Displeased with people making accounts

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by nitrostemp, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. nitrostemp
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    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    I wish to make this topic about the amount of people who join gbatemp only to not search and post topics about how they "think the wii is bricked" or "i cant seem to figure out how to use a usb loader" or "can you link me some wearz".
    only to give little detail about their issue and not respect the help they receive from our helpful members.
    and hopefully the admins can sort out the mass of users that keep popping up only to not use their account again.
     


  2. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    Big forum > 1 post user accounts.
    Nothing the admins nor members can do about it.
     
  3. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    Yeah, I hate that. You know what else I hate? People making pointless threads bitching about noobs, like they're the first ones that thought of posting about it. I don't mean to be rude, but this thread really isn't any better than the threads it's complaining about.
     
  4. nitrostemp
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    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    that is an exilent point, now to make another pointless topic about how i hate people who bitch about noob.
    but that aside they admins can do somthing about this issue for one, a new use should not be allowed to make topics as soon as they sign up, they should have a warning of sorts for new users like "did you sign up because your having problems with your console, if so please use our search function to find the solution before jumping into making threads"
     
  5. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    lolwhy? They will still be ignored.
     
  6. Minox

    Minox Spytech Employee

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    Let me ask you - what would any of us achieve by doing such a thing?
     
  7. nitrostemp
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    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    i'm pretty sure it would save the server that has to do all the work, with all the pages created by users who don't try searching. I'm sure the server doesn't have unlimited hard drive space and lifetime.
     
  8. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    That's why old threads get archived.
     
  9. nitrostemp
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    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    onto floppy disks!?
     
  10. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Your retarded

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  11. nitrostemp
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    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    or they could back them up onto bluray disks like tehskeen and find its corrupted
     
  12. bazamuffin

    bazamuffin RESIDENT DILF

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    Glad to see you took me up on my suggestion!! It is a bit incosiderate when people just fuck off and don't thank the posters. Maybe GBATemp should add a 'Thanks' button when a new topic is opened. If the OP doesn't click it after a) abandoning the topic or b) solving the prob, then they get a warning? Some form of time limit for an inactive topic would have to be imposed though for it to work.

    Or have I taken this a bit too seriously?
     
  13. Snorlax

    Snorlax POSTMODERNISM

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    The biggest problem with this forum is the group of people that the OP is from.
    Little bitches.

    People who only make one-post accounts won't go away, even if some sort of buggy system is implemented.
    Deal with it, or get lost.
    kthx.
     
  14. bazamuffin

    bazamuffin RESIDENT DILF

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    I lol'd
     
  15. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    Why would someone have to click the thanks button for his own topic? [​IMG]
    Or am I understanding it the wrong way?
     
  16. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

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    People/noobs come here as they see tempers as game guru's, and their problems will be solved quickly here by the amount of experience that the members here have.

    If members here are prepared to help the noobs (for want of a better word), so what?

    As for me I probably will never create a tropic asking for assistance as I always do my own research, whether i find it here or elsewhere.

    I became a member here after months of lurking and finding solutions to my problems, so if i can give a little back so be it.
     
  17. bazamuffin

    bazamuffin RESIDENT DILF

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    EDIT: D'oh!! 2 windows open, posted in the wrong place. My bad!!
     
  18. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Kneel before the Queen

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    Oi, I can set my watch on how many times I see "I bricked my Wii" on that side bar. They are more annoying and common than the spambots.
    Edit: I am never around the wii section (I find videos are easier to fallow when coming down to messing with the wii) But still they annoy me.
     
  19. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    i was gonna post

    "There's nothing you can do about it"

    but then i thought, there's nothing i can do about this either.
     
  20. nitrostemp
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    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    i just had an amazing idea how about a user has to undergo a lengthy (1-2 page) test to prove how they are going to behave on the forums, this will make spambot and nublets alike less likely to post without thinking