02-25-2004, 04:22 PM #1
FORUM SUGGESTIONS...helping newbies
I just read a post that talked about stop telling everyone just to read. It is true that we get a lot of newbie questions that could easily be found reading. However, we get a lot of them so maybe a new forum would be a good idea. Here is my suggestion: The reason that newbies always get told to just read is because they are the same questions answered over and over and they are basic. But if we had a forum designated soley for newbies looking for how to put a cycle together, asking if we can drink winny, etc then it might stop the repetitive basic questions we get here. That way, if you dont want to see the dumb questions then dont go to that part. If you want to help newbies answer dumb, silly, and basic questions then go to that forum and give them advice. That way, instead of just reading to find these answers, they can ask them on that forum only. It wont stop all of them on here, but some. And yes, the traffic wont be great there, but that is a good thing. That would still force them to go do some research but it is still a place to ask those questions if need be. Shoot, id be willing to go in there and help.
02-25-2004, 04:28 PM #2
Many computer help forums are like that...it seem to work well. I'm for something like that.
02-25-2004, 04:44 PM #3
Ah yes. The hundreth post suggesting this. Yet it always seems to be a great NEW idea. Since the traffic there wont be great, I doubt they would go there. They dont go to the educational forums with ALL the info they ask, so confining them or suggesting they go to a newbie forum is just the same as telling them to read the educational forums.
Vets arent gonna just give answers to questions just to help. That is not a smart idea to tell a new person to take this cycle. It is more complicated and time consuming than just answering YES to dbol 30mgs. It is asking their experience etc.
It really isnt that big of a deal with the newbies. Its just that ONE THREAD is pointed out by everyone where as the other thousand go un noticed.
02-25-2004, 04:51 PM #4Originally Posted by bermich
02-25-2004, 05:15 PM #5Originally Posted by backer123
It is a good idea. I saw a thread like this and everyone agreed to it. I will admit I will just ask a question without searching first. It is easier getting the quesiton specifically answered right away as to searching trhough threads that do not relate to you specifically.
In most cases though, newbies can just PM mods and vets which they usually do. That is the simplest way of dealing with it rather than having a million threads with 2 posts in them. The question, then the answer.
Good thinking though. Maybe a newbie chatroom. I dont know.
02-25-2004, 05:17 PM #6
noone will go as usual, it's easier just to post in here
02-25-2004, 05:17 PM #7Originally Posted by bermich
02-25-2004, 05:23 PM #8
general chat room would be a good thing... to think that all this could just be eliminated if the newbs would not be lazy and search... it's ashame there is all this info in the pasts that goes unnoticed because people don;t want to put the time into it... i think it kind of shows a little something about these people thogh who don;t want to put the effort in to do a simple search, how the hell can they put the effort in to use AS?? It really doesn;t even matter what we all tell them anyway half have already ordered their **** and are about to take it anyway and jsut want some reassurance what they already did is ok... it's a shame.......
02-25-2004, 06:04 PM #9Originally Posted by magicstick2003
02-25-2004, 06:51 PM #10
If people went to a general chat room, they end up asking the same questions. If we create a new forum for newbies, they will just come back to this one. What the difference if you go to a Newbie forum or use the search button? No matter what you do, they will always end up back in this room asking questions...It's something we have to live with. They will come to this forum because they know this is the forum that gets the most attention. I mean, people know we have a "steroids Pic" forum, but they still post in here because as they know it's the most used forum.
02-25-2004, 07:14 PM #11Originally Posted by buylongterm
02-25-2004, 08:24 PM #12Originally Posted by backer123
02-25-2004, 08:34 PM #13
02-25-2004, 08:49 PM #14
There was a chat function on here but it was a scammer haven. It is to hard to moderate and keep members safe. I know Jason is working on something but I am not sure what will happen with it.
02-25-2004, 09:18 PM #15Originally Posted by Rickson
Well, good to hear. keep us updated.
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