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Discussion in 'AfterDawn feedback & suggestions' started by luaop, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. luaop

    luaop Member

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    I'm a new member to this site. One of the first things I did was to try answer an old post and was rejected for being a noob.

    In some forums, you must post monthly in order to maintain membership. (This helps to keep moochers away)
    I've read the rules, and I was wondering if an inactivity rule exits that I'm unaware of, since I don't see why noobs would randomly reply otherwise.

    I respect this forum and site, and would hate to be banned for some kind of unspoken rule. Especially since I don't have constant access to the internet. Unfortunately, I don't have much 'allowed' information to offer this forum, but I'll try my best.
    I enjoy being a part of this great site you guys have.
     
  2. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    as far as I know there's no inactivity rule
     
  3. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    There is a member statis limitation on older posts. I'm not sure of the numbers. Check with Nephilim or Flip218. I'm sure they have the exact specs for you. Its something like only Members and above can post to threads older than 60 days or something like that.

    Jerry
     
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  4. bunnyrip

    bunnyrip Regular member

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    I would like to know what it takes to Graduate above "Newbie" status? I have posted a lot, and I use the suggestions & post my own replies as well. Please answer this. Thanks! I'll keep posting!
     
  5. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    20 posts - junior member
    100 posts - member
    500 posts - senior member
    2500 posts - afterdawn addict

    they update usually ever 6 weeks I think, so be patient if your status needs to be bumped.
     
  6. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    This thread shows the post count needed to move up in the ranking. Be advised that you may reach the count needed but won't change right away. The actual change is done about every 5 or 6 weeks.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/102943

    Jerry
     
  7. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    You beat me to it.

    Jerry
     
  8. bunnyrip

    bunnyrip Regular member

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    Thanks Guys! Looks like a couple more posts & I am there! Happy Ripping!
     
  9. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't remember the exact time limit for bringing up old threads. Do you have a link to the thread you wanted to post to?
     
  10. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    And welcome to AfterDwan :)

    I hit the Reply button too early :p
     
  11. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Yes, only Members & above can post to threads where the last post has been done for more than 60 days ago. Reason? Because our forums attract ridiculous amounts of traffic from search engines, people tend to drop to threads, decide they have completely unrelated question, be generally very very dumb and hit the reply and ask their question in the thread they landed when they arrived from search engines. This happened a lot before we set this rule.

    Imagine a thread, something like:

    person 1: Hey guys, how do I burn my VIDEO_TS folder to a DVDR with Nero?

    person 2: http://afterdawn.com/guides/ and look it up from there.

    person 1: Thanks for the help, problem solved!

    person 3 -- The Newbie: I got this Britney Spears CD and I'd like to copy it to a DVDR so I can also see the music videos, HOW CAN I DO IT!!!111???
     
  12. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    I thought I read those figures somewhere. Guess my memory isn't completely gone yet.

    Jerry
     
  13. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    yet but is getting closer every day
     
  14. luaop

    luaop Member

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    I could find a link to the thread if you want me to..
    But as the 60 day prompt said: The have probably already had it answered. No big deal.
     
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    nrk4594 Regular member

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    I have 502 posts and I'm still listed as a member. Is the promotion automatic, or does a moderator have to change it manually?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    its about every 6 weeks which is right about this time but server upgrade problems probably delaying status change to everybody
     
  17. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Not that it matters much but I think first jump to Junior is 25 posts. We probably won't see any changes until the new equipment is running.

    Jerry
     
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    Scratch this double post.
     
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    Posts required for changes:

    Newbie to Junior Member -- 25 posts
    Junior Member to Member -- 100 posts
    Member to Senior Member -- 500 posts
    Senior Member to Addict -- 2500 posts

    Hey Jerry :)

    Thank goodness I had those 500 posts in the Favorite Sig thread so that I too will become a senior member now! :)

    And I didn't forget about the $20 bucks I owe you either! :)

     
  20. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Hi there ScubaBud, Last time I checked I'm up to 2575 on the post count. It should be more but 75% of my answer posts won't go through right now so I'm just waiting until the forum gets fixed. Don't worry too much about that $20. you owe me. I'm not charging you too much interest on it. Lets see 5% compounded daily shouldn't be too much to ask.(LOL)

    Jerry
     

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