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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2011, 07:10:58 AM »
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?)

Or maybe...

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2011, 12:14:33 PM »
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.
By all means, anyone can write up a n00b guide to the forums if they would like to help out.
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 #22 on: May 17, 2011, 01:42:45 PM »
By all means, anyone can write up a n00b guide to the forums if they would like to help out.
Is there a way to restrict noobs (< x posts) from starting threads, and have a noob thread in GenDis, and they can ask their questions there
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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2011, 01:46:45 PM »
Is there a way to restrict noobs (< x posts) from starting threads, and have a noob thread in GenDis, and they can ask their questions there
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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2011, 03:11:50 PM »
Better?
Yup
(I can only imagine the newbie reading your sig. and thinking "yea sure, then how else did her get so many posts?" ;D).

Is there a way to restrict noobs (< x posts) from starting threads, and have a noob thread in GenDis, and they can ask their questions there

Personally, I think that might be a big turnoff if they can't start new threads.

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2011, 03:31:31 PM »

Personally, I think that might be a big turnoff if they can't start new threads.
thats true it could slow or stop the growth of members

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2011, 03:41:10 PM »
How about anyone wanting to start a new thread would send the topic/post to a group of mods or reputable members and one of them would ‘approve’ it and post it.
After a while a person could get a certain status that allows him to start threads with out this approval


Does that make any sense?

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2011, 04:31:06 PM »
How about not approving a new topic title unless they search that title first?

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2011, 05:10:25 PM »
Is there a way to restrict noobs (null x posts) from starting threads, and have a noob thread in GenDis, and they can ask their questions there

I'm all for this.

thats true it could slow or stop the growth of members

A slight barrier of entry might actually be a good thing, it'll discourage trolls/mooches. Call it Darwinian moderating if you wish ;)

How about not approving a new topic title unless they search that title first?

Typical n00b title: "Can you help me", you want to require searching that? :P
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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2011, 06:00:08 PM »
@ashero
Searching that will actually help it will lead to a bunch of your posts teaching n00bs to search

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2011, 10:14:37 PM »
I was wondering why I didn't see your signature from my phone...

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2012, 11:57:48 PM »
Hmm...I used to have a similar message as my signature.
Definitely agree with your sentiments though...it's getting out of hand.
@Dan do you really receive exactly 67 PM's every week?
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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2012, 11:58:45 PM »
@Dan do you really receive exactly 67 PM's every week?
It's uncanny really.
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 #33 on: November 29, 2012, 05:45:36 PM »
It's uncanny really.
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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2023, 04:54:49 PM »
 @Alexsei

How about adding to your signature "Alexsei ≠ Bal Shem Tov's wagon driver"

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Re: Signature suggestions...
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2023, 04:55:25 PM »
@Alexsei

How about adding to your signature "Alexsei ≠ Bal Shem Tov's wagon driver"
How about Alexsei = Bal Shem Tov's wagon driver?

And how did you pull up a thread from 5.5 million minutes ago?
Jews ≠ Zionists
Palestinians ≠ Hamas
Satmar ≠ SatmarHQ