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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghg

This is my fecking point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am happy to see a new member, what irks me is the last 30 posts being a copy and paste of Welcome to AO
But ... there are so many new members however most of them don't bother to post anything apart from there intro post ..


... I personally wait for them to appear in WOT for my abuse to start on them ...
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C'mn PD, stick by us. I didn't say anything untoward did I
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I dont want to ignore the new members!!!! For christs sake

A lot of the time they ask a question and all they get is a copy and paste, and probably never visit the site again.

Banging my head here aren't I?

I'm coming out as the bad guy when all I am doing is trying to help in my weird way - what reward do i get for it? Another two points on my AO licence from an over zealous mod
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This is my fecking point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am happy to see a new member, what irks me is the last 30 posts being a copy and paste of Welcome to AO
technically those welcome to AO posts are against AO rules (IIRC there is a rule which states that posting just to increase ones post count is not allowed ...)
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C'mn PD, stick by us. I didn't say anything untoward did I
Dunno, half the time i aint a clue if you are typing in your dreams

wibble and Blackadder spribg to mind here
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When I joined AO one of the things that made me stay and become a member were the welcome posts, some of those members who posted a welcome to me have become friends in real life.
 
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Dunno, half the time i aint a clue if you are typing in your dreams

wibble and Blackadder spribg to mind here

Has Mrs PD got annoyed with you spending so much time on here and she has hacked into your account and is trying to get you banned (you're going to have to do better than that to get a lifetime ban though )
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Not sure what's wrong with saying hello to a newbie? It'd be worse if they were ignored, wouldn't it?
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late edit I see.

You dont know what forums i currently run or ran - but they are run as a commercial venture, not reliant upon membership money. You could make a mint out of this site if you followed my advice

And you know it
I have no idea what you are on about?
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So am I right in my rant or not? I think I am. Old alfaowner himslef must at least think I have a point, I never saw him jump into a thread ever before
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I go away and do a workout to Gaydarradi, and when I return we're all heads down avoiding contra-fire. Well I never did?
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So am I right in my rant or not? I think I am. Old alfaowner himslef must at least think I have a point, I never saw him jump into a thread ever before
I am just trying to calm you down!
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I dont want to ignore the new members!!!! For christs sake

A lot of the time they ask a question and all they get is a copy and paste, and probably never visit the site again.

Banging my head here aren't I?

I'm coming out as the bad guy when all I am doing is trying to help in my weird way - what reward do i get for it? Another two points on my AO licence from an over zealous mod
Sometimes posts get moved into the correct lounge, sometimes they don't ... personally I would prefer to see all threads moved into the correct lounge ... that IMHO would be a much better welcome (after all they have asked a question so shouldn't we give them a useful answer??)
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A lot of the time they ask a question and all they get is a copy and paste, and probably never visit the site again.

Banging my head here aren't I?
But the point of the Introduce Yourself thread is just that, It is only for intros, this is stated on a sticky :
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/intro...e-posting.html & also at the top of the page but many ignore this

What's wrong with pasting a link to where they should have posted to
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I am just trying to calm you down!
In which case it would be better if you brought in your alta-ego Kurbot in
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Some pretty stiff discipline exercised sometimes with those holding a pace stick over trivial disputes. I just get talked about behind my back, with the odd snide jibes, But I don't care so there. And then they all ignore me, but I don't care so there. Or tie me in knots with hyper-intelligent lectures or summat'. But I dont' care!!
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In which case it would be better if you brought in your alta-ego Kurbot in
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I am just trying to calm you down!
You'll have to try harder

Sort them mods of yours out would be a start in calming me

Seriously, twenty spam messages plus in response to a newbie is... ah **** it.... I saw a whisky thread, I'm going over there... I've made my point here I think (and it seems to have hit some nails so my work wasn't wasted)
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What's wrong with pasting a link to where they should have posted to
The thing is people who post the "wrong thread" in the introductions lounge won't have been scouting out the site for months, they will have come in, got a notification to post in the introductions lounge and done it ... this is more often than not the first time people have used forums before so don't know about different "lounges" ...


... nope ... get a mod to move them and follow up with a PM indicating why they've move it ... that would be far more friendly and welcoming ...
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But the point of the Introduce Yourself thread is just that, It is only for intros, this is stated on a sticky :
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/intro...e-posting.html & also at the top of the page but many ignore this

What's wrong with pasting a link to where they should have posted to
thats the 1st thing i read, but obviously not everybody can read.

come say hello, then use the techy section, whats hard

the welcomes made me stay, i felt.................welcomed
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LOL - I just got another infraction from Slespeed - didn't check it yet (gmail notification)

Cant wait to see what this one is for - I probably dumped slightly off centre and left a mark
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LOL - I just got another infraction from Slespeed - didn't check it yet (gmail notification)

Cant wait to see what this one is for - I probably dumped slightly off centre and left a mark
im affraid all your succeeding in doing is digging a big whole, quit while you can still get out
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LOL - I just got another infraction from Slespeed - didn't check it yet (gmail notification)

Cant wait to see what this one is for - I probably dumped slightly off centre and left a mark
... have you been sending threatening PMs???




(*** looks around just to make sure they're not watching ***)

They're probably talking about you in the moderators lounge ... wish they talked about me
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The thing is people who post the "wrong thread" in the introductions lounge won't have been scouting out the site for months, they will have come in, got a notification to post in the introductions lounge and done it ... this is more often than not the first time people have used forums before so don't know about different "lounges" ...
But if they just took the time to read PG's sticky post it would all clear



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get a mod to move them and follow up with a PM indicating why they've move it ... that would be far more friendly and welcoming ...
I'm sure that would take up even more of the Mods time tho
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