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One month rule?

Discussion in 'Suggestions, bugs and feedback about the site' started by Aaron, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. spamel

    spamel Banned

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    I've never used tha facility before! I voted average for this thread just to see what would happen. Can somebody try voting higher or lower, and see what happens? It has three stars at the top at the moment. Post what you voted for it please.
     
  2. ganstey

    ganstey Settler

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    I've just voted good:D

    I've rated a couple of threads in the past. I think it puts a tick in the thread list if you've voted positively, but that may be a personal indication, not a 'consensus' indication.

    G
     
  3. spamel

    spamel Banned

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    It's on 4 stars now.
     
  4. ganstey

    ganstey Settler

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    Actually just checked. The tick indicates you are subscribed to the thread. This thread now has 4 stars next to it in the list as I see it.

    G
     
  5. Marts

    Marts Native

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    I think all members can see and use the thread rating thingy at the top Leon. Visitors to the site cannot though.

    How about...

    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
  6. Nightwalker

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    I like the idea, but I think it should be more like a week as oppose a month.
     
  7. Jodie

    Jodie Native

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    Ah, what happened to simply 'waiting a bit' before posting? See how the land lies,
    see what's been posted, the tone of the posts and how people are expected to
    conduct themselves (the forum rules) before weighing in...

    (Yes I have come a little late to this party :D )
     
  8. weaver

    weaver Settler

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    Nice to know what you think of us. And it was me you quoted. :nana:
     
  9. weaver

    weaver Settler

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    Now, that may well be a good policy.

    You must post in introductions before being allowed to post on any other thread.

    And easy enough to implement.
     
  10. Nightwalker

    Nightwalker Native

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    Yeah that would be a nice touch.
     
  11. scanker

    scanker Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    As I posted in another thread a long time ago, I lurked for a long while before I signed up and posted for the first time. I see that as my introductory or "noob" period. I don't think I'm alone in lurking before signing up. I wouldn't really like some sort of "enforced noob period". I hate the term "noob" for a start. :D

    I don't like seeing a segregation between the "established membership" and "noobs". It might seem insignificant to start with but it will grow.

    There's enough established members to be able to quickly find a useful thread to point an already asked question to. If you don't feel like doing that, just ignore the thread and don't open it.

    Anyone got the link to the "guide to posting on message boards" video? I can't find it.
     
  12. Nat

    Nat Full Member

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    Having an introductions section would be a good idea. But i've been on sites that clobber you for the slightest thing and they ain't pretty.

    I like BCUK, i signed up because i thought it was a fairly easy going, informative forum - which it is and i only now belong to two other like minded forums having binned about 3 others for restrictions.

    But as much as the new smilies are, you're just going to scare off those newbies who are here for real reasons.

    Just my tuppence worth.
    As has been noted, it's easy to spot the trolls who show up..
     
  13. xylaria

    xylaria Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Any restrictions on a new member would of stopped me joining. I was doing research on various topics of interest and kept ending up here. I got to thread on hogweed and joined to add a comment. i then didn't post for a month, and now i don't shut up:tapedshut . However I didnt start a thread for months, because I research any questions i have and I nearly always get answer. But if everyone did that there wouldn't be any forum, so stupid questions from newbees do serve a purpose.

    Maybe the e-mail you are sent when you join should give some very simple instructions like the introductions are at the bottom of the page. With meet-ups and other chatter. Because I didn't scroll down for weeks and find that bit and recon that is why you end up with intros, and non-bushcraft stuff in the top section.

    :twak: As long as moderators are firm on trolls, spamers, and flamers there should be no problem. A general member has to go to alot of effort to get themselves banned here and it is normally pretty clear why.
     
  14. Ahjno

    Ahjno Vice-Adminral
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    Oooooh noooo!!!! Not again ... :banghead: :rant:

    Newbie!!

    ;)
     
  15. match

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    Thanks for pointing out the 'thread rating' come to think of it I had seen it before, which is probably where my suggestion came from :rolleyes:

    However, having had a bit of a play with the search function, the rating seems to make no difference, and isn't something that can be filtered by in the advanced search either. No idea whether it is possible to change this...

    I also noticed that the default search is orderd by 'last posting date' - perhaps it is possible to change this to one of the other values - although which one to use is up for debate...
     
  16. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Is it just me? I don't see a problem that needs fixing.

    People join and ask questions, people answer the questions with the latest information.

    Isn't that how forums are supposed to work?


    If we took away all the questions that had been asked before there wouldn't be much left to talk about would there? :dunno:
     
  17. JonnyP

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    So someone joining the forum just to slag someone off and causing them a great deal of stress isn't a problem then..?
    I have no problems with repeated questions though...
     
  18. demographic

    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Is it really thay much of a problem though?
    to the extent where we want to put people off from joining?
    Not seeing it myself.
     
  19. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    That's what the report button is for. The mods do a fine job around here and such threads soon disappear if reported.

    I think changing the entire character of the forum to solve a very small problem is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

    Maybe I've missed something. Has there been a lot of this going on? I haven't noticed it if there has.
     
  20. JonnyP

    JonnyP Full Member

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    I personally don't think making people have to wait for a bit would necesarilly (sp?) put them off joining...I have had to wait to join forums before and it didnt put me off..Yes it may some, but it may make them want to join all the more also...It would certainly stop the likes of Cowshedder comming on just to have a pop at someone...
     

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