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Old 08-09-2005, 11:36 PM   #1   [permalink]
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N008s posting links to illegal downloads/spamming/etc

It really is amazing how many airheads do this on their first visit. I think it might be a good idea to set up a small quiz that new members would be required to pass. And if there's a way to set up a text box and disable the paste function, make new members type in the rules of the message board. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:29 AM   #2   [permalink]
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Being a bit naive perhaps raynebc? Some more than others but I get the very distinct impression that most of the times itís the webmasters of said piracy sites coming to do some guerrilla advertising.

Also this is just a little random isn't it? Piracy links have been very scant of late....

As for taking up those suggestions well.. imposing such onerous regulations just to join here runs contrary to the easy going atmosphere we go for around these parts.
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:34 AM   #3   [permalink]
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I have to agree with MrBS, a quiz of sorts or something along those lines would probably deter some people from bothering to sign up. Plus it doesn't happen too much, moderators usually get to it quickly if it happens.
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Old 09-09-2005, 12:18 PM   #4   [permalink]
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A quiz to deter people from signing up? That's the last thing we need to do. For several months we've been talking about getting people to come here and now you want to quiz them so they can actually sign up?

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Old 09-09-2005, 10:05 PM   #5   [permalink]
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It's not like it would have to be a hard quiz, anybody who actually passed their eyes over the rules slowly enough to identify the words on the screen the "read the rules" policy would be enforced to EVERY new member. Then when they break the rules, we know it was because it was out of disrespect for the rules instead of laziness of not having read them. Some people might just be trying to see what they can get away with.

But you're right, we need more people. But do we want people with not enough patience to not read a small number of easily-understandable rules of conduct? What could that kind of person contribute in the form of meaningful anime discussion? Of course, I realize I don't usually participate in anime discussion, usually just dramatic stuff, but I know the rules?
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How the hell do you pronounce your screen name? I've been thinking "ray-nah-beck."
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:35 PM   #7   [permalink]
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Why, if I may ask, are you asking?
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Why, if I may ask, are you asking why I ask?
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Old 10-09-2005, 05:49 PM   #9   [permalink]
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and shouldnt this thread be in general non anime discussion?


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Old 10-09-2005, 09:37 PM   #10   [permalink]
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Wow.

Before this thing degrades down into a childish debate over a completely unrelated topic, I'd just like to say that I see what you're saying, raynebc. I mean, who reads the rules when they join one of these boards? I scanned them, but I sure as heck didn't scrutinize them. Someone with less patience than I have wouldn't have bothered at all, skipping straight on to the actual posting part. So making them stop and read the rules first would be nice, since then they might actually follow them.

At the same time, though, I don't really see a need for it right now. Maybe if there was a flood of newbies who didn't follow the rules, yeah. But there really doesn't seem to be that much of a problem right now.
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:48 PM   #11   [permalink]
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Sure is some good thinking there Raynebc. As to what Squall Leonhart said, I don't understand why this thread is in the General and other Anime section. Doesn't look like it's talking about an anime so why here?
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That's what I've been trying to say. This abomination must be purged.
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That sounds like something Hitler would say (j/k)
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You didn't have to hit the breaks so soon. Go out, have some cake. And perhaps...eat it too. I'm so profound.
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