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(kudra: some newbie posts do deserve --) RE: Re: Where Can I Find A Banner Generator For My Website?

by kudra (Vicar)
on Jul 18, 2000 at 17:29 UTC ( #22990=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Where Can I Find A Banner Generator For My Website?
in thread Reaped: Where Can I Find A Banner Generator For My Website?

I have to disagree with you, athomason. I think it is the responsibility of a new user to lurk for a bit and get a feel for a place before expecting help. If you want something from someone, you should show some respect by reading about the site and/or observing for a while.

But the reason I voted it down wasn't just the fact that it was completely offtopic, but because it looked like an advertisement. It's hard to tell if it really is, because there's nothing at that site (which makes me wonder why the URL was posted at all).

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(jcwren) Re: Where Can I Find A Banner Generator For My Website?
by jcwren (Prior) on Jul 18, 2000 at 17:46 UTC
    Perhaps this has been brought up before, I don't remember. I'm beginning to think that perhaps unapproved nodes shouldn't show up in the Newest Nodes list. This node is still unapproved, and does not show up if one goes to the 'Seekers Of Perl Wisdom' page (unless you have the 'view unapproved nodes' enabled in your user settings).

    The issue I see is that most of the experienced monks rarely actually go to the named pages, but rather, work from the Newest Nodes page. This causes lots of voting and comments on articles that are unapproved.

    As an authorized user, I try to make it a point to go through the named pages and check to see if anything needs approving, or if it warrants being placed on the front page. Perhaps we need this level of control on the Newest Nodes page?

    Your thoughts, fellow monkular brothers and sisters?

    --Chris

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      The issue I see is that most of the experienced monks rarely actually go to the named pages, but rather, work from the Newest Nodes page. This causes lots of voting and comments on articles that are unapproved.

      As an authorized user, I try to make it a point to go through the named pages and check to see if anything needs approving, or if it warrants being placed on the front page. Perhaps we need this level of control on the Newest Nodes page?

      I almost never go near the named pages (the only exception is that I have some nodelets turned on for the front page that aren't turned on anywhere else). I have moderated several posts, but to be honest since I never think about the "named pages" it usually slips my mind.

      If there are going to be further restrictions placed on newest nodes with respect to unmoderated content, then perhps we could also get the option to show unmoderated root nodes in a different font (style or colour) to Monks with moderations ability. This would remind them that the node needs to be looked at from a moderation perspective.

      Nuance

RE: (kudra: some newbie posts do deserve --) RE: Re: Where Can I Find A Banner Generator For My Website?
by athomason (Curate) on Jul 18, 2000 at 21:07 UTC
    I'm not saying it didn't deserve a downvote: I gave it one too, before replying. I too would hope (even expect) that new users would lurk for a while to get a feel for any discussion forum. I was primarily trying to fend off the flood of flames that was surely about to descend by politely pointing out the poster's mistake. And the inclusion of a useful reply (whatever the intention or ignorance of the poster) is surely better than a pure flame.
      No disagreements from me there. I misunderstood your post and thought you were suggesting someone shouldn't get any flack for off-topic posts. I didn't see any flames, so I didn't see your post as an extinguisher. My response to such posts is to not reply at all rather than to flame. I think it is good that you included an answer.

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