(06-04-2013 4:25 PM)mark-in-dallas Wrote: You know, all this post did was piss me off!
Sorry if the post hurt your feelings, I apologize, that wasn't my intention. I feel that perhaps I didn't communicate the context I was making my points in, well enough.
These points were made in the context of how to prevent new threads from occurring. My contention is that newbie's post many new unnecessary threads, due to information being hard to find.
Quote:1. There are a number of noob friendly guides and if you feel something wasn't covered, take the damn time to add it!
I am new, if I can't find something, I can't add it to a guide, because I don't have that information.
Quote:2. Stickied threads are fine, but if there's more than a few per forum I just get irritated at having to scroll through them to get to the new posts. Make a stickie for every product a company offers and you'd end up having to set the threads per page to 50 to get to new posts in some forums.
I would actually prefer it, if ONLY stickied threads were allowed in the vendors product review section. Everything else could go in the Everything else section. I like how HAX
product reviews section has a sticky for every beta test. This is very easy to read and parse.
Quote:3. The wiki: Then fucking add to it! Is it not the entire intent of a wiki for content to be developed and edited by the users? Oh I forgot, some of you want everything fucking spoon fed to you and can't be bothered to do anything on your own.
Again, as a new user, I can't add information I don't have.
Quote:4. How is not wanting a ton of duplicate content on the forum a conflict of interest?
1. When I first logged into the forum, I posted in the new user introductions. I immediately started receiving PM's. Being polite, I tried to reply. Nope. Need a minimum of five posts to do that. In my opinion, this encourages even well behaved people to make worthless posts.
2. I see nothing about "not wanting duplicate content" in the Member Posting Policy. By my reading, it is not discouraged -
Quote:PheroTruth is an open and uncensored forum, where members are free to discuss and report on anything they want, as long as its legal and doesn't hurt or offend anybody.
We will never censor a post for content, spelling or grammar, and we will never delete a post for mentioning a legitimate product or seeking information on a product.
New users posting threads, are 100% compliant with the forums stated rules. It seems unfair to be angry at them for not knowing and following the unwritten rules that many of the senior members seem to have.
Quote:5. The forum feels uncared for: That one really pissed me off! Broken sub-forums? Point one out, and if you point to the Merry-Go-Round I'm going to laugh at your inability to comprehend the intent and pun in the name.
From the first sentence, of the first post in this thread -
Quote:For some reason it won't let me access the suggestions page so this topic is going here.
Please note, I said "feels" uncared for. I wasn't implying that anyone was being lazy, or that I am unappreciative of the resources that the forum offers.
However, due to the clutter, and the excess amount of plugins, that is my genuine perception. The plugins in particular, really bother me. Each additional plugin is a potential attack vector. Considering the sensitive nature of what some members post, I'm inclined to believe they would prefer security over features.
Again, this is just my honest opinion. Being new, there very well could be something I have missed, or don't understand. I am making these points with the sincere intention of making the forum better for everybody, new and senior, so I hope it is not interpreted as a personal attack.