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Old 12-05-2013, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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......that admin can create a situation whereby not another "What Board?" thread can be started before the poster has read:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...g-between.html

So much info, so little of it is read.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could they possibly require membership for a specified number of days and/or posts before allowing one to start a thread? I wonder if that might help. It seems like many just join this forum simply to start a "which board" thread and then are never to be seen again.

Speaking of starting threads, I don't think I even have yet. Just checked, nope I haven't. Weird.
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Yeah it does seem like there's a flood of "What board" threads lately. I think new posters are told to read the FAQ before posting, but I'm not sure how many do.

Maybe suggesting they read that thread before posting a "What board?" thread would help them get better responses (and may hopefully make it so they don't need to post a thread at all!)

For every 1 good discussion there are 5-10 threads started by people too lazy to research things themselves, or want to be told what to get.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, the number of these "what board" threads lately has gotten tedious.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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so what's the best board for me?
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Can we also make it so before they can make a which pants go with this jacket thread they have to click that they read and agreed to the following?

Like this:



*Please read the following and accept before posting.

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Old 12-05-2013, 01:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Unfortunately I don't think there's not much you can do to stop those kinds of threads barring flat out locking them or stopping new people from posting, which would not be the best for a forum if you want to encourage people to join (even if the repetitive advice threads from first time posters get annoying).

Newcomers typically don't read stickies/ignore stickies and the majority of people finding this forum are young kids doing searches for board related help, so those board advice threads are just a result of the demographic of traffic that finds it's way to the snowboard forum.

In the past I've tried going as far as making detailed 15 min videos breaking down how to size and pick a snowboard and kids still comment on my sizing video asking me what size board they should buy because they're too lazy to even watch the video and follow the advice in it.

Unfortunately if they won't even watch a video, you can bet they're not going to read through long forum threads to find the information they need. It's just something we may have to live with in exchange for having a popular snowboard forum that shows up high on a lot of snowboard advice searches.
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Can we also ban people from posting their dreams on here?

Fucking weird.
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Unfortunately I don't think there's not much you can do to stop those kinds of threads...
Not even an ninja can come up with a workable solution? Fuck we're all screwed!
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Can we also ban people from posting their dreams on here?

Fucking weird.
I see you a lot, but I don't see many useful posts coming from you. Maybe you should revisit that thread since you seem outnumbered in your opinion
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