Suggestion Change the post requirement for the "Ask!" section

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It's probably due to the newness of your account, because of spam you probably need to reach 100 posts first.
That's absolutely ridiculous. You can make a new thread at 0 posts, but can't ask a question in the proper section to do so until 100?!? No wonder GBATemp is flooded with noob help threads. It should be reversed- you can't make a new thread until 100 posts (except in the EOF of course ;)) but you can ask a question immediately.
 

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you can't make a new thread until 100 posts (except in the EOF of course ;)) but you can ask a question immediately.
Well, maybe not 100 posts in Ask alone, that would be kinda weird.
Maybe like uh, 20 or so. I guess.
I agree with the point at the top though. These "noob help threads" should be in Ask, but theyre not allowed to go there!
 

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That's absolutely ridiculous. You can make a new thread at 0 posts, but can't ask a question in the proper section to do so until 100?!? No wonder GBATemp is flooded with noob help threads. It should be reversed- you can't make a new thread until 100 posts (except in the EOF of course ;)) but you can ask a question immediately.
It may or may not be 100 posts -- probably less -- but the limit is only a temporary measure due to a particularly bad spamming of the section. I'm not against removing the limit.
 
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It may or may not be 100 posts -- probably less -- but the limit is only a temporary measure due to a particularly bad spamming of the section. I'm not against removing the limit.
Oh, really? That section was spammed once? That section was USED once? :wtf:
But look at the results... The actual forums are the ones getting spammed instead.
 

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If you made a limit on making new threads, then it would just encourage nokbs hijacking other threads to ask their own questions. This is why the Ask section exists. Personally, I think that there should be a confirmation before posting a thread for new users, informing then that the Ask section will get quicker and more thorough responses (whether or not that's true :P ).
 

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Would this only apply to new topics? So would these "noobs" be able to post in existing topics?
because that could cause some "I cant make a topic so I hijacked this one", unless you point them to the relevant Noob Paradise thread somehow.

edit: nice ninja :ph34r:
 
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Perhaps you're right: limiting thread creation might not help anything. What should be done is changing the message that shows up when making a thread to point to either the noob paradise thread or the ask section.
 

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