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MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    Count Dookie said: View Post
    Well, spamming a dozen random threads with "Nice work" was one way to do it...

    Yeah, dude. Not cool.

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Yay! This would help kill the Joker movement going on in our Sarlaac Pit
    amen bro!

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    Not a bad idea, I'm mostly a lurker, so I'll have to start posting more!

  4. #29

    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    thank you admin, excellent job, i think those new rules is for a better site

    grettings!!

  5. #30
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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    Great new system IMO!

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    I agree tenfold

  7. #32

    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    I don't mind the new system... gets me to stop lurking 3 times a day and start posting!

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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.

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    HoosierTrooper said: View Post
    I don't mind the new system... gets me to stop lurking 3 times a day and start posting!
    yeah Cole...geesh!!

    later bro

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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..

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    The Dent said: View Post
    While we understand a few of you are annoyed
    Hey, try the RPF sometime...

    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.
    Last edited by Bubba Fett; Nov 2, 2008 at 5:30 PM.

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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.

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    Drago Lordist said: View Post
    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
    I can certainly understand your POV. We struggled with whether or not to grandfather members in who have been here a long time, but felt that we would only be setting ourselves up for trouble if a new member discovered that an old member who had less than the stated # of posts could access the full board. We also felt this would be a good way to encourage lurkers to become more actively contributing members of the board. We anticipated that some would make spam posts, just to get their post count up but we also felt confident that most would make meaningful posts as the required post count is very low and it wouldn't take anyone long to reach the requirements.

    We have no problem with the resurrection of old threads as long as they are brought back for a good reason.

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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.

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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!

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    Awesome move.

    Although sometimes the spam is really funny.

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    Overall I think this is a great idea, a little pain for the veteran will benefit everyone.

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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.

  20. #45

    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    Keeps out riff raff, but Im ready for the cargo hold!

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    good idea ,and should keep out the spammers and such if they attemp to

  22. #47

    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    Well this explains alot lol now i know how long until i can go in the Cargo Hold

  23. #48
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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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.

    Cheers everybody.

  24. #49

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    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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

  25. #50

    Re: MEMBERSHIP CHANGES AS OF NOV 1, 2008

    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

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