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July 15, 2012, 08:08:05 PM
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OMG I am so frustrated. It took me a whole hour to realise this was the only place I could post. I only joined this board to message a specific member a question and you made it so hard for me to do that lol. Its all good now.  Wink

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July 15, 2012, 08:14:19 PM
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How much easier could it get with a sticky in the newbies section:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15958.0
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July 15, 2012, 08:17:59 PM
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To be honest, I did have difficulty finding out that I needed 5 posts here. Could do with a global sticky instead of just the Newbie section because normally I wouldn't come to this section.

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July 15, 2012, 09:38:49 PM
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I remember reading the rules but i forgot between the time of signing up and wanting to reply to a post. Took me a good few mins to work out why there was no reply on the post page lol

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July 15, 2012, 09:41:42 PM
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Many forums have the newbie section at the top of the home page.
It would be handy here as we need to go there first.
Maybe add "You must post here first" to the description as well.
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July 15, 2012, 11:01:53 PM
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This and any/all above suggestions. I've lurked bitcointalk forums for awhile, and only after I bought something from /goods and asked + googled how to post on bitcointalk, did I learn about the newbie forum.
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July 15, 2012, 11:24:53 PM
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How much easier could it get with a sticky in the newbies section:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15958.0
When you sign up for the forums as well it tells you that you will be restricted to the Newbie section for 4 hours of log in time and I believe 5 posts.

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July 15, 2012, 11:25:33 PM
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meh, lets not start a noobie conundrum. afterall, being a noobie on a forum doesn't make you any less of a person Wink
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July 15, 2012, 11:33:53 PM
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what about make a completely separate website called newbietalk.org and then make bitcointalk.org invite-only.

to get an invite, you have to be a member of newbietalk.org with 4 hours logged and 5 posts to your name.

so it's basically the same set up, but with a separate domain.

just a stupid brain-fart.
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July 15, 2012, 11:37:12 PM
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I think the best is to find a way for the registration page to punch future users right in the eyes. Maybe that'll make them read what they just agreed upon before clicking the Submit button...

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July 16, 2012, 12:09:10 AM
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I think the best is to find a way for the registration page to punch future users right in the eyes. Maybe that'll make them read what they just agreed upon before clicking the Submit button...

Maybe changing "Register" to "Sign In Blood" or something, might draw the eye back to the T&Cs.
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July 16, 2012, 12:12:49 AM
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I think the best is to find a way for the registration page to punch future users right in the eyes. Maybe that'll make them read what they just agreed upon before clicking the Submit button...

Maybe changing "Register" to "Sign In Blood" or something, might draw the eye back to the T&Cs.

and maybe put the part about tasering your dad in bold.
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July 16, 2012, 12:16:06 AM
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and maybe put the part about tasering your dad in bold.

or at least not in white font
If "sign in blood" sounds a bit too emo,
Try "Accept Rape"
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July 16, 2012, 12:50:33 AM
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It took me an hour to figure out that i could only post here, lol.... they need to put more info in the FAQ sections. Maybe its there and i didn't see it...
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July 16, 2012, 01:17:04 AM
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It took me an hour to figure out that i could only post here, lol.... they need to put more info in the FAQ sections. Maybe its there and i didn't see it...
You ticked a box that tells you you're limited here until you fulfil the posting and time requirements.

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July 16, 2012, 09:24:10 AM
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How much easier could it get with a sticky in the newbies section:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15958.0

Lol you sound just like Dwight.

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July 16, 2012, 09:27:03 AM
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I think the best is to find a way for the registration page to punch future users right in the eyes. Maybe that'll make them read what they just agreed upon before clicking the Submit button...

Maybe changing "Register" to "Sign In Blood" or something, might draw the eye back to the T&Cs.

and maybe put the part about tasering your dad in bold.


LOL!

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July 16, 2012, 10:57:05 AM
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I realized i couldn't post somewhere, went to the newbie section to see if there already has been some "newb" with the same problem, saw the "Newbie restriction" post and got clarification.
Pretty good system, couldn't remeber that on my first account.

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July 16, 2012, 02:39:28 PM
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How much easier could it get with a sticky in the newbies section:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15958.0
When you sign up for the forums as well it tells you that you will be restricted to the Newbie section for 4 hours of log in time and I believe 5 posts.

It's hard to see how you could make it much easier than that. If people don't even read what's in front of their face...

Maybe you could make a quiz that people have to pass before they can join - just covering a few basic things to make sure people have actually read the important bits. But people might find this pretty obnoxious. I'm not sure what else to do. If the information is already put right in front of people and still they don't read it, the next step would be to force them to read it in some way.   
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April 12, 2013, 11:47:43 AM
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It was the same for me. There are many ways to do this without annoying those that are not newbies. The could detect who is a newbie and then display a pop up or message in the header that explains this policy
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