Not a bad idea, I'm mostly a lurker, so I'll have to start posting more!
thank you admin, excellent job, i think those new rules is for a better site
Great new system IMO!
I agree tenfold
I don't mind the new system... gets me to stop lurking 3 times a day and start posting!
I have received several messages from frustrated members who have been here a long time but have not posted and who now don't have access to all the areas they once had access to.
We know this is not a perfect solution and we apologize to those of you who have been inconvenienced, but we believe this is a move that is good for the overall community and we believe the concept is sound. We feel that requiring 2 weeks and 10 posts isn't that much of an investment to ask for to have access to the full site. We knew in advance that some people would create "atta-boy" posts to reach their quoto but we are willing to accept that as, again, we believe the net gain will be worth these small inconveniences.
While we understand a few of you are annoyed, we appreciate the overwhelming approval and acceptance of this policy by the majority of our members.
1st off, I'd like to say hello. Been a lurker here for a few years, and finally got round to registering today...
Secondly, I think this new system is a great idea. I've been contemplating a Boba Fett costume for a while now, due to a lack of them in my immediate area.
As Boba is such a hard costume to get right, I want to spend many hours reading through the tips, tricks and pictures of other costumes before I even contemplate putting any hard eaned cash down. keeping me out of the cargo hold for a bit will defo help me thats for sure...lol.
Hope to be a regular on here, and hopefully start the slow progess of a costume in the new year. Once I feel confident that is..
Frankly, if it were me I would have been even stricter, but I am a jerky, hard nosed kind of guy.
I don't really mind people buying things from the CH or posting in the Pit, but I think that the stricter rules protect people (at least a little bit) in the Cargo Hold. There have been some instances where new people come on and their first post is to sell a lot of things that they don't actually own or intend to ship.
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As a new guy on the forum, I understand the reasoning behind it, and don't mind the fact I can't see some things until a time/post count is reached, because the prop makers should definitely be protected by any means necessary.
I understand the reasoning, and the time limit, but part of me feels that members over 6 months old or something should have been grandfathered in. I hate spamming threads with 2 word responses, and if I have nothing to add I don't feel it's my place to try. I do appreciate making it a low post count though. will you frown on digging up old threads? :P
We have no problem with the resurrection of old threads as long as they are brought back for a good reason.
As someone who's ran more than his share of community sites and forums over the years for various subjects, it's the best way to not only deal with bots that love to stop by and spam, but it's the best way to get people used to the community you have long-time set up and established and lessens the chance of having to ban / remove undesirables which, no matter how deserved, does effect overall morale.
I'll do my best to contribute to gain the full access I would need to check out sections like the Cargo Hold for possible future purchases. In the meantime, I'll just read and throw out some kind of feedback if I can!
Last edited by asok; Jan 22, 2009 at 9:21 AM. Reason: Language.
Dangit- This thread explains so much. As a new guy w/o Fett-anything, my mastermind plan was to raid the cargohold post-halloween to score some phatlewt FTW1!1!!!
I hope I ain't missing out on the good stuff!
Good plan for the community that you've got here Adminsquad- I mean it!
Although sometimes the spam is really funny.
Overall I think this is a great idea, a little pain for the veteran will benefit everyone.
Well it sounds great... but then again, even if it won't work out... TDH has always listened to it's members so the problem will be tackeled better and better and with this move... I don't know how yoyu guys do this, but you have been able to improve on TDh stability and security again.
nothing beats this forum, really.
Keeps out riff raff, but Im ready for the cargo hold!
good idea ,and should keep out the spammers and such if they attemp to
Well this explains alot lol now i know how long until i can go in the Cargo Hold
I have just read the reason behind this admin issue and though I can agree with the reason I still find it a bit frustrating not being able to access other areas or being able to post some questions to help me with my ROTJ Fett build.
However, TDH is where I want to be so I will persevere.
While I can understand why this new system has been implemented, I do find it a little frustrating as a new member. Guess I'll just have to post more
Well, the good news for those that feel frustrated is that building a Fett is a process that usually takes years... so a couple of weeks and a handful of posts is a drop in the bucket