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ATTENTION FORUM NEWBIES, REQUIRED READING!!!!
« on: December 04, 2005, 02:41:09 PM »
As most of the forums users here know, you must have 10 post before you can start your own topic.

Lately there have been quite a bit of new forum users making 10 quick post just so they can start a new topic, either so they can post something for sale in the For Sale area or because they are too lazy to use the search function to find an answer to a question they have.

So we have done this:  The 10 post requirement for starting new topics has been removed.  Newbies can now start new topics till their fingers bleed - or not.

Here are some rules/guidelines that I recommend to everyone new and old before they consider clicking those two little tabs "New Topic" or "Post Reply":

1) If replying to a topic, consider if it will contribute to discussion at hand.  Post such as "thats sick man!" or "yeah, thats cool" will be deleted immediately.

2)  The search button is your friend.

3)  If you want to tell someone to do a search, you must also provide an answer to their question. If you cannot, then do not post on the topic. Brief responses only saying to do a search will be deleted on sight.

4)  Don't be afraid to fill out your profile and introduce yourself. Feel free to post something about yourself in the Introduce Yourself! area.  You may find yourself more welcome by all if we know a little bit more about you.


Good luck and happy posting!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2005, 02:43:47 PM »
;)  good it may help clear up some of the BS posting by noobs


HEEE opps typo



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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2005, 02:50:51 PM »
I should have added this too:

5) Proper grammar and spelling will go a long way.  Liberal use spell check is highly recommended.


edited for propper grammer
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2005, 02:36:04 PM »
6)  No one cares what your post count is if all you've posted is garbage.


This is an informational source, not a message board to leave insignificant comments.

The Airsoft Arizona forums are one of the largest and most complete airsoft forums on the internet.  Do a google search for something airsoft related, and the odds are you will get a response from these forums.

Because of that, users from across the country, perhaps the world, come here to find solid information.  Of course, locals visit AA to check up on the latest game info as well.

Do you want someone to come here and see 500 posts of gun/gear compliments and unanswered newbie questions?  I don't.

Feel free to post away, that's what the forums are for.  Just keep it topical and informational in nature.  Small talk is best saved for Private Messages.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2005, 08:40:37 PM »
Quote from: "Airsofter1"
I should have added this too:

5) Proper grammar and spelling will go a long way.  Liberal use spell check is highly recommended.


edited for propper grammer

And grammar check! as in " liberal use OF spell check....." Hey, somebody had to get the shot.......
Good points all around, though.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2006, 09:07:02 AM »
Hey thats probably directed at me, Sorry about that .....Just want to play and get started, I have read some of the info and is all good.  Again sorry..rb
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Re: Sorry about that !
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2006, 09:54:09 AM »
Quote from: "Ray Red"
Hey thats probably directed at me, Sorry about that .....Just want to play and get started, I have read some of the info and is all good.  Again sorry..rb


Couldnt have been direct at you personally as this sticky was for all and it was started last year before you arrived.  ;)
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Re: ATTENTION FORUM NEWBIES, REQUIRED READING!!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 10:56:02 PM »
Quote from: "Airsofter1"
As most of the forums users here know, you must have 10 post before you can start your own topic.

Lately there have been quite a bit of new forum users making 10 quick post just so they can start a new topic, either so they can post something for sale in the For Sale area or because they are too lazy to use the search function to find an answer to a question they have.

So we have done this:  The 10 post requirement for starting new topics has been removed.  Newbies can now start new topics till their fingers bleed - or not.

Here are some rules/guidelines that I recommend to everyone new and old before they consider clicking those two little tabs "New Topic" or "Post Reply":

1) If replying to a topic, consider if it will contribute to discussion at hand.  Post such as "thats sick man!" or "yeah, thats cool" will be deleted immediately.

2)  The search button is your friend.

3)  If you want to tell someone to do a search, you must also provide an answer to their question. If you cannot, then do not post on the topic. Brief responses only saying to do a search will be deleted on sight.

4)  Don't be afraid to fill out your profile and introduce yourself. Feel free to post something about yourself in the Introduce Yourself! area.  You may find yourself more welcome by all if we know a little bit more about you.


Good luck and happy posting!


I tried posting in the INtroduce yourself section as well as some other places and was denied 3 times, now #4 I'm replying to this post that says I should be able to post :(
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007, 10:44:08 AM »
Dont make a new post, reply to one of the two threads that have already been started.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2007, 01:40:56 PM »
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Dont make a new post, reply to one of the two threads that have already been started.

Quote from: "Airsofter1"
So we have done this: The 10 post requirement for starting new topics has been removed. Newbies can now start new topics till their fingers bleed - or not.


Okay, just trying to make a point that I couldn't do what the board said I could do, and thought maybe we might want to fix that...

Wasn't that the process somebody put in place to keep newbies like me from posting aimless replies instead of a valuable post or two?
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2007, 01:48:10 PM »
The debate has gone back and forth about the merits of such. But the main object was to disalow new members to the boards from making new subjects untill they may have been familiar with the search funcitons or read the boards and found their question was answered already. But we just found that if you want to sell something, you dont need to fill up the boards with 10 usless posts to do so. We just ignore dumb new threads and let the mods get to them when they can.

You can post an intro, you just cant create a new thread about yourself. And you are right the rules dont specifically designate a particular thread wherewhich to post an intro, just an "area" which could be misinterpreted.
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2007, 03:11:12 PM »
Yes, you can post an intro (in one of the exsisting threads there), you just cannot make a new thread.
You need to have a minimum of 2 post to be able to create new threads.  This was done to thwart spam bots.
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Newbie requirements
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2007, 07:13:42 PM »
Cool stuff.. I'm new to this site, so thanks.
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2007, 06:31:43 PM »
what if i'm just posting to not be a newbie so in can acually access the sites internals? too late
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2007, 07:56:34 PM »
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what if i'm just posting to not be a newbie so in can acually access the sites internals? too late


It is generally frowned upon, unless you can actually provide meaningful posts as opposed to one shot spammy posts.

Oh and rank doesn't mean anything, its just a visual accoutrement.
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