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Discussion in 'Site Feedback/Bugs' started by Sheal, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Sheal

    Sheal Total Gardener

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    Some new members do not introduce themselves in the 'New Members Introduction' thread and ask questions only. Above the thread it says "No questions in here please". That leads me to think the font is to small or new members are ignoring it, so may I suggest highlighting it by changing it from black to red. :)
     
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    • CanadianLori

      CanadianLori Ever Hopeful Canuck

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      Actually, I don't recall seeing a message coming up to steer me to the introduction thread when I signed up.....

      Hmmmm, guess it's too late now !:redface:
       
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      • Sheal

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        There is no message to direct you there Lori as introduction is optional. It's not to late now if you feel the need but I think you're already well and truly part of GC. :)
         
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        • Fat Controller

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          A good idea @Sheal, but I am not sure what would be involved in actually doing it - almost certainly it is not something that the staff team could do under the bonnet, but more something that @Webmaster would be able to look at.
           
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            My name is Ziggy and i've not had a drink for 11 seconds :Wino:
             
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                That long! :biggrin:
                 
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                  Yeah, it is a weeknight - you wait until tomorrow!
                   
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                    Who are you? :scratch:
                     
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                      New Members Introduction
                      A Place For New Members To Come And Introduce Themselves To The Forum. - JUST INTRODUCTIONS; NO QUESTIONS IN HERE PLEASE;):blue thumb:
                       
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                        My own personal opinion is that the first post a new member makes should be in the New Members area. Its really a matter of forum etiquette. I could even see it as being made compulsory. In that way, new members could be vetted. That is to say, the mods could check the post as being within the rules before it is shown.

                        Technically, if it says "no questions here, please" and someone asks one, its breaking forum rules. If a rule is broken in the first post made, then I would question both suitability as a forum member, but also whether or not they will stay.

                        Apologies to all if my comments seem a bit too black or white.
                         
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                          Are you allowed to say that nowadays? :heehee: We're all supposed to be like milk - homogenised! :snorky:
                           
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                            That comment certainly did not go pasteurise, so I'm feeling quite sterilised! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                             
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                                This is only a request, not one of the forum rules :)

                                If the staff could keep off the hobnobs and hot chocolate for more than 5 minutes they could easily move any questions to a new thread :whistle:
                                 
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