BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Site Related Announcements - Suggestions - Feedback - Questions
View Poll Results: Should there be a post requirement to start a thread?
Yes: New users should learn to search before starting threads. 7 87.50%
No: They are innocent little children and don't know any better. 1 12.50%
Voters: 8. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-19-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
Brigadier General

Drives: Relatively Quick.
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: U.S.A.

iTrader: (27)

Thumbs up Ban New Users From Starting Threads

tl;dr: I think we should make it so that you require at least 5 posts before you start a thread. Your first post being a question that already has been answered many times is getting stupid.

I know it sounds extreme, but we're seeing a ridiculous amount of rude new users with no respect for the large amount of information that already exists on the forum, and then think that they're entitled to just sit there and have all this information thrown at them instead of going out to look for it. It's really irksome, as so many people have collectively put in a lot of effort to have so much beneficial information made available to people as long as they can be bothered to look at STICKY's or .

I think it's a shame that people actually help these rude bigots (I myself am guilty of this) and therefore these people take advantage of this and take this for granted. I think it's worse when you have people with only 1 post who get angry at people telling them to run a search for information that's already available, when they are the ones being rude by not bothering to search and instead beg for information and shit on people who have contributed elsewhere.

I think, in other words, that, like the PM system and the signature system, new users should be required to have a specific amount of posts before starting a thread. I think this would encourage new users to try searching before posting a topic that has been discussed ad nauseum.
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2011, 10:23 PM   #2
Brigadier General
TheAcAvenger's Avatar

Drives: 2015 F82 M4 / 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: From 757 to NoVA

iTrader: (1)

A newbie section might help. It wouldn't be so bad if these threads weren't showing up in forums that regulars actually go to for content. If a newbie is too lazy to search, he can go to the newbie section, introduce himself, and ask his question on his little welcome thread. Where everyone will say "Welcome to e90post, use the search button and find it your damn self"
2015 F82 M4 | 2007 E92 335i - TC Kline DA Coilovers, HPA M3 Suspension Retrofit, Quaife LSD, Stoptech 6/4 BBK, AR Downpipes, RDSport Quads, Stett OC, RB Turbos, Procede V5, PWM Meth, Helix IC, Volk TE-37s, M-Tech Sides, OEM Aero Lip, Rieger Spoiler, Vorsteiner V-35 Hood, Performance Steering Wheel, OSS Headlights
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
High School Dropout

Drives: 2008 135i
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: PNW

iTrader: (0)

I think the moderators are at fault. There aren't nearly enough stickys, hence all the new stupid threads. I've seen so many threads that should be stickied but aren't.
Appreciate 0
      08-20-2011, 06:26 PM   #4
AlanAZ's Avatar

Drives: E90 325i sport manual
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

iTrader: (4)

Not just number of posts, but time also. 10 days?
Appreciate 0
      08-20-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
Mark's Avatar

Drives: 1M
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Nice attitude fellas. If you dont want to help a new person, then move on. Yes you were a new member at one point also.
Appreciate 0
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,,,,,,,,, logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST