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post #361 of 546
could we get LabelKing posting again? I think this forvm has gotten too homogenous and we need more subversive elements without the n00b idiocy.
post #362 of 546
Some other forums I visit have badges or icons a poster can get around certain categories, and I can imagine a lot of cool ones for SF:

  • Friendly
  • SW&D Guru
  • MC Guru
  • Tie master
  • Shoe master

etc.
post #363 of 546
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

could we get LabelKing posting again? I think this forvm has gotten too homogenous and we need more subversive elements without the n00b idiocy.

Vox isn't cutting it for you?

I still agree, +1 for LabelKing's return.
post #364 of 546
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Some other forums I visit have badges or icons a poster can get around certain categories, and I can imagine a lot of cool ones for SF:
  • Friendly
  • SW&D Guru
  • MC Guru
  • Tie master
  • Shoe master
etc.

 

I think it kind of already does, but not a bad idea....

 

LA Guy  = Opposite Santa

itsstillmatt  = The Liberator

Brianpore = B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

emptym = Moderator

in stitches = Obsessed with Members

 

And thats just looking on 2 pages of this thread. Not sure how many "names/badges" are floating around.

post #365 of 546
I'm sure this has been brought up before, but what's the thought on requiring a specific amount of posts before being able to make threads? That seems like it would cut down on the amount of spam and useless threads asking where to buy this or looking for discounts or what not by people with one post.
post #366 of 546
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Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post

I'm sure this has been brought up before, but what's the thought on requiring a specific amount of posts before being able to make threads? That seems like it would cut down on the amount of spam and useless threads asking where to buy this or looking for discounts or what not by people with one post.

+ 1.

I was just talking with another member about this the other day.

SF should consider a 30-60 day waiting period or post threshold for new members to start a thread. The forum is bogged down with lazy questions by brand new posters and spammers - so many "recommend first suit, does this look good, was this a good buy, where can i get this, check out this blog, check out my new #menswear brand etc." New members could still post and contribute, but it would help cut down on spam and the members who join just to ask a question without referring to the MILLIONS of posts by knowledgeable members beforehand.

I don't know about the logistics, but a message that popped up when new users tried to create a thread might help direct members to the search:

"Sorry new members must wait X days to create a new thread. Try to use the "Search Function" to find if the question/topic has already been addressed."

This would help improve the forum's content immeasurably.
post #367 of 546
I'm sure someone has mentioned that the "smart ads" that follow you from other place are annoying. But, can we at least ban the kind with sound? I had my volume up and got blasted with some "win a trip to mexico" ad. I almost jumped out of my skin.
post #368 of 546
Thread Starter 
Sorry Parker. Argh. I'll have to rage on the people who handle our advertising.

As for the waiting period to start new threads - that's pretty contrary to the spirit of Styleforum. We will soon be putting up a Styleforum 101, to which new members asking basic questions can be referred, but we are not going to force people to lurk before starting new threads. The idea has been brought up many times in the past, and it's just not going to happen. J and I hate clubs and restaurants with dress codes and velvet ropes, so anything that smells like the digital equivalent is just not going to happen.

Cheers,

Fok.
post #369 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Sorry Parker. Argh. I'll have to rage on the people who handle our advertising.
As for the waiting period to start new threads - that's pretty contrary to the spirit of Styleforum. We will soon be putting up a Styleforum 101, to which new members asking basic questions can be referred, but we are not going to force people to lurk before starting new threads. The idea has been brought up many times in the past, and it's just not going to happen. J and I hate clubs and restaurants with dress codes and velvet ropes, so anything that smells like the digital equivalent is just not going to happen.
Cheers,
Fok.

Fok,

Wasn't meant to be at all exclusive or elitist - was just thinking a few days/or a week could help cut down on nonsense, trolling, and spam.

Thank you for considering it.
post #370 of 546
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by marblehouse View Post

Fok,
Wasn't meant to be at all exclusive or elitist - was just thinking a few days/or a week could help cut down on nonsense, trolling, and spam.
Thank you for considering it.

I understand the sentiment against spam, but that is usually taken care of pretty quickly. Some degree of nonsense is the price we pay for having a fun, free-wheeling, community, and not such a high price, either. There are 50 threads on each page. I'm pretty sure that members can overlook a few (really) dumb ones.
post #371 of 546
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

I'm sure someone has mentioned that the "smart ads" that follow you from other place are annoying. But, can we at least ban the kind with sound? I had my volume up and got blasted with some "win a trip to mexico" ad. I almost jumped out of my skin.

Well...did you win the trip at least?
post #372 of 546
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

I'm sure someone has mentioned that the "smart ads" that follow you from other place are annoying. But, can we at least ban the kind with sound? I had my volume up and got blasted with some "win a trip to mexico" ad. I almost jumped out of my skin.

Well...did you win the trip at least?
post #373 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

We will soon be putting up a Styleforum 101, ...

University of Phoenix already offers a degree program in this.
post #374 of 546
Is there a mobile version? I tried to get on it on the train yesterday but I had to scroll past a load of adverts, list of all the forums etc to get to the first post.
post #375 of 546
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

University of Phoenix already offers a degree program in this.

I know. We are sueing those bastards for trademark infringement.
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