Re: New Member Threads
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May 9th, 2012 11:39 AM
Re: New Member Threads
Please try and keep it to a minimum regarding posting to the new member threads, I typically try to keep everything past page two of that section closed.
Members that continuously go down the line of the entire section posting to every open thread available may have their posts removed. Continuous "abuse" of this may result in members not being able to post in that section should this occur on such a large scale.
May 9th, 2012 01:24 PM
If there are that many members objecting to replys to new members being posted to "new posts" and who feel it is too difficult to just page down past them, why not just NOT post those replys under the new posts? When I joined DC three years ago I appreciated getting "greeted" by the older members, and I try to give a greeting to each new member. I generally check the forum daily and find there are several "new" members. I'm sorry if greeting 5 or 6 or 9 new members happens to inconvenience someone who wants to only see other "new" posts. And sometimes if I miss logging on for a day or two, I might greet 10 or 15 new members. I don't think it is that difficult to scan down past the new member greetings under the new posts. Just my .02. Don't mean to offend anybody.
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May 9th, 2012 01:31 PM
10 or 15 is no problem, when it's 30+ in a matter of 5 minutes, it's just silly.
May 9th, 2012 01:33 PM
I just welcomed 6, but there are about 5 or 6 more I haven't gotten to. I'll wait and do those in a few hours so it splits them up some. I try to check them every day or two. Thanks for posting this. I also agree 30 or more is just too much.
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May 9th, 2012 01:34 PM
Yesterday somebody spent 30 minutes posting greetings to folks who have been here for over a month. It knocked out every recent post when you clicked on Active Topics. A lot of folks like to see what has been going on the last 12 hours or so in the morning instead of going to each sub forum.
Originally Posted by JDE101
May 9th, 2012 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by suntzu
1. Crawl out of bed
2. Read national headlines
3. Read local paper
4. Read what Suntzu, Tkruf, JDE101 & JD think of the last 12 hours
5. Go make coffee
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May 9th, 2012 01:43 PM
Make coffee first
Originally Posted by WHEC724
May 9th, 2012 01:44 PM
^^^Yup...just move coffee up to number 2 and I'm with you.
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May 9th, 2012 01:46 PM
I know this was brought up in another thread, but is there a reason New Member threads add to your post count? Most Newbie threads on other forums don't count, and so aren't typically very active. Usually I only ever welcome people that I either have something in common with, or that I see have been sort of neglected. Honestly, I think getting 20 or 30 replies on your first post can be kind of overwhelming anyway.
Last edited by lyz_grace; May 9th, 2012 at 01:55 PM.
May 9th, 2012 01:50 PM
May 9th, 2012 01:54 PM
I think I got 28 and was not overwhelmed in anyway, but very appreciative that members took the time to welcome me.
Originally Posted by lyz_grace
May 9th, 2012 02:12 PM
suntzu it was 4 hours with 161 welcomes... I counted
Originally Posted by suntzu
May 9th, 2012 02:19 PM
Was it really?? I just looked when it stopped and went to the last one I saw when I clicked on Active Threads. That is ridicules!!!!!!
Originally Posted by TheShadow
May 9th, 2012 02:22 PM
I noticed that this site pushes people to go to the welcome thread and announce they are new and at the rate this site has grown since I been on is amazing. I think that is a combo of a couple of factors that other sites don’t seem to have/do.
As far as addressing people in just my state I have sites that do just that and they seem to be stagnant at best and you get some that seem to think their option is the only one that counts.
Last of all as far as I am concerned post count doesn’t make you a better/more believable/more creditable poster. Some sites don’t even show it or the date a person activates an account. I like to think that what a person posts is what they are and the credit I give them as “A stand up in the community “
May 9th, 2012 02:40 PM
Is there a way to stop these posts(welcoming new member posts) from being entered in the "new post"section?
That way, you could still welcome new members, and it wouldn't load up the "new post" section
Last edited by oneshot; May 9th, 2012 at 04:28 PM.
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