New members - using the "quote" button when replying to posts.

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One of the best features of the forum when replying to another member's post is the "Quote" button.


A lot of new members "do not" use the quote button when they reply to another member. That causes a lot of confusion and for that reason a lot of members will "not" reply to your questions, comments, etc.


Tip: When a member comments something like.. nobody is responding to me.. it is because the members do not know whom you are talking to, so other members are not ignoring you.. they just don't know who you are talking to.
Along side the "Quote" button is another button labeled "Multiquote." This nifty feature allows us to quote multiple members. Very handy when you want to address and reply to more than one member.


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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

    One of the best features of the forum when replying to another member's post is the "Quote" button.


    A lot of new members "do not" use the quote button when they reply to another member. That causes a lot of confusion and for that reason a lot of members will "not" reply to your questions, comments, etc.


    Along side the "Quote" button is another button labeled "Multiquote." This nifty feature allows us to quote multiple members. Very handy when you want to address and reply to more than one member.

    Happy Posting
    A few admins ago, we offered suggestions for the forum. Of course, they were mostly ignored. Still are.

    A simple solution to making WF "great again" (was it ever really great?) is this:

    Have a beginner's guide to using the WF. Include all the rules, regs, prices, how to pay, how to do a WSO, and an ACKNOWLEDGEMENT button like almost all software or downloads have...and

    then everyone would know these things, and we wouldn't see the same old same old day after day and newbies would know how to use the WF. Everyone wins.

    Alas. The latest admin wants to keep a low profile. They apparently have a lot of technical work to do on the forum's operation. Maybe once the glitches are handled, they will address the use of the forum.

    GordonJ

    PS. There are others, however, who don't want to see those long quotes, so maybe a note about editing, so we know who the response is aimed at, without a long quote or the entire post.
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    Have a beginner's guide to using the WF. Include all the rules, regs, prices, how to pay, how to do a WSO, and an ACKNOWLEDGEMENT button like almost all software or downloads have...and
    How many people actually read before they click the button? My guesstimate = very few.
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    • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      How many people actually read before they click the button? My guesstimate = very few.
      And one pays the consequences. When someone downloads software, there is a button to push and although few, very few ever read it...it is a digital OK, and in the case of a forum, then a deletion is warranted when one violates it, whether they read it or not.

      Mods could reduce their time, deletions would be automatic, and a standardized TOS VIOLATION could be used.

      Ignorance is not an excuse, not for law, not for agreeing to things one hasn't read.

      No worries though, it will never happen here. The WF will be up as long as it makes FL a buck or two and they find someone to take the responsibility until the next one, and the next one.

      And as for the technical issues, it begs the question, why such neglect for so long? Was there NO oversight on the WF? Apparently not.

      GordonJ
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    The 'quote' problem is due to the way the 'modern view' is set up. It's one of the weaknesses - there is no 'quote' function that's easy for new members to use. It's one of the 'things' on the list for techs to fix...hopefully.
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  • tbh the modern look got me beat.

    That is why I still usin' the Harridan Necromancy version.

    Takes a while to scribe stuff in the sand usin' only a mascara pencil, but I so love the scent of sulfur when my comments make it through.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    You all are right.

    My post just addresses what seems to be a "recent" reason as to why some of the seasoned members cannot or will not reply to a new members reply.

    I don't reply so as not to confuse a new member.

    It really comes down to..

    Help us help you.

    As far as the Modern View and Classic View are concerned it comes down to the Admin to..

    ..help the new members help themselves by providing the best forum experience and in any discussion forum the members simply need to be made aware of the classic view until the Modern View is fixed.
    Frank Donovan (Mod) put this nice tip in his sig..
    TOP TIP: To browse the forum like a Pro, select "View Classic" from the drop-down menu under your user name.
    That is beyond the scope of this post.

    What is within the scope of all members is once a problem is apparently affecting the discussions in a negative way is to make or create a post that addresses the problem. Not to say that is The Fix. Its just something we can do, in our own way, to make the forum a better place.

    You all are the Warrior Forum best of the best and your contributions are kindly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    And one pays the consequences. When someone downloads software, there is a button to push and although few, very few ever read it...it is a digital OK, and in the case of a forum, then a deletion is warranted when one violates it, whether they read it or not.

    Mods could reduce their time, deletions would be automatic, and a standardized TOS VIOLATION could be used.

    Ignorance is not an excuse, not for law, not for agreeing to things one hasn't read.
    As someone who has spent many an eye-burning, mind-numbing hour reading the "fine print" you are preaching to the choir.

    I'm just calling it as I see it. You have to be smarter than the tools you are working with. Sadly, with the biz-opp crowd that's rarely the case.

    I stumbled on a podcast last night by Russ Brunson where he talks about shifting focus from where it had been for so long - Biz-Opp, to consulting for established businesses. He said something like - three times the money with 30% of the work and headaches. Frank Kern also made a similar move.

    I'm glad I'm at the point in life where I can work or not. It's still an interesting experience to be part of the Internet's infancy. I just wish I would live long enough to see if someday you will be required to pass certain aptitude/quality tests to be allowed on certain parts of the Net.

    I believe that's coming.
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