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Signature suggestions...
« on: May 11, 2011, 10:33:17 PM »
Recently I've been getting loads of PMs asking me about information that is already on the forums, or a clarification about something I posted. I feel like my PM box should be used for personal messages, and any questions about forum stuff should be posted on the forums. This is beneficial for the greater DDF community so that anyone who sees the posted question can answer it and any answers (mine or someone elses) can be seen by everyone as well. Do you agree?

I'd like to put something in my signature that would discourage people from sending me such PMs, but at the same time I want to be cordial in conveying this message, so I don't offend anyone's sensibilities... I'm sincerely HTH (Here To Help), and I'm eager to share with the community, but it's hard to manage a PM inbox with dozens of messages piling on each week. How do you suggest I phrase my signature? (or am I going about this the wrong way?)

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 10:38:16 PM »
Hmm...I used to have a similar message as my signature.
Definitely agree with your sentiments though...it's getting out of hand.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 10:41:27 PM »
Farzuch un du vet zen or Chipashti Umotzsi Tamin

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 10:43:37 PM »
Wow, I feel like I'm part of an elite club ;)
Can we compare PM's? I reckon there may be some doubles...

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 10:47:13 PM »
Hmm...I used to have a similar message as my signature.
Definitely agree with your sentiments though...it's getting out of hand.

What did you signature say?

As previously asked, is there no SMF plugin to train n00bs?

Farzuch un du vet zen or Chipashti Umotzsi Tamin

I'm sure the  ??? n00bs will totally get that...

Wow, I feel like I'm part of an elite club ;)
Can we compare PM's? I reckon there may be some doubles...

I'm 100% sure there are. This is the n00b/DDF version of an EECB ;)

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 10:47:40 PM »
Maybe we should make 1-900 PMs so we can make some money on 'em...
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 10:50:06 PM »
Maybe we should make 1-900 PMs so we can make some money on 'em...

+1. This is like that suggestion that if the big email providers charged $0.001 per email (for senders not on your contact list) spam would exponentially decrease. It would obviously have to be standardized somehow.

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 10:56:20 PM »
What did you signature say?
According to Google it said "There's no need to PM me if you can just make a post...Thanks!"
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 11:08:29 PM »
If you PM me before you search and/or post, you will be banned from DDF
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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 11:09:41 PM »
If you PM me before you search and/or post, you will be banned from DDF

I don't know if Dan would appreciate that...

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 11:18:33 PM »
Others can gain from you asking your questions in public. Try it!

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 11:26:16 PM »
Others can gain from you asking your questions in public. Try it!

Signature is officially limited to 100 characters, but I think I found a way around that ;)

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 11:32:52 PM »
I can definitely feel AsherO's feelings here. But the other side of the coin is that people don't want to have themselves embarrassed by asking a question that might be taken as silly and making a fool of themselves (or getting LMGIFY's).

I previously suggested making a flame free board for noobies. They can ask any question they want without judgement, and someone here will hopefully be kind enough to point them to the right thread. As far as teaching them how to ask questions (dates, budgets, class etc.), there should be a well explained guide that every new member gets in their inbox. If they still don't get it (or more likely are too lazy to read it), they just get pointed back to the guide with a link.

If the mods are looking for someone to make a guide, I'll volunteer it.

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2011, 10:22:17 PM »
I can definitely feel AsherO's feelings here. But the other side of the coin is that people don't want to have themselves embarrassed by asking a question that might be taken as silly and making a fool of themselves (or getting LMGIFY's).

I previously suggested making a flame free board for noobies. They can ask any question they want without judgement, and someone here will hopefully be kind enough to point them to the right thread. As far as teaching them how to ask questions (dates, budgets, class etc.), there should be a well explained guide that every new member gets in their inbox. If they still don't get it (or more likely are too lazy to read it), they just get pointed back to the guide with a link.

If the mods are looking for someone to make a guide, I'll volunteer it.

We really need a n00b search guide. I bet many are searching from the searchbox within a thread, and when they don't find other threads with the info they are looking for, they post asking an obvious question.

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2011, 04:04:20 AM »
Grrr, signatures are annoying, whatever I put as my signature is now all over the forums, 5,000+ times :P

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 05:53:06 AM »
Grrr, signatures are annoying, whatever I put as my signature is now all over the forums, 5,000+ times :P

Isn't that the point? ;)

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 05:55:28 AM »
Isn't that the point? ;)

It's already starting to annoy me...

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 06:04:46 AM »
Was gonna say that but thought it rude. And I suggested it.

How about a little smaller?

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 06:04:55 AM »
It's already starting to annoy me...

Which part? That's it's showing up 5000+ times? Maybe you should tone down the font size.


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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2011, 06:40:51 AM »
Was gonna say that but thought it rude. And I suggested it.

How about a little smaller?
Which part? That's it's showing up 5000+ times? Maybe you should tone down the font size.

Better?