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ray.wurlod

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:30 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

The FAQ Discussions forum is not the place for general questions; it is a forum for suggesting particular topics for the FAQ forum.

I propose that the FAQ Discussions and FAQ fora be locked for a period - maybe a month - so that this point can be driven home.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:18 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

I would prefer to see entries 1) Moved to the correct forum for the first offense for a poster then 2) deleted and the poster locked for a month (or a week for a signed up member). 1) can be skipped.

This will drive home the message more than locking a forum that people might want to post correctly into.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:35 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

And here I was gonna say just lock them - period. One could petition the moderator if something needed to be posted there.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:05 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

See? Just lock the darn forum.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:38 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

What Ray missed today was a new poster going thru and replying to 8 month old topics. It made it appear that posters were posting again in the FAQ forum, but it was replies to posts.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:53 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Can there be an option to track the user history.
If the user entered in the wrong forum, keep a track of it.
If he does the same mistake again minus 10 points Twisted Evil or something like that

Not to be vicious. Rolling Eyes
This type of an auditing can be extended later to keep track of defaulters!

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:07 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

It's unfortunate that new members never realize that they're in the wrong forum, or don't care. They post a few messages, then go away and become lurkers. There's no punishment suitable...

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:54 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Don't allow access for new users to this FAQ and other forums atleast for few weeks till they know some details about this forum. It doesn't seems to harm any other users.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:46 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

narasimha wrote:
Can there be an option to track the user history.
If the user entered in the wrong forum, keep a track of it.
If he does the same mistake again minus 10 points Twisted Evil or something like that


Most new posters will have negative points in their score board. Laughing
Very few have access to post directly in FAQ forum.
The point is, the refined post in FAQ Discussion will be moved in FAQ forum. So why can't the rest can be simply ignored Cool .

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:07 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

DO NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS. It is our fault for answering these questions.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:57 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

I kind of agree with Kim. Just by looking at the post count we can tell weather the person is new or fairly old here at dsxchange. Depending upon that we can either politely direct the poster to the right forum or do not answer his post at all. This will force the slackers to take these rules seriously

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:06 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

I propose to continue "answering" with "etiquette notes" in dark red. No useful answers until the post appears in the correct forum.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:22 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Not me. Tell them to repost in the correct forum. You have told some of these over and over and still they post in the wrong forum.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:39 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

If we list FAQ and FAQ Discussion forum at the end of forum index page rather than at the beginning some irrelevant posts to the FAQ forum can be avoided. It seems that some people do not have the patience to choose the right forums from the list of forums.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:11 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Just. Lock. It. Evil or Very Mad

Is there a dang FAQ 'discussion' anywhere in there?

Or perhaps move them down near the bottom as balajisr notes. Then put a new forum at the top called something like The Questions You Can't Bother to Put in the Right Place Forum. Much like a staging table, no actual work would be done there, nothing answered until the Mod' moves it to the proper 'fora'. Wink

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