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    With the release of the recent 1.1.3 jailbreak I've had a couple of simple questions regarding the process. I would usually read the thread and search the forums for an answer. In the last 18 hours though, there have been 45 pages of replies to the jailbreak 1.1.3 thread! I cant keep up!

    This gave me an idea for a new subforum of MMI. A 'VIP' type section that can be viewed by all but only posted to by members who...
    • Have been a member for 'X' amount of time and/or
    • Have a certain post count and/or
    • Have gotten an invite to the VIP forum and/or
    • Have 'X' amount of "thanks" and/or
    • well, you get the idea...

    This IMHO would end up being a great dynamic knowledge base for new users and an efficient way for seasoned users to get answers.

    I don't know if this is even possible on a vBulletin board so dont flame me if I'm way off. Just an idea stemmed from frustration.

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    I don't like the idea. To me it would lead to elitisim, which is on every board, but this certainly doesn't help. I just don't buy the 'post count = better member idea.' I'm a member of a few boards and there are quite a few people who have a high post count yet don't contribute as much as other members that have lower post counts.

    As for the 'thanks' count. I'm not sure I buy that either. I have been thanked a fair amount of time but I don't really contribute as much as others, in my own eyes. Sure I make a few graphics here and there but as far as jailbreaking goes...not much from me.

    The knowledge base is the wiki. That's the purpose of it. Sure I don't like cluttered threads but there are times when a noob posts something or asks a questions that really helped me.

    I like the knowledge free flowing. I can ignore a few useless posts by not reading them.

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    Sounds dumb. You have to understand that when things like this happen, people will make billions of threads etc. Just post a question IN one of the highest posted threads and it WILL get replied upon.

    Or just wait a few days or a day and post. I just wait till night when all the noobs went to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wePhone View Post
    Sounds dumb.
    Thanks for the constructive criticism...

    Quote Originally Posted by wePhone View Post
    Sounds dumb. You have to understand that when things like this happen, people will make billions of threads etc. Just post a question IN one of the highest posted threads and it WILL get replied upon.

    Or just wait a few days or a day and post. I just wait till night when all the noobs went to bed.
    In my opinion its not a question of whether or not my question will be answered, but rather can i find it in the mess of redundancy and trivial arguments about people's moms.

    Elitism, agreed, is not a desirable thing. But if the alternative is chaos, I'd be happy to deal with a few big heads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOSHO92 View Post
    Thanks for the constructive criticism...



    In my opinion its not a question of whether or not my question will be answered, but rather can i find it in the mess of redundancy and trivial arguments about people's moms.

    Elitism, agreed, is not a desirable thing. But if the alternative is chaos, I'd be happy to deal with a few big heads...
    I completely understand your point. I think that's just the nature of message boards...from the early days to now. There will always be useless posts. It's the nature of the beast, but I do understand your point. I just don't agree with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
    I completely understand your point. I think that's just the nature of message boards...from the early days to now. There will always be useless posts. It's the nature of the beast, but I do understand your point. I just don't agree with it.

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    I like the idea, but I'm not sure who will be the right person to determine the "VIPs". I have very few posts because I chose to read a lot instead of post every little question I have. Although I find that the questions from some noobs yeild answers that do help me from time to time. I agree that there are way to many posts and it can get tiresome reading through them all.

    Maybe a better way to do it is to have stricter rules about how specific the title of posts are, and how specific the posts themselves are.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    lets just smite all the stupid people.
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    I would say the idea of a VIP area would be the equal of the guides section.

    Now if only we could get the new people to read those things first.

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    Would be a good addition, i like it!

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    I like the idea...
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    I think we should charge money.

    Post count = SPAM.

    And maybe like $5, and you can get exclusive content and what not. It will help us maintain and improve the already great MMi
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    Someone could just make a lot of guides, sticky them, then make them show up in the forums with HUGE RED LETTERS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOSHO92 View Post
    With the release of the recent 1.1.3 jailbreak I've had a couple of simple questions regarding the process. I would usually read the thread and search the forums for an answer. In the last 18 hours though, there have been 45 pages of replies to the jailbreak 1.1.3 thread! I cant keep up!

    This gave me an idea for a new subforum of MMI. A 'VIP' type section that can be viewed by all but only posted to by members who...
    • Have been a member for 'X' amount of time and/or
    • Have a certain post count and/or
    • Have gotten an invite to the VIP forum and/or
    • Have 'X' amount of "thanks" and/or
    • well, you get the idea...

    This IMHO would end up being a great dynamic knowledge base for new users and an efficient way for seasoned users to get answers.

    I don't know if this is even possible on a vBulletin board so dont flame me if I'm way off. Just an idea stemmed from frustration.
    This is exactly why we have a, rather extensive, Guides section. This is an open forum designed to be made use of and enjoyed by all. When you start introducing exclusionary tactics, it only creates an atmosphere of resentment and an "us vs. them" mentality.

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    don't you people learn from the moderator thread?..
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    Only few people read or use search...that is sad but it is the way it is.

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