Suggestion for those annoying Help from Newbies

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by alfre, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. alfre
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    alfre Banned Member < it's true now

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    I have got a idea against those annoying screams from Newbies for Roms

    Mail those newbies when they joined this site how they can get their roms. Just tell them about GBArms and we have (hopefully) never problems we those annoying help screams!!!

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Koekie

    Koekie djgarf RULES THE FUCKING WORLD!!! :D

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    haha, lool...
    but it is an idea... when subscribing, they get a mail with the rules!
    worth trying
     
  3. shaunj66

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    Yeh but how many users use an authentic e-mail address? [​IMG]
     
  4. alfre
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    alfre Banned Member < it's true now

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    Yay you're right but we can mail them to their gbatemp mail and only let them on gbatemp when they have read that mail

    what do you think of that?
     
  5. Koekie

    Koekie djgarf RULES THE FUCKING WORLD!!! :D

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    yeah! email confirmation!
     
  6. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    Maybe we could have some soft of registration e-mail that is sent to them at the e-mail address they specify. Which includes the rules and other do's and don't's with a link in it which they must click and follow so that their gbatemp account is enabled? And if they don't do that then their account is disabled until they do?
    I have seen that working on many other forums I have visited.
    I think it could be a good idea.
     
  7. alfre
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    alfre Banned Member < it's true now

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    That a brilliant idea

    Are the annoying post from newbies than history?
     
  8. Koekie

    Koekie djgarf RULES THE FUCKING WORLD!!! :D

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    uuh, there are always guys that violate the rules they know, and then say sorry, i didn't know [​IMG]
     
  9. alfre
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    With this new idea they knew so we can punish them
     
  10. phuzzz

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    Kind of to expand on the idea: as soon as they register, have it go to the post with the rules. Or better yet, before they finish registering. Although, you might have meant that already.
     
  11. Unknown man

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    Easy just put the rules over the registration form.
     
  12. lum

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    yeah, make some kind of registration, or rules, so the board would be alot betta
     
  13. gmidnight

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    You should also try to do something that proves they've read the rules. Like before they finish registering they'd have to read the rules and then click on a button that says the have read, understand, and agree to those rules.

    Of course some people would just click on it without reading the rules.
     
  14. phuzzz

    phuzzz Hooha!

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    Yeah, that doesn't help too much. I too have been known to just click the button without reading. [​IMG]

    *joking*Make them take a quiz on it! [​IMG]
     
  15. gmidnight

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    Yeah that'd be funny. [​IMG]

    ... but then we'd be seeing a whole bunch of posts like:

    uh... What's the answer to #3? [​IMG]
     
  16. phuzzz

    phuzzz Hooha!

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    Well, that's easy to solve. 1)Make them be random questions. 2)Don't allow them to post until the get the quiz right.
     
  17. Goshogun

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    nice idea guyz...hope KiVan read this and do it right away [​IMG]
     
  18. alfre
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    Or they have got to read/quiz or something before they can post a thing

    but on the other side they will not post then
     
  19. alfre
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    Kivan what do you think of this?
     
  20. Koekie

    Koekie djgarf RULES THE FUCKING WORLD!!! :D

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    a new member should get a four weeks evaluation period. when he breaks the rules, he gets banned.
    when he subscribes, there should be a email confirmation message which also includes the rules. the "newbie" has to agree with 'em.

    I would like to know what the moderators think about this.