I think we should create a device to measure a members merit and worthiness for posting on electronic forums, let's call it a E meter. Then use the reading from that devise and the amount of money they contribute to the board to determine how much they can see and post.
Post by Phlying Lotus on Jan 31, 2014 15:00:22 GMT -5
Personally, I don't like the idea of a "playpen" posting area and would much rather see just a 7-Day waiting period between the creation of a new account, and the ability to post. Every day of the 7 day period an automatic PM can be sent guiding the noob to a new thread to visit and get aquainted with.
I would like to add that I really like what @juggernaut posted re: the new person's area where baiting/abusing/making fun of the new people is strictly prohibited by full members. I could imagine that getting blasted in your first few posts does not really make you want to continue on with the site. I was looking at my created threads the other day, and my first thread was the 20th thread in 2009 asking what a wook was. Thankfully, cheeky and Fishing Maniac responded in a positive manner to me making a dumb thread. If it would have been all insults, I might not have stuck around.
This is hilarious. I don't log in often enough to even remember this, but I used to be known for being abusive all the time. It was just a schtick though. Some people got it and others didn't. Glad you felt welcomed. I have never intended to truly offend people unless they can't have a sense of humor about themselves.