'Search Up Noob!' posts

Discussion in 'Site feedback, suggestions, and discussions' started by studangerous, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    I think many of us are now fed up with certain IPTF members who justify their existence here through regularly upping their post counts by dropping into threads with a 'Yo dude search up!' or similar unhelpful post.

    I'm sure we are all dumbstruck on occasion when we see yet another thread started asking 'is there a jailbreak for 2nd gen iPod Touch?'. However, I would much rather read that and a post for a helpful link to the answer ALONG WITH a polite note to use the search function than the swathes of spam I am wasting my life viewing from the likes of many (who shall remain nameless for the moment).

    Rule of thumb. If you are annoyed by a post, walk away take a deep breath and think before you post. Then if you still feel like posting, be helpful and polite. If you can't do that then refrain from posting. An empty thread will suffice until a more mature IPTF member has time to leave a post that both answers the question and offers advice on better adhering to IPTF policies.

    Spamming and unhelpful comments only dissuade people from using the IPTF forum.

    THINK BEFORE YOU POST. BE HELPFUL. BE POLITE.
  2. deathcorefan2

    deathcorefan2 New Member

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    there is a thread just like this somewhere! SEARCH BE4 YOU POST N00B1E!!!!

    jk.

    anyway, play it like people that a forum freaks do.

    if someone posts something that has already been posted,

    call a trout, LINK IT, and claim your trouty victory.

    but if they call trout with no link, you call flounder, then provide a link.

    if you call flounder without a link, you fail at life..

    EXAMPLE:

    post one: i need help with roms for gba?? help!?!?

    post two: TROUT! your question has been answered already [insert link here]


    easy. =]
  3. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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  4. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    • Irrelevant/off-topic posts
    SEARCH BEFORE YOU POST

    simple as dat
  5. dashwood03

    dashwood03 New Member

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  6. deathcorefan2

    deathcorefan2 New Member

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    so i get no yays or nays on my idea?

    lol..

    there is no points system involved, just the joy of being first to trout.

    EDIT: POST # 100 WOOT

    *dances*
  7. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    wow
    i got a warning for saying
    SEARCH BEFORE YOU POST
    simple as dat

    that's weak mods
    i didn't even insult anyone, but instead, i was giving advice

    for now on, it can't give advice
  8. ryanlusk

    ryanlusk Banned

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    I kinda have to agree with Manram , he wasn't doing anything wrong.
    He was merely saying before you post you should search , which is fine ?
    He wasn't telling this guy to search.

    And I also agree with the OP.
    Usually if something would just require searching , it would probably be a one sentence answer to help the guy.
  9. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    ^ finally
    someone agrees with me
  10. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    Trout....?

    Is there a meaning to that?

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