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Thread: can howard seriuosly not let newbs into BST

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    i dont... i think people should be smarter when making transactions online

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    ok i admit i wasnt smart
    at least u can be a lil nice bud...

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    i guess at least i didnt get fraud or anything.. and that it wasnt a meet up some where...

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    Originally posted by Malaco0219
    ok i admit i wasnt smart
    at least u can be a lil nice bud...
    i am being nice.. newb... you should look at my other posts

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    lol..
    thanks..

    i duno.. i guess no one really bothers looking at teh safety tips they put up..haha...
    i think it should be a must read..lol

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    Originally posted by RNS
    We're working on a screening process for the B/S/T. it isn't just about scamming. Newbies are generally a huge problem on that forum for a lot of reasons.
    It's not just newbies causing the problems, it's also some moderators and long time members. There has to be a better solution than just a screening process for newbies. Any thoughts rns.
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    What I can tell you is that Newbies have flooded the forum in the past six months, and the moderators are having a hell of a time controlling them. We are expanding by 500 new members per day. The only way to solve the problem is to create some screening process. We've talked about number of posts, but as a guy who reads every post in the B/S/T, I can tell you that members with 3000 posts can be just as ignorant as newbies. You know how to use the B/S/T. An alarming number of members don't. Scammers have fooled us too, because a lot of them have huge post counts and good feedback. Nevertheless, if the newbies were gone, we could deal with the veterans, because most of them only need one reminder, and after all is said and done, there are a lot of high quality people using the B/S/T. All I can tell you David is that we're working on it. I'll let you know once there's a resolution.

    One of the biggest issues is that nobody reads the rules. I don't care if it's a newb or a vet. I talk to members every day, and to a person, most of them admit that they've never glanced at the rules. I never did until I became a moderator, so I understand. There's no simple answer, but getting newbies off the B/S/T is a priority for me, and we'll do it.

    I'm committed to doing something and so is Howard, and ultimately, it's the H man who will pull the trigger on a fix. You'll know what it is. I promise.

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    should have a nOOb meeting

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    Originally posted by rip
    should have a nOOb meeting
    Yeah, they'll meet, and then they'll march on Howard Forums.

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    Here's an example of the non-newb headaches we have hourly. The following post just hit the B/S/T:

    "Nokia 7250i Very very very low timer"

    The guy posted with no price, no currency, and a link to eBay. I assume all of you know that every selling post must indicate an asking price and a currency. Rule 5 states clearly NO LINKS TO eBAY!. I posted an eBay stickie at the top of the B/S/T. Nevertheless, here's a post with no price or currency + an eBay link. Naturally, the thread has been removed.

    The seller has 800 posts. Whats' a mod to do?

    rns

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    hehehe
    make the forum only accessible after reading the rules
    the actual link to get to the forum will be somewhere within the rules as a link that is very discreet

    they will hv to read the rules then!!
    it can even be like a game.. locate the rules link

    ok... my brain has officially turned into mush by the game forum

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    ^ good idea

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    Originally posted by fijbert
    hehehe
    make the forum only accessible after reading the rules
    the actual link to get to the forum will be somewhere within the rules as a link that is very discreet

    they will hv to read the rules then!!
    it can even be like a game.. locate the rules link

    ok... my brain has officially turned into mush by the game forum
    It's something we've talked about. OmniWeb just released a new beta of their Mac browser. To ensure that you read the developer's notes, they wouldn't permit you to download without a password that was embedded at the end of the notes. Something like that for all first time users might work.

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    hey RNS

    hows the screening process comoing along ANYWAY

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    LOL

    How about a quick T/F quiz of 5 random rules before you can sell?

    Now at least that will rid lots of dumb sellers...

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