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Flashy Man
03-23-2011, 09:44 AM
Democracy hopefully in action.

JF_Gophers
03-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Since there is not the 60 second rule anymore on posts and there is no requirement for "quality of post", the post minimum should be much higher. Like 5,000.

drshoen
03-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Now that I'm over 100, I say 100!;)

Timothy A
03-23-2011, 12:41 PM
I don't think there should be a minimum. If you are a newbie are dumb enough to fire one up without reading through the forums, to the furnace with you - that's actually kind of fun torching them. If you are a newbie and fire one up after researching (and therefore it makes sense), good for you. Newbies have to understand this site's been around a long time and need to approach it from that perspective.

billmich88888
03-23-2011, 07:20 PM
University of Nebraska-Omaha fans will ALWAYS be "newbies" no matter how many posts they make, or whichever conference they are in and currently complaining about.....

UCBadger
03-23-2011, 07:49 PM
I don't think there should be a minimum. If you are a newbie are dumb enough to fire one up without reading through the forums, to the furnace with you - that's actually kind of fun torching them. If you are a newbie and fire one up after researching (and therefore it makes sense), good for you. Newbies have to understand this site's been around a long time and need to approach it from that perspective.Timothy, that's not very Evangelical of you ..... :D
And yes, we want more! :)

The Rube
03-23-2011, 11:49 PM
There's no "other," so I voted for more than 100. I say, more than 10,000 or less than 100. That way, you are either around long enough to know better and be committed, or you get thrown to the fire. :D

nmupiccdiva
03-24-2011, 08:28 AM
I think a post minimum to start threads would give posters a better chance to see how the board works. I know it's entertaining to watch noob-a-palooza every time something happens, and the trial-by-fire usually results in hilarity and a few new memes, but it is also obnoxious. Many posters wind up avoiding D1 side when that happens, and that's just wrong.

100 posts, then they can start threads.

Rhett
03-24-2011, 10:22 AM
New trolls will then just frantically pad until they get the opportunity to start the thread that gets them banned. Why have them ruin good threads in the meantime?

FreshFish
03-24-2011, 05:19 PM
The question seems to be a variation of, "what is the best way to [ahem] 'encourage' people to have good manners?"

Some people watch and learn; others jump in and discover the hard way what is acceptable social behavior for the group and what is not.

Different people, different learning styles; sort of a 'free market of ideas' (kudos to nmupiccdiva for citing 'memes').

While I have not (yet_ started a thread (may not ever; we'll see....) I have enjoyed tweaking those who started idiotic threads, by using a form of ridicule which ignores their obnoxiousness and 'hijacks' the thread from its intended purpose into a 'theater of the absurd.' It was gratifying to have many others play along the same way.

I guess I am a bit reluctant to endorse blanket heavy-handedness. None of this 'let a thousand flowers bloom....as long as they are all red roses exactly 3" in diameter' stuff for me, thanks anyway.

[I am so tempted to make a(nother) political joke here.....except that this is probably not the place nor the time....sigh....]

7&7
03-25-2011, 09:37 AM
how many posts does osorojo have?

UMICH
03-27-2011, 11:25 PM
University of Nebraska-Omaha fans will ALWAYS be "newbies" no matter how many posts they make, or whichever conference they are in and currently complaining about.....

Good point.

UMICH
03-27-2011, 11:28 PM
Question? Isn't "Minimum 100 posts" and "More than 100 posts" basically the same thing? Seriously, will that 1 post make a difference?

PS- I'll let you know when I get there...:rolleyes:

UMICH
03-28-2011, 03:00 AM
And yes I've surpassed 100 posts, I feel absolutely no different now.:cool:

JF_Gophers
03-28-2011, 06:54 AM
And yes I've surpassed 100 posts, I feel absolutely no different now.:cool:You look older.

Ralph Baer
03-28-2011, 07:42 AM
There are numerous threads by a single person on the D-I forum now proving that there should be a minimum, although I suspect that he would have just posted nonsense elsewhere until he reached the minimum if there was one.

jml42691
03-28-2011, 10:32 AM
There are numerous threads by a single person on the D-I forum now proving that there should be a minimum, although I suspect that he would have just posted nonsense elsewhere until he reached the minimum if there was one.
Would a time limit after joining possibly work better?

The Rube
03-28-2011, 11:43 PM
And yes I've surpassed 100 posts, I feel absolutely no different now.:cool:

You still look and post like a moran. No, that's not a spelling mistake. It is what diva refers to as a "meme." Look it up.

DaveStPaul
03-29-2011, 04:22 AM
You still look and post like a moran. No, that's not a spelling mistake. It is what diva refers to as a "meme." Look it up.

Dude, you totally misspelled moreon.

FlagDUDE08
04-06-2011, 02:53 PM
I don't think there should be a minimum. If you are a newbie are dumb enough to fire one up without reading through the forums, to the furnace with you - that's actually kind of fun torching them. If you are a newbie and fire one up after researching (and therefore it makes sense), good for you. Newbies have to understand this site's been around a long time and need to approach it from that perspective.

Complete agreement. After all, how else would Bear Red develop his troll reputation? :D