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View Poll Results: newbie notice: should newly registered members recieve one?
yes, it could cut down spamming and maybe make them feel welcome 5 45.45%
no, why go out of our way to tell them. after all, it's good to ask questions. 6 54.55%
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Old 05-09-2003, 07:39 PM   #1
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ok, some new people seem to be spamming and don't see the edit button so they post again, and some treat it like a message board (posting too many topics, etc.).

so i was thinking just now, maybe there could be a notice sent out to all new members after they register to help them get acquainted w/the website, the buttons on their post, how to get a custom avatar, and everything like that, points, so that they don't have as many questions and it'll reduce spamming, and in the end it'll make less work for administrators and moderators.

it could include sections titled "spamming", "get acquainted w/the buttons", and "posting replies" and such. just an idea. i'd gladly type up the notice (not like i have a life).

so, just tell me what you think, i dunno, i think it's a pretty good idea, but that's just me.

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Old 05-10-2003, 12:14 AM   #2
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Doubt they would read it, and most places already have stickied rules....


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Old 05-10-2003, 12:52 AM   #3
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On every page you go to across the LFNetwork, there is a link to the FAQ and that answers most of those questions.



Perhaps our new members should be encouraged to read that more.

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Old 05-10-2003, 07:24 AM   #4
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I think they should get a personal message by a bot or something telling them how everything works.. Its just an idea..
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Old 05-10-2003, 08:52 AM   #5
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On every page you go to across the LFNetwork, there is a link to the FAQ and that answers most of those questions.



Perhaps our new members should be encouraged to read that more.
i agree with Lemmu on this one, theres a there for a reason


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Old 05-10-2003, 11:39 AM   #6
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uhmm i have stickies up all over the SWG board... and it clearly explaines the edit button

And i allow it a couple of times and warn them ... after that im closing threads or deletin their second post without warning...

so..



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Old 05-10-2003, 12:13 PM   #7
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I think they should get a personal message by a bot or something telling them how everything works.. Its just an idea..
yeah, that's what i meant.

and i know that the f.a.q. is there, i'm just not exactly sure how many people are really looking there.

or maybe they should just be encouraged to read the f.a.q. more some way, i dunno. i was just sharing a little idea i had at the time.
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Old 05-12-2003, 01:07 PM   #8
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I'm fine with stickies as it's what the mod normally do in other forums too.
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Old 05-12-2003, 01:11 PM   #9
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and some treat it like a message board
It's not?
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Old 05-12-2003, 01:21 PM   #10
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I think he might mean a chat room. Also, NO MORE POLLS PLZTHX. I already talked to you about posting so many polls Das Mole.


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