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Old 03-12-2009, 12:00 PM   #61
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It's a bad idea.
Creates more work for volunteers, burns people out.
Not in direct response to your response to evank's suggestion, just a suggestion on the whole.

More work = Get more volunteers?
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:47 PM   #62
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What about having less rules? Apparently nobody reads the original email with the rules, so why not just shorten it to say something like:

Welcome to the forum. We have 3 rules and they are enforced rigorously.
1. Search before you ask a question; chances are it has been asked (and answered) before.
2. Read the stickies; they are kept at the beginning of the section because they contain such useful information.
3. Put your location in your profile, and basics on your car in your signature.

It's short and sweet, and then you could make the same thing pop up whenever they hit the New Thread button with less than 10 posts or something. Giving the new guys more to do before they can post will drive them away, and ignoring them will probably just make the situation worse.

Just my $.02

Edit: Sorry if this is a dead thread, I just realized how long ago the last post was.
+1

Although, I do think ignoring a stupid post is a good idea. Silence can speak volumes.

As a newb, I come to this site more often than any other site. The information is of the highest quality, and the humor is entertaining. My wife is always pissed at me for spending so much time reading all this great info. But I came here only having a basic knowledge of cars... now I'm gathering parts for what will hopefully be a great DIY build. I couldn't have done it without all the experience knowledge here. When I venture to other Miata sites I am almost immediately bored, and return quickly.

Everyone knows the difference between a funny or sarcastic push in the right direction, or an overly harsh even hateful response. "Nude pixs of GF or ban" is great, as is "read the stickys and FAQ's you retard". Then there is the drift kids post mentioned earlier, I felt bad for him. His response was admirable, how many of us would have responded that way under that kind of fire.

I know, I've used my allotment of words for the year. I'll go back to lurking now.

Cliff notes: Good arguments to both sides, meet in the middle.

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Old 07-11-2009, 10:12 PM   #63
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Also there are the typical members who just hunt for noobs and all they do is... "use the search tool", kind of a competition of who is the first one to execute the classic reply and make themselves feel more part of the club.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:49 PM   #64
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Also there are the typical members who just hunt for noobs and all they do is... "use the search tool", kind of a competition of who is the first one to execute the classic reply and make themselves feel more part of the club.
Nice necropost newb.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:40 AM   #65
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Also there are the typical members who just hunt for noobs and all they do is... "use the search tool", kind of a competition of who is the first one to execute the classic reply and make themselves feel more part of the club.
we're not that bad. when people (n00bs) ask stupid **** that's obviously in the sticky threads, what else do you expect us to do? research it all for them and post the answer? i ought to give you a warning just for being flippant.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:52 AM   #66
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:50 AM   #67
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I think hazing newbs is fine. I've only been here a bit but i've seen hazing do it's job often. Usually goes:
-newb post
-haze
-haze, and this is why
-point in right direction
-newb apology
-accepted, welcome
Problem solved.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:08 AM   #68
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Also there are the typical members who just hunt for noobs and all they do is... "use the search tool", kind of a competition of who is the first one to execute the classic reply and make themselves feel more part of the club.
God forbid new members should search for the detailed writeups that answer their question - we should clearly just sit here and spoon-feed every ounce of information to all the people who want it

Actually, on second thought - maybe you should just leave this forum and never come back.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #69
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I think hazing newbs is fine. I've only been here a bit but i've seen hazing do it's job often. Usually goes:
-newb post
-haze
-haze, and this is why
-point in right direction
-newb apology
-accepted, welcome
Problem solved.
if newb apology = false, ban
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:53 PM   #70
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Also there are the typical members who just hunt for noobs and all they do is... "use the search tool", kind of a competition of who is the first one to execute the classic reply and make themselves feel more part of the club.
Then there are people who bring back 4 month old threads to make a stupid reply such as in your case. Do you feel part of the club now? You made a post and shared your opinion on an old subject that has been done with for nearly half a year, congrats.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #71
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In all fairness, this thread was still on the first page of the front desk section. Threads there don't disappear into the depths quite as fast as in other sections. I have caught myself about to reply to an old thread once or twice because I assumed it was new for being on the front page.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:20 AM   #72
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Please use the search tool, thats the typical reply from wannabe locals

Just because someone has a small amount of postings does not mean that person has never been on a forum or does not know how it works.

I have used the search tool and nothing shows up, then I open a thread with the question and next thing, "Please use the search tool", my reply is I did use it and the person has to just shove there tongue up there butt as he/she has just looked like a jackass.

The so called local miataturbo user does not even reply back with useful links to prove the search tool was the best option.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:48 AM   #73
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Please use the search tool, thats the typical reply from wannabe locals

Just because someone has a small amount of postings does not mean that person has never been on a forum or does not know how it works.

I have used the search tool and nothing shows up, then I open a thread with the question and next thing, "Please use the search tool", my reply is I did use it and the person has to just shove there tongue up there butt as he/she has just looked like a jackass.

The so called local miataturbo user does not even reply back with useful links to prove the search tool was the best option.

local? what is local when you dont put your location in your profile.

n00b
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #74
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I swear I've banned more people this week than all of last year. keep it up ********.
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I swear I've banned more people this week than all of last year. keep it up ********.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:56 PM   #76
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I have used the search tool and nothing shows up, then I open a thread with the question and next thing, "Please use the search tool", my reply is I did use it and the person has to just shove there tongue up there butt as he/she has just looked like a jackass.
If you don't find it searching, then you are fail.
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If you don't find it searching, then you are fail.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:35 PM   #78
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I have used the search tool and nothing shows up, then I open a thread with the question and next thing, "Please use the search tool", my reply is I did use it and the person has to just shove there tongue up there butt as he/she has just looked like a jackass.

The so called local miataturbo user does not even reply back with useful links to prove the search tool was the best option.
Then leave...no one here cares about your ---- fissures. Wah wah wah, someone was mean to me on the internet, wah wah wah. Wah wah wah, I'm a virvin, wah wah wah.
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damn you lazy asses, every noob clearly uses the search function with no success. You should really take time out of your days to post a detailed response to a question that was already asked the week or month prior, because they couldn't find it. If you search and can't find it, be prepared for either a) catching **** from the "locals", b) get told to use the search feature, or, c) the almighty ban hammer. Thats the way forums work. Don't like it, go away.
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the almighty ban hammer. Thats the way forums work. Don't like it, go away.
I thought it was the ban hampster?
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