25-50 post minimum to start thread in 3DS-Hacking & Homebrew

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by kingcolex, Nov 13, 2012.

?

Would you be in Support of a Post Req?

  1. Yes - 25

    16 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Yes - 50

    24 vote(s)
    28.2%
  3. No - Any post count should be allowed

    45 vote(s)
    52.9%
  1. kingcolex
    OP

    kingcolex Joe "Coop" Cooper

    Member
    194
    38
    Dec 31, 2011
    United States
    Oklahoma
    Is there anyway we could get this to happen or a 25 post minimum to view this forum. Apparently noobs refuse to read the stickies and im pretty sure everyone is tired of it. If enough people vote anyway we could get a change mods?
     
    jakeyjake likes this.


  2. megazig

    megazig SU

    Member
    467
    93
    Oct 25, 2008
    United States
    there are plenty of people with 0 knowledge and 100+ posts too
     
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,103
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    No. As stated, there's idiots here with over a thousand posts... and on the other hand we sometimes get people in here that haven't joined yet and thus have 0-5 posts, but have plenty to contribute.

    We need to make people aware of the stickies. I seriously suggest some sort of popup or whatever like other forums do, that pop up certain info/rules when you first visit a forum, and you need to agree to read them before the notice goes away. Then if somebody posts shit anyways, it can be reported and wiped/deleted without any time spent giving the benefit of the doubt.
     
  4. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

    Member
    2,902
    771
    Dec 26, 2008
    Steam City
    I'd prefer if the forum was really advanced and had an IQ checking device, if it detected that your IQ was superior to that of an amoeba, then you should be able to post anywhere.
    Unfortunately these days most people just can't be bothered to think since they might damage their 'little grey cells', well, the 3DS Hacking & Homebrew section isn't that bad actually, compared to other parts.

    Anyway, a user with 0 posts might be a much better user than a user with 1000+ posts, the only difference is the amount of posts, which means nothing, for example, in the DS rom hacking section, a lot of the hackers are users with low post counts while there's some users with 1000+ posts that often leave people thinking about their sanity. =3

    So yah, I voted no.


    Edit: Damn... Spent too long writing this and Rydian ninja'd me. D=
     
    DCG likes this.
  5. kingcolex
    OP

    kingcolex Joe "Coop" Cooper

    Member
    194
    38
    Dec 31, 2011
    United States
    Oklahoma
    Yeah im definitely in favor of a pop up regarding the stickies and rules.
     
  6. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

    Member
    1,331
    488
    Nov 15, 2009
    Brazil
    My home

    Agreed. A attitude like that could intimidate newcomers.

    Your suggestion was exactly what I thought too. As a example, Wiihacks use a yellow banner with red and blue text in all pages when yo are not logged in with this written:
    Something in that way could be done to point the rules and basic stuff ...and it could continue to appear until the logged user reaches a minimum amount of posts.
     
    HorreC likes this.
  7. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,103
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    My concern is the balance between scaring off users by killing their shit on sight, and warning them beforehand. I think that making them unable to post until they agree that they're warned is the proper thing to do.

    Kind of like how GBAtemp used to require you to type "there are no ROMs on GBAtemp" when signing up... and when that went, we started seeing more people that literally didn't know.

    EDIT: And yes, I am stating that the ability to kill off one of those threads on sight is important (as far as this situation cab be considered important). It stops a lot of time waste. If somebody sees a "3DS emulator!" thread with 7 pages of replies, they might believe it. If, on the other hand, it has two posts and is locked, they're unlikely to believe it.
     
    shoyrumaster11 likes this.
  8. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

    Member
    1,331
    488
    Nov 15, 2009
    Brazil
    My home
    They would just roll to the bottom of the page were is the button to agree to whatever is written above and yeah ...like we always do with disclaimers
     
    porkiewpyne likes this.
  9. Ace Overclocked

    Ace Overclocked My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

    Member
    2,107
    288
    Jul 30, 2010
    Italy
    Somewhere
    There should be something that obliges you to read the rules/stickies before entering the 3ds hacking forum.
    Or at least scroll through them.
     
  10. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,103
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    That's just fine, because once WE KNOW that they've been warned, their threads/posts can be wiped on sight without a warning needed (since we KNOW they were already given a warning). Hell, if the mods feel it's needed (like during pokefloods) they might hand out tempbans (again, since the people were warned right beforehand and did it anyways).

    That keeps the shit threads out (well, on a fast-track rather) while still allowing real stuff to be posted, regardless of post limits.
     
  11. Daniel Carville

    Daniel Carville Fantastic.

    Newcomer
    52
    15
    Apr 15, 2011
    Belfast, Northern Ireland.
    Sites like what.cd make you get through an 'interview', in which you're asked technical questions about music and music equipment.
    Obviously none of the staff should sit around to interview people, however, it'd be useful if users had to answer a series of questions about the rules/3DS hacking.
    They could easily find out all the info, and once they answer the questions, they'll at least be knowledgeable on the rules, and ready to post.

    Said questions would only be asked once, of course.
     
  12. kingcolex
    OP

    kingcolex Joe "Coop" Cooper

    Member
    194
    38
    Dec 31, 2011
    United States
    Oklahoma
    Kin
    Kinda like fight club. But they would have to type the rules
    Whats rule #1: There is no flashcart that plays 3ds roms.
     
    Daniel Carville likes this.
  13. Crimsonclaw111

    Crimsonclaw111 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    387
    57
    Apr 7, 2010
    United States
    Or we could just ignore them and let them post in ignorance?
     
  14. kingcolex
    OP

    kingcolex Joe "Coop" Cooper

    Member
    194
    38
    Dec 31, 2011
    United States
    Oklahoma
    Watch as they bump their threads and have to go to page 8 to find any relevent or usefull topics? No way.
     
  15. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

    Member
    1,331
    488
    Nov 15, 2009
    Brazil
    My home
    Sure, but I think that if you sign in today, rules will be presented or the need to read them beforehand will be pointed out ..at some point.
    So technically speaking, they are all warned already :P (but obviously, its not true in reality).

    In reality, people are lazy ...they don't read disclaimers, rules, or texts with more then 20 lines..

    So, making this kinda guys REALLY read the rules (or the basic principles of them) require some technics.. ..almost a advertising perspective.
     
  16. CollosalPokemon

    CollosalPokemon ばん。。。かい

    Member
    682
    342
    Oct 18, 2009
    United States
    No, instead we need a page right before posting which says:

    READ ALL OF THE STICKIES [put links below to all of them]
    KNOW THAT NOTHING PLAYS 3DS ROMS
    DO NOT POST YOUTUBE LINKS TO 3DS "HACKS"
    THIS IS NOT THE SECTION TO DISCUSS DS GAMES OR ANY CURRENT FLASHCARD, GO TO : [link to DS Hacking and Homebrew section]

    with the following on:

    - Size 96 font
    - Text flashing red and blue so fast that your eyes bleed
    - Bold, Italic, Underlined
    - Button which says "accept" that only activates after at least 60 seconds after the page loads. Once that button is clicked, it'll open a popup which asks if you're sure that you want to continue.

    And even then, people will STILL miss things.
     
  17. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Supervisor
    10,982
    7,212
    Oct 23, 2007
    Italy
    PowerLevel: 9001
    We have on the plans a per-section "license agreement" add-on, where you need to read that section's own rules, accept them and only THEN you can start posting.

    I dunno how work's progressing on that, but it has been suggested by myself when the forum was still down for maintenance, and the idea was accepted with enthusiasm from the rest of the staff too.

    So it's gonna happen, as for the when I dunno.
     
  18. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,103
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Fuck Yeah™.
     
  19. kingcolex
    OP

    kingcolex Joe "Coop" Cooper

    Member
    194
    38
    Dec 31, 2011
    United States
    Oklahoma
    Great news, it was just coming to the point where something needed to be done, its great to see something is in the works.
     
  20. SuzieJoeBob

    SuzieJoeBob NOT a New Member

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    SuzieJoeBob is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    563
    268
    Dec 20, 2008
    United States
    I feel that they should be allowed to post a reply to a thread no matter their post count, but creating a new thread should have a minimum post count/join date. If they have just joined within a week or two, then they can deal with it. If the member just joined within 24 hours, then they can shove it up......., but members who have been here for 1+ years have a right to, but must have at least posted 10+ times within the past year (can't just have an inactive account for 3 years & post for the 1st time).