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emordnilap



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: maybe it's time for... Reply with quote

...some kind of preliminary, introductory message from new posters prior to them being able to post in all other areas.

?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds a good plan....
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something like a maiden speech, perhaps?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, more a kind of 'holding area' where moderators can decide if it's spammer or not.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not more of a default setting that they can't complete registration until the profile is filled out with location/interests/etc and then a suggestion that the first post of a new powerswitcher is a short introduction?

And of course that they should use the search function before posting a new topic Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good.

Add my vote!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive noticed a few forums, which now have a New Members Area, where the first few posts are not released for general viewing until a moderator has checked them.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would probably be a good idea to implement something like this before an event or disaster, so the regular forum members aren't denied service due to an influx of panicked sheeple.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So could it be a goer? Moderators? Anybody?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the mad cyclist wrote:
Ive noticed a few forums, which now have a New Members Area, where the first few posts are not released for general viewing until a moderator has checked them.

I moderate the first two posts from new members on Permaculture UK. It's nowhere near as busy as PowerSwitch, but no offenders have slipped through yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds easy enough. Are the mods here willing to volunteer? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's suddenly loads of new posters on here, sign of the times maybe? But isn't a bit strange that none (that I have seen) have put any personal details on their profile? We can't force people to do, in fact some may want to remain anonymous, but I find it unusual that none of the new ones want to....? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And why are all the new ones introducing themselves by starting a new topic, instead of just joining in on existing threads? I agree that some people may do it this way... but ALL of them? (Of course I'm generalising here, because I haven't looked at every post, but it just seems that way).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe it's more latoc refugees, those people are so paranoid Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eternal Sunshine wrote:
And why are all the new ones introducing themselves by starting a new topic, instead of just joining in on existing threads? I agree that some people may do it this way... but ALL of them? (Of course I'm generalising here, because I haven't looked at every post, but it just seems that way).


Rolling Eyes


Damn.. that's me!
Now I've started a thread..
Erm, I'm off to A: fill in my profile, or B: spam a golfing forum.

Stop fretting about this site being used by ppl you don't know. It's a good thing. Welcome newbies... even those who ask questions by starting a thread..

It aint a closed shop.. i hope. Confused
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