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Author Topic: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards  (Read 3052 times)

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New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« on: December 29, 2014, 11:40:43 PM »
This is a problem we have been facing for a while. New people join forum just to find an artist. Most of them have no interest to stay in forum so they just leave an email address and leave. I usually delete this kind of posts but I guess we need a better approach for this.

I think at least some of them might become good members if they are given a chance. Plus we have to discourage these one time posters who try to leech artists from here. We need more strict rules for these board and also a set up guide lines how to do it properly.

Here are few new rules I was think about to add for these boards,

01 ) Need to be at least Jr. Member before posting in these 2 boards
02 ) Must have a story posted in writers section or at least one in develop your story board.
03 ) Artists need to have a topic at Manga art Gallery
04 ) Has to be a member for 2 weeks or maybe a month before posting in these 2 boards.

Plz share your opinion here, these rules are too strict or not enough or if you have any suggestions about this matter.

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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 11:52:20 PM »
The month definitely helps to establish. I know it feels like a long time but if splits those who want to be part of the forum or just ask for a random artist for what most likely be for another site.
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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 01:02:45 AM »
I agree With Lorenx
It's not too long if you're willing to be a part of this forum's community
And these rules should 'scare' away most of the people actually, and seeing how many writers are tbere compared to artists, I think an artist should need to stay only a week before posting
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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 08:49:16 AM »
I like the idea of a months 'probation' period to establish yourself as a member and get involved in discussions.

I think the most important part is that new members introduce themselves properly and are aware of the 'correct' first steps. Any chance of basically directing them straight to the welcome centre, forum rules and one of the prerequisite boards when they sign up?

Maybe send them an automated welcome PM with links to these 4 boards?

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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 08:55:34 AM »
Sounds good to me, though personally I think a whole month to be a bit excessive. Maybe it should be that they either become a junior member or wait for a month rather than the two put together.

The automated PM sounds good. Something that can lay down the rules as simple and short as possible, otherwise they might skip them.

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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 09:02:13 AM »
True, some people could become a Jr. member in a few days :P got to avoid people just spamming to reach it though...

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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 11:30:19 AM »
But if you only leave the rule about the month, then some people could just sgn up and wait a month before posting.
Those two combined are good.
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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 11:36:54 AM »
Yeah, makes sense.

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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 05:46:10 PM »
I would recommend leaving the "becoming a Jr. Member" rule out. Because like some people said, new members could just spam posts to reach that level. But also, using myself as an example becoming a Jr. Member might take long time for some people. I've been on this site for almost a month and still a Newbie. So I think this rule is unnecessary. Also I would say keep it at 2 weeks (maybe even 1  :hmm:). Others seem to advocate a month long waiting time but this is a bit long. 
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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2014, 05:51:06 PM »
If someone is spamming posts it's pretty easy to know what they're up to.

Unless someone really has a legitimate offer of some sort I still say a month is okay, but that's just my vote.

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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2014, 06:30:09 PM »
Yeah, I think a "probation" of sorts sounds good. Gives members time to get properly acquainted with the members here, while also showing Artists/writers they wish to partner up with that they're serious. Sounds like a smart move to me anywho

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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 02:38:45 AM »
What if we keep the month-wait rule... and add an average 2 posts per day rule?
Like in a person's profile you can see the number of his posts and how much posts go for one day.
So if we make this rule, at the end of the month the user who has 2 posts per day will have about 60 posts - a jr. member
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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2014, 04:14:57 AM »
I think a probation is enough... Don't want to bind anyone into responsibilities here, nor do we want people to feel obliged to post everyday even when they have nothing to say. Artists also post way less often than writers so they may struggle.

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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2014, 04:22:43 AM »
I think it should be a requirement to at least post in the welcome center with the probation for people to post in the artist/writers wanted section otherwise it could be just pointless/old/dead topics they reply to.  Besides I think it is pretty nice to welcome newcomers who do stuff properly

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Re: New Changes for Artist / Writer Request boards
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2014, 05:42:45 AM »
I like that idea too

I was wondering, is there a way to program in a step by step start up system to basically guide new members through an introductory process of "start off by posting a message in the welcome centre" leading to "make sure you check out the forum rules" etc... But that sounds difficult to implement and an introductory PM would achieve the same thing.

Probation with board requirements sounds like the best way to do things (not a fan of tying people into daily posting because this promotes spam when they have nothing else to say)