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New Members Clarification

Discussion in 'Site Issues' started by heavyevans, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. heavyevans

    heavyevans FNG

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    I've noticed a trend that I think needs addressed. When I signed up and finally got around to posting my introduction. I did what was asked. "Be sure to click over to the new members forum and introduce yourself after registering!".
    What I didn't do was read between the lines and understand that I needed to prove that I was in the industry. I posted just to say hi and got hammered until Stephy stepped in and saved me.

    I think the front page needs to clarify this requirement. Something along the lines like "Be sure to click over to the new members forum and introduce yourself after registering so the members can vet you to make sure you belong."
    Just my 2¢.
     
  2. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    I still think you don't know shit.:D
     
  3. heavyevans

    heavyevans FNG

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    Like I care what some dumbass Hoosier thinks! :loltard:
     
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  4. Tap

    Tap i hate it when a velociraptor throws poop at me

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  5. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    :lachen::lachen::lachen::lachen::lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
  6. Just Fixit

    Just Fixit american capitalist

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    Having run a dozen or so forums in the past, I suspect part of the problem - also - is that people simply do not read what they deem to be "the fine print" when registering on a forum. Many of us are guilty of that in other places.

    You join, and are eager to post, so it's like "ok - click - click - click - ok - done" and now you want to talk to people...

    Maybe there are hacks or mods that will place a pop-up on the screen - repeatedly - until the new member actually gets the hint. I don't mean this as a criticism. I'm just offering my take since this thread was started.

    Another thing to do is create a new usergroup in the administrator control panel. Where user's with "0 posts" are a distinct usergroup that can only see one forum (the new members forum) or even perhaps one thread (the new users thread). Once they do that post, they can be auto-bumped into a standard usergroup.
     
  7. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Or make it so they can't post until they do.
     
  8. Just Fixit

    Just Fixit american capitalist

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    I covered that in the previous post. :fairyfight:
     
  9. chucko615

    chucko615 Banned camp counselor

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    Read and comprehend the front page. it says "This site is for people in the HVAC industry only".................................so no market techs or R guys................:loltard:
     
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  10. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    :boid:
     
  11. chucko615

    chucko615 Banned camp counselor

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    OK, excuse me, it says " exclusively for HVAC professionals"
     
  12. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Well change it to hvac and R-tards
     
  13. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    jah........... hacks, and qwacks. :lachen:
     
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  14. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    What he said
     
  15. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    And you are???
     
  16. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    :lachen::joy::rock: :headscratch: :boid:
     
  17. heavyevans

    heavyevans FNG

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    Is that for fun or are you serious?:beer: I signed up because I know I met the requirements. It's just nobody else did and I wasn't asked to prove it from the get go.
     
  18. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    we know you meet the requirements.
    chuckles is just............ chuckles. :thumb:
     
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  19. Jay 41

    Jay 41 Whole-ass

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  20. heavyevans

    heavyevans FNG

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    Dammit, I'm getting old. Thought Stephy stepped in. My apologies Brad.