Welcome PM + forum rules
Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:25 PM Edited by Celestail, 29 November 2012 - 05:38 PM.
Now i fought that GTAF should have a system where when a new member registers they receive a automated PM that contains the forum rules (including signature rules) with a welcome note and also links to useful topics like miromiro's newbie guild and more. The reason for this is because the rules and topics like the newbie guild are somewhat obscure to the newbies (It took me around 14 days to find the forum rules and if it wasn't for MoSA [Master of San Andreas] i would of never found miromiro's newbie guild)
As this is such a advanced forum this features would benefit new comers so this will prevent topics like "hi im new here" etc... and help new members fit in better, this hopefully will prevent such topics as the one i mentioned and others.
Also new topics should be completely unaccessible to members until a mod/admin approves it so porn topics won't get bumped up and can be removed so members wont see this stuff as we know GTAF is open to all ages as porn isn't appropriate for the young one's
Sorry if i sound like a parent
Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:40 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:43 PM
|I suppose it might help in introducing new members to our rules and policy, but on the other hand, I doubt it would do much good as many people tend to delete those generic e-mails from administrators.|
They do? but still worth it though
Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:45 PM
About the new topics thing, I said it some months ago, a lot of members register to post their ideas or are just spammers - yeah - but think of the members who register to open a topic to discuss something new or maybe they need help. You can't just the whole GTAForums' sections only because of the GTA V mess - that's what GTA V led-bys + the other staff are there for - to clean mess up. If new members wouldn't be able to create new topics when they register, and only after a period of time, they'll either high-jack other topics. I agree that approving topics would be nice, but think of the ton of work and time needed for it - to read every single topic that gets posted on a forum is an incredibly difficult job, even for a 25 staff members board and about 30 led-bys.
You're not the only one who suggests this thing, and if something was to be done, it'd have already have been done by now, but the only thing that can be done is to clear every single piece of mess. That's how I see things anyway.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:49 PM
But i understand the trouble needed to make this possible
Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:04 PM Edited by Carl CJ Johnsons Brother Brian, 29 November 2012 - 08:08 PM.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:58 AM
'Need help with BB codes?want to know more about the forum?Check out the newbie guide by miromiro!'
'Please take a moment to check out the Forum Rules&Guidelines aswell'
The PM's would be useless to old members creating a new account or Spammers.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:43 PM
I ignore them as they are always long and contains: Blah Blah Blah.
So IF this is done, I suggest it contains a short dot point list of the key rules with a link to all the rules.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:09 PM
I think the main problem was, if you are going to flaunt the rules, you are probably going to flaunt reading that PM, so it's pointless on the people that need it most.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:45 PM
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