Post Minimum / Waiting Period Required for New Members to Start a New Thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by marblehouse, Apr 23, 2012.

In Order to Start a Thread, New Members Should Have

  1. A Post Minimum

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  2. A Waiting Period

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  3. No Requirements (USA! USA! USA! USA!)

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I think there should be a 500 post minimum before new members should be allowed to post.
     


  2. marblehouse

    marblehouse Senior member

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    It is a short time period to START threads. What are these questions that have to be answered immediately, are very simple, and cannot be found in search/answered in the ask a question thread?

    New members can post to their hearts content and ask relevant questions in the threads in which they belong. Enough of your insufferable melodrama.


    I am not suggesting anything like a large posting requirement (a short time period is more appropriate - which would weed out some who came here to troll, spam, post garbage and leave).

    Just to reiterate: suggesting a very minor inconvenience for new members to make the forum function slightly better. Nothing to get worked up about.



    Finally, a man with a plan.
     


  3. Champy

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    In the end it all sums up to your decision and I believe it will be the best for the forums and the members, new and old.
    I like this idea because there are a lot of un-usefull threads clogging up the "system" but you should not rush things out and chase away members that may contribute. I am glad that we can have this kinds of discussion with the administration, it shows us yo care a lot :)
     


  4. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    I think Doc has a good point, and even though I disagreed with this proposal at first, I have to agree after reading through to the bottom. A minimum time period before one can post a new thread is a good idea. New members can still post questions in existing threads. If a thread is created about an individual or a brand and they hear about it offline and want to respond, they could open an acccount and respond in that thread.
     
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  5. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I frequent the Ask a Question, Get an Answer forum. I try to ask and answer as much as I can, because that is the point of the thread. After 1000 posts, I still don't feel ready to contribute a thoughtful thread.

    All the noob threads are annoying, but we can't count on just Rev to make entertaining threads... :confused:
     


  6. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I tend to agree that there are plenty of existing threads to answer most noob questions. A waiting period before being allowed to start a new thread would help, but I think a series of sticky threads on the most common questions might do more. We've all seen countless new threads like "What suit to wear for my job interview", "What to wear to my summer internship", "What to wear to prom" etc. I was told on a different thread that some FAQs were in development to address these common questions. I think that will help especially if new members are forced to read through an Introduction to SF thread, which highlights the FAQs to these common questions, before being allowed to post. It may cut off some of the repetitive questions.

    I joined SF to research shoes. Before posting, I surfed through the entire AE Appreciation thread and the entire Official Alden Thread as well as the Suede Shoes Post'em Here thread. It took me several days, but I wanted to review the content first. Most new members aren't going to do that.
     


  7. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    Yeah people ignore those stickies. That's the point. A new member either thinks that his situation/perspective/limited wardrobe is specific enough to warrant a thread, or he just thinks (knows?) that he'll get more attention that way. We don't need more stickies.
     


  8. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Senior member

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    I think that we should allow new posters to start threads, but they shouldn't be allowed to post links to sites until they've reached a certain number of posts. This would allow people to get their questions answered, and it would prevent trolls and spammers from asking us to check out the amazing shoes on AlphaMale.

    IF the noob wants fit suggestions, let him upload the images to the tread instead of posting a link to them—until he reaches X number of posts—if he's too lazy to upload, then the question wasn't all that important.
     


  9. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I agree mostly. Once a structure of "Intro" threads are established, noobs may bypass them, but I expect SF members will put them in their place. I mean at that point, you can't say you didn't know. So flame on, post snarky replies ad nauseam.
     


  10. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    I seem to remember several threads on this topic already posted....:eh:
     


  11. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I plead ignorance
     


  12. TheTukker

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    Terrific idea! I vote for a 3 year waiting period, which means this thread should have never happened.
     


  13. marblehouse

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    You are so clever you make me want to slit your wrists :laugh:.

    Fok just shot the idea down, so it's a no-go. Thank you for all the opinions.
     


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    por que?
     


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