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Old August 26th, 2008, 00:30   #1
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Auto-pm's for new users

Alright, I'm gonna throw my idea out there, see if it's actually possible.

My suggestion is, when a new person signs up to the forums, is it possible to have a pm sent to them automatically with the little alert saying they have a new pm?

In the pm, it could just be an automated message welcoming the new person to the forums, how the FAQ's and other threads contain all the information really needed so they don't bomb us every day with newbie questions.

However, If it were all words, I'm pretty sure most people would just skip it so I think using images (thatotherguy's comics, hilarious) or other things would at least draw the attention of the user to some of the information given.

I think it would be good as well to inform them that if they post a newbie/stupid question that has already been answered, that they'll get flammed/ or an infraction or something.




So is this possible? Do you people think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
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Old August 26th, 2008, 00:33   #2
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Don't give them posting rights until they answered a questionnaire.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 00:34   #3
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Don't give them posting rights till they answered a questionnaire.
not a bad idea because that'll also filter out spam bots too I think.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 00:34   #4
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I gotta pm from aquamarine earlier today

It seemed automated
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Old August 26th, 2008, 00:35   #5
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Don't give them posting rights till they answered a questionnaire.
+1, ive said the same thing a few times. This shit is getting old.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 00:49   #6
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I gotta pm from aquamarine earlier today

It seemed automated
Cause he's a Soviet robotpirateninja...
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Old August 26th, 2008, 00:55   #7
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+1, ive said the same thing a few times. This shit is getting old.
So are these threads we keep seeing.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 01:00   #8
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this shit has been going on since asc started... thats the internet....
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Old August 26th, 2008, 01:04   #9
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I believe one of the main reasons that forums are created are to give direction and feedback towards other peoples concerns and problems.

It may be easy for all the people who have been in the game long enough to say yes to this thread, but think about when you came into this and if someone was to say something as ignorant as that to you and bar you from knowledge, chances are you wouldn't be here today.
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I believe one of the main reasons that forums are created are to give direction and feedback towards other peoples concerns and problems.

It may be easy for all the people who have been in the game long enough to say yes to this thread, but think about when you came into this and if someone was to say something as ignorant as that to you and bar you from knowledge, chances are you wouldn't be here today.
Most people on this forum would tend to think your opinion counts for nothing. You just joined up. And then you try to preach to us.

Nothing personal. Just noting facts.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 01:11   #11
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I'm not trying to preach. I'm trying to emphasize a point. Its not right.
But far by me to change your mind.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 01:30   #12
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But they and you and including us agreed to follow the forums
rules.These questions have been asked,just look in the trash
bin at the bottom.FAQ's and STICKY's in most threads answer
almost all questions.Read them then ask.
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