Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, England
issue regarding new member rules
I understand why its been done, and I can see why it might be a good idea in theory, but I feel a little uncomfortable about the first three posts of a new member being moderated and getting them to sign the rules, like a contract.
Spam is a pain but it doesn't take much to hit the delete button. Yes, I do know how annoying it is for moderators (I've been there myself) but its all part and parcel of policing a forum, you know? And in any case, I think theres a more important issue regarding this.
I've seen a significant number of posts in the past here whereby you get a new member posting something about a desperately ill cat. People would then, for example, strongly suggest cat should be seen by a vet ASAP. Member does what is suggested, cat is saved.
If the first three posts of a new member is moderated, we wont ever be able to help desperate new people like this.
As I say, I completely understand why the new rules are in place, but it worries me just a bit, due to the example I've cited above.
I also think making people sign to say that have read the rules is just a tad draconian!!
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