Posted 22 June 2005 - 12:58 PM
I remember when I tried to join NerfHaven a while ago, but I couldn't because it had been closed to new members. The unfortunate part was that I had been reading the boards for a long time and was planning to join for a while but then I couldn't. I was in fact actually planning on writing an essay to join; however, Cx re-opened the site before I even started it.
Well that isn't the case anymore. People don't familiarize themselves with the boards before they join, no matter how many times they are told to do so. I am constantly seeing "Read the CoC before you post (insert name here)".
New members who post just get their count up are killing nerfhaven.
I would love to see Cx bring back the "If you want to join write us a one page essay on why you think you're ready to be a NH member."
Hell, I would be willing to write an example one! Cx wouldn't have to put it on the site if it sucked, but at least he'd know I'm dedicated enough to write it.
I mean, I would rather be here than NerfHQ mainly becuase of this new IMPM member who has started 14 threads in under a month at that site
Obviously it isn't that bad over here, but I'm just putting this out in the open.
Posted 22 June 2005 - 01:38 PM
Posted 22 June 2005 - 02:52 PM
Be ready for a very agreeing, or very flameful post...
Personally, I have mixed feelings on this.
|2. Laugh like a maniac as you pummel them with your balls.|
Posted 22 June 2005 - 02:54 PM
So follow the rules, written and unwritten, and you'll survive. Otherwise, it's best to let us do our job. Things really are under control.
Edit - I have something to add. The post above me is exactly what you're talking about. Clear example of a fucktard saying something useless. So when I say lead by example, it's best to make sure if when posting, you have something more to say then "Talio is about to post."
Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:22 PM
The Honor Roll, as of today:
if you look at the history of this board only the most numb nutted new guys get the supreme honor.
bandit 2 (Suspended until Aug 23 2032, 01:34 PM - Unsuspend)
banditsleader93 (Suspended until Aug 23 2032, 01:35 PM - Unsuspend)
big-haul-of-nerf (Suspended until Aug 2 2031, 01:49 PM - Unsuspend)
BioSin (Suspended until Aug 27 2032, 11:57 AM - Unsuspend)
Chaotic nerfer 202 (Suspended until Aug 27 2032, 03:32 AM - Unsuspend)
chores55 (Suspended until Jul 31 2032, 10:21 AM - Unsuspend)
Comrade Lobster (Suspended until Jan 23 2008, 07:18 AM - Unsuspend)
Crusader41 (Suspended until Feb 14 2032, 02:56 PM - Unsuspend)
Delta (Suspended until Apr 30 2013, 03:11 PM - Unsuspend)
die u retard (Suspended until Apr 16 2032, 10:18 PM - Unsuspend)
flinch (Suspended until Oct 9 2031, 08:54 PM - Unsuspend)
fragger (Suspended until Oct 16 2032, 08:04 AM - Unsuspend)
jaisee (Suspended until Sep 21 2032, 02:52 AM - Unsuspend)
jpshyboi9 (Suspended until Jan 19 2032, 01:20 PM - Unsuspend)
kirby_or_die (Suspended until Apr 8 2005, 07:33 PM - Unsuspend)
Lee (Suspended until Apr 16 2032, 10:21 PM - Unsuspend)
Max86358635 (Suspended until Dec 16 2031, 01:50 PM - Unsuspend)
Mraow (Suspended until Dec 5 2031, 04:29 PM - Unsuspend)
nerffreak301 (Suspended until Sep 29 2032, 08:06 AM - Unsuspend)
nerfisgreat01 (Suspended until Feb 18 2032, 08:58 PM - Unsuspend)
NoLifeOnEarth (Suspended until Dec 6 2031, 07:32 PM - Unsuspend)
nomad (Suspended until Mar 31 2032, 10:29 PM - Unsuspend)
Paintball>Nerf (Suspended until Aug 26 2032, 05:39 AM - Unsuspend)
Paintballa69 (Suspended until Aug 26 2032, 05:40 AM - Unsuspend)
Paintballa89 (Suspended until Aug 26 2032, 05:40 AM - Unsuspend)
Slasher56 (Suspended until Dec 8 2031, 02:07 PM - Unsuspend)
soccer (Suspended until Apr 18 2032, 03:21 PM - Unsuspend)
Sohei (Suspended until Mar 20 2006, 10:53 PM - Unsuspend)
spazkake (Suspended until Oct 9 2031, 08:56 PM - Unsuspend)
Speedy (Suspended until Oct 2 2032, 04:00 PM - Unsuspend)
Spider (Suspended until Sep 4 2032, 02:48 PM - Unsuspend)
strat1 (Suspended until Feb 14 2032, 02:53 PM - Unsuspend)
Streetz (Suspended until Aug 31 2034, 01:32 AM - Unsuspend)
sugarfreejello (Suspended until Mar 31 2032, 10:31 PM - Unsuspend)
symondsm (Suspended until Mar 2 2032, 03:51 PM - Unsuspend)
Talio, (Suspended until Jul 31 2032, 10:22 AM - Unsuspend)
torch (Suspended until Jun 7 2007, 09:42 AM - Unsuspend)
VIVALANATION (Suspended until Nov 5 2031, 10:11 PM - Unsuspend)
38 grand prize winners in 2.5 years. Two of those were spammers. At least seven of those are duplicates of others in the list. Five of them were PB trolls. Two of them mentioned they were under 13.
That leaves roughly 22 members, less than one a month, who have tried but failed to integrate.
22/1523 = 1.4%
I can live with the admin team yelling at someone every other day and NH losing 1.4% of the shallow end of the gene pool. The reason we closed registration was because I was sick and tired of being the one whipping newbs into shape. Now we have more help and I think things are working out fine.
I'll also take this opportunity to ask everyone to please refrain from doing Talio, Shindig, and Ompa's job for them. The rest of you need to follow the CoC, contribute to the site, and lead by example.
Thanks to everyone for making NH the productive, fun, and generally civilized place it is today.
Posted 22 June 2005 - 03:33 PM
Wait... why is Talio in the list?
Talio, (Suspended until Jul 31 2032, 10:22 AM - Unsuspend)
Edited by achensherd, 22 June 2005 - 03:34 PM.
Posted 23 June 2005 - 11:06 PM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 08:35 PM
I've been a lurker here for the better part of a year; shut out by closed registration. I had almost given up on the Haven until I came back recently, noticing that registration had been reinstated.
I get the impression that many here think all new members are n00bs simply because they are new. But there are those rare instances where a quality member pops up and may not be given a chance due to something like closed registration. I have an admin and two moderator positions at three water war community forums, so I know the attitude at NH toward n00bs all too well.
My site prebans members that have been a problem on other forums. The real troublemakers never make it to us. Even if that isn't practical on a large and popular forum such as NH, it could help a bit.
Another thing, the Administration here has been doing a great job. Allowing new members to join and post quickly reveals who wants to become a good and loyal member of Nerfhaven and who wants a 30 year Special. That works much more effectively than simply shutting out every new member and losing grip on the fanbase.
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 09:32 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 03:57 PM
Welcome to NH.
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