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10-21-2008, 05:22 AM #1
How Long Until A New Member Can Post?
I thought I would through this out there, as I am and sure a lot of other member are sick & tired of the same old threads coming up, on questions/problems that have been covered many times in the past.
I think new members should be made to wait at least 1 hour until they can post, what I mean by this is, use the search tool to find there answer to there query's, which has most likely already been answered.
What are your thoughts?
10-21-2008, 06:09 AM #2
so they regeister and wait an hour b4 posting .....I went to a forum once that when new members registered try could only post in a new members area until a certain amount of posts
10-21-2008, 08:23 AM #3
I think it's a pretty good idea. It will weed out the people that join and never come back.
10-21-2008, 08:32 AM #4
Once someone becomes a member of a forum, he/she should be able to post immediately. Not being able to post with an urgent question might be enough to drive the new member away. Enough of this elitist crap.
I do agree about the importance of using the search option first, though. But since the search module hasn't worked for me in weeks (it can't seem to find posts on any words I'm looking for -- must be a bug somewhere), good luck with that. For instance, I just tried two separate searches -- one for "iphone," and the other for "unlock." No results.
Last edited by Napoleon_PhoneApart; 10-21-2008 at 08:37 AM.
10-21-2008, 10:12 AM #5
Do you really think keeping them from posting is going to force them to use the "search" button?
They can search without being a member....if it doesnt happen then, well.......
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10-21-2008, 01:12 PM #8
LMAO , like guns five day's waiting period
10-21-2008, 01:41 PM #9
24 hr that will also cut down on the spaming scamming
10-21-2008, 02:54 PM #10
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10-21-2008, 05:09 PM #11
10-21-2008, 05:29 PM #12
As stated above... you don't even have to be a member to use the search bar so it doesn't really change anything.
10-21-2008, 07:13 PM #13
idk, i like this idea but i dont. i agree with the whole repeated posts thing but i also agree that it might drive members away. maybe something like they have to search a few times before they post or something.
10-21-2008, 09:22 PM #14
^^As nice as that might be....it would be impossible to implement correctly.
10-21-2008, 10:30 PM #15
When the search works on this forum it is hit or miss either way. How the heck do you search iphone on an iphone site..... *your search returned 834,398 hits*
Customize *3,494 hits*, Unlock iPhone *234876234765324876354 hits*
Most of the words on this site crossover to every thread. The problem is the terminology on the iPhone is similar in almost every respect. Where most forums have problems and posts relevant to only one aspect of a part of an item, the iPhone is a single entity so every post applies to it.
The only way to cut down on the issues with not being able to properly search for answers is to provide clearly labeled FAQ's and common Q&A in obvious spots so they can be seen. Lock the thread so it cannot be posted to, and if there is still an issue let them start a thread.
This was semi attempted with the WIKI, but it only covers certain subjects and isn't very user friendly to most. A good long FAQ covering everything you've seen come up "Reasonably frequently" then stickied to the top of each forum will be the most help to anyone.
Best way to do that without too much reinventing the wheel would be to find at least three GOOD threads with lot's of info on the subject for each topic. Like 3 threads on Customize that highlight the issues and find solutions, then the final thread stating that it is now dead and canot be used. 3 threads on QuickPwn that address the most common issues. Link those threads in the FAQ so people have options to find issues with their problem.
Most useful of all this is YOU. Everyone wants to complain and no one wants to take action. Get to it...... find three threads on every subject that frequently comes up for hot topics such as unlocking, software programs that are constantly being asked about, common issues, and whatever else that fills this forum daily with common questions and POST THE LINKS WITH A DESCRIPTION here. We'll compile them all into an FAQ thread to be put in the forums.
In other words, quit complaining and do something.
10-22-2008, 03:55 PM #16
I'm up for it.
10-22-2008, 04:00 PM #17
Someone shoud do a prepare a big pie chart detailing all first posts, and see how useless the are.To live, you have to lie
10-22-2008, 05:15 PM #18
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10-22-2008, 05:35 PM #20