Insanity_X wrote:...I'm going to assume that everybody knows my opinion on this. and also, the rules state that you should be harsh. (as I'm fond of pointing out) you get one warning then you get banned. most people get numerous warnings and requests/demands to read the rules before any real action is taken.
It's ok for someone new to post badly. however, if they dont change after being told to read the rules... repeatedly; and getting their threads locked... repeatedly, they should be kicked out.
it isn't being harsh, it's pest control.
Ed Burns wrote:I don't think we're too harsh. I've had the humble pie fed to me a few times on here for being ridiculous. I learned the rules.
Veritas wrote:It depends on the type of poster. It really does; I tend to use my judgment before flaming someone too harshly. There's a difference between bad grammar and bad thinking, and poor posting. Poor posting involves breaking established forum rules and failing to establish meaningful discussion, and is something that can usually be corrected with advice instead of flaming. The former, bad grammar and thinking, should be flamed. That can rarely be fixed.
Lucinda wrote:"While it is true that there needs to be come level of order on the Forum, there also should be a level of respect as well."
Veritas wrote:Did anyone hate me when I started posting? Or Ed Burns? Or Insanity? No. Some posters are very good to have straight away. Others are less so. It all depends on how they do it.
Lizifer wrote:I have to admit I was very wary for my first few posts. Not so much net speak, but the whole, writing up new topics, carrying on discussions and worrying if my point of view would draw fire from people that wouldn't agree with me. >__> I lurked the forum for a month or two before I actually got the nerve to sign up and start, talking to other people.
So I don't know about harsh, but probably just a little intimidating.
Nick wrote:It's not so much intimidating Lizifer, just not as much as people understanding how to communicate with other people over the internet. That's basically what a forum is, and we don't need to get irritated by people not following forum regulations, am I correct?
No I hear where you're coming from. While broken rules need to be addressed, it probably should be more business like, I guess? Give them an inch and hope they get it?
And you're right, there's no reason to get angry at someone making posts onto a forum. Internet is definitely not serious business.
What I meant about the intimidating was, the kind of atmosphere that the forum might initially have across to someone new and see people jump all over someone making a mistake, might sway someone from signing up. So it would be another reason to not have the kind of attitude to a n00b.
Ed Burns wrote:I wasn't intimidated when I joined the Forums, but I wasn't sure if the regulars here would've responded to new topics if I posted them. I try to post quality posts. I'll say this, none of my posts match the quality of Lukes' posts. That's the truth. The newbies that constantly post one liners should look at some of Lukes' posts to see what quality is, and follow the rules.
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