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Discussion in 'Help with the forum and suggestions' started by B☠N3S, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. B☠N3S

    B☠N3S Active Member

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    This was sead my David our fellow administrator and
    Then why not have a Support team. They will be dedicated to help others ( obviously ) and help the new members when they are new and have questions etc etc. And maybe a Request team?

    Before you start writhing a big old paragraph or things I won't read just think about it ok?


    Its just an idea... don't go bananas if you don't like the idea (Specially you Glider :p ) Remember I'm an useless old member not your boss that demands you to follow this idea...
     
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    Hmmm, I actually like that idea, and they could post in green, and they would be there to help newbies around the site and stuff?
     
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    isnt that we are doing already though?
     
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    yeah, more i thought about it, el llama, glider, and siddharth, kinda alreeeeady do that.
     
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    and the rest of the members help out too who arent mods or admins.
     
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    yeah, thats trueee..
     
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    Again. Its just an idea. And it would be more nice to have a staff member PM you the first day you arrive to a decently big forum and tell you "What you need help with?" and maybe be there friend...
     
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    Believe me it feels really nice :) I hate it when I come to forums and nobody notices that I joined
     
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    But... that kinda throws away the whole forum. The forums is meant to be a support forum. Having a team defeats the idea. Anyone can answer a question and anyone can fill a request, so if you had this team idea, you might as well let the whole forum be on the team. It defeats the purpose.
     
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    True... thx for not going bananas on me :p
     
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    I dont think a forum needs these teams. The mods, admins and evn normal members already help new people alot in this forum
     
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    That is where your wrong sglider people don't come to this forum for "Support" we come to enjoy talking to people. Why do experts like Rey and El Tornato keep posting on the forum? They don't need "SUPPORT" there already good enough with out "Support". "Support" forums don't get a lot of viewers. My main point: FORUMS ARE COMMUNITIES!

    As for bones idea..I started posting on this forum maybe a month or two ago? I felt more then welcomed and I have gotten all my questions answered and all my work has gotten feedback.
     
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    No, we are a support community. That's the whole reason this forum is created. Ask Gimper, he created it. He'll support me on this. And next time, please, calm down. The yelling isn't necessary.

    The meaning behind the entire forum is for it to be a support community. That's why so far we have refused every gfx idea to date. We won't support the rolling sigs at the bottom of the forum showing sotw winners or gotw winners. That's not why we're here.

    Please check your stuff before you make another post like that Steve.
     
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    Well, yes this is also a community and a support forum, and we also strive to provide more community features like galleries and blogs. It doesn't mean all ideas will be approved just because we are a community.

    The reason I don't create a new "support" team or group or whatever. Is because peope will try to intimidate/abuse other members. We administrators don't have the time enough to deal with the issues (until xmas where we will have free time).

    Not only I find it useless, it is unneccessary at the moment. There are tons of members who are talented and they offer their help even if they don't have a rank. The reason there are global moderators is not because they know the GIMP well, but also because they maintain order in the forum.

    I noticed there are several posts, and believe me becoming a moderator or someone with a rank is not easy. There must be trust between admins and other fellow moderators. Even if I open a new topic for users to apply as moderators it doesn't mean everyone will become one.
     
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    do you know bones,out of every 50 members that register,only 1 is active and only 5 post ever (estimations only )
    If we PM all these 50 :O then it will be a lot of waste of time
    morever we clearly have a forum named "introduction" , where new members can post abt them selves.
    they can even ask question in a Forum called help section,where all members can answer,not just mods/admin
    so no from my side :p
     
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    True... nvm :|
     
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