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So yeah, we get like over a hundred users a day, and none of them know how to do anything :|
That was me being blunt.

This is me actually telling you what needs to be told.
This thread here (http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=thread&id=28406) makes me wish that there was some sort of link on the main page that would send you to a thread that would answer very basic questions like that.

How lunar ips works, why we use it, and maybe include how serious we are about our hack submission guide lines.

I know that there is a faq, and i know that there is a link to it on the main page, but all i am saying is that i dont think that its enough.

At least bold the faq link D:


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Yeah or make a pop-up FAQ appear the first time they log-in.

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Or, when they register make a box they have to tick with "I've read the FAQ and won't ask questions, which are answered there.". That'd make them read the FAQ so there would be the opportunity to ban people who ask many questions, which are answered in the FAQ. BTW: The FAQ leads to a non-existing site in my example as I didn't bother to look for the FAQ's link!

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If new users can't be bothered checking out the aptly named FAQ on their own, we shouldn't have to implement something to call attention to their lazyness.

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Some people (*cough*me*cough*) didn't actually see the FAQ page on the Main Page, and I barely touched any of the side buttons on that matter...


Originally posted by MSAhm3d59113
Some people (*cough*me*cough*) didn't actually see the FAQ page on the Main Page, and I barely touched any of the side buttons on that matter...


That is why we need to atleast bold and underline that little box thingy D:

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We could put a link to the FAQ on the thank-you-for-registering redirect page. And not make it redirect. That way, they can visit the FAQ or use the side links, their choice.
Originally posted by Ultimaximus
If new users can't be bothered checking out the aptly named FAQ on their own, we shouldn't have to implement something to call attention to their lazyness.

GPXPlus has a quiz before after registering to check whether they won't break rules. If someone can implement a system that randomly generates Questions and Answers in the FAQ then we could get rid of spammers... For a while at least. If we did that, we would get less easy questions (let's face it, we probably all wondered them when we were new.).


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This thread seems familiar.

I don't see why newbies wouldn't read the FAQ. I love to read and when I signed up read it time and time again.

The quiz idea should be implemented.

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This would be a hassle for those not here for SMW hacking.

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Originally posted by Ultimaximus
This would be a hassle for those not here for SMW hacking.

Things just got a lot more complicated.


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I read the FAQ shortly after I joined the site as a guest, which was nearly 6 months ago. I just ask whatever I don't see on there. You know, a moderator or someone should really update the FAQ, because I don't see it changing.

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Originally posted by Ersanio
I would've updated the FAQ.

The problem is that the FAQ editor is broken for me. I'm probably not the only one.


...yeah. The FAQ editor is broken and Kieran is probably the only one who can do it; by manually editing the database.

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Well a while ago Kieran told me that the FAQ editor isn't broken; we just have to work with .html files IIRC.

(Atleast that's what I remember)

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Originally posted by Ultimaximus
This would be a hassle for those not here for SMW hacking.

That's what I was thinking but that would be the only flaw as far as I foresee. That sounded kinda ominous... But still there would be general questions like, "What is the main focus of the site?" or "Are you allowed to advertise?" to even "What is trolling/flaming?" and there would be little click boxes which they would check one and if they didn't pass they would be allowed to try again tomorrow (main sever time)

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just let then ask questions. good for your postcound AND image :)



I might put some sort of signature here once. I guess.
Originally posted by JeRRy86
just let then ask questions. good for your postcound AND image :)

That is stupid.
The image and level don't mean anything.


Originally posted by Demonsul
We could put a link to the FAQ on the thank-you-for-registering redirect page. And not make it redirect. That way, they can visit the FAQ or use the side links, their choice.


Better yet, we could make it redirect to the faq page!

Originally posted by Ultimaximus
This would be a hassle for those not here for SMW hacking.


Is it really that hard to click back to the Main Page?
I know, i know, its just as easy to click faq, but if they they dont see it/dont know about it/dont care, they wont click it.

If they are redirected to a page they dont want to be, they can easily leave. Or it will help new users who did want to see the faq but didnt know about it/where it was.

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I meant forcing users to take a quiz.

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Originally posted by Ultimaximus
I meant forcing users to take a quiz.

Oh. Yeah, that would be annoying haha.

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