Go Back   Nexodyne Forums > General > Off Topic
Reload this Page Shall we take off the newbie permissions?
User Name
Password
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #1  
Old 11-03-2010, 04:59 AM
Biddykins's Avatar
Biddykins Biddykins is offline
Administrator
I am Bid!  
Join Date: Oct 2001
Age: 32
Posts: 6,725
Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.
Shall we take off the newbie permissions?

Right now I'm viewing the current activity page, and there are three users trying to create or reply to threads, getting the no permissions message. Should we remove it? Even gravedigging from newbies is activity right now, and if they reply and we help them out, they may stick around, become part of the community and whatnot. Hell, they may even reply with the solution to a problem one of us had years ago and never got an answer for.
__________________
"Bid is the man of the hour, get him a damn award or somthing."
"I party with my dad, we've done a few things together I probably shouldn't speak about."
"As a Christian, I find all forms of religion (except Christianity) to be very harmful to it's members"
"If he is not smart enough to invent something to improve his own quality of life how is he smart enough to tell us all there is no GOD"
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 11-03-2010, 07:14 AM
Kate's Avatar
Kate Kate is offline
Strong, independent woman. Also, Biceps made out of Steel Cobras
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Halifax
Posts: 878
Kate has a spectacular aura aboutKate has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via AIM to Kate Send a message via MSN to Kate
I vote do it. As long as we can all agree to be nice to the newbies and not jump all over them like a pack of wild dogs should they spell something wrong. Lets go for polite encouragement
__________________
KATE.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 11-03-2010, 11:27 AM
Dragoon Dragoon is offline
Contributor Pirate
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 31
Posts: 1,555
Dragoon is a jewel in the roughDragoon is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via MSN to Dragoon
I suspect we'll see a jump in spam, but I'm willing to endure that for the chance for new, active members.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 11-03-2010, 02:48 PM
EM2915 EM2915 is offline
Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2003
Age: 28
Posts: 1,688
EM2915 is just really niceEM2915 is just really niceEM2915 is just really nice
Green Star

quick everyone duck we are about to see 100 posts on penis enlargement pills
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 11-05-2010, 06:36 PM
Kamil's Avatar
Kamil Kamil is offline
Nexodyne God
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto
Age: 29
Posts: 2,105
Kamil is a name known to allKamil is a name known to allKamil is a name known to allKamil is a name known to all
Send a message via MSN to Kamil
Yeah, we can risk the spambots for a few extra members. It won't hurt.
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 11-05-2010, 09:25 PM
Dragoon Dragoon is offline
Contributor Pirate
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 31
Posts: 1,555
Dragoon is a jewel in the roughDragoon is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via MSN to Dragoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamil
Yeah, we can risk the spambots for a few extra members. It won't hurt.


If nothing else, it might give the admins another reason to stop by more often: spam shoveling.

Edit: On a side note, have any of you rednames considered sending out a mass e-mail to the userbase announcing this forum revival? Assuming the server could even handle that... Little over 44,000 members (less the accounts that have "receive e-mails from administrators" off).

Last edited by Dragoon : 11-05-2010 at 09:51 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 11-06-2010, 05:57 AM
Biddykins's Avatar
Biddykins Biddykins is offline
Administrator
I am Bid!  
Join Date: Oct 2001
Age: 32
Posts: 6,725
Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoon
If nothing else, it might give the admins another reason to stop by more often: spam shoveling.

Edit: On a side note, have any of you rednames considered sending out a mass e-mail to the userbase announcing this forum revival? Assuming the server could even handle that... Little over 44,000 members (less the accounts that have "receive e-mails from administrators" off).

I've thought of doing it, and may do so once we get a little bit of actual activity going...

Anyone know how to take off the restrictions? I've literally looked everywhere I can think and it doesn't seem to be there.
__________________
"Bid is the man of the hour, get him a damn award or somthing."
"I party with my dad, we've done a few things together I probably shouldn't speak about."
"As a Christian, I find all forms of religion (except Christianity) to be very harmful to it's members"
"If he is not smart enough to invent something to improve his own quality of life how is he smart enough to tell us all there is no GOD"
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 11-11-2010, 09:31 PM
Dragoon Dragoon is offline
Contributor Pirate
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 31
Posts: 1,555
Dragoon is a jewel in the roughDragoon is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via MSN to Dragoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biddykins
I've thought of doing it, and may do so once we get a little bit of actual activity going...

Anyone know how to take off the restrictions? I've literally looked everywhere I can think and it doesn't seem to be there.


Sure it wasn't hardcoded in or something by Irid or someone else? I'm not at all familiar with vB's settings.
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old 11-12-2010, 03:34 AM
Biddykins's Avatar
Biddykins Biddykins is offline
Administrator
I am Bid!  
Join Date: Oct 2001
Age: 32
Posts: 6,725
Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoon
Sure it wasn't hardcoded in or something by Irid or someone else? I'm not at all familiar with vB's settings.

I'm thinking it might be, cause there's no usergroup I can see with posting restrictions apart from the obvious banned groups and stuff. Hmmmm.

Irid?
__________________
"Bid is the man of the hour, get him a damn award or somthing."
"I party with my dad, we've done a few things together I probably shouldn't speak about."
"As a Christian, I find all forms of religion (except Christianity) to be very harmful to it's members"
"If he is not smart enough to invent something to improve his own quality of life how is he smart enough to tell us all there is no GOD"
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old 11-12-2010, 07:24 PM
Kamil's Avatar
Kamil Kamil is offline
Nexodyne God
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto
Age: 29
Posts: 2,105
Kamil is a name known to allKamil is a name known to allKamil is a name known to allKamil is a name known to all
Send a message via MSN to Kamil
Nexodyne is like a 90-year-old on life-support with a serious death wish. We've tried to revive this place numerous times, but the fact is that we've lost our purpose and gone separate ways. I highly doubt another revival scheme or an email will really help this place out. Our neopet programs lured in new members, as they saw it as an aide to becoming neo-millionaires. I'm not trying to sound like a pessimist, but that seems to be the fact of the matter.
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old 11-13-2010, 12:47 AM
Dragoon Dragoon is offline
Contributor Pirate
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 31
Posts: 1,555
Dragoon is a jewel in the roughDragoon is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via MSN to Dragoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamil
Nexodyne is like a 90-year-old on life-support with a serious death wish. We've tried to revive this place numerous times, but the fact is that we've lost our purpose and gone separate ways. I highly doubt another revival scheme or an email will really help this place out. Our neopet programs lured in new members, as they saw it as an aide to becoming neo-millionaires. I'm not trying to sound like a pessimist, but that seems to be the fact of the matter.


I think this attempt is doing better. No massive burst of activity, but still relatively consistent, albeit low, level of activity.

I do agree that we need a new hook, though. All of the activity we have now is coming from old members; I don't I've seen a post from a new (human) member in months.
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old 11-13-2010, 04:54 AM
Biddykins's Avatar
Biddykins Biddykins is offline
Administrator
I am Bid!  
Join Date: Oct 2001
Age: 32
Posts: 6,725
Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.Biddykins is a God.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoon
I think this attempt is doing better. No massive burst of activity, but still relatively consistent, albeit low, level of activity.

I do agree that we need a new hook, though. All of the activity we have now is coming from old members; I don't I've seen a post from a new (human) member in months.

Which is where this idea comes in. Members are coming, registering, then trying to reply to an old-ass thread, finding they can't, and leaving again. If they could reply to anything they wanted we'd get a lot more activity.
__________________
"Bid is the man of the hour, get him a damn award or somthing."
"I party with my dad, we've done a few things together I probably shouldn't speak about."
"As a Christian, I find all forms of religion (except Christianity) to be very harmful to it's members"
"If he is not smart enough to invent something to improve his own quality of life how is he smart enough to tell us all there is no GOD"
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old 11-13-2010, 05:35 AM
Dragoon Dragoon is offline
Contributor Pirate
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 31
Posts: 1,555
Dragoon is a jewel in the roughDragoon is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via MSN to Dragoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biddykins
Which is where this idea comes in. Members are coming, registering, then trying to reply to an old-ass thread, finding they can't, and leaving again. If they could reply to anything they wanted we'd get a lot more activity.


I think I have a copy of vB somewhere, I'll install it on my local server tomorrow and see if I can hunt down any related settings.
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old 03-17-2011, 12:31 PM
TheAsker TheAsker is offline
Nexodyne Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
TheAsker is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Biddykins
Right now I'm viewing the current activity page, and there are three users trying to create or reply to threads, getting the no permissions message. Should we remove it? Even gravedigging from newbies is activity right now, and if they reply and we help them out, they may stick around, become part of the community and whatnot. Hell, they may even reply with the solution to a problem one of us had years ago and never got an answer for.



Yes, removing the newbie stuff would be nice
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old 03-18-2011, 03:51 PM
Jakub's Avatar
Jakub Jakub is offline
Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 4,294,966,006
Jakub is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheAsker
Yes, removing the newbie stuff would be nice

Hello! What brings you to this long forgotten dark corner of the internet?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.


vBulletin style developed by Transverse Styles

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content copyright ©2004 NeoHacks LLC. (http://nexodyne.com/)