted to tack something about Aloft hotels, which are great. But their site only lets you grab microscopic pics. So the choice becomes, do I tack a crappy pic, or do I not link to the original source, just an image somewhere else. (I chose to just delete the tack this time.)

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