Okay, in this forum, there have been a lot of one-paragraph posts that people try to pass off as battle reports. Generally, they will be about the actions of one unit, and often about one turn. They lack details, are confusing, and are generally regarded as a waste of space.
Don't do this.
All battle reports should have at least a general description of the units involved, and a turn-by-turn breakdown of what happened. Follow these guidelines:
1. People reading these battle reports don't know everything you do.
In real life, it is usually boring to say everything that happened. This is not the case in battle reports. The more details the better! Now, it's not to say that you should put down what every die roll was; use your good judgement. Pictures are a plus, but not required.
2. If you can't remember much of it, don't post it.
The only thing worse than somebody assuming that the other people know what happened in the battle is somebody who doesn't remember what happened themselves.
3. Just because you think something was amazing/funny/sad/etc. doesn't mean other people will.
Sure, extreme instances of luck happen, but generally, it's not worth making a thread over. Think twice before you start a new thread.
4. Try to use good spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, etc.
Now, we're aware that some of you aren't quite as solid on English as others. However, if you know the language well, do go back and try to correct mechanical errors.
5. If somebody does
start a thread which you consider useless, don't flame the person in question.
This goes without saying, but still...
Edit: Title changed for those who can't be bothered to look at stickies.
Edit2: For details about how to post battle reports longer than the 20,000 character limit, please look here