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Old 07-25-2014, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Product/Survey and first time Posters! An Idea!

to the Admin's,….

It just occurred to me today as I was seeing are soooo many new threads posting their first posts about their product. I believe many of them do this because they just aren't seeing the sticky in the "Introduce Yourself" forum. (…of course I suppose it's entirely possible that DC has found another way to troll?)

Instead these "Product" hawkers go straight to the forum sub category that they think is relevant to their Product or Survey!! I think we should Post that particular rules sticky (…in red of course) on the very first page. The Page with all the forum catagories. (…maybe even link a few of the better, more enteraining threads flaming those who didn't follow them!)

By doing this I believe we can accomplish a couple of things,…

First would be that of the very few posting who may actually have a good idea. One that's legitimate or interesting and maybe has some potential? We wouldn't chase them away by starting out wasting pages of posts flaming & ass raping them for not following the rules.

Look what happens when those guys are confident enough to tuff it out and get past all the initial ridicule,… We get to be a part of helping some really cool people with products that have potential! Granted, the percentage of people who have both, the guts and the product has been minuscule here.

Second, Having the rules on the first page would discourage and weed out a lot of these people before they even post. At the very least, We could go right to town Ripping on the one's who don't read or ignore the rules and post anyway because we've eliminated anyone using the excuse that… "I didn't see no rules! Why are you picking on me!" Also, we wouldn't have these internal squabbles about "are we being too hard are we chasing off people! etc." It would be very Black and White!

The rules are "Prominently posted,.. You either didn't read them, or you read them and Ignored them!! Either way you have already disrespected us, so We,… will have no problem disrespecting YOU!!!

I mean,.. If you're posting for a product or class survey or sum shit, and you are so stupid that you missed the huge thread in red at the top of the very first page,..? Then you're too stupid for us and our consciences are clear!!

Because then,…? It's open season to flame the fuck out of these guys! Waddaya think??
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It's a nice idea, but the front page doesn't allow threads. "Welcome New Members" is the next most obvious spot. The VerticalScope people would have to make changes to the software.
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It's a nice idea, but the front page doesn't allow threads. "Welcome New Members" is the next most obvious spot. The VerticalScope people would have to make changes to the software.
How about customizing the new user creation page with a link to it called PEOPLE SELLING SHIT CLICK HERE
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It's a nice idea, but the front page doesn't allow threads. "Welcome New Members" is the next most obvious spot. The VerticalScope people would have to make changes to the software.
A-h-h-h,.. nevermind then!


-late edit-
sorry, the morphine & Vicodin have got me thinking slower than usual,….

Du-h-h-h-h-hh-h-h!

So how about they add a Forum category,… (preferably n red text if possible.) Surveys and Product promotions. Then Place the RULES sticky in that thread?

Maybe even lock the sub category, if that's possible. But if not, they would maybe post most of their shit in it and leave us alone in the rest of our forums?

Would that work?
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Y'know, the other forum that I'm haunting these days has a "Promotions" subforum where you're allowed to promote things (as long as they're related to the forum subject). All the members could simply ignore the subforum. It'd be like those usenet groups that are now nothing but spammers trying to sell each other their Rollex watches and miracle cures. And if someone posts something somewhere else, we'll just silently move it to the promotion zone.
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…With the added bonus of, if they post something in that forum and they didn't read the rules first???

Nobody can legitimately complain when they get napalmed!
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no matter what checks are put in place. ppl will skip these.
I know I do. I go directly to what my purpose is. I"ve joined groups for an answer to just one question. I post it, get my answer and have never returned. Other groups like this I have become part of the community. Depends on my end goal.

Great idea but it is just something we all will continue to see with the world of the interwebz. PPl use google and we come up so they just go to their end game. Some ppl correct the fo pa' and get good results. Others get flamed. Sometimes we help those with good answers some get killer yoga pants and BAism's
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Or just make chomps an admin
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Or just make chomps an admin
yeah, he has and will have some free time for that
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Oh, that is s-u-u-u-uch a bad idea!

But thanks for the vote!
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