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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:25 pm 
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It's not a forum but there's a whole FAQ section under the service tab above, ya know.


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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:34 pm 
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I know, and it is valuable to have that resource. But in my experience as co-founder and a long-time moderator of a very large and successful discussion forum devoted to my own area of work, most forum users simply tune out tabs, links, and sticky posts as part of the 'wallpaper' of the board.

Rather than sending newcomers the discouraging message that "we've heard all that before" by moving their questions to a quirky-named depository, wouldn't it be better to make an FAQ forum? Any new person could immediately discern that this is the place for all the basic info, and resident users would still have the option to respond if they wish to. Nothing runs off new users (and potential Ric owners) faster than sending the message that they bore us, and to "go do a search if you want info that we've already discussed."


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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:11 am 
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I'm with you 100% one that one, FF. Wish I could have put it so succinctly.

'Tried to make a point of view
But got sidelined by the coach and crew.
Feel unwanted, feeling blue;
they put my note in the Deja Vu.'

B-boom.

Love and peace


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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:57 am 
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I like the "quirky-named depository" Deja Vu. . . it's kinda unique, just like Rics and it's fun, rather than keeping the forum to a boring/standard format. IMO :)


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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:27 am 
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I like the "quirky-named depository" Deja Vu. . . it's kinda unique, just like Rics and it's fun, rather than keeping the forum to a boring/standard format. IMO :)


Give me a "quirky-named depository" over a "quirky-named suppository" any day...


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djp


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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:24 pm 
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Actually, I'm a little disappointed. When I saw the new forum I thought there might actually be a chance that it was devoted to my favorite strip club here in San Diego.

Okay, it was a very slim chance. Really no chance at all, when it comes down to it. None.

And to be perfectly honest, I wasn't truly holding out any hope of a forum here truly being about a strip club.

But the strip club was the first thing I thought of when I saw the forum name.


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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 9:41 pm 
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I like the "quirky-named depository" Deja Vu. . . it's kinda unique, just like Rics and it's fun, rather than keeping the forum to a boring/standard format. IMO :)


Give me a "quirky-named depository" over a "quirky-named suppository" any day...


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djp

Or any other kind of anything that could be used as one.
That was TOO funny...


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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:09 pm 
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But how would a brand new member know what is a Frequently Asked Question?

I'm not sure that a FAQ forum would change anything other than the name, because new "been there done that" threads would still get tossed into the FAQ forum, and people will still react to this in whatever way they tend to respond to such an action. I understand how we can feel a bit wounded to find our question gets relegated to an "old news" category, but facts are facts, and its clear to me that the Webmaster isn't trying to hurt people's feelings by placing threads in Deja Vu.


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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 1:00 pm 
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The best thng to do is use the search feature of the forum, and find out if a question you have has been asked before.


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 Post subject: Re: New threads on Deja Vu?
 Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 3:03 am 
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But how would a brand new member know what is a Frequently Asked Question?


When I was a brand new member, one of the first things I did was to look in the FAQ to see what was. It seemed obvious - doesn't everyone do that? No, come to think of it, plenty of people have jumped in to ask the same old Qs over and over.

Perhaps our Webmaster or other moderators could have an FAQ button to zap such posts - it would send a polite email to the originator pointing out the situation, and delete the current question/thread. They could have a "Service Tab" button with a similar function.

(But then, how long before someone complains, "That wasn't what I asked"?...)


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